Presentation on theme: "Article Study “Teaching and Learning in the 21 st Century” By Catherine Fosnot Professional Development May 24, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Article Study “Teaching and Learning in the 21 st Century” By Catherine Fosnot Professional Development May 24, 2011
Measuring Melons Jason is selling fruit at the Farmers' Market. To attract customers to his booth, he has made up a contest! He has these photos of combinations of fruit on display. His contest is to find out how much each fruit weighs. Melanie looks at his photos and tells him, "I know how much one melon weighs.“ How might Melanie have figured out how much one melon weighs? How much does each type of fruit weigh? Let’s Get Warmed Up 8.25 lbs.9.5 lbs.11.5 lbs.
Introduction Paragraph & A Brief Historical Look at Constructivism and Its Foundation Read Each group will do a Role Play showing what math learning and a classroom environment looked like in their selected decade: 60s 80s Today
Today Video clip of “Two and a Half Men” theme song
The Biological Foundation – Cells as Open Systems & The Cognitive Science Foundation Read Making Connections Test each topic on your paper brain to determine which ones stimulate mathematical connections (light up). Record your findings on the t-chart and respond to questions.
Constructivist Pedagogy vs. Constructivism as a Learning Theory Read Get the “Gist” Each group will write a brief gist (one sentence).