Fun Formative Assessment Workshop
Team Teaching Across 130 Miles
The embedded slide below provides links to specific examples mentioned during the Team Teaching Presentation.
21st Century Skills
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Garth and I submitted to present two different topics at this years Dublin Leadership Academy. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, Garth was unable to be here in person due to the purchasing of a new home (he may be skyping in). We would like to thank Dublin City Schools for the opportunity to present at this years conference. Both presentations will be done using Pear Deck and will take place in the auditorium. You can view the Google Presentation versions of today's presentations below, please note some slides may look differently.
Fun Formative Assessment Workshop
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The second part of “Revising our curriculum” (to read part 1 click here) will have two focuses. The first is to highlight the changes we made for the rest of this school year, while the second will focus on our plans for the 2015/2016 school year.
As I mentioned in the previous post of this two part series we gathered a great deal of student feedback to help us move forward with our teaching and it was a good thing we did. Garth and I were both under the assumption that if we followed the same pattern for the remaining part of the year that students would become bored with it and want something different.
Two years ago Mike and I gave the Keynote at the first SPARCC conference...In the last two years a lot has changed: Mike is now the Director of Technology at Independence Local Schools (and on administrative retreat today). When Mike moved on Travis Armstrong from Dublin City Schools joined our Tribe and we move forward. Thanks for taking the time to come and hear us today. We are doing three presentations at the conference. All materials are found below. Follow us on Twitter: @garthholman, @professormike1 and @dmsarmstrong.
Looking forward to a great day!
It's a long drive down here from Kent! Glad I could join you all in Delaware, Ohio today for your summer summit, but I wore the correct colors! Please feel free to view the site, check out blogs or our classroom sites.
I am looking forward to learning with you today.
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As the year comes to an end, Mike and I have always asked student's to sign a release form to use their work in presentation's or conferences. It is a way to show them we respect their work and understand that it is their work and effort people want to see...not us. We are just the guys up front who guide them in building such cool things.
Travis joined us this year in having his students read and give us permission to use the work.
I had planned to have all student's complete this on Tuesday of next week, our last "real" day of school--Wed/Thursday field trips. However, I asked seven student's in my first period class to fill them out today, so I could share their work tomorrow at Delaware City Schools PD I was leading.
As the student's turned in the forms, I then asked them a Question. The question was not planned, so my quick notes are shown to the left: "What are your thoughts on this?"
-It show me you care about us.
-This is our legacy for others to see
-This shows it's not just about the grade
-Our work matters...people will see it, not like before when it was trash.
-I feel like this whole experience helped me see connections to the why my work matters.
-I am excited I get credit for my work--beyond a grade.
-This shows my work has purpose.
-Maybe this will encourage others to try new things and allow kids to do more.
-I am proud to think I might inspire someone.
In reality, I wish I had recorded that short 5 minutes discussion. So much good information, I could not keep up. Maybe the most important five minutes I have spent with kids in a while. They really had lots of good things to say. I have to include questions like that on the final evaluation.
The image below is the form we use or click here to see it as a google doc.