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This A in’t Y our M ama’s D odgeball !. A new twist on a Research Unit. Lindsay Meekhof, Language Arts and Susan Grigsby, Library Media Specialist. Learning objectives. Participants will be able to: develop skills and understanding for starting the collaborative relationship - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


This aint your mamas dodgeball!

This Aint Your Mamas Dodgeball!A new twist on a Research Unit

Lindsay Meekhof, Language Arts andSusan Grigsby, Library Media Specialist1Participants will be able to:develop skills and understanding for starting the collaborative relationshipuse standards based instructionincorporate differentiation into lesson plansthink differently about current lesson plans and/or instructional delivery

Learning objectives2BlackboardsChalkHomework assignment: do even numbered problems on page 332 of your textbook.The way we were

3Overhead projectorsTransparenciesThe way we were

Homework: even numbered problems on page 332.

Homework: even numbered problems on page 332.4White boardsColorful markersThe way we were

Homework assignment: do even numbered problems on page 332 of your textbook.

5iPads and TabletsInteractivityAppsThe way we are

Homework assignment: even numbered problems on page 332 of your textbook.6We need teachers who are willing to change who understand that our society has changed, and our schools need to change.

Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA@chrislehmannThe way we want to be7 For every educator dead-set on personalizing learning through technology in an outcomes-based K-12 classroom, there is another educator working to develop new learning models that extract the potential of self-directed learning,the role of play in learning, and better understanding the different levels ofintegration of technology in the learning

8Critical Thinking thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.A statement by Michael Scriven & Richard Paul for theNational Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking Instruction

9For teachers AND for studentsCollaborative Planning

10Deeper Understandings through Project (and problem) Based Learning

students explore real-world problems and challengesactive and engaged learningstudents inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.

11Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner (MacArthur Foundation)

The 21st Century Learner (MacArthur Foundation)

12Common Core: CCGPS


Social Studies




Language Arts

MathThe Standards set requirements not only for English language arts (ELA) but also for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Just as students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, so too must the Standards specify the literacy skills and understandings required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.

It is important to note that the 612 literacy standards in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are not meant to replace content standards in those areas but rather to supplement them. States may incorporate these standards into their standards for those subjects or adopt them as content area literacy standards.

13CC.7.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources & generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigationCCGPS & AASL (American Association of School Librarians)AASL 1.1.1-4.2.2Follow an inquiry-based processDevelop and refine a range of questionsFind, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questionsCrosswalk examples14CCGPSCC.7.W.9.b: Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfictionCCGPS & AASLAASL 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 4.1.3Read, view, and listen for information presented in any formatto make inferences and gather meaningMake sense of information gathered from diverse sourcesRespond to literature in various formats and genres15Creativity and InnovationCommunication and CollaborationResearch and Information FluencyCritical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision MakingDigital CitizenshipTechnology Operations and Concepts

NETS-S are the NETS-S?The NETS-S are the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, adopted by the Georgia State Board of Education at the April 2011 Board meeting. The NETS were developed by ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education) and are widely used across the globe. The 6 standards are:16Current thinking in education

How do we get there?We know what were supposed to be doingBut how do we get there?

17The research project as it wasThe research project twistedResourcesChanging the rubricBoth LMS & teacher on same pageAllowed both areas of expertise to work in tandemELA/Library Collaboration

18Breakout in groups Two sports drawn at random15 minutes to brainstorm new hybridPresent hybrid to groupBreakout 1We will divide participants in groups of 2 or 3 (depending on number of participants) and ask each group to pull the name of a sport from an envelope we will pass around the room. The group will have 10 to 15 minutes to brainstorm an original hybrid game based on the two sports they have selected. They will be instructed to write down what they currently know about the sports and then creatively put the two together in a new way.After the brainstorming time period has ended the groups will be encouraged to share their new sport to the rest of the participants. We will have chart paper on the walls upon which we will write out the new sports with some brief highlights about each one. The intent of this breakout is to give participants an outlet for creative thinking as well as model the practice of engaging in creative exercise in the classroom with their students.19Breakout 1

Amazing Baseball/Basketball Trickshots 3 standards as the foundationCollaboration is the glueMultiple subject areas Incorporating other teachersPLC where we are at EPMSCollaborative atmospherePermission to failAtmosphere is everything

21RemediationHigh interest sportWell-known or common sportList of prepared resourcesOther ideas?Differentiation

22EnrichmentGrouping; assist a struggling groupDesign uniforms, mascots, logosSponsorships what co. would sponsor? Why?Ideas?Differentiation

23Grade level groups (elem, middle, high)Existing lesson plansWhat are YOU doing in your schoolMini PLNBrainstorm adding a twist to what youre already doingTechnologyEngagementAuthenticBreakout 2This second breakout is intended to build on the first one by asking groups to think about current research projects they use at their schools. How can those projects apply the Grappling Technology Integration Spectrum to incorporate H.E.A.T.? How can they alter cut-and-paste report assignments to incorporate creative thinking? How can they use what they are already doing to inspire novel thinking and knowledge creation student created knowledge that cant be found by doing an Internet search? We will also have the groups discuss PLN (Professional Learning Network) and how they could be improved/enhanced at their schools how to pull in other subjects and technologies. How can a PLN inspire teachers to try new things and think in terms of authentic learning over regurgitated learning?24Presentations from groupsDifferentiationHow do we remediate that?How do we enrich that?Whole group brainstormDifferentiation25Our contact

Follow me! @sksgrigsbyContinue the conversation26Project based learning image: planning image: images obtained from The Morgue File

Resources27If you arentFAILINGYou arent trying hard enough.Gretchin Rubin


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