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Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools

Bring about deeper, self-directed learning in elementary school students. This book outlines opportunities teachers and students have to exercise cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction. Part one details the Create Excellence Framework, and part two offers sample lesson plans from real-world learning projects so educators can help students take more responsibility for and find more enthusiasm in their own learning.

Benefits

  • Learn each of the components of the research-based Create Excellence Framework for lesson planning and how each component connects to student content standards.
  • Discover the five levels of real-world learning.
  • Answer questions to consider in setting up the Create Excellence Framework for real-world learning.
  • Consult real-world examples of Create Excellence Framework–applicable learning projects.
  • Learn about many online tools and resources to promote online projects that engage students.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I
Chapter 1: Real-World Learning
Chapter 2: Cognitive Complexity
Chapter 3: Student Engagement
Chapter 4: Technology Integration
Chapter 5: Implementation of the Create Excellence Framework

PART II
Discover the Author in You!
Make Our School Playground Better!
Be the Change You Want to See in Your School!
Art Gallery
Become an International Ambassador
Comfort Books: Smiling Kids
Which Band Member Had the Most Successful Solo Career?
Website or Apps Critic
Art Show!
Yikes! Five Hundred People Are Coming to Dinner!
A Sticky Situation: Building a Sweet Bridge
Auction Your Items!
What Is Your Opinion?
Start Your Own Business!
Junior Archaeologists at Work
Three Minutes to Change the World
Why Would Anyone Want to Go There?
Musicians and Soldiers: Supporting Each Other
Plastic Bags, Bottles, and Straws, Oh My!
Pick That Pet!
A Penguin’s Life
“Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes” in Land Formations!
Pull-Toy Project
The Science of Making Music

Reproducibles

PART I

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

PART II

Suggested Resources

PART I

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

PART II

Discover the Author in You!

Make Our School Playground Better!

Be the Change You Want to See in Your School!

Art Gallery

Become an International Ambassador

Comfort Books: Smiling Kids

Which Band Member Had the Most Successful Solo Career?

Yikes! Five Hundred People Are Coming to Dinner!

A Sticky Situation: Building a Sweet Bridge

Auction Your Items!

What Is Your Opinion?

Start Your Own Business!

Junior Archaeologists at Work

Three Minutes to Change the World

Why Would Anyone Want to Go There?

Musicians and Soldiers: Supporting Each Other

Plastic Bags, Bottles, and Straws, Oh My!

Pick That Pet!

A Penguin’s Life

“Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes” in Land Formations!

Pull-Toy Project

The Science of Making Music