Presentation on theme: "2014-20 VISION: A FIVE YEAR PLAN IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND, WHAT WOULD THE KILMER LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS? KILMER SCHOOL VISION."— Presentation transcript:
2014-20 VISION: A FIVE YEAR PLAN IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND, WHAT WOULD THE KILMER LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS? KILMER SCHOOL VISION
VISION SHIFTS Engaging Practices and Rigor 21 st Century Learning Social Justice Experiantial Learning
ENGAGEMENT AND RIGOR We have engaging practices and rigor The Shift is to always considered engagement at the same time as rigor Shift from covering material to processing, inquiry, collaborate
EXAMPLES OF ENGAGING PRACTICES POPCORN SHARE https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/student-participation-popcorn-share Two0CENTS https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/strategies-for-student-centered-discussion-full-lesson Pinwheel Discussion https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/high-school-literature-lesson-plan Gallery Walk https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/gallery-walk Jigsaw Read https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/jigsaw-method Inquiry MEANING OF FREEDOM https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/inquiry-based-teaching-discussing-non-fiction INQUIRY TEXT DISCUSSION https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/inquiry-based-discussions-for-text
21 st Century Teaching and Learning Problem Solving, Collaborating, think tanks, small group, learning to learn- not necessary know all the answers
Social Justice Think of CORE VALUES- Empathy, Respect & Responsibility and ramping it up Connecting to Social Studies (ex K2 learns about neighborhood, how can we improve that community? )
Project based learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCZvGesRz8 &list=PL3AB72E35B3A5BDB0&index=3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCZvGesRz8 &list=PL3AB72E35B3A5BDB0&index=3
Remember when teaching and learning was fun?
Experiential Teaching and Learning through Projects
“Experiential learning takes place when a person involved in an activity looks back and evaluates it, determines what was useful or important to remember, and uses this information to perform another activity.” John Dewey
That’s nice, but what could this look like at the Kilmer?
To start, one project per year that each grade level would ‘own’. Families would know about this project ahead of time, and kids could look forward to that project from year to year.
What’s a project?
But examples are more fun to think about…
Primary students rear frogs from eggs and share their expertise in an informative brochure for visitors.
Grade 5 students learn about health, nutrition, and consumerism as they create a new restaurant that offers healthy and appealing foods.
It is not, a book report diorama, a coat hanger project, or a research paper. These are all good things, but they would not constitute a big project. It IS…
Young inventors put their knowledge of simple machines to the test as they create new, labor-saving machines of their own!
Students study the great westward migration of the mid-19th century in America and learn how important music was to those traveling along the trail. Students listen to popular music of the time, and investigate the history and origins of a variety of songs. In a final celebration, students sing and play tunes, and present their interpretations from the points of view of a pioneer or composer.
We are already doing some projects…
Middle school scientists build a seat.
Think about when you were in school. What was the most fun? When did you learn the most? What are YOU excited about?
“I know a man who grabbed a cat by the tail and he learned 40 percent more about cats than the man who didn’t.” ~ Mark Twain
YEAR 1 Focus on Rigor and Engagement through reading Emphasis on measuring the engagement (teacher evaluation, student climate data, learning walk etc.) Professional development plan for teachers and leadership team will emphasize engaging practices & rigor Experiential Learning Project: One project will be implemented per grade level