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Project Based Learning. Teaching. Proiektuka. Teaching Strategies. Learning strategies. Planning for Project Learning in Your Classroom, School, or Scho. How to adopt best practices in 5 minutes, 5 hours, 5 days, 5 months, and 5 years.

Planning for Project Learning in Your Classroom, School, or Scho

Editor's Note: Special thanks to Cacso Bay High School teacher Susan McCray and principal, Derek Pierce for their assistance compiling this list. Energizing Work: A King Middle School student works on her Kinetic Conundrum art project. Credit: Michael Warren You've read the articles, watched some videos, and come away feeling as inspired as you are frustrated. The projects profiled here are full-figured creations by teams of teachers at schools whose cultures and schedules support grand ideas.

IAR: Assess students > Answer: Good/Poor fixed-choice questions. Question 1 1A.

IAR: Assess students > Answer: Good/Poor fixed-choice questions

The promiscuous use of sprays, oils, and antiseptics in the nose during acute colds is a pernicious practice because it may have a deleterious effect on: the sinuses red blood cells white blood cells the olfactory nerve 1B. Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice. In this video, students in a gifted classroom use the multi-user learning environment Quest Atlantis to explore issues related to the creation of a game reserve in Tanzania.

Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

Interviews with the teacher and students offer perspectives on the value of using virtual worlds in the classroom . About the videoDownload video (Right-click or option-click) The diversity of the 21st-century classroom creates numerous challenges for teachers who may not have known the same diversity themselves as students. Among these, teachers must balance the requirements of high-stakes accountability while meeting the needs of diverse students within their classroom. The 26th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA reported that approximately ninety-six percent of general education teachers have students in their classroom with learning disabilities.

Differentiation as effective instruction Overcoming obstacles to effective differentiation Setting the scope A framework for technology integration. Starting With Why: The Power of Student-Driven Learning. I know a high school student who is quite amazing.

Starting With Why: The Power of Student-Driven Learning

She’s keen. She’s hungry. 10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning. The Fundamentals of Formative Assessment. In an effort not to duplicate information available in other resources, I have condensed the elements and their definitions quite a bit.

The Fundamentals of Formative Assessment

If you would like to read more about the fundamentals of formative assessment, I recommend “Working Inside the Black Box” (Black, Harrison, Lee, Marshall, & Wiliam, 2004); Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right— Using It Well (Stiggins, Arter, Chappuis, & Chappuis, 2004); and Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work (Marzano, 2006). Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary. Every Monday my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board.

Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down. For homework, we'd re-write each word seven times. Good, now you know it. Test on Friday and never for those 25 words to be seen again. Poof. Copying definitions from the dictionary we would probably all agree is not an effective way to learn vocabulary. The truth is, and the research shows, students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word and can apply it. Selecting Words Ah, so many words, so little time. My first year teaching, before my tenth graders began reading Lord of the Flies, I went through every chapter and made lists of all the vocabulary words I thought they'd have trouble with, so that I could pre-teach them. How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning. Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education’s relationship with technology.

However, it fits. Blended learning is marrying the influx of technology with the learning principles that are proven to work. It’s a powerful combination if done properly. PBLU - Project Based Learning resource for Educators. PBLU is a site I just found that is a new online social network of educators who use Project Based Learning in their classrooms.

PBLU - Project Based Learning resource for Educators

It is officially launching this summer and will provide free online courses (2 weeks long) and project ideas for teachers to use. It will have resources, links, help, and ways to connect with other PBL educators. Some of the classes they will be offering include: How to Launch the Project • How to Create a Project Calendar • How to Manage the Project • How to Grade the Project • How to Showcase Student Work • How to Get PBL Teacher Certification Project Based Learning is an excellent way to teach students content, along with other important skills like teamwork, communications, critical thinking, and problem solving. Planner PARCC aligned. Educators, this is your chance to decide on the texts you will teach as you prepare your students to be thinkers and doers.

Planner PARCC aligned

Note to Readers 11.05.13 Since this post was first written, the PARCC Aligned ELA Common Core Curriculum & Assessment Planners have been updated to include audio files and drop-down toolboxes for user friendliness. Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning. Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation What's Inside the PDF?

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning