Talk:Kristina Rosenberg's Portfolio Page
Instructor comment on your instructional analysis -- Jz833665 16:02, 11 March 2011 (EST)
(As you have noticed, I've created separate page for your portfolio instead of putting all the info in your personal intro page.)
RTI is a very interesting and important topic to focus on, and you've had a great beginning of this project. Nice work!
A few suggestions/issues:
- Rename your "...Objectives" subheading as "...Outcomes," and in this section you're supposed to define what types of outcomes you need to address: verbal information about RIT (so the participants can tell...), intellectual skills (to operate, design, enact...), deep understanding, and attitudes.
- Work out your course-level performance-based objectives (as a new section in your portfolio) following what we have learned in Week 8.
- A key issue that has not been reflected in your list of objectives/goals is the attitude/value aspect: why is Rti important? To what educational problem is RTI a solution? (In what circumstances should it be considered?)
- Do you want to narrow down your focus of RTI on reading/literacy?
Instructor comments on you refined objectives -- Jz833665 09:36, 18 March 2011 (EDT)
Your new version:
"Outcomes At the completion of this wiki-course, students should be able to: 1. Understand the value and need for an effective RtI process for students in need of literacy support. 2. Explain the three tiers of RtI by using the pyramid model. 3. Develop a methodology of how to incorporate RtI into their own building or district. 4. Design an RtI model for their own building or district 5. Adapt literacy lesson plans to meet student needs in each tier of RtI "
- Change the subheading from "Outcomes" to "Learning objectives" and move (cut and paste) this whole section to the end of your current page after your needs assessment.
- The difference between # 3 and 4 is not clear to me.
instructor comments on your draft units -- Jz833665 11:57, 2 May 2011 (EDT)
The draft units you've created are rich and solid. A major improvement you can make is to adopt more learner-centered strategies to make your mini-course more engaging, interactive, and thinking-intensive. For example, your unit 1 introduction reads a bit dry. Instead of simply beginning with the history and definition, you can use a problem (a classroom scenario of how to deal with students diverse needs and profiles) or case example (e.g. a video or lesson plan) as a starter so the participants will go through a problem-base or case-based process of learning, with the information/resources you provided supporting their deepening thinking, and with the participants reviewing/revisiting the initial case/problem in the end of your mini-course. Another aspect of improvement is create separate pages for different units and ease the reader's reading and navigation. But I understand that you have difficulty with wiki editing. I can help you do this, without affecting your final grade.