Presentation on theme: "Prepared for the Professional Learning Network of the N ORFOLK P UBLIC S CHOOLS by Dan Mulligan, Ed. D., flexiblecreativity.com March 2015 “It's often."— Presentation transcript:
Prepared for the Professional Learning Network of the N ORFOLK P UBLIC S CHOOLS by Dan Mulligan, Ed. D., flexiblecreativity.com March 2015 “It's often the people that no one imagines anything of, that do the things no one can imagine.” — The Imitation Game (2014)
Premise of the Workshop As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, the U.S. education system must equip students with the four Cs: 1. 1.critical thinking and problem solving, 2. 2.communication, 3. 3.collaboration, and 4. 4.creativity and innovation.
a. The number of cavities the sixth graders have? b. The number of people in the sixth graders’ families? c. The ages of the sixth graders’ mothers? d. The heights of the sixth graders in inches?
Find a new friend in the room. Introduce yourself and share what you ‘do’. Try to seek a partner from a different grade- level. Find 2 comfortable seats and relax. *Please bring your handout and a pen(cil)! Find a new friend in the room. Introduce yourself and share what you ‘do’. Try to seek a partner from a different grade- level. Find 2 comfortable seats and relax. *Please bring your handout and a pen(cil)!
Think Pad is a resource designed to: provide evidence of understanding and participation during student-to student dialogue facilitate student reflection on their thinking
Work collaboratively (e.g., construct viable arguments, critique, agree) to identify key words that capture the essential elements of strategies to assist all students understand math with fidelity. Enjoy working with your new best friend. math learning strategies
WHY ACADEMIC VOCABULARY? Briefly share what you know about photosynthesis. Tell a chain story about the process of photosynthesis… …without using words that begin with: P, L, T
Research on Imagery as Elaboration 6 37 percentile pts. higher than… …students who kept repeating definitions. 4 21 percentile pts. higher than… …students who were using the terms in a sentence. Students who used imagery to learn vocabulary, on average, performed # of studies
50 POINTS50 POINTS50 POINTS 100 POINTS 200 POINTS Principal Organizing Theme: Things someone would say… Student TeacherSuperintendent Parent Cafeteria Worker EDUCATIONAL STAKEHOLDER EDITION EDUCATIONAL STAKEHOLDER EDITION
50 POINTS50 POINTS50 POINTS 100 POINTS 200 POINTS Grade 2 Math Line of Symmetry Third from Right Pattern Solid Shapes Ruler Rotation
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