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What is Interact?. Active learning projects that: use authentic situations engage students challenge students. What do Interact students do?. work collaboratively problem solve enact historic events design scientific and mathematical inquiries complete fun language arts projects.

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what is interact
What is Interact?
  • Active learning projects that:
  • use authentic situations
  • engage students
  • challenge students
what do interact students do
What do Interact students do?
  • work collaboratively
  • problem solve
  • enact historic events
  • design scientific and mathematical inquiries
  • complete fun language arts projects
how is interact different
How is Interact different?

Simultaneouslymeetstwoprimary goals:

  • student skills acquisition
  • student retention of content knowledge
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How is Interact different?

Aligns with current scientific research

on brain based learning

what is the interact library
What is the Interact library?

A comprehensive collection of 74 engaging lessons for every subject in elementary school

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What is the Interact library?

Written by teachers for teachers,

each lesson is easy to use and

tailor to your individual requirements

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What is the Interact library?

Active learning projects give

every studentaccess to content

and effectively reinforce learning

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What is the Interact library?
  • Most offer options to also involve
    • parents
    • administrators
    • other adults
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What is the Interact library?

The Interact Library adds both skills and knowledge

  • Promotes literacy in:
    • Math Science
    • Language Arts
    • History
    • Geography
    • Character
    • Communities
  • Develops skills in:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Critical thinking
    • Communicating effectively
    • Working collaboratively
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What is the Interact library?

Sample Interact lesson titles:

  • Taxonomy Trail
  • Skateboard Science
  • Space Race
  • Caravans
  • Pioneers
  • Sail America
  • Internet Cruises
  • Spelling Wizards
  • Grammar Zones
  • Capacity Converters
  • Hopscotch Math
  • Algebra Mystery Maze
  • Kid Town
  • Teamwork
how is interact aligned with brain research
How is Interact aligned with brain research?
  • Collaborative projects
  • Constructivism
  • Non-verbal/linguistic projects enable:
    • Multiple Intelligences
    • English Language Learners
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How is Interact aligned with brain research?
  • The brain:
  • retains information in a
    • safe
    • challenging
    • collaborative setting
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How is Interact aligned with brain research?
  • Ongoing neuroscience research has strongly supported constructivist teaching – the heart of Interact simulations
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How is Interact aligned with brain research?
  • Students create their own interpretations of the
    • historic background
    • character information
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How is Interact aligned with brain research?

Collaborative skills are now key to academic, vocational and social success

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How is Interact aligned with brain research?

Interact’s structured, supportive collaborations helpstudents develop Jensen’s “social fluency”

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How is Interact aligned with brain research?

Decades of research yielded nine essential teaching strategies that result in measurable percentile gains.

Cooperative learning, one essential strategy,

is the format of every Interact lesson

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How is Interact aligned with brain research?

Interact is aligned with Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock’sClassroom Instruction That Works

interact engages gardner s multiple intelligences
Interact engages Gardner’s multiple intelligences

Students quickly access content in areas of strength while strengthening underdeveloped talents.

intrapersonal

spatial

kinesthetic

verbal

linguistic

interpersonal

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Interact gives English Language Learners content access andskills
  • supportive
  • safe
  • collaborative structure for:
    • peer interpretation
    • constructive feedback

This strategy has beenproven to measurably improve student achievement

sample lesson highlights
Sample lesson highlights

The following slides are examples of Interact lesson features.

  • Sailor of the Stars
  • grades 4 – 8
  • multidisciplinary

This lesson is approved by an astronaut!

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Teachers use the detailed unit time chart to plan the perfect lesson and unit.

Easy to differentiate

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Teachers use the table of contents to quickly access their interests.

Easy to differentiate

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Pretests prepare students and teachers for successful instruction.

Assessment

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Main and optional lessons detail which of the several interdisciplinary standards are addressed

Interdisciplinary

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Students write a business cover letter to apply to a job as an astronaut

Language Arts

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Students conduct interviews, build communications skills and knowledge about astronaut qualifications

Applied Learning

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Students use rocket science to make their own demonstration of Sir Isaac Newton’s Law of Motion

Science

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Students create a 7 day food to learn nutritional requirements and planning.

Science

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Students write a 5 paragraph brief on meteor damage and possible solutions.

Language Arts

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Students use mathematical calculation to learn the size of our galaxy

Math

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Real life concerns about tax dollars spent on outer space engage students and teachers.

Social Studies

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Timeline of space exploration through the ages charts scientific developments over time.

Social Studies

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Students are provided a guiding rubric to ensure mastery of task.

Assessment

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

A variety of traditional and authentic assessments address multiple intelligences.

Assessment

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Sample lesson: Sailor of the Stars

Multiple choice and short answer assessments prepare students for standardized testing.

Assessment

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    • demonstration
    • samplefrom the 74 complete lesson
    • brochure with details of strategies

Visitwww.teachinteract.com/library

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