Workshops for 2015-2016

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The Great Report

This workshop can be a full day exploring the power of the five pillars outlined in Jamie's book, The Great Report, or it can be a 90 minute overview of the main ideas.

The Great Report

  • Creates something new
  • Grapples with a big challenge
  • Explores the unknown
  • Shares insights and understandings that are perceptive and original
  • Awakens curiosity
  • Entertains, delights and illuminates

The five pillars of greatness
Pillar #1 - Curiosity
Pillar #2 - Mystery
Pillar #3 - Challenge
Pillar #4 - Novelty
Pillar #5 - Delight

Did Curiosity Kill the Cat?

This is a 60-90 minute workshop summarizing and illustrating the importance of curiosity when motivating students to create Great Reports. Jamie explains how four different types of curiosity come into play and how teachers may nurture and inspire the growth or awakening of curiosity in their students.

The Importance of Mystery

This is a 60-90 minute workshop summarizing and illustrating the importance of mystery when motivating students to create Great Reports. Jamie explains how teachers may help students to find the puzzles, mysteries, conundrums and issues embedded in the curriulum.

Assessing the Quality of Student Research,
Thinking and Presenting

This is a 60-90 minute workshop that outlines the strategies and rubrics that teachers may use along with students to make sure high standards are set for the research, thinking and presenting students will do while creating Great Reports.

 


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