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Microsoft Innovative Teacher Awards READ THIS CAREFULLY The following slides provide you with guidelines for the content of your Innovative Teacher Awards entry. You may delete this slide after reading / printing its contents The final presentation should NOT exceed 5 Mb
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Microsoft Innovative Teacher Awards • READ THIS CAREFULLY • The following slides provide you with guidelines for the content of your Innovative Teacher Awards entry. • You may delete this slide after reading / printing its contents • The final presentation should NOT exceed 5 Mb • You may add slides, images and effects as long as you observe the 5Mb file size limit • You may change font sizes but we recommend that you apply the following guidelines: No more than 6 points per slide; no more than 20 words per point • To achieve a balance between maximum appeal and minimum file size we recommend that you compress all images in the document to 96dpi (Format | Picture | Compress in XP and Format | Adjust | Compress Pictures in 2007 or later) • Use this template in conjunction with the judging criteria to be found at www.school.za/itf/judging_rubric.doc • 7) Once you have completed this template save it, using your full name as the file name and send it to: • With the subject line: ITA 2011 Entry
In one paragraph of no more than 120 words describe what your project was about. Project Description
Context • Include some photos of your classroom, your school and your community • You may include a Bing map helping us locate your school • In not more than 100 words describe the challenges faced at your school
Project Learning Design and Structure • What are the stated objectives and learning outcomes? Is the learning activity long-term, and does it call on students to plan their work and assess their work over time?
Planning for Learning • How is the learning planned? To what extent does the planning for learning facilitate the development of different dimensions of 21st century skills e.g. knowledge building, use of ICT for learning, problem-solving and innovation, self-regulation, collaboration and skilled communication.
Evidence of Learning • To what extent does the student work demonstrate different dimensions of 21st Century Skills e.g. knowledge building, use of ICT for learning, problem-solving and innovation, self-regulation, collaboration and skilled communication.
Collaboration • To what extent does the learning activity require students to collaborate and negotiate with other people to make substantive decisions that shape either content, process or product of their work?
Knowledge Building • To what extent does the learning activity stimulate students to build knowledge, and is that knowledge cross-disciplinary?
Extended Learning Beyond the Classroom • To what extent does the learning activity require problem-solving based on (engagement with) authentic situations and data from outside the classroom, and are students’ solutions implemented in the real world?
Use of ICT for Learning • To what extent do students use ICT in ways that support knowledge building, collaboration, learning beyond the classroom? Does ICT use enable new knowledge-building/collaboration/learning beyond the classroom opportunities that would not have been possible without it? Have all tools been used in imaginative ways to support learning processes?
Teacher as Innovator and Change Agent • Has the teacher significantly changed the learning process through the use of ICT for learning?
Conclusion • This is your final opportunity to explain what makes your project innovative.