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Call to Action: Challenge Based Learning in Action

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Call to Action: Challenge Based Learning in Action

  1. 1. Education Leadership  Summit Call to Action: Challenge Based Learning in Action Katie Morrow O’Neill Public Schools
  2. 2. KATIE MORROW www.mrsmorrow.com O’Neill Public Schools Technology Integration Specialist
  3. 3. Getting to Know You...
  4. 4. Foundation
  5. 5. Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow 1985–1997 What happens to students and teachers when they have access to technology whenever they need it?
  6. 6. Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow - ACOT2
  7. 7. Students 6 Design Principles of 21st Century Sch
  8. 8. 21st Students 6 Design Principles of 21st Century Sch
  9. 9. 21st Relevant and Students 6 Design Principles of 21st Century Sch
  10. 10. 21st Relevant and Students Informativ 6 Design Principles of 21st Century Sch
  11. 11. 21st Relevant and Students Informativ Culture of Creativity 6 Design Principles of 21st Century Sch
  12. 12. 21st Relevant and Students Social & Informativ Emotional Culture of Creativity 6 Design Principles of 21st Century Sch
  13. 13. 21st 24/7 Relevant Access to and Students Social & Informativ Emotional Culture of Creativity 6 Design Principles of 21st Century Sch
  14. 14. Essential Elements
  15. 15. Essential Elements
  16. 16. Essential Elements • Real-world topic (relevance)
  17. 17. Essential Elements • Real-world topic (relevance) • Actionable Challenges
  18. 18. Essential Elements • Real-world topic (relevance) • Actionable Challenges • Students collaborating on teams
  19. 19. Essential Elements • Real-world topic (relevance) • Actionable Challenges • Students collaborating on teams • Students asking good questions
  20. 20. Essential Elements • Real-world topic (relevance) • Actionable Challenges • Students collaborating on teams • Students asking good questions • Teachers as Co-Collaborator
  21. 21. Essential Elements • Real-world topic (relevance) • Actionable Challenges • Students collaborating on teams • Students asking good questions • Teachers as Co-Collaborator • Leverage existing technologies
  22. 22. Project Based Learning Challenge Based Learning Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Collaborative Collaborative Learning Focused Learning Focused on Student–Designed on Expected Outcomes Questions and Solutions Problem Oriented Authentic, Real–World Problems Sometimes Simulated Teacher Directed Student Directed Teacher as Co–Collaborator Limited Access to Information 24/7 Access to Tools, Experts, and with Technology Resources with Technology Activities and Solutions Creative and Open–Ended may be Somewhat Scripted Activities and Solutions Concept–Oriented Action–Oriented Not Easily Scalable Easily Scalable Solution Shared Locally Solution Published Online (Global Access) and Put Into Action
  23. 23. Framework
  24. 24. Challenge Based Learning - Framework
  25. 25. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea
  26. 26. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question
  27. 27. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge
  28. 28. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Questions
  29. 29. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Questions Guiding Activities
  30. 30. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Resources Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Web and iTunes U
  31. 31. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Resources Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Web and iTunes U Solution - Action
  32. 32. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Resources Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Web and iTunes U Solution - Action Assessment
  33. 33. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Resources Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Web and iTunes U Solution - Action Assessment Publishing - Student Samples
  34. 34. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Resources Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Web and iTunes U Solution - Action Assessment Publishing - Student Samples Publishing - Student Reflection
  35. 35. CBL In Action
  36. 36. Challenge Based Learning - Framework
  37. 37. Challenge Based Learning - Framework
  38. 38. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Essential Question: What is apathy and how does it affect our school
  39. 39. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Essential Question: What is apathy and how does it affect our school
  40. 40. Areas where students saw apathy •Apathy towards learning •Apathy for the environment •Apathy towards cyberbullying •Lack of care for laptops •Apathy towards school spirit •Apathy in community involvement •Lack of self-confidence http://oneillcbl.ning.com
  41. 41. Areas where students saw apathy •Apathy towards learning •Apathy for the environment •Apathy towards cyberbullying •Apathy towards animal neglect •Lack of care for laptops •Apathy towards school spirit •Apathy in community involvement •Lack of self-confidence http://oneillcbl.ning.com
  42. 42. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question: What is apathy Question does it affect our school Essential and how The Challenge
  43. 43. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question: What is apathy Question does it affect our school Essential and how The Challenge Guiding Questions Examples * What is apathy? * How do people become apathetic? * Does our school really have an apathy problem? * What is the level of apathy in our school? * In what areas do we see apathy around us?
