#sstlap has been helping Social Studies teachers connect to create engaging learning experiences based on Dave Burgesses book, Teach Like A Pirate. The chat has been running on Thursday nights at 8 CST which is the same time as #inquirychat run by two great social studies educators who are passionate about creating learning experiences based on providing students opportunities to engage in the subject matter in more meaningful ways.
Tonight's chat is going to combine these two great chats for a discussion to not only expand our connect and methodology knowledge, but also help teachers connect with each other and find new resources to make all of our classrooms the engaging, dynamic learning experiences we strive for.
Tonight's topic will be about ....
Q1 How do you show/represent differ POV for Ss in your lessons? Especially POV you don't have-ie.Native American, etc. #sstlap #inquirychat
Q2 How do/can you bring outside resources/people into class who represent different POV to create experience? #sstlap #inquirychat
Q3 When you can't be there, how can you/do you create a real world experience for your Ss? (virtual field trip ex.) #sstlap #inquirychat
Q4 How do you create real world assessments/projects for your Ss? #sstlap #inquirychat
Q5 How can/will you connect with other classes to expand Ss experience and make the lesson audience more real world? #sstlap #inquirychat
Q6 What is the biggest takeaway you have from tonight's conversation? #sstlap #inquirychat
Archive - #sstlap and #inquirychat
Archive of those who just used #sstlap
Tonight's Questions are brought to you by the Letter I and the number 4. Sorry had a Sesame Street Moment.
I read Teach Like a Pirate last spring, and was hooked! I wanted to do all of the things Dave Burgess talked about. Well it has been a year and I haven't been able to do everything, but I have definitely grown as a teacher. I have connected to so many amazing educators, and have been inspired by what they have done.
So a few weeks ago I was looking over the hooks in the book, and saw some posts about march madness and came up with a Presidential March Madness activity and shared it. Now there are lots of versions that I have seen in the time since. So tonight, I want to discuss using Games, Competition, and Challenges in the classroom.
Q1- How can you use a bracket challenge to connect to Ss? What topics can you use it for? #sstlap
Q2- How do you have students present their ideas, and understanding of the people/events in your brackets? #sstlap
Q3- Beyond presenting the information- video- PPT, etc. how do you get all students engaged in the discussion of the important people/events #sstlap
Q4- How can you include competition and games into your lessons? Use Ss competitive nature to engage them. #sstlap
Q5- What lessons or topics could be turned into competition activities? #sstlap
Q6- How can you acknowledge the winners, or best efforts of your competitions? #sstlap
Q7- What do you do if not all students engage in the activity or competition? Is it okay? #sstlap
Q8 What are your greatest takeaways from tonight? #sstlap
Storified Achieves here- So many great ideas- please read and re-read, I know I will! Thanks to all who shared, discussed, and even lurked in the conversation.
Links that I have taken from the chat
great for resources-
I am inspired this morning to discuss making changes in my classroom using Movies, Music and Student Projects and Activities.
I have all kinds of ideas I would like to share, however time is limited and I need to get the questions for tonight's discussion out for all of you to prepare for our #sstlap discussion tonight.
Q1 How do you use Movie Clips in your lessons? (think about what purposes you use them for and examples) #sstlap
Q2 What full movies do you show, and for what topics or content do you use them? #sstlap
Q3 What do you expect students to do during videos that will engage them and ensure they are gaining the desired content?
Q4 How can/do you incorporate music, and this isn't just you playing music- but the creation of music by Ss? #sstlap
Q5 How can/do you give students choice in creation of their own projects/learning activities? #sstlap
Q6 How can/do you share student work w/others to make it more authentic experience? #sstlap
Q7 What is your biggest take away from #sstlap tonight?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.