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Rigor/Relevance Framework Quad A, B, C, D

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Is anyone familiar with the book, Moving Beyond Quadrant A: Developing rigor, relevance, and learner engagement in your classroom by Bernadette Lambert?

Our school is involved in a SCALE UP program (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies). Lessons are designed using the framework mentioned in the above book. Wondering if anyone has designed lessons using this or has resources to help with these types of lessons for elementary students. Lots of student led activities, discussion, and teaching going on.

Would like to hear how others feel about this idea. It is hard to find info on this for first grade.

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2 months ago
I am not familiar with this book, but would love to know more about Scale-Up. Why did your school decide to use this and how was it introduced? I am going to check out the book as well! Thanks for the post and sorry I could not be of more help.
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It was something introduced in our parish (Louisiana). Our administrator decided to implement with the agreement of our staff. Teachers work together in grade levels as well as together to discuss how a lesson will look. In our school (K-2nd) students participate in a unit. For example: our first graders learned about plants, each class planted a row in a garden, they took care of it, watered it, then the scale up classrooms (2) kept a chart of how often/many birds they saw in the garden daily. They were asked to come up with ways they could get rid of the birds. After discussing in small groups, the students decided to make scarecrows and items that would move in the wind to frighten the birds away. They were responsible for bringing items to school to make what their group decided. It was pretty amazing to see it come together. All student led.

Our 2nd graders did an economic unit. They designed their own products, made the products, decided how to promote them, and made a commercial (iPad)

Kindergarten turned their rooms into animal habitats. They had to research and design the habitat, then create it (life size, I might add), and were given a dollar amount to spend on items for the habitat....needing to have money left over to buy food to display in the area on presentation day. These are just a few examples of lessons they participated in.

It is hard to find info on this but you can google Scale-Up and find some articles on it. I was just wondering if anyone else out there had experience with designing lessons like these. It is more than just a "project".
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