Computers & Technology


Spotlight on Inquiry-Based Media Projects with Purpose and Pizzazz

Friday, November 10
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: 201 A

Looking for ways to ignite passion and uncover creativity in your gifted students? Projects and products featured in this session have been GT classroom-tested to spark student learning through the use of technology, inquiry, conceptual thinking, and interdisciplinary connections – all while integrating academic standards. See how performance-based assessments that incorporate technology will engage and challenge your GT students. Learn how to launch a mini media production lab with available technology and a little change in mindset. Lesson templates, performance-based rubrics, and accompanying standards are shared. Student products, projects, and perspectives are highlighted.

Monica L. Plantan

Instructor - Gifted and Talented Licensure
Ball State University

Monica Plantan is an instructor in the Gifted and Talented Licensure series at Ball State University, writes curriculum for high ability learners through the Indiana Department of Education, and serves as Vice President of the Indiana Association for Gifted Children. Formerly she was a classroom teacher for 32 years in three states with experience at all grade levels, most recently teaching high ability middle school students in Indiana for 20 years. She has presented at local, state, and national education conferences, believing that, through collaboration, teachers can best facilitate and transform student learning.


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