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Arlo Brookhart

Social Studies supervisor of curriculum and instruction at the TCESC.

Time For Kids. Outline Maps for continents, countries, islands states and more - test maps and answers. iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics. The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for Kids. Congress for Kids - Interactive, Fun-filled Experiences About the Federal Government. Transition from World Geography to Global Studies as PBL via Design Thinking_1.1. Problem Based Learning Activities. Constitution Day projects & Essays resources es/ms/hs Actively seek out alternative information ADA - assessment and action project Alternative Energy Sources and Conservation Attendance Improvement Campaign Benjamin Franklin Extraordinary Biodiversity Exploration Investigation ms/hs Birds - examine status of local species Bird Species List for FeederWatch - make one Biomes - learn about biomes as you select a new home Bloggez- vous?

Bonus Army treatment and veterans today Bridges or earmarks what is the national priority? Cars - Event recording device - privacy, safety & justice Charity begins at Home Civil Rights - What are yours? Clean Coal Technology fact or fiction Club or School Presentation Project Collaboration Online and Social Networking - Web 2.0 Collaboration online and Social Networking - using it to do work Colonial American PowerPoint project ppt download Community's History through its names Community Green Infrastructure Project Competition of Birds on Wade Island - updated 3/2013.

Example PBLs. Social Studies Projects & Ideas for PBL History, Geography, Civics. These 350 projects in social studies take your students beyond dioramas and research papers to authentic learning in community and civic problem-solving and world outreach. Your students collaborate with classes across campus, the town or the world to develop solutions, to share international cultures, and to understand local, state, national and world issues.

I got my start on social studies projects with an ePals project. (ePals projects are listed below.) My class paired up with a class in Germany to learn about the culture and geography of Germany and Europe. So for years, I've been a project collector and shared interesting projects I've found with teachers and homeschooling parents. Image of The Map Probe, 2, courtesy of IK's World Trip, under Creative Common 2.01 license, hosted on What is PBL? To help teachers do PBL well, we created a comprehensive, research-based model for PBL — a "gold standard" to help teachers, schools, and organizations to measure, calibrate, and improve their practice.

In Gold Standard PBL, projects are focused on student learning goals and include Essential Project Design Elements: Project Based Learning | BIE. Webb's Depth of Knowledge Posters | Robert Kaplinsky - Glenrock Consulting. I have seen quite a few posters to describe Webb’s Depth of Knowledge but I recently came across a set that is now my favorite. In particular, I love the bullet point lists that explain each of the levels as I believe that focusing on the verbs can lead to confusion (for example, “explain” can be level 1 through 4 depending on how it is used). Click the “Download Files” to download two PDFs: one has all four levels on a single sheetone has each level on its own sheet in a bigger size I got these posters via Alyda Mir who got them from Linda Evans. If you know who the posters were originally created by, please let me know so I can give proper attribution.

Download Files. Weekly Twitter Chat Times. OH Dept of Education (OHEducation) Ohio Online Field Test Portal. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) will be conducting the Online Science and Social Studies Field Tests in spring of 2014. These field tests are an integral part of Ohio’s commitment to developing the next generation assessment program, and serve as an important opportunity for districts and schools to assess preparedness for future testing.

Use this site to access test administration systems, training systems, informational resources and the secure browsers download page. The systems that are accessible from this portal are TIDE for online administrations, the Test Administrator Interface, the TA Training Site, the Student Training Site, and the Online Reporting System. Some systems require a username and password to log in; these are identified by a lock icon. If you need a username and password, contact your District Test Coordinator. Resources such as FAQs, guidance documents, and fact sheets are organized by user type. DOK MATH CEILING.pdf. State Developed Assessments – Science and Social Studies. Ohio will develop assessments for science and social studies for an online administration to complement the computer-based PARCC assessments. Additional information can be found on the Ohio Online Field Test Portal.

The Field Test Portal is your gateway to all systems and resources for the Spring 2014 Ohio Online Science and Social Studies Field Tests. It includes FAQs and resources for students and families, teachers/test administrators, test coordinators, and technology coordinators. Although the Field Test Portal is available to the public, several systems require users to log in using their account information. The Ohio Online Field Test Portal can be accessed at Proposed timeline Although many details are still to be completed, the proposed timeline for the computer-based assessments is: Science Test Specifications Social Studies Specifications ODE Resources. GradReq_2018.pdf.aspx. Newsletters. Social Studies. Skip navigation Skip to main content SAFE | State Agencies | Online Services Follow Home > Ohio's New Learning Standards > Social Studies Social Studies Contact Information Dwight Groce Social Studies Consultant (P) 614-387-3200 Linda McKean Social Studies Consultant (P) 614-387-0957 The State Board of Education has adopted the Ohio Revised Standards in Social Studies as part of Ohio's New Learning Standards for academic learning.

Content Standards Model Curricula In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula. Ideas and Problems Related Last Modified: 4/24/2014 1:12:02 PM Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. More Sharing Services0.

Pin by Petra Raijmakers on Leren. Coursebooks and critical thinking | Cambridge ConversationsCambridge Conversations | All things ELT from Cambridge English. Lewis Lansford, author of Unlock, looks at how coursebooks have been addressing the topical area of critical thinking. He also provides some suggestions of what you can do when they don’t. Critical thinking (CT) is a current ELT buzzword. Along with communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and a variety of literacies – including visual and digital – CT is rightly seen as a basic survival skill for life in the twenty-first century. The idea isn’t new. More than a hundred years ago, American philosopher, psychologist and education reformer John Dewey (1859–1952) championed the importance of teaching learners to think critically. In the 1950s, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom introduced his taxonomy, which features critical thinking as a crucial element.

Following on from my previous posts on coursebooks, I thought it would be timely to weigh in on how coursebooks address CT, and what teachers can do about it when they don’t. Encourage learners to question everything. Weekly Twitter Chat Times. Social Studies. Social Studies. Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests. Over the last few months I have worked with a number of high schools and middle schools where the grading and assessment practices simply do not work in a world of standards.

The schools are not making local assessment rigorous enough in their concern with demoralizing students through low grades. The solution is straightforward: don’t thoughtlessly translate scores into grades. The problem. Schools have to meet standards, and local assessment should prepare kids to deal with the standards as tested by PARCC and SB. Yet, there seems to be no alternative: to significantly raise local standards of performance seems to mean we have to lower student grades. Note that so-called “standards-based grading” does NOT inherently solve this problem. So, what is rigor? The difficulty of the task or questionsThe difficulty of the criteria, as established by rubricsThe level of achievement expected, as set by “anchors” or cut scores. Many districts and schools don’t even pass the #1 criterion now.