ED*440: Learning & Teaching in the Elementary Classroom
Learning Artifact: Chapter Project
About the Learning Artifact
This course taught MAT students like myself about not only the variety of multiple intelligences (MIs) students can possess and how they are taught, but also the characteristics of each age group and how they can be taught appropriately. What we learned in this course complimented all the high-leverage teaching practices we were taught in our field study seminars and helped us to learn how to differentiate for particular age groups and students with varying MIs.
The learning artifact that I chose to display below is my group's chapte project. Students were split evenly into different groups to cover each of the age groups covered in Chip Wood's book Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages. Our group was assigned to create a summative presentation on nine-year-olds, including their common behaviors and characteristics, how they are best taught, and an appropriate teaching/learning activity to give to them according to their nature. The learning activity we decided to do with them was a jeopardy game covering each core subject area. They are very competitive in nature, so this game will be very appealing to them and be used as an effective, summative assessment. The PowerPoint learning artifact covering our information all about nine-year-olds can be found below.