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  • Exploring PBL to Promote Self-Directed Learning Wendy Smith K-5 MST Specialist Webster Central School District Webster, NY
  • Inquiry Images Use your personal understanding of inquiry to create a caption for each image.
  • Thinking in C O L O R
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  • A Definition of Inquiry
    • Inquiry is the science, art, and spirit of imagination…
  • Inquiry Continuum Demonstration Activity Teacher-Initiated Inquiry Student-Initiated Inquiry
  • PBL
    • Connects topic-based inquiry to concept-based inquiry
  • P roblem r o j e c t
  • Examples
  • Shifting Role – Who’s Leading?
  • Focus on Metacognition
    • Facilitation Strategies (summarizing, clarifying, prompting, rephrasing, questioning, etc.)
    • Journals
    • Think-alouds
    • Checklists & Rubrics
  • Probe Not Preach
    • “ Magnets are attracted to metals.”
    • 2 nd Grade Student
    • Your response….
  • Technology to Support Student Learning
    • Science Sensors/handhelds
    • Computers/laptops
    • Internet Access
    • Wiki
    • Videoconferencing
    • Digital images/video
    • Digital voice recorders
    • GPS
    • Google Earth/maps
    • Pocket Weather Tracker
    • Digital Microscope
    • Computers
    • SMART Boards
  • Grade Level Team Conversations
    • 3 possible future PBL ideas
    • 2 questions or concerns you have
    • 1 thing you learned
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