Reinventing at Cyber Camp


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  • Reinventing at Cyber Camp

    1. 1. Visitors’ Day at CyberCamp
    2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Co-authors </li></ul><ul><li>Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your field guide to real-world projects in the digital age </li></ul>Suzie Boss Jane Krauss
    3. 3. Reinventing PBL
    4. 4. What we’ve heard from you… Questions and frustrations are part of learning. Creativity feels good, (re)ignites passion. Collaboration helps on many levels. Projects are challenging—but fun!
    5. 5. We want to know… <ul><li>How does this mirror your students’ experience? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you want to remember about CyberCamp when you return to the classroom? </li></ul>
    6. 6. How will your projects… <ul><li>Probe matters of importance? </li></ul><ul><li>Mirror authentic work of professional disciplines? </li></ul><ul><li>Make interdisciplinary connections? </li></ul><ul><li>Promote collaboration? </li></ul><ul><li>Develop knowledge , skills and dispositions? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Have you considered… <ul><li>Multiple points of entry, directions for learning, outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>Going beyond understanding and studying to some kind of action or resolve? </li></ul><ul><li>Helping students begin to recognize how they learn? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Verbs for Project Actions Revision by A. Churches , Tech Learning April 1, 2008 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
    9. 9. Your questions… <ul><li>From the blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges faced/risks taken on our own journeys? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you keep up with the “latest” (in ed & tech) with the least amount of time? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you engage parents (without risking too much involvement or control)? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Technology… <ul><li>Best uses </li></ul><ul><li>Transformative </li></ul><ul><li>Makes processes transparent </li></ul><ul><li>Mirrors our children’s world </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes learning to learn activity </li></ul>
    11. 11. Life-Long, Life-Wide, Life-Deep The LIFE Center (The Learning in Informal and Formal Environments Center), University of Washington, Stanford University, and SRI International Where learning occurs during waking hours over the course of one’s life Bransford, et al 2007
    12. 12. Essential Learning Functions <ul><li>Thinking differently about tech, shifting from: </li></ul><ul><li>How can I use [X tool] in my classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>What tool can help us… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...learn anywhere? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… collaborate? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… make ideas visible and discuss-able? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Essential Learning Functions <ul><li>Ubiquity </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Making things visible and discuss-able </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing ourselves, sharing ideas, building community </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration –Teaching and learning with others </li></ul><ul><li>Real Research </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection and Iteration </li></ul><ul><li>How did you expand or revise? Add to the wiki: </li></ul>
    14. 14. More Exemplary Projects Telannia Norfar 9th grade, OK Terry Smith 4th grade, MO Philadelphia Public Schools, PA
    15. 15. Professional Learning <ul><li>Emerging for-us by-us PD, supported by technology </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT-BASED! INTEREST-DRIVEN! TRANSPARENT! </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to this growing community! Teachers are… </li></ul><ul><li>Learning anytime through many channels </li></ul><ul><li>Forming communities, social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Giving and getting peer-to-peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in ways that mirror experiences of School 2.0 </li></ul>
    16. 16. For-Us-By-Us PD <ul><li>Edubloggercon, other “unconferences” </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0, other Nings </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate, Tapped In </li></ul><ul><li>UStream events </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><li>PLCs </li></ul><ul><li>Book groups </li></ul><ul><li>CyberCamp! </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Sharable apps, ie: </li></ul><ul><li>Google docs, </li></ul>Attend And the Walls Came Down Viral PD at NECC:
    17. 17. Your PLC Local? Distributed? Virtual? Fantasy?