Challenge based learning Step-by-Step

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Challenge based learning Step-by-Step

  1. 1. Challenge Based Learning: A Step-by-Step Example<br />Randy Rodgers<br />Walden University<br />Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/teampltw/5124724001/sizes/z/<br />
  2. 2. The Big Idea<br />Energy Conservation<br />
  3. 3. Essential Questions<br />What types of energy resources do we consume?<br />What activities use the most energy?<br />What are some alternative energy sources?<br />How can we use energy more efficiently?<br />What might be the consequences of using energy resources inefficiently?<br />How do I personally use energy resources wastefully? <br />
  4. 4. The Challenge<br />Create a plan to more efficiently use energy resources.<br />Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhaaga/3054077239/sizes/s/<br />
  5. 5. Guiding Questions<br />What daily activities use energy resources?<br />How can I calculate how much energy I use?<br />How do I waste energy?<br />What activities could be done in a way that uses less energy?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />
  6. 6. Guiding Activities<br />Play the Energy Hog game: http://www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm<br />Play Energyville: http://willyoujoinus.com/energyville/<br />EcoKids website and games: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm<br />Calculate your carbon footprint: http://calc.zerofootprint.net/youth/<br />Brainstorm every activity you do in a week that uses energy resources.<br />
  7. 7. Guiding Resources<br />Explaining alternative energy resources to kids<br />Kids saving energy<br />Renewable energy fact sheets<br />Renewable and non-renewable energy sources<br />Energy sources<br />What is wasting energy in your home right now?<br />How to save energy at home<br />
  8. 8. The Solution<br />5 Easy Ways to Save Energy Every Day<br />Recycle<br />Turn off or unplug electric appliances when not in use<br />Adjust the thermostat<br />Take short showers instead of long baths<br />Spend less time watching television or using the computer<br />Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootina710is/2068253066/sizes/s/<br />
  9. 9. Assessment<br />Create a project rubric to give students a clear picture of what is expected of their project. <br />Rubistar is a handy online tool for creating and sharing assessment rubrics.<br />
  10. 10. Publication<br />Possible tools to share student products with a global audience:<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Class websites<br />Online digital narrative tools (e.g. VoiceThread, YouTube, etc.)<br />
  11. 11. For More Information<br />Detailed instructions, examples, and lesson plans are available through Apple’s Challenge Based Learning website:http://ali.apple.com/cbl/<br />

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