Middle Level Education
Spring 2018 - EDU 321 - UMF
~~A Work in Progress Check Back Often~~

--Session--
--What Will We Do in Class--
--What You Need To Have Done Before Coming to Class--
Week 1
Tues. 1/23
  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Profile - Knowing the Learner
  3. Personal Learning Communities - Communication Style
  4. Syllabus Read and bring questions to class 1/30
  5. Middle School Structure
  6. Selection of Teams
  7. Creating a Blog Labels (TWB, TP2000, MMM)

Week 2
Tues. 1/30
  1. Syllabus
  2. Discussion of Chapters - Process
  3. Essential Belief Statement
  4. Teams - Skype Buddies or Google Hangout
  5. Turning Points 2000 Recommendations
  6. Discussion of Chapter 17 MMM
  7. Start creating a middle school - Theme, team names, school names and Mission Statement
  8. Team Book Selection
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2 & p. 102-105 Turning Points 2000 and Chapters 1, 2, 17 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare reflective statements (250-300 words) for each chapter 1 & 2 for TP2000 DUE 1/25 by 7:00 PM and chapter each 1 & 2 MMM DUE 1/30
  3. Create a wiki and blog account if you don't have one. If you have one please bring your log information (username and password)
  4. Syllabus Read and bring questions
  5. Blog Team 1 Synthesis Chapters 1, 2 Turning Points 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  6. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 1, 2 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  7. WIP: Belief Statement
Week 3
Tues. 2/6
  1. Delicious or Diigo
  2. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 1 and Team 2
  3. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements
  4. TWB vs Turning Point 2000
  5. Mission Statement
  6. EduBlog Awards
  7. Select Team Leaders
  8. Video - Ron Clark Academy
  9. Characteristics of Young Adolescents (10-14)
  10. Teaming/Advising/Partnership
  11. Digital Learning
  12. (Team vs School) and Name of School
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 1-26 up to "Leadership and Organization Characteristics" and Reflect on This We Believe pages 1-26 (250-300 words) DUE 2/1 by 7:00 PM
  2. Read: This We Believe pages 27-33 up to "Culture and Community Characteristics" and Reflect on This We Believe pages 27-33 (250-300 words), continue to add to your This We Believe Blog DUE 2/1 by 7:00 PM
  3. Chapters 11, 12 Meet Me in the Middle and Chapter 6 Turning Point 2000. Prepare reflective statements for chapters 11, and 12 of MMM (250-300 words) DUE 2/6
  4. Due: Blog Team 1 and 2
  5. Due Monday Feb. 5 by 1:00: Essential Belief Statement (500-600 words) and upload to the class wiki using docx format and make sure your name is part of the file.
  6. Blog Team 3 Synthesis Chapters 11,12 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  7. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 4
Tues. 2/13
  1. Select a blog/wiki to follow EduBlog Awards
  2. School Name/Mission
  3. Integrated Curriculum
  4. Why Integrate Technology into Curriculum
  5. Video
  6. Work session: Create your grade level avatars (15 different avatars - Consider - Ethnicity, Gender, Age, Socioeconomic Status, Exceptionality (Gifted, Special Education, ELL, 504), Learning Style (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic), Interest, etc...) Make them as diverse as possible.
  7. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 3
  8. Finland Integration
  9. Unit Selection Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview and Understanding, Questions.
  10. Maine Learning Results and Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
  11. ICTmagic
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 33-42 up to "Call to Action", Reflect on This We Believe pages 33-42 (250-300 words) continue to add to your This We Believe Blog DUE 2/8 by 7:00 PM
  2. Read: This We Believe pages 43-62 and Reflect on This We Believe pages 43-62 (250-300 words), continue to add to your This We Believe Blog read chapter 9 MMM and prepare a reflective statement DUE 2/13
  3. Due: Blog Team 3
  4. Bring ideas for integrated unit.
  5. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapters 9 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  6. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 5
Tues. 2/20
  1. Discussion of Chapter/Blog Team 4
  2. Middle School Schedule
  3. Education You Scheduleand Brochureand Articleand Slides with Data
  4. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  5. Finalize School Name/Team Names and School Mission
  6. Share Unit Overview, an understanding and essential question for the unit and student list and your team schedule.
  7. Enduring Understanding, Guided Question
  1. Due: Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview on class wiki and include the understanding and essential question for the unit. Include your grade level mission and schedule will be completed in class.
  2. Due: Blog Team 4
  3. Due: Complete your avatars
  4. Due: Post URL for the blog or wiki you are following on wiki
  5. Due: This We Believe Final Blog of pages1-62 add at least two hyperlinks then post a Hyperlink of your This We Believe Blog on the artifacts page.
  6. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 6
Tues. 2/27
  1. Sharing TWB - Daniel
  2. Understandings/Questions Feedback Session
  3. Critical Content and Skills, Instructional Plan Origami

  4. New Team Leader
  1. Due: Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
    for feedbacking and Scoring Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview
  2. Read: Chapter 3 Turning Point 2000 and Prepare a reflective statement for Chapter 3 Turning Point 2000.
  3. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapters 3 Turning Point 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blog a week and half from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 7
Tues. 3/6
  1. Share something from the blog or wiki your following
  2. Critical Content and Skills for feedback
  3. Blog Team 4
  4. Work session on Instructional Plan
  5. Instructional Plan, Performance Task, Scorer Guide Graphic Organizers and Cooperative Learning Activities

