Connect Extend Challenge : Pictures of Practice
What does the routine look like in action?

 

 

 

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Susan Loban, grade 5, International School of Amsterdam

Susan Loban's class has been studying migration for eight weeks and students have made art installations that reflect their understanding of the topic so far. They use the Connect Extend Challenge routine to share the projects and discuss the thinking be. The routine helps the students make connections to their original ideas about migration and think about how their ideas have changed, or extended. It helps to uncover some questions and puzzles about the topic that are still challenging students, and that can be investigated during the final weeks of their study.

 

 
 

 

 

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Mark Church, grade 6, International School of Amsterdam

Mark Church's social studies class recently viewed a video as part of their study on the origins of human society. Students used the Connect Extend Challenge routine to share and discuss their ideas about the video. In small groups they identified connections to things they had already been thinking about and discussed how their ideas about early humans have changed, or extended, in new directions. The routine helps to uncover some questions and puzzles about the topic that are still challenging or puzzling students. In the final weeks of their study, the class investigated these issues.