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Sunday, July 27, 2008
Bookmarks from Diigo Inquiry Based Science
One of our goals with Strategic Planning was designing opportunities for inquiry based science so I was sure to pass along Wendy Smith's plan for k-5 environmental science. The plan her team developed at NECC is a GREAT example of use of 21st Century Skills....read more about it
Goal #1: Our most important initiative is to shift instructional practices in our school to become constructivist in nature using inquiry-based methods. Both problem and project-based experiences will be the foundation for long-term student-driven investigations centered on living environment concepts. All teachers and students should be involved in real issues that require creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving to generate possible solutions and share findings and learning experiences with stakeholders.
#2: Our second initiative is to increase the use of technology to facilitate learning for both teachers and students. We believe that technology (goal #2) must serve pedagogy (goal #1). We believe the infusion of technology must enable teachers and students to research, create, communicate, and collaborate. This initiative will create the transformative process we are seeking in technology infusion for our teachers and students.