We first read the final performace task that precedes the launch of our project based learning experience:
Students and their teachers are learning that “I Can” are the two most powerful words a person can believe. After reading the informational texts found at http://blnds.co/1gdsLhm, write a brief for your peers that defines the Design for Change and explains the Riverside Six Beacons of Learning. Support your writing with evidence from at least two texts. Share connections or implications you can draw regarding the Design for Change.
After reading, students rate their readiness to complete the task on a scale of 1-5 and self-report their metacognitive score via Poll Everywhere.
Next, (as an anticipatory prediction) students will construct a sentence using all five words below:
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Sentences will be shared via AnswerGarden.
I will model how to code (i.e. annotate) a text and then students will continue to read the text on their own and code it with their thinking. They then will watch the TED Talk for which they have the transcript. In short, students will read the TED Talk transcript then view the TED Talk shared by Kiran Sethi at http://bit.ly/KiranSethi. We will talk in small groups and as a whole group about the text.
Students then will take another look at the transcript and highlight the one sentence that best encompasses the entire text. Then they will write their highlighted sentence and why they feel it best explains the entire text on our padlet wall.
Students will use their notes and resources at http://blnds.co/1gdsLhm to construct an independent response to the performance task prompt. Students will use GAFE to draft and share their work with one another and me. I will use Kaizena to give feedback to students.
Using the resources and best practices for project based learning, students will take part in the design for change and select a problem they want to work on and find a way to remedy it. (See the Curriculum portion for the best way to get started.) Students will capture and share their work via GAFE (Drive and Sites).