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Disciplinary Literacy and Project-Based Learning

Collaborative Council Presentation April 19th, 2011

Victoria Rydberg

on 8 August 2011

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Transcript of Disciplinary Literacy and Project-Based Learning

Resources http://www.bie.org/ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning English Language Arts Mathematics Social Studies http://next.cc/journey.htm Project-based and service learning Project-based learning AND
develops entrepreneurial skills
fosters INQUIRY
is multidisciplinary
mirrors scientific process
is rigorous and relevant
engages students not activity-based learning
not theme-based learning
not traditional lecture with an end of unit project
not a service project the learning is the focus/outcome
Read and write and think like...
research and design like... the end point/product is secondary and is undefined at the outset:
service moving from:
sage on the stage
guide on the side Assessment paradigm shift http://www.bie.org/about/does_pbl_work autonomy
mastery http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-research http://www.bobpearlman.org/BestPractices/PBL_Research.pdf "The world we've made, as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far, creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking"
~ Albert Einstein. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
~ Albert Einstein. what about DL Standards? Follow a precisely complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiements, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks...
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form and translate information expressed visually or mathemattically into words
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scienctific or technical problem
Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other source, noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write informative/expository texts, including the narration of ... scientific procedure/experiments, or technical processes
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products...
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question or solve a problem...
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources...
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research... Next Steps for Implementation of
Common Core Standards critical thinking
cultural responsiveness
school community and culture business education
marketing education
agriculture education
family and consumer science
health occupations
technology and engineering disciplinary literacy What is Disciplinary Literacy? Connect to College and Career Readiness
Develop background knowledge and language
Make thinking "visible"
Immerse in content-rich experiences Science art education
physical/health education
music education
international education
environmental education
world languages Educational Leadership: March 2011

"...reading and knowledge acquisition are not independent--they are intertwined. When we fail to teach students all subjects, their ability to read falters... prior knowledge across subjects enables students to comprehend." http://www.newcountryschool.com/
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