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Monthly Archives: July 2013

07.18.13

Institute 1: More or Less

A teacher who was using the curriculum for a second year wrote this:  I have consciously chosen to focus more deeply on some of the concepts this year whereas last year I was just “trying to get through the lessons” …
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07.18.13

Institute 2: Student Evaluation

Think about how you will help students evaluate their finished work.  How can you help students see critique as a means of growth in a subject area?


07.17.13

Institute 1: Final Project Thinking

When an artist creates a work of art, it is the culmination of a thinking process that gives the highest expression to an idea. The final project is where the “what and how” of the bookmaking can be explored in …
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07.17.13

Institute 2: Risk Taking

How will you encourage students to take risks and address errors in their work? What strategies can you help them develop so that they don’t continually “start over?”


07.16.13

Institute 1: Visual Thinking Strategies

Many comments have been made about VTS.  Many teachers in the past have said they were skeptical when they first began using the three questions – most believed their students would have very little to say.  It turned out the …
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07.16.13

Institute 2: Questions to Advance the Envisioning Process

Think back to working on the flag-book.  Reflect on your creative process and the habits of mind.  What habit seemed most needed as you worked?  Students need to be able to envision their final book to be successful at completing …
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07.15.13

Institute I: Flag-book Variations

Access site: http://www.philobiblon.com/flagbook/ Flag-books are great for collections, themes, elementary vocabulary (digraphs, glued sound words and added suffixes) history (such as presidents and state capitals). What are some of your ideas about how the flag-book could be used in your …
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