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Meet the Polar Bears & Help Change the World - Join us for a unique opportunity as we connect virtually for a live presentation from the Canadian tundra in Churchill, Manitoba. You'll hear from leading scientists and learn about the impact climate change is having on polar bear habitats. In addition, we will provide ongoing opportunities for you and your students to make a positive change in your schools, communities, and around the world through the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the premier national K–12 environmental sustainability competition

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  • 1.Meet the Polar Bears & Help Change the World Kyle Schutt Discovery EducationThursday, October 24, 13

2. Director, Education Outreach & Curriculum Integration Kyle_Schutt@Discovery.com Twitter: @ktschutt 160 Character Bio: Husband father friend; Outdoors lover; lifelong learner, listener; DIYer; Director, Discovery Education; DEN STAR, SMART Certied, 3rd grade coteacher@lrougeux Thursday, October 24, 13 3. Thursday, October 24, 13 4. Thursday, October 24, 13 5. The Challenge is designed to help your students work together to solve an environmental problem in their Classroom (K-2) School (3-5) Community (6-8) Beyond the Community (9-12)Thursday, October 24, 13 6. Important DatesApplica7ons(Due(( March(4,(2014( 8:00pm(EST(Thursday, October 24, 13Finalists(&( Winners( Announced(( April(2014( 7. wecanchange.comThursday, October 24, 13 8. Thursday, October 24, 13 9. Thursday, October 24, 13 10. Thursday, October 24, 13 11. Good Pedagogy Big Idea Implementation Essential Question Evaluation The Challenge Documentation Guiding Questions, Activities, and Resources Reection SolutionsThursday, October 24, 13 Informative Assessment 12. Preparing for the real worldLowell astronomers will use the DCT to answer fundamental questions about our universe. In fact, some big questions for example, how our solar system formed and how dwarf galaxies evolve are only the beginning. Thursday, October 24, 13 13. Inspire CuriosityThursday, October 24, 13 14. http://p21.org Thursday, October 24, 13 15. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/05/ff_jobsessay Thursday, October 24, 13 16. Thursday, October 24, 13 17. Thursday, October 24, 13 18. http://youtu.be/jvPjWhsqPf4Thursday, October 24, 13 19. How did they do it?Thursday, October 24, 13 20. http://p21.org Thursday, October 24, 13 21. http://p21.org Thursday, October 24, 13 22. http://www.apple.com/education/challenge-based-learning/ Thursday, October 24, 13 23. http://www.bie.org/ Thursday, October 24, 13 24. http://siemensstemacademy.com Thursday, October 24, 13 25. What are some tools that might help?Thursday, October 24, 13 26. Thursday, October 24, 13 27. Foster collaborationThursday, October 24, 13 28. Thursday, October 24, 13 29. Track their progressThursday, October 24, 13 30. Thursday, October 24, 13 31. Make it authenticThursday, October 24, 13 32. Thursday, October 24, 13 33. Engage them in the processThursday, October 24, 13 34. Thursday, October 24, 13 35. http://www.wecanchange.com/middle-school/ resources/virtual-labs Thursday, October 24, 13 36. Make it social(er)Thursday, October 24, 13 37. http://www.edmodo.com Thursday, October 24, 13 38. Emphasize information literacyThursday, October 24, 13 39. http://www.agoogleaday.com Thursday, October 24, 13 40. http://www.safesearchkids.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13 41. Allow them to curateThursday, October 24, 13 42. http://www.diigo.com Thursday, October 24, 13 43. http://www.diigo.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13 44. http://www.livebinders.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13 45. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=101199 Thursday, October 24, 13 46. http://www.symbaloo.com/ Thursday, October 24, 13 47. http://www.scoop.it Thursday, October 24, 13 48. Tap into their creating mindsThursday, October 24, 13 49. Thursday, October 24, 13 50. Thursday, October 24, 13 51. http://edu.glogster.com Thursday, October 24, 13 52. Glogster EDUThursday, October 24, 13 53. Make real-world connectionsThursday, October 24, 13 54. Thursday, October 24, 13 55. http://dlc.com/DEvfts Thursday, October 24, 13 56. Thursday, October 24, 13 57. Putting It All TogetherThursday, October 24, 13 58. wecanchange.comThursday, October 24, 13 59. Elementary School Challenge Fast Facts:Open to classes, grades K-5, with one teacher/ mentor per class Teacher/mentor must register and create a class team to begin The teacher/mentor can then work with his or her class to complete the applicationThursday, October 24, 13 60. Middle School Challenge Fast Facts:Open to grades 6-8 working in teams of two to four with a teacher/mentor The teacher/mentor must register and create a team to begin Student teams can work on the Challenge application Only the teacher/mentor can submit the nal applicationThursday, October 24, 13 61. High School Challenge Fast Facts:Open to all high school students in grades 9-12 Teams will consist of two to four students (with one designated student team lead) under the guidance of a teacher/mentor The teacher/mentor must register and create a team to begin Student teams work on the Challenge application Only the designated student team lead can submit the nal application All team members must contribute to the process Thursday, October 24, 13 62. TEAM PRIZES (varies by grade band): $50,000 scholarship $10,000 U.S. Savings Bonds Discovery adventure trip Discovery school-wide assembly Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge green prize packsSCHOOL PRIZES: $5,000 grant to school to further green initiatives Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge winner bannerThursday, October 24, 13 63. FAIL = First Attempt In Learning ~2013 STEM Institute FellowThursday, October 24, 13 64. Thank you! Download this presentation:Thursday, October 24, 13