Q2: What questions or comments do you have about the article(s) you read?
1) When you start using video, editing time become a factor. Planning is sometimes not as fun as getting to work and actually doing. How to making planning fun? 2) I think collaboration is key for students. This gives them an opportunity to share and help one another. Making learning meaningful is important. 3) What is actually determined by the teacher, with student voice and choice so prevalent? In PBL, is what is to be learned directed somewhat by the teacher, or is it all up to the student--whatever is learned is all good? 4) I liked it. It gave a good example of PBL to help me understand exactly what it is. Its good for us to know there is a HUGE difference between a project and a PBL experience. 5) "Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning" prompted me to revisit how we began our community inquiry and what changes I'd like to make next year or even as we continue this year. 6) Not much..I guess when articles are written in step form, like these are the steps you take it always makes me nervous... 7) 8) The article had some good information in it. It was brief and to the point. 9) None 10) I think I have an idea of what project based learning is. As an "old-timer", I don't know if I can fully infuse all my lessons. 11) 12) I felt that the MS actually have been working to integrate this type of learning but it was nice to read over the process. 13) I think the idea of PBL is very interesting. I think that the difficult part will be coming up with a good project idea, and then setting up the project. It seems the initial planning with be very time consuming. I am sure that once you have experienced the process, it will get easier. 14) I am a bit concerned about how I will be able to implement a project in an IB/AP course where the schedule is very structured for the assessment. 15) How PBL have the same effective impact on all subject areas taught at all levels.
16) How much I can carry this new things into my teaching. What really is a driving questions are? 17) Nope 18) Being a counselor and dealing with emotional and academic issues, I am intrigued with the 21st learner and where we have to take students to be ready for the future. 19) Q: How does the grade level (level of understanding) affect the effectiveness of this type of project/learning? Will all students in group be accountable?
C: I enjoy the fact that students take ownership of the development of project. The material is meaningful to them and thus they have a vested interest 20) It seemed pretty straight forward. 21) Projects in my classroom tend to be content driven and lacking in all of the essential elements. I would like to change my projects to reflect the ideas in the article. 22) how can a traditional instructor incorporate such an expansive philosophy in a regular high school english class 23) The information presented was a very informative. I'd also like to know what we currently do can be adjusted to fit the needs of our students. 24) I am curious to see how PBL can fit into my classroom. 25) Well written--love what they did! 26) How do I come up with a driving question? Do I need to devote a lot of in class time to running a project? How much scaffolding will my students need?
I thought it was a good article, though. 27) None 28) 1. How do you know your project will work?
2. How do you deal with the feeling that our students won't have enough knowledge to be successful in the project? 29) 30) None, really. It all looks perfectly fine and makes a great deal of sense. 31) 32) 33) I'm wondering how we will work as a school to implement 21st century skills across the grade levels. 34) Enjoyed the PBL article, I was able to better understand the link between PBL and inquiry. It was also profound to read about the role of technology. Organizations tend to add (pile on) more rather than streamline and do away with unnecessary and redundant technology. This can make people feel overwhelmed, like oh no, there is one more thing to do, rather than feeling excited by the new possiblilities. 35) It is intriguing and meaningful for students when they can relate to the activities they are doing.
It seems to me that the article tells of a learning process that is pre-industrial revolution and now we are returning, maybe full circle(?) to meaning- ful education, but this time with technology. 36) I am excited to dive into project-based learning. I think the toughest part is gathering good resources for students in the inquiry stage. What are some good ways to do this? 37) None particularly. Just seems a more coherent way to say what we seem to be doing, mostly, in our classes as it is. Just finding a new venue to express it to our students in. 38) PBL is a lot of work in terms of pre-planning. Challenging but totally student/learner engaged. 39) It seems like we've changed the vocabulary, but the ideas are the same. driving question = hypothesis / auxiliary questions = thesis statement 40) What are some ways to assess PBL's? 41) 1. HOW CAN I MAKE PROJECTS FUN AND LEARN AT THE SAME TIME?
2. HOW CAN I BE 100% SURE MY PROJECT IS WORKING
42) 43) I was reminded that teaching is not linear, but circular...today I feel like the hamster on a wheel. 44) What happens when a group has a member who does not participate or is not as engaged as the others?
