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Challenge Based Learning Workshop CEO Sydney

Tom Lee
Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College

There is no cookie cutter solution for approaches to teaching and learning.

Blooms Digital Taxonomy


Designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising making

Programming, filming, animating, blogging, video blogging, mixing, remixing, wiki-ing, publishing, video casting, podcasting, directing broadcasting Blog commenting, reviewing, posting, moderating, collaborating, networking, refactoring, testing


Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging, testing, detecting, monitoring

Digital Blooms Taxonomy at Monte


Comparing, organising, deconstructing, attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating

Mashing, linking, tagging, validating, reverseengineering, cracking, media clipping


Implementing, carrying out, using, executing

Running, loading, playing, operating, hacking, uploading, sharing, editing


Interpreting, summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying

Advanced searches, boolean searches, blog journalling, twittering, categorising, commenting, annotating, subscribing Bullet-pointing, highlighting, bookmarking, social networking, social bookmarking, favouriting/ local bookmarking, searching, googling


Recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding

Ruben Puenteduras SAMR Model

Our story...

Challenge Based Learning Pilot Program

Essential Elements

Real-world topic (relevance) Actionable Challenges Students collaborating in groups Students asking good questions Teachers as Co-Collaborator Leverage existing technologies

Project Based Learning

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning Focused on Expected Outcomes Problem Oriented Sometimes Simulated Teacher Directed Limited Access to Information with Technology Activities and Solutions may be Somewhat Scripted ConceptOriented Not Easily Scalable Solution Shared Locally

Challenge Based Learning

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning Focused on StudentDesigned Questions and Solutions Authentic, RealWorld Problems Student Directed Teacher as CoCollaborator 24/7 Access to Tools, Experts, and Resources with Technology Creative and OpenEnded Activities and Solutions ActionOriented Easily Scalable Solution Published Online (Global Access) and Put Into Action

Challenge Based Learning Framework

Big Idea Essential Question The Challenge Guiding Resources Web and iTunes U

Guiding Questions

Guiding Activities

Solution - Action Assessment Publishing - Student Samples Publishing - Student Reflection

CBL In Action at Monte

Big Idea: Compassion Essential Questions: What is compassion? What would a world be like without
compassion? How is compassion measured? Why do we need compassion?

Challenge: Presented in the form of a 60-second video

Big Idea: Compassion Essential Questions: What is compassion? What would a world be like without
compassion? How is compassion measured? Why do we need compassion?

Challenge: To eradicate prejudice within our College Community Guiding Questions

What does prejudice mean? What prejudices exist within our College Community? Can we eradicate prejudice? Who experiences prejudice?

Guiding Activities
Research, Reflect, and Respond Technology is a major focus Students have MacBooks (we are a 1:1 learning environment.

Guiding Resources
Teacher resources Web resources ICT Integration support Each other...

Solution - Action Assessment Publishing - Student Samples Publishing - Student Reflection

How did we do it?

Planned a term prior to implementation Met once a fortnight Decided on a timeframe Whole department approach or personal pursuit? Whole year group or selection of classes? What types of technology?

What is the Big Idea? COMPASSION

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What is the CHALLENGE? To create a more compassionate society

Game Plan! lesson 1: the introduction of the challenge and to form groups h/w: read article "good samaritan" and blog a reflection (example of a modern day good Samaritan) lesson 2: guiding questions and guiding activities - reflection and choice of activity lesson 3: guiding resources - here are the options: decide on what technologies are used (iMovie, GarageBand, Slideshow presentation, iWeb or Google Site, social networking?... Create a poster Prezi)..

lesson 4: negotiate the creative process. Present back to the class about what they want to do... Introduce the marking rubric. h/w: personal reflection - what am I doing the group to assist in the creation of our product? lesson 5: research and unpacking the meaning...focusing on the creative process h/w: reflect on what group has done as well as personal contribution to the group- talk about how their work is related back to the challenge statement

lesson 6: group work h/w: same as previous lesson 7: group work h/w: same as previous lesson 8: assessment and demonstrating your understanding - use photo booth or QuickTime to record a'video diary' style reflection on the overall challenge - personal evaluation

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Video Reflections - Authentic Element

Video Reflections after each lesson

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Response to the Challenge Ideas & thoughts on possible solution(s) Opportunities & Obstacles Revisiting the Challenge Reflecting on the creative process Reflecting on the solution Evaluating the solution Final thoughts - Have you made a difference?

Positive Aspects

Engagement Empowerment - giving students a voice Empowerment - teacher as learner Communication Skills Collaboration Skills Meaningful reflections Connecting to our local community

Your Challenge...
Big Idea: eLearning Essential Questions: Please develop some questions around the big idea Challenge: To create a learning experience using CBL Guiding Questions
What is CBL? What aspects of CBL seem most applicable to me? What examples of challenges are relevant to my community and curriculum? Where would the biggest obstacles be when implementing?

Guiding Activities
Discuss with a colleague or person next to you... Research, Reflect, and Respond

Guiding Resources
Web Each other... iTunes U Existing teaching and learning programmes Check out:

Technology has the potential to change teaching and how students work and learn together. Dynamic and customisable learning environments can be generated with the integration of technology that supports inquiry, collaboration, and the recon guration of student-teacher relationships.

Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College

128 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060

Gerry Williams
ICT Coach/RE Dept. Landline: 02 9409 6607

Stephen ORourke
ICT Coach/RE Dept. Landline: 02 9409 6605

Tom Lee
ICT Integration Projects Manager
Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College North Sydney @motik Apple Distinguished Educator Landline: 02 9409 6254 Mobile: 0433328120