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This is a presentation I gave at the National Science Teachers Association conference, March 2009. I saved the slides with the "presenter notes" hoping that perhaps the story is easier to understand.

This is a presentation I gave at the National Science Teachers Association conference, March 2009. I saved the slides with the "presenter notes" hoping that perhaps the story is easier to understand.

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    3/2009 Whole-Class Inquiry & Journals 3/2009 Whole-Class Inquiry & Journals Presentation Transcript

    • Journals & Whole-Class Inquiry Joan Gallagher-Bolos & Dennis Smithenry Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1 Multiple Types of Journals Used to Enhance the Whole-Class Inquiry Setting
    • Who are we? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2 Who am I? Who is Dennis? Who are you? Get info regarding teachers/administrators/levels/tech access
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3 Reflect on our practice...What we do and why we do it? Compare NSTA experiences—Big ideas v. Ready-to-use activities... This talk falls somewhere in between.
    • What is Inquiry? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 4 What is inquiry? Most think of a class spinning out of control with no destination...
    • What is Inquiry? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 4 What is inquiry? Most think of a class spinning out of control with no destination...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5 I like to think of it as premeditated chaos...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5 I like to think of it as premeditated chaos...
    • What is Whole-Class Inquiry? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6 Having the entire class investigate a challenge together; developing a self-suficient scientific community of learners. Love this picture...I’m not in it! Important for you to get a sense of my room in order to see how the description of a journal enhances this strategy/goal/etc.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7 Went from this....(movie from September..)
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 8 ...to this. (movie from February) All classes dierent. All students dierent. But they all have value. And we meet up again a year later. It’s not a superficial, temporary connection for many of them...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9 As we talk today, understand this is my focus... So where do we begin in order to develop this? At the end... How do we? There is NO ONE TOOL that will create this environment. LAYERS are needed. This is my ultimate goal is to form a self-suficient scientific community of learners.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9 As we talk today, understand this is my focus... So where do we begin in order to develop this? At the end... How do we? There is NO ONE TOOL that will create this environment. LAYERS are needed. This is my ultimate goal is to form a self-suficient scientific community of learners.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10
    • Whole-Class Inquiry Assessments Whole-Class Inquiry Whole-Class Inquiry Projects Activities Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10
    • Whole-Class Inquiry Assessments Whole-Class Inquiry Whole-Class Inquiry Projects Activities zzes Blogging ui Q sts/ Te Wik is Lectures ns terviews sio In s scu Jigsaw Di rs s ina em S Workshops Field Trips Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10
    • Whole-Class Inquiry Assessments Whole-Class Inquiry Whole-Class Inquiry Projects Activities Feedback Journals zzes Blogging ui Q sts/ Te Wik is Lectures ns terviews sio In s scu Jigsaw Di rs s ina em S Workshops Field Trips Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10
    • Whole-Class Inquiry Assessments Whole-Class Inquiry Whole-Class Inquiry Projects Activities Feedback Journals zzes Blogging ui Q sts/ Te Wik is Lectures ns terviews sio In s scu Jigsaw Di rs s ina em S Workshops Field Trips Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11 1. da Vinci 2. Yes. I’ve seen the results. Appreciation for the scientific process and the build of the community
    • 1.What is a journal? 2.Do you use journals in your classroom? Why or why not? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11 1. da Vinci 2. Yes. I’ve seen the results. Appreciation for the scientific process and the build of the community
    • 1.What is a journal? 2.Do you use journals in your classroom? Why or why not? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11 1. da Vinci 2. Yes. I’ve seen the results. Appreciation for the scientific process and the build of the community
    • da Vinci Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12
    • da Vinci $31.2 million Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12
    • er gh lla Ga n a Jo Individual Journals Wednesday, March 25, 2009 13 1st type...this is what you think of...
    • Individualized Journals Wednesday, March 25, 2009 14 I prefer to make them individualized journals. Everything is in there...
    • Individualized Journals Wednesday, March 25, 2009 15 Everything is in there...
    • Individualized Journals Notes Wednesday, March 25, 2009 15 Everything is in there...
    • Individualized Journals Notes Labs Wednesday, March 25, 2009 15 Everything is in there...
    • Individualized Journals Notes Labs Workshops Wednesday, March 25, 2009 15 Everything is in there...
    • Individualized Journals Notes Labs Workshops Journal Reflections Wednesday, March 25, 2009 15 Everything is in there...
    • Individualized Journals Notes Labs Workshops Journal Reflections Etc. Wednesday, March 25, 2009 15 Everything is in there...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 16
    • Date & Outline Wednesday, March 25, 2009 16
    • Date & Outline Workshop Wednesday, March 25, 2009 16
    • Date & Outline Workshop Responses Wednesday, March 25, 2009 16
    • Lab Records Wednesday, March 25, 2009 17
    • Student Notes Wednesday, March 25, 2009 18
    • Student Reflection Wednesday, March 25, 2009 19
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 20 Grading? I don’t!
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 21 Instead, I provide feedback...doing the following. I will collect...Then, will comment on organization and/or thoroughness of journal. Give hints. If I want to check for accuracy... Collect and write a note back for journal reflections.
    • ? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 22 How are these similar to scientists’ journals? -date and time -pen (corrections w/ line) -initials w/ taped material
    • “We've just started doing work for my engineering class. The first lab we're doing is on human efficiency which should be fun. But what I wanted to tell you is how we're supposed to keep our lab journals. It’s just like the way you had us do it. I feel so proud that I already know how to keep a really good lab journal. My professor commented on using mine as the model for teaching the class how to keep good records! So thanks!” ~Aaron N., Johns Hopkins University Wednesday, March 25, 2009 23
