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Captivate: Grade 4 and 5 teachers ended the year with a passion project for students, allowing them to take ownership of their learning.
Johnson – Coding – Been working on this project for 5 months and finally was able to get his character to move
Cayla – created a 3-course meal – twice – as she reflected on the first one and realized she needed to use a different type of fish so make it again
Justin – Researched about the desert and its habitat
Sean – created his first documentary (project was to learn what a doc was and how to create) on Summer
Charlie – 15-page ppt on Lego Technics and how they work
Molly – Interviewed a photographer and did a 15-page ppt including techniques and her own shots and reflections
Eric – created a model ship out of popsicle sticks
PE and Health
Captivate: The PE teachers created an Obstacle Course mission for students. Their introduction included examples from each PE teacher around the world.
Care: Visual Arts teachers found ways to allow students to practice mindfulness while also exploring their art skills.
Collaborate: Visual Arts teachers facilitated collaboration across grade levels during ‘Celebrate and Share the Arts’ week, creating systems so that students could comment on each other’s work.
Care: The grade 5 team supported their students’ social & emotional wellbeing during wellness weeks.
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Care/Captivate: In these videos/screencasts, Nikki & Krista connect with their students in a personal way by making videos that include their faces and voices, rather than just typing out instructions. This makes the e-learning feel less isolating for the students. They also keep the videos short enough that students won’t get overwhelmed and lose focus.
Intro to Animal Farm
Rise of Sumerian City-States + Book Talk
Captivate: Lucas regularly posts optional opportunities for his students to synthesize and extend their learning, giving them choice on the level of challenge they feel ready to take on. Most of these opportunities are from outside resources. As some students might be in challenging situations, offering this choice to students is an effective way to differentiate and give them more ownership over their learning without adding a lot of stress for either teacher or students.
PE and Health
Collaborate/Care: In this team, the teachers make one workout video and share it across multiple sections of the grade 6 course, so as not to duplicate the work involved in creating the content. In the video and the teachers’ comments, they show care for their students’ well-being by explaining how physical activity contributes to physical and mental well-being. Having the video made by their teacher makes it feel more personal which helps students feel less isolated.
Captivate: In this DX post, Mona & Matt get around the lack of hands-on materials available to their students by using an online resource. This resource lets students play around with virtual circuits, dragging and dropping them to experiment with the results. Using this resource is an effective way to engage students in inquiry and spark their interest in the topic!
Clarify/Captivate/Confer: In this video, peek into Kevin’s Spanish 1 class. He provides a clear task (class agenda) and captivates students via the bilingualism and flexibility of the task. Students share their work not only with their teachers but also with each other.