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Whole Child Challenge

  1. 1. Challenging the Whole Child Presented by: Deanna E. Mayers
  2. 2. Today's Goals <ul><li>Today's Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Why Whole Child Education? </li></ul><ul><li>New Courses and how they challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Designing a challenge activity project </li></ul><ul><li>GRAPS </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Mapping </li></ul>06/09/09
  3. 3. Why Whole Child education? <ul><li>Whole Child Resources at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wholechildeducation.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.blendedschools.net/mayers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>View the Video from ASCD </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does this REALLY mean? <ul><li>“ Each graduate should be challenged by a well-balanced curriculum and be prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wholechildeducation.org </li></ul>
  5. 5. Today's Situation <ul><li>What are employers saying: </li></ul><ul><li>The basics are important but aren't enough </li></ul><ul><li>92% say deficiency in critical thinking and problem solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers think this will increase in importance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World language is another need </li></ul><ul><li>70% rate deficiency for professionalism and work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.conference-board.org/publications/describe.cfm?id=1363 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Top Five Ways Business See HS Students as Deficient <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Self Directed Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Written Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.conference-board.org/publications/describe.cfm?id=1363 </li></ul><ul><li>blendedschools.net has focused on these areas to challenge students in our new curriculum initiatives </li></ul>
  7. 7. Challenge a student to think Critically <ul><li>Accessing information efficiently and effectively, evaluating information critically and competently and using information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding by Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backward design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GRASPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civics and Government </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Challenge student to write <ul><li>Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Assuming shared responsibility for collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English 12 A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Challenging a Student to Lead <ul><li>Leveraging strengths of others to accomplish a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Acting responsibly with the interests of the larger community in </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student to student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher to student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociology Unit 1/Lesson 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Challenge students to be knowledge workers <ul><li>Self-directed Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring their own understanding and learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing time efficiently and managing workload </li></ul><ul><li>Check for Understanding Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Study Mate Server </li></ul>06/09/09
  11. 11. Challenge a student to solve problems <ul><li>Framing, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions </li></ul><ul><li>GRASPS </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion board rubrics and expectations </li></ul>06/09/09
  12. 12. What is a GRASPS ? <ul><li>G oal </li></ul><ul><li>Your task is </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to </li></ul><ul><li>The problem or challenge is </li></ul><ul><li>The obstacles to overcome are </li></ul><ul><li>R ole </li></ul><ul><li>You are </li></ul><ul><li>You have been asked to </li></ul><ul><li>Your job is </li></ul><ul><li>A udience </li></ul><ul><li>Your clients are </li></ul><ul><li>The target audience is </li></ul><ul><li>You need to convince </li></ul><ul><li>S ituation </li></ul><ul><li>The context you find yourself in is </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge involves dealing with </li></ul><ul><li>P roduct, Performance, and Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>You will create a _____ in order to </li></ul><ul><li>______ </li></ul><ul><li>You need to develop _______ so that _________ </li></ul><ul><li>S tandards and Criteria for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Your performance needs to </li></ul><ul><li>Your work will be judged by </li></ul><ul><li>Your product meet the following standards </li></ul>06/09/09