Leveraging Technology to Support Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning in Social Studies and ELA
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Jeff Giddens Dr. Cathy Powell
Join this interactive session to see how technology can promote students’ learning outcomes by fostering historical thinking and literary analysis through a novel study project. This session, which supports interdisciplinary teaching in social studies and ELA, will feature exemplars and opportunities to create with digital tools and engage in digital citizenship.
|Audience:||Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Internet access|
|Topic:||Instructional design & delivery|
|Subject area:||Language arts, Social studies|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Participants will be able to explore how the use of digital tools can underscore deep, purposeful learning as exemplars illustrate how students created their own knowledge by developing their own images that allowed them to make relevant, real-world connections to historical and literary texts. Such instruction and assessment promote technology as a tool that not only engages students but also promotes creativity and critical thinking through collaborative teams while providing safe, legal, and ethical guidelines for students as digital citizens.
One Hour - Participate and Share (Interactive Lecture)
* 25 Minutes - Explain and demonstrate the design of the authentic learning activity (novel study) that used content standards in Social Studies and English language arts for impactful learning that also used digital tools to enhance the interdisciplinary project-based learning for Social Studies -ELA (ISTE Standard); This section will also include peer-to-peer discussion and device-based activities.
*25 Minutes - Explain and demonstrate how the use of digital tools promoted students engaging in safe, ethical, legal practices that also promoted intellectual rights/property- This includes demonstrating how to use Wikimedia Commons and Pixlar (ISTE Standard). This section will also include peer-to-peer interaction and device-based activities.
* 10 minutes - Explain how the two presenters planned for and collaborated as colleagues to create authentic learning experiences for students that utilized technology (ISTE Standard). This section will also include peer-to-peer discussion.
1. Carol Ann Tomlinson's model of differentiated instruction - Book - The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition
2. ISTE Standards for Educators https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators
3. Project-based learning website http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/feb08/vol65/num05/Project-Based_Learning.aspx