Sunday, 6/28/2009, 12:30pm–3:30pm WWCC 145 B

Powerful Inquiry-Based Learning with Web 2.0 Technologies

Learn how to create, deliver, and manage powerful inquiry-based learning projects and formative and summative assessment approaches using Web 2.0 tools.

Making a Compelling Case for Change

Inquiry Communities - (What makes enquiry based learning powerful; what kind of tools make it happen; what is the role of the teacher and student) - A walk through of the process used in PBL, and how to pile a stack of students into an online and offline learning community to solve problems that make for great learning - and why read/write web makes that awesome.


Overview of Inquiry Driven Approach

Guided Practice- Baseball Unit

Creating Mini-Units of Inquiry

1. Looking at national and state standards choose possible topics and a couple possible objectives you could cover under this topic (this will be adjusted).
2. Decide on a passion-based theme for your unit. (Skateboarding to teach landforms, simple machines, geometry, bios of skateboarders, geogrpahy of where they live, etc.)
3. Create a topical map and then a subject map (choose one or two areas to develop learning activities) Mind Mapping Tools
4. Decide on a kickoff activity -Arouse students’ curiosity and interest with stimulating introduction. Consider visual display of theme as well as introductory activities.
5. Create 2-3 learning activities that teach the objectives you selected from standards. Use Web 2.0 tools as the participatory medium. How will you evaluate mastery of the objectives? Make sure your activities are cross curricular in nature.
6.Decide on a culminating event. Make sure your event includes others and highlights student created artifacts.

What Does It Look Like?

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