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1 Teaching to the Converted Don Drummond and Me

2 What he said…I’ll just read the red bits In this knowledge-based era, education and innovation will be the key for Ontarians to be prosperous. But for Ontario to succeed in the competitive global economy where many other jurisdictions are improving their educational systems, Ontario graduates will need much more than a simple handle on facts and figures. The value added by a PSE must increasingly be the ability to think critically, to express those thoughts clearly, and to adapt and apply knowledge to new areas and tasks. Experience in using ever- changing technology is also integral to students’ preparation for the workplace. Post-secondary education institutions need to devote more resources to experiential learning such as internships; allow for more independent or self-assigned study; develop problem-based learning modules; and increase study abroad and international experiences. Many institutions already incorporate these features into their programs, funding them from within existing portfolios.

3 What’s out there?

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5 My Areas of Interest 1.PBL: Problem or project-based learning 2.Service or community- based learning 3.OE: Overseas experience 4.And lots and lots of technology

6 Potential Problems: Group Work It’s hard to focus during small group exercises. We are always rushed. Group exercises mean we do the work and the teacher doesn’t. We’re trying to work on material we didn’t understand in the reading. If we want to work in groups, we can form them on our own; in class we would rather hear someone who understands the material explain it. We’re all confused; getting in a group merely compounds the confusion. I don’t like the people in my group. Group members don’t show up or don’t contribute. We’d get through more material if you lectured. I can’t sleep during small group exercises.

7 Project-based learning with architectural technologists The Tech Report Green Books The Solar Research Wiki The Green Roofs Wiki The Lavender Farm: Wikis and books The Post Disaster Housing Project (ePortfolio) The Sustainable Home (ePortfolio)

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12 Project-based learning with architectural technologists The Tech Report Green Books The Solar Research Wiki The Green Roofs Wiki The Lavender Farm: Wikis and books The Post Disaster House Project (ePortfolio) The Sustainable House (ePortfolio)

13 Sustainable Homes

14 Breathing Room

15 Service Learning with Multimedia, Graphic Design and Broadcast TV : Creating an NPO Press Releases + Logos, taglines Research assignments

16 Print Ad

17 Poster

18 Public Service Announcement (PSA) Script or storyboard

19 About Us About Us page +Mission statement, Skills Bio, org. history, links to Facebook page, PSA, testimonials, donate button

20 But end product not always the best…  Enter Big Brothers Big Sisters

21 Breathing Room

22 OE With Building Technology The Solar Decathlon

23 In New Zealand

24 Videoconferencing

25 In Washington

26 Breathing Room

27 Technology Wikis - especially WetPaint LMS (D2L0) ePortfolios Movie makers (Windows Live Movie Maker and iMovie) Videocams, cameras, smart phones, iPads, Flip video CAD, Revit Zip maps, Google Maps Videoconferencing: Elluminate, Scopia Photoshop Anything new?


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