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Meet the Polar Bears & Help Change the World
Kyle Schutt
Discovery Education

Thursday, October 24, 13
Director, Education Outreach
& Curriculum Integration
Kyle_Schutt@Discovery.com
Twitter: @ktschutt
160 Character Bio:
Husb...
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The Challenge is designed to help your
students work together to solve an
environmental problem in their…
• Classroom (K-2...
Important Dates

Applica7ons(Due((
March(4,(2014(
8:00pm(EST(

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Finalists(&(
Winners(
Announced((...
wecanchange.com

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Good Pedagogy
• Big Idea

• Implementation

• Essential Question

• Evaluation

• The Challenge

• Documentation

• Guidin...
Preparing for the “real world”

“Lowell astronomers will use the DCT to answer fundamental questions
about our universe. I...
Inspire Curiosity

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http://p21.org
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http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/05/ff_jobsessay
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http://youtu.be/jvPjWhsqPf4

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How did they do it?

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http://p21.org
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http://p21.org
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http://www.apple.com/education/challenge-based-learning/
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http://www.bie.org/
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http://siemensstemacademy.com
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What are some tools that
might help?

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Foster collaboration

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Track their progress

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Make it authentic

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Engage them in the process

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http://www.wecanchange.com/middle-school/
resources/virtual-labs
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Make it social(er)

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http://www.edmodo.com
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Emphasize information literacy

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http://www.agoogleaday.com
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http://www.safesearchkids.com/
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Allow them to curate

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http://www.diigo.com
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http://www.diigo.com/
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http://www.livebinders.com/
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http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=101199
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http://www.symbaloo.com/
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http://www.scoop.it
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Tap into their creating minds

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http://edu.glogster.com
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Glogster EDU

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Make real-world connections

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http://dlc.com/DEvfts
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Putting It All Together

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wecanchange.com

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Elementary School Challenge Fast Facts:

•Open to classes, grades K-5, with one teacher/
mentor per class
•Teacher/mentor ...
Middle School Challenge Fast Facts:

•Open to grades 6-8 working in teams of two to
four with a teacher/mentor
•The teache...
High School Challenge Fast Facts:

•Open to all high school students in grades 9-12
•Teams will consist of two to four stu...
TEAM PRIZES (varies by grade band):
•$50,000 scholarship
•$10,000 U.S. Savings Bonds
•Discovery adventure trip
•Discovery ...
FAIL = First Attempt In Learning
~2013 STEM Institute Fellow

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Join us for a unique opportunity as we connect virtually for a live presentation from the Canadian tundra in Churchill, Manitoba. You'll hear from leading scientists and learn about the impact climate change is having on polar bear habitats. In addition, we will provide ongoing opportunities for you and your students to make a positive change in your schools, communities, and around the world through the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the premier national K–12 environmental sustainability competition

