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Global Competence: Prepare Youth to Engage with the World

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Global competence is one of the end products for dual language students. An excellent resource for marketing our students in a global society and economy. Free download.


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This article discusses the importance of education in shaping the future generations. It is important to prepare our students for the world we live in and ensure that they have the skills necessary to be globally competent. 

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6 Classroom Management Tips Every Teacher Can Use

6 Classroom Management Tips Every Teacher Can Use | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
Here are six classroom management tips to help teachers settle problems, or prevent them from occurring, so that they can spend more of the classroom hour on teaching and learning.
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I found this article to be very insightful and useful. As a future educator I will be sure to implement these classroom management tips: 1.) Begin each lesson with an attention grabber--this helps grab the attention of your students. Make sure not to begin the lesson without having everyone's full attention. 

2.) Use nonverbal cues to tell misbehaving students that you disprove of their behavior. This is a good way of grabbing a student's attention without calling them out in front of the class. 3.) Give students the freedom to choose their seats--it makes them feel as if they have some control in the classroom, and allowing them to choose their seats, promotes better classroom behavior, because they do not want to be moved by the teacher to a different seat because of misbehavior. 

4.) It is important to emphasize how important it is to put in effort in all assignments, whether they are collected or not. I found that one great way to do this is to randomly collect classwork from individual students. This will encourage and motivate students to always try their hardest and put in effort on their assignments. 

5.) Position your teacher's desk in an area of the classroom where all or most students can be seen. This helps the teacher monitor the classroom and make sure students are on task. 

6.) Determine consequences for misbehavior and follow through with it. 

 

I believe that it is important to present the classroom management rules to the class and keep them posted in the classroom so that students are aware of the classroom rules and are on their best behavior, putting their best foot forward. 

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Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

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Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs.
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The five keys to successful SEL are self awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision-making. Some ways to implement SEL in the classroom are to take breaks, use tools to deal with conflict in a low stress environment, and service projects --these ideas also reflect PBL. I believe SEL is very important and very beneficial to the students. Some benefits include lowered aggression and emotional distress, an increase in positive and helpful classroom behaviors in school, and an increase in one's academic performance as well as improvement of attitudes--students report an increase in positive attitudes towards themselves as well as their peers. SEL needs to be part of the school culture, not just something that teacher's focus on for a segment of the class period. In the video  a man states, "if we continue to do what we've always done were always gonna get what we've always got, is that good enough?"  He responded saying that it wasn't good enough, and i agree. As teachers and future teachers, we need to be innovative and creative--taking risks in our classroom lessons that could positively shape our students!

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Elementary School Leadership and PBL | Project Based Learning | BIE

Elementary School Leadership and PBL | Project Based Learning | BIE | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
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This video clip was very informative. John Larmer, Editor in Chief at BIE discusses leadership in a elementary school through PBL, allowing questions from Shannon Cannon and answers from Principal, Aaron Brengard. I was able to gain insight from Brengard, Principal of a PBL school. I found that the school was a title one school with the majority of the students being ELL. As the curriculum and skills were isolated, he found that students were not engaged and excited about schooling, before focusing on PBL. I agree with his viewpoint that the focus is not on meeting test scores but for their students to be prepared for the world, college, work and life in general. It is important that students are able to apply their knowledge to real world problems. This principal says their school focuses on the professional environment (motivating teachers), student connections and engagement, and parent engagement, to maintain the best possible conditions for PBL. I found it interesting that during the first few years of PBL implementation, teachers found themselves retreating back to old styles of teaching (for example, tables placed in rows) during benchmark periods, finding it difficult to continue PBL. Overall, I do agree with Brengard on the importance of PBL in schools.
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Teaching Students Not Standards

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There's a lot that I like about the Common Core standards. For one, as a former high school English teacher, I'm thrilled by the literacy standards for secondary math, science, and social studies. I a
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This short article emphasizes the important of teaching students not standards. The most important takeaway I learned from this article relates to what we have discussed in EDCI397. The article presents the idea that teachers should not just "cover" material. I agree completely with that statement. "Covering" is like skimming the top of a specific content area, and for real and lasting learning to occur, teachers need to encourage students to dig deeper.
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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION "US GLOBAL COMPETENCE: A 21st CENTURY IMPERATIVE" - YouTube

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This video discusses why being globally competent is important at all stages of life and its emphasis. Why being globally competent is necessary. 

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Global Competence Matrix

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"The challenges we’re facing are increasingly complex and interrelated. This demands global thinking and solutions. Interdisciplinary thinking is key. This motivates collaboration, boundary crossing, critical thinking, and learning transfer in new ways. At the heart of collaboration is trust. Prelude is called a ‘trust accelerator’ for good reason. As one project manager observed: “Prelude actually teaches people to collaborate”. Prelude’s four activity modules support the four steps to global competence outlined in the Global Competence Matrix. This rubric has been created jointly by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Asia Scoiety Partnership for Global Competence." 


