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Wednesday, March 27 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
If You Give a Kid a Purpose: Creating Cross-Curricular Projects to Transform Communities

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How can teachers show students that their learning in math is not only applicable in other subjects, but in the real world as well? How can they show students that ELA is not limited to novels and essays? Middle school teachers are doing so through a year-long, cross-curricular project that tasks students with not only learning about equity issues within the community, but with developing a solution to those issues as well. In this workshop, a seventh grade math teacher and a seventh grade ELA teacher from Memphis, TN walk participants through the process of designing a project based learning experience requiring students to use skill sets from multiple subjects to promote equity in their communities. The teachers tell the story of how they brought the community into the classroom to teach their students about the issues around food equity in their city. They also explain the process of collaborating to plan a project across subjects, using design thinking to promote problem solving, and challenging students to use empathy and humility in addition to persuasion when communicating. During this workshop, participants engage in every step of the process by identifying equity issues in their communities, designing products to address these issues, and pitching these products while raising awareness for their chosen issues. They learn techniques to effectively collaborate with colleagues, empower students to be real world problem solvers, and promote learning with purpose within their classrooms.

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Amy Brownlee

Seventh Grade Integrated Mathematics Teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
Twitter: @abrownlee79 AR/VR in education, Entrepreneurship, STEAM & Tech integration!

Hilary Simpson

Lausanne Collegiate School

Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 208

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