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Dear [Name and Title of your Host Teacher/Co-Teacher/Teacher Friend/Principal]:Ms. Ellin

Dear Ms. Ellin

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[Recently/ This summer/Last month/This weekend/Over the break…], I participated in a profession learning experience with [Name the sponsoring organization or program: e.g. LUTE-STEM /Noyce-STEM/Scratch in Practice/Facing History/The Danielson Group/The New York City Writing Project/Stem4All…] at [Name the institution the organization or program is associated with: e.g. Lehman College/MIT…]. I learned a lot about [Make a list of the educational theories and practices that you were introduced to in these workshops.]Problem Based Learning PBL, working with AI features, Habits of Mind, Scratch, Now Comment,

This summer, I participated in a profession learning experience with LUTE-STEM at Lehman College. I learned a lot about Problem Based Learning PBL, working with AI features, Habits of Mind, Scratch, Now Comment,

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There was a lot to think about and to consider how to apply in the classroom, and in this letter I’d like to focus on [choose one topic, theory, approach, or idea that you think is important] because [Write a few sentences to explain why you have chosen this. What makes it urgent to try out? What was your own experience in learning this? What do you want students to learn? What is it about your students that makes this particularly apt? Why do you think this will be effective?]Problem-Based Learning PBL because it fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and real-world problem-solving skills. It aligns well with our students' need for active engagement and relevance in their learning process. As i experienced during the training, PBL encourages students to take ownership of their learning and apply their knowledge to authentic scenarios, which can lead to deeper understanding and retention.

There was a lot to think about and to consider how to apply in the classroom, and in this letter I’d like to focus on Problem-Based Learning PBL because it fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and real-world problem-solving skills. It aligns well with our students' need for active engagement and relevance in their learning process. As i experienced during the training, PBL encourages students to take ownership of their learning and apply their knowledge to authentic scenarios, which can lead to deeper understanding and retention.

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I would like to propose that we [Describe the learning activity that you want to do with the students. Write this brief overview of the task in one or two sentences. This should be an activity conducted in a school setting with one or more students. It should take between 15 and 60 minutes to complete.]engage our students in a PBL activity where they tackle a real-world issue related to their community or global challenges. They will work in small groups to research, analyze, and propose solutions to the problem they choose. This activity will span over several class sessions to allow for in-depth exploration and problem-solving.

I would like to propose that we engage our students in a PBL activity where they tackle a real-world issue related to their community or global challenges. They will work in small groups to research, analyze, and propose solutions to the problem they choose. This activity will span over several class sessions to allow for in-depth exploration and problem-solving.

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To do this, we will need [Make a list of the materials you will need. Your activity can be unplugged or computer/tablet based activity/task. If computer/tablet-based, indicate types of tech tools/platforms students will use. For example: Presentation Software, Voice Recording App or Web Site, Image Library, Video Recording App or Web Site.]access to computers or tablets for research and presentation purposes, as well as writing materials and poster boards for the final project presentation.

To do this, we will need access to computers or tablets for research and presentation purposes, as well as writing materials and poster boards for the final project presentation.

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The students will be making [Be specific about the modes and media you will have available for student to use. What choices will they be able to make? What media do you expect students to use in this activity?]presentations using software or poster boards, incorporating multimedia elements like images and videos to support their proposals.

The students will be making presentations using software or poster boards, incorporating multimedia elements like images and videos to support their proposals.

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Here’s how I think we might introduce this activity. We could give these directions to the students:

[Write the step-by-step directions you will be giving the students. Be sure to write this section to the students: e.g. First, you should… After that, you will see that… Tell the students when they will be expected to work alone and when they will need to work with other students.]First, we will present the students with a selection of real-world issues related to their interests and community. They will choose a problem they are passionate about and form small groups to brainstorm ideas. Each group will conduct research to understand the problem better and identify potential solutions. They will collaborate to create presentations or posters detailing their proposed solutions and the reasoning behind them.

Here’s how I think we might introduce this activity. We could give these directions to the students: First, we will present the students with a selection of real-world issues related to their interests and community. They will choose a problem they are passionate about and form small groups to brainstorm ideas. Each group will conduct research to understand the problem better and identify potential solutions. They will collaborate to create presentations or posters detailing their proposed solutions and the reasoning behind them.

I would also propose that the students give each other feedback on their work. They could use this checklist to self-assess and to give each other feedback:

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    [ I can ... describe what the student is expected to be able to do at each step. ]
  • I can describe what the student is expected to be able to do each step.
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    [ I can …]provide constructive feedback to my peers on their presentations.
  • I can provide constructive feedback to my peers on their presentations.
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    [ I can …]evaluate the clarity and effectiveness of the proposed solutions.
  • I can evaluate the clarity and effectiveness of the proposed solutions.
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    [ I can …]offer suggestions for improvement and alternative perspectives.
  • I can offer suggestions for improvement and alternative perspectives.
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This activity should take at least [add the number of minutes it will take here] two weeks to complete, which should allow time for productive struggle. To encourage persistence, I think we might [Describe how you might encourage students and give them opportunities to revise and resubmit their work.], we can schedule regular check-ins, where students can discuss their progress and receive guidance on refining their proposals.

This activity should take at least two weeks to complete, which should allow time for productive struggle. To encourage persistence, I think we might, we can schedule regular check-ins, where students can discuss their progress and receive guidance on refining their proposals.

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When they have finished this activity, I would be great if we could ask the students to write and talk about how they used one of these [two/three/ four ] Habits of Mind.

When they have finished this activity, I would be great if we could ask the students to write and talk about how they used one of these four Habits of Mind.

