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)
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