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Tuesday, November 24 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Student Voices: Memorializing Life During a Pandemic

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This project was inspired by Laureen Adams Navigating Uncertain Times with Love: 9 Projects for the Whole Family a PBL Works Blog. Second and fourth grade students were proposed with the following question: How can we share what we learn in this time with those that come after us? In this project students recorded daily learnings, observations, wonders, and advice. They identified major themes and noted the differences in perspectives after interviewing various community members. Students compiled their learning virtually to share with a future generation.Second grade and fourth grade students interacted with various content lessons including, Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies. Students also learned about 3D printing face shields for essential workers.The students created a primary source Pandemic Journal. The students kept a written/digital record of what it’s like to live in this UNIQUE moment in time when we are all away from school and learning from home. Students asked questions as an essential part of gathering, interpreting and using evidence to develop a better understanding of a community. They identified causes and effects, using examples of family life or from the community, to support reasoning and causation. Additionally, they recognized and identified patterns of continuity and change in communities and identified situations in which social actions required are part of civic participation.

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Tara Koehler

Steam Professional Development Specialist, Wappingers Central School District
I am currently STEAM Professional Development Specialist in one of the largest school districts in Dutchess County, NY. I have experience in using Backwards by Design to write curriculum in my district. Most recently, I worked on creating STEAM units, aligned to NGSS with PBL experiences... Read More →

Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST