TagHow to Teach Standard

Teach standards include how we group specific standards together, what we want our students to achieve, and how to plan with end in mind.

Scrum A Tested Organization Tool for Project Based Learning

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What is SCRUM? Why I Scrum: Using a Project Management Tool for PBL SCRUM tools support Scrum ceremonies, including planning sprints, keeping track of daily work, refining backlogs, and using data from the past to keep improving. When people work together on these tasks, Scrum tools help them stay focused by connecting the work to its value. If you are a teacher who works on projects with...

Explore Project Idea with 5 Tips for Authentic Learning in PBL

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Explore Project Idea To explore a project idea, you need to develop an idea by looking at places to start turning your wheels, according to PBL IN Elementary Grades book. The information for project ideas is from the following in this blog: PBL IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES Step-by-Step Guidance, Tools and Tips for Standards-Focused K-5 Projects book suggests to look at the standards. Trevor Muir...

How to Seek Rigor in Project Based Learning Classroom

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Rigor in Project Based Learning Seeking Rigor In PBL What is Rigorous Project Based Learning? Robert Marzano presents a way to design projects that emphasizes the enhancement of students’ options. He uses structures that provide clear pathways to rigor from his book Understanding Rigor in the Classroom. The goal of Project Based instruction is for students to design their own projects...

Depth of Knowledge Proven Strategy that Increase Rigor

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Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Definition How much students need to know, understand, and be aware of what they are learning is called their “depth of knowledge.” This helps them find answers, outcomes, results, and remedies and explain them. It also says how much students are supposed to use and apply what they have learned in different schools and real-life situations. This definition is from...

Seven Misconceptions of Rigor and Depth of Knowledge

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Burn This! Why the D.O.K. Wheel Is Inaccurate Misconceptions of Rigor and Depth of Knowledge Seven misconceptions of rigor and depth of knowledge and they are: Misconception 1. All students can’t think deeply; all students shouldn’t need scaffolding to support deeper thinking. Misconception 2. Depth-of-knowledge levels should function as a taxonomy. Misconception 3. You can equate verb...

What are Learner Strategies? Why is Learner Strategies Important?

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Learner Strategies Defined According to O’Connell and Vandas, learner strategies are the plans or actions that help you learn faster and can be used in other learning situations. How do teachers help their students come up with ways to learn? This post will show you how. Why Is It Important? For kids, the most important part of learning is to teach them how to learn better and find the...

Engage Experience Empower The 3Es in Designing Learning Experience

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Design Learning Experiences 3Es in Designing Learning Experience How do you begin to design a meaningful learning experience for students? Andi McNair, author of A Meaningful Mess, suggests 3Es: Engage: How can students be engaged in ways that will make them want to learn? Experience: What experience can be designed to give learners a reason to invest in their learning? Empower: How can learners...

Take Your Classroom to the Real World with 3 Authentic Strategies

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3 Authentic Strategies To Take to Your Classroom to the Real World There are ways to take your classroom to the real world by making the classroom a real-world setting, where students make real-world decisions with real-world consequences. 3 strategies serve as steppingstones to get you where you are ready to jump headfirst into authentic learning in your classroom. SIMULATIONS SOLVE REAL-WORLD...

Two Key Components in Path to Rigor in the Classroom

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Two Key Components Rigor Two Components in Path to Rigor The Path to Rigor has two components-complexity and autonomy. This is according to authors Carla Moore, Michael D Toth, and Robert J Marzano, The Essentials for Standards-Driven Classrooms. Complexity, authors define, is the cognitive load required by the standard. There are four levels in Marzano’s taxonomy: Retrieval, comprehension...