Project: What makes science and math matter?Big ideas: Math and scienceEssential questions:How would you go about solving the problem of disinterest in Maths and Science?Preparation ChecklistA variety of items need to be considered when you embark on a Challenge BasedLearning experience. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your challenge, you may not need toconsider all of these items or may need to add others.Read the Challenge Based Learning Classroom Guide and explore the website.Identify partners in other academic areas to work with. Meet with them to reviewthe CBL process and discuss how to work together.Discuss the CBL process with your supervisor.Secure the needed permissions if your students will be leaving the school orworking with community partners.Present the concept to parents.Set up or identify the online collaborative environment your students will useduring the process.*Complete a timeline and student contract documents.Analyze your curriculum scope and sequence and standards to determine howthe challenge could fit.*Analyze your schedule to determine how time will be used.Research potential big ideas from a local and global viewpoint.*Determine how to introduce your students to the CBL process.Provide students with skills they will need for the challenge (group work,research, technical).Determine the potential student deliverables and how they will be assessed. *Determine what technology is available for your students:Computer (MacBook, iMac)Video camera (iPod touch, iPhone, or built-in iSight camera on MacBook oriMac)Digital camera (iPod touch or iPhone)Audio capture (iPod touch and earphones with microphone)Online research (iTunes U, iPad, apps)Identify the big idea.*Identify the essential question.*Identify the challenge.*
CBL Timeline TemplateStage 1 – FoundationBig Idea and Essential QStart & end: 25 Jul - CompleteAccept the ChallengeStart & end: 25 Jul - CompleteChallenge Proposal videoStart: 10 SeptEnd: 14 SeptCreate solution team/roles14 Aug - CompleteStage 2 - Setting the foundationDevelop guiding questions/activitiesStart: 19 AugEnd: 25 AugActivities:- Basic info- IssuesAnswers to questionsStart: 28 AugEnd: 9 SeptProgress discussion - Meeting 129 AugInterviewsBetween: 3-9 SeptMeeting together and interviewInterviewees planned:- 1 expert- 1 businessperson related to the topic- 1 persons opinionMeeting 2 (Planning - How to answer questions)4 SeptProgress Discussion - Meeting 315 SeptCompiling knowledge/BrainstormingStart: 14 SeptEnd: 21 SeptBrainstorming - Meeting 420 SeptStage 3 - Identifying the Solution
Testing of solution prototypes - Group meetingStart: 28 SeptEnd: 1 OctProgress discussion - Meeting 527 SeptSolution Presentation - Meeting 64 OctStage 4 - Implementation and EvaluationImplementation PlanStart: 12 OctEnd: 16 OctPlanning discussion - Meeting 718 OctSolutionStart: 19 OctEnd: 29 OctProgress meeting - Meeting 81 NovData Analysis - group meetingStart: 30 OctEnd: 2 NovStage 5 - Publishing results and reflectionsSolution video - FinishingStart: 3 NovEnd: 7 NovVideo progress - Meeting 96 NovReflection videosStart: 9 NovEnd: 11 NovOverall finished and submitted12-16 Nov (est. 14th Nov)Final meeting - Submission and presentation14 NovCBL RubricArea of Satisfactory (1-3) Developing (4-6) Advanced (7-10)
ExaminationBig Idea Has significance to Is significant to the Is significant to the challenge on a the challenge. challenge, on a global and global and local scale, and is local scale. meaningful to its participants and their surroundings.Essential Question Several questions. Questions that identify the Questions that identify, clarify and important facts about the simplify the big idea. big idea.The Challenge Related to the Related to the essential Related to the essential question, essential question. question and can be used can be used to answer it and is to answer it. presented well in a short video.Guiding Questions A set of questions. A set of questions that can A set of questions with a wide be used to solve the coverage of topics that can be used challenge. to solve the challenge.Guiding Activities Activities arranged Activities inside and Activities inside and outside the inside the classroom. outside the classroom that classroom that help to answer the help to answer the guiding guiding questions and benefits the questions. local environment.Guiding Resources Large set of accurate Large set of accurate Large set of accurate resources resources. resources that contain that contain multiple perspectives multiple perspectives. and includes interviews with a range of people.Solution Presents a way to Presents a way to Presents a way to complete the complete the complete the challenge. challenge. Careful research and challenge. Research Careful research and consideration evident, and can be and consideration consideration evident. implemented by other students in evident. the community.Implementation Solution is Follows an Follows a thorough implemented and implementation and implementation and evaluation involves an audience, evaluation plan. Solution plan. Solution is implemented with with data collection. is implemented with an an audience for a specific amount audience with more data of time, with extensive data collection. collection.Evaluation Conclusions Conclusions generated Conclusions generated from data generated from data from data collected in the collected in the implementation collected in the implementation phase. phase. Presented in a clear written implementation Presented in a clear report and in a video. phase. written report.Reflection Clear perspectives on Clear perspectives on the Clear perspectives on the topic, the topic, researched topic, researched material researched material and the material and the and the process presented process presented in both written process during in a written format. and video format. classroom discussion.Guiding questions, resources and activities matrix