There seems to be an assumption that the real world heavily involves collaboration. I know this to be true in larger businesses, and to a lesser extent in all types of work. Still, there seems to be a lot of work requiring individual effort. In colleges/universities, there is actually little collaboration as taught by PBL activities. Much of the coursework still involves lecture, exams, papers. How do you respond to this? 45) For me, the question is the first step--what has to happen before the entry-level event? what is the first step that must happen even before you begin the process of creation? 46) None yet. 47) How do you design a driving question that is open enough for students to build their own meaning yet is focused enough that the actual content is covered?
Is it possible for the new block schedule to allow teachers to share teams of students so that integrated projects are more feasible? 48) Exciting and encouraging. Let's put it to practice! 49) How will project based learning impact my band program? Is there something I can learn today that I can use in the future? 50) None yet. 51) When we talk about project-based learning, it was mentioned that "the more, the better." In inquiry-based learning, students should be allowed to choose topics. How do teachers facilitate and upkeep with the many different projects? 52) Can I successfully move into an inquiry based method when my classroom is only equipped with an overhead projector? Will students be required to bring laptops to school in the fall?
53) How do you encourage students to share their voice and really dive into projects like these when they are so used to doing projects that are given because they are assignments/requirements. How do you introduce this concept when they are uncomfortable (maybe because of culture or language)? 54) The articles were very informative. I had an ephiphany, understanding more the importance of a driving question. 55) I do agree that it is important to allow the students to inquire, innovate, collaborate, etc. to learn skills for the 21st century. I think it is refreshing, it is absolutely essential for them to be able to learn these skills instead of memorizing facts, taking tests and all of the same type of activities that we did when we were in high school. My challenge is to be able to incorporate these activities into my own curriculum . . .itʻs a bit of challenge for what I teach, but I am willing to learn and try to incorporate the skills necessary to help them achieve these skills. I have been told that i use project based learning already but I do feel that I can do more. 56) The article on the essentials of project-based learning was good, but it described an incredibly comprehensive and long-term project...obviously all projects can't be so in-depth. I'd like to see more examples of shorter projects that can easily be incorporated into curriculum plans.
About the sample PSAs: I'm sorry but I hated all of them. They are just sound-bite advertisements, like TV ads. I think that school projects are valuable when they involve depth and rigor and show true learning, and these PSAs as examples of projects involve none of these.
57) I love the shift from content to learning. 58) what is a media kit?
I like the idea of experts or adult mentors providing feedback to students. I know this is done in the MPSA visual arts program. 59) None. They were very informative! 60) I think student choice is important for buy in. 61) I feel that not all the prescribed syllabus for exam-driven classes can be dealt with in this time-consuming resource-demanding way. We do not have the tech facilities for all classes to be working in this fashion - it is hard to get computer time now! I also feel that Mrs. MacIntyre is shamefully undervalued. The students she graduated are undoubtably functioning in this 21st Century workplace and some of them were innovators OF this workplace. Its not that I am against PBL but I feel that it should be ONE of the arrows in a teacher's quiver - not the whole arsenal. 62) 63) I'm curious about the relationship between student-driven project design as described in the main article and the development of core concepts in various subjects. In other words, how does one strike a balance between projects which are "meaning heavy" from a student perspective with subject skills the students may find unpalatable, but which we as a school feel are necessary? 64) It was a good article. It reinforced some ideas I have read about and tried already in my class. I'm looking forward to learning and trying more. 65) How can generalizations and broad philosophies be applied to specific learning situations in the classroom? 66) None so far. I am excited about this process and to be able to work through this as a learner. I am also excited to discuss how the kids could utilize the information. 67) Comment: I strongly support PBL. The articles were very clear regarding student & teacher objectives and roles. However I am unsure if MPI has the technology equipment in addition to classroom space to have everyone jump on board at the same time. Currently the Weinberg Tech Center is always filled and/or occupied by students & teachers.
Question: What location will be available for all teachers to use for PBL in addition to Weinberg? 68) The article reminds me of the PBL information that Alex Solis provided us with last year. I tried a project with my PE-8 class in the 4th quarter of 2010, so I was familiar with the elements of Project Based Learning. 69) What a rich experience for the students in this class that will be lasting and memorable. How long would the information stay with the students if they just made a poster. What a difference! 70) In the constructivist's theory (#8), how long should a process time be for students to understand the information that has put forth in front of them? Do we start the assessment process when every student has shown understanding?
