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20% Products Produce Student Engagement
Transcript of 20% Products Produce Student Engagement
"The Pitch" Pitch your problem/project that you want to solve/work on.
- No solutions - you must research the problem first.
-The pitch is a grade opportunity. Use of a rubric may be beneficial.
Parent letter- Parent night
20% Projects Produce
Student Engagement and Creativity
My classroom needs to change!
To be engaging and relevant.
How can we do this in a meaningful way?
Typical 20% project
Begin with a driving question. What do they wonder about?
Interesting to them= buy in!
Hardest to develop. Not a google answered question/problem! This can take several class periods.
Come up with a project that is of interest to you. Will hold your attention for a long period of time.
Key: Student interest- not teacher directed
Teams or individuals- Must be similar in interest- direction.
Why 20% projects?
own topics, timeline, products, presentation
guided toward topic, scheduled timeline, similar products, etc.
20% = one day /week
Fridays in my classroom
20% Projects Produce Student Engagement and Creativity
Find what drives you! Your students!
Sir Ken Robinson
3M - 1950's
Produced post it notes and masking tape.
Google - 20% time for employee creativity
-Gmail, adsense, google news
a significant amount of Google products
Students then work to answer the driving question/problem/project.
Project Flow continued
Develop a step by step process.
Begin to research the topic or problem you desire to solve.
Stay on task- Accountability
Students can keep notes in several areas:
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live binders http://bit.ly/1keRtEY
Research and create
Create New Technologies
Build a new product
Recipes for healthy eating
New Idea to develop
Something they want to try
Develop a new tool
5 min TED style video
Share product - Failure is an option!
Reflections along the way.
-Especially at end of project
Benefits of 20% projects
Student engagement and enjoyment
Increased Teacher/Student collaboration
Increased student creativity & engagement
Increased student motivation
Common Core Standards met
Reading Research with inquiry
Analyze and apply with inquiry
Writing and presenting with inquiry
Create and evaluate with inquiry
Math Critique MP3 Modeling MP 4
All areas of curriculum
Creative and innovative thinking skills
Flow naturally out of PBL
Skills- as important as knowledge
How about us?
Reflections- Important part of the puzzle
Innovations in your classroom.
Dare to be different!
Text while driving
Plants grown in alternate soils
Bio slime elimination
Colony collapse disorder
Football helmet design