Middle Level Education
Spring 2015 - EDU 262 - 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. 1/20
  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Profile - Knowing the Learner
  3. Personal Learning Communities - Communication Style
  4. Student Information Complete for 1/22
  5. Syllabus Read and bring questions to class 1/22

Week 1
Thurs. 1/22
  1. Selection of Teams
  2. Middle School Structure
  3. Discussion of Chapters - Process
  4. Creating a Blog Labels (TWB, TP2000, MMM)
  5. Bright Futures Blog
  6. Syllabus
  7. Essential Belief Statement
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2 & p. 102-105 Turning Points 2000
  2. Prepare reflective statement (250-300 words) for chapter 1 and 2.
  3. Complete Student Information
  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.
Week 2
Tues. 1/27


Snow Day
  1. Book Selection/Skype Buddies
  2. Turning Points 2000 Recommendations
  3. Discussion of Chapter 17 MMM
  4. Start creating a middle school - Theme, team names, school names and Mission Statement
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2, 17 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare reflective statement (250-300 words) for chapters 1 and 2.
  3. 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.
  4. WIP: Belief Statement
Week 2
Thurs. 1/29
  1. Delicious
  2. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 1
  3. Mission Statement
  4. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements
  5. TWB vs Turning Point 2000
  6. EduBlog Awards and Best Educational Wikis
  7. Selection of Blog or Wiki to follow
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 1-26 up to "Leadership and Organization Characteristics"
  2. Reflect on This We Believe pages 1-26 (250-300 words)
  3. Due: Blog Team 1 - Chris W.
  4. Due: Essential Belief Statement (500-600 words) and upload to the class wiki and make sure your name is part of the file.
Week 3
Tues. 2/3
  1. Select Team Leaders
  2. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 2
  3. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements
  4. Characteristics of Young Adolescents (10-14)
  5. Teaming/Advising/Partnership
  6. Digital Learning
  7. Mission Statement (Team vs School) and Name of school
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 27-33 up to "Culture and Community Characteristics", Chapters 11, 12 Meet Me in the Middle and Chapter 6 Turning Point 2000.
  2. Reflect on This We Believe pages 27-33 (250-300 words), continue to add to your This We Believe Blog
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for chapters 11, and 12 of MMM (250-300 words).
  4. 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.
  5. Due: Blog Team 2
  6. Post url for the blog or wiki you are following on wiki
Week 3
Thurs. 2/5
  1. Sharing the blog/wiki you are following.
  2. Integrated Curriculum
  3. Why Integrate Technology into Curriculum?
  4. School Name/Mission
  5. Work session: Create your grade level avatars (15 different avatars - Consider ethnicity, gender, learning disability, learning styles, characteristics, etc...) Make them as diverse as possible.
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 33-42 up to "Call to Action", Chapter 9 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Reflect on This We Believe pages 33-42 (250-300 words), continue to add to your This We Believe Blog.
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for chapter 9 MMM.
  4. (AC) 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.
Week 4
Tues. 2/10
  1. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 3
  2. Revisit Mission Statement and select the final school name
  3. Unit Selection Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview and Understanding, Questions.
  4. Maine Learning Results and Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
  5. ICTmagic
  6. Finalize your avatars.
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 43-62
  2. Reflect on This We Believe pages 43-62 (250-300 words), continue to add to your This We Believe Blog.
  3. Read the draft mission statement and bring your thoughts to class, so we can continue the refinement process.
  4. Bring ideas for integrated unit.
  5. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 4
Thurs. 2/12
  1. Discussion of Chapter/Blog Team 4
  2. Middle School Schedules
  3. Book Talk Planning Session
  1. Due: Draft of Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview on wiki
  2. WIP: Read your team book.
  3. Due: Blog Team 4
  4. WIP: This We Believe Final Blog of pages1-62 and add at least two hyperlinks.
Week 5
Tues. 2/24
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Interesting Bill regarding snow day make-up.
  3. Share Unit Overview, an understanding and essential question for the unit and student list and your team schedule.
  4. Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
  1. Due: Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview Print a hard copy from the class wiki and include the understanding and essential question for the unit. Include your grade level mission and schedule.
  2. Due: This We Believe Final Blog of pages1-62 and add at least two hyperlinks. Hyperlink your This We Believe Blog.
  3. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 5
Thurs. 2/26
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Understandings/Questions Feedback Session
  3. Critical Content and Skills, Instructional Plan Origami
  1. Due: Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
    for feedbacking.
  2. Read: Chapter 3 Turning Point 2000
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  4. 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.
  5. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 6
Tues. 3/3
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. New Team Leaders for teams of 4
  3. Knowledge, Skills Feedback Session Blooms
  4. Instructional Plan, Performance Task, Scorer Guide
  5. Graphic Organizers and Cooperative Learning Activities
  1. Due: Knowledge, Skills for feedbacking
  2. Due: Understanding and Questions for scoring.
Week 6
Thurs. 3/5
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Blog Team 4
  3. Work on Instructional Plan
  4. Performance Task - Ideas
  5. Work session on Book Talk
  1. Due: Critical Content and Skills for scoring.
  2. Due: Blog Team 4
  3. WIP: Instructinal Plan.
  4. WIP: Finalize your Book Talk Presentation
Week 7
Tues. 3/10
  1. New Team leader for team of 3
  2. Instructional Plans Feedback Session
  3. Work on Performance Task and Rubrics
  4. Web 2.0 Resources
  5. Work session on Book Talk
  1. Read: Chapters 4, 13 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. 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. Due: Instructional Plan for feedback.
