Group activity

    • Jamie Soldinger
      Jamie Soldinger commented on the file Algebra: Inequalities
      Hi Christina,  I really enjoy your point of relating it to real world problems.  I think a lot of students will relate to that point.  I like your idea of the group game project.  I think a lot of the students will enjoy this...
      • Jamie Soldinger
        Jamie Soldinger commented on the file Revised Unit plan development
        Hi Jackie! I think you laid out your unit.  I really like the first task that you will use n the classroom.  I think it would be nice for the students to get creative.  I also really like your requirement on the 10% off for the...
        • Jamie Soldinger
          Jamie Soldinger commented on the blog Unit Plan
          I really like the use of the chart.  I think it is a good organization tool to see everything laid out like that.  I also like how you split up the unit into weeks, it makes it feel like mini units inside of the whole unit.  I really...
          • Olivia Difusco
            Olivia Difusco commented on the file Unit Plan Development
            Hi Jamie,    I think making use of a calendar for unit planning is responsible and smart to do, since there's a lot to do day-to-day in a classroom setting. However, I think that you should add more detail into how you would know...
            • Olivia Difusco
              Olivia Difusco commented on the file Revised Unit plan development
              Hi Jackie,    I think you mapped out your unit pretty well. I do think there are some adjustments/improvements that could be made though:  Rubrics for your performance tasks Have more essential questions for unit Have...
              • Olivia Difusco
                Olivia Difusco commented on the file Algebra: Inequalities
                Hi Christina,     I like how you planned a unit for a class that many do not understand and/or like, and made it into something simple and perhaps even fun. However, when you describe the group game project, maybe you could explain...
                • Taylor Bolger
                  Taylor Bolger commented on the file Revised Unit plan development
                  I felt like your enduring understanding would really resonate with students as the phrasing of it (innovation and destruction) implies ground-breaking events would be discussed in the unit. I find that posing information this way would be a great...
                  • Taylor Bolger
                    Taylor Bolger commented on the file Algebra: Inequalities
                    For your group game project I would suggest not randomly assigning students into groups. Instead I would suggest strategically assigning students of different skill levels into groups so that students who are struggling can build off of and learn...
                    • Taylor Bolger
                      Taylor Bolger commented on the blog Unit Plan
                      Hey Olivia, so there were a few things I thought you did really well and some places I saw that could use some improvement as follows: The Good Stuff: -Your essential questions for the course and unit give off that "wow" feeling that...
                      • Robert Goldberg
                        Robert Goldberg commented on the file Revised Unit plan development
                        I think the essential question "How does geography play a role in culture?" is an interesting one and something students should consider. A way to perhaps figure out if your students are understanding the material is to give a small mini...
                        • Robert Goldberg
                          Robert Goldberg commented on the file Algebra: Inequalities
                          I like when you wrote...   "Inequalities apply to real world problems." as a major complaint kids have with doing math work is its relevance to real world problems.    I do question why the statement ...
                          • Robert Goldberg
                            Robert Goldberg commented on the file Unit Plan Development
                            I liked the essential question about why writing is worth reading. I think in a society where reading is becoming less common, it is important to remind ourselves why we read in the first place. I noted that you have a large amounts of projects in...
                            • Jaclyn Dellisanti
                              Jaclyn Dellisanti commented on the blog Unit Plan
                              Hi Olivia, Good overall job! When I read you big ideas, I am not entirely sure what "voices begin to be heard" means. I don't know if you want to try and refrase that or just add little more to clarify. I like you poster task....
                              • Jaclyn Dellisanti
                                Jaclyn Dellisanti commented on the file Algebra: Inequalities
                                HI Christina, I see you have a daily end of the class assessment. You may want to add a one or two sentence explanation of what that is going to be, assessment can mean a lot of things. Also one thing to consider, when have these assessments and...
                                • Jaclyn Dellisanti
                                  Jaclyn Dellisanti commented on the file Unit Plan Development
                                  Hi Jamie, The calendar you made was a very good asset. It gives a clear breakdown of how the class will go and some of the work that is to be completed. Your performance tasks are very creative and well thought out. However, I think you should...
                                  • Brianna Iliceto
                                    Brianna Iliceto commented on the file Revised Unit plan development
                                    Jackie,  I think this is a good start! I would go more into detail with specifying your ideas for activities. I like how you described your projects so maybe try to organize your activities the same way. I also noticed that you asked for...
                                    • Brianna Iliceto
                                      Brianna Iliceto commented on the file Unit Plan Development
                                      Hi Jamie,  I really like the calendar that you came up with! It is easy to follow and equipped with details. The blackout poetry assignment seems very interesting and fun!  I think you did a great job listing your big ideas,...
                                      • Robert Goldberg
                                        Robert Goldberg commented on the blog Unit Plan
                                        I like how detailed the chart is, in particular the note on what you shall teach during week one of the unit. I'm not sure if week three has to much content in it. Performance task two seems interesting though 3-5 pages for the first task might...
                                        • Olivia Difusco
                                          Olivia Difusco published a blog post Unit Plan
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                                            • Nicholas Neuner
                                              Nicholas Neuner

