Return to: ETAP 623 Fall 2016 Taught by Byrne
This is my 5th year teaching, 3rd year full-time. I am currently a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher for Kenmore-Tonawanda USFD. This year I will be teaching 7th Grade Home and Careers, 9-12 Parenting, Foods I, and Introduction to FACS in the first semester. I hold a BS Family and Consumer Sciences from Buffalo State. I live with my husband and three children in Western NY.
Together we like riding our ATV's, boating, camping, and swimming. We love cooking and my husband and I are constantly trying new things and competing against each other with the dishes we make. We have raised pigs, chickens, goats, and a sheep. I garden and enjoy bringing fresh vegetables into my class for students to eat. I always say I have the best job in the school because I can pursue the things I love and "play" at work. We make everything from scratch including cheese, breads, yogurt, pasta, and sausage. In a few weeks we will be butchering half a pig and making sausage and bacon!
This course will examine the interconnected learning stories that are Project Based Learning. It will focus on the challenges of designing a project that promotes interaction, meaningful engagement, collaboration, and analysis to activate learning. Project Based Learning is a strategy for implementing knowledge and skills through questions, problems, and challenge based inquiry where students learn throughout, not just at the end. It is a complex process that requires a tremendous amount of planning and scaffolding of information, but pays off for student learning across multiple subjects and transferable skills.
Analysis of the Learner and Context