Mind the Gap
I was fortunate enough that my iTunes U course was selected by Apple and published as part of their `best practices and professional learning’ series of publications. This was a huge honor for me and it is a real thrill to know that educators around the world will be using my course in their classrooms. Centered around the theme of inequality, mind the gap is an exploration in the impact of technology on society. Students will be engaged in a Challenge Based Learning process where they will develop and implement their own solutions to challenges they have identified based on a big idea.
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The Challenge Based Learning process begins with a big idea and cascades to the following: an essential question, a challenge, guiding questions, activities, resources, determining and articulating the solution, taking action by implementing the solution, and evaluating the results. The process also integrates important ongoing activities such as reflection, assessment, and documentation.