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Camas Ridge June24

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Camas Ridge June24

  1. 1. Camas Ridge Community School PBL Workshop June 24, 2009
  2. 2. “ Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity.” -Deborah Meier
  3. 3. Today <ul><li>1. Describe project ideas, workshop them </li></ul><ul><li>2. Look at driving/burning/essential questions and entry events </li></ul><ul><li>3. Project design template </li></ul><ul><li>4. Today’s Tech - Go2Web2.0 and mindmapping apps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A fun inquiry “grabber” - pay attention to process </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Research-based features of effective PLCs <ul><li>Have a clear sense of mission </li></ul><ul><li>Share a vision of the conditions they must create to achieve the mission </li></ul><ul><li>Work together in collaborative teams to determine the best practice to achieve the mission </li></ul><ul><li>Organize into groups, headed up by teacher-leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Are goal- and results-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Hold shared values and beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Commit themselves to continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>See themselves as life-long learners </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(DuFour, DuFour & Eaker, 2002) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Deborah Meier </li></ul><ul><li>Habits of Mind as core principles of a school </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.essentialschools.org/pub/ces_docs/about/phil/habits.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Do We Define Web 2.0? Some Commonly Shared Characteristics <ul><li>User-generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Sharable, collaborative, social </li></ul><ul><li>“ Creative Commons” spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication, data stored in a “cloud” </li></ul><ul><li>Free, extra functions for money </li></ul><ul><li>Mash Ups and Interoperatability </li></ul><ul><li>Organizable through TAGS that make sense to you  “folksonomy” </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Thematic Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Read, write, do math with apples </li></ul><ul><li>Visit an orchard </li></ul><ul><li>Make apple sauce </li></ul><ul><li>Taste test </li></ul><ul><li>Paint and draw apples </li></ul><ul><li>Put on a Johnny Appleseed play </li></ul>PBL Where did the apples in my store come from? “ Why these apples?” preference, availability “ How did they get from the tree to here?” labor, distribution systems “ Did grandma eat these apples at my age?” change over time Activity based v. PBL
  8. 9. <ul><li>Thematic Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Read, write, do math with apples </li></ul><ul><li>Visit an orchard </li></ul><ul><li>Make apple sauce </li></ul><ul><li>Taste test </li></ul><ul><li>Paint and draw apples </li></ul><ul><li>Put on a Johnny Appleseed play </li></ul>PBL Where did the apples in my store come from? “ Why these apples?” preference, availability “ How did they get from the tree to here?” labor, distribution systems “ Did grandma eat these apples at my age?” change over time

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