  44. 44. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question: What is apathy Question does it affect our school Essential and how The Challenge Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Examples Examples * What is apathy? •Brainstorm symptoms of apathy of in school * How do people become apathetic? (school spirit, grades, lack of involvement) * Does our school really have an apathy •Surveys, interviews, talking to other schools problem? •Scientific method with codename "MythBusting" * What is the level of apathy in our to design solution school? •Analyze places with obvious lack of apathy for what makes them successful, what makes people * In what areas do we see apathy around care about it. us? •Reach out to kids where they care - social networking tools •Bring in a youth activities coordinator, guidance counselor, community planner, etc. to speak with and answer questions about involvement.
  45. 45. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question: What is apathy Question does it affect our school Essential and how The Challenge Guiding Resources Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Web and iTunes U Examples Examples * What is apathy? •Brainstorm symptoms of apathy of in school Examples * How do people become apathetic? (school spirit, grades, lack of involvement) •Data Collection websites * Does our school really have an apathy •Surveys, interviews, talking to other schools •Human Resources problem? •Scientific method with codename "MythBusting" •Mythbusters videos * What is the level of apathy in our to design solution •Election 2008 resources school? •Analyze places with obvious lack of apathy for •School Spirit article what makes them successful, what makes people •Additional Example websites listed on CBL site: * In what areas do we see apathy around care about it. •http://newali.apple.com/cbl/challenges/identity/a us? •Reach out to kids where they care - social networking tools •Bring in a youth activities coordinator, guidance counselor, community planner, etc. to speak with and answer questions about involvement.
  46. 46. Collaborative Spaces • Ning: http://oneillcbl.ning.com • Google Sites: http://sites.google.com/site/oneillcbl • Podcast Producer: http://ops.esu8.org/groups/ teach42morrow/weblog/ • Google Apps for Ed: http://igoogle.oneillschools.org Data Collection • SurveyMonkey • Facebook • Interviews • Angel announcements • Posters
  47. 47. Additional Web 2.0 Tools •Ning.com •Google docs/ Google sites •Facebook •Survey Monkey •Flickr •mywebspiration.com •Cell phones!
  48. 48. Assessment • Self and Peer Assessment • Brainstormed criteria • Google form - collected into Google spreadsheet - averaged scores. Student Journals • Google doc • Student ID # • Pre, Week 1,2,3, and Post
  49. 49. Challenge Based Learning - Framework Big Idea Essential Question: What is apathy Question does it affect our school Essential and how The Challenge Guiding Resources Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Web and iTunes U Solution - Action Assessment Publishing - Student Samples Publishing - Student Reflection
  50. 50. “Solutions Sharing” Film Festival http://web.me.com/mrsmorrow/BioShelf/CBL-Apathy-OHS.html
  51. 51. Student Solutions • http://tinyurl.com/elscbl • Or on iPod touch - – Safari – Bookmarks – Challenge Based Learning • Examples of Solution videos on iPods
  52. 52. Positive Effects
  53. 53. Positive Effects
  54. 54. Positive Effects • Attendance
  55. 55. Positive Effects • Attendance • Engagement - (especially with traditionally less successful students)
  56. 56. Positive Effects • Attendance • Engagement - (especially with traditionally less successful students) • Empowerment - Giving students a voice
  57. 57. Positive Effects • Attendance • Engagement - (especially with traditionally less successful students) • Empowerment - Giving students a voice • Communication and Collaboration skills
  58. 58. Positive Effects • Attendance • Engagement - (especially with traditionally less successful students) • Empowerment - Giving students a voice • Communication and Collaboration skills • Community Connections
  59. 59. Reflections • http://tinyurl.com/elscbl • or on iPod touch – Videos – CBL Reflections • Examples of reflection videos on iPods
  60. 60. Challenges
  61. 61. Challenges 31
  62. 62. Challenges • Reduce Your School’s Paper Waste 31
  63. 63. Challenges • Reduce Your School’s Paper Waste • Increase recycling in your community 31
  64. 64. Challenges • Reduce Your School’s Paper Waste • Increase recycling in your community • Improve the online behaviors of 31
  65. 65. Challenges • Reduce Your School’s Paper • Make your town more energy Waste efficient • Increase recycling in your community • Improve the online behaviors of 31
  66. 66. Challenges • Reduce Your School’s Paper • Make your town more energy Waste efficient • Increase recycling in your • Tell the story of War community • Improve the online behaviors of 31
  67. 67. Challenges • Reduce Your School’s Paper • Make your town more energy Waste efficient • Increase recycling in your • Tell the story of War community • Cultural Shift: Disprove a • Improve the online behaviors of misconception about your 31
  68. 68. Democracy Create an authentic medium for strengthening Student Created Challenge Solution: Gov Love Ning Student Created Challenge Solution: Operation iVote Demo Student Created Challenge Solution: The Ideal Voter Site Student Created Challenge Solution: The Democracy of Tomorrow Site Student Created Challenge Solution: What Up, Gov! Facebook Group
  69. 69. Fitness • Big Idea: Fitness • Essential Question: How can kids lead a healthier lifestyle and be more physically fit? • Challenge: Change the fitness behaviors of youth to help them be more physically fit.