71) --How "bought in" is MPI to the constructivist philosophy? Should the school take a step back to figure out how we feel about this approach first? 72) 73) It is important for students to have a interest in the project in order to provide a meaningful experience. 74) In my area of theatre arts, my teaching has always been based on project based learning do to the nature of the arts. I'm very in tuned with what this article is saying. 75) I enjoyed the article and it gave me inspiration to engage my students in the material that I am teaching.
What happens when students are not engaged or are quiet and don't contribute much to their group?
76) "Driving question is like an essay without a thesis." Asking the right questions are important in moving along the project and keeping the students interested and engaged. But how can we ask the right questions? 77) *good guidelines for Understanding responses presently done in the classroom
*now questioning current interdisciplinary projects
*inspired to focus on writing for understanding when doing research paper
*want to require more inquiry after research
*will give more opportunity for peer critique vs. peer editing 78) A good project has to be meaningful, educational purpose, students involvement, and applying on the 21st century skills.
If students conduct real inquiry, they will find project work more meaningful. 79) Comment: Not all projects are created equally. There is a big difference between busy work and projects. 80) I think some subjects are harder than others when it comes to incorporating PBL, however Dance is pretty on track with the 7 Essetials discussed in the article. I'm not sure what ways to utilize 21st century skills and technology in dance so that's something I'm wrestling with. 81) Found them to be common sense - totally agree! 82) I would like more subject-specific information on how to shape and create a PBL experience for my classroom. Language Arts differs from Science and Math differs from Social Studies. I know there are overlaps, but I don't think PBL is one-size fits all. 83) I thought the "entry event" was great. Made me realize how important it is to get students hooked into the project. Also made me realize how important it is to have a mutually agreed driving question. 84) I completely agree that student learning is most meaningful if students have some role in producing the driving question for the project. I'd like some help with engaging students in the inquiry process because in my experience, they don't always know what kinds of questions to ask, at least initially.
I'd also like some ideas about how to make the collaboration an exciting and fruitful piece of the project-based learning.
85) articles were informative, i'm especially curious about methods to get students to move up Bloom's ladder of higher order learning. 86) I like the part about making it real for the kids. I try to do that in my classes, when we have projects I like to make it where they can choose a topic of their choice. I figure if it's a topic they like they will strive to do the very best in it. 87) After reading, "The Seven Essentials of Project Based Learning," I learned how important it is to have a point of interest for the students to get them engaged and aware of the project at hand. 88) I like that the article used an example of a "teacher" and took her idea of a project and broke it down to the possibilities of a more student-centered and student-owned project. We could see the possible project description in Ms. McIntyre's project and then see the explanation of why it worked. This made it easier to read than a traditional article about what projects are.
How can I do a student-centered and student-owned project in an AP course and coming from a traditional math classroom? 89) When we focus on the process and the journey along the way the resulting product will show depth and meaning. 90) The article had helpful information in understanding pbl.
91) Most require a very involved project requiring days if not weeks. How do we decide which concepts are most important and which we will not have time for? How do courses with external exams schedule enough time to cover all of their required content? 92) The article is very interesting because it allows us to understand how to create effective projects, and focus on what is needed in order to the put different aspects together into one final product.
Also, we get a better understanding of what the students feel or experience when learning and presenting. 93) When I read the articles, it just further reiterated to me how PBL
(Project Based Learning) is not just the way of future teaching but the way that teaching/learning should have been done years ago. Studies have shown that Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Collaborative Work is what keeps students engaged, and further invested in what they're doing and because of that, the information is retained, useful, and appreciated. 94) I am interested in seeing how my FEELINGS change through this process. I am wondering what the interactions will bring. 95) I would like to read similar articles with comments specifically about teaching mathematics. 96) PBL sounds great. Many years ago at my high school, PBL seems to have been the focus with the at-risk students, or those students who either had learning disabilities or who didn't want to be in school at all. Clubs like the Future Farmers of America would go out and solve "real world" problems in actual fields and gardens. Everything was hands-on, students would have to work together to solve problems in the field. Nowadays, all students can be classified as "at-risk" or "learning disabled" in a "traditional" classroom since they are unable to learn in traditional ways. 97) One question would involve building a "need to know" and a "driving question" about theoretical math concepts that are important within the mathematical realm but are difficult to connect to everyday life outside of the math classroom.
