Peer Review

During guided practice in my Algebra 1 and Geometry classroom, students are encouraged to help a shoulder partner with misunderstandings and to compare answers.  However, solving a math problem focused on skills does not have the same time frame of opportunity for review and revisions as writing an essay or creating a presentation.  In my … More Peer Review

Planning Assessment for PBL

I struggled with developing assessments for my PBL project this week.  I understand that it is important to develop the assessment and know the desired outcomes prior to beginning the instruction.  In Meier’s presentation, she details Wiggins and McTighe notes about backward design to identify desired outcomes and then plan the instruction to reach those goals.  I … More Planning Assessment for PBL

Project Based Learning for Diverse Students

The following post is a reflection of my thoughts after reading the article How Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathemathics (STEM) Project-Based Learning (PBL) Affects Hight, Middle, and Low Achievers Differently: The Impact of Studet Factors on Achievement by Sun Young Han, Robert Capraro and Mary Margaret Capraro.   The first item that caught my attention in the article is that the study … More Project Based Learning for Diverse Students

Theoretical Foundations of Learning

Throughout EDTECH 504, I learned a good amount of information.  The most important thing that I learned was not academic matter, but a personal trait.  I had to re-learn focus and determination throughout this course.  During high school and my undergraduate courses, I did not enjoy classes such as psychology or philosophy.  The abstract nature of … More Theoretical Foundations of Learning