Saturday, March 24, 2007

Thanks for a great meeting

Hello Tech Focus Group,
Thank you for all the hard work at yesterday's meeting. I do think that you have ideas in your mind for some great projects and/or inquiry based learning.

I said that I would do a post to the URL for the NETS for students and this is it - - this is the home page that lists many interesting items. Perhaps the resources and reference guides are additions that FPS would like to make to their professional library if they are not already there.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Next Mtg - March 23rd

In preparation for the committee's next meeting, we would like you to prepare for the discussion by reading the information on project based, problem based, and inquiry based learning. For the meeting on the 23rd we would like to discuss the pros and cons of each method.

In addition - we need to make steps to begin to organize what issues become evident if the district would take steps to create some model classrooms using one of these methods. When exploring these instructional methods, think about how you would incorporate one of the methods into your classroom. Not everything you do, but a start. We would like you to share this with the committee.

In addition from this sharing we will begin to build a listing of needed resources, modifications, materials, professional development, curriculum restructuring or other needs that become evident.