ACT I Assignments

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The assignments below outline the major assignments of the class. There will be some additional but minor assignments added as seen fit by the Facilitator Team as the course develops.

Due Dates (CST)
Assignments
Every Week
  • Be prepared to share and participate in group sharing and discussions.
  • Come with any burning questions you have.
  • Bring materials to work on your project.
Every day you use your project with students
  • Complete a journal reflection about that day. Post your reflection in the Project Journal area of the bulletin board. To do this:
    1. Click on the "Project Journal area of the bulletin board" link above.
    2. You will be taken to the login screen. Type in your username (first initial followed by last name) and your bulletin board password. (E-mail the staff listserv if you do not know your bulletin board password.) Then click the "log in" button.
    3. You will be taken to the Project Journal area of the bulletin board. Click on your account name in the list.
    4. You will be taken to your reflections document. Click on the "edit" tab near the top, scroll down,
    5. You will be taken to the "editable" view of your document. Scroll down and enter your content in the "Body text" section of the document. The guiding questions have already been put in for you. So you just need to type in your reflection text after each question.
    6. Click on the SAVE button at the bottom when you are done to save your work. Your work is not saved until you click on the SAVE button.
    7. You will be taken back to the "display" view of your document and you are done. You can use the edit tab at any time to make more changes.
Sep. 19
Oct. 3
  • Read the project reflection journal assignment.
  • Read the 2 project reflection journal examples and feedback examples.
  • Mail in Aurora registration form and $75 check payable to Aurora University if you wish to receive one graduate credit for LInC ACT I.
  • Post the starting and ending dates for your project. We realize that the ending date might change, but it will give us a general idea. To do this:
    1. Click on the "Post the starting and ending dates for your project" link above.
    2. You will be taken to the login screen if you have not already logged in. Type in your username (first initial followed by last name) and your bulletin board password. (E-mail the staff listserv if you do not know your bulletin board password.) Then click the "log in" button.
    3. You will be taken directly to to the posting area for project dates on the bulletin board. Click on the "add comment" button.
    4. You will be taken to a screen where you can enter your post. Type in a subject such as "Joe Smith's project" in the subject field. Type in your response in the "body text" section.
    5. Then click on the "add comment" button near the bottom to save your comment. Your comment is not save unless you click on the "add comment" button.
    6. You will be taken back to the "display" view of all posts on this topic and you are done.
Oct. 10
  • No Class: Columbus Day
Oct. 17
Oct. 24
  • Respond to one of these Reflection prompts
    • How is this Engaged Learning project impacting the rest of your curriculum?
    • How is implementing this project with your students changing your thinking about Engaged Learning?
    • What successes and frustrations have you experienced at the beginning of this implementation?
  • Post a response to another participant's project journal reflection. It could be a suggestion, clarification, further elaboration, or a WOW ( which means WOW I am impressed with your . . .)
  • The focus of the Project Round Table will be Student Direction. Please come ready to talk about or share examples of: Student direction in your project
    • How you have prompted reluctant students to direct themselves, make their own choices and solve the problem in different ways.
  • Post your preference for the Breakout Session.
  • Click here for the Journal Rubric we will work on in Class.
Oct. 31

Respond to one of these Reflection prompts

  • What checkpoints for learning are working within your project?
  • What kinds of artifacts have you collected?
  • How have you supplied your students feedback on their progress?

The focus of the Project Round Table will be Project Assessment. Please come ready to talk about or share examples of how you have conducted ongoing assessment.

Future Action Plan http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/act/el/futureplan.shtml 

Break Out Groups please indicate which breakout group you would like to attend. Your choices this week are: Technology and Class Management - Assessment - Hooks - and Facilitation Strategies

  • Post a question about the topic which interests you.
  • Also post a topic of interest for a future Break-out session.
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
  • Respond to the Reflection prompt of:
    • How are you applying what you've learned to what your'e teaching now or plan to teach in the future?  (pick two of the following to respond to)
      • Hooks
      • Increasing Student Direction
      • Increasing collaboration through technology
      • Assessment for learning
  • Respond to both of the Reflection prompts of:
    • How can you use the tool Tapped In to allow students to collaborate with others?
    • How can you use the tool Tapped In to increase your own professional development?
  • Be sure to have your project journal reflections up-to-date
Nov. 21
Nov. 28
Dec. 5