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Thursday, June 11 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Crafting Questions That Drive Projects

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Teachers are discovering that mobile computers like iPads, Chromebooks, and Android tablets can play a big part in project based learning. Not only do projects motivate students because they can be an authentic use of technology, they also facilitate active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. In this session Tony Vincent showcases several inspiring projects. Each project begins with a driving question—an open-ended question that focuses the project by creating interest and curiosity. Writing effective driving questions is surprisingly challenging. You want the question to be irresistible to students, which means it cannot sound like a test question. Tony Vincent gives strategies for refining driving questions that lead to student-focused inquiry. The group will write and share some of their ideas for driving questions.

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Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon III

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