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    • Gerald Ardito
      Creating and Teaching Lesson Plans Our last chunk of work for the course is to create a sequence of five science lessons for elementary students. You will then be asked to teach 20 minutes from one of these lessons in front of the...
      • Gerald Ardito
        You have to watch this. Both for the science and the coolness of the presentation.
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito created a page Focus/Revise your Lesson Plan
          You have already designed a lesson plan that addresses a science topic of your choice for a grade level of your choice.  Now, we want to zoom in a bit to clarify some parts of this plan. So, you are doing to do the following: 1. Identify...
          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Create a Lesson Plan
            Kat, This is an interesting lesson plan. I am wondering how you could depth to this lesson. Right now, they are learning something and then need to repeat it. How could you extend that?
            • Kaitlyn Kennedy
              Kaitlyn Kennedy commented on a page titled Create a Lesson Plan
              #mycoollessonplan  Lesson Plan: Teaching Grade 6 Science Topic I am teaching: Food Webs Objective: Students will be able to identify organisms as producers, consumers, and decomposers, and will be able to arrange animals into a food...
              • Gerald Ardito
                Gerald Ardito created a page Create a Lesson Plan
                Your mission is to create a lesson plan. It can be for any grade level (1-6) and should be a science lesson.  It does not have to be a part of the unit you created. It does need to address these four questions: What am I...
                  • Kaitlyn Kennedy
                    Kaitlyn Kennedy

                    #mycoollessonplan 

                    Lesson Plan: Teaching Grade 6 Science

                    Topic I am teaching: Food Webs

                    Objective: Students will be able to identify organisms as producers, consumers, and decomposers, and will be able to arrange animals into a food web. 

                    I will provide various tools for students to understand the material so they will be able to complete the above objective. For example, I will teach students about the above topics and food webs by a powerpoint presentation in which they will take notes. Students will also be give homework, and in class quizzes on this topic to make sure they are comprehending the information. 

                    If the students are able to meet the above objective and label a food web correctly I will know they understand the material. 

                    Lesson:

                    The teacher will first show a presentation about food chains/food webs and have the students take notes. Then the teacher will show an example of a food chain that contains the sun. The teacher will explain to the students how the sun is the most important aspect of the food chain. "The sun's energy is used by the plant to PRODUCE it's own food" Then the teacher will explain what each word: producer, consumer, and decomposer means. 

                    The students will then be given a different food web with some missing parts. They will have to label the parts of the food web that are the producer, consumer, and decomposer, as well as filling in the blanks. If the students are not able to do so the teacher will provide assistance and guidance. 

                    #mycoollessonplan 

                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito

                      Kat,

                      This is an interesting lesson plan.

                      I am wondering how you could depth to this lesson. Right now, they are learning something and then need to repeat it. How could you extend that?

                    • Rachel Scarano
                      Rachel Scarano commented on a page titled Grade 2 - Kayla A, Kayla R, Rachel
                      Awesome, thanks for your feedback!
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 6 - Kaitlyn, Nicolette
                        Kaityln and Nicolette, I think your performance tasks are interesting. However, I had instructed you to create student facing directions for completing them. I don't see those. Am I missing something?
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 5 - Kealy, Rochelle
                          Kealy and Rochelle, You have designed performance tasks that are a good fit for this unit. I suggest that you review the instructions you wrote for your students from their perspective (as though you are one of them). Then ask yourself:...
                          • Gerald Ardito
                            Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 4 - Mikaela, Sam
                            Sam and Mikaela, I think your performance tasks are really interesting and you have chosen a good variety of ways for the students to express themselves. I find myself wondering if the directions you provided would be clear and complete for...
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 3 - Lilly, Michael
                              Lilly and Michael, I think you have created a really good and well connected set of Performance Tasks for this unit. I suggest that you pretend to be one of your students and then review the directions you have provided. Could you be...
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 2 - Kayla A, Kayla R, Rachel
                                Kayla, Kayla, and Rachel, You have really good ideas for your Performance Tasks. You included lots of things where students had to explain their thinking, which is a powerful thing. I suggest you review the instructions you created for your...
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 1 - Jackie and Angelica
                                  Jackie and Angelica, You did some interesting work with your Performance Tasks. I was especially struck by your having your students use multiple ways to express themselves. I had asked that you create student facing directions for these...
                                  • Gerald Ardito
                                    Gerald Ardito created a page Online Course Work for 10/17
                                    Here is the work that replaces our class for 10/17/2018. Reading/Video Response Today, we are going to be doing some reading and watching videos of some teachers in action to investigate a set of guiding questions: What is the role of...
                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                      Responses to Readings and Videos It is easy to write poor responses to readings and videos. Let’s be specific about what quality responses look and feel like in our time together. While you read, you should annotate the text or video with...
                                      • Angelica Iris Ortiz
                                        Angelica Iris Ortiz commented on a page titled Self Assessment Rubric
                                        My strengths as a student in this class are that I am consistently on time with my assignments and even though I get things wrong from time to time I am persistent in participating in class. There was even a day where I missed class and asked...
                                        • Gerald Ardito
                                          Gerald Ardito created a page Self Assessment Rubric
                                          TCH 420 Fall 2018  Mid Semester Self-Assessment  Rubric      Criterion  Exceeds...
                                            • Angelica Iris Ortiz
                                              Angelica Iris Ortiz

                                              My strengths as a student in this class are that I am consistently on time with my assignments and even though I get things wrong from time to time I am persistent in participating in class. There was even a day where I missed class and asked around from the Professor and from my classmates if there were any assignments to complete before the next class. I don't want to miss out on any of the lessons even if I am out sick. 

                                              My plans for deepening my strengths are to gain more knowledge about teaching and creating science lessons. Even though I am struggling to create this unit plan, I feel that by gaining more experience it will help me strengthen my knowledge on how to create a good lesson plan for the future. 

                                              My weaknesses as a student in the class is that I don't make friends easily. I am more of an introvert and if I am comfortable with just one person in the class then I am fine. I don't have to get to know everyone else if I build a good relationship with just one person. And I don't step out of my comfort zone a lot, I like consistency so if I am good in one place I don't have to move anywhere else. 

                                              I don't really have a plan in order to address this weakness. But when I participated on Monday with three other people I thought it would be a good chance to get out of my comfort zone. Now I will be working with two other people in the classroom who I am not familiar with in order to get to know them better. 

                                              I don't have any suggestions for improving our class because I really enjoy both the classroom environment and the assignments given to us. Especially the science questions of the week, Those give us more of an insight into what kind of interests my classmates have in the science field. And I also get to show them a scientific topic that I am interested in and answer questions in which I have for them. With the conversations we have in the beginning of class, we are able to get things off our chest that have frustrated us before getting there and even talk about fun things that have happened. It lightens up the mood in the classroom and I don't feel as stressed as I am in my other classes because we all talk to each other during that time. In my other classes I just walk in and sit alone without conversing with anyone. The beginning of the class puts me in a good mood before we start to get into the lessons which helps me focus during the class. So I have no opinions or suggestions in making improvements in our class since it has been great since day one. 

                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                              Gerald Ardito commented on a page titled Grade 2 - Kayla A, Kayla R, Rachel
                                              Kayla, Kayla, and Rachel, Here is some feedback on your work: 1. Please include the details of the Science standards, and not just the "code." It is very difficult to see if your Essential Questions and Big Ideas relate to your...
                                            TCH 420 Fall 2018

                                            TCH 420 Fall 2018

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