                                              Olivia, 

                                              I have very little feedback, this is extremely coherent and I would feel comfortable as a student in executing your task. My only suggestion is to explain if the task are both required of it is either or. Well done, I think you have a solid UPD.

                                              • Courtney Pabst
                                                Courtney Pabst

                                                Olivia,

                                                Like I mentioned about Duffy's Unit Plan, I really enjoyed how you separated your lessons by weeks instead of by each day. This gives you the opportunity to adjust to how well your kids understand each lesson, and gives you some "wiggle room" to work with. I really liked the idea of having your students created an ad/poster as one of their performance tasks. This gives them the opportunity to be creative, and with history I feel like a lot of the times students don't have much of a chance to do that, so I think it is a great addition. My only bit of advice would be to go into more detail on what you expect of the performance tasks. Overall though, I think you did a great job with your first unit plan!

                                                • Brianna Iliceto
                                                  Brianna Iliceto

                                                  Olivia, 

                                                  I really like how you organized this with the graphics! 

                                                  Nice work with creating a timeline, it really gives us the gist of how the month will be organized. A monthly layout also gives students time to study different sections of the unit at their own pace before they are assessed on the fourth week. 

                                                  Nice tasks as well, I like how you broke them up and explained what they each were as well as added a rubric. 

                                                  I would just go into a little more depth with what exactly needs to be learned by your students and what needs to be understood and also explain if they will be assessed and what you will do to make sure your students stay on track. Other than that, really nice work! 

                                                • Christina Katechis
                                                  Christina Katechis uploaded the file Algebra: Inequalities
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                                                    • Nicholas Neuner
                                                      Nicholas Neuner

                                                      Christina, 

                                                      Your stage 2 is very strong, I would say that is the strong point in your UPD. Something I think could use alittle clarity is in the accommodations section, what extra lessons are you referring to? Is this teacher-student or peer to peer aid with a student that excels in class? also how will these lessons be conducted, during or after school? The whereto was strong, but I think the use of a timeline would be helpful in understand what you expect and when. 

                                                      • Brianna Iliceto
                                                        Brianna Iliceto

                                                        Christina, 

                                                        When you mention daily assessment, do you mean something like a do now? Be a little more specific about that. I like how you are willing to accommodate for any students who need more help by allowing room for extra points with revised homework assignments and offering extra help. 

                                                         

                                                        I really like how you make it known that you want your students to speak up if you are not clear enough to them. It creates an open door policy and thats so important when it comes to teaching. 

                                                        Overall nice job and I like your ideas of group work, individual work and games. I would just go a little more into depth with explaining those further and add requirements as well as skills needed to be acquired. 

                                                        • Gerald Ardito
                                                          Gerald Ardito

                                                          Christina,

                                                          You did a very solid job with this unit plan. I can see how you are trying to balance both the mathematics content of the unit with designing experiences that will be "sticky" and engaging for your students.

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