Middle Level Education
Spring 2017 - 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
Wed. 1/18
  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Profile - Knowing the Learner
  3. Personal Learning Communities - Communication Style
  4. Syllabus Read and bring questions to class 1/23

Week 2
Mon. 1/23
  1. Syllabus
  2. Middle School Structure
  3. Selection of Teams
  4. Discussion of Chapters - Process
  5. Creating a Blog Labels (TWB, TP2000, MMM)
  6. Essential Belief Statement
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2 & p. 102-105 Turning Points 2000
  2. Prepare reflective statements (250-300 words) for chapter 1 & 2.
  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.
Week 2
Wed. 1/24
  1. Teams - Skype Buddies or Google Hangout
  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
  5. Book Selection
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2, 17 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare reflective statements (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 3
Mon. 1/30
  1. Delicious or Diigo
  2. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 1
  3. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements
  4. TWB vs Turning Point 2000
  5. Mission Statement
  6. EduBlog Awards
  7. Selection of Blog
  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. Set up Delicious Account if you don't have one and bring your username and password.
  4. Due: Blog Team 1 -
  5. Due: 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.
Week 3
Wed. 2/1
  1. Select Team Leaders
  2. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 2
  3. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements
  4. Video - Ron Clark Academy
  5. Characteristics of Young Adolescents (10-14)
  6. Teaming/Advising/Partnership
  7. Digital Learning
  8. 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 reflective statements 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
Week 4
Mon. 2/6
  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.
  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. 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.
Week 4
Wed. 2/8
  1. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 3
  2. Finland Integration
  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
  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. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 5
Mon. 2/13
Snow Day
  1. Discussion of Chapter/Blog Team 3
  2. Middle School Schedule
  3. Education You Scheduleand Brochureand Articleand Slides with Data
  1. Due: Draft of Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview on wiki
  2. WIP: Read your team book.
  3. Due: Blog Team 3
  4. WIP: This We Believe Blog of pages1-62 add at least two hyperlinks.
  5. Due: Complete your avatars
  6. Due: Post URL for the blog or wiki you are following on wiki
Week 5
Wed. 2/15
Snow Day
UMF Closed at 12:00
  1. Discussion of Chapter/Blog Team 4
  2. Finalize School Name/Team Names and School Mission
  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 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: 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.
  3. Due: Blog Team 4
  4. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 6
Mon. 1/27
  1. Catch up on 2/13 & 2/15
  2. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  3. Understandings/Questions Feedback Session
  4. Critical Content and Skills, Instructional Plan Origami
  1. Due: Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
    for feedbacking. And Scoring Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview
  2. Read: Chapter 3 Turning Point 2000
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for chapter 3 Turning Point 2000.
  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
Wed. 3/1
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Knowledge, Skills Feedback Session Blooms
  3. Instructional Plan, Performance Task, Scorer Guide
  4. Graphic Organizers and Cooperative Learning Activities
  5. New Team Leader
  1. Due: Knowledge, Skills for feedback
  2. Due: Understanding and Questions for scoring.
Week 7
Mon. 3/6
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Share something from the blog or wiki your following
  3. Blog Team 4
  4. Work on Instructional Plan
  5. Performance Task - Ideas
  1. Due: Critical Content and Skills for feedback/scoring.
  2. Due: Blog Team 4
  3. WIP: Instructional Plan.
  4. WIP: Finish Reading your Book for the Book Talk Presentation.
Week 7
Wed. 3/8
  1. Instructional Plans Feedback Session
  2. Work on Performance Task and Rubrics
  3. Rcampus - Rubrics
  4. Web 2.0 Resources
  5. Maine Learning Technology Initiatives MLTI
  6. Plan for Work session on Book Talk for next week
  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: Plan for your Book Talk Presentation work session.
Week 8
Mon. 3/13
  1. Work session on Book Talk
  1. WIP: Performance Task, Rubric
  2. Due: Instructional Plan for scoring.
Week 8
Wed. 3/15
  1. Blog Team 1
  2. WebQuest Resources and Process
  3. Web 2.0 Resources
  4. 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 for the performance task/webquest
Week 9
Mon. 3/20
  1. Book Talk Presentation Student-Oriented Curriculum - Team 2 Drew, Sarah
  2. Motivation
  1. Due: Team 3 - Student-Oriented Curriculum Book Talk Presentation - Team 3 - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  2. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 9
Wed. 3/22
  1. Blog Team 2
  2. English Language Learners - Share MLTI File
  3. WebQuest
  4. Work Session: WebQuest/Student Samplle
  5. Lesson Plan
  6. Lesson Plan Descriptions and Rubric

