March 25, 2017

Critical Thinking / Reasoning / Problem Solving / Invention / Metacognition

Differentiation & Independent Learning (Colorado Springs School District 11)

PhilHutcherson

A middle school Math teacher describes principles and strategies for conducting a mixed-age and mixed-level class. Emphasis on student collaboration, self-assessment, reflection, progress monitoring, and self-direction.

Scientific Inquiry 2 (Colorado Springs School District 11)

StefanieForeman

A middle school Science teacher discusses and demonstrates the principles she uses for experiential scientific inquiry. Focus on experimentation, problem solving, and daily reflection.

Interdisciplinary Study & Group Research (Colorado Springs School District 11)

ColleenStarkey

Middle school Math and Science teachers guide individual and group research on interdisciplinary projects. Emphasis on communication, project design, and self-reflection.

Scientific Inquiry 1 (Colorado Springs School District 11)

JessicaEnglish

A first-year middle school Science teacher discusses the principles and strategies she applies in creating experiential, inquiry-based learning opportunities. Emphasis on guiding questions and metacognition.

Cooperative and Independent Learning

JasonRoyal

A high school Social Studies teacher discusses the principles and strategies he applies to support independent and collaborative work by students. Emphasis on experimentation and risk-taking.

Guided Inquiry & Media Literacy (Denver Public Schools)

DanaClark

An ECE-8 school librarian describes strategies she uses to help students acquire skills in using information resources, learning independently, and thinking critically.

Assessment for Learning (Aurora School District)

DonitaTorres

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

Learning FOR the 21st Century (Denver Public Schools)

EssentialSkills

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

Student Collaboration 2 (Littleton Public Schools)

Student Collaboration

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.

21st Century Writing & Publishing (Littleton Public Schools)

21C Writing

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.