Students Taking Charge in Grades K-5 Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom
Discover how to design innovative learning environments that increase student ownership so they can achieve at high levels and meet rigorous standards. Students Taking Charge shows you how to create student-driven classrooms that empower learners through problem-based learning and differentiation, where students pose questions and actively seek answers. Technology is then used seamlessly throughout the day for information, communication, collaboration, and product generation.
You’ll find out how to:
- Design an Authentic Learning Unit, which is at the core of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom, aimed at engaging students;
- Understand the structures needed to support its implementation and empower students;
- Build the facilitation strategies that will move students from engagement to empowerment to efficacy.
This new K–5 edition offers a more detailed look into elementary school implementation. With the book’s practical examples and step-by-step guidelines, you’ll be able to start designing your innovative classroom immediately!
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Meet the Author
1: The Why for Your Instructional Design Journey
2: Engaging Students Through a Core Problem to Solve
3: Engaging Students Through Clearly Articulated Expectations
4: Engaging Students Through Differentiated Learning Activities
5: Empowering Students to Take Responsibility for Their Learning
6: Promoting Efficacy Through Facilitation of Learning
7: Physical Classroom Design
8: Principles and Paradigm Shifts
9: Special Considerations
Appendix A: Designer Pizza
Appendix B: Butterfly Garden
Appendix C: Using Numbers and Words to Feed Others
Appendix D: Can a Frog, Turtle, and Fish Help Us?
Appendix E: The Places We Can Go - A
Appendix F: The Places We Can Go - B
Appendix G: A Place For Robots
Appendix H: Rubric to Assess a BML
Appendix I: Learning Styles Readiness Grid
Appendix J: GSRs
Appendix K: STEMLATIC