The world has changed. So, too, must public education if we want our graduates to be world-ready. These resources can help us prepare our students to be ready for their future. Employers have identified four critical skills they hope to see in all their employees: the 4 Cs.
One part of the effort to help us better plan for engagement is titled the “Deeper Learning Project.” The driving question for this project is “How do we provide learning experiences for students that are engaging?” We will be seeking a volunteer team of teachers from each of our seven buildings to participate in the project. Over the course of a year teams will participate in common learning experiences, plan and deliver a Project-Based Learning (PBL) unit, receive coaching, and participate in a community of learners. These videos summarize our learning:
Sixth grade students at Parker Elementary school explore answering the driving question, "How can we creat a consumer awareness campaign about the problems of fish depletion?"
Fifth grade students at Parker and Randall explore answering the driving question, "How can we as research scientist inform the public of the dangers affecting our ecosystems?"
Fifth grade students at Barry Elementary explore answering the driving question,
"What is healthy eating?"
Third greade students at Randall Elementary explore answering the driving question, "How do humans impact animals environment?"
All Things PLC - The site was created to serve as a collaborative, objective resource for educators and administrators who are committed to enhancing student achievement. We invite you to share your knowledge, ask questions, and get expert insight into the issues teachers face each day in the classroom.
Buck Institute for Education (BIE) - is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the work by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE contributes to PBL through product development, services, research and online learning.
Developing Student Collaboration Skills with Google Docs - EdTechTeam - This presentation will analyze why the ability to collaborate effectively is a critical skill, what student collaboration looks like in a personalized learning environment, and how we can facilitate student collaboration through Google Docs.
International Center for Leadership Education - The Rigor/Relevance Framework is a tool developed by staff of the International Center for Leadership in Education to examine curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The Rigor/Relevance Framework is based on two dimensions of higher standards and student achievement.
The New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut is the most widely recognized center in the world for conducting research on the new reading comprehension and learning skills required by the Internet and other emerging information and communication technologies. Our work develops research-based evidence to prepare students for their literacy and learning future.
ReadWriteThink - At ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.