  5. Due: Bring ideas for you unit performance task.
  6. WIP: Finalize your Book Talk Presentation
Week 7
Thurs. 3/12
  1. Work session on Book Talk
  2. Maine Learning Technology Initiatives MLTI
  3. Maine International Center for Digital Learning MICDL
  4. Rcampus - Rubrics
  1. WIP: Performance Task, Scorer Guide
  2. Due: Instructional Plan for scoring.
  3. Explore the links under agenda 3/12
Week 8
Tues. 3/17
  1. Blog Team 1
  2. Sharing something new with your team members from the blog or wiki you have been following.
  3. WebQuest
  4. WebQuest Resources and Process
  5. Web 2.0 Resources
  6. Technology Integration TPACK TPACK Resources
  1. Read: Chapter 3 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for chapter 3.
  3. 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.
  4. Due: Blog Team 1
  5. Due: Performance Task and rubric for feedback
  6. WIP: WebQuest - Bring Resources (all of your ideas and sources from each content areas, as contribution to this page)
Week 8
Thurs. 3/19
  1. Blog Team 1
  2. Book Talk Presentation Student-Oriented Curriculum - Team 3
  3. Motivation
  1. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 9
Tues. 3/24
  1. Blog Team 2 and Kim
  2. English Language Learners - Share MLTI File
  3. Work Session: WebQuest
  1. Read: Chapter 6, 7, 8 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 6, 7, 8 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. Due: Performance Task and rubric for scoring.
  5. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 9
Thurs. 3/26
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Whole New Mind Team 4
  2. Lesson Plan
  1. Due: Book Response - Student-Oriented Curriculum
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog
  3. Due: Web Resources by content areas on wiki
  4. WIP: WebQuest/Student Sample
  5. WIP: Lesson Plan
  6. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 10
Tues. 4/7
  1. Blog Team 2
  2. Sharing something new with your team members from the blog or wiki you have been following.
  3. MAMLE
  4. Design Team Packet for Student Led Conferences
  5. Team Work: WebQuest/Student Sample
  1. Read: Chapter 4, 8 Turning Points 2000
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. 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.
  4. Due: Blog Team 2
  5. Due: WebQuest Process/Web Resources for Feedback
  6. WIP: WebQuest and Student Sample
Week 10
Thurs. 4/9
  1. Book Talk Presentation The Boys and Girls Learn Differently
  1. Due: Book Response - A Whole New Mind
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog
  3. Due: WebQuest Process/Web Resources/Rubrics for Scoring
  4. WIP: Lesson Plan
  5. WIP: WebQuest Student Sample
Week 11
Tues. 4/14
  1. Blog Team 3
  2. Video playing a musical instructment can effects the brain
  3. Finalize Team Portfolio Artifacts/Zip File
  4. Work Sessions - Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. Read: Chapter 9 Turning Point 2000, Chapter 15 Meet Me in the Middle, Student Led Conference Packet
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. 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.
  4. Due: WebQuest for Feedback
  5. WIP: Lesson Plan, Attachments and Lesson Student Sample
  6. WIP: WebQuest and Student Sample
  7. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 11
Thurs. 4/16
  1. Book Talk Presentation Mindset
  2. Prepare for next weeks work session
  1. Due: Book Response The Boys and Girls Learn Differently
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog
  3. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  4. WIP: LessonPlan/ Attachments/Student Sample
  5. WIP: Student Sample
  6. Due: WebQuest for Scoring
Week 12
Tues. 4/21
  1. Blog Team 4
  2. Bright Futures
  3. Develop Panel Questions and post on wiki
  4. NOTE - http://www.pdfmerge.com is a free online tool for merging pdf files
  5. Team Work Session - Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. Due: Blog Team 4
  2. Read: Bright Futures as an overview and focus on the Core Practices and Snapshots.
  3. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  4. Due: Lesson Plan for Feedback
  5. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest
Week 12
Thurs. 4/23
  1. iPad Workshop with Dr. Theresa
  2. Sharing something new with your team members from the blog or wiki you have been following.
  3. Find Apps to enhance your lesson plan.
  1. If you own an iPad please bring it to class.
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog and Book Talk Response from Mindset.
  3. Due: Book Talk Blog
  4. WIP: Post Questions for Middle School Panel on class wiki
  5. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  6. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest
  7. WIP: Add Apps to your Lesson Plan
  8. WIP: Lesson, Attachments/Student Sample (If you want more feedback please drop off a hard copy of your lesson to me Monday 4/27 by 1:00.
Week 13
Tues. 4/28
  1. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample/Tutorial, and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. Due: Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample/Tutorials and Brochure for Student Led Conference. Post files or links on class wiki.
  2. Due: Hard Copy of Team Portfolio - everything except lessons and bring it to class.
  3. Due 4/30: Post Questions for Middle School Panel on class wiki
Week 13
Thurs. 4/30
  1. Presentation of Lesson Plans (include App) for each Content Area/Student Sample.
  2. Proficiency -Based Education
  3. Reflection Statement
  4. Portfolio Presentation Schedule
  1. Return iPads
  2. Read: Maine Department of Education Proficiency-Based Education
  3. Due: Lesson Plan, Apps, Student Sample. Post files or on class wiki by content areas within teams.
  4. Due: Final Hard Copy of Team Portfolio
  5. Due: Middle School Panel Questions on class wiki
  6. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Tues. 5/3
  1. Middle Level Panel
  1. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Thurs. 5/5
  1. Debrief Middle School Panel
  2. Sign Cards
  3. Sharing of Reflection Statement
  4. UMF Evaluation
  1. Bring Laptop to class for UMF evaluation
  2. Due: Reflection Statement post on class wiki