QSI Ideas (2015-2016)

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1. First, get Ss to answer questions on own

2. Writing class

2.1. Essays: brainstorming, organizing paragraphs, pre-writing

2.1.1. online concept maps (Mindmeister)

2.2. Online Writing Lab

2.3. TED talks

2.3.1. Watch TED talk, provide transcript & discussion questions

2.3.2. Small group to answer discussion questions that are based on unit's evaluation rubric

2.3.2.1. Second, get Ss to compare, share answers, & help fill in gaps

2.3.3. Group discussion with teacher

2.3.4. Ss write reflection and send by email

2.3.4.1. What 1 thing did you learn from the presentation?

2.3.4.2. Did you like the presentation? Why or why not?

2.3.4.3. How can watching this presentation help you in your own life?

2.3.5. Ask Ss to revise essay with some of the things they learned from an effective presentation

2.4. Read texts that have to do with world issues - e.g. Holocaust, Arab Springs, Afghanistan, South Africa (watch Invictus)

2.4.1. develop critical thinking skills, social and emotional development, global awareness

2.5. Movie analysis

2.5.1. Arranged Marriage

3. Literature class

3.1. Books by authors of different countries and books Ss can connect with

3.2. Resources

3.2.1. World Literary Travellers

3.3. Tanya's suggestions in TEACH-NOW

3.4. Afghan girl book

4. Professional Development

4.1. Movies

4.1.1. Watch movies at next professional development day

4.1.2. Share movies - teachers can watch at home and discuss at next staff meeting

4.1.3. Have some discussion questions for teachers to think about

4.1.4. Arranged Marriage (teachable moments)

4.2. Case studies about different students

4.2.1. distruptive students

4.2.2. students with ADD

4.3. Teachers sharing insights, tools, strategies at staff meetings

4.4. topics to discuss

4.4.1. differentiation

4.4.2. students with disabilities

4.4.3. student-centered assessments (self, peer, and student-led conferences.

5. School-wide

5.1. TED-Ed Club (grades 9-12)

5.2. Celebrate International Days

5.3. Goal 3

6. Ideas from TEACH-NOW

6.1. Classmates

6.1.1. Ss take turns sharing news from their countries

6.1.2. pair stronger Ss with weaker Ss

6.1.3. online vocabulary flashcards (Quizlet.com)

6.1.4. backwards by design planning

6.1.5. Tutoring diads (peer study groups)

6.2. Program

6.2.1. Technology

6.2.1.1. Online mapping

6.2.1.2. Videos - VoiceThreads

6.2.1.3. Infographics with Piktochar

6.2.1.4. Graphic organizers

6.2.1.5. Flowcharts

6.2.2. Other

6.2.2.1. Common Ground Collaborative (CGC)

6.2.2.2. Reading Recovery

6.2.3. Teaching Strategies

6.2.3.1. Student-Centered Learning

7. Miscellaneous

7.1. Lay out expectations (mine and Ss) during first week

7.2. Questionnaire at beginning of year (see Notes on iPad)

8. After school activities

8.1. book club

8.2. movie club

9. Assessment

9.1. Student-assessment

9.1.1. create rubric with Ss, focus on certain aspects of rubric, Ss underline key words in rubric (e.g. clear thesis) and evidence on their own essays (in same color) - if Ss didn't meet rubric criteria, make note in the margin to improve, Ss improve essay and turn into teacher for a grade.

9.2. Peer-assessment

9.2.1. related to clear standards, constructive critique on works-in-progress, Ss use feedback to revise work

9.2.2. ladder of feedback (clarity, value, concern, suggestions); based on rubric

9.3. Student-led conferences with parents

9.3.1. Ss and teachers prepare together, Ss lead while teacher facilitates; Ss share reflections on progress, achievements and challenges, talk about goals for next quarter

9.4. portfolio

9.4.1. Ss talk about what they did, learned, what they did well and what they would improve next time

10. Project-based learning

11. Resources

11.1. Finding games, websites and apps (from Lindsay)

11.2. Robert Mace's list for differentiation manipulatives

12. Technology

12.1. Twitter

13. Starting the new year

13.1. describe my teaching methodology

13.1.1. Challenge with support (just above Ss' current abilities, scaffold to break things down into manageable pieces)

13.1.2. Make assignments feel relevant to Ss' lives

13.1.3. Encourage choice

13.1.4. Set clear goals and give feedback along the way (am I moving in the right direction?)

13.1.5. Build positive peer-peer and teacher-student relationships

13.1.6. Offer hands-on concentration