As a member of your district’s 1:1 team you are the instructional leaders who are both driving and supporting educational change. The goal of this webquest is to have you do a mini project designed to help you answer this question: What is your role as an instructional leader in changing and suporting a pedagogical shift to project and problem based learning using 1:1 technologies?
Putting 1:1 technologies into the hands of students involves a pedagogical paridigm shift in the way we think about curriculum and instruction. It is still important students meet or exceed standards; however, it is also important that students develop good habits of mind, higher order critical thinking skills and 21st Century skills.
You will have 20 minutes to research and analyze the roles of project based and problem based instruction in a 1:1 classroom. You will work in job alike teams. Begin by finding out what your team already knows about project and problem based learning and about the task you are about to undertake. Make a list of what you need to know and determine who will research which of the 6 topics under "Process". Divide these topics equally among your team members so each of you will become the team "expert" on one or two of the topics. As you complete the research on your topic(s) you will fill out the Google form at the bottom of this (and the Process page). so that everyone one can share what you have learned. Your team will also have 3 minutes to orally present how you can encourage, train and support your teachers to use project and problem based instructional approaches in their 1:1 classrooms.