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Wednesday, August 4 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Workshop 3B: Keeping it Real, Keeping them Engaged: Designing Phenomena-Based Curriculum.

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How can we design learning experiences that capture 'right-now" and fully motivate our modern students?   Our experience with the pandemic has sharpened the focus on motivation and meaning in curriculum planning.   To truly make learning personalized should emerge directly from the student's life, in short, it is phenomena-based.  Whether a student's point of fascination is personal, stems from a local problem, or is a current global issue, motivation increases proportionally to relevance and real-world connections. In this forward looking keynote,  Dr. Jacobs will lay out a fresh and practical approach to designing  phenomena-based curriculum quests into your units of study, programs, lesson plans whether virtual or on-site to ignite your students.  

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Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Author, Curriculum Designers Group
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, EdD, helps educators make the transition from antiquated classroom practices to engaging innovative learning environments, and her model for curriculum mapping is used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is the author of thirteen books, journal articles, online media... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
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