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Global Competence rubric!

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What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning?

What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning? | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
TB By Peter Skillen Project Based Learning can mean different things to different people, and can be practiced in a variety of ways. For educators who w
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Parameters to consider for effective PBL

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4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating

4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic When was the last time your students said“Wow, that worksheet changed my life”?  Can you even remember a similar cookie cutter classroom activity or assignment from your days as...

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Neat ideas to make sure students learn while involved in projects and not just going through the motions. 

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PBL Teachers Need Time to Reflect, Too

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Student reflection is a key ingredient in project-based learning, and for good reason. As John Dewey reminded us nearly a century ago, "We do not learn from experience . . . we learn from reflecting

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It is important to remember that both the student and the teacher should be reflecting during project based learning. "We learn from reflecting on experience". This article offers tips to help teachers reflect on PBL. Student feedback, habituate reflections, and try reflecting alongside colleagues. 

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Project-Based Learning Easier with Edtech - ExitTicket Student Response System

Project-Based Learning Easier with Edtech - ExitTicket Student Response System | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
Project-based learned can be a difficult instructional strategy to execute well. Make it easier and more successful by using ExitTicket.
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This article discusses the importance of educational technology and its advantages when guiding PBL. I found that using ExitTicket will help online project-based learning!

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15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

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15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning (15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning http://t.co/TUDRJk4b #tlchat #edtech #pbl)

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Definitely check this out again later! 

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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

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Project Based Learning for the 21st Century...


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Here is a quick breakdown of what PBL involves. 

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Jacqueline Lledo's curator insight, February 18, 6:19 PM

If you're not familiar with PBL here are the essentials to get you started

Lauren Yachera's curator insight, February 19, 2:08 PM

This is a really informative website that explains to readers what project based learning is. It reiterates the concepts that we have gone over thus far in EDCI397 in a simple and easy way. I especially like that there are separate pages to browse through on the right side of the page. The link, "Why PBL?" struck me. It explains that now, more than ever, students find school to be boring and pointless. We have to change this! Students are the future and we have to make sure that they play an active and engaging role in their worlds. These are definitely concepts that I will implement in my classroom.

Michelle Dubin 's curator insight, February 19, 3:38 PM

This website describes what project-based learning is and reiterates the information I learned in EDCI397. It allowed me to get a better understanding of how useful project-based learning can be in a classroom and I definitely plan on using the concepts in my future classroom!

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Cinzia Bruno (CinziaBruno12) on Twitter

Cinzia Bruno (CinziaBruno12) on Twitter | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
The latest from Cinzia Bruno (@CinziaBruno12).
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This is the link to my twitter page! I have re-tweeted a lot of great posts that I found inspiring and informative.

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Focus on Social, Emotional Skills in Classroom Tied to Academic Gains

Focus on Social, Emotional Skills in Classroom Tied to Academic Gains | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
Classroom programs designed to improve elementary school students’ social and emotional skills can also increase reading and math achievement, according to a n

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I found it interesting that this article divulges that a study found that improving students' social and emotional skills can help increase achievement in mathematics and reading skills for students with various socioeconomic backgrounds. The article discusses an approach called Responsive Classroom that targets social and emotional learning. I found this approach very beneficial in that as teachers create learning environments that are well managed and caring, in addition to developing relationships within the classroom while also supporting student self-control, teachers will positively affect student achievement. As a future teacher, one of my priorities will be to establish a classroom environment that is safe, positive and engaging, and aim to form meaningful connections/relationships with my students.  I will focus on integrating social and emotional skills within the academic curriculum. 

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I remember learning that emotional intelligence and good emotional management skills was a better predictor of student achievement and success later in life according to research. Good social and emotional management skills taught leads to healthy individuals who can in turn thrive in the classroom. The research done here is called "Responsive Classroom" which is a widely used emotional learning program. The success of RC is evident in schools that have administration that supports RC and in turn teachers were supported in implementation, thoughtful school leadership is important to success. A supportive team and principal is the key to success for all students and teachers to thrive in the classroom.

