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STEM is about inquiry and delivery—not curriculum
Strategies That Engage Minds—ncsmt.org
Supporting the Academic Content
Advisory Design Challenges
Year One Student
Year Two Student
Alignment to standards—not curriculum
Acceleration and Remediation as needed
Progress with Middle and High Achievers
Design Challenge/Project Development Template is an integration of work by Wiggins and McTighe, the International Center for Leadership in Education, Robert Marzano and David Conley.
LearnerThe Inquiry Continuum
- Douglas Llewellyn, Inquire Within
Content-What a student needs to learn
Process- What a student engages in to master the content
Products- What a student produces to show application and extension of content
Year One Student
Year Two Student
*Recovery Classes for students who did not achieve mastery the first time
Theme – the cross grade level hook.
Enduring Understanding – The understanding that students will take forward from the work developed that will make a difference in the way that they make decisions or how they see the world.
Essential Questions – Questions that enable students to make the connection between the content that they are studying and the enduring understanding. Essential Questions lead to the Enduring Understanding
Local Context Application – What makes the question relevant to the student and/or the situation in which the project will be deployed?
Scope – the processes to insure that the work is successfully defined and controlled
Time – defining activities, putting them in sequence, making duration estimates, and developing the schedule
Cost – resources planning, budgeting, etc.
Quality – insuring that project meets it quality objectives (rubric)
Human Resources – all of the necessary processes to handle how the team will work, develop, & organize themselves
Communication – performance reporting and information distribution
Risk – involves all the procedures to handle the project risks, such as identification, analysis, risk response, risk monitoring
Procurement – the procedures used to handle equipment and materials used/needed
Integration – how will the processes work together?
Project manager - manages (is responsible for) the resources, including time, people and money, with the goal of excellence around success of the project
Relationship manager - manages the opportunities the relationship can bring, not just to this project, but to others that spawn from it. Also manages the client through the project.
Logistics Manager—manages (is responsible for) planning and coordinating resources, and schedules
Principle investigator - focuses on (is responsible for) the content of the work – is the subject matter lead
Roles are fluid based on the size of the groups, the design of the challenge, and the content area expertise that is needed to successfully complete the challenge.
Weekly Updates highlighting best practices and introducing a strategy
Embedded Professional Development at Weekly Staff Meeting
Clear Learning Targets for staff and students
Using Data Development
1. Map the Value Added and Achievement Data
3. Instructional Practices