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Required Projects 2011-12


New iRead Teachers 
Project One - iPod Recording Routine
  1. Proposal - The first project uses the iPod's recording capabilities (using Voice Memos). The project needs to directly address Reading Comprehension.  Address at least one of the 6 strategies from Strategies that Work/Houghton Mifflin (or middle school equivalent) (Examples of strategies). Remember, for this project, you are not really developing a project, but developing a routine or strategy - something where, after learning this routine, students will know exactly what to do w/o much prompting and can possibly be applied to various other topics. Examples:
    1. Guided Class discussion
      1. After a discussion, student records developed idea; A/B, or predictions ala Kim BMary RChia G 
    2. Independent reading & reflecting (note: and perhaps trade, perhaps random teacher checks)
      1. picture walk or picture walk & revise (ala Socorro S); or wordless books (ala Harriet S)
      2. while reading a passage, student stops and records (predictions, wonderings, inferences, questioning, vocabulary...)(ala Christy S) or )Walt B); or (Moya M), or “Think Alouds Using Voice Memo” (Kathy W), or Science Questioning (Krystle M).
      3. while reading a chunk of writing from a textbook (features of text) and record summary or most important ideas (ala Del Dios)
    3. Fluency. Although not specifically Reading Comprehension (our Goal), Fluency, can be a scaffolded step for many students, both in understanding the text, as well as becoming more fluent with recoding skills.
      1. Fluency on the iPod (ala Chia G (handout will need to be adapted to a Free App)); ala Andrea S


Project One - iPod Recording Routine

  1. Reflection - : In Edmodo, post a detailed reflection & sample student audio files on or before Thursday, Jan 5th
Please Include:

Project 1 Submission
Title of Project or Routine
Teacher Name
Grade Level

Thorough Write-up of the Routine
  • Where in your day or lesson does this routine occur?
  • How long does this routine take?
  • How did you teach this routine?
  • What research based strategy does this routine target?
  • In what other areas can this routine be used?
  • What classroom management techniques were used?
Reflection
  • things that went well
  • something you wish you had done or would like to change
Data
  • assessment  data
  • informal/formal observation
Uploaded Files
  • Student Audio Samples
  • Document Files (checklists, handouts, etc.)
  • Photographs

Project Two - iPod Recording Routine

(Using Sonic Pics or StoryKit)

Reflection - : In Edmodo, post a detailed reflection & sample student audio files on or before Thursday, March 8th

Please Include:

Project 2 Submission
Title of Project or Routine
Teacher Name
Grade Level

Thorough Write-up of the Routine
  • Where in your day or lesson does this routine occur?
  • How long does this routine take?
  • How did you teach this routine?
  • What research based strategy does this routine target?
  • In what other areas can this routine be used?
  • What classroom management techniques were used?
Reflection
  • things that went well
  • something you wish you had done or would like to change
Data
  • assessment  data
  • informal/formal observation
Uploaded Files
  • Student Audio Samples
  • Document Files (checklists, handouts, etc.)
  • Photographs
Veteran iRead Teachers
Project One - Small Routine Project

Veteran iRead teachers have two projects to document.  Being one-to-one, you are of course doing way more than that with your iPods, but two projects will be brainstormed, planned, described, and shared.

Our first project this is really more of a routine.  The idea is to develop a routine project - something that students can do easily and you can substitute different content into. Using Data about an area that your students need to improve (recommend using MAPS or report card needs), plan a routine project that addresses that data. The idea of developing a routine project is that you would be able to apply the same project to some other data need. 

Nov 4 - Discuss and document (on a group Google Doc) ideas for general projects that could become routines. Back at school, look at data and plan a project made of several parts.
Nov 16 - Project One Proposal due in Edmodo.  In the post, have the first three lines be:
Project 1 Proposal 
Grade Level
Teacher Name
(Your name isn't searchable if it is not in the body of the Edmodo post.) 
Nov 30 - Mentors will have commented your proposal on or by this date
Dec 2 - Discuss Proposals and Project One Submission
Jan 5 - Project 1 Submission Due in Edmodo (includes heading, write-up, reflection, media, and data)

Submission
Create Edmodo Post - post in EUSD iRead group (NOT individual grade level groups)

(Start with this heading)
Project 1 or Routine 1
Title of Project / Routine
Teacher Name
Grade Level

Pre
  • What is the learning objective?:
  • Standard targeted (based on the data you looked at):
  • What learning do the students need prior to the lesson? (tech/background knowledge/brainstorming sheet used):
  • Teaching strategy used:
  • Length of lesson(s)/time:
  • Tech level of teacher:
  • Time to work (Play) with the app before having to use for a project.

During
  • Steps
  • Handouts?
  • Language frames (if used, side-by-side)

Extensions for fast finishers. 
Differentiation Ideas
End

Reflection
  • Do two stars (things that went well) and a wish (something you wish you had done or would like to change).

Data
Scaffolds needed for struggling students:

How else could I apply this activity or strategy, etc?

Student Samples

Routine Write-up
Where in your day or lesson does this routine occur?
How long does this routine take?
How did you teach this routine?
What research based strategy does this routine target?
In what other areas can this routine be used?

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Project Two - Another Routine

Our second project is simply another routine.  This needs to be a different routine, not a different application of the first routine you created.

Using Data about an area that your students need to improve (recommend using MAPS, report card needs, or some other measurable data), plan a different routine that addresses that data. 

Jan 6 - Discuss and document (on a group Google Doc) ideas for general projects that could become routines. Back at school, look at data and plan a new routine.
Feb 1 - Project Two Proposal due in Edmodo.  In the post, have the first three lines be:
Project 2 Proposal 
Teacher Name
Grade Level (write it like this: Grade 2)
iRead Veteran
(Your name isn't searchable if it is not in the body of the Edmodo post.) 

Feb 3
 - iRead MtgDiscuss Proposals 
Mar 7 - Project 2 Submission Due in Edmodo (includes heading, write-up, reflection, media, and data)
Mar 9 - iRead Mtg - Share projects

Submission
Create Edmodo Post - post in EUSD iRead group (NOT individual grade level groups)

(Start with this heading)
Project 2 Submission
Title of Routine
Teacher Name
Grade Level
iRead Veteran

Pre
  • What is the learning objective?:
  • Standard targeted (based on the data you looked at):
  • What learning do the students need prior to the lesson? (tech/background knowledge/brainstorming sheet used):
  • Teaching strategy used:
  • Length of lesson(s)/time:
  • Tech level of teacher:
  • Time to work (Play) with the app before having to use for a project.

During
  • Steps
  • Handouts?
  • Language frames (if used, side-by-side)

Extensions for fast finishers. 
Differentiation Ideas
End

Reflection
  • Do two stars (things that went well) and a wish (something you wish you had done or would like to change).

Data
Scaffolds needed for struggling students:

How else could I apply this activity or strategy, etc?

Student Samples

Routine Write-up
Where in your day or lesson does this routine occur?
How long does this routine take?
How did you teach this routine?
What research based strategy does this routine target?
In what other areas can this routine be used?
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