Welcome to the SEED Collaborative Workshop Tyumen, Siberia, Russia October 9-12, 2006.

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  • Welcome to theSEED CollaborativeWorkshopTyumen, Siberia, RussiaOctober 9-12, 2006

    What is SEED?A volunteer-based corporate non-profit educational development program whose members share their passion for learning and science andcreate opportunities for youth around the world

    What are the goals of the collaborative workshop?Explore the Learning-While-Doing approach

    Work collaboratively in a project-based environment while learning about global climate change and energy

    Keep the flame burning

    Have some fun!

    Learning ExperiencesProject-based learning

    Learning while doing (LWD)

    Collaborative learning

    Learning tools

    Theme-based approach

    What is project based learning?Rather than as a science lesson or a mathematics lesson, project based learning focuses first on identifying a problem to be solved. As a byproduct of this project, participants develop a deeper understanding of related concepts from many different subject areas in an authentic and engaging way.

    What is Learning While Doing (LWD)?Active Simultaneous roles of learning and teachingDiverse styles and approachesExploration and risk-takingCollaborativeCurriculum on demand

    CollaborativeLearningWork in groups

    Respect each other

    Encourage everyone to be both a learner and a teacher

    Involve all group members

    LearningToolsGoGo board, sensors, output devices, and software

    MicroWorlds multimedia software

    Workshop Theme:Global Climate Change and EnergyLocal and global problems and perspectives

    Basis for group projects

    Motivation for sustained work beyond workshop

    Workshop AgendaMonday, October 9 Familiarization with concept and tools Start on project planning

    Tuesday & Wednesday, October 10 & 11 Field trip and continue project work

    Thursday, October 12 Finish project work Project sharing Plans for the future

    ProjectDevelopmentStage 1: BrainstormingStage 1 team task: brainstorm theme-related problems and project concept ideas related to the theme for 15 to 20 minutesGenerate as many different ideas as possibleWrite down each idea in a listDo not evaluate or discuss any idea yetEncourage all group members to contribute ideasMake use of unusual ideas to inspire more ideas

    ProjectDevelopmentStage 2: Project ConceptStage 2 team task: Decide on project concept Discuss and evaluate ideas on brainstorm listBegin grouping related ideasAssemble as many groups of ideas as possible into a system for the project conceptWhere possible, relate to the workshop theme and make use of the workshop toolsDraw up a plan, including a diagram and a flow chart to communicate your project concept

    ProjectDevelopmentStage 3: Project CompletionStage 3 team task: Work together to develop, test, revise, finalize, and share finished project Start and maintain project journal in Microsoft WordDevelop and test a prototypeMake necessary revisions and test againDevelop animation using MicroWorldsFinalize project prototypeShare project with others

    ProjectComponentsWorking modelSchematic diagram and flow chartProject report in MicroSoft Word, including GoGo procedureProject simulation or extension in MicroWorlds fileProject summary posted on SEED Bulletin Board

    Special NoticeThe project work in this SEED workshop is not a competition.The value of the project work is in the process.You have planned together and cooperated in your work.You have learned about climate change and energy.You have learned how to apply tools to solve problems that are important to the world. You have learned that everyone is both a learner and a teacher.This is the BEST kind of learning! It is not a competition.

    SEED grantsSustainability 80% objectiveSolution oriented, the Program works thanks to local involvement