Brainstorms Activities to promote critical thinking and group cooperation!
Michelle TownsleyMiddle School TeacherUniversity Charter Middle School at CSU Channel Islandsmtownsley@pvsd.k12.ca.us
.This workshop is designed to share ways to meet some of these standards with extraordinary, “think outside the box” activities.
This workshop is designed to share ways to meet some of these standards with extraordinary, “think outside the box” activities. • Challenges are chosen for groups to complete together in a timely and cooperative fashion.
Discussion Questions: 1. Was anyone frustrated at all during this activity? If so, how was it handled? 2. Why was teamwork so important for this activity? 3. Are you ever in a situation where you must use teamwork? Is this always easy for you? Why or why not?
4. What are some skills needed to be good at teamwork? 5. What is so hard about teamwork? 6. What did you do today to contribute to the teamwork on your team?
Mathematical Reasoning in Math, • Investigation and Experimentation in Science, • Analyzing in Social Studies, • Listening and Speaking in Lang. Arts • Creative Expression in Visual & Performing Arts.
Do you think these activities are valuable in today’s educational environment?
To access the information presented today: • Go online to • http://www.upscsuci.org/ • Click on faculty & staff under the Directory button • Type in Townsley • Choose Townsley • Click and download “Brainstorms”
Thank you for attending. • I hope you are enjoying CLMS as much as I am!