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Keeping it Real: Leaning in Intellectually

Real-world math, science, and social studies are unfolding right outside our students’ doors.  The resources below are about just that:  keeping it real and encouraging students to lean in intellectually.  

Dr. Rick Jetter just posted “Creating a COVID-19 Business Plan.”  Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, students engage in a few simple activities that help them create a business plan…and help their communities.  Thanks, Rick!  https://bit.ly/39Jvgv5

Empowerment can be gained by solving problems.  Suzy Pepper Rollins just posted a mini-project in which student create a healthier school environment.  Students tackle social distancing, personal hygiene, surface contamination, and attendance policies.

Or, they can argue the merits and legalities of limiting domestic travel to stop the spread of COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2RaWlRk

“19 Ways to Enrich Students During COVID 19,” by Todd Stanley has great ideas to keep the engagement level high…while learning at home.   https://bit.ly/2JD8MBi

Todd also provides an opportunity for students to “Contain the Pandemic” at this link: https://myedexpert.com/item/containing-the-pandemic/

STEM author/expert Ann Kaiser‘s view: ” When life give you lemons, engineer lemonade!” She just posted a module on engineering in our daily lives aptly entitled: “Engineering Lemonade.”

This article by Suzy Pepper Rollins about encouraging students to lean in intellectually to this historic pandemic  includes a litany of real-world learning tasks that students can do at home:  https://www.edcircuit.com/helping-learners-lean-in/

Thank you for all that you do…and stay well…and six feet apart!

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