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ORC On > 3-5. Students in grades 3–5 may be interested in exploring some foundational information about earthquakes and tsunamis, changes in the Earth's surface brought about by fault activity, or interesting and unusual bits of information about earthquakes.

ORC On > 3-5

They may also be interested in discovering more about Japan's physical and cultural geography or in learning how to protect people and property during a natural disaster. Tremor Troop: Earthquakes—A Teacher's Package for K–6. Download this PDF file for a complete unit on earthquakes. The lessons in Unit I, Level 2, provide students with opportunities to explore legends about earthquakes and then determine what causes earthquakes.

There are several additional lessons and activities in this unit that delve deeper into the topic of earthquakes. Online Coloring. K–6 Tsunami Curriculum. The Quake-Catcher Network. ORC On. Virtual School House/Projects/the Bridge Project/Story Page 2. The process of constructing the bridges required meticulous work by a team of students--who only had pasta to work with!

Virtual School House/Projects/the Bridge Project/Story Page 2

The Bridge Model The second component of the Bridge Project was the construction of a bridge model. Students organized themselves into groups of three or four. Ms. Texas cautioned them from forming groups only with their friends; she reminded them that each group would need a diverse collection of "experts" to complete the project.

She referred them to the skills inventory they completed at the beginning of the year. New-tritional Info « Mathalicious. BIEPBL. Collaborative project-based learning and problem-based learning in higher education: a consideration of tutor and student roles in learner-focused strategies. Printer friendly version in PDF.

Collaborative project-based learning and problem-based learning in higher education: a consideration of tutor and student roles in learner-focused strategies

Project Based Learning Language Arts Projects. Project-based learning. Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an alternative to paper-based, rote memorization, teacher-led classrooms.

Project-based learning

Proponents of project-based learning cite numerous benefits to the implementation of these strategies in the classroom including a greater depth of understanding of concepts, broader knowledge base, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills. John Dewey initially promoted the idea of "learning by doing. " John Dewey, 1902 Markham (2011) describes project-based learning (PBL) as: " PBL integrates knowing and doing. Students learn knowledge and elements of the core curriculum, but also apply what they know to solve authentic problems and produce results that matter.

Olander School for Project Based Learning  Meridian: Getting A Grip On Project-Based Learning. Museum Box Homepage. Life in a 21st-Century English Class. Teaching Strategies Creating a Common Craft-style video is part of the classroom assignment.

Life in a 21st-Century English Class

By Shelley Wright I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means my classroom is a place where my students spend time piecing together what they have learned, critically evaluating its larger purpose, and reflecting on their own learning. Finally, technology is embedded into the structure of all we do.

In my English classroom, this looks a lot different than in my biology and chemistry classrooms (which you can read about here). My curriculum states that I need to develop skills in 5 areas: reading, writing, viewing and representing, listening and speaking. Whenever we begin a new inquiry unit, research is always involved. After researching, we come back together to discuss what needs to happen next. This semester, we’ve chosen to create a social media campaign to raise awareness around modern slavery. Here’s one example: A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard. In 2010, a second-grade class in Colorado took part in a Smithsonian online conference on environmental issues.

A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard

One session was on the exploding population of deer in the United States, a subject that really hit home. Their town of about nine thousand had been overrun in the last few years by hundreds of mule deer. The conference was one in a series that challenged students not only to learn about the environment, but also to take action to improve it. After researching the larger issue of deer populations and environmental change, the second-graders began looking for ways to educate the rest of the town and to offer possible local solutions.

In this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom, we tell their story in the hope that it will inspire you and your class to take on your own environmental challenge. Comedy Scripts, Funny Scripts, Free Comedy Scripts, Script Submissions.


Problem Based Learning Activities. Project based learning. Project Based Learning Co-Laboratory. Learning theories in practice/Project-Based Language Learning. Introduction[edit] In the first section, a literature review on project-based learning (PjBL) is presented, including a definition, theoretical foundations, features, implementing steps, and a list of benefits as well as disadvantages, to provide a basic foundation for understanding how PjBL is used in language learning.

Learning theories in practice/Project-Based Language Learning

In this section of the chapter, I refer to project-based language learning (PjBLL). Not only is the basic concept of PjBLL discussed and elaborated upon, but also it's implementation as well as effectiveness. Scenario 1 In Ms. In the middle of the semester, Ms. What makes Jonathon change his attitude toward learning English? I. Search Results. Summary – Project Work in EFL Classrooms. CAELA: ESL Resources: Digests. Donna Moss, Arlington (VA) Education and Employment Program (REEP) Carol Van Duzer, National Center for ESL Literacy Education December 1998 Project-based learning is an instructional approach that contextualizes learning by presenting learners with problems to solve or products to develop.

CAELA: ESL Resources: Digests

For example, learners may research adult education resources in their community and create a handbook to share with other language learners in their program, or they might interview local employers and then create a bar graph mapping the employers, responses to questions about qualities they look for in employees.