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Teaching Without a Textbook

RSAC Presentation 2012

Terie Engelbrecht

on 4 February 2013

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Teach What Really Matters Teaching Without a Textbook First, a story... Some last thoughts We have to uncouple learning from textbooks! Doing school differently Rethinking School Students are introduced to a real-world problem
Students state the problem, defining constraints
Students generate a know/need to know list
Students research what they need to know
Solutions are brainstormed, developed, and presented Problem-Based Learning Screenr Free Web Tools Teachers have been doing this already.... http://storify.com/mrsebiology/who-says-you-need-a-textbook We must move away from... Copying information Memorize, Forget,
Repeat Learning Thinking that learning is about knowing "stuff" As you can see.... It's about how you USE the "stuff!" This means walking away from:
Lecture-driven instruction
Surface-level questioning
Content-focused learning Planning for what students will do, not what the teacher will teach What thinking skills do we want students to master? What activities will help students master those skills? What content is needed with which students will do the thinking? What tools/resources are needed? Student-designed labs STUDENTS
MAKING THEIR OWN MEANING Teacher-centered classrooms Changing the
teacher's role Teachers are no longer walking answer keys
Information is no longer scarce! Teachers should develop skills and scout/develop talent Thinking scientifically
Synthesis of science concepts
Application of science to lab data Skills: Lab equipment
Time for failure and fixing Resources: Content: I can statements Creating their own curriculum
resources tailored to their students' needs Inquiry Learning Flipped Classroom STOP Think of a unit or topic Make a plan using the 4 questions What skills?
What resources?
What content?
What evidence? Curating content on the web and deciding what's right for their students... ...and letting students decide what's
right for their learning Pinterest diigo Pearltrees Photo credit: gcoldironjr2003 via Photopin cc http://www.flickr.com/photos/24328644@N08/2509527996/ http://pinterest.com/mrsebiology/teaching-without-a-textbook/ http://www.diigo.com/list/mrsebiology/SBG http://www.pearltrees.com/#/N-f=1_929101&N-fa=928636&N-p=5981521&N-play=0&N-s=1_929101&N-u=1_83980 Livebinders http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=251504 Forming their own "texts" Juno
Class websites
iBook Author Photo credit: Lori Greig via Photopin
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lori_greig/5331407245/ Some creating videos... So how is school done if thinking using the stuff is the priority? Newton's Laws Lab https://sites.google.com/site/mchsps/newton-s-laws-self-designed-lab Steps:
Show a phenomenon
Students generate questions
Students design an experiment around the question to answer it Dan Meyer-Math Green Engineering Math (Project-Based) https://sites.google.com/site/mrsebiology97/green-engineering Example Voicethread https://voicethread.com/share/2886332/ Record your direct instruction
Students watch your videos and work through lessons at their own pace
Students are responsible for learning Brian Bennett's videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/bennettscience My first attempts https://sites.google.com/site/mchsps/energy-work-power/1-objective-1-energy STOP Modify your plan you
made earlier. Keep in mind the 4 questions What skills?
What resources?
What content?
What evidence? Mentormob Screencast-o-matic Podcasting tools Audioboo
Audacity Google Sites Projeqt Mindmapping tools Student use to show evidence of understanding is critical (assessment) http://bit.ly/IBlttm Knovio
Present.me Google Docs
Zoho http://pinterest.com/mrsebiology/mindmapping-tools/ Terie Engelbrecht Blog: www.crazyteacherlady.com
Email: mrsebiology@gmail.com
Twitter: @mrsebiology STOP Modify your plan you
made earlier. Keep in mind the 4 questions What skills?
What resources?
What content?
What evidence? Not using a text is hard and a lot of work at first, but the payoff in student skills is worth it. “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”
Galileo The best way to assess thinking skills is to have students demonstrate it. “The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.”
Elbert Hubbard How I use textbooks in my classroom now How will students present their evidence of understanding? Teachers as content curators If no textbook, where do students get the "stuff?" Why leave the learning up to a company that's never met your students? Symbaloo http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elearningtools Mentormob http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/pedigrees/lab-center-mendelian-inheritance Much better than end of chapter questions or texbook generated assessments Science Teacher
Science Division Chair
Teach in a 1:1 Classroom
Tech Coach
Adjunct Professor-Aurora University Photo credit via photopin cc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcolman/306950863/ Applying, Synthesizing, Creating
Problem-Solving Weebly
WordPress More time to use the stuff! Shellie Kamminga
kammingas@mchs154.org Math Teacher
Tech Coach
Teaches in a 1:1 Classroom Shellie's Typical Class Period
Example Activities
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