App Smashing: Design Challenges for Building Powerful Lessons
This session will begin with a brief overview of key tools, strategies, and templates. Participants will then participate in a series of collaborative design challenges where they will be asked to incorporate 3 - 4 tools & strategies into a lesson. Small teams will work together to maximize their "ingredient list" to build student tasks that require creativity and incorporate higher order thinking skills. Teams will share their lesson designs in a community Google doc and discuss how they tackled the design challenge.
Participants will leave with a collection of tools, strategies and ideas for how to immediately incorporate them into their classrooms.
A large suburban school district with 40,000 students, 1543 faculty, and is 45% African-American, 40% Caucasian, 5.5% Hispanic, 4% Interracial, 2.5% Asian, Economically Disadvantaged: 43.9%, Early Intervention Program: 25.1%, Gifted Education Program: 8.5%, Special Education Program: 12.2%.
ISTE article on Turning Your Classroom into a Personalized Learning Environment- https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=416
Blended Learning.org article on What is Blended Learning- https://www.blendedlearning.org/what-blended-learning-is-and-isnt/
Blended Learning in Grade 4-12- Leveraging the Power of Student-Centered Classrooms. By: Caitlin R. Tucker 2012