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Syllabus for Engaged Learning: Winter Course

Professional Development Alliance

Session 1

In Class

Out of Class

  • Experience Hands-on Engaged Learning Model
  • Work in Collaborative Groups
  • Research and Develop Educational Environment of the Future
  • Read Assigned Article
  • Communicate with your team on eproject.com
  • Peruse Rubrics sites and take notes
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com

Sessions 2, 3

In Class

Out of Class

  • Continue to work on model for the future school
  • Post web site with assistance as needed
  • RealPlayer just in time training if needed
  • Present Web page format
  • Communicate with team members using Chat and eproject.com
  • Develop 2 Topic Ideas
  • Read Plugging In-Indicators
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com

Session 4

In Class

Out of Class

  • Evaluate Engaged Learning Lesson using Rubric
  • Topic Focus: Engaged Learning Indicators
  • Revisit Lesson and Debrief Components
  • Discuss Components
  • Work With Team Members on Identifying Indicators in lesson
  • Communicate with teams using Chat
  • Collaborate with team members on eproject
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop hook for both topic ideas
  • Post topic ideas in Blackboard.com

Session 5

In Class

Out of Class

  • Topic Focus: Hook
  • Discuss hook used in Engaged Learning lesson
  • Compare hooks in other lessons
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Authentic Task for project
  • Post topic ideas in Blackboard.com

Session 6

In Class
Out of Class
  • Topic Focus: Authentic Task
  • Discuss authentic task used in Engaged Learning lesson
  • Compare authentic tasks in other projects
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Authentic Task for project
  • Post Authentic Task in Blackboard.com
Session 7
In Class
Out of Class
  • Topic Focus: Learner Outcomes
  • Discuss outcomes used in Engaged Learning lesson
  • Compare outcomes in other lessons
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Outcomes for project
  • Post outcomes in Blackboard.com
Session 8
In Class
Out of Class
  • Topic Focus: Student Direction
  • Discuss Student Direction used in Engaged Learning lesson
  • Compare Student Direction in other lessons
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Student Direction for project
  • Post outcomes in Blackboard.com
  • Read Best Use of Technology attributes in Plugging In
Session 9
In Class
Out of Class
  • Topic Focus: Best Use of Technology
  • Discuss Best Use of Technology used in Engaged Learning lesson
  • Compare Best Use of Technology in other lessons
  • Topic 2 Focus: Proposal/Presentation Page
  • Present proposals to group.
  • Give feedback and constructive criticism. Meet in teams to finalize proposal.
  • Preview Presentation Page template. Discuss as large group similarities and differences to proposal. Begin developing Presentation Page.
  • Continued work with proposal.
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Best Use of Technology for project
  • Post outcomes in Blackboard.com
Session 10
In Class
Out of Class
  • Topic Focus: Student Pages
  • Compare and contrast effective Student Pages.
  • Define purpose of pages and key traits.
  • Begin working with team to develop a Student Page.
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Best Use of Technology for project
  • Post outcomes in Blackboard.com
Session 11
In Class
Out of Class
  • Topic Focus: Student Pages
  • Continue working with team on Student Page
  • Teams will meet with facilitators for review and assistance
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Best Use of Technology for project
  • Post outcomes in Blackboard.com
Session 12
In Class
Out of Class
  • Share project component of your choosing. Critique projects.
  • Work on project components.
  • Communicate with team members using Chat
  • Post Journal Responses in Blackboard.com
  • Work with team members to develop Best Use of Technology for project
  • Post outcomes in Blackboard.com
Session 13
In Class
Out of Class
  • Present Projects
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Next Steps in using projects in classroom
  • Updating will be permitted after the last session

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Author(s): Barbara Holdiman, Gina Keifer, and Lucianne Sweder
Lincoln-Way High School District 210, New Lenox, IL
Lockport High School District 205, Lockport, IL
Professional Development Alliance/Regional Office of Education for Will and Grundy/Kendall Counties, Joliet, IL
Learning Technology Center One South, Joliet, IL
Created: February 25, 2001 - Updated: March 25, 2001
http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/futureschool/syllabus.htm