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Incorporating Choice into the Classroom at a Rural High School in Western MA

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I am having students research the ATP "energy module" in small groups, and allowing them to choose how they want to present what they have learned. The project is authentic to the outside world because it allows students to explore what they are interested in and develop a better understanding of their priorities and goals as they advance throughout high school. This is designed to help students with self discovery. The theoretical framework for this project is grounded in the seven elements of Project Based Learning, and it enables students to play to their strengths. This helps students better understand themselves because it forces them to momentarily reflect on their abilities and interests. Are they artistic and want to create an illustrated children's book about ATP? Are they tech savvy and want to upload a PowerPoint presentation about ATP? Are they silly and want to conduct a comedy skit?
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2019-01-01
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