Unit 4: Putting it All Together

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Learning objectives:

Mbtarget.pngAt the end of this unit learners will be able to:

1) Synthesize knowledge gained in mini-course to generate and implement a lesson plan using peer evaluation.
2) Complete a self-assessment of lesson plan development and implementation by answering 4 reflection questions.

Lesson:

Remember that lesson plans not only give you a guide for instruction, they provide an opportunity for you to think about your learners, what they know and what you would like them to accomplish. While peer evaluation is the intended physical framework for your lesson plan, think about what you want your students to accomplish through the use of it. Is it your goal to strengthen writing skills? Reviewing or editing skills? Are you trying to encourage more group discussion and collaborative work among your students? Are you trying to shift your instructional pedagogy toward student-centered learning techniques?

  • Step 1: Use the information you have learned in the previous units as well as any additional resources to create a lesson plan using peer evaluation.
  • Step 2: Implement your lesson plan in a classroom. (Accommodation can be made if access to a classroom is not available, see Modifications section below)

Mbtip.jpeg Please right-click the links below (and all external links in this mini-course) and select "open in new tab". This is not essential but makes for easier navigation back to this page once the activity is complete!

  • Use the sample lesson plans below as a guide:
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It Works: Peer Review for the Collaborative Classroom
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Peer Edit With Perfection: Effective Strategies
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The Sidekick & the Superhero: Using Google Drive For Peer-Assessment (This is not a formal lesson plan but is a good example of incorporating technology into peer evaluation)
  • To generate content, use resources from this mini-course as well as any additional resources you find helpful in creation of your lesson plan.
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For pedagogical rationale and benefits review Unit 1: The Benefits of Peer Evaluation
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For student-centered learning approaches review Unit 2: Creating a Student-Centered Classroom
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For instructional methods and examples review Unit 3: What Does Peer Evaluation Look Like?
  • Feeling Stuck? Use the link below to view lesson plans and reflections of previous participants in this mini-course.
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Summary of previous mini-course participants


Mbtip.jpegExperience in writing lesson plans is a prerequisite for this mini-course however for additional help or reference see the lesson plan resource links below:

Modifications:

If you do not have access to a classroom in which to implement your lesson plan:

  • Omit any steps which require implementation.
  • For learning exercise self-assessment questions:
Question 1) Identify any areas in which you forsee possible difficulty or feel unclear about.
Question 2) If you have conducted peer evaluation in the past, explain what you have done differently in this lesson plan after completing the mini-course.
If you have not conducted peer evaluation in the past, skip this question.
Question 3) Only answer portion of question regarding generating lesson plan.
Question 4) Answer question as-is.

Learning exercise:

Once you have completed both development and implementation of your lesson plan, use the link below to upload your lesson plan and answer the accompanying questions to report and reflect on your experience.

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Conclusion:

Congratulations on completing Unit 4! Before you end the course let's look back at this lesson's objective to see if you've reached it.

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Mbnext.pngObjectives: 1) Synthesize knowledge gained in mini-course to generate and implement a lesson plan using peer evaluation.
2) Complete a self-assessment of lesson plan development and implementation by answering 4 reflection questions.
Questions to ask yourself:
  • Did I create and implement a peer evaluation lesson plan?
  • Did I answer the reflection questions?

If you can answer these questions then you have finished the course and completed the puzzle, congratulations!

If you think you are't quite there yet, head back to the beginning of the course to review the units.

Links:

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Mbgo.png Click here to visit MaryBeth Cardone's portfolio page

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References:

Cpalms. It Works: Peer Review for the Collaborative Classroom. Retrieved 6 December 2014 from http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResource/Preview/49033.

Dennis-Shaw, S. ReadWriteThink. Peer Edit With Perfection: Effective Strategies. Retrieved 6 December 2014 from http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/peer-edit-with-perfection-786.html?tab=4.

Eglin, K. Colorado State University. Teaching Guide: Writing Lesson Plans. Retrieved 6 December 2014 from: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/lesson_plans/.

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Hardison, J. Getting Smart. The Sidekick & the Superhero: Using Google Drive For Peer-Assessment. 26 December 2012. Retrieved from http://gettingsmart.com/2012/12/the-sidekick-the-superhero-using-google-drive-for-peer-assessment/.

Iconleak. (Designer). Clip, film, movie, timestamp icon. Retrieved 7 December 2014, from: https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/103860/clip_film_movie_timestamp_icon#size=128.

James, M. (Designer). Arrow, bullet icon. Retrieved November 16, 2014, from: https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/5080/arrow_bullet_icon.

Milkova, S. University of Michigan. Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning. Retrieved 6 December 2014, from: http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/p2_5.

Murray, B. Scholastic. The New Teacher's Guide to Creating Lesson Plans. Retrieved 6 December 2014, from: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/new-teachers-guide-creating-lesson-plans.

The Teaching Center. How to Plan and Guide In-Class Peer-Review Sessions. Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved 6 December 2014 from http://teachingcenter.wustl.edu/strategies/Pages/peer-review-how-to.aspx#.VIORVr6gmS0.

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