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Goal setting | Is Your Goal SMART? | 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

April 3, 2021

Students will work to develop an academic goal using the SMART goal framework. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. They will use digital tools to create, share and monitor their personal learning goals.

Goal setting | How Can I Get Stronger? | K-2

April 2, 2021

In this activity, student will learn about goal and setting goals to become stronger students and well-rounded individuals. Ideas for connections, brainstorming and keeping track of the students’ goals are included.

Know and use a deliberate design process | Designing a Solution | 3-5, 6-8

March 29, 2021

This instructional activity walks the students through the engineering design process to create and develop unique solutions to real-world problems. This activity can be adapted for many different subject areas and grade levels. It promotes collaboration and problem-solving skills. Students will design and produce original solutions and share these solutions with their classmates.

Collect and analyze data on books | Be a Hollywood Producer | 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

March 26, 2021

In this activity, students determine which book from class should be made into a movie, by gathering and comparing evidence through the internet about the profitability and customer sentiment of each book like a Hollywood Producer would. They will source their evidence evaluate its validity, ultimately making a claim as to which book should be made into a movie.

Research mathematical principles | Math in Action | 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

March 22, 2021

Students first select a mathematical principle (e.g., law, theorem, or other property). Next, students locate an article or image that represents the principle being used in daily life. For example, construction workers using the Pythagorean theorem when determining the length of a staircase. Students will then summarize the information – the application of the mathematical principle in daily life – by making a one-minute oral presentation to their peers, which includes a visual aid. Teachers can extend this assignment by having students explain how they use the mathematical principle in their daily life.