Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

[Housekeeping] Check your creativity/innovation tool project grade. Remember that you have ONE week to revise if you want.

Learning Adventure Project

Today we are starting a new project, one that will continue until the end of the semester. We’ll be calling this the UGA Learning Adventure Project. You have all created lessons, digital stories, a personal website, blog sites and more. Now it’s time to integrate all your skills into one project. You read about Project-Based Learning (PBL)– you are basically creating your own project-based learning  for students. You will create  a website that introduces your project to students, parents, and other teachers. The site is meant to guide a student through an adventure of your choosing.

Let’s Look at an Example

Before we get to all the details, let’s first look at some examples of Learning Adventures created by former EDIT2000 students. Ours will be set up slightly different, but the premise is the same. 

Questions/Ideas

After looking at the examples, what questions do you have? How do you think the adventure could have been improved? Do you notice any missing elements of the adventure that could have made it better? Think on this – maybe as we work through the project, you will want to go about it differently. That’s okay! Just be sure to talk with me to let me know your ideas.

Partners and Groups

I would prefer you worked with a partner for this project. It’s okay if you find yourself planning an adventure in a subject or grade different than the one you identified at the beginning of the semester. I am open to people working alone, but you need to be forewarned that this is a lot of work – being able to share the work load will help you stay on target. You do not have to decide today who you’d like to work with, but be prepared to share this in class on Wednesday.

Project Rubric

Open this Learning Adventure Rubric.  Talking through the rubric will help you understand what is expected of you throughout the project.  You will notice that the criteria for receiving full credit is part of the rubric. Let’s look at this together.

FOR MONDAY

Come prepared to work with a partner on Monday. You should talk with them about the topic you want to address for the project. It can be anything really. We will have time Monday to continue talking about the project and also time to brainstorm/talk with classmates.

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