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  • Active learning projects are designed to tap into students’ gifts
  • Every teacher learns about the importance of this, but not necessarily how to achieve the goal of addressing the multiple intelligences. Interact Active learning projects esily do this.
  • Gifted students thrive in adding even greater depth and details to their understanding of core curriculum.
  • Mention that samples of the first 10 pages of every lesson are available online for their review and you can also provide physical review copies to those who will be making purchase decisions.
  • What concerns do you have about active learning projects and the Interact Elementary Library matching the goals of Ferguson Florissant's Gifted program and the needs of your students?
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    1. 1. California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners Lanore Larson
    2. 2. <ul><li>Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction and expected outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Building Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Varying level of challenge in an activity </li></ul><ul><li>Non-traditional instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Non-traditional assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on activity </li></ul><ul><li>Debrief and review of supporting scientific research </li></ul>California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    3. 3. <ul><li>Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter Lanore Larson </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School of Education, Loyola Marymount University </li></ul><ul><li>Performing Arts Magnet School, Hollywood High </li></ul><ul><li>School for Advanced Studies, Hollywood High </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>M.S. International Education, U.S.C. </li></ul><ul><li>M.B.A. International Business, Education and Research, U.S.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary World History Project, Stanford University Complex </li></ul>50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    4. 4. 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Intended Outcomes of session </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with an engaging active learning project to teach the Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with examples of strategies to provide access to content to their English Language Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with the sociological and neurological basis of successful active learning projects </li></ul>
    5. 5. What are Active Learning Projects? Collaborative, constructivist lessons to challenge students to develop academic skills and content knowledge to solve authentic problems Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    6. 6. Vocabulary Building Activities (whole class or individual) 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Students write definition with word origin to emphasize how languages acquire words </li></ul><ul><li>Students write similarities to words in their primary language </li></ul><ul><li>Students explain the term to a five-year-old </li></ul>
    7. 7. Vocabulary Building Activities 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Create an illustration of the word </li></ul><ul><li>Create a pictoword for Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Students demonstrate understanding using spatial and visual intelligence and creativity, rather than verbal-linguistic skills </li></ul>
    8. 8. How to vary the level of vocabulary and writing challenge in an activity 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Provide vocabulary or have students define words </li></ul><ul><li>Students can translate on a word-by-word, sentence-by-sentence, or paragraph basis </li></ul><ul><li>Have students write in their primary language and translate it into English </li></ul><ul><li>Have students write in a hybrid with some primary language words </li></ul>
    9. 9. How to vary the level of vocabulary or writing challenge in an activity 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Group size can range from 1 to 5 to adjust support </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully assign sections based on student proficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to rehearse can be given to certain or all students prior to cold Readers Theater reading </li></ul>
    10. 10. How to vary the level of vocabulary or writing challenge in an activity 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Model how to evaluate which issues would have the most impact on colonists to include in their declaration </li></ul><ul><li>Required number of key ideas may be varied </li></ul><ul><li>Vary the requirements for video and slide show creation (length, soundtrack, animation, closed captioning) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Non-traditional instructional delivery 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Visual – students can view video re-creations, posters, other students’ illustrations of vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory – students can read aloud, listen to </li></ul><ul><li>re-creations, classmates’ presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory active learning – students can break down and analyze primary source to write their own version </li></ul>
    12. 12. Non-traditional assessments 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Auditory - students write in rhyme, create a song or use a popular song </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic – students act out the delivery of the Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal-Linguistic – students tweet sections or a summary </li></ul><ul><li>Visual - students draw illustrations, create a slide show or video </li></ul>
    13. 13. Non-traditional assessments 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Slide shows and videos can include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>animation (with proper credit) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a soundtrack with closed captioning on video and text on slides </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Writing your declaration with a focus on the audience 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Different tones (logical or emotional , respectful or angry) would be most effective for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convincing colonists to rebel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convincing the King to give more autonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convincing Parliament to give more autonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convincing other countries to be our allies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students’ primary language may be more formal than English, offering more choices in phrasing </li></ul>
    15. 15. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners The beauty and power of the words and phrasing of the Declaration of Independence will inspire students when writing their own declaration.
