How can you organize instruction in a way that is STUDENT LED PROJECT BASED?
In San Francisco, as we move towards project based learning on some of our subjects,
science lending itself most readily to it.
We embedded the Five Earchitecture to the curriculum,
which gave it a much more bite-size feel.
We knew that what weneeded was a through line
through the curriculum that the students
would start to recognizeand start to build upon.
We really think that theFive E instruction model
matches the needs of our students,
that it really elevatesthe importance of learning
for some of our English language learners.
It makes things more digestible for students across the board.
All of the learning that’s happening,
is happening in subunits that go
from the engaged through the evaluate.
So, the first E is the engage.
Students are given a certain phenomenon
that they might not know about.
They get to be immersed in that thing.
You’re gon na get a set
of cards that has a whole bunch of information on it.
And you have to sort through whether that’s climate or weather.
But you gotta do it as a group.
After that is the explore.
Students get to experiment.
They get to use andutilize different tools
to try to investigate the thing
that they were checking out in the engage.
Would anyone like to read the explore?
In the previous lesson,
you thought about yourpersonal carbon footprint. Today,
you will analyze dataabout the carbon footprint
of the school that students —
That gives the students a lot of like hands on activities and experiences
with a particular phenomenon.
After that is the explain.
With the explain, students really focus on
a lot of the literacypieces of the science.
This one’s gonna requireyou to do a little bit of,
of processing of the information that you’ve already gathered.
They get to exchange information.
They get to extractinformation from each other.
After that, you have the elaborate,
他们从参与 探索 说明所学到的进行的阐述
which they then take whatthey learned from the engage,
the explore, and then explain, and they elaborate on that.
And after that, is the evaluate.
That lets us as the teachersknow where they’re at.
Whether they’re understanding it.
Whether they’re not.
What about you guys?
Do you guys see that as well?
When we embedded the fiveE’s in this curriculum,
what we found is as abyproduct is that the teachers,
as they provide us feedback,
they are very specificabout did it actually
engage the students inthe way that we wanted to.
Did the students explore the topic
in the way that they wanted to.
Did the evaluation of workactually show that the students
were accessing grade level work.
With the Five E instructional model,
we’re seeing more students getting their hands.
We’re seeing morestudents contribute ideas.
We’re seeing more students participate in many different ways.
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