This past summer, a group of science teachers from northern Illinois
spent six weeks poring over student work from Japan, Germany, the
Czech Republic, and six other countries. As part of an EDC online
workshop, the Illinois teachers logged on to a website to review
student work and accompanying commentary from teachers.
Carlo, a New York seventh-grader, had composed several questions for an interview his class would conduct with a local cardiologist. He and his classmates were preparing the interview for their social studies class, but they had composed the questions in science class and role-played the interview in language arts.