    16. 16. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the Causes which impel them to the Separation.
    17. 17. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
    18. 18. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such form, as to them shall seem, most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
    19. 19. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same objectives is designed to reduce them under absolute despotism,
    20. 20. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such a government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient suffering of these Colonies;and such is now the necessity which causes them to change their former systems of government.
    21. 21. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
    22. 22. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners He has refused his assent to laws, necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass laws, of immediate and pressing importance. He has called together legislative bodies at distant places, for the sole purpose of tiring them.
    23. 23. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing his invasions on the rights of people. By refusing his assent to laws, He has made judges dependent on his will alone for their stay in office, and for the amount and payment of their salaries.
    24. 24. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent her swarms of officers to harass our people. He has kept among us in times of peace, standing armies. He has affected to make the Military independent of, and superior to, the civil power.
    25. 25. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners He has given his assent to legislation for quartering large bodies of troops among us. For protecting these troops, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders they commit on the inhabitants of these states. For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world.
    26. 26. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners For imposing taxes on us without our consent. For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury.
    27. 27. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners For transporting us beyond seas, to be tried. For taking away our charters, abolishing our laws and altering the forms of our governments. For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring to themselves the power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    28. 28. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection, and waging war against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    29. 29. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners He is at this time bringing. armies of foreign troops to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, totally unworthy of the head of a civilized nation. He has made our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brothers, or to fall themselves by their hands.
    30. 30. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has tried to bring on the peoples of the frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions. In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for relief in the most humble terms.
    31. 31. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
    32. 32. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in general congress assembled, do, in the Name of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be Free and Independent States:
    33. 33. Read-Around The Declaration of Independence 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
    34. 34. Rewrite your own declaration 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>State the actions of the British government that most affect your life in a negative way </li></ul><ul><li>State how you would like those actions to change </li></ul><ul><li>Use powerful words, rhythm, and meter to keep the audience interested and on your side </li></ul><ul><li>Optional: Set to the tune of a song, rap, or television theme song </li></ul>
    35. 35. Present your declaration 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners <ul><li>Share your Declaration with a neighboring group </li></ul><ul><li>Share 4 lines of your Declaration with the entire group </li></ul>
    36. 36. Active learning projects give content access and skills to English Language Learners This strategy has been proven to improve student achievement. <ul><li>collaborative structure provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>peer interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>constructive feedback </li></ul></ul>Active Learning Projects Inspire Elementary Love of Math 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    37. 37. <ul><li>The brain retains information in a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students compete within a group, not against every peer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>challenging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELLs thrive on grade-level challenges, not “busy work” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborative setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with academic peers provides feedback, guidance and a sense of responsibility to the group </li></ul></ul>Active learning projects use brain research to challenge every student Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    38. 38. Ongoing neuroscience research has strongly supported constructivist teaching – students thrive when actively interpreting new knowledge creatively Active learning projects use brain research to engage every student Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    39. 39. Active learning projects engage Gardner’s multiple intelligences – ELLs are individuals Students quickly access content in areas of strength while developing other talents. interpersonal intrapersonal spatial kinesthetic verbal linguistic Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    40. 40. <ul><li>Students learn American history by becoming a Wampanoag and planning the first Thanksgiving </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn world history by negotiating at the Congress of Vienna in character </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn economics by creating and operating a toy factory </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn world geography while creating brochures for a cruise line </li></ul>What do other active learning projects look like in the classroom? Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    41. 41. Call or email: For more ideas, visit the on-line community http://We.TeachInteract.com Lanore Larson [email_address] 310-839-2436 Active Learning Projects Empower English Language Learners 50th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference March 5, 2011
    42. 42. Learning by Doing Learn… Experience… <ul><li>information analysis </li></ul><ul><li>how to share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>how to communicate information </li></ul><ul><li>leadership responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>working collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>role playing & staging events </li></ul><ul><li>creating authentic situations </li></ul><ul><li>developing communication skills </li></ul>

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