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Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Preparing Your ...

Mathematical Practice and Problem Solving: Preparing Your ... | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards – Mathematics is divided into two parts: Content Standards, and Standards for Mathematical Practice. A major focus of the Standards for Mathematical Practice is on using problem solving ...
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Developing expertise in a Problem Centered Classroom brings together the expertise of mathematics education leaders such as John Van de Walle, Mary K. Stein, and Phil Daro to discover and examine the teaching and learning benefits of focusing on a central challenging problem or set of problems within a classroom lesson. Problem based lessons must be taught in a risk-taking supportive environment which challenges students to apply their mathematical understandings in a variety of situations. - www.TeachnKidsLearn.com
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Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math allows students many inroads to understanding. Flexible implementation options mean that Woot Math can be used in any classroom configuration whether it be 1:1 devices, shared devices, whole-class, or as intervention. The Woot Math system works on the web, iPads, or Chromebooks seamlessly…it truly is a great option for any classroom! It is super user-friendly, and gives teachers the ability to customize for each student in the class as a starting point. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student. Beginning with foundational rational math concepts, Woot Math makes these necessary foundational skills accessible for all students.
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Promoting Student Struggle When Teaching Mathematics - A Problem Centered Class

Promoting Student Struggle When Teaching Mathematics - The following teacher reflection video (length 1:40 minutes) is only a segment of the full video, which includes the teacher's reflections regarding student struggle.


Provided by Teach N' Kids Learn. For more information contact PD@TeachnKidLearn.com Working with schools in support of creating opportunities for students

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Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening

Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Narrowing down essential elements of teaching math to five dimensions can help teachers provide students the agency they need to be competent learners.
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Empower your learners – 9 reasons to try design thinking in education

Empower your learners – 9 reasons to try design thinking in education | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Design thinking in education helps students empathize, be creative, solve problems and reflect on their learning. Here are 9 great reasons to try it.
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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’ | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Math teachers in San Francisco are using Complex Instruction to see the brilliance in all their students and help them to see it too.
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Project-based learning – part one

Project-based learning – part one | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
This article was written for SecEd magazine and first published in May 2016. This is the first of a two-part article.  You can read more of my monthly columns for SecEd here.  We know from Ron Berger’s book An Ethic of Excellence – which I summarised in Eight steps to teaching excellence (SecEd, September 2014: http://bit.ly/ZCVf3s) – that…
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Can Project Based Learning Move the Education Needle? #PBL

Can Project Based Learning Move the Education Needle? #PBL | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), spent time with Dr. Rod Berger at the annual ASCD conference in Atlanta. Larmer
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Why Project Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It) #PBL

Why Project Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It) #PBL | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is one of the hottest buzzwords in education, and it’s easy to see why.PBL combines standards-based curriculum with empowering students to solve real world challenges. Through projects, students master skills—critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboratio
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English Project Ideas for Language Arts Project-Based Learning #PBL

English Project Ideas for Language Arts Project-Based Learning #PBL | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
More than 260 detailed and free English projects for K-12 students designed by experienced teachers, including overviews, activities, assessment rubrics, and questions for reflection.
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8 Reasons Why To Be an Engineer - #STEM #STEAM

8 Reasons Why To Be an Engineer - #STEM #STEAM | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Engineering involves the application of creativity in partnership with math, science, social studies, language arts and fine arts to search for quicker , feasible and better materials of nature to meet today’s challenges. Engineers are the real problem solvers of today who use every resource possible to bring into existence things and ideas that they …
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You are so welcome Deepak. As a former engineer myself, I can honestly say it was the most creative job I ever had.
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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Flexible classroom seating invites collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking by helping students manage their physical energy and comfort as they learn on their own terms.
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Researchers: Math needs a more visual approach

Researchers: Math needs a more visual approach | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Taking a more visual approach to math instruction at the K-12 and higher-ed levels could dramatically change brain development as it relates to math success.
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6 Steps to Make Math Personal—Tech Makes It Possible, Teachers Make It Happen (EdSurge News)

