Criteria for Exemplar Analog Lessons
- Does not require internet access, computer devices, or cable TV
- May use communications or access by telephone, texting, local radio, or local TV
- Identifies and builds knowledge in at least one Minnesota content area benchmark.
- Students increase skill in at least one or more Nature of Science and Engineering benchmark, inquiry/engineering skill, or Science and Engineering Practice
- Reasoning above Depth of Knowledge 1 (simple recall)
- It can be implemented with materials available at home or in the nearby outdoor environment.
- No need to go out and purchase in the store.
- Materials could be supplied by the school or other means for all students that do not have them.
- Requires minimal supervision by adults or older youth (This is grade dependent.)
- Safety concerns are addressed and accommodated
Exemplary Characteristics (lessons must meet one or more - the more the better)
- Integrates more than one 2009 standard area or content area (e.g. literacy) so that students increase knowledge or skill in each of the integrated areas.
- Uses a phenomena approach with students asking questions and working to provide explanations
- Has students provide evidence and reasoning for their thinking
- Supports differentiation for student needs (languages, abilities, extension)
- Promotes collaboration among students
- Promotes communication and updates with the teacher
- Use of science notebooks rather than worksheets
- Relevant/Applicable to student lives/interests
- Project-based and manageable with minimal directions in order to promote individual questioning, creativity, problem-solving and decision making