Otherwise, the article gave concrete examples on how to put the 7 essentials in action. 98) Need more time read and reflect but did find what I read to be informative and similar to work doing now. 99) Students still want to be told what to do. How to make them "think deeply"? A few take the initiative, most just follow. My job to find a way to get all involved. 100) PBL related to my subject. How to? 101) I did not read very much that is new as concerns learning theory. I think that if you have taken education courses, then the basic principles of how students learn have been well-established for a while now. I think the focus is shifting to better reflect and incorporate new technology, but I resist or feel a bit insulted when people restate the obvious as if it is something new and different. 102) 1. Are content standards, essential questions being addressed in PBL that will allow for college acceptance?
2. Will we be trained how do develop and design
effective PBL so that it is educational, 21 century skills infused and necessary content included?
103) Interested in using PBL in my classes.....hope to explore more about PBL today... 104) I read the Seven Essentials for Project Based Learning article and I felt it really was helpful going through the steps with a useful example. Many parts made perfect sense and I really liked how the whole project would start with the teaching working on engaging the interest of the student. Building motivation in students can be a powerful tool and much easier than pushing the student to learn more for their sake. 105) It seems that the students chose the topics. If you have specific content (often specific info) that the students need to cover, how do you make sure that the topic the students choose will include that info?
Doesn't it take longer to cover a topic (e.g., solving quadratic equations) with a project than it would otherwise?
Unless the students choose the same topic each year, how can you insure that the same content is covered each year? (This would be important for aligning the curriculum.) 106) I enjoyed the article because it closely related to what we are working on in our class room. Questions are tossed to our children to provoke them to come up with theories and discussions. I feel that what was stated in this article is what we are doing in our classroom 107) Article was spot on. Of all essential traits, I think the driving question is the most important as it gives us and our students the reason WHY- the purpose for the project and the personal ( and professional) investment In the learning process. 108) Regarding the article "Construstivist Teaching and Learning Models" I think it is good for teachers to keep in mind that students come to our rooms with more knowledge than we think and with a brain that is unique in its own way. So it is important to be aware of our "starting point". 109) I really enjoyed reading the Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning especially because I could relate to the sections on what every good project needs. I feel that we are taking similar steps in how we approach our projects and our group meeting times with the age group that we have. The children are able to build on their theories and reflect upon the experiences they have during our research field trips. 110) I enjoyed the article about making projects relevant as it made me think about a current project I am doing. I'd like to make some changes right away to make the students think about WHY they need to know this and how it will impact them. I can see how they may lose interest if it's simply fact-finding. 111) In regards to #7 in Seven Essentials for PBL, does this mean doing 3 or 4 PBL sharing nights nights if some teachers if they have multiple lines each semester.
I worry about time when I teach a quarter class. That's 36 sessions with over 40+ topics to cover and PBL uses terms like "coach", "collaborate", role-playing, team-build, developing student designed rubrics. I need help with the "how". 112) Don't really have any yet. Did only a quick look at constructivist stuff and had a vague recollection of it from a long time ago. 113) Can you expect students to do PBL's outside of class time because I really don't have time to use class time? 114) Will this type of learning have a positive effect on standardized testing (SAT), or do we need to change the way we assess to realize this type of learning's full potential? 115) I felt it was right on target - all essential. 116) The article reflected the many changes happening in education today. There seems to be more questions than answers but all of the information is relevant when considering the importance of change for the future.
It is the application of these ideas and concepts that is critical for us as educators. Keeping up with the fast pace of technology and it's use by students that is the challenge for us. We need to be as creative as our students when it comes to the future of education. 117) How does this apply to me at MPI? 118) I am relieved and gratified to see that Collaboration is NOT NOT NOT an essential ingredient. I have nothing against collaboration, far from it. I think it plays an important role in many projects, but that doesn't mean that all good projects must be collaborative in nature. This really opens up the possibilities and makes the whole notion of PBL a lot more flexible and adaptable to my specific needs. 119) Enjoyed reading the articles. I would like to continue helping my students find the "driving/wondering" questions for inquiry units. 120) I found that all seven essential elements were encompassed in a recent project created by my students. The big difference was that the project emerged from inquiry, rather inquiry simply being a planned component of a PBL. 121) How do you get good "driving questions" year after year? Being able to create new projects to avoid copying from previous years' projects but being able to hit on the same objective topics you want the students to get out of it. 122) 123) 124) None. 125) None 126) I really enjoyed reading the article. I thought that I understood what PBL, but I learned a lot about PBL. I also came into this with big questions about how PBL and Inquiry based learning can co-exist and I think the article helped me think about that a little clearer. 127) How do you implement technology into your project when your students have limited skills?
