Climate Change Authentic Learning : Climate Change Authentic Learning By Taylah Holsgrove, Jacey Long, Sofiya Sam and Lauren Treloar. Introduction: Introduction Outline of what is covered in the Wiki: Project Plan: What the teacher is could teach to his/her students. Teacher Resources: Such as lessons, content links, assessments, Australian Curriculum links and relevant teaching standards. Student Resources: W orksheets, activities, video resources, assessment rubrics What is it? : What is it? Our wiki page is about Climate Change using the concept of Authentic Learning. This site is for both students and teachers with resources and videos that relate to the topic of climate change. Our group members include: Sofiya Sam, Lauren Treloar, Taylah Holsgrove and Jacey Long. Why we decided to create a wiki about climate change? The environment is incredibly important to us, because its our only home and non of us are too keen to live on mars. https ://sites.google.com/site/climatechangeauthenticlearning / What is Climate Change?: What is Climate Change? Climate change is known as the increase of average temperature. It is a global issue that affects us all. It has the potential to adversely affect our environment, our communities and economy. To help reduce climate change, we need to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts. What is Authentic Teaching?: What is Authentic Teaching? Authentic learning is real life learning. It is a style of learning that encourages students to create a tangible, useful product to be shared with their world. They’re tasks that provide the learner with opportunities within the real world. It is to help students understand and learn about real life issues that not only affect them, but other people too. Curriculum Links: Curriculum Links The Australian Curriculum states that Year 7 students are required to have an understanding of the subjects science, society and environment and English. Science- Understanding about how the earth works and how it can be affected by human activity. Students are required to have an understanding of biological, nature and development science and questioning and predicting etc. http:// www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/Curriculum/F-10#level7 Society and environment- environmental factors that have affected all parts of the world, from past to present. http:// www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/humanitiesandsocialsciences/geography/Curriculum/F-10 English- students need to be able to use language, literacy and literature when doing their assignments on climate change, including verbal and written language. http :// www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/english/Curriculum/F-10#level7 Our lesson plan is aimed at Year 7 students, who will be learning about climate change over a three to four week period with an assessment at the end to see whether on not the student/s have achieved the learning goals required of the Australian curriculum of Education. https://sites.google.com/site/climatechangeauthenticlearning / Teacher Resources: Teacher Resources The teaching resources that are included in our wiki are: Jan Herrington’s Authentic Learning Resource, a webpage dedicated to enhancing a teacher’s ability to facilitate effective learning. The Australian Curriculum Council teaching and assessment resources, the achievement standards that are required for each year level, the required goals the teacher must provide for her students. This page is dedicated to teachers who want to encourage their students to learn about climate change, so that they have an understanding of what they are going to teach their students. T he AITSL (teacher’s standards) states in standard 2.1, teachers must know the content and how to teach it. http :// www.aitsl.edu.au/australian-professional-standards-for-teachers/standards/list Student Resources : Student Resources Our student resources include a carefully selected range of online activities including YouTube videos, online activities (games and quizzes) and links to help students gather information for their 4 week research group assignment. We aim to get children to be more aware of what's going on in the world and to understand the impacts of climate change and therefore, be able to take action! https://sites.google.com/site/climatechangeauthenticlearning / How Our Group Worked Together To Create The Wiki: How Our Group Worked Together To Create The Wiki The most important part of a successful group is “communication”. How our group did this was by: Facebook chats Mobile phone- texting and calling Emailing each other resources Group meeting at University- times which suited each member If we were not able to get in contact with one member, we would contact another. How our Grouped Helped One Another : How our Grouped Helped One Another If one group member had trouble understanding something or if it didn't make sense to them, we would help that group member by sending them google documents to explain what they need to do so that they have a better understanding, or if we had to show them how to edit the wiki from remote locations (That part was quite tricky), especially gaining access to the wiki and having permission to edit it. How we improved our Wiki using the peer reviews: How we improved our Wiki using the peer reviews After other group/s had reviewed our Wiki and gave us feedback on what needs improvement, which was mainly the narration. The group took action by: Reflecting on the given feedback from the other group we were pleased by the good and excellent ratings for most of the criteria. The minor faults of this PowerPoint narration have been addressed. We accepted the criticisms of the YouTube video, but a lack of time meant that we could not address these. Perhaps, a further refinement of the resources would allow this to happen. Have fun exploring our Wiki!!!: Have fun exploring our Wiki!!!