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LETTING KIDS LEAD                Kate Messner                 WSRA 2013http://www.katemessner.com
A, B, C, or D?Mastering the Standardized Test
www.katemessner.com/WSRA
Lesson #1      Be brave.But it’s also okay to be          afraid.
If you weren’t nervous, it wouldn’t be worth doing.
Lesson #2Never underestimatethe power of failure.
What would you do if you knew that     failure was impossible?
What if...?
Photo by Duncan Davidson, TED 2012
What if...?
What if...?
World Building
World Building
World Building
What if...?Image courtesy of ShutterStock
What if...?Image courtesy of ShutterStock
Kid-SourcingImage courtesy of ShutterStock
What if...?
www.kid-sourcing.com
www.kid-sourcing.com
Mystery Writing• CRIME• SUSPECTS   • MOTIVES• INVESTIGATORS   • MOTIVES• CLUES   • FALSE CLUES
Deconstruct a  Dystopia
World Building•   MODERN-DAY PROBLEM/ISSUE•   BEST GUESS – 2050•   WORST CASE SCENARIO – 2050•   TIMELINE 2012-2050• WHAT ...
What do studentsneed to change the      world?
Courage…and opportunities       to    be brave.
Creativity…plus permission to fail and try again.
Mentors
GUESS HOW MANY    DRAFTS? 14!
Mentors
“Revolution for  the Tested”
Kate Messner                  WSRA 2013http://www.katemessner.com
www.katemessner.com/WSRA
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  1. 1. LETTING KIDS LEAD Kate Messner WSRA 2013http://www.katemessner.com
  2. 2. A, B, C, or D?Mastering the Standardized Test
  3. 3. www.katemessner.com/WSRA
  4. 4. Lesson #1 Be brave.But it’s also okay to be afraid.
  5. 5. If you weren’t nervous, it wouldn’t be worth doing.
  6. 6. Lesson #2Never underestimatethe power of failure.
  7. 7. What would you do if you knew that failure was impossible?
  8. 8. What if...?
  9. 9. Photo by Duncan Davidson, TED 2012
  10. 10. What if...?
  11. 11. What if...?
  12. 12. World Building
  13. 13. World Building
  14. 14. World Building
  15. 15. What if...?Image courtesy of ShutterStock
  16. 16. What if...?Image courtesy of ShutterStock
  17. 17. Kid-SourcingImage courtesy of ShutterStock
  18. 18. What if...?
  19. 19. www.kid-sourcing.com
  20. 20. www.kid-sourcing.com
  21. 21. Mystery Writing• CRIME• SUSPECTS • MOTIVES• INVESTIGATORS • MOTIVES• CLUES • FALSE CLUES
  22. 22. Deconstruct a Dystopia
  23. 23. World Building• MODERN-DAY PROBLEM/ISSUE• BEST GUESS – 2050• WORST CASE SCENARIO – 2050• TIMELINE 2012-2050• WHAT WOULD CREATE A BEST CASE SCENARIO?
  24. 24. What do studentsneed to change the world?
  25. 25. Courage…and opportunities to be brave.
  26. 26. Creativity…plus permission to fail and try again.
  27. 27. Mentors
  28. 28. GUESS HOW MANY DRAFTS? 14!
  29. 29. Mentors
  30. 30. “Revolution for the Tested”
  31. 31. Kate Messner WSRA 2013http://www.katemessner.com
  32. 32. www.katemessner.com/WSRA

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