Screenshot of Write to Change the World wiki with links to Google Docs
4. Assessment from the start: student input on rubrics; reflection booth; blogs, etc.
3. Teach tech just in time instead of just in case.
Best Practices: 1. Keep eyes open for Big Ideas and start exploring Essential Questions surrounding them. 2. Collaborative Space 5. Raise our expectations and make our learning process transparent (public celebration at the end, etc.) 6. Get out in the community.
Why Challenge Based Learning? Because students should be in charge of their learning Because learning is a journey, not just a report card Because relevance and purpose matters Because we live in a global community where challenges exist everywhere, and we must work together to solve them
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Challenge Based Learning 1. Real problems. 2. Learn together. 3. Do something!
The big idea is a broad concept that can be explored inmultiple ways, is engaging, and has importance tostudents and the larger society. Examples of big ideasare Identity, Sustainability, Creativity, Violence, Peace,and Power. 11
By design, the big idea allows for the generation of a wide varietyof essential questions that reflect the interests of the studentsand the needs of their community. Each group will narrow theirthoughts to one essential question. 12
From each essential question a challenge is articulated thatasks students to create a specific solution that can result inconcrete, meaningful action in their home, schools and/orcommunity. 13
Increase recycling in your community Make your town more energy efficient Increase the percentage of students in your class who stay in school for one more year. Transform apathy into engagementCreate cross-cultural connections in your schooland/or community.
Generated by the students, these questions represent theknowledge students need to discover to successfully meet thechallenge and provide a map to guide the learning process. 17
Guiding Guiding Activities &Questions Resources Help students answer Generated by the the guiding questions Focused set of students, these and develop resources that represent the innovative, insightful, support the activities knowledge and skills and realistic solutions and assist studentsneeded to successfully Designed to provide with developing a develop a solution. guidance on the path solution Direct the research to a solution. Challenge Standards and Solution Curriculum
The teams gauge the success of their solution during theimplementation process. They identify the causes of their successand/or failure and determine changes that could be made toimprove the solution. 23
http://andylammers.wordpress.com “I love teaching this way: Challenge students in a meaningful way. Demand results. Facilitate failure en route to success. Foster a classroom environment where collaboration, communication, and risk-taking are highly valued. Connect to content. Get out of the way of the learning.”
Prepare teachers byintroducing them tochallenge basedlearning in aprofessionaldevelopment orworkshop setting 39
Frame the challengein ways that deeplyinvolve the students,and make it real. 40