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 #EDCI-323-F2014   Final Teacher Assessment: Here is your assessment for each phase of your PBL project. We will sit down and discuss each element together including your self assessment.

Phase Four Part 1-An Assessment Conversation:
Assessment: Assessment for your project is happening all of the time. The expectations are made clear. Models are provided for you. Assistance is always available. This is an in class only project, so you don't need to worry about target deadlines that include homework. You have many choices along the way on this project and you need to embrace the variety offered to you. Much of this project will be independent, however peer feedback/assistance is always available. If I witness one student has a great idea or is able to assist another student, you will have another layer of support and guidance that you can have. Each of us have strengths and weaknesses, build upon your strengths and offer othes assistance as necessary. I am constantly observing your independent learning skills and that is part of your evaluation on a daily basis. How well you use your time is of great importance as in your future education and work environments, there are few if any rewards for being off task. Peer evaluation, teacher evaluation and self evaluation all offer you levels of undertstanding about your work. They speak to your work not to who you are. There is always ways to improve your work, and you must not take evaluation seriously by feeling put down or offended. 

Phase Four: Part One- PBL-Project  Find Your Role Model-Self Asssessment:
You will self assess your entire project. Be honest and evaluate how you did on the scale provided.
Self Assessment allows us to learn and refine our own skills and helps us to 'raise our own bar' for expectations and performance.

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 #EDCI-323-F2014 Phase 3-Part Two-Your Project-A Short and brief view of a Model:
         Here is a very short sample beginning I created for my role model, Nelson Mandela. I used Storify as my model. In my Storify short model for you to look at, I included some background information on my subject, a moving gif, a video clip and some quotes. This is only the beginning of my project model, but it stands as an example of what you can and should be doing in your research project. Be creative and don't limit yourself. Add information, images, videos, quotes, name it and you will create a dynamic presentation to teach others about your chosen role model. Be sure to add important Big Ideas that you learned about their lives-early-middle-end if they have already passed away. Include how they stand out as a role model; what you can learn and use from their life to improve your own life; and what lessons stand out as being those that inspire and make you imagine your own success.

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Students completed an art-Muliple Intelligences Art Connection To Text-demonstrating their understanding of the "I Am Malala" readings, note taking and writing to a visual art project. #EDCI-323-F2014
Malala Yousafzai Art Connection To Text
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Phase 3: Part One-My Chosen Role Model

I will focus my in depth study on _______________________ as my role model. 

Now you have found your way to the one person you will study in more depth. Perhaps they have articles written about them. There might be video clips or news clips about their accomplishments. There are probably images of them on the web. This is your deep exploration phase. If you are not finding enough information on this one person in this phase of the project, you will need to refer back to the other 3 people to switch to one of them as your focus. Use this google document-make a copy and add your name to the title-share with me...then use Google Research Tool.

Phase 2: Part One-Find Your Role Modell #EDCI-323-F2014
This next phase is the research phase where students will research 4 possible role models and choose one. In this phase, they will be responsible for doing research, noting links and sites they've visited and learned from, create a list of possible role models they are interested in learning more about, research each of those people-get at least one page of notes on each and at least 4 sites that they visited for information-This Research phase will be completed in a Google Document using the Research Tool right in Google Documents.

This is a work in progress:

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Phase One-Part 3/3:   #EDCI-323-F2014
Putting it All Together:
Now you will take what you have learned about  what makes a Role Model and write a 5 Paragraph Painted Essay -You will use my basic introductory Nelson Mandela Model to guide you and the video clips on how to write/improve your essay writing skills.
How to Organize Your Essay (" The Machine ")
Self Assessment:
Peer Review-Assessment-Introductory Paragraph:

Each phase of the 5 paragraph essay will follow the same format.  Students will complete the next paragraph, use my Nelson Mandela Painted Essay format as their model, write their essay, share it with me on Google Drive so I can add feedback and comments in the process-21st Century Tools, self assess using the self assessment format sheets, get peer assessment completed from other students in my other classes-Each phase will not have a student name on their drafts and will receive feedback from others. Students will also learn from the process of giving feedback to other student drafts, unidentified by name. This loop of writing, using a model, self assess, peer assess, improve their own drafts based on the feedback, and then moving onto the next part of the 5 paragraph essay, will help them refine their own writing and give an importance to the feedback they receive. These are struggling learners, many of whom have never written a 5 paragraph persuasive essay before.

Assessment: Phase One- Part 2: #EDCI-323-F2014
Student Presentation-will measure understanding and BIG ideas from students' exploration of the articles in part one and the video clips. The assessment piece will be their own production of their projects-choosing their own presentation format-Checklist for student presentation:

___ Student included BIG Ideas from the articles and videos
___ Student included relevant topical video and or images
___ Student has one slide, for each article and each video
___ Student demonstrated understanding and usage of the digital
           tool they chose.
___ Student followed  punctuation, capitalization, and grammer
           sentence/paragraph conventions
___ Students created a visually dynamic presentation for a wide
          audience of their peers and the world. 

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Post # 2:  Driving Question  #EDCI-323-F2014

No printed word, nor spoken plea can teach young minds what they should be. Not all the books on all the shelves – but what the teachers are themselves.
Rudyard Kipling

Find Your Role Model-Powerful Driving Question
HOTS-Driving Question

What can we learn from people who stand out as role models?

Possible answers:
-How to survive life's hardships
-Ways to meet goals
-To understand and embrace the vision 
-To see what is possible
-To energize and empower
-They can function as a springboard
-Anyone can be a role model:
They can be anyone, from a NBA star to a, child, to a regular man or woman in your neighborhood....

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