Keeping it Real for All Learners: Integrating Inquiry and Immersion through Project Based Learning Dawn J. Mitchell, Emily Daniel, Kelly Holden, & Stacey Johnson. Oakland Elementary School Palmetto State Gender Institute March 23rd, 2013. What We Want: 21 st Century Learners.
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Keeping it Real for All Learners: Integrating Inquiry and Immersion through
Project Based Learning
Dawn J. Mitchell, Emily Daniel,
Kelly Holden, & Stacey Johnson
Oakland Elementary School
Palmetto State Gender Institute
March 23rd, 2013
Research Suggests Inquiry-Based Learning
I Wonder……… Learning
Students came up with questions.
Narrowed it down to two.
Researched those questions as a class. Once we found the answers, we went through the entire writing process.
North Pole South Pole introduced students to more Polar Animals.
Groups were formed due to interest.
Rubrics were explained.
Each person chose 2 questions.
If Styrofoam had been invented in 1492 when I was drinking my cup of hot chocolate it would still be around today!
My Styrofoam cup will be around for 500 years!!! How shocking!!!!
I convinced my whole family to stop using Styrofoam! shocking!!!!
Project: Styrofoam shocking!!!!PBL Smart…because it’s integrated! Real world…because the outcome affects each student! Motivating…because kids feel they have the power to turn a problem into a solution!
RAN Inquiry Chart shocking!!!!
Dawn Johnson Mitchell
RAN Inquiry Chart
What I Think I Know
What do I already know
What prior knowledge
What prior knowledge
What new information did
What new questions do
or think I know about
was discarded or
I learn from my research
have about my topic based
that was not included in
on the new information
my prior knowledge?