This session works in accordance with the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) Animal Nation for Primary K-2. It allows students to work with advanced content and processes through a discipline-based research model. The project is completed by a combination of group and independent research to fulfill state standards.
The Animal Nation project allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills about their chosen topic. Students will work together and independently to synthesize their learning and develop a product at the end. Once you have completed this course, you’ll be able to customize the Animal Nation project tailored for the specific needs and goals of your students.
In this 1-hour course, you will learn:
- Phase 1: Encompassing learning experiences
- Phase 2: Detailing the independent research process
- How to implement Animal Nation in Project Pals
- How to map and manage the project
- How to promote student collaboration
Miriam is a former technology teacher and an instructional technology professional with over twenty years of experience. Miriam has a Practical Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Beer-Sheva Practical Engineering College in Israel, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and a master’s degree in Educational Technology Leaderships from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Miriam worked as a computer teacher and tech coordinator at several Southern California private and public schools. Miriam’s professional experiences include teaching computer science to students grades K-12, the establishment of a successful after-school technology program, the implementation of a technology school plan, and the creation of instructional materials for teachers to conceptualize, plan and execute projects utilizing technology. In 2002, Miriam established Apollo’s Vision Computer Clubs, a technology-based after school educational club, that provided cutting-edge robotics classes to students in public schools in the greater Los Angeles area. Miriam is now the founder & CEO of Project Pals, an all-in-one project management platform for collaborative and project-based learning. Project Pals is the evolution and culmination of Miriam’s extensive experience utilizing technology to develop 21st century skills.