Breakout Group: Innovation as Part of the Curriculum

Breaking Out of the Box: Students as Innovators

March 22, 2017


Breakout Group:  Always Room for Innovation

Mentor(s): Stephanie Phekoo (SPhekoo@educatellc.com)

     Annette Bindert (ABindert@educatellc.com)


Breakout Group Summary:

Tight schedule? Not to worry! Explore the variety of ways in which innovation can fit within your curriculum without affecting pacing. Learn to build student independence, create authentic/alternative assessments, and implement menus of tasks/activities which ensure differentiation.  Explore the variety of ways in which innovation can fit within your curriculum without affecting pacing!

  • Building student independence

  • Authentic, alternative assessment

  • Menu of tasks or activities


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20 Ideas to Promote More Creativity in Your Classroom


20 Ideas to Promote More Creativity

Teachers

This article provides ways in which innovation can easily be implemented within the already full curriculum.   

Primary Activity List

Primary Activity List


Students K-3

Using this primary focused activity list, students can be offered choice while still ensuring that all of the necessary tasks for learning are complete.  

Secondary Activity List

Secondary Activity List


Students 4th and up

Using this secondary focused activity list, students can be offered choice while still ensuring that all of the necessary tasks for learning are complete.

Low Cost DIY Projects for Students (Ted Talk)

Low Cost DIY Projects

Teachers

TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops can inspire students to participate in creating.

7 Innovative Tools that can Reinvent the Classroom Experience

7 Innovative Tools that can Reinvent the Classroom Experience


Explore 7 educational tech tools that can reinvent the classroom experience.

The Together Teacher

The Together Teacher

Teachers

This side provides multiple resources that will help teachers stay organized in their classrooms. Registration is free and once registered to the site, teachers have access to lesson plan templates, to-do lists, sub plans, project ideas, and much more.

Kahoot!

Kahoot!

Teacher and Students

Create a Kahoot to enhance excitement and engagement in your classroom while collecting valuable data from students.  Participants are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

Plickers

Plickers

Teachers and Students

Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.


PlayPosit

https://www.playposit.com/dash#

Teachers and Students

PlayPosit You can create videos and add points to check for understanding. You can create multiple choice questions or short response questions. The child can go at his or her own pace. This site will also collect the data for you. Playpos it also has premade videos. - J. Lujan

My Simple Show

https://www.mysimpleshow.com

Teachers and Students




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