Interesting idea - check out this blog post about how Disney is funding ways to help schools internationally enhance educational experiences, and bring a creative vein into the classroom:
Check out this article - it certainly seems to capture many elements of CRISPA, allowing students to engage in their learning experiences in imaginative and active ways.
"However silly or innocuous our pillaging dramatization might have been compared to a true Anglo-Saxon tribal experience, the imaginative act allowed students to experiment with the emotional intensity inherent in the text in a safe public environment."
These poems give insight into teachers and teaching through a less traditional manner; poetry. This imaginative and engaging medium may help one view education in a new light - check it out!
Interesting read - how might the concept of "unschooling" play out when thought of through the lens of CRISPA? How could parents make sure children still have a productive, enlivened educational experience outside of the traditional classroom framework? Just something to think about... http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/nature/Unschooling-The-Case-for-Setting-Your-Kids-Into-the-Wild.html
Check out this article on the four principles of student-centered learning. This concept can certainly help invigorate any classroom! http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-principles-student-centered-learning/
Interesting article... how might one's perspective on educational aims shape their thoughts about this? http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2014/08/what-kind-of-learning-environments-do-high-poverty-minority-students-deserve.html
Educators had the opportunity to see how the elements of CRISPA can be applied to an informal learning environment - the Denver Zoo! Marley Steele-Inama, Audience Research & Evaluation Manager, allowed participants to explore the zoo while keeping in mind the elements of CRISPA. Marley gave educators an inside look at how exhibits were designed to actively engage guests, encourage greater perceptivity, and build connections through experiences with the animals and environment throughout the zoo. These experiences allowed educators to see how CRISPA can be applied to an informal learning environment to enrich these unique learning opportunities.
During a trip to the Denver Art Museum, educators had the chance to see how elements of CRISPA could be used to enrich the learning experience outside the classroom. Participants had the chance to explore artwork through a new lens; literacy integration. This lens allowed for greater perceptivity of each exhibit, as participants thought carefully about the artists' process, the story the art might tell, and what feelings each piece of art might inspire. Educators also were able to actively engage in the experiences, and create their own connections to the art through these unique learning experiences.
This summer, Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher led a two-week long summer class that encouraged educators to think about how their learning experiences as students were impacted through the use of CRISPA, and to think about how they could transfer these elements to their own practice. Activities such as story telling in groups, creating human statues, and even creating their own interpretations of CRISPA for cumulative projects encouraged risk-taking and active engagement for these educators.
Use this space to add your ideas for science instruction for upper elementary school children using CRISPA as your framework. Feel free to add other science instruction ideas, or comment on this idea!
By using Oreos to demonstrate phases of the moon, children are certainly engaged in a sensory experience. Not often do children get to use their taste buds while learning - this is certainly an activity they will not soon forget! What other sensory experiences involve using students' taste buds to learn? All delicious ideas encouraged! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450711875180366652/
CRISPA is a space for educators to engage in a dialogue around the interconnectedness and creativity that can be involved in lesson planning.