Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gearing Up for Grad School

One neat thing about this time of year for me is that while I am looking forward to the ending of one school year, I am anticipating the beginning of another session of summer grad school. I am spending some time tweaking lessons, looking over new resources I have found this year to replace articles that might be getting out of date, and deciding what I need to get rid of to make room for new information.

Because of my work with my formative assessment team this year, I am going to put more emphasis on this during the assessment phase. Creating learning targets and really making sure that students understand concepts before moving on in the classroom is crucial to good instruction.

Another element I am adding to my curriculum this year is instructional technology. I am currently taking a class through my ISD on 21 Things for the 21st Century Educator, adding to the knowledge I have picked up on my own and through my colleagues on twitter. In order to practice some of my new skills, I am attempting to add all of my class documents to Google Documents. So far, I have added my MLE 644 Syllabus, the Course Reading Requirements, and the Integrated Unit Instruction Requirements. Check them out if you have a minute and let me know if you see any problem areas. Maybe you'd like to sign up for my class!

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