January 18, 2016 PBL Lesson

Steps to using PBL, by educationcloset:

  1. Teacher provides entry event.
  2. Students take on project, assign roles.
  3. Students gather background knowledge needed for projects.
  4. Teachers and students work collaboratively to develop criteria for evaluating projects.
  5. Students design, create and prepare projects for presentation.
  6. Students present the project.
  7. Students reflect on the process and evaluate projects.
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November 1, 2015 Literacy

Working on my SLO. Came across a couple of good sites.

http://www.readwritethink.org. Found some lessons that have some good ideas to incorporate into my SLO on narrative writing. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/story-elements-alive-1

And here’s the Literacy Cookbook: https://theliteracycookbook.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/12-ways-to-get-students-speaking-listening-part-2-of-a-two-part-speaking-and-listening-series/073.html?tab=4#tabs

This is good for getting more listening and speaking into the equation.



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Sept. 9, 2015 Arts & Humanities Position

Well, I’ve taken a leap of faith by taking on a new position: Triple E Arts & Humanities teacher at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Odenton, MD. Triple E stands for “Enhancing Elementary Excellence.” I am in training currently so that I can learn more about this project/inquiry-based approach to learning, using the 4 basic art forms of visual arts, drama, dance, and music.

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Sept. 9, 2015 Databases

Great databases for AACPS teachers! https://opac.aacps.org/AACPS/school.asp?schooltype=5&sID=270

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July 29, 2015 Inspired Classroom

I learned about http://www.theinspiredclassroom.com today through Susan Riley’s educationcloset online STEAM conference. Love the “Dancing through STEAM,” which describes how movements embody STEM concepts.

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July 24, 2015 WIKKI STIX

Wikki Stix now offers FREE lesson plans for teachers and educators.


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May 29, 2015 Humanities Standards

Found an interesting site that contains standards for dance, music, theater, visual arts, and interdisciplinary. It’s from the Idaho State Department of Education.


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