Activity One: What are the BIG IDEAS of my discipline?

  • Read Aloud pp. 43-45
  • Explore Common Core Standards
  • Identify (on NOTECARD) the BIG Ideas of your curriculum.

Activity Two: Beyond subject mastery, what important skills, attitudes, and habits of mind should projects involve?

  • Jigsaw Text
    • Section 1: "Planning for rigor and 21st century skills" (pp.47-48)
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    • Section 2: "21st-Century Literacies (pp. 48-51)
    • Section 3: "Learning Dispositions" (pp. 51-52)
    • Section 4: "Keep Your Students in Mind" (pp. 52-53)

Activity Three: What digital tools support essential learning functions?

  • Small Group activity
    • Read pages 54-56
    • BIG PAPER and markers: Draw 3-column chart
    • || Learning Function || Tools I Know || Tools I'd Like to Learn ||
      || 1. Ubiquity || - blog, Flickr || - wiki, Google Docs ||
      || || || ||
      || || || ||