Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades. Instead of giving you a persuasive essay about why you should buy this book (and you should), I will share two ways Kathy’s work has impacted what I do as an elementary principal and literacy leader. 1. Digital Portfolios: In the beginning of the school year, Dropbox was the tool selected for my teachers to curate student writing. The plan was to share these web-based folders with parents as the year progressed, so everyone could see student growth over time.
One problem was (and still is) that the teachers are doing the work. Although Dropbox is a great tool for online storage of many types of media, we have found it a bit time-consuming for documenting student writing. After reading Kathy’s book, I realized that a great digital portfolio tool was right in front of me: a blog. This practical application in a primary classroom is powerful. 2. We plan to have the students write a narrative based on one of the fourteen scenes from Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Resources added to Diigo (weekly) | Beth Holland. Videos, Lesson Plans & Assemblies for RE, PSHE & Citizenship. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
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Student Blogging Challenge | Challenge yourself to connect and learn through blogging. Student Blogging Challenge | Challenge yourself to connect and learn through blogging. Project Based Learning. Introducing an irresistible project at the beginning of a unit of study can give students a clear and meaningful reason for learning. Plus, they end up with a product or result that could possibility make a difference in the world! In project based learning students are driven to learn content and skills for an authentic purpose. PBL involves students in explaining their answers to real-life questions, problems, or challenges. It starts with a driving question that leads to inquiry and investigation.
Students work to create a product or presentation as their response to the driving question. Technology can be helpful throughout a project, whether students use iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets, laptops, or desktops. I've written a primer for each of the three major components of project based learning. New Pedagogies for Deep Learning | About. Why was New Pedagogies for Deep Learning established? There is a growing sense among education leaders, educators, students and parents that traditional approaches are not delivering the necessary outcomes for all students to flourish in the increasingly complex world in which they live.
Education is at a major turning point with a powerful push-pull dynamic at play. Push being that traditional school is too often boring leaving students disengaged and pull that the digital world is exciting and ubiquitous. All students need to be able to flourish and positively solve life challenges and problems important to them. Equipped with new pedagogical models, a growing digital ubiquity and new learning partnerships, students will shift from learning about life to learning being living. Which approach is New Pedagogies for Deep Learning taking? Who is involved? Global Partners: Collaborative Impact, Intel, Michael Fullan Enterprises, Microsoft, Promethean. Deep Challenge Series. About Deep Challenge | Deep Challenge Series. The Global Network is an international community for educational innovation, launched in January 2014 among 7 countries (Australia, Canada, United States, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Uruguay) aiming to promote New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.
Deep learning experiences foster the development of abilities relevant to this era, including skills that prepare students to be creative, connected and collaborative problema solvers who contribute to the common good in a globalized and interdependent world. It involves students, teachers, principals and families, working together facing a fundamental challenge: how to design learning experiences that lead younger generations to a fuller personal and educational life. The objective of the Deep Challenge Series is to invite Educational Communities to participate in deep learning and educational change, whether or not they belong to the current Global Network. Participation-rules-for-the-Deep-Challenge-Series1.pdf.