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19/10/18

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Well done to Mrs Harkness for organising and leading a fantastic trip! Thank you on behalf of our students. https://t.co/zri0KcoPLv

19/10/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students from enjoying an excellent talk today. Great cultural experience for our students. https://t.co/DbVzJRZfSf

19/10/18

We are so proud of all our children for representing us all with so much pride! Lovely comments received from the gallery staff and members of the public. 👏👏 https://t.co/D4W8TG1LvG

16/10/18

Great to see - nice that Dad is supervising the process! https://t.co/QiiwDUZ3AX

08/10/18

Retweeted From GLF Teaching School

Are you an experienced teaching School Assistant? Why not become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and achieve the HLTA accreditation? All information is available via https://t.co/IV4qcDllY7 or email cpdtraining.org https://t.co/mvuaExMGiB

08/10/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students today working together to calculate grid references using OS Maps. "School is so fun" I heard a student say at the end of the lesson. https://t.co/iK4QBZ6bRa

05/10/18

Just some of the images taken as part of our Performing Arts Open Evening. https://t.co/bePxPaeCL3

05/10/18

Looking to support our local community, please do look at what these organisations could offer you. https://t.co/c94GgcNt5l

04/10/18

It was fantastic to see our lovely Food Technology room being used! Developing healthy lifestyle choices. https://t.co/Ei7dZmbMZC

04/10/18

Retweeted From Kat Cole

Finally, a teaching advert that get it right. As my maths teacher once told me "I don't know why people aren't queueing up to be teachers". Best job in the world. https://t.co/1HwxhRtH9A

04/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Pleasure! It was a lovely evening with fantastic dedicated staff and students https://t.co/6DFb1AEoY1

04/10/18

Retweeted From Longford Park School

Amazing results!! Well done to the team and to the students who have benefitted from this teaching method! 😊 https://t.co/P6pcadHQLw

03/10/18

Thank you to all our wonderful students who assisted with the running of our first Open Evening. Lots of positive feedback on how well you represented our school 👏 https://t.co/VBQ2fDTqxE

29/09/18

Retweeted From LKStrachan

Lovely feedback from our students at the end of Week 3! https://t.co/TGSjUEaLL9

28/09/18

Postcards home - our students celebrating their start to life at MPS. https://t.co/8NtjBrXNnz

28/09/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Loving working . Come and see what a great team we have. https://t.co/pZeJf4ESMk

21/09/18

We are proud to be promoting our ‘High 5ive’ values with our community. https://t.co/rY9KxHQK6g

21/09/18

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

Looking forward to showing prospective families around our new school in the coming weeks. https://t.co/ZNtVCTPKlT

19/09/18

Looking forward to showing prospective families around our new school in the coming weeks. https://t.co/ZNtVCTPKlT

19/09/18

Great for MPS students to visit the Merstham Hub and use the community Library. https://t.co/xMLOclQzEc

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Why Integrated Teaching Projects?

Integrated Teaching Projects (ITPs) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. In ITP, students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds, and provides real-world relevance for learning.

After completing a project students remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Because of this, students who gain content knowledge with ITP are better able to apply what they know and can do to new situations.

In the 21st century, workplace success requires more than basic knowledge and skills. In ITP, students not only understand content more comprehensively but also learn how to take responsibility and build confidence, solve problems, work collaboratively, communicate ideas and be creative innovators.

It is essential that all projects have a real outcome and a real audience. When students know that the work they are creating in a project will be displayed publicly, this changes the nature of the project from the moment they start working - because they know they will need to literally ‘stand by’ their work, under scrutiny and questioning from family, friends, and community members.

This inspires a level of ambition and commitment much greater than is fuelled by the incentive of ‘getting good marks.’ In addition, students’ families, as well as other people from the local community, get to see what is going on in the school, providing an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the school and our community.

 

Essential Elements of ITP include:

  • Significant Content - At its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subjects.
  • 21st century competencies - Students build competencies valuable for today’s world, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation, which are explicitly taught and assessed.
  • In-Depth Inquiry - Students are engaged in an extended, rigorous process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers.
  • Driving Question - Project work is focused by an open-ended question that students understand and find intriguing, which captures their task or frames their exploration.
  • Need to Know - Students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the ‘Driving Question’ and create project products, beginning with an Entry Event that generates interest and curiosity.
  • Voice and Choice - Students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.
  • Critique and Revision - The project includes processes for students to give and receive feedback on the quality of their work, leading them to make revisions or conduct further inquiry.
  • Public Audience - Students present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.