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Janet Hale

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    Tons of ideas and strategies for meeting collaboratively realted to curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Janet Hale

4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE - 0 views

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    "I can't do this! I hate geometry! I'm too dumb for this!"

    In our classroom, the word "can't" was the worst four-letter word a student could use; after all, even the last three letters of "geometry" insist that you T-R-Y….TRY!

    The student's outburst is a classic example of fixed mindset. Fixed mindset tells the student to avoid challenges or to give up easily. Project Based Learning helps students understand that intelligence is just like any other skill - it can be developed. In a 2014 TED Talk, this is what Carol Dweck describes as growth mindset. The image below shows key differences between fixed and growth mindset."
Janet Hale

Project-Based Learning Research Review | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Studies have proven that when implemented well, project-based learning (PBL) can increase retention of content and improve students' attitudes towards learning, among other benefits. Edutopia's PBL research review explores the vast body of research on the topic and helps make sense of the results. In this series of five articles, learn how researchers define project-based learning, review some of the possible learning outcomes, get our recommendations of evidence-based components for successful PBL, learn about best practices across disciplines, find tips for avoiding pitfalls when implementing PBL programs, and dig in to a comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to all the studies and reports cited in these pages."
Janet Hale

How to Integrate Google Apps with the Rigor Relevance Framework | EdTech Magazine - 0 views

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    Educators like us across the globe are big fans Google Apps in the classroom. Through our work, we have seen Google Apps make learning more rigorous, relevant and engaging for students. We've watched Google Apps introduce and improve the digital skills that today's learners need for successful, sustainable careers in our digitized world - with one significant caveat: As with any technology used in the classroom, its power to transform is only as good as its strategic implementation.
Janet Hale

Google Apps for Education Enhances Project Based Learning | Blog | Project Based Learni... - 1 views

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    "Every Monday morning, all three sixth grade classes make their way to the Curtner Learning Lab, a recent renovation that included knocking walls down to combine the library and two classrooms into a 21st century learning center, with ample space, flexible rolling furniture, and Chromebooks for student use. Working in teams of three, the students log on to the Chromebooks with their Google accounts, open a team Google Doc used for collaboration, and get right to work on the PBL unit on climate change "
Janet Hale

ASCD Express 11.16 - Learning-Focused Feedback - 0 views

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    "As educators, we give feedback to students on their work all the time: in the moment, daily, weekly, and at the end of a unit or year. And research about formative assessment tells us that feedback is a foundational practice that makes a difference in student learning. But how can we make sure our guidance truly encourages our students' learning and growth at each interval? The literature includes some practical ideas to help us get there. It tells us that there is a continuum of feedback, which starts at one end with a focus on what's right or wrong. At the other end of the continuum, the type and amount of information provided turns the feedback into instruction. Let's take a look at three different feedback models derived from the literature and the insights we can take away from each one."
Janet Hale

Three Tips for More Engaging PBL Projects | ASCD Inservice - 0 views

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    "roject-based learning (PBL) is a powerful tool to promote student engagement. It allows students to investigate real-world challenges and problems and create high-quality work for authentic audiences. It allows students to work collaboratively and individually to learn the content and skills they need to be "future ready." Books by John Larmer and Suzie Boss are great tools to get started designing these high quality projects, and educators can reinvent projects of the past to make sure they are truly engaging. Here are three tips to consider as you design and redesign PBL projects for your students to make them even more engaging and focused on learning."
Janet Hale

Why this one STEM course has four different teachers | eSchool News - 0 views

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    "Walking into one of our four STEM classrooms at Huntingdon Area Middle School, you won't see students working quietly on worksheets. They'll be huddled up in small groups, collaborating, brainstorming, critically thinking about how to solve the world's problems. The expertise of four diverse teachers from different disciplines created a project-based, rotation model that has given middle school students a new realization that skills they learn in a classroom can be found in real-life situations, not just on a test."
Janet Hale

4 radically different school models upending education | eSchool News - 0 views

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    "Goal setting and PBL serve as cornerstones for new school models. Is self-directed learning every student's future?

    These days, there are few that would disagree that education needs to start looking more like the world students will one day work and live in and less like, well, school. What that might look like in the future is anybody's guess, but it may be safe to assume a lot more will be required of students than simple passive learning.