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  1. 1. Meet the Polar Bears & Help Change the World Kyle Schutt Discovery Education Thursday, October 24, 13
  2. 2. Director, Education Outreach & Curriculum Integration Kyle_Schutt@Discovery.com Twitter: @ktschutt 160 Character Bio: Husband father friend; Outdoors lover; lifelong learner, listener; DIYer; Director, Discovery Education; DEN STAR, SMART Certified, 3rd grade coteacher @lrougeux Thursday, October 24, 13
  3. 3. Thursday, October 24, 13
  4. 4. Thursday, October 24, 13
  5. 5. The Challenge is designed to help your students work together to solve an environmental problem in their… • Classroom (K-2) • School (3-5) • Community (6-8) • Beyond the Community (9-12) Thursday, October 24, 13
  6. 6. Important Dates Applica7ons(Due(( March(4,(2014( 8:00pm(EST( Thursday, October 24, 13 Finalists(&( Winners( Announced(( April(2014(
  7. 7. wecanchange.com Thursday, October 24, 13
  8. 8. Thursday, October 24, 13
  9. 9. Thursday, October 24, 13
  10. 10. Thursday, October 24, 13
  11. 11. Good Pedagogy • Big Idea • Implementation • Essential Question • Evaluation • The Challenge • Documentation • Guiding Questions, Activities, and Resources • Reflection • Solutions Thursday, October 24, 13 • Informative Assessment
  12. 12. Preparing for the “real world” “Lowell astronomers will use the DCT to answer fundamental questions about our universe. In fact, some big questions – for example, how our solar system formed and how dwarf galaxies evolve – are only the beginning.” Thursday, October 24, 13
  13. 13. Inspire Curiosity Thursday, October 24, 13
  14. 14. http://p21.org Thursday, October 24, 13
  15. 15. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/05/ff_jobsessay Thursday, October 24, 13
  16. 16. Thursday, October 24, 13
  17. 17. Thursday, October 24, 13
  18. 18. http://youtu.be/jvPjWhsqPf4 Thursday, October 24, 13
  19. 19. How did they do it? Thursday, October 24, 13
  20. 20. http://p21.org Thursday, October 24, 13
  21. 21. http://p21.org Thursday, October 24, 13
  22. 22. http://www.apple.com/education/challenge-based-learning/ Thursday, October 24, 13
  23. 23. http://www.bie.org/ Thursday, October 24, 13
  24. 24. http://siemensstemacademy.com Thursday, October 24, 13
  25. 25. What are some tools that might help? Thursday, October 24, 13
  26. 26. Thursday, October 24, 13
  27. 27. Foster collaboration Thursday, October 24, 13
  28. 28. Thursday, October 24, 13
  29. 29. Track their progress Thursday, October 24, 13
  30. 30. Thursday, October 24, 13
  31. 31. Make it authentic Thursday, October 24, 13
  32. 32. Thursday, October 24, 13
  33. 33. Engage them in the process Thursday, October 24, 13
  34. 34. Thursday, October 24, 13
  35. 35. http://www.wecanchange.com/middle-school/ resources/virtual-labs Thursday, October 24, 13
  36. 36. Make it social(er) Thursday, October 24, 13
  37. 37. http://www.edmodo.com Thursday, October 24, 13
  38. 38. Emphasize information literacy Thursday, October 24, 13
  39. 39. http://www.agoogleaday.com Thursday, October 24, 13
  40. 40. http://www.safesearchkids.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13
  41. 41. Allow them to curate Thursday, October 24, 13
  42. 42. http://www.diigo.com Thursday, October 24, 13
  43. 43. http://www.diigo.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13
  44. 44. http://www.livebinders.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13
  45. 45. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=101199 Thursday, October 24, 13
  46. 46. http://www.symbaloo.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13
  47. 47. http://www.scoop.it Thursday, October 24, 13
  48. 48. Tap into their creating minds Thursday, October 24, 13
  49. 49. Thursday, October 24, 13
  50. 50. Thursday, October 24, 13
  51. 51. http://edu.glogster.com Thursday, October 24, 13
  52. 52. Glogster EDU Thursday, October 24, 13
  53. 53. Make real-world connections Thursday, October 24, 13
  54. 54. Thursday, October 24, 13
  55. 55. http://dlc.com/DEvfts Thursday, October 24, 13
  56. 56. Thursday, October 24, 13
  57. 57. Putting It All Together Thursday, October 24, 13
  58. 58. wecanchange.com Thursday, October 24, 13
  59. 59. Elementary School Challenge Fast Facts: •Open to classes, grades K-5, with one teacher/ mentor per class •Teacher/mentor must register and create a class team to begin •The teacher/mentor can then work with his or her class to complete the application Thursday, October 24, 13
  60. 60. Middle School Challenge Fast Facts: •Open to grades 6-8 working in teams of two to four with a teacher/mentor •The teacher/mentor must register and create a team to begin •Student teams can work on the Challenge application •Only the teacher/mentor can submit the final application Thursday, October 24, 13
  61. 61. High School Challenge Fast Facts: •Open to all high school students in grades 9-12 •Teams will consist of two to four students (with one designated student team lead) under the guidance of a teacher/mentor •The teacher/mentor must register and create a team to begin •Student teams work on the Challenge application •Only the designated student team lead can submit the final application •All team members must contribute to the process Thursday, October 24, 13
  62. 62. TEAM PRIZES (varies by grade band): •$50,000 scholarship •$10,000 U.S. Savings Bonds •Discovery adventure trip •Discovery school-wide assembly •Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge green prize packs SCHOOL PRIZES: •$5,000 grant to school to further “green” initiatives •Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge winner banner Thursday, October 24, 13
  63. 63. FAIL = First Attempt In Learning ~2013 STEM Institute Fellow Thursday, October 24, 13
  64. 64. Thank you! Download this presentation: Thursday, October 24, 13
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