This interactive, two-part activity and discussion helps to lay the foundation for deeper thinking about these ideas later on.
Watch the video above to get an overview, and use the detailed lesson plan below to lead this professional development activity for your team of educators.
Beware these three types of faulty transitions: Andrew Dlugan is the editor and founder of Six Minutes.
The first step in preparing to use the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs) is to become familiar with what they are and how they are defined.
This activity is a basic introduction to the names of the seven CCCs and an opportunity to start learning what they mean and how content might be sorted among them.
"[Nerd speed dating] really started because people at our shows kept asking me every night if I knew anyone at the show who was single," says Nerd Nite NYC "Boss," Matt Wasowski.
"After happening about four or five times, I realize this could be a real thing.
Following this reasoning, the braniacs behind the international monthly geekfest Nerd Nite created their own form of nerd speed dating to help the shy and socially-awkward among our ranks put their best brains forward in a setting that celebrates cerebral attributions.
Started at Nerd Nite New York in 2006, the popular mixers have become a monthly staple at a third of the 30 Nerd Nite sites around the world.
But for those who have participated in one of these events, you can attest that you're far more likely to find normal people like yourself, sick of waiting around for "the one" to come along, and willing to get creative in their dating approaches.
It's especially helpful when the speed-dating event is themed as to unite everyone with common talking points with potential dates.
The first step in preparing to use the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs) is simply to become familiar with what they are and how they are defined.
This will lay the foundation for deeper thinking about these ideas later on.
For example, one type of transition highlights the contrast between two different ideas. For each type, we list just a few of the possible words and phrases. When executed well, speech transitions help make a speech understandable.