Group Challenge GuideThe Big Idea: Maths and scienceThe Essential Question: How can maths and science affect global warmingThe Challenge: How to build excitement in maths and scienceGroup Members and Roles/Responsibilities(Possibilities include project manager, product manager, public relations, media specialist,documentarian, add any other jobs that our group will need)Name Roles/Responsibilities1. Product manager: Responsible for managing the final deliverables including presentations, printmaterials, web products, videos, and so on.– Caryn2. Public relation/Marketing director: Keeps all of the stakeholders informed about the CBL process.Keeps the school, home, and local community up to date on progress and events. With the assistance ofschool officials handles any inquiries from the community. Creates any necessary marketing materials forthe solution. – Caryn3. Media specialist: Manages the production process for all of the media captured during the process.Plans how best to capture, edit, organize, and distribute the media assets. – Austin4. Documentarian: Develops a structure and strategy for documenting the entire CBL experience throughtext, audio, and video. Works closely with the production team to capture key events. – Phoebe5. Researcher: Works with the Research Librarian to identify activities and gather resources foranswering the guiding questions. Assists with documentation and sharing of the answers.– Phoebe6. Research Librarian: Manages the development of guiding questions as well as the process andresources necessary for answering them. Collects and organizes content from the researchers. Workswith the teacher to organize directed learning experiences and guest lectures when appropriate. – Caryn7. Social media/collaboration director: Manages the private and public online communities for theproject. Works closely with the teacher and other directors to ensure that an online space is available forcollaboration and documentation. Recommends, approves, and manages the use of public environments,including social networking and video distribution sites. - AustinOur Guiding Questions(Questions we need to answer—what we think we need to know to find a solution) - What are the causes of disinterest in Maths and Science? - What is interesting? - What is motivation? - What do most people think about Maths and Science? - What are the significance of Maths and Science? - How important is Math and Science? - How do we change people’s mindsets about Maths and Science? - What keeps us motivated? - What is inspiring? - What is difficult? - Who inspired Maths and Science? - How many ways of teaching are there?
Our Guiding Activities(Learning activities, research, experimentation, interviewing, exploring—how we will get information) - Interview students about their opinions of Maths and Science - Study the impact of Maths and Science in our life - Study people’s way of thinking - Research on people’s hobbies - Take pictures of roles of Maths and Science in real life - Study most people’s activities - Interview workers about their opinions of Maths and Science - Study the most inspirational people - Examine different approaches to learning about Maths and ScienceOur Guiding Resources(Websites, podcasts, movies, people, tools—sources we can access to find information) - http://www.dow.com/louisiana/stories/twenty-first-century-learning.htm - http://www.dow.com/louisiana/stories/twenty-first-century-learning.htm - http://www.challengebasedlearning.org/challenges - http://www.wikipedia.org/ - http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/ - http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/ - http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/ - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn - http://articles.cnn.com/2009-11-23/politics/obama.science_1_science-education-math-and- science-president-obama?_s=PM:POLITICS - http://public.web.cern.ch/public/ - http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2111975,00.html - http://www.go8.edu.au/__documents/go8-policy-analysis/2010/go8mathsreview.pdf - podcasts - tedtalks - youtube - booksTraining(Skills we need and our professional development plan—could include video production,interviewing techniques, and so on)Video editing, Gantt chart making, motivation skills, interviewing techniques, teaching skills,psychological evaluation techniques, research skills.Our Production Schedule(Events we want to record, what format, necessary resources, and dates) - Record: Interviews - Record: Group meetings - Record: Observations
FormatWindows media playerTools: - Camera - Laptop - iPhoneDates: - 3-9 Sept - 28 Sept-1 OctThings We’ve Learned—and How We Learned Them(Important information about the big idea and the challenge—keep a running list onanother sheet or on a wiki )___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Challenge Proposal StoryboardIn progress.