  6. Work session on Performance Task and Rubrics
  7. Rcampus - Rubrics
  8. Web 2.0 Resources
  9. Maine Learning Technology Initiatives MLTI
  10. Plan for Work session on Book Talk for next
  1. Due: Critical Content and Skills for feedback and Enduring Understanding and Guided Questions for scoring.
  2. Due: Blog Team 4
  3. WIP: Instructional Plan.
  4. Due: Bring ideas for you unit performance task.
  5. WIP: Finish Reading your Book for the Book Talk Presentation.
Tues. 3/13
No Class
UMF Spring Break

Week 8
Tues. 3/20
  1. Instructional Planner Feedback
  2. Finish working on Performance Task and Rubrics with feedbacking
  3. Work session on Book Talk
  1. Due: Instructional Planner for feedback and Critical Content and Skills for scoring.
  2. Read: Chapters 4, 13 Meet Me in the Middle and Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 1 Synthesis Chapters 4, 13 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. WIP: Plan for your Book Talk Presentation work session.
Week 9
Tues. 3/27
  1. Book Talk Presentation Student-Oriented Curriculum - Daniel and Dom
  2. Motivation
  3. Blog Team 1
  4. Classroom Learning Environment
  5. WebQuest Resources and Process work session
  6. Technology Integration TPACK TPACK Resources
  1. Due: Instructional Planners for scoring and Performance Task/Rubric for feedback
  2. Read: Chapter 3 Meet Me in the Middle and Prepare a reflective statement for chapter 3.
  3. Due: Blog Team 1
  4. WIP: WebQuest - Bring Resources (all of your ideas and sources from each content areas for the performance task/webquest
  5. Due: Team - Student-Oriented Curriculum Book Talk Presentation - Team - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  6. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 3 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  7. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 10
Tues. 4/3
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Whole New Mind - Abby and Tabby
  2. Blog Team 2 David and Team 1 Dom
  3. WebQuest Process and Web Resources for feedback
  4. WebQuest
  5. Work Session: WebQuest/Student Sample
  6. Lesson Plan
  7. Lesson Plan Descriptions and Rubric
  1. Read: Chapter 6, 7, 8 Meet Me in the Middle and Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog Student-Oriented Curriculum 3/29
  3. Due: WebQuest Process and Web Resources for feedback and Performance Task and rubric for scoring
  4. Due: Becoming a Whole New Mind Book Talk Presentation Team - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  5. Due: Book Response - Student-Oriented Curriculum (Email it)
  6. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 6,7,8 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  7. WIP: WebQuest/Student Sample
  8. WIP: Lesson Plan
Week 10
Tues. 4/10
  1. Blog Team 2 Dan, Jamie and Team 3 Abby
  2. Yoga Session at the Landing depart 2:15 (2:30-3:45)
  3. 4:00 - Book Talk Presentation Gender Matters - David and Jamie
  4. If you own an iPad please bring it to the next class.
  1. Read: Chapter 4, 8 Turning Points 2000 and Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  2. Read: Bright Futures as an overview and focus on the Core Practices and Snapshots
  3. Due: Book Talk Blog Becoming a Whole New Mind 4/5
  4. Due: Blog Team 2
  5. Due: WebQuest Process/Web Resources for Scoring and WebQuest for feedback
  6. Blog Team 3 Synthesis Chapters 4, 8 Turning Point 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  7. Due: Gender Matters Book Talk Presentation - Team - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  8. Due: Book Response - A Whole New Mind (Email it )
  9. WIP: WebQuest/Student Sample and Lesson Plan

Note: If you want Feedback on your lesson drop it off to my mailbox in ed.ctr. 219 on Mon. 4/16 by 1:00.
Week 11
Tues. 4/17
  1. Book Talk Presentation Mindset - Nate and Dan
  2. Blog Team 3
  3. Discuss Bright Futures What's common with This We Believe and Turning Point 2000 and
    MAMLE
  4. Go get iPads in Ed. Ctr. 306
  5. iPads Find Apps to enhance your lesson plan.
  6. Finalize Team Portfolio Artifacts/Zip File NOTE - http://www.pdfmerge.com is a free online tool for merging pdf files
  7. Work Session: Team Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample and Individual Presentation of Lesson Plans (include App) for each Content Area.
  1. If you own an iPad please bring it to class
  2. Due: Mindset Book Talk Presentation Team - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  3. Due: Book Talk Blog Gender Matters 4/12
  4. Read: Chapter 9 Turning Point 2000, Chapter 15 Meet Me in the Middle and Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter
  5. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapter 9 Turning Points 2000 Chapters 15 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  6. Due: Blog Team 3
  7. Due: Book Response Gender Matters (Email it)
  8. WIP: Lesson Plan, App and WebQuest Student Sample
Week 12
Tues. 4/24
  1. Portfolio Presentation Schedule next week
  2. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample, and Presentation of Lesson Plans (include App) for each Content Area
  3. Reflection Statement
  4. Standards Portfolio
  1. Return iPads
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog Mindset 4/19
  3. Due: Book Talk Response Mindset (Email it)
  4. Due: Blog Team 4
  5. Due: Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample. Post files or links on class wiki.
  6. Due: Lesson Plan, App Post files on class wiki by content areas within teams.
  7. Due: Hard Copy of Team Portfolio
Week 14
Tues. 5/1
  1. Proficiency-Based Education
  2. Benchmark Sheets
  3. Additional Certification for grades 5-8 need to take Middle School Content Area Praxis II
  4. Reflection Statement
  5. UMF Evaluation
  1. Read: Maine Department of Education Proficiency-Based Education
  2. Bring Laptop to class for UMF evaluation
  3. Due: Reflection Statement post on class wiki