October 20, 2017

Promising Practices Videos

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Learning FOR the 21st Century (Denver Public Schools)

Sampling of practitioners’ comments on 21st century learning: Assessment of learning, owning learning, inquiry process, essential skills, and metacognition

Promoting Student Independence (Littleton Public Schools)

Fifth grade students lead math lessons in collaboration with peers and 2nd graders. Students post recorded explanations. Use of multiple technologies. Focus on reflection, collaboration, self-direction, and achievement badges.

Digital Discourse (Littleton Public Schools)

Fifth grade teachers collaborate to individualize learning. One teacher leads the class; the other monitors the backchannel. Use of multiple technologies. Focus on reflection, information literacy, collaboration, and self-direction.

Student Collaboration 2 (Littleton Public Schools)

Sixth grade students use threaded discussion to interpret reading and broaden the audience for writing. Individualized use of netbooks. Focus on reflection, critical thinking, information literacy, collaboration, and self-direction. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Goddard Middle School from C21L on Vimeo.

Video Streaming Lessons (Littleton Public Schools)

Elementary teacher uses a web camera and Ustream to record and archive mini lessons in reading, writing, and math. The practice encourages student ownership, accountability. Focus on information literacy and self-direction. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Franklin Elementary from C21L on Vimeo.

21st Century Writing & Publishing (Littleton Public Schools)

High school teachers and students discuss writing and publishing in the 21st century. Students seek divergent opinions, link ideas to evidence, and create visual reports. Use of multiple collaboration and research technologies. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Arapahoe High from C21L on Vimeo.

Inquiry Quest – Student Perspective (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)

A middle school student and his father talk about the stages of developing an Inquiry Quest project, culminating in a video presentation. Focus on parental support, critical thinking, reasoning, and information literacy. Promising Practices June 2011 • Adams Five-Star School District, Thornton (2 of 3, Student) from C21L on Vimeo.

Inquiry Quest (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)

This district-developed ILT assessment (middle school) involves a student-selected inquiry project. The teacher conducts daily formative assessments. Focus on critical thinking, information literacy, inquiry, and problem solving.

Critical Thinking (Academy School District 20)

High school teachers and students discuss the skills involved in conducting a trial based on reading. Focus on teacher as coach, helping students think about thinking, project assessment, student peer reviews, and reasoning.

Information Literacy (Academy School District 20)

Teachers discuss information literacy in the age of information abundance — what it is, why it’s important, helping students acquire it, how to assess for it.