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Why PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

Why PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
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Cinzia Bruno's comment, March 9, 5:35 PM
THis website discusses why PBL is more relevant and important than ever. PBL is growing in popularity due to the fact that it helps engage the whole student as well as increase student retention on the learned material. In addition it prepares students to communicate ideas, become creative innovators, work together with others and think critically. It also meets Common Core standards that require real-qorld applications. Personally I think PBL is one of the most effective ways to teach students so that they enjoy learning and better understand concepts being taught to the class.
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Creating Schoolwide PBL Aligned to Common Core

Creating Schoolwide PBL Aligned to Common Core | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
Green Street Academy is a two-year-old public middle and high school in urban Baltimore, Maryland. One of the school's focuses is to embrace the green eco-sustainability movement and the new career p
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I often wondered how PBL could be implemented during classroom lessons while making sure to touch base on all of the necessary material listed in Common Core. It was interesting to read about Green Street Academy and its efforts to establish a PBL environment throughout the entire school. One important takeaway I gained from this article was the necessity of teachers to make the shift from teacher-directed instruction to inquiry-based learning in order to best implement PBL. Faculty and teachers should work as a team with their driving goal to be to inspire, engage, and education young students. The steps this school took to implement PBL while meeting Common Core standards was very interesting and are techniques I hope to remember and use in the future. They began first by creating a standards map, which listed standards for particular subject areas throughout the entire year. After determining which concepts could be combined and taught together, and which must stand alone, they were able to determine a project route. This route establishes projects that will meet the requirements presented in the standards map. A final note to remember is that It is important to maintain a grasp on classroom management in order to work cooperatively and successfully implement PBL.
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Resources and Downloads for Global Competence

Resources and Downloads for Global Competence | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
Educators from the John Stanford International School, in Seattle, Washington, have provided these resources and tools for teaching global competence.

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look back on this page for useful resources on global competence!

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Rebecca Haas's curator insight, February 19, 1:55 PM

I really enjoyed looking through these Global Competence lesson plans! I could particularly see myself utilizing the Festivals of Light unit plan for fourth grade, as traditions are a topic I enjoy learning and teaching about. I loved that the lesson plan allowed for creativity, yet gave a relatively clear idea of what the students should know by the end of the unit.

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Global Competence: Prepare Youth to Engage with the World

Global Competence: Prepare Youth to Engage with the World | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it

Global competence is one of the end products for dual language students. An excellent resource for marketing our students in a global society and economy. Free download.


Via Dr. Kathleen Contreras
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This article discusses the importance of education in shaping the future generations. It is important to prepare our students for the world we live in and ensure that they have the skills necessary to be globally competent. 

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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it

By Suzie Boss The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Th

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Discussion and tips for molding innovative students that will help create your classroom into an "idea factory". 

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"Projects" vs. Project Based Learning - TPLC High School

"Projects" vs. Project Based Learning - TPLC High School | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
the planning website for the brand new Turning Point Learning Center High School

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The difference between assignment a project and completing it, and project based learning. There are good videos that help break down project based learning!

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Kelly Craig's curator insight, February 15, 10:58 AM

Video on "how to" project based learning. 

 

Projects = the result of what students have learned 

 

Project Based Learning = the cause of the learning, whats driving students to do something 

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7 Essential Ingredients Of Project-Based Learning

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7 Essential Ingredients Of Project-Based Learning

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7 factors necessary for implementing project based learning! 

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Carina Ferreira's curator insight, February 19, 9:49 PM

We've talked a lot about this in class. Project Based Learning has many essentials to it, but it is all integrated smoothly. Project Based Learning should be about something that students are interested in and something that the students will take active participation in. It is important to get all of the students engaged and interested in what they are learning in the classroom. 

Imon's comment, February 20, 11:18 PM
Project based learning is a reoccurring topic in the class EDCI397. I didn't have the best understanding of this concept. But this article helped me have a better understanding of what PBL is. Also after reading this article I have a better understanding of how to execute project based learning in the classroom.
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Project-Based Learning

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Discover how project-based learning teaches students to explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.
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This website has a breakdown and history of PBL! 

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Cinzia Bruno's comment, February 20, 8:47 AM
This link brings you to a website with helpful suggestions for PBL as well as an introductory video to help you fully understand what PBL is and how to implement it.
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From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning

From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning | Project Based Learning | Scoop.it

From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning... You can't tear students at Newsome Park Elementary School away from their schoolwork when it involves in-depth investigations with real-world applications.


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Each class picks a topic to study and then plans a field placement to research and then present their findings. This video is a good example of project based learning in the classroom! They pick the topic they are interested in and then research and learn more information about it. Power Point and thinking maps are great tools to represent learning! Project based learning has improved test scores as well as behavior. It is the way to go! 

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Jacqueline Lledo's curator insight, February 18, 6:17 PM

Allowing students to complete projects that are actually applicable to the world help make learning more fun.  Students want to learn and when you present them with real life situations they will go head first ready to investigate! 

Hannah Klein's curator insight, February 19, 2:35 PM

This video is a great example of the developing a project idea in the classroom!