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Champions Of Active Learning Grant


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Champions Of Active Learning Grant

  1. 1. Champions of Active Learning Grant 2002-2003 Funding Provided by J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation 6 th Grade Computer Awareness Mrs. Wright
  2. 2. Goals of the Grant <ul><li>To strengthen the Science program at Monroe Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>To create an increased interest in Science among the students of Monroe </li></ul><ul><li>To open the lines of communication between teachers to improve the quality of education </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the use and understanding of technology as a learning tool </li></ul>
  3. 3. Using the Palms “In the Classroom” <ul><li>Students identified and labeled each part of the Palm before working with it </li></ul><ul><li>The first activity was “beaming” information to each other </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Collaboration amongst students was necessary for the activities </li></ul>
  5. 9. Using the Palms “In the Field” <ul><li>Students went on field trips to various metro parks during different seasons of the year </li></ul>
  6. 10. Using the Palms “In the Field” <ul><li>The Palms were used to collect and store information during the trip </li></ul><ul><li>The Palms were also used to draw sketches of discoveries during the trip </li></ul>
  7. 13. <ul><li>The soil was tested for temperature above and below the surface and pH </li></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>The water was tested for temperature, turbidity, and pH </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>The spring trip offered students a chance to “get their feet wet” while learning about science and living things </li></ul>
  10. 19. <ul><li>Students carefully identified and classified their findings </li></ul>
  11. 24. <ul><li>Final thoughts and culminating ideas were shared during lunch discussions </li></ul>
  12. 26. <ul><li>Thank you to the </li></ul><ul><li>J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>for funding these opportunities for </li></ul><ul><li>active learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>for the students of </li></ul><ul><li>Monroe Middle School </li></ul>