If you attended the ISTE session Meeting The Common Core: Rigorous, Relevant, Project-Based Learning Enhanced Through Technology presented by Dayna Laur (me) and David Ross and were interested in the resources, here they are....

If you were on the outside looking in because the session was full, you might be interested in these as well. David and I are planning on submitting to present the session again next year and hope to get an even larger room! We will use the same format, but update many of the projects.

Driving Question
"Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g. designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost."
  • How can we build a swimming pool that meets specifications and falls within our budget? external image msword.png Budget Diagram Rubric.doc
  • Google Sketchup
  • Hank Buckingham - Math teacher, Central York High School

Need to Know
"Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well structured event sequences."

"REACH was born out of a desire to encourage change and awareness at a 21st Century High School. The performance focuses on exposing the issues that young teenagers face on a daily basis in and out of the school environment." --- from REACH, The DVD

  • Students had to create a list of issues facing teens today.
  • How could these issues be portrayed in a manner in which students could "Reach" their audience?
  • Edmodo
  • Ben Hodge - Drama teacher, Central York High School

21st Century Skills

"Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words."

  • George Segal Meets the One Act Play
  • Integrated Studies project between Sculpture class and English 10
  • QR Codes, Website
  • Katlyn Wolfgang - Sculpture teacher and Katie Anderson- English 10 teacher, Central York High School

Inquiry and Innovation

"Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem."

  • How can we use the lessons learned from all 20th Century U.S. wars to put an end to U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan?
  • Heavy research needed to engage in problem solving
  • Expert consultations
  • Creation of a final plan
  • Note: This was only one aspect of the 8-week, comprehensive unit on war and conflict.
  • All lesson material can be accessed here
  • Example Prezi Product Prezi
  • Dayna Laur - Social Studies teacher, Central York High School

Voice and Choice

" Choose the level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities."

  • Recent Techtonic Events Chosen
  • Mapped out frequency and visual representations of plate motions
  • Event reports and advice on how to rebuild and prevent future devastation
  • Co-taught 10th grade Earth Science class
  • Skype
  • Olivia Tandon - Earth Science teacher and Ryan Bradley - Learning Support Teacher, Brooklyn Lab School

Revision and Reflection

"Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others."
  • Poet in Residence Program
  • Students produce three poems which are critiqued by peers and poet
  • Peer editing creates a collaborative atmosphere to produce a flawless product based on creativity
  • Final anthology is published through http://Lulu.com and is available for purchase
  • Lulu and Moodle
  • Lisa Sands, Stephanie Kantz, Laura Stein, and Patty Jackson - 11th grade English teachers, Central York High School

Publicly Presented Product

"Identify the shapes of two-dimensional cross-sections of three-dimensional objects, and identify three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects."
  • Designing skateboards for CA board company and NOW for children in Afghanistan!
  • Project examples and the feedback process can be found here
  • Blog, Web design, Adobe
  • Jim Howard, Graphic Design teacher, Central York High School

" Write informative/expository texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly."

  • Third graders photographed, interviewed, researched, and created a wikipage that is now published on wikipedia!
  • Murals of York, PA
  • Wikipedia, Google Docs, LiveScribe Pens
  • Amy Musone - 3rd grade teacher, Roundtown Elementary School

BIE Resources:

Free BIEs (including the Tubric)

Free Webinars

Do It Yourself

Project Library

BIE Forum (ask questions here!)