Q3: What are some strengths that you think you can bring to this process you are about to engage in?
What do you hope to get out of this process?
1) I am good at putting together photos, want to learn how to edit film clips better. I can visualize an idea and how it can be put together. Find out about other people strengths and interest, build connection. 2) I am a team player. I may not be a leader, but will contribute as best as I can. 3) I ask questions and am focused on problem-solving. 4) I am pretty creative and usually have different ideas than other people.
I hope to get 2 things
1. A good grasp of what PBL is and how I can apply it to my class.
2. Get a students perspective as I go through this process to help me know what students are feeling as they go through this process. 5) I hope that I can contribute my experience/knowledge in helping children work collaboratively. I hope to learn more about how to incorporate technology into a project and into the process of learning. 6) creativity... 7) I hope to learn how to plan effectively for PBL. 8) I have some experience with project-based learning and I am comfortable with using technology. I can also communicate ideas and facilitate. 9) I feel i am a team player and great supporter and work well with others. How to plan for PBL. 10) My strength is my adaptability. 11) I am an organized person.
I hope to learn some of the technology skills that will allow me to do some project based learning activities. 12) I have been working with imovie and wikis this year which can help with the Tech. I hope to learn more about integrating the academics/technology with the performing arts (which is where I teach). 13) One of my strengths is my ability to cope with change. I enjoy and embrace change. I am also able to work well under pressure. I think that these strengths will help us today as we experience the roll of the student. 14) I am eager to learn the software and determining how I can use what I learn with my students. 15) I enjoy being a team player taking on new challenges. I'd like to get a better understanding of how PBL can be implemented in my classroom and allow me to collaborate with another subject teacher. 16) Just my curiosity. 17) Went to the HTH PBL seminars and training program. 18) I hope to be a positive collaborator and bring about change in myself. 19) 1: An open mind and willingness to learn
2: A "team" mentality
Gain a better understanding of PBL and how it can be applied in my classroom.
Learn to use technology 20) I have some experience with PSA and film design. I'm comfortable with the software. I've written scripts. I hope to see how everyone can learn something new from this process. 21) I am good at synthesis. I am a big picture person.
I hopeto learn some of the software (iMovie, Garage- band) 22) high energy, motivational instruction... I hope to bridge the gap between "new-age" thinking skills and more traditional forms of learning/processing 23) I bring a willingness to learn, explore and to help out in anyway I can. 24) I enjoy cooperating and collaborating with others. I hope to see how PBL can be incorporated into my classroom. I also hope to get to know the other MS and HS faculty better and what is going on in these others campuses. 25) Open mind, technology, and willingness to learn.
More about who I am as a teacher. 26) I think that I am an "includer" so I will try to get everyone involved in the process. I hope to learn a bit about video production so that I can try some of this in my own class. 27) I try to work collaboratively with others. I listen and appreciate others thoughts and ideas. I try to be supportive to all people no matter what their role. I also bring a good spirit and positive attitude. 28) strengths: I have a passion for projects. I encourage critical thinking. I am an alumni. I hope to get a feeling of what the other schools value. As an alumni, I want to know what direction we as a faculty want to take our students. What teachers valued then may not be what we value now.... I am curious 29) I can share my knowledge of video production.
I'm interested in learning how I can improve my own existing project-based curriculum. 30) I'm a decent writer and editor, in case those skills are needed. I work well with others and have a good sense of humor.
I hope to have fun, get to know my colleagues better, and learn something about project-based learning. 31) Creativity, experience with storyboarding, in front of and behind camera, pre/post production work. Gain familiarity with iMovie. 32) I hope to get more familiar with PBL and the apple technology. 33) I try to embody the spirit of cooperation and collaboration and look forward to working with everyone in our group. 34) I would like to learn imovie and garage band, and video production. I have a good background in inquiry strategies. 35) My insights.