  70. 70. Collaborative CBL
  71. 71. Apple Learning Interchange - Polar Bears in a Changing Climate http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=19605&ve... Polar Bears in a Changing Climate Home Polar Bears in a Changing Climate Member Directory Group Directory Home > Apple Distinguished Educators Showcase Climate Change Lessons from the Arctic 1.Raise awareness about the effects Polar Bears, Climate Change, and Challenge Based Learning of climate change on polar bear habitat (and the polar bears). 2.Reduce your carbon footprint Big Idea - "The Changing Climate" either at home, at school, or in your community. In Challenge Based Learning, the "Big Idea" is a broad concept that can be explored in multiple ways, is engaging, and has importance to students and the larger society. In this unit of study, the "Big Idea" is "The Changing Climate." 3.Find a disappearing habitat in Essential Questions The "Big Idea" allows for the generation of a wide variety of essential questions that should reflect the interests of the students and the needs of their community. Essential questions identify what is important to know about the your community and work to big idea and refine and contextualize that idea. Below are two such possible essential questions relevant to "The Changing Climate," the "Big Idea" above. Alternative or additional essential questions can be formulated to meet one's curricular goals. protect it. "How does climate change impact animal habitats and people?" "How do our actions impact the world?" The Challenge - Three Exemplary Models From each essential question, a "Challenge" is articulated that asks students to create a specific answer or solution that can result in concrete, meaningful action. Taking action as part of the process and solution is an important aspect of Challenge Based Learning. While a variety of challenges can be developed that are unique to different learning environments, curricular goals, student interests, and community needs, three exemplary models are presented in relation to the "Big Idea" and 1 of 2 4/6/10 10:25 AM
  72. 72. Rock Our World http:// rockourworld.org
  73. 73. Impossible2Possible
  74. 74. Additional CBL examples • http://tinyurl.com/elscbl • Or on iPod touch - – Safari – Bookmarks – Challenge Based Learning • Examples of additional CBL Challenges to explore
  75. 75. Scalability
  76. 76. Timeline/Duration
  77. 77. Age/Grade Levels
  78. 78. Age/Grade Levels
  79. 79. CBL as a Philosophy rather than a Recipe
  80. 80. Your Challenge
  81. 81. Your Challenge...
  82. 82. Your Challenge... Big Idea: Challenge Based Learning
  83. 83. Your Challenge... Big Idea: Challenge Based Learning Essential Question: How can CBL benefit learning at my institution?
  84. 84. Your Challenge... Big Idea: Challenge Based Learning Essential Question: How can CBL benefit learning at my institution? Create a solution for implementing CBL at your institution.
  85. 85. Your Challenge... Big Idea: Challenge Based Learning Essential Question: How can CBL benefit learning at my institution? Create a solution for implementing CBL at your institution. Guiding Questions What aspects of CBL seem most applicable to me? What examples of challenges are relevant to my community and curriculum? Where would the biggest obstacles be when implementing?
  86. 86. Your Challenge... Big Idea: Challenge Based Learning Essential Question: How can CBL benefit learning at my institution? Create a solution for implementing CBL at your institution. Guiding Questions Guiding Activities What aspects of CBL seem most Discuss with neighbors applicable to me? What examples of challenges are relevant to my community and Research, Reflect, and Respond curriculum? Where would the biggest obstacles be when implementing?
  87. 87. Your Challenge... Big Idea: Challenge Based Learning Essential Question: How can CBL benefit learning at my institution? Create a solution for implementing CBL at your institution. Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Guiding Resources What aspects of CBL seem most Discuss with neighbors Web and iTunes U applicable to me? What examples of challenges are http://challengebasedlearning.org relevant to my community and Research, Reflect, and Respond curriculum? http://tinyurl.com/cblonitunesu Where would the biggest obstacles be when implementing?
  88. 88. Your Challenge... Big Idea: Challenge Based Learning Essential Question: How can CBL benefit learning at my institution? Create a solution for implementing CBL at your institution. Guiding Questions Guiding Activities Guiding Resources What aspects of CBL seem most Discuss with neighbors Web and iTunes U applicable to me? What examples of challenges are http://challengebasedlearning.org relevant to my community and Research, Reflect, and Respond curriculum? http://tinyurl.com/cblonitunesu Where would the biggest obstacles be when implementing? Solution - Action
  89. 89. Share your Solution • Voice Memo app -record your reflection OR • Post a comment to blog on iPod touch - – Safari – Bookmarks – Challenge Based Learning
  90. 90. Call to Action
  91. 91. Resources to “Continue Climbing” • http://challengebasedlearning.org • iTunesU - http://tinyurl.com/cblonitunesu

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