Reinventing Project Based Learning Designing and implementing  real-world projects for  digital-age learners July 15, 2008...
Professional Learning Is Changing <ul><li>The new For-Us By-Us PD, supported by technology </li></ul><ul><li>Educators are...
Professional Learning <ul><li>Many emerging channels </li></ul><ul><li>Professional social networks -  Classroom 2.0 </li>...
Professional Learning <ul><li>Blogging   </li></ul><ul><li>One to many, many to one </li></ul><ul><li>What Is a Blog?   Co...
Collaborating Teachers Julie Lindsay,Qatar Vicki Davis, Georgia
Collaborating Teachers Eugene, OR USA St. Jean Sur Richeleau, Quebec CA http://teacher102.edublogs.org
Conceptual Framework <ul><li>Big Ideas Matter </li></ul><ul><li>BUT FIRST  -  Start tracking these assets </li></ul><ul><l...
Conceptual Framework <ul><li>Big Ideas Matter - from splitting to lumping -  NCTS example </li></ul><ul><li>“New literacie...
What Content Is  Worth Teaching? <ul><ul><li>Five Key Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utility   -  Will the knowledge or s...
Outlining Content  Worth Teaching 1. What important and enduring concepts are fundamental to each subject you teach?  2. W...
Outlining Content  Worth Teaching <ul><ul><li>Task: Associate a new “project outline” wiki page with your student page. </...
Homework  <ul><li>Read Chapter 4 “Strategies for Discovery” - Designing Terrific Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to Nin...
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Reinvting Project-Based Learning 7 15 08

  1. 1. Reinventing Project Based Learning Designing and implementing real-world projects for digital-age learners July 15, 2008 1. Professional Learning Is Changing 2. “Big Ideas” Matter - Project Outline
  2. 2. Professional Learning Is Changing <ul><li>The new For-Us By-Us PD, supported by technology </li></ul><ul><li>Educators are expecting more </li></ul><ul><li>Seek ‘just-in-time’, personalized learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Vote with their feet </li></ul><ul><li>Learn anytime, many channels </li></ul><ul><li>Form communities live and virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Give and get through peer-to-peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective, reactive </li></ul><ul><li>Learning mirrors experiences of today’s learners, tomorrow’s professionals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Professional Learning <ul><li>Many emerging channels </li></ul><ul><li>Professional social networks - Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>EdTechTalk - An education interview Webcast w/ chat </li></ul><ul><li>Ustream - Live interactive broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar “web seminar” platforms- Elluminate free for Clrm 2.0 members </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter - Chat on steroids - ‘just-in-time’ announcements and virtual note-passing in the ‘back channel’ </li></ul><ul><li>Open PD : A collaboratively designed professional development program </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Unconferences ’ - Edubloggercon </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul>
  4. 4. Professional Learning <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>One to many, many to one </li></ul><ul><li>What Is a Blog? Common Craft Video </li></ul><ul><li>Random Blogs blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Four types </li></ul><ul><li>Personal journal </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting and opining ( edublogs ) </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter and class blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial bleed-over from Web </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collaborating Teachers Julie Lindsay,Qatar Vicki Davis, Georgia
  6. 6. Collaborating Teachers Eugene, OR USA St. Jean Sur Richeleau, Quebec CA http://teacher102.edublogs.org
  7. 7. Conceptual Framework <ul><li>Big Ideas Matter </li></ul><ul><li>BUT FIRST - Start tracking these assets </li></ul><ul><li>… look at Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net </li></ul><ul><li>… get del.icio.us “social bookmarking” going </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/jkrauss </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conceptual Framework <ul><li>Big Ideas Matter - from splitting to lumping - NCTS example </li></ul><ul><li>“New literacies” defined by AASL, NCTE, ISTE, NCTM, AAAS, NSTA, Partnership for 21st. C Skills </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Content Is Worth Teaching? <ul><ul><li>Five Key Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utility - Will the knowledge or skill significantly enhance long-term employment or educational prospects and personal decision making? </li></ul><ul><li>Social responsibility - Will the content help citizens participate intelligently in making social and political decisions? </li></ul><ul><li>Intrinsic value of the knowledge - Does the content have pervasive cultural or historical significance? </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophical value - Does the content help individuals ponder the enduring questions of what it means to be human? </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood enrichment - Will the content enhance the unique experiences and values of childhood? </li></ul><ul><li>-American Association for the Advancement of Science </li></ul>
  10. 10. Outlining Content Worth Teaching 1. What important and enduring concepts are fundamental to each subject you teach? 2. Why do these concepts matter? Why are they important? 3. Outside of school, who cares about these topics? 4. Select one or two of the most promising of these topics and think about real-to-life contexts 5. As you begin to imagine working with these topics, how might you push past rote learning into analysis, evaluation and creation? Incorporate Bloom’s “rigor” verbs in your answer. 6. Imagine authentic ways students might engage in this topics within a project and the ways 21st century skills might be addressed. 7. What aspects of these topics will interest your students? 8. What learning dispositions should you cultivate and ask your students to pay attention to?
  11. 11. Outlining Content Worth Teaching <ul><ul><li>Task: Associate a new “project outline” wiki page with your student page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. Watch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. Pair, add to one partner’s page then add to the other partner’s page. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Homework <ul><li>Read Chapter 4 “Strategies for Discovery” - Designing Terrific Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to Ning Discussion - “pitfalls” </li></ul><ul><li>Continue with Wiki Project Outline steps 1-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Goal - Next Tuesday - Project Sketch </li></ul>

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