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This is my presentation How Can We Digitally Engage & Energize our Students in 45 Days, presented at the National Business Education Association 2007 Convention, New York City, NY, April 7, 2007.

This is my presentation How Can We Digitally Engage & Energize our Students in 45 Days, presented at the National Business Education Association 2007 Convention, New York City, NY, April 7, 2007.

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How Can We Digitally Engage & Energize our Students in 45 Days - NBEA 2007 Convention in NYC How Can We Digitally Engage & Energize our Students in 45 Days - NBEA 2007 Convention in NYC Presentation Transcript

  • Middle School BE Courses How Can We Digitally Engage & Energize our Students in 45 Days? Melanie Wiscount Hershey Middle School - PA Derry Township School District
  • Beginning Building Blocks • Curriculum • Standards –NETS –NBEA • SCANS
  • The New Three R’s • Rigor – Vigor (Middle-level) • Relationships • RelevanceMIDDLE LEVEL ISSUES; Vol. 7 #1, January, 2007Academic Vigor and Meeting the Learning Needs of Middle LevelStudentsBy Chris Sousa and Robert C. Spear, Ed.D View slide
  • 21st Century Skills• Digital Age Literacy• Inventive Thinking• Effective Communication• High Productivity View slide
  • Characteristics ofYoung Adolescents• Physical• Cognitive• Social/Emotional
  • Keep In Mind…• Appropriate for Middle Level• Process over Product• Completion Formula – Grades 6-12 N X 3 or N X 4 – Grades 3-6 N X 4 or N X 5• TIME!
  • Instructional Philosophy• Connect to their Interests!• Integrate!• Facilitate!• Authentic Assessment!
  • How We Learn10% of what we READ20% of what we HEAR30% of what we SEE50% of what we SEE and HEAR70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS80% of what is EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE William Glasser
  • Classroom Environment• Accelerative Learning –Appeal to senses • Music • Lighting • Posters/Bulletin Boards • Themes • Props
  • Set the Stage• Memorize Names 1st Day• Meet & Greet• Listen to Students• Make Conversation• Show Genuine Concern• Bell-ringer
  • Instructional Strategies• Get Up & Moving• Repeat Directions• Time Cues• Brief and Debrief• Ask Two Before Me
  • Instructional Strategies• Self Assess & Peer Assess• Post Key/Model• Different activities – 10-12 minutes (3-4 a period)• Over Plan• Use Humor
  • Activities• Grouping• Student Choice• Shout Outs• Post-Its Graffiti• Writing Prompts
  • Writing Prompt
  • Writing Prompt Scenario One Scenario Two Scenario Three
  • Activities• Information Seekers• Write/Wipe Boards• Scattergories®• Ring Around the Research
  • Ring Around the Research• A - Reader• B - Paraphraser• C - Predictor
  • Activities• Financial Fitness for Life• Stock Portfolio• Problem-solving Scenarios• World View
  • Projects - PBLs• Community Highlights/History• Totem Pole Presentation• Career Project• Lost Pet/For Sale
  • Lost Pet/For Sale
  • Projects - PBLs• Meteorologist for a Day• Extreme Bedroom Makeover• American Idol® Votes
  • Meteorologist for a Day
  • Extreme Bedroom Makeover
  • Extreme Bedroom Makeover
  • American Idol® Votes
  • American Idol® Votes
  • Projects - PBLs• Amusement Park Comparison• Excel Timeline• History & Culture through Food Flyer
  • Amusement ParkComparison
  • Amusement ParkComparison
  • Excel Timeline & Quiz
  • Excel Timeline & Quiz
  • History & Culture ThroughFood Recipe Flyer
  • Make Use of Every Minute!• Create Graphical Organizers• Web Worksheets• PowerPoint/Excel Games• Assign Jobs• Teachable Moments
  • Make Use of Every Minute!• Notebook Housekeeping• Keyboarding Skills• Activities for my Fast Completers
  • Put Your Course Online• Course Management System –Moodle • Calendar • Screencasts • Resources – paper • Resources – electronic –derrymoodle.caiu.org (no www.)
  • Put Your Course Online
  • Put Your Course Online• Teacher’s Web Site –Link to Moodle –NBEA Presentation Files
  • Online Learning &Assessment • Moodle • United Streaming • Track Star • Quizlab
  • Digital Tools• Voice Recognition• Screencasts – Vodcasts• Scanners• Digital Cameras• Answer Remotes
  • Soft Skills -Collaboration• Family of Learners• Teamwork• Discussion Board – Wikis – Blogs
  • Soft Skills -Collaboration• Monster Exchange• Change Seats• Peer Help
  • Soft Skills• Pay Attention to Detail• Time Management• Nonverbal Communication• Problem-solving
  • Soft Skills• Listening• Introductions• Name Association• Organization Skills
  • Health & Well-being• Ergonomics• Workstation Workout• Non-food Rewards• Great Web SitesNMSA: Exploring Essential Components: Physical Activity,Nutrition, and the Young Adolescent ppt
  • Extras• Internet Safety & Security• Guest Speakers• Celebrate the Child• Volunteer Students’ Time• Technology Showcase
  • Tips & Tricks• Application Tricks –Office Shortcuts –Auto Summarization –Word Outline to PPT
  • Tips• Put the Student First• Know Your Student• Merge & Downsize• Make Learning Fun• Connect! Connect! Connect!
  • Ultimate Goal• Life-long Learner –Success –Self-sufficiency –Progression & Self-improvement
  • EnthusiasmExcitementEngagement
  • Hershey ___________!
  • Educating Our Children – The Most Important Thing a Community Does
  • Any Questions?
  • Thank you for yourattention and interest! Go out andCelebrate Learning! Melanie Wiscount mwiscount@hershey.k12.pa.us 717-531-2222 ext 4108