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07/04/20

Weekly challenge update- some fantastic creations from our culinary challenge last week. Well done! Good luck with this weeks languages challenge https://t.co/obphbOkm5q

04/04/20

2/2 We would love to see any photos of you attempting the weekly challenge or any other creative task that you are proud to have undertaken on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter. Stay safe

04/04/20

1/2 This week's MPS challenge is related to languages. You need to select a language of your choice that you have not studied before and learn how to introduce yourself and share one interesting fact about yourself. Make sure you practice with your parents!

02/04/20

Feeling concerned or anxious? Why not chat it through with some professionals https://t.co/71S2G7pznk

01/04/20

Looks good Bailey, well done on your creation. Hope it tasted as good as it looks! Tough times but stay positive

31/03/20

More creative work at MPS today! https://t.co/0A4BfExk1R

31/03/20

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2/2 We would love to see any photos of you attempting the weekly challenge or any other creative task you are proud to have undertaken on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter

31/03/20

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1/2 Weekly challenge - a culinary one. Using only 5 ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboards create a starter or dessert of your choice.

29/03/20

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Lead Teacher of Mathematics https://t.co/YFn7smZKyE

29/03/20

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Teacher of Science https://t.co/lIoRxDUPOD

27/03/20

2/2 We would love to see any photos of you attempting the weekly challenge or any other creative task you are proud to have undertaken on our official school twitter account. Please tag when posting on twitter

27/03/20

1/2 Weekly challenge - a culinary one. Using only 5 ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboards create a starter or dessert of your choice.

26/03/20

Great work Bailey, keep up it!

26/03/20

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Posters made by students to brighten up the community 🌈 https://t.co/lgRc37QwA9

23/03/20

We are prepared to provide basic childcare to support our young people who have key worker parents/EHCP/vulnerable. We do insist all parents only send their child to school if this is a last resort As directed by the government. If they can, they should stay safe at home https://t.co/a6IrIG4lkO

20/03/20

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Want to be part of something special? Merstham Park School is GROWING, and we are interested in hearing from you. Click below to see these vacancies in more detail on our Career Site https://t.co/2i83hCxufw https://t.co/lo6s0cOcMW

20/03/20

We are open as usual today (Friday 20 March) and will continue to follow the latest guidance on Coronavirus. We will however, be closed from Monday for all students who are not deemed as vulnerable or whose parents are not key workers

18/03/20

Teacher of Science https://t.co/lIoRxDUPOD

18/03/20

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages https://t.co/1bqSzoPwlP

18/03/20

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages https://t.co/mndAko3kan

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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.