    • “I’m surrounded by multi-million dollar equipment, but the most important tool a scientist uses each day is his journal. Having an understanding of how to do that should be the foundation of any lab-based science course. ‘Cause at the end of the day, the multi-million dollar equipment means nothing without the journal. ~Patrick Murphy, University of Iowa Wednesday, March 25, 2009 24
    • ? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 25 How does this help us promote WCI? 1. Collaboration on content; using journal as tool for learning... 2. Interested in the experience in science, not the science facts 3. Connection w/ teacher; trust we have their best interest at heart. 4. VALUE in the community
    • Safety Journal Wednesday, March 25, 2009 26 safety team—911 caller, teacher, nurse runner, contact list—eyes contacts—poison control, local police, local fire, Flinn safety equipment—location and use msds—all chemicals
    • Safety Journal Safety Team Wednesday, March 25, 2009 26 safety team—911 caller, teacher, nurse runner, contact list—eyes contacts—poison control, local police, local fire, Flinn safety equipment—location and use msds—all chemicals
    • Safety Journal “Contacts” List Wednesday, March 25, 2009 26 safety team—911 caller, teacher, nurse runner, contact list—eyes contacts—poison control, local police, local fire, Flinn safety equipment—location and use msds—all chemicals
    • Safety Journal Contacts List Wednesday, March 25, 2009 26 safety team—911 caller, teacher, nurse runner, contact list—eyes contacts—poison control, local police, local fire, Flinn safety equipment—location and use msds—all chemicals
    • Safety Journal Safety Equipment Wednesday, March 25, 2009 26 safety team—911 caller, teacher, nurse runner, contact list—eyes contacts—poison control, local police, local fire, Flinn safety equipment—location and use msds—all chemicals
    • ? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 27 How does this help us promote WCI? Puts the idea of safety in a community perspective. “We’re all in this together!”
    • “What Did I Miss?” Journal Wednesday, March 25, 2009 28
    • “What Did I Miss?” Journal Class Journal Wednesday, March 25, 2009 28
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 29 Step back...
    • quot;If we teach today's students the way we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.quot; ~John Dewey Wednesday, March 25, 2009 29 Step back...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 30 We’ve seen how tools change...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 30 We’ve seen how tools change...
    • How will we marry old pedagogy with new tools? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 31
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 32
    • “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~Alvin Toffler Wednesday, March 25, 2009 33
    • What are you willing to unlearn and relearn? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 34
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 35 I feel confident...Think I’m already doing what is in the best interest of students...but always want to reflect and improve...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 36 Times have changed! When we reflect on our practice, we might not see what we expect to see.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 37 I looked at the work that Dennis did and focused on the frustrations students were having...happy to hear that some of the frustrations I intended for them to feel existed. Worked on fixing those I did not want them to have...
    • “What Did I Miss” Journal? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 38 New type of “What Did I Miss?” Journal... Describe it...
    • “What Did I Miss” Journal? Wednesday, March 25, 2009 38 New type of “What Did I Miss?” Journal... Describe it...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 39
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    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 42 Careful about what I put up here...Still want to nurture the face-to-face...with me and with other students.
    • Class Journal Wednesday, March 25, 2009 43 New type of Class Journal... Describe it.
    • Class Journal Wednesday, March 25, 2009 43 New type of Class Journal... Describe it.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 44 I’ve chosen my classroom blog’s theme to be a discussion on everyday science applications...medicine, pharmacology, education, politics, environment, etc.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 44 I’ve chosen my classroom blog’s theme to be a discussion on everyday science applications...medicine, pharmacology, education, politics, environment, etc.
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    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 52 my responses... journals/because I pay attention to something that’s NOT chem, they know I care...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 52 my responses... journals/because I pay attention to something that’s NOT chem, they know I care...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 53 Students love them...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 53 Students love them...
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 53 Students love them...
    • Final Reflection What are the three most valuable sessions you experienced this week? Why? Perhaps this is telling you a story... Wednesday, March 25, 2009 54
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 55 Spectrum of material you’ve been exposed to over the conference. Take the time to process and reflect. How will these experiences... Identify how the things you’ve been introduced to make sense for you, your students, etc....
    • Joan—katiramom@gmail.com Dennis—dsmithenry@scu.edu Wednesday, March 25, 2009 56 Everything I do... Self-suficient scientific community of learners who are challenge to inquire together as a whole class in order to accomplish a task.
    • Thank You! jgallagher-bolos@glenbrook.k12.il.us Images and Movies From: • Wonder of Science—http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035553780@N01/2163318237/ • Cover Journals—http://www.redschoolhouseantiques.com/itemcategory.cfm?CategoryID=4 • Laptop—http://www.streamingvidonline.com/2008/11/tech-review-consumer-electronics-2008-gift-guide.php • Pencil/Journal—http://www.flickr.com/photos/33586091@N00/82648702/ • Kid Reflection—http://www.flickr.com/photos/balikye/399431952/ • da Vinci—http://www.answers.com/topic/leonardo-da-vinci • Journal—http://acottageindustry.typepad.com/a_cottage_industry/2008/01/not-your-ordina.html • Grades—https://uto.asu.edu/blog/page/2/ • Dialogue—http://nunodasilva.blogspot.com/ • Mirrors Do Lie—http://www.flickr.com/photos/b3ni/2369802854/ Wednesday, March 25, 2009 57