WeeOur seminar will now meet in room Erickson 111 for both Team Green and Team White during both times

Wednesday, January 11 = Music & Media Literacy

For the January 11 class session, please read the following texts:

Assignment for the class session on 1/18: Bring an idea to share of a lesson you would like to teach that uses/presents music (of any genre) to explain (a) a time period; (b) a cultural/social/political point; (c) a biography; or (d) an idea or concept


Wednesday, January 18 = Novels (Graphic and Non), Young Adult Literature, & Children's Books

For the January 18 class session, please read the following texts:



ASSIGNMENT #1 - DRAFT DUE BETWEEN JANUARY 23-27


Wednesday, January 25 = Technology Toolkit

  • Flipped classrooms
  1. First piece about "flipping"
  2. Second piece about "flipping"
  3. "Rejecting the Flip" by MSU scholar Ira Socol:


Wednesday, February 1 = Tests, Quizzes, & Projects/How to Assess What

For the February 1 class session, please read the following:
  • pages 181-190 in See Me After Class
  • pages 221-235 in The New Teacher Book
  • pages 35-45 in Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies

Curriculum mapping examples:

Today is National Digital Learning Day
PPT for this day's seminar:


Wednesday, February 8 = Thinking More About Assessment

For consideration during class today: thinking about assessment using Bloom's Taxonomy

For the February 8 class session, please read the following




Wednesday, February 15 = Grading & Providing Feedback

For the February 15 class session, please read the following:

- an article from Kyle on assessment and tests -- what do you think?
- an article from Alexis on paying students in school - thoughts?

Creating Assessments


Wednesday, February 22 = Working on Assessments

For the February 22 classe session, please have available a copy of the World History textbook chapter on Islam (scanned and posted in previous weeks' seminar sections above).

You will work with your partner on creating assessments that evaluate student understanding on the content from that chapter.

Please try to send these to helmsing@gmail.com via Google Docs beginning March 5.


Wednesday, March 1 = Motivating Students/Gamified Learning

Instructional strategies from the Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies in Detroit

http://mikeirwin.tumblr.com/

http://www.joncassie.com/

http://interactive-notebooks.wikispaces.com/

http://www.scribd.com/mike_irwin_20

James Gee

(thanks, Sarah!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/magazine/07Teachers-t.html?ref=magazine

http://www.uncommonschools.org/


Wednesday, March 8 = NO CLASS/SPRING BREAK



Week of March 12/14 = Classroom Management: High Behavioral Expectations
  • read pages 1 to 102 in See Me After Class by Roxanna Elden





Week of March 19/21 = Classroom Management: High Learning Expectations
  • read Fires in the Bathroom by Kathleen Cushman



Complete this CLASSROOM OBSERVATION SHEET FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 2/4
Print the observation sheet, complete it during a field placement observation, and bring the completed sheet to class





Week of March 26/28 = Classroom Management: Creating a Strong Classroom Culture
  • please bring your copy of Fires in the Bathroom by K. Cushman - we will be using it during most of this class session



Week of April 2/4 = Classroom Management: Teaching Character, Trust, & Controversial Issues
  • please bring your copy of Fires in the Bathroom by K. Cushman - we will be using it during most of this class session
  • bring completed your field placement classroom observation sheet
  • read pages 241-286 in The New Teacher Book



Monday, April 9: Mark's section will explore Political & Legal Aspects of Teaching
  • read pages 133-212 in See Me After Class by Roxanna Elden
  • read pages 287-316 in The New Teacher Book

Wednesday, April 11: Elizabeth's section will visit the Michigan Historical Museum
Monday, April 16: Mark's section will visit the Michigan Historical Museum





Wednesday, April 18: Elizabeth's section will explore Political & Legal Aspects of Teaching
  • read pages 133-212 in See Me After Class by Roxanna Elden
  • read pages 287-316 in The New Teacher Book



Week of April 23/25 = Career Preparation Issues

Use Weebly:

http://americanstudies8.weebly.com/

http://voicesofokemos.weebly.com/

http://mzteach.weebly.com/index.html

http://cchsalger.weebly.com/

http://www.myeagles.org/cchs/CCHSTeacher.htm


Finals Week = Thursday, May 3 = Meet with home section from 10:00 to 12:00 pm