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16/06/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students presented their original ideas for saving water to this week. Their ITP Project involved research, original data collection, team work, creative thinking, and presentation skills. A selection of their ideas are attached. https://t.co/5tpUCZGb3y

14/06/19

Well done Mrs Cole 👏🎉 MPS are very proud of you 😊 https://t.co/H3Aiw8nLbL

13/06/19

Thank you for teaching us such fun skills. https://t.co/gME9fRRmFw

13/06/19

Lots of fun taking place today as part of our Arts at MPS. https://t.co/gd33qiiAEn

11/06/19

Amazed... the quality of work in the Art department at MPS in brilliant. 👏👏👏 to our students and their fab teacher Mrs Harkness https://t.co/xea0JH0A7O

06/06/19

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28/05/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

I am so proud of the fantastic work of our students within the Arts! Keep up the great work Mrs Harkness in helping all of our children reach beyond what they thought was possible. https://t.co/oRB38wCYfU

28/05/19

The Arts are truly valued at Merstham Park - these images just show a small element of the skill development of our wonderful Year 7 students. https://t.co/8TE3NWrpxe

26/05/19

Have a wonderful 104th birthday Sir! https://t.co/1bXHi7W221

24/05/19

Interesting comments about the success of project based learning at School 21 - sounds like our ITP! https://t.co/jPpoYzjWPM

24/05/19

Retweeted From Schools Week

Well that's a set-bacc: Ministers face renewed calls to review the EBacc after three of their claims about it are debunked https://t.co/VBX9Ry36U7

24/05/19

Hi Frank - these would be great. Perhaps you could send us contact details?

21/05/19

Great to see so many wonderful entries from our Year 7s. 👍 https://t.co/q0IeKNwxAy

19/05/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

KS2 teacher required in Redhill for September 2019. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and caring two form entry school, currently on an exciting journey of improvement. Full time, permanent and MPR. https://t.co/UT5VLTwPFj https://t.co/iO5K8zn8Pb

10/05/19

Lovely for our students to be providing a love and joy for the Arts with the local elderly home. https://t.co/Up53lpIotB

06/05/19

We look forward to showing you around our school and seeing our excellent relationships, care and guidance for our children. https://t.co/ofFcILXfj6

22/04/19

Looking forward to our third term tomorrow- don’t be late! https://t.co/gnq1hwMUvm

22/04/19

We hope that all our wonderful students have had a great break and are looking forward to starting school tomorrow? Just remember to park and stride or you helmet with the bike of a scooter! !

16/04/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teacher of Technology required for brand new six-form entry secondary school in Mersham - The successful candidate will ensure that Technology has a high profile across the School through offering vibrant and exciting learning opportunities https://t.co/7mrCS2cii9 https://t.co/lJyzxPBpvN

09/04/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

If the BBC2 Documentary "School" proved anything, I believe it's that as a profession, it's time we start better supporting those that lead our schools... https://t.co/uAy8FeG1fq

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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.