To learn more about technology in this learning process. 36) I think I can learn new media pretty quickly. I am excited about learning imovie and garage band. I think a big take away for me will be how it feels to create something you have never created before with people you don't know very well. This will help me understand how my students are feeling when we do projects! 37) I Do work? ~.~
I hope to learn how to better judge what our students are expected to produce and what kind of troubles or issues that may come up from their own experimentation in taking on their own learning goals. 38) Organizer and able to help facilitate collaborating on ideas. I hope to become more at ease at this process and be able to incorporate somehow in my curriculum. 39) writing / tech skills 40) I hope to experience and learn how to incorporate more technology into my classes. 41) MY FLEXIBILITY, SENSE OF HUMOR, INTERNATIONAL BACKGROUND.
42) 43) Open mind, ready to go. 44) Willingness to learn. 45) I think I have a decent idea of the development process--the things that must be considered along the way to enable the creation of a product (based on my experiences with PBL). I also can use iMovie fairly well, having made some short videos in the past. I would like to get better at facilitating the group process. 46) Creativity, general ideas, a bit of computer knowledge from working with Keynote and imovie. Chaplain's concern about the moral and ethical piece for students from K-12. 47) I am open minded.
I hope to gain insight into how the process works for the students and have an experience that will show me how to make this possible for my class. 48) I'm willing to take risks, I enjoy playing with technology, love collaborating with others, and enjoy working under a little pressure. 49) I like collaboration. I like the opportunity to work with my peers to see what kind of new ideas we can come up with. 50) Creativity, general ideas, a bit of computer knowledge from working with Keynote and imovie. Chaplain's concern about the moral and ethical piece for students from K-12. 51) I believe in project-based learning and collaboration, and I hope that teachers will now have sincere empathy with what we are asking of our students. I hope to experience the worries, the struggles, the challenges, and the rewards of project-based learning. 52) I hope to learn some ways that I can incorporate 21st century skills in my curriculum. 53) I think that I can help with coming up with ideas and support others in their different areas. I really hope to be enlightened and learn more from this process. I am excited to experience and really apply what I've learned to my teaching. 54) I am good with technology. I hope to get a clearer understanding of what PBL entails in a classroom setting. 55) I do use iMovie a lot and perhaps I can bring that expertise. I believe I am someone who does not like conflict or tension and have always been a peacemaker type of person. If there are disagreements, I will be the first to jump in and help alleviate tension. I hope to learn more about how to construct, implement and develop these types of projects for my classes. 56) 57) I love to learn.
I am a visual learner.
I like living in this "Techy" 21st century world.
I ready to jump in! 58) I am a good listener and have patience and good judgement. I work well with people. I'm interested in learning different forms of technology, looking forward to playing with it today. 59) I think my strengths are that I enjoy working in groups and teams. I feel I am very flexible and empathetic and will strive for group consences and group success.
I hope to learn some strategies that I can use with my students to enhance my own units and lessons!
60) I think I can help people stay focused on the big picture, offer constructive ideas, and make people feel comfortable with the process. 61) Flexibility, supreme intelligence and a rapier-sharp wit. Seriously though, flexibility and the ability to work in a team and appreciate team members is a definite plus.
Insight into the process and the experience from the students' perspective will be invaluable. 62) Having been at MPI for many years, I feel I can bring to the group a history and tradition of MPI. 63) I think I bring an open mind, and willingness to contribute in any way I can to the project.
I'm also somewhat familiar with several of the technology resources.
Finally, I hope to get a better sense of how to design and facilitate projects that have meaning for the students. 64) Some strengths I think I can bring to the process is that I have been doing some of the seven essentials for learning already in my classroom, and am familiar with them.
I like the "doing" of the project myself and hope to learn even more about group dynamics. 65) I have some experience with "project based learning" situations through group projects in visual arts classes.
I hope to get some answers to the question in "Q2" box. 66) I hope to help with some of the computer programs. I have worked with iMovie, GarageBand and Keynote. I hope to gain some information and to develop some friendships. 67) My strength is that I believe in the PBL learning concept. 68) I have some experience with the PBL format. I think that I have a good grasp of the overall direction that the School of the Future initiative is taking us, and I am open-minded and willing to try new things.
