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Presenter: Miriam Bogler, Project Pals
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2B, 2C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3B, 3C; Learning Environment 4A, 4D; Data-Driven Practice 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D; NGSS Science and Engineering Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Are you looking to strengthen your students’ decision-making and collaboration skills?  In this informative one-hour course from Project Pals, Miriam Bogler takes you on a step-by-step journey through The Ants Project. Once you have completed this session, you’ll understand how to implement and manage group projects in Project Pals.

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The Ants Project requires students to carry out in-depth research and individual tasks within a group. Each student is assigned different tasks, and they collaborate to create the final product. This course is designed specifically for students in second to fifth grade, and it covers different standards depending on the grade level.

Students will demonstrate critical thinking and collaboration skills throughout the information-gathering portion of the project. Upon completion, the group will discuss their thoughts and write a persuasive letter detailing whether or not they think the type of ants they studied should be protected or controlled. The stance they choose must be justified with evidence-based research.

This session works in accordance with the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) for The Ants Project in Primary K-5. 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.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to implement The Ants Project in Project Pals
  • How to manage and delegate tasks among students
  • How to promote student collaboration
  • How to track analytics on students’ contributions
  • How to engage students with thoughtful questions and experiments

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. 

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