I had the opportunity today to lead a curriculum discussion with students in Rob McFall’s Environmental Science Class to assist them in developing Energy Conservation units for each campus in White Oak ISD.
I want to brag on the students in this class, as they were eager, took notes, ask questions, while knowing the tasks they have before them. There will be a huge support system along the way, but the responsibility of the work, and the end product, is on them.
We talked about developing curriculum, looking at and evaluating the state standards, writing lesson objectives, and correlating the appropriate age-level activities and instructional pieces for each campus and grade levels. They were provided with numerous resources, technology support, websites, state standards and student expectations, along with a timeline for completing the project and presenting it to district administrators and officials.
I was very excited to have the opportunity to work with this class, and salute Coach McFall and his students on moving to the next level with project-based learning. Our goal is to unveil the project (and the end product) is set for week of February 18, 2013.