October 8, 2010 In-Service

Best Practice
Best Practice 2
Good Resources
GOOD Flipcharts:
  • Establish lesson/activity objectives
  • Define expected outcomes
  • Identify attainment targets being addressed
  • Write a description of specific material to be covered during the lesson.
  • Curriculum alignment
  • Engagement and interactivity
    (teacher, but MOSTLY students)
  • Assessment
  • Good media rules (color, graphics, text size and color, organization)
  • Links to pertinent information/video/audio
  • Higher level thinking

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Create a storyboard with a background and a few animal characters (objects) placed on it.
Make this storyboard interactive, by allowing students to “create” their own story.Allow them to manipulative the objects.
  • Why is the bear in the forest?
  • What would happen if the parrot flew around the bear?
  • Would the bear try to eat it?
  • What would happen if the penguins crossed the bear’s path?
  • Is that even possible?
  • Lessons on habitat, food chain, fantasy/fiction vs. reality, etc.
  • Let students manipulate the story by adding, deleting and changing variables.
  • What if the lion and the bear meet? What if it is a baby bear? What if the lion is an old lion?
  • Ask questions, such as I wonder… What if… How about… let students come up with their own answers.
  • Let them evaluate and decide what happens next.