Talk:Amanda's Portfolio Page

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Instructor comments on your needs assessment and objectives -- Jianwei Zhang (talk) 22:40, 16 March 2013 (EDT)

Your instructional analysis has been carried out in a solid way that will inform your course design. You can further refine your performance objectives to make sure that they map onto all the outcomes you've listed. The first two outcomes are not reflected in your objectives. The last two performance objectives can also ben more elaborated.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will:

have learned the definition and basic function of blogs have learned the benefits of utilizing blogs in reading have learned ways to encourage meaningful discussion and purposeful comments become aware of the dangers of blogging, and ways to safeguard against them

[edit]Performance Objectives

By reading literature on best practice of blog integration, watching videos, and participating in group discussions, participants will:

identify potential dangers of using a blog and determine appropriate and relevant safety features for their particular students develop a discussion and comment tool kit, to be utilized as a reference for blog use in the future create their own classroom literacy blog generate two blog discussions, targeted for their specific class


Instructor comments on your objectives and ICM -- Jz833665 (talk) 10:00, 18 April 2013 (EDT)

I'm pleased to see the progress of your project. Before you create the draft units, you will need to refine the objectives and your ICM:


1) Re. the following performance objectives: The last one mixes what students do in this course and what they will be able to do as the result. Your objective statements should focus on the latter "what they will be able to do as the result". #3 has two components that should be clarified: explain its functions (verbal information) and create classroom literacy blog.


By reading literature on best practice of blog integration, watching videos, and participating in group discussions, participants will:
identify potential dangers of using a blog and determine appropriate and relevant safety features for their particular students
develop a discussion and comment tool kit, to be utilized as a reference for blog use in the future
demonstrate their understanding of blogs and their basic functions by creating their own classroom literacy blog. This will include a blog homepage and title, addition of student users, and two  discussion pages.
generate two blog discussions, targeted for their specific class to display their understanding of the benefits of utilizing blogs in reading. Discussions will include an open-ended discussion question related to a specific classroom topic (ex: book club routines, classroom writing debate, class read aloud), potential questions to facilitate the discussion, and student discussion requirement checklist.


2) The following sententence needs to be fixed: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the benefits of classroom blogging, as well as how to create and maintain their own classroom blog.


3) re. unit 1, "learn" is not a performance verb. You need to use a performance that shows they have learned.


Objective

1. Students will learn the definition and basic

function of blogs. 2. Students will learn the benefits of utilizing blogs in reading



4) Understanding benefits is your unit 1 objective. Here you should focus on creating blogs to develop curriculum-based literacy discussions.


Students will display their understanding of the benefits of utilizing blogs in reading by developing curriculum-based literacy discussions.




5) In this unit you may focus on how to implement and facilitate literacy discussions/activities using the blog created.



Students will demonstrate their understanding of blogs and their basic functions by creating their own classroom literacy blog.



6) Instead of "students" say "Participants".

Instructor comments on your revised ICM -- Jianwei Zhang (talk) 11:18, 22 April 2013 (EDT)

The following sentence is yet to be fixed: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the benefits of classroom blogging, as well as how to create and maintain their own classroom blog.


Also say "participants" throughout.



Your four units could be better sequenced:


Unit 1: basic functions of blogs (currently in your last unit), benefits

Unit2: risks

Unit 3: how to develop and refine blogs

Unit 4: how to facilitate discussions and engage students


Would you agree?

Jeanne's Developmental Tryout of Amanda's Mini Course: review of Portfolio -- Jeanne M. Weber (talk) 13:14, 28 April 2013 (EDT)

Evaluation: Design Portfolio - by Jeanne

After reading over the agenda and evaluation criteria, here are my comments specifically regarding the Design Portfolio page. Overall, I felt that this course has the potential to be of benefit to the target participants, i.e. literacy teachers, the rationale and purpose are relevant, especially in light of the recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards regarding technology and collaboration. I have made few suggestions for clarity or detail.

Introduction/Rationale/Needs Assessment/Performance Objectives:

  • Clearly stated, focused.
  • Suggestion: Could add a little detail about specifically why or how blogging would enhance literacy learning – mentions “a great amount of literature” Maybe a quote? Or a specific reference to increased proficiency among students who used blogging.

Task Analysis, (enabling, supporting prereqs) Sequencing – structure, Instructional Curriculum Map

  • Unit Objectives, Methods (course outline)
  • "Thoughts about learning methods"(from agenda) missing? I'm missing it too as I didn't see it before...
  • Learning outcomes:
  • Suggestion: What if you were to state what participants will be able to do with their learning, not just the learning? i.e. your learning outcome states: “Participants will have learned the definition and basic function of blogs”, could be written instead: “Participants will be able to describe/explain the basic concept and function of a blog” and this outcome: “Participant will have learned ways to encourage meaningful discussion and purposeful comments” could be stated: “Participants will confidently and effectively encourage their students to post meaningful discussion and purposeful comments.
  • Curriculum Map:
  • Organized, clear. Suggestion: change "Students" to "Participants". Also, missing arrows? Not sure it that's necessary – I just noticed them on many others.