Developing and implementing my imagine it was a life changing experience for both my students and myself. After implementing my imagine-it, three times this year in my classroom, I witnessed a change in my students and their ability to apply skills and understanding to real world experiences. Students were more engaged, focused and confident about their ability to complete. The tasks and were not afraid to ask questions when they did not know or understand. These are the behaviors I have always wanted to see in my classroom. After seeing some changes in my students following the first implementation of my imagine-it, I spoke with several of my colleagues and they have always planned their units in this way.” Others wanted to know how to find the time to do this kind of planning.” Still others said they were open to trying something new. By the time I finished my second imagine-it, four of my colleagues were working on creating STEAM lessons to finish up the final quarter of school. Two of them have launched their STEAM unit and it is going well. My students, there were mixed feeling about the approach. Most of the students liked the units and said they liked working that way because they had and opportunity to bounce their thinking off of the classmates or just talk through their thinking out loud. Others said, they didn’t like that they had to work with others but the units were great. These results have led me to begin planning for next school year. I am planning to align my math units with science. The curriculum that we are using has some science lessons included with it and we are now attempting to dig deeper into the science content.
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