Innovative Learners Series: Explore

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Learner Series Intro:

Welcome to PyxisEdu’s Innovative Learners Series. We believe that every time you walk into your classroom you’re not delivering content, you’re providing opportunities. Every activity you work so hard to plan, every lesson you deliver is an opportunity for learning. This series will explore one of these Awesome 8 Learning Opportunities. Feel free to use individual resources, but to get a more in-depth understanding of this opportunity, we have organized the resource into a logical order.


Collection Description:  

Curiosity sparks learning.  Technology now allows for exploration to happen in interactive and engaging ways that were not possible before. This collection will focus on tools, techniques, lesson designs, and technology that can help get your students exploring.  When the right questions are generated, learning takes on a whole new meaning.  When students are provided with opportunities to work collaboratively to identify and solve real-world problems, they are more engaged and open to new information. So, to sum it all up, this collection is about keeping curiosity and inquiry alive in our kids.

Guiding Questions:

  • How are your students exploring and solving real-world or open-ended problems?

  • How can learning be sparked to identify local and global issues in need of solutions?


Goals/Objectives:

By the end of this collection, you will be able to:

  • Have a good understanding about effective student exploration, as a learning opportunity
  • Understand multiple strategies that use technology to get students exploring such as Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, and Makerspaces.
  • Create an activity that effectively delivers content through exploration tools
  • Learn how to modify and build a technology rich, instructionally sound lesson plan that allows for student exploration
 Pre-Requisites or necessary equipment

  • None