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Team


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Project


Project Name: WEcologists

Summary

Students will research, present, and publish on a topic related to how has man impacted the environment


Project Planning


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What?

What is the topic of study? What are the outcomes? How would the students be assessed? What will they be doing?
Students will research, present a publish on a topic related to how man has impacted the environment. Students will be assessed on their product which will include a published version of their findings via vehicles such as a wiki, blog, video, digital story, etc. Assessment will include peer feedback, collaboratively-developed rubric, learning logs, and/or checklists.


Who?

middle-high school ages; environmental and life science, social studies


When?

What time of year (state in months NOT season -- i.e. Sept NOT "Fall" as hemispheres have different reasons.). Will it have simultaneous events? Consider holidays, etc. Is there a "perfect" time for this (also think about the topic you have in mind.)
The overarching question will be introduced at the beginning of the year/semester/course to allow students to find and discuss curriculuar connections throughout the course. Include a reflective piece throughout the year that the students can utilize to build their project (such as a word or idea wall posted in the classroom and/or blogs or journal entries).

A group wiki will be established at the beginning of the school year for posting projects, discussing issues related to the project, and collaborating. Students will work on their product during April and May, with the work to be published by May 15


Where?

What type of websites and tools will you use. Hyperlink to the tools and give examples of what would be done. How will students interact? Where will they be sharing, working, collaborating? All tools used.

Students will utilize pbworks to collaborate and publish their work. Products may be utilize podcasts, video, teacher tube, animoto or other web 2.0 tools.

Why?

Why is this project important. Include statistics and facts about why this is a needed project. "Sell" this to the world about why it is an issue that should be addressed and why this particular project can make a difference. What will you use to share this?
Environmental issues are the most pressing issues facing this planet. This project will address standards by requiring students to use 21st century skills.

How?

Any other implementation items that you wish to share. What challenges will this project face as schools look at implementing it? How will you overcome obstacles and arguments against this project or methods used? How will it be managed and facilitated by teachers? Will students be leaders? How will you know if this is done well? How will you encourage student participation? How will you motivate? How will you know if the project is successful?
Challenges will include access to technology and developing authentic assessment tools.

The Future

What needs to be done next? Are there any topics that need to be researched further to implement this idea?

References


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Pitch


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