in the Eyes of Teachers
A natural component of the regional teacher training sessions this year is becoming aquainted with the new curriculum. With this in mind, we constructed a workshop for a hetrogeneous audience comprised of teachers who knew the curriculum well, those who were vaguely familiar with it and those who were being introduced to it for the first time.
We used an activity that had been jointly created by Gail Mann, Lynn Timna, Gaby Shoshani and Miriam Melamed as a follow-up to a PowerPoint presentation of the organization of the new curriculum (The New Curriculum - An Analogy).
After watching the Powerpoint presentation,
the teachers divided up into groups and chose one of the following options:
The groups were supplied with transparencies,
marking pens, construction paper etc. and after approximately forty five
minutes of creative and intellectual musings, each group presented their
finished product. Below are just a few of the excellent presentations prepared
by teachers in two different workshops:
Please note: the examples included were
chosen because it was possible to format them for the internet, many other
terrific ideas could not be displayed.