In "Looking for Solutions" teachers create learning environments where students develop relevant knowledge in an interactive and collaborative way. The students interact online through classroom specific blogs where they work, discuss, and analyze a math problem. The students then research and give possible solutions, integrating the math into other subject areas like music and history.
In this project, STEM+ classes are taking advantage the different sources of information, including textbooks, learning worksheets, the Internet, blogs, Facebook, e-mail and more to promote more relevant learning experiences in class, where students interact and collaborate with each other.
The teachers of the The Araucania Bicentennial High School have participated in the development of this project, involving three specific areas: Mathematics, History, and Music.
We are about to integrate learning based on problems solving. The students are invited to check, discuss, and analyze a math problem that they must identify and then give possible solutions.
The teachers will create blogs for their students to interact and collaborate with each on the problems throughout the school year from March to December 2012.
The innovation initiative is directed at motivating students in computer science as a study tool and research. We are in the process of preparing materials in English to make the project viable in the Global Collaboratory.
Findings & Achievements:
Since we have integrated HP Technology into our curriculum and classrooms, we have seen a dramatic improvement in overall student performance. In addition, the teachers have a renewed sense of enthusiasm as a result of seeing these changes. It changed the way we teach, the way the students learn, and the overall mood of the school. Students are exploring on their own, and not only for projects assigned in the classroom, but also reaching beyond. There is better performance among students and this is realized by the Department of Education of Chile. The students are motivated to study, and the teachers now use computers for the majority of their classwork and to generate reports on progress in their classes.
Collaboration within Catalyst:
None outside of ours.
My deficiency is the English language, so my suggestion is that there is a way to learn English.