Project Based Learning (can provide students with choices):
-Create the best All-Star sports team for a sport of your choice.
-Who will win the next Super Bowl? World Cup? World Series? The Finals?
-Should college tuition be based on potential future earnings? Why or why not? Is this going to affect your career choice?
-How do you use your cell phone?
1. Have students submit their plan (design). The following are guiding questions the teacher can ask the students who need help:
-What is the problem?
-In your group, how will you handle absences?
-In your group, how will the work be divided?
-Which of the habits of mind will you be drawing upon?
-What is your time management plan?
-What resources to gather information are you going to use?
-What materials do you need?
-Who is your population? (make sure not biased)
-What is your sample size?
-How will you gather the data?
-How will you statistically display your data?
-Make a prediction on what your data will show
-You may use art, tech, writing to display your discovery. How will you present your data?
2. Gather data
3. Analyze data
-What is the story behind the graph (data)?
What does your data tell you?
-How does your data help you make a decision? Take a stand?
-How can you apply your data to other situations?
4. Reflection: Which Habits of Mind (http://www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com/resources/pdf/16HOM.pdf)
did you use? (Thinking about their thinking)
Habits of Mind individual posters (http://www.habitsofmind.org/sites/default/files/HoM%20Summary%20Outline.pdf
Habits of Mind summary sheet (http://www.habitsofmind.org/sites/default/files/HOM_Posters.pdf
Need to have a written paper submitted
Provide parameters for presentation - length, format (PowerPoint?) Students need to walk through their process in their presentation.