I am passionate about teaching the Third Man. Pair up with one other person. Express your passion in a few sentences.
Let’s look for a new passion or discover an old. First, write down the topic or subject your department has surfaced. Write it down! Now, watch any write down any other that grips you.
MASA Part 1
Challenge Based Learning
22 January 2014
Slide design by Susan Smith
Associate Principal, Mercy High School
Adj. Asst. Professor, Madonna University
Apple Distinguished Educator
Blog: Larry’s Opinion Drive-thru*
*Slides available at Drive-thru
CBL Teaches Networking
Applying CBL to Common Core Standards
Slide remix from tdlynda slideshare
Applying CBL to Common Core Language Arts
College & Career “Portrait”
Students become self-directed learners, effectively
seeking out and using resources to assist them. . . .
Students set and adjust purpose for reading,
writing, speaking, listening, and language use as
warranted by the task.
Students tailor their searches online to acquire
useful information efficiently, and they integrate
what they learn using technology with what they
CBL Produces Unanticipated Outcomes
Used with permission
CBL is “ACTIONABLE”
Important to students and
impacts the larger society.
go here (no links
Milestones are posted
are noted (i.e each of
us will bring 3 slides)
Share with me
I drop in & out
Presentations as Group
The presentation shall describe your group’s internal
The presentation should indicate what you learned
from your challenge.
The presentation should indicate what you would
have changed if you had a “do over” or more time.
In Process Prompts
✤What kinds of surprises have you encountered in your research?
✤How would your teammates describe your contribution thus far?
✤What can you do to become an effective leader in your group?
✤What skills can you inquire and sharpen through this project?
What has your role been in the group’s
quest for a solution?
“Our” Big Idea
Preparing students for a rapidly
changing global society
August 26, 2010
The Essential Question
How can we help our students
develop Tony Wagner's "Seven
Survival Skills" ?
The Seven Survival Skills for
Careers College and Citizenship
1. Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
2. Collaboration and Leading by Influence
3. Agility and Adaptability
4. Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
5. Effective Oral and Written Communication
6. Accessing and Analyzing Information
7. Curiosity and Imagination
Our Staff Challenge
Collaborate departmentally to
design a challenge based learning
project which develops "Survival
Skills" for at least 15% of the
students that your project team
Project Groups need a
shared resource spot
PG process should be
archived on wiki
We will learn from
Flickr CC Photo Courtesy of litopomuschiatio
September 27 -October 4
Photo from MorgueFile
Sign-Up at Wiki
Photo by Kind Permission of Jud Turner
Essential Questions Floating on the Wiki!
• How can we reimagine Detroit?
• What's the value of reading literature?
• How can we gain diverse perspectives on our world?
• How do the teachings of Jesus guide a 21st century
SHARE YOUR PASSION*
*AN INTENSE DESIRE OR ENTHUSIASM FOR SOMETHING.
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INTENSELY FELT CHALLENGES
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