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 Multiple Intelligences

 Engaged Learning



Multiple Intelligence

Grade Level:

Adult Teachers


This is a workshop that provides professional development in instructional technology and Multiple Intelligences. Teachers will meet both physically and virtually. The participants will be challenged to work in teams to develop a lesson for their discipline that reflects the Michigan Curriculum Framework, contains more than two multiple intelligences and involves than 2 uses of technology including the Internet. Teachers will make a home page as the final project that will be posted to a larger data base and shared with educators around the world. The projects will also be submitted to the "Best Practice in Technology Integration in Michigan" contest sponsored by the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators and the REMC Association of Michigan.

Learner Description/Environment:

The participants will be from many disciplines and districts. The learner is an elementary teacher who has a computer at home, comfortable with word processing and has a connection to the Internet. All participants have volunteered to attend.

Time Frame:

The series will continue for five sessions in a connected lab and four virtual classes in between. During the on-site sessions During the on-site sessions, participants will form collaborations, become familiar with Multiple Intelligences, engaged learning, the technology used for searching the WWW, chat, listservs, and making a very basic home pages. The final month they will share their lessons, post them on the Internet and submit them to the REMC "Best Practice of Technology Integration in Michigan" project. Between lab sessions, participants will meet at an assigned time in a virtual chat room. This virtual class will act as a check point for assignments and give participants time to get additional help with their lessons. When not in formal lessons, participants are expected to meet in their collaborations informally using chat rooms and e-mail.

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will participate in an on-line survey to determine their own strongest intelligence.
Participants will identify the ways that Howard Gardner's work with Multiple Intelligences impacts effective teaching.
Participants will identify those parts of the Michigan Curriculum Framework that pertains to their discipline and technology.
Participants will share ideas online and in class with others in their discipline.
Participants will develop a collaborative lesson for their discipline that includes:
Participants will

Participants will make a basic home page using Netscape Communicator.

Participants will submit their lessons to the REMC "Best Practice of Technology Integration in Michigan" contest to be included in a state data base.

Structure of the Learning


The Governor of Michigan has called for teachers to use more technology in the classroom. To help teachers to integrate technology into their lessons and coordinate the lessons with Michigan's Curriculum Framework, the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators and the REMC Association of Michigan is conducting a contest called "Best Practices of Technology Integration in Michigan. " This contest awards prizes and distributes the best lessons on a CD and on the Internet. A request was sent to all schools in Michigan requesting classroom teachers to submit their lessons which featured technology integration with the Michigan Curriculum Framework. Participants are also will include activities that address at least two of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences.

The participants in this workshop series are challenged to develop a lesson for their discipline that includes reference to the Michigan Curriculum Framework, at least two uses of technology including the Internet and incorporates strategies that address at least two of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. The final lessons will be posted on a home page which contains a database coordinating Multiple Intelligence lessons by subject. The lessons will also be submitted for consideration for the REMC "Best Practice" project which will award prizes to the winning lessons and be included on a CD that will be distributed to every school in Michigan.



Best Use of Technology:


See rubric for assessment.

Project Evaluation:

As part of registration, all participants will e-mail what they hope to gain from the class and take a survey of their technology skills. During the third session, participants will reflect on what changes are needed to accomplish their goals for the class. In the fifth and final session they will evaluate if they reached their goals and share on future needs and possible changes in the course. They will also re-take the survey that they completed as part of registration to find if they have new technology skills.

Alignment with Standards:

Since each teacher develops a lesson appropriate for his or her discipline, it is the responsibility of each participant to find the reference in The Michigan Curriculum Framework that matches their lesson.

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.
Funded by the Governor's NextDay Grant and Supported by The College of Education, Western Michigan University and WayneRESA.

Author(s): Eileen Heasley (eheasley@home.com);Claretta Green (claretta_green@dpsnet.detpub.k12.mi.us); Sherri Johnson (slynnj@ix.netcom.com)
School: Detroit Public Schools. Detroit, Michigan
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: October 13, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/multiple/present.html