Talk:Creating a Bully Free Environment

-- Ashley Setter 15:55, 26 November 2010 (EST)

Hi Chris! What a great topic! I really like that you took a current topic and problem that many schools/children are facing. Your topic would appeal to many different participants (teachers, parents, and principals).

First, I love the icon that indicates an assignment. I had the same idea and think it shows participants what needs to be done, without any confusion. I have had courses where I was not sure if something (a reading/discussion/assignment) was “suggested” or “expected” and the icon in your course helps ensure that everyone knows what to do and in what order.

As for learning outcomes, it is clear what the participants will learn from your course. I like the continuous reflection because without this information can just be passed by. I also like the lessons with each module; this separates information and makes it much less overwhelming to participants. Additionally, your images and discussions are great additions to student learning.

Overall, I really like your course! I wonder if there are any good videos about bullying that you could ask your participants to watch? This is a great way to appeal to the visual and auditory learners!

Nice work!


Re: -- Christopher Poulopoulos 22:41, 29 November 2010 (EST)

Thanks Ashley. The training will used video heavily. I have interviewed several experts in the field.

-- Donna Alese Cooke 08:58, 27 November 2010 (EST)

Hi Chris- I agree with Ashley on all points, you touched on all the requirements needed- this is a great topic and the way you added the graphics illustrate it well. I look forward to seeing the completed lesson.

-- Donna Alese Cooke 09:13, 27 November 2010 (EST)

Hi Chris & everyone- I'm having trouble finding good graphics in the correct format for uploading- where are you finding yours? I've been using my own pictures but would like to add others and am having difficulty- thanks!

Re: -- Ashley Setter 13:41, 27 November 2010 (EST)

Hi! I just go to Google and type in what I am looking for and click the "image" link so that the search shows all images. I found that this is the best way to do it.

Another question: I noticed that many of you have the table of contents on your course. How did you get that?


Re: Re: -- Christopher Poulopoulos 21:33, 29 November 2010 (EST)

I do the same. I also have some from Shutter Stock as we have an acount at work.

-- Nicole Pierson 11:17, 28 November 2010 (EST)

Hi Chris,

I like what you have here. It is a necessary topic that I think more teachers need to be able to effectively handle. I like your sequencing - how you move from introducing and defining the topic and end with participants creating their own artifacts to pass the information along to other educators.

I know you are still working on adding content, I like that you have started by requiring participants to discuss the topic together. Different viewpoints on how to deal with bullying and the sharing of experiences will be an enriching aspect of the course.

I look forward to seeing this develop!


Instructor comments on your draft unit -- Jz833665 12:19, 29 November 2010 (EST)

Chris, your initial draft unit looks positive. I know you're still working on your unit 1; here are a few issues for you to consider:

  1. Engaging the learner: You may begin your unit 1 with a specific story/case (video or text) that will be analyzed based on the framework that follows and revisited in the later units to develop responsible interventions.
  2. Content-objective consistency: Your current layout of unit 1 has not addressed your last objective on your list (e.g., communicating with parents).