I hope to learn more about PBL, have fun with it, and also get to know the other teachers that I am working with. I'd really enjoy being able to walk by one of them on campus and say hi or acknowledge them as colleagues. 69) A strength that I can offer is that I'm a team player and willing to take direction well. I hope to get a feel of what my students might be feeling to go through this process. 70) I had signed up as a narrator, so along with my ability to narrate stories well, I am able to offer my english-editing skills. I also think that with collaborating with my colleagues, will give me a better sense as to where we all are in delving into the 21st century. I hope to get a better understanding of exactly what it takes to put together an assignment like this. 71) Strengths:
--Willingnes sto embrace change and to learn new technology
--Knowledge of MPI history and cultural significance
Hope to Learn:
--Introduction to iMovie and Garageband
--Breadth of technological resources available to me on campus (what they are and how to use them)
--Concrete ideas about how to incorporate today's skills and knowledge in the classroom with realistic idea of how long a project like this would take with students
72) I am not sure about what I can bring to this process. I think the experience will give me a more clear idea of my own skills in this learning process. 73) I am a team player and am willing to try new things (technology).
I hope to understand the process of completing a project and have a better understanding of how students feel working in a group with a deadline. 74) An artistic eye 75) I always try to look at things in a positive light and enjoy hearing what others have to say. I also enjoy learning new ideas that I can use in my classroom. As a facilitator, I hope to bring everyone together, learn about each other, and be able to apply what we learn in the classroom. 76) I think my ability to work as a team is a strength that I can bring to this process. I'm looking forward to learning from others and gaining some skills in technology that I can use for my future teaching and/ or personal development. 77) *current classroom practices
78) The experience students group project learning in class. I'd like to know more how the PBL apply in learning a foreign language. 79) 1. I have limited skills in using iMovie. I assign it to my students and can do some of the more simple tasks but I am interested to see what I can learn from others today.
2. I hope so see collaboration in action. I hope to have a better understanding of how to create a project using project based learning techniques. 80) I work well with others and am open to trying new things. I'm not an expert in many of the programs we may be using in this PSA (Garageband, iMovie, etc.) but I have used them somewhat and am willing to learn more about their uses to help with this project. I'm hoping we'll have some fun along the way no matter what we end up with. 81) My specialty is student inquiry lessons - giving them questions that make them think. 82) Strengths: An open mind, a willingness to work hard and get the project completed on time
Hope to learn: More about the technology available to us and to collaborate with colleagues. 83) I think I am open to new ideas and willing to change. I hope to experience how true collaboration works and what goes into designing an effective project. 84) Having finished receiving my M.Ed. recently, I feel like I am equipped with relatively up-to-date resources regarding student-centered learning.
I hope that this process will help me consider some of the challenges and rewards that come with building a project so that when I design this sort of thing for my students, I will understand what it's like to be them. 85) I enjoy brainstorming, coming up with creative ideas, working with others. I hope to get a better sense of how students think about 'open-ended' projects. If i enter with a student's mindset of being 'spoon-fed' what's required of me, what will work to engage me in this project. Often students feel lost when they get to make too many decisions. I hope to get ideas/techniques for helping students to get engaged. 86) I think my strengths are that I have done this before in my other classes. I can also bring some technological background to the group. 87) I have some experience in front of the camera as well as PSA's and I am willing to learn more about the process. 88) I really like the idea of having students create their own rubrics, guidelines, and timelines. When students are given the opportunity to make a project under their own conditions, they've given me better products than I could've thought to ask of them in the first place.
I want to know how to integrate a project into a very full math curriculum so that it doesn't feel that I'm adding a huge assignment into a very busy student schedule but can still make it a fun environment. 89) The strengths I can bring to this process are my novice skills in Garageband and iMovie. I hope to learn from the expertise from my team members and of course have a completed project that meets the requirements of the project challenge.
