Gold Seal Lessons
The Successful Practices Network is committed to incorporating rigor and relevance into classroom instruction. This strong focusis built on the understanding that when a rigorous curriculum is tied to real-world application, students are more motivated to learn and therefore develop a deeper understanding of the content, which leads to greater retention of the information over time. SPN in partnership with educators across the country develop model lessons that reflect this pedagogy.
Each lesson is designed to teach to specific standards/benchmarks/objectives and centered around a highly motivating theme, activity, or project. Lessons are typically multidisciplinary and deal with real-world situations or problems. Additionally, Gold Seal Lessons should challenge students to learn and perform in a variety of different ways. They may be asked to research, write, compute, model, demonstrate, build, survey, or report in a variety of academic, technical, work, or community environments.
Members can search, access, and download approximately 2000 Gold Seal Lessons. Lessons are searchable by content area, grade level, standards, and keywords.
- Gold Seal Lessons provide teachers model, proven lessons ranging from one day to three weeks that they can implement
- Because the lessons are aligned to standards, teachers can access alternative methods for teaching and assessing topics that they have identified as needing improvement in their own teaching
- Teachers seeking to improve their students’ engagement find examples of relevant activities
- Members are able to share Gold Seal Lessons with colleagues online through the network
Please note, by submitting a lesson to the Network for editing and inclusion in the database of Gold Seal Lessons the author grants consent that the lesson may be used by the Successful Practices Network. As such, the Successful Practices Network may distribute, repurpose, sell or reproduce lessons to fit the needs of the organization at present or in the future.
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Students will work in small groups to construct and analyze paper airplanes to discover what – if anything – they have in common with the way real planes work. Students will be assigned specific roles as a “flight crew” member and be responsible for fulfilling those specific duties. They will summarize their findings in writing as they answer the focus question: How is the construction of a paper airplane connected to the mechanics of a real airplane?
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