Attention ALL Educators! Now it is time for you to transition from teacher to technology-savvy facilitator! You, yes you, shall be presented with a Quest of your own. Our expectations embrace three ideas: preparation, facilitation and evaluation. Each will require a great deal of work on your part, but that is why we are here to help you.
üOrganization and Management:
ØPreview all relevant information in order to set context and build knowledge.
ØUse buddy or partner learning model (decide in advance which students will be paired together)
ØEstablish a timeline [hyperlink] (if you determine the one we have provided is not appropriate for your learners)
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üProject-based learning and positive peer interaction are focal point of this Quest:
ØIdentify your students’ needs well in advance and provide them with a variety of strategies, but do so with respect for group-centered learning.
ØSupport the critical thinking exercises within this Quest by understanding that it is important for students to question, reflect and review (with the help of their group) before you offer advice.
ØProvide daily check-in opportunities for each group in the form of a K-W-L chart that can be saved by each student, completed, printed out, and submitted to the teacher after each period of research.
üEvery student and their group must be assessed, and we suggest that you utilize our rubrics as a starting point.