90) creative thinking and imagination. 91) I hope to see what are the main components of PBL and what is required to make it work 92) I hope to learn a lot today, so I can get new ideas for my classes. I have some knowledge in how to use iMovie for example, but am hoping to further my knowledge in more areas today. 93) I think I have a lot to bring to the table regarding this collaborative work. I teach High School Students, I understand global issues, have a love and understanding for the Arts, and know how important it is for our students to grow as human beings in this learning process
I hope to walk away from this all with a better understanding of Collaborative Work. 94) I have skills in finding the needs of people through what they are saying. I believe that it is possible for the needs of all people in the group to be met. Mediating is applicable all the time. 95) I hope to get some ideas I can use to help my students learn the concepts we need to cover. 96) I am hoping to get new ideas that I can use in the classroom. 97) I believe that some strengths that may help this process are my analytical abilities and attention to detail.
I hope to be able to empathize with my students in regards to learning via a project. 98) I'm creative, open minded, team player and can bring the mind set and ideas from the youngest area (preschool) of our school. I hope to see the bigger picture of how what we start in preschool moves/grows/is applied all the way through high school. I have a high school daughter who I would love to see the benefits of our work from today in her classes. I also know I can take the "process" and apply it to my working and learning with my preschoolers. 99) I pick up students' vibes quickly. I know right away when I'm losing their interest/attention and must think quickly to pull them back in.
I hope to make my lessons more engaging for students by having them be the ones to drive the thinking. I hope to move from the traditional way of teaching but only when it serves a real purpose. 100) Being at Mid-Pacific for more than 30 years; a sense of history. Being able to see PBL in action. 101) I hope to learn some skills that I can incorporate into my classes. My students do projects already, but I am trying to give them more freedom to do research in areas of interest to them. However, I find that they are not good at the planning part of the process, and I don't really know how to effectively deal with this issue.
I am also excited about actually using more of the media assets that I have been exposed to but don't yet have in my repertoire of tools to use. 102) 1. I am a very creative thinker. I always get excited by projects and being able to be innovative. I have been told often, I think outside the box and am a very progressive thinker
2.I am open to change.
3. I am a people person and can get along with diverse groups of people and tend to be persuasive. 103) I hope I can help with sharing idea and help with the collaboration to keep our "canoe" afloat. 104) Willingness to help the team reach our goal. I can bring focus and energy and hopefully some good ideas. 105) Strengths?-- maybe critical thinking.
Learn?--maybe more about the computer; I doubt that I'll learn much content. 106) I am organized and can think outside the box. I hope to have fun with this project and learn what the students will actually be going through when they are engaged in project base learning. 107) Collaborator
Being a good listener
Belief in students as competent, capable, inspiring
hope to become more confident in my role in the school
Be able to listen and learn to help school move along this journey 108) I am not too sure about my own skills in this learning process. I can see myself doing many of the roles but I am not sure about which one would suit me most. I am looking forward to learn from being a student today. 109) I hope to learn more about how other teachers approach project based learning across the grade levels. Some strengths that I can bring to this process is having an open mind with endless possibilities. 110) I think I will bring an open-mindedness and passion for MPI which will help in developing this PSA. I hope this will help me in the classroom as I develop projects from a different perspective. 111) My strength can be creatvity. I hope I can learn how students can individually demonstrate authentic learning when they were not involved with a particular role. 112) I have some tech skills, and some ideas and experiences with trying to sell ideas and institutions. More work. 113) How to do a PBl and give instruction to my students. 114) Technological skill. Practical application of this teaching paradigm. 115) My style of teaching is inquiry - challenging the students with questions that provoke critical thinking. 116) My strengths are in the area of design and application of technology. Creativity is the one thing that I embrace in all that I do. It's my hope that I can contribute those qualities to this project. 117) I bring a Willingness to change
and willingness to take a Risk..
I hope to gain experience in creating well designed Projects
118) I get along with people, I think; am easy going. I also do pay attention to details. 119) I think I am able to keep team members on task and listen to other team members ideas respectfully. 120) I have engaged in a lot of inquiry and project-based teaching and learning in the elementary, so I'm familiar with all aspects of the process. However, I know there's always a lot more to learn from others. I look forward to a satisfying process and product we can all be proud to share with others. 121) I have been a member on a team for a year long project from the beginning (brainstorming, etc) to final presentation.
I hope to get ideas how to run a successful project. 122) 123) 124) I'm not sure but I will try and think of some things to contribute. 125) Technical 126) I hope to listen to everyone's ideas and help to organize them.
I would like to learn more about i Movie and learn from my colleagues. 127) Collaboration.
I hope to learn how to implement the technology into project base learning.