Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
There are also things to do BETWEEN Workshops . . .
At the end of the support materials for each workshop, you will find a Homework Assignment designed to get you thinking about the topic for the upcoming workshop. This assignment will be incorporated into the Getting Ready Site Investigation for that workshop -- so be sure to come prepared!
In the support materials for each workshop, we will give you detailed information about our experiments. However, you are NOT required to follow our instructions -- in fact, we encourage you to design your own experiments using your own variables. Each experiment generally takes from 7 to 14 days, so you may not want to begin a new experiment each week, as we do. You will be given some time during the first two workshops to plan how you and your site will participate in the Adventure. Remember, this is an interactive investigation, so please share your data and observations on the Web site! (For more information, see pages 9-12.)
A critical part of taking steps toward change is representing learning along the way. This is a deliberate process that calls for reflecting upon your own understandings before, during, and after key experiences, and documenting how these understandings change. While there are numerous ways to represent learning, we suggest the use of a journal, and optionally, the construction of a portfolio for documenting change throughout this workshop series.
Can a seed grow in cyberspace? With your help it can. We've developed a companion Web site for this workshop series that allows you to take your participation and interaction with teachers to another level -- from developing an online bean experiment, to contributing to a metaphor project, to exchanging activity ideas with other teachers. While using this Web site is not required for participation in the series, we hope that visiting it will not only provide support for the workshops, but also expand your experiences and discussions beyond the walls of your site. The Next Move Web site is located at: www.learner.org/workshops/nextmove