  1. Read: Chapter 6, 7, 8 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 2 & 3 Synthesis Chapters 6 Sarah and Drew, 7 Hannah and Isaac, 8 Jordan 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. Due 4/3
  4. Due: Book Talk Blog Student-Oriented Curriculum
  5. Due: Performance Task and rubric for scoring.
  6. Due: WebQuest Process and Web Resources for Feedback
Week 10
Mon. 4/3
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Whole New Mind Team 4 Jordan, Kally, Marissa moved to 4/5
  1. Due: Becoming a Whole New Mind Book Talk Presentation Team 1 - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  2. Due: Book Response - Student-Oriented Curriculum (Email it)
  3. WIP: WebQuest/Student Sample
  4. WIP: Lesson Plan
  5. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 10
Wed. 4/5
  1. Blog Team 2 & 3
  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
  6. New Team Leader
  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: Book Talk Blog Becoming a Whole New Mind
  5. Due: Blog Team 2
  6. Due: WebQuest Process/Web Resources for Scoring
  7. Due: WebQuest for feedback
  8. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest and Lesson Plan
Week 11
Mon. 4/10
  1. Book Talk Presentation Gender Matters - Team 3 Isaac, Hannah
  2. Everyone reflects in their blog about the presentation.
  3. Jordan Present - MMM Chapter 8
  4. Discuss Bright Futures What's common with This We Believe and Turning Point 2000
  1. Due: Gender Matters Book Talk Presentation - Team 4 - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  2. Due: Book Response - A Whole New Mind (Email it )
  3. Read: Bright Futures as an overview and focus on the Core Practices and Snapshots
  4. Due: WebQuest for scoring
  5. WIP: Lesson Plan
  6. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest and Lesson Plan
Week 11
Wed. 4/12
  1. Book Talk Presentation Mindset - Team 1 - Laura, Lydia
  2. Everyone reflects in their blog about the presentation.
  3. Presenters -TP 2000 Chapter 4 Marissa
  4. Prepare for next weeks work sessions and check-in on progress of Student Sample and Brochure.
  1. Due: Mindset Book Talk Presentation Team 2 - Upload your presentation and information to the artifacts page.
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog Gender Matters
  3. Read: Chapter 9 Turning Point 2000, Chapter 15 Meet Me in the Middle
  4. 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. WIP: Lesson Plan, Attachments and Lesson Student Sample
  7. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest and Lesson Plan
  8. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 12
Mon. 4/17
  1. iPads Find Apps to enhance your lesson plan.
  2. Finalize Team Portfolio Artifacts/Zip File NOTE - http://www.pdfmerge.com is a free online tool for merging pdf files
  3. Finland School Reform
  4. Work Sessions - Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. If you own an iPad please bring it to class
    Due: Book Talk Blog Mindset
  2. Due: Book Response Gender Matters (Email it)
  3. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  4. WIP: Lesson Plan, App and Student Sample Tutorial
  5. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest
Week 12
Wed. 4/19
  1. Chapter 8 TP2000 Kally
  2. iPads in Practicum Great resources from UMF practicum Apps presentation given at ACTEM and Moose Tech conferences.
  3. Apps in Education all content areas
  4. EdShelfmore Apps
  5. Graphite lesson plans that include Apps
  6. iPad4Teaching resources for iPads
  7. Work Session
  • Mon. 4/24 - Team Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure. Each Team will get a 1/2 Hour.
  • Mon. 5/1 - Individual Presentation of Lesson Plans by Team (include App) for each Content Area and Student Sample
  1. Due: Book Talk Response Mindset (Email it)
  2. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  3. WIP: Lesson Plan, App, Student Sample Tutorial
  4. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest


Note: Monday, April 24 by 10:30 - Drop off your lesson in my mailbox in Ed. Ctr. 219 if you want feedback by Monday class 4/24
Week 13
Mon. 4/24

Wed. 4/26
Symposium
No class
  1. Portfolio Presentation Schedule Week of 5/1
  2. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample, and Student Led Conference Brochure
  3. Reflection Statement
  1. Return iPads
  2. Due: Blog Team 4
  3. Due: Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample and Brochure for Student Led Conference. Post files or links on class wiki.
  4. Due: Hard Copy of Team Portfolio - everything except lessons and bring it to class.
  5. WIP: Add an App to your Lesson Plan
  6. WIP: Lesson Plan, App, Student Sample
  7. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest
Week 14
Mon. 5/1
  1. Presentation of Lesson Plans (include App) for each Content Area and Student Sample
  2. Proficiency -Based Education
  3. Reflection Statement clarifying questions
  1. Read: Maine Department of Education Proficiency-Based Education
  2. Due: Lesson Plan, App, Student Sample Post files on class wiki by content areas within teams.
  3. Due: Final Hard Copy of Team Portfolio
  4. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Wed. 5/3
  1. Benchmark Sheets
  2. Additional Certification for grades 5-8 need to take Middle School Content Area Praxis II
  3. Reflection Statement
  4. UMF Evaluation
  1. Bring Laptop to class for UMF evaluation
  2. Due: Reflection Statement post on class wiki