Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle help with moving to online

Calendar

Course calendar can be found above and HERE. But you might refer instead to our Weekly Task Support page HERE

G+ Community

We will share some of our work in a Google+ Community. We will write responses to readings, upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links here.

Let’s try this semester again…

Let’s try this semester again…

Hello awesome people,

Really look forward to reconnecting and finding some sort of routine in this strange time. I’ve revised the calendar, but mainly the calendar is a quick view: I’ll send updates on Mondays with the tasks for the week. These Monday updates will have more detailed plans. Mostly, your tasks will be due by Sundays.

Going forward, we have 3 main goals to accomplish:

  • Creating and revising Unit Plans: *NOTE, I gave you a few more days to finish your drafts of the Unit plan. Due in a shared Google Doc to me by Sunday night, March 29.
  • Creating your Portfolio (your portfolio is a website, so sometimes I’ll call it that instead). This is the most important of these tasks since this is what gives you single subject clearance. Read over the instructions and I’ll answer all the questions as we go. You’ll be fine, but you can’t wait until the last minute to start this.
  • Working with our Professional Books (see Assignments page)

I’m going to offer that we meet informally on Thursdays at 5:00 via Zoom (for an hour or less). This is totally optional, but if you can manage it, it will give us a chance to connect, ask questions, and offer a low-stakes way for you to figure out Zoom. I’ve created a Google Form that asks about Zoom and about options for your professional book.

Please try to respond to the form as soon as you can so I can plan for Thursday’s Zoom hangout. LINK HERE

You’ll be working on those 3 goals mostly on your own time. I’ll create some ways for you to think about revisions of your Unit Plans, offer support as you design your websites, and facilitate peer feedback in the groups you chose before we left for break. Please advocate for what you need from me going forward. I will be flexible and am committed to your success.

Our routines:

  • Mondays: Kim email updates and supplement with video. I’ll post these updates and videos to our website too.
  • Kim will provide feedback along the way.
  • You’ll mostly have things due on Sundays.
  • Optional Zoom hangouts on Thursdays at 5:00pm for an hour or less.
    • I’ll send an email Thursday around noon with a link to the Zoom chat and place a link on the calendar too. You can download the Zoom app to your device to get started. With a link I will send via email, and the app downloaded, I can help as we get used to this platform. No worries. 

I think that’s all for now. Hope to see a lot of you Thursday on a Zoom chat if you can make it work.

Take care; wash your hands; just do the next right thing (aka: just make it from one “are you f*&^% kidding me” moment to another)


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