EngagEd! – Professional Development Session


Title:
EngagEd!
Subject:
STEM, Inquiry & Design
Grade:
3rd-8th
Time Frame:
How long will the activity/lesson/project take?
Summary:
Budget cuts are a terrible opportunity to waste! How did Birmingham Covington School reimagine itself while cutting costs? Presented with a budget cut "opportunity", we asked two questions: What are the critical skills and dispositions needed to thrive in an ever changing world? How do we truly engage students in learning?

Join us as we reflect on the recursive visioning, development, and implementation of Engage, a multiage core subject that integrates elements of inquiry, design, communication, technology, and the traditional core subjects.

  • What engages students?
  • What challenges/projects were created for/with students?
  • Where did problem and project-based activities fit in?
  • How does Engage work on a day to day basis?
  • How did student and teacher thinking shift?
  • What difficulties were faced?
Tasks:
1) Describe the main steps of the activity/lesson/project here
  • Be sure to include an opportunity for students to practice/employ a 21Ct or !gnite skill (see examples below)
    • general example: this is an activity that asks students to "retell" information, and is general enough to be applied across the curriculum
    • more specific example: this is an activity connected with 3rd grade Science - circuits & electricity
Objectives:
  • What GLCE's or other objectives does this activity/lesson project meet?
  • Please include at least one !gnite objective here as well (communication with text and non-text resources, collaboration, higher order thinking skills, problem solving, etc.)
Assessment:
How will you assess the students learning?
Please identify opportunities for differentiation.
Resources:
  • What resources will be needed?
Examples:
  • Links to teacher or student examples.



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