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Supercomputing Challenge Kick-Off 2012-2013

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Paula Avery

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The Mission of the Supercomputing Challenge is to teach teams of middle and high schools students how to use powerful computers to analyze, model and solve real world problems. The Mission of the Supercomputing Challenge is to teach teams of middle and high schools students how to use powerful computers to analyze, model and solve real world problems. Taking the Challenge students
Challenge Organization Students
Challenge Organization need to know 21st Century Skills student choice (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Gina Finalists
Special Awards
Honorable Mention Parallel Systems Engineer for Cray Inc. supporting the SNL Redstorm
1993-1995, Victor participated in the Supercomputing Senior Cyber Security Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory communication choices and
consequences mutual respect fun! structure of support shared experiences (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr driving
questions Member Member Taking the Challenge of Problem-based Learning and
Common Core Standards Student selected real-world problems capture students' interests and provoke serious thinking; better prepare students for college and workplace. Problem-based Learning collaboration, communication, critical thinking, use of technology feedback
revision inquiry and
innovation PBL Meets CCSS Students Teachers Teach
Teamwork Establish a culture of inquiry Blend
coaching with teaching Inquiry Balance
knowledge and skills Go
Deep Victor reflect manage &
encourage revise assess research (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Teachers' Role:
Provide opportunities practice public
presentation students that
choices Students Students
choices content knowledge
collaborative skills
engagement and motivation
critical thinking and problem solving
low-ability students
special education students developing social skills What does the research say? Barron, B. J. S., Schwartz, D. L., Vye, N. J., Moore, A., Petrosino, A., Zech, L., Bransford, J. D., & The Cognition
and Technology Group at Vanderbilt. (1998). Doing with understanding: Lessons from research on
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Bartscher, K., Gould, B., & Nutter, S. (1995). Increasing student motivation through project-based learning Resources ChanLin, Lih-Juan. (2008). Technology integration applied to project-based learning in science. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45, 55-65.

David, Jane. (2008) Project based learning:teaching students to think. Educational Leadership, 65, 80-82.

Latmer, John & Mergendoller John R., Giving students meaningful work:Seven essentials for project-based learning. Educational Leadership, 68, 34-37. References positive outcomes in:
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