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The 5-E Method: Enhancing Education Bethany Birch Bethany.birch@gmail.com Navasota High School 我听见 我忘记 我看见 我记住 我做 我了解 Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I'll understand. What is 5-E? A method of teaching suitable for people of all ages that builds on previous learning. What is 5-E? Engage: Get the student interested in topic Explore: Students to look into the concept Explain: Students explain what have learned Elaborate: More information is given, Evaluate: students can practice their skills Assessment of understanding by student and teacher What is “Engage”? Get the students involved and interested in the topic. Help the students understand why the information is useful. Do these students look engaged? This is NOT Engaging http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z mxpftPFXZg&feature=related Engaging 5-E -Think of a time you have been very bored in class. Was there anything special about that class? Can you even remember a specific day in that class? Did you learn anything? How do we “Engage”? At the beginning of the lesson SHOW something interesting. Connect past learning to the current lesson. Come up with some activities that grab students attention (class discussion, group work, etc…) QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. What is “Explore”? This phase lets students experience and research so they learn the concepts and skills. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Quic kTime™ and a TIFF ( Unc ompres s ed) dec ompr es sor are needed to s ee this pic ture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. How do we “Explore”? There are many ways to let students explore. Computer labs, articles, videos, gallery walks, learning stations and research posters are some great tools. What is “Explain” Students put what they have learned into their own words. (internalization) Students learn vocabulary associated with lesson. How do we “Explain”? Worksheets Projects that target vocabulary Posters Reports Presentations Digital storytelling QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. What is “Elaborate” Allows students to practice their new skills through new experiences. Let’s students develop a deeper and broader understanding of concepts. How do we “Elaborate”? Ask follow up questions Broaden the scope Show more applications Practice target skills What is “Evaluate” Allows both the teacher and the student to assess understanding and learning Should encompass key concepts. How do we “Evaluate”? There are many ways to evaluate learning. Tests, quizzes, and exams Poster, papers, and presentations Games are useful for informal evaluations QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. 5-E summary Engage: Get them interested Explore: Get them looking Explain: Get them saying Elaborate: Get them practicing Evaluate: Get them tested! Questions? Break up into groups In each group use the provided hand out to come up with a 1 class lesson plan using the 5-E model. Group 1- How Chinese characters work Group 2- Who was Confucius? Group 3- China’s rivers Group 4- How to greet people in Chinese.