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  1. Student-Centered Learning All of the items you see today will be available to download along with a list of additional helpful websites: http://classroom.ferrisisd.org/webs/krafalsk/student-centered_learning.htm

  2. Teacher-Centered Vs. Student Centered Learning

  3. Examples of Student-Centered Activities

  4. What can I use in my classroom? Games & Assignment Ideas

  5. Choice of Project: Tic-Tac-Toe • Have each student complete menu at the beginning of the 6 weeks or semester • Students will choose three projects in a tic-tac-toe design (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally). • The projects they choose should be interesting to them, supporting their motivation to learn • During the semester or 6 weeks, student is responsible for completing the 3 assignments • Templates: http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards

  6. Example Learning Contract- Ancient Civilizations – Grade 6 GEOGRAPHY IMPORTANT PEOPLE CONTRIBUTIONS Charles Kyle & Kathy Reed * Illinois

  7. RAFT: Role, Audience, Format, Topic • Students: • take on a particular role • develop a product • for a specified audience • in a particular format on a topic that gets to the heart of a lesson • Flexible for different learners and level of independence • Typically short in duration • Can be completed at school or home

  8. RAFT • Example 1: • Truman • Dear Abby • Advice Column • Problems with General MacArthur • Example 2: • George Washington • Martha • Letter • Difficulties in training the colonial army • R – Role of the writing • A – Audience who will be reading the writing • F - Format of the writing • T - Topic or subject of the writing

  9. Game: I have . . . Who has . . . • Reinforce Vocabulary, People, or Events • Teacher randomly gives out a set of cards with the name or term and a statement • Teacher begins and finishes • Can be used throughout the year as a short review game at the beginning or end of class

  10. I have, who has Game Example • S1 - "It has protons, neutrons, and electrons" • S2 - "I have atom. Who has the three states of matter" • S3- "I have solid, liquid, and gas. Who has the atomic number of oxygen?"

  11. I have, Who has Game Sites: • www.brendenisteaching.com/gen/myloops/ • www.mathwire.com • www.primarysources.co.uk • www.mathnstuff.com • www.learnnc.org

  12. Beach Ball Game • Label a ball with questions or prompts • Throw ball and say name of a person or character • Identify the part of the hand or finger the student is to look at • The student answers question based on the person/character teacher selects

  13. In the Spotlight • Designate a spot in your classroom • Choice the topic, book, country, person, whatever works with your discipline • Have students put a fact about the topic every week or so • You can have students sign up for this throughout the year or assign them to update the information

  14. Breakfast of Champions • Have students collect cereal boxes • Designate different spots for info., for example: • Front: Picture and name • Side: Bio info (where nutritional info goes) • Other side: trivia • Back has the most significant info • Could be done as a presentation; items could be put in box that represent topic • Could also use placemats for similar activity

  15. We Need to Talk • Students research guests and come up with a script • Groups of 3 or 4, base size on different roles: (host and guests) • Example guests: Civil rights’ activists, pop culture figures, etc., people affected by an event, like Chernobyl (farmer, fisherman, etc.) • Can incorporate debate based on guests’ selected

  16. Questions?