6 Steps to Make Math Personal—Tech Makes It Possible, Teachers Make It Happen (EdSurge News) | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Even after teaching for a decade, Pamela Baack found herself battling the calendar as she tried to keep her students on track.She’s the first to admit it wasn’t easy to change the way she had been teaching for a decade.“We were always on someone else’s pace, not our kids’ pace,” says Baack, who teac
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How High-Interest Examples of Math Prime Student Curiosity

How High-Interest Examples of Math Prime Student Curiosity | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Connecting math to real world models can help make the learning more concrete and engaging for students.
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Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics

Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Part of the Math Assessment Project has involved research into how the materials are used in classrooms, their effect on teaching practices, and how Professional Development can be used to support the goals of the Mathematics Assessment Project materials. A major strand of this has been a joint effort with the Algebra Teaching Study at UC Berkeley and Michigan State to develop Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics (TRU Math) suite of tools for Professional Development and research.
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Constructivist Classroom: Knowing The Wrong Answers, Too. #Education

Constructivist Classroom: Knowing The Wrong Answers, Too. #Education | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Many classrooms today consist of teachers correcting students in an attempt to teach them the “right” answer. Whether it’s fill-in-the-blank multiplication tables or multiple choice tests, the focus is simply on getting answers correct. But when teachers focus on students’ wrong answers, and the logic that the students applied to arrive at those answers, the amount of meaningful learning occurring in the classroom multiplies.

Focusing on the wrong answers may seem counterintuitive to many, but doing so helps teachers understand the disconnect between the right answer and students’ common misconceptions.
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The Call for Coding Education in Schools | Edudemic

The Call for Coding Education in Schools | Edudemic | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
As computer technology becomes more ingrained in students' lives, many are advocating for advanced computer coding education to be taught in the classroom.
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Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning -

Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning - | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development Recently Abby Griffy, a school leader from a district with which I’ve worked developing Project Based Learning capacity, graciously shared examples of their students [...]
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5 Strategies for Teaching Project Based Learning · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyPatrick Cole

5 Strategies for Teaching Project Based Learning · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyPatrick Cole | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
By teaching through Project Based Learning, you are creating far more motivation for the students to care about the project. | TeacherCast.net
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Assessment in Project Based Learning: Frequently Asked Questions #PBL

Assessment in Project Based Learning: Frequently Asked Questions #PBL | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it

Answer this multiple choice question:    The end of May means… a. The end of a school year that raised questions about my assessment practices b. The end of a school year where I knew exactly what all my kids knew and could do c. The beginning of summer (a.k.a. “when teachers don’t work”) d. The beginning of professional development season and time for PBL training!   If you answered “a”, “d” or both, then read on for some insight into one of the most common topics of conversation at PBL trainings: assessing student work in the PBL environment. Teachers want to feel assured that their assessment of students’ content knowledge and skill set will be compatible in a project- based setting. Here are some common questions with some responses based on personal experience.  (Read More...)

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Bringing Project Based Learning to Life in the Social Studies Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies

Bringing Project Based Learning to Life in the Social Studies Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it

Project Based Learning can Enhance Learning in any Subject – Here we Check out an Approach for Social Studies Most adults today, even many educators, were never exposed to project-based learning during their own schooling years. And so,

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Project Based Learning as a Tool for School Improvement Planning #SchoolReform #PBL

Project Based Learning as a Tool for School Improvement Planning #SchoolReform #PBL | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Is the Project Based Learning process a way to improve the facilitation of school improvement? I think so. I figured that out after I was hit by a blinding flash of the obvious when I was helping leaders in a struggling school “get their arms around” the work ahead to close gaps in student achievement.
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Google Apps “GAFE Smashing” activities — Part 1: Dynamic Docs

Google Apps “GAFE Smashing” activities — Part 1: Dynamic Docs | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
Google Apps are powerful classroom tools by themselves. When you smash multiple apps together in one activity, magic can happen. Here are some examples.
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Number of U.S. Students in Special Education Ticks Upward

Number of U.S. Students in Special Education Ticks Upward | Supporting Problem Based Instruction | Scoop.it
After years of steady decline, the number of school-age students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has swung upward since the 2011-12 school year, an Education Week analysis shows.
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