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Organizing Curriculum Around Big Questions

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How big questions engage and motivate students who have grown up digitally

Posted: June, 2010

Run Time: 5:17

Jim Burke shares how a question-driven classroom engages adolescents of the digital age inside school by tapping into the same kinds of self-motivated explorations that they conduct via digital media in their outside-school lives.

Integrating standards, differentiation, and engagement by designing curriculum around big questions.

Posted: June, 2010

Run Time: 4:06

Jim Burke shares how, by organizing teaching around big questions, he’s able to create curricular cohesion and avoid fragmentation by folding together skills, core content, and standards in a meaningful context that engages students of varying levels…even second-semester seniors.

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