January 3, 2018
Competency Based Learning - food for thought as we begin our day
- Sharing of what PBL projects or Portfolio developoment have taken place since Krista and I were with you
- Sharing of assessment resources used in the classes to promote mastery over grades
- Continuation of rubric development for projects, portfolios, and tasks
- Your accomplishments from the reflection
- Sharing of advisory work and what is occurring in the advisory times
- Development of choice or menu boards to give students choice and voice in the learning.
- What have you already been doing? What has worked and what is still a struggle?
- Josh's Assistance with Menus and Choice Boards
- Choice Boards
- Math Flexible Curriculum Matrix
- Viewing the Matrix Example
- Creating a Choice board using the Evolution Matrix
- Dare to Differentiate with Choice Boards
- Time to create a choice board for the next unit.
- Reflection on the work in the Dupree Folder
August 31, 2017
Agenda: Authentic Assessment for Authentic Learning
- Project Based Learning Assessment
- Peer Teaching
- Performance Tasks
- Student Self-Assessment
- Instructional Strategies that lead to good formative assessment practices:
- Rubric Tools and Resources
- Student self-assessment
August 18, 2017
What does authentic learning look like?
Authentic Learning topics:
- Project Based Learning
- Objective Development – Student Project Development
Development time and share out
What would authentic assessment look like for your authentic learning?
- Peer Teaching
- Performance Tasks
Assessment Ideas – More to come August 31
What does authentic learning look like? Chalk Talk - small group, whole group
Authentic Learning Topics - Project Based Learning
Explore the following Project Based Learning project resources. Select one that interests you and use the Essential Project Design Checklist to evaluate the project. Be prepared to share with your table.
- Sample: Harrisburg South Trying to Help Clean Oceans
- BIE: Existing Project Search Function
- BIE: PBLU
- BIE: Planning forms and sample projects
- Life Practice PBL Cards (free sample cards)
- Essential Project Design Checklist (pdf)
Google Drive Examples:
- English: Seminar: From Fiction to Facts of Life | Project: “Free” to Explore the World?
- Biology: Seminar: Formation of Polymers | Project: What is SAD About Your Food
- Algebra:Seminar: Graphing Linear Equations | Project: Airline Travel
- Nonfiction Literature: Seminar: Boko Haram | Project: Human Rights
- Elem ELA: Seminar Say’s Who? Point of View | Analyzing Point of View in the Media
- ELEM SS: Seminar: Regions, What Holds Them Together? | Project: GPS - Can We Trust It?
Planning the Hook
Do: Fill out Hook Activity on Chart paper/ Collaborative Planning Guide
Next Steps: Planning Document Initiation (calendar/project design guide)
- Calendar Planning Document (pdf)
- Project design overview planning guide (pdf)
- Sample Completed Project design form (pdf)
- Student Handouts
- Teacher PBL Rubric
- Student PBL Rubrics
Additional Project Based Resources
May 19, 2017
- Updates on Learner Agency and Evolution Matrices
- Defining Mastery
- Marking and Grading Practice Discussion
- Revisit Your Goals
- Set 2017-2018 Goals
Fish Bowl with a Twist - Grading Practices
Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments - By Sydney Johnson-May 16, 2017
- What are points that made you cringe and why?
- What are points that made you hopeful and why?
- How can this work in Dupree?
Mastery is.... My students are literate in my subject when they........
- Rick Wormeli - Defining Mastery
- PDF - Read pages 10-12
- What is Dupree's Mastery Definition?
- PDF - Read pages 13-17
- What are teachers in the Field saying about Mastery and Assessment?
- A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts
- Mastery Transcript Consortium
- What are you willing to accept as evidence of mastery?
- Focus on Marking and Grading Practices
- Article walkthrough
- Teachers Going Gradeless Facebook Group
- What does Dupree want to change in their grading practices?
September 1, 2016
Summer Curriculum Redesign
IN what areas do you think we have a fixed mindset? or growth mindset?
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
How Can Students Learn from Failure?
Sherry's Pinterest Board
Online Resources for Integrating Higher Order Thinking into the Classroom
Subscription e-resources: direct access inside school and barcode/password access at home. Will bring barcode and password for your school
South Dakota State Library e-resources(complete listing)
Specific resources to look at today:
SIRS Discoverer (K-8+)
SIRS Issues Researcher (6-12+)
CK12 (heavy math and science, adding others all the time) (K-12)
Gooru (varied lessons K12)
OpenEd (was all free; purchased by ACT, some premium)
Khan Academy (heavy math and science)
Learn Zillion (math and ELA) (elementary)
Computational Search Engine
Analyze My Writing
Primary Sources Analysis Tool (Library of Congress)
Teacher's Guides for the Analysis Tool (Library of Congress)
Primary Sources resources (images, newspapers, lesson plans + more)
Technology Tools (shared in differentiation training)
Learn more about Higher Order Thinking: TIE Reads
Introduction and discussion of Customized Learning
Introduction to CustomizedU
- Customized Learning Summit - July 7th and 8th Spearfish
- Curriculum Redesign - July 19-21 Harrisburg
Stephanie Gross - Harrisburg High School
Higher Order Thinking
- Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
- Rubric LiveBinder
Action Plan Next Steps, such as:
- Incorporate Student Self-Assessment
- Examine Lessons and Assessments and Add Webb Level 3 and 4 when possible
- Examine WHAT you are Grading - Knowledge or Behavior
Link to shared folder
Examine Teacher Data
Reflection Process (Using process page from planning document, reflect individually first, then develop a team focus.)
- What does this survey tell us that we didn't know already?
- What implications does this have for professional development?
- How can we make sure our work goes beyond tweaking a structure and impacts instruction and student learning?
First look at Weight-bearing Wall barrier process
1) What could you do (different from current practice) if the barrier is no longer in the way?
2) Identify barriers that prevent you from doing this today.
3) What ways could you reduce/eliminate barrier?
First for 9-Month School Year
Now choose two more from the WBW Home page and do the process twice. (May be in groups or one group, depending on planning team size.)
Workplan (Using Workplan tab of the planning document.)
- Develop Outcome Statements and Activities
- Apply timelines and who's responsible
- Data for monitoring and evaluating
- Quality control