I-14: Provides opportunities for creativity/ innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving <br />Instruction 14<br />
Effective Educator Behaviors<br />Teacher structures lesson so students demonstrate significant originality and include diverse perspectives. <br />Teacher designs tasks that require students to acquire and evaluate knowledge, reason effectively, and analyze and evaluate evidence before making judgments or decisions (i.e., opportunities to grow students‘ problem-solving skills). <br />
Distinguished Teacher Behaviors<br />addition to “Effective”: <br />Teacher structures lessons that give students space and/or time to create and invent new learning from those ideas. <br />Teacher provides opportunities for students to grow and exhibit their problem-solving skills. <br />
Effective Student behaviors<br />Students approach tasks and responses with evidence of divergent thinking, original thought, or some connection to ideas and issues beyond classroom. <br />Students construct viable arguments and critique others‘ reasoning by responding to diverse perspectives, analyzing similarities and differences, justifying conclusions, and discerning correct logic from flawed reasoning. <br />Students are creative problem solvers. <br />Students apply what they know in discipline to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. <br />Students reason abstractly and quantitatively by making sense of quantities and relationships, creating coherent representations of problems, and knowing and using different properties of items. <br />
Distinguished Student Behaviors<br />Students approach tasks and responses in highly original and applied ways. <br />Students ―mediate‖ diverse opinions or approaches and devise their own. <br />Students are creative problem-solvers and think about systems, not just isolated parts. <br />Students look for and use structures by stepping back, shifting perspective, and seeing complex things as being composed of several objects. <br />
Inquiry<br />Use as a(n):<br /><ul><li>Exit ticket-each student must answer a question
Small group discussion-give them a topic to address and have one student share group thoughts</li></li></ul><li>Application<br />How could you create more opportunities for your students to use creative problem solving in your classroom? Write and teach a lesson meeting this goal. <br />After teaching the lesson reflect:<br /><ul><li>How did it go?
How would you adjust it for future use?</li></ul>Join the discussion:<br />Follow the discussion board link below and post your answer to this weeks discussion question. <br /><ul><li>Respond to at least 2 other posts </li>