Wednesday, October 28
10:40 AM-11:05 AM
Room 5

Designing High-Quality Choice Boards for Student-Centered Explorations of Content

Best Practices or Demo Teaching ID: 58116
  1. aaa
    Torrey Trust
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
  2. Robert Maloy
    University of Massachusetts Amherst

Abstract: With the shift to “emergency remote teaching” (Hodges, et al., 2020) due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, educators scrambled to figure out how to use technology in creative ways to support student learning at a distance (Trust & Whalen, 2020). In this session, we will demonstrate how to design learner-centered Choice Boards that engage students in interactive explorations of curriculum topics and themes. In this session, we will discuss how we designed a series of social studies Choice Boards, including the Election 2020 (, Youth Activists and Change Makers (, and Black Lives Matter: Historical Explorations for Students and Teachers ( Choice Boards, that offer students autonomous self-directed learning opportunities to support their ability to connect historical and current events.

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