Bristol Meeting March 2009


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Bristol Meeting March 2009

  1. 1. G Bristol March 18th 2009 “ Curriculum Planning -From Concepts To Compelling Learning Experiences” Shaaron Sanderson Paul Berry
  2. 2. Paul Berry Head Of Geography & Director Of Learning South Molton Community College
  3. 3. Aims For The Day <ul><li>What is a ‘compelling learning experience’? </li></ul><ul><li>Geography & PLTS </li></ul><ul><li>Geography & ‘Habits of Mind’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. A ‘Compelling Learning Experience’ What Does This Mean? <ul><li>ASK YOURSELF! </li></ul><ul><li>ASK YOUR DEPARTMENT! </li></ul><ul><li>ASK YOUR PUPILS! </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence of lessons / single lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Means different things to different people </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t be achieved every lesson! </li></ul><ul><li>Our Holy Grail? </li></ul>
  5. 5. A ‘Compelling Learning Experience’ A Teacher’s Checklist? <ul><li>Challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Topical? </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant? </li></ul><ul><li>Creates thirst for more? </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyable? </li></ul><ul><li>Technology? </li></ul>
  6. 6. A ‘Compelling Learning Experience’ Pupil Voice! That was brill! I can’t wait until tomorrow when we have it next! I didn’t realise old Bam Bam still had it in him! If it was like that all the time, I’d put more effort in! That made me think a lot! My brain hurts! Two weeks until the next lesson – I can’t wait that long! I will never forget that lesson! I would take part more if the lessons were all like that!
  7. 7. PASSING GO Ah well, homework, then. He turned the screen off and reached reluctantly for his schoolbag. Half of it was geography, which was nearly all colouring in and copying and drawing. Kid’s work. He had thought that the colouring would stop when he was at secondary school, but no such luck. Resignedly pulling the folder towards him and starting to shade in a patch of steppe …. He put the finishing touches to ‘Africa – main crops’ and looked, with disfavour, at ‘Africa – climate’. One day, work and life would not be this boring. ‘ Passing Go’ – Libby Purves (2000) Some Inspiration ……
  8. 8. FUTURE WORLD PROTECTED WORLD MY WORLD CONNECTED WORLD COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD HAZARDOUS WORLD India & China- The New World Order? A Wind Farm For Batsworthy Cross? Sustainable Living Conflicts In National Parks The Jurassic Coast Rain Forests Sustainable Planning In South Molton A New Supermarket For South Molton? Geography And Me There’s Nothing Sweet About Chocolate The Global Fashion Industry Food Miles What Is Development? Sustainable World Tourism Exploring England Earthquakes Volcanoes Flooding
  9. 10. <ul><li>EARTHQUAKES UNIT </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes Background </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Street Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Plate Tectonics </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring Earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes and Life Skills </li></ul><ul><li>How good a listener are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How good a reader are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How good a speaker are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How good a writer are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How observant are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How well can you present yourself? </li></ul>
  10. 11. How Good a Listener are You?
  11. 12. What Your Sheet Should Look Like ! First name Last name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Effect of an earthquake Effect of an earthquake Effect of an earthquake 6. 7. 8. 9. Mantle Inner core Outer core 10.
  12. 13. How Good a Listener are You? Odd One Out
  13. 14. How Good a Reader are You?
  14. 15. How Observant Are You?
  15. 16. What Can You Remember? <ul><li>How many men were wearing glasses? </li></ul><ul><li>What colour gloves were the men wearing? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the shirt the man on the stretcher was wearing? </li></ul><ul><li>What colour were the head straps? </li></ul><ul><li>How many red crosses were there in the picture? </li></ul><ul><li>What colour was the car in the background? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the man on the left doing? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Dragons’ Den
  17. 18. Come up with a product that can help save lives before, during or after an earthquake <ul><li>In the home </li></ul><ul><li>In the office or work place </li></ul><ul><li>In schools </li></ul><ul><li>In the car </li></ul>Face The Dragons!
  18. 19. Examples of Pupils’ Inventions
  19. 20. Examples of Pupils’ Inventions
  20. 21. Examples of Pupils’ Inventions
  21. 22. Examples of Pupils’ Inventions
  22. 23. Quaky Shaky Range Bangle Belt Buckle Pencil topper OK Key ring charm OK Mobile phone charm + LOTS MORE! OK OK OK Back of necklace /bracelet charm OK
  23. 24. Dragons’ Den Now it’s your turn!
  24. 25. The Rolling House
  25. 26. Peer Assessment 6. Were the students well presented? (5) Persuasiveness Total Score (50) 7. Did they emphasise the main points by altering tone & volume (10) 6. Did they memorise their speech and avoid using notes? (5) 5. Did they give plenty of eye contact? (5) 4. Did they use rhetorical questions effectively? (5) 3. Did they speak slowly and clearly? (5) 2. Did they back up what they said with facts and statistics? (10) 1. Did they grab your interest from the beginning? (5) Group names:
  26. 28. <ul><li>Independent Enquirers </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Team Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Self-managers </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Participators </li></ul>QCA PLTS Framework
  27. 29. Reflective Learners
  28. 30. Peer Assessment Can you design a peer assessment marksheet that incorporates aspects of the QCA PLTS Framework?
  29. 32. ‘ Habits of Mind’ – “ What I do when I don’t know the answer” (Student – St Cuthbert’s College, New Zealand)
  30. 34. WHAT IS A SOUTH MOLTON LEARNER LIKE? What do we see them doing? What do we hear them saying? What are they feeling?
  31. 35. WHAT DO WE WANT A SOUTH MOLTON LEARNER TO BE LIKE? What do we want to see them doing? What do we want to hear them saying? What do we want them to feel?
  32. 36. “ Twenty-first Century Tools for Twenty-first Century Learners” 3000?
  33. 37. It is estimated that today’s learners will have 10-14 jobs By the age of 38 The top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004
  34. 38. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist – using technologies that have not yet been invented – in order to solve problems we don’t know are problems yet
  35. 39. WIFM # Better exam results # Better behaviour # Dialogue of learning # Whole school emphasis on learning # Involve parents # Umbrella for PLTS, SEAL, citizenship etc
  37. 41. Maps From Memory
  38. 43. Maps From Memory What ‘Habits of Mind’ are developed in this exercise?
  39. 44. Maps From Memory Essential Ingredient: The Debrief
  40. 45. Curriculum Design Radical v conservative? Skills-based Year Seven Two year KS3 Deep learning days Learning to learn Opening Minds Cross curricular learning
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  42. 48. Are your lessons worth behaving for?