    Four school leaders recently spoke about their innovative school models and visions for student success in an increasingly digital world during a panel hosted by Clayton Christensen Institute cofounder Michael Horn at this year's ASU GSV Summit in San Diego. The new models overwhelmingly favor some combination of project-based learning coupled with self-directed goal-setting and skill building for students' life after school.

    Here are the four school models and their approaches to teaching and learning."
Janet Hale

Designing Practical PBL Lessons for History Class - 0 views

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    "Have you tried Project-based Learning in your history or social studies classroom? Was it awesome? Was it challenging?

    And, if you haven't tried to implement PBL, what's stopping you? Predetermined curricular standards? Pushback from admin? A difficult fit with the school culture?

    We'd like to argue that you can and should implement Project-based Learning in your history classroom. It doesn't have to be perfect. Take some elements of PBL and try them a bit at a time. Small steps can turn a stale unit into a truly meaningful, real-world learning experience - even if it's not pure PBL."
Janet Hale

ASCD Express 11.09 - How to Be Purposeful About Audience - 0 views

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    According to veteran PBL teacher Don Wettrick, "Nothing is better than a project that gets community buy-in." He says connecting students with an authentic audience is key to driving engagement and helping students relate what they are learning to the real world: "My top two goals are to help students find great opportunities [for real-world problem solving], and then cheerlead them to a great audience."
Janet Hale

Will ESSA & STEM Make a Happy Marriage? - 0 views

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    If you had three wishes for STEM education, what would those be? These are three of my priorities:

    Classrooms would be places of exploration, creativity, and discourse.
    Learning would be meaningfully connected to the world outside the school walls.
    Teachers would be prepared and empowered to design engaging STEM curricula and assessments.

    If those are your wishes as well, then here's some encouraging news!
Janet Hale

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Project-based learning (PBL) naturally lends itself to differentiated instruction. By design, it is student-centered, student-driven, and gives space for teachers to meet the needs of students in a variety of ways. PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment as well as daily management and instruction. PBL experts will tell you this, but I often hear teachers ask for real examples, specifics to help them contextualize what it "looks like" in the classroom. We all need to try out specific ideas and strategies to get our brains working in a different context. Here are some specific differentiation strategies to use during a PBL project.
Janet Hale

If the book fits - Sampson Independent - clintonnc.com - 0 views

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    "According to Balltzglier, the program involves:

    * I- I choose my book.

    * P- Purpose "Why am I reading this?"

    * I- Interest "Do I like it?"

    * C- Comprehension "Do I understand what I am reading?"

    * K- Know "Do I know most the words?"

    "Then we put the lesson to music with song, dance, and motions," the teacher added. "This helps make the lesson stick."
Janet Hale

CCSSO Navigating Text Complexity - Text Sets - 0 views

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    "Showroom Models - Roadmaps - Navigate text complexity with a text roadmap, a tool that brings together the quantitative measures, qualitative measures, and reader and task considerations of a text in one format."
Janet Hale

Too Much STEAM? Rethinking STEM & the Arts | MiddleWeb - 0 views

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    "I'm currently teaching a STEM/STEAM online course for Powerful Learning Practice with my arts expert buddy of 20 years - Nancy Flanagan. Our task, among other things, is to show how to put the "A" in STEM. We both have points of agreement, points of divergence, and plenty of questions."
Janet Hale

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language ELL - 0 views

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    "Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective."
Janet Hale

Curriculum Project Instructional Strategies Curry Samara Model Classroom Project - 0 views

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    "Effective Instructional Strategies for a Model Classroom ... The Curriculum Project provides K - 12 educators with training, materials, and software designed to bring about increased levels of student success. Our instructional strategies and emphasis on the implementation of state standards help teachers to refine their practices to provide differentiated experiences for learners of all types."
Janet Hale

Marzano Vs. A Four Year Old - Amherst, NY, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - 0 views

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    EDIT COMMUNITY ALERT
    Marzano Vs. A Four Year Old



    I know this is more personal, but it's also educational, and I wanted to share.

    "Some mornings, our four year old will share the dreams she had the night before. This morning, she told me that she dreamed about "Rudolph." She loves the Rudolph Christmas special and we watch it all year long. She watched it last night before bedtime."
Janet Hale

Dr. Alice Christie's GoogleTreks™ Site - 0 views

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    "This site was created by Dr. Alice Christie to share an exciting new approach to teaching and learning. Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, GoogleTreks™ allows teachers and students to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, video files, and much more in one central location."
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