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    [Habit of Mind 1] Being Persistent
  • Being Persistent
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    [Habit of Mind 2] Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Flexibly
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    [Habit of Mind 3] Managing Impulsivity
  • Managing Impulsivity
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    [Habit of Mind 4] Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy

I will also use these Habits of Mind to give the students both written and oral feedback while they are working and once the finish their work!

Thank you for taking the time to consider this proposal. I hope you see how valuable this activity could be for our students. Please let me know if you have any revisions that I might consider for this activity. I look forward to working with you on this.

DMU Timestamp: July 24, 2023 14:56

Added July 31, 2023 at 10:47pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 2 (click to return there).

[Recently/This summer/Last month/This weekend/Over the break…], I participated in a profession learning experience with [Name the sponsoring organization or program: e.g. LUTE-STEM/Noyce-STEM/Scratch in Practice/Facing History/The Danielson Group/The New York City Writing Project/Stem4All…] at [Name the institution the organization or program is associated with: e.g. Lehman College/MIT…]. I learned a lot about [Make a list of the educational theories and practices that you were introduced to in these workshops.]

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 10:48pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 2 (click to return there).

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[Recently/This summer/Last month/This weekend/Over the break…], I participated in a profession learning experience with [Name the sponsoring organization or program: e.g. LUTE-STEM /Noyce-STEM/Scratch in Practice/Facing History/The Danielson Group/The New York City Writing Project/Stem4All…] at [Name the institution the organization or program is associated with: e.g. Lehman College/MIT…]. I learned a lot about [Make a list of the educational theories and practices that you were introduced to in these workshops.]Problem Based Learning PBL, working with AI features, Habits of Mind, Scratch, Now Comment,

This summer, I participated in a profession learning experience with LUTE-STEM at Lehman College. I learned a lot about Problem Based Learning PBL, working with AI features, Habits of Mind, Scratch, Now Comment,

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 11:07pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 3 (click to return there).

There was a lot to think about and to consider how to apply in the classroom, and in this letter I’d like to focus on [choose one topic, theory, approach, or idea that you think is important] because [Write a few sentences to explain why you have chosen this. What makes it urgent to try out? What was your own experience in learning this? What do you want students to learn? What is it about your students that makes this particularly apt? Why do you think this will be effective?]

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 11:22pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 4 (click to return there).

I would like to propose that we [Describe the learning activity that you want to do with the students. Write this brief overview of the task in one or two sentences. This should be an activity conducted in a school setting with one or more students. It should take between 15 and 60 minutes to complete.]

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 11:27pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 5 (click to return there).

To do this we will need [Make a list of the materials you will need. Your activity can be unplugged or computer/tablet based activity/task. If computer/tablet-based, indicate types of tech tools/platforms students will use. For example: Presentation Software, Voice Recording App or Web Site, Image Library, Video Recording App or Web Site.]

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 11:28pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 2 (click to return there).

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[Recently/This summer/Last month/This weekend/Over the break…], I participated in a profession learning experience with [Name the sponsoring organization or program: e.g. LUTE-STEM /Noyce-STEM/Scratch in Practice/Facing History/The Danielson Group/The New York City Writing Project/Stem4All…] at [Name the institution the organization or program is associated with: e.g. Lehman College/MIT…]. I learned a lot about [Make a list of the educational theories and practices that you were introduced to in these workshops.]Problem Based Learning PBL, working with AI features, Habits of Mind, Scratch, Now Comment,

This summer, I participated in a profession learning experience with LUTE-STEM at Lehman College. I learned a lot about Problem Based Learning PBL, working with AI features, Habits of Mind, Scratch, Now Comment,

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 11:28pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 3 (click to return there).

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There was a lot to think about and to consider how to apply in the classroom, and in this letter I’d like to focus on [choose one topic, theory, approach, or idea that you think is important] because [Write a few sentences to explain why you have chosen this. What makes it urgent to try out? What was your own experience in learning this? What do you want students to learn? What is it about your students that makes this particularly apt? Why do you think this will be effective?]Problem-Based Learning PBL because it fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and real-world problem-solving skills. It aligns well with our students' need for active engagement and relevance in their learning process. As i experienced during the training, PBL encourages students to take ownership of their learning and apply their knowledge to authentic scenarios, which can lead to deeper understanding and retention.

There was a lot to think about and to consider how to apply in the classroom, and in this letter I’d like to focus on Problem-Based Learning PBL because it fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and real-world problem-solving skills. It aligns well with our students' need for active engagement and relevance in their learning process. As i experienced during the training, PBL encourages students to take ownership of their learning and apply their knowledge to authentic scenarios, which can lead to deeper understanding and retention.

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 11:34pm by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 6 (click to return there).

The students will be making [Be specific about the modes and media you will have available for student to use. What choices will they be able to make? What media do you expect students to use in this activity?]

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added July 31, 2023 at 11:42pm by Juela Mani
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The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 7 (click to return there).

Here’s how I think we might introduce this activity. We could give these directions to the students:
[Write the step-by-step directions you will be giving the students. Be sure to write this section to the students: e.g. First, you should… After that, you will see that… Tell the students when they will be expected to work alone and when they will need to work with other students.]

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00

Added August 01, 2023 at 12:04am by Juela Mani
Title: Wording change

The text below is the previous wording for paragraph 13 (click to return there).

This activity should take at least [add the number of minutes it will take here] to complete, which should allow time for productive struggle. To encourage persistence, I think we might [Describe how you might encourage students and give them opportunities to revise and resubmit their work.]

DMU Timestamp: July 31, 2023 21:00





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