LETTING KIDS LEAD
Kate Messner
Penn State York – Summer Institute
http://www.katemessner.com
A, B, C, or D?
Mastering the Standardized Test
www.katemessner.com/PennStateYork
Lesson #1
Be brave.
But it’s also okay to be
afraid.
If you weren’t nervous, it wouldn’t be worth doing.
“You can’t have brave
without scared.”
~from Hound Dog True
by Linda Urban
Lesson #2
Never underestimate
the power of failure.
What would you do if you knew that
failure was impossible?
What if...?What if...?
Photo by Duncan Davidson, TED 2012
What if...?What if...?
What if...?What if...?
World BuildingWorld Building
World BuildingWorld Building
World BuildingWorld Building
What if...?What if...?
Image courtesy of ShutterStock
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Image courtesy of ShutterStock
Kid-Sourcing
Image courtesy of ShutterStock
What if...?What if...?
www.kid-sourcing.com
www.kid-sourcing.com
The Star Spangled
Setup
PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
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Mystery Writing
• CRIME
• SUSPECTS
• MOTIVES
• INVESTIGATORS
• MOTIVES
• CLUES
• FALSE CLUES
Deconstruct aDeconstruct a
DystopiaDystopia
World BuildingWorld Building
• MODERN-DAY PROBLEM/ISSUE
• BEST GUESS – 2050
• WORST CASE SCENARIO – 2050
• TIMELINE 2012-2...
What do students
need to change the
world?
Courage
…and opportunities
to
be brave.
Creativity
…plus permission to
fail and try again.
Stories
Mentors
Mentors
Empathy
“Revolution for
the Tested”
LETTING KIDS LEAD
Kate Messner
Penn StateYork – Summer Institute
http://www.katemessner.com
www.katemessner.com/PennStateYork
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  • Three-story tall banner with speaker photos
  • Nobel peace prize winner who ended Liberia’s civil war
  • Fear can be a good thing.
  • Mystery organizer – crime in the middle – then elements – suspects, motives, clues, false clues, etc. You can make your own – just list important elements of your particular genre.
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    1. 1. LETTING KIDS LEAD Kate Messner Penn State York – Summer Institute http://www.katemessner.com
    2. 2. A, B, C, or D? Mastering the Standardized Test
    3. 3. www.katemessner.com/PennStateYork
    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. “You can’t have brave without scared.” ~from Hound Dog True by Linda Urban
    7. 7. Lesson #2 Never underestimate the power of failure.
    8. 8. What would you do if you knew that failure was impossible?
    9. 9. What if...?What if...?
    10. 10. Photo by Duncan Davidson, TED 2012
    11. 11. What if...?What if...?
    12. 12. What if...?What if...?
    13. 13. World BuildingWorld Building
    14. 14. World BuildingWorld Building
    15. 15. World BuildingWorld Building
    16. 16. What if...?What if...? Image courtesy of ShutterStock
    17. 17. What if...?What if...? Image courtesy of ShutterStock
    18. 18. Kid-Sourcing Image courtesy of ShutterStock
    19. 19. What if...?What if...?
    20. 20. www.kid-sourcing.com
    21. 21. www.kid-sourcing.com
    22. 22. The Star Spangled Setup
    23. 23. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
    24. 24. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
    25. 25. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
    26. 26. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
    27. 27. PA YOUNG READERS CHOICE NOMINEES
    28. 28. Mystery Writing • CRIME • SUSPECTS • MOTIVES • INVESTIGATORS • MOTIVES • CLUES • FALSE CLUES
    29. 29. Deconstruct aDeconstruct a DystopiaDystopia
    30. 30. World BuildingWorld Building • MODERN-DAY PROBLEM/ISSUE • BEST GUESS – 2050 • WORST CASE SCENARIO – 2050 • TIMELINE 2012-2050 • WHAT WOULD CREATE A BEST CASE SCENARIO?
    31. 31. What do students need to change the world?
    32. 32. Courage …and opportunities to be brave.
    33. 33. Creativity …plus permission to fail and try again.
    34. 34. Stories
    35. 35. Mentors
    36. 36. Mentors
    37. 37. Empathy
    38. 38. “Revolution for the Tested”
    39. 39. LETTING KIDS LEAD Kate Messner Penn StateYork – Summer Institute http://www.katemessner.com
    40. 40. www.katemessner.com/PennStateYork

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