iEARN Moldova Balti Training

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  • Project-based learning is truly learning in action. It engages students so that they are no longer passive receptacles of information, but active pursuers of knowledge.
  • iEARN Moldova Balti Training

    1. 1. Project-Based Learning Learning In Action! Daniela Munca, PhD, iEARN Master Teacher
    2. 3. Personalities <ul><li>Lorena Bogza </li></ul><ul><li>Madonna </li></ul><ul><li>Ban Ki-moon </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolas Sarkozy </li></ul><ul><li>John MacCaine </li></ul><ul><li>Dima Bilan </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates </li></ul><ul><li>Antonio Banderas </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Blair </li></ul><ul><li>Vladimir Putin </li></ul><ul><li>Hillary Clinton </li></ul><ul><li>Steven Spielberg </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>“ Large groups exhibit more </li></ul><ul><li>intelligence than isolated </li></ul><ul><li>individuals; Collective </li></ul><ul><li>intelligence shapes business, economies, societies and nations </li></ul><ul><li>“ Together all of us know more than any one of us does. ” </li></ul><ul><li>James Surowiecki </li></ul>“ The Wisdom of the Crowd” by James Surowiecki
    4. 5. Project-Based Learning (PBL)
    5. 6. “ My HERO” Project <ul><li>2005-2006 - 100 classrooms - collaborative project work in 16 different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, </li></ul><ul><li>Egypt, Germany, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual classrooms - 3-4 months </li></ul><ul><li>projects drawn from the curriculum of each of the classrooms organized around a selected theme. </li></ul>
    6. 7. “ A Special Place” Project
    7. 8. <ul><li>8 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>5 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Around 60 students </li></ul><ul><li>“ Special Place” project </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaborative space </li></ul><ul><li>Read each others’ projects and exchanged comments </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about various amazing places around the world </li></ul>
    8. 16. “ Laws of Life” Project Intermediate Level <ul><li>Reading task: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chose an essay from “Laws of Life” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read it and be ready to tell the rest of the class about it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing task: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a response to the author of essay. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In no more than 40 words state: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A general review. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your opinion about one of the essay. (use expressions such as: “I believe-in my opinion-personally-to me-as I see it-from my point of view-as far as I’m concerned-to conclude) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a Law of Life essay & respond to comments </li></ul></ul>
    9. 22. <ul><li>Technology enables students, teachers, and administrators to reach out beyond the school building. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative classrooms are not defined by fixed places but by their spirit of curiosity and collaboration among students, teachers, and others in a true learning community. </li></ul>The Philosophy behind PBL
    10. 23. What is Project-Based Learning? <ul><li>PBL is curriculum fueled and standards based. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL asks a question or poses a problem that ALL students can answer. Concrete, hands-on experiences come together during project-based learning. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL allows students to investigate issues and topics in real-world problems. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL fosters abstract, intellectual tasks to explore complex issues. </li></ul>
    11. 28. Place me on the Globe
    12. 30. iEARN
    13. 31. Moldova’s iEARN neighbors
    14. 32. iEARN-Uzbekistan, July 12-18, 2008, Bukhara 15th Annual iEARN International Conference and 12th Youth Summit
    15. 33. How can I work with iEARN in my ESL class? <ul><li>The iEARN model is theme-based, project based collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>The students get involved in specific collaborative projects that include at least two classes anywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>iEARN uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WWW-based discussion forums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>video-conferencing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanges of photos & videos </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 34. How can I join and use the resources? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Name of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Register the Students </li></ul><ul><li>Work on the Project </li></ul><ul><li>Read and write in the forum of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Let the students exchange messages </li></ul>
    17. 35. Online Projects… <ul><li>designed by teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>provide powerful examples of how technology can make a difference in teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>a final &quot;product&quot; or exhibition of the learning that has taken place as part of the collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>magazines, creative writing anthologies, websites, reports to government officials, arts exhibits, performances, and many more examples of youth taking action as part of what they are learning in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Natural History - exhibits of students’ work </li></ul>
    18. 36. <ul><li>20,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 115 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies </li></ul><ul><li>over 1,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide </li></ul>Why to join?
    19. 37. How can I use the iEARN resources in my class? <ul><li>1) Find Project Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>2) Find overseas Partner Schools / Universities </li></ul><ul><li>3) Connect the students on the iEARN forums </li></ul><ul><li>4) Publish their work in the Project Galleries and check for feedback </li></ul>
    20. 38. Let’s Begin Think BIG! The Question is the Answer! What is the Question?
    21. 39. Contact information <ul><li>Daniela Munca, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>American Councils / ALC </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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