Middle Level Education
Spring 2014 - 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. 1/21
  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Profile - Knowing the Learner
  3. Personal Learning Communities - Communication Style
  4. Student Information Complete for 1/23
  5. Syllabus Read and bring questions to class 1/23

Week 1
Thurs. 1/23
  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. 1/28
  1. Book Selection
  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. 1/30
  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
  2. Blog This We Believe pages 1-26 individually on your blog.
  3. Due: Blog Team 1
  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. 2/4
  1. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements
  2. Select Team Leaders/Skype Buddies
  3. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 2
  4. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements
  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, Chapters 11, 12 Meet Me in the Middle and Chapter 6 Turning Point 2000.
  2. Reflect on This We Believe pages 27-33, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for chapters 11, and 12 of MMM.
  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. 2/6
  1. Sharing of Essential Belief Statements and 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, Chapter 9 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Reflect on This We Believe pages 33-42, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog.
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for chapter 9 MMM.
  4. 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. 2/11
  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
  5. and Next Generation Science Standards
  6. and C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
  7. ICTmagic
  8. Finalize your avatars.
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 43-62
  2. Reflect on This We Believe pages 43-62, 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. Complete your big ideas for each content of the integrated unit to class.
  5. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 4
Thurs. 2/13
  1. Discussion of Chapter/Blog Team 4
  2. Learning and Customized Learning
  3. Middle School Schedules
  4. Book Talk Planning Session
  1. Due: 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. Hyperlink your This We Believe Blog.
Week 5
Tues. 2/25
  1. Roger MMM 9 /Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Share Unit Overview, an understanding and essential question for the unit and student list and your team schedule.
  3. Finalize School Mission, and vote on school name.
  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. 2/27
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Understandings/Questions Feedback Session
  3. Critical Content and Skills, Instructional Plan Origami
  4. Products and Web2.0
  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. 3/4
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. New Team Leaders 1,3,4
  3. Knowledge, Skills Feedback Session Blooms
  4. Instructional Plan, Performance Task, Scorer Guide
  1. Due: Knowledge, Skills for feedbacking
  2. Due: Understanding and Questions for scoring.
Week 6
Thurs. 3/6
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs Roger, Brittany
  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. 3/11
  1. Instructional Plans Feedback Session
  2. Work on Performance Task and Rubrics
  3. 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. 3/13

Snow Day
  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 3/13
Week 8
Tues. 3/18
  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. English Language Learners - Share MLTI File
  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 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. 3/20

Snow Day
  1. Book Talk Presentation Student-Oriented Curriculum - Caroline, Ashley L. reshedule for 3/25
    1. Motivation
    2. Web 2.0 Resources
    3. Technology Integration TPACK TPACK Resources
  1. Read: Bright Future
  2. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 9
Tues. 3/25
  1. Book Talk Presentation Student-Oriented Curriculum - Caroline, Ashley L.
  2. Work Session: WebQuest Resources and Process
  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 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 for scoring.
  5. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 9
Thurs. 3/27
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Whole New Mind
    Ashley G., Emily, Brittany, Tyler
  2. Lesson Plan
  3. Work Session for next class 4/8 - WebQuest/Student Sample
  1. Due: Book Response - Student-Oriented Curriculum
  2. Due: Rubric for Student Sample - Feedback
  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
  7. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 10
Tues. 4/8
  1. Discussion of Chapters/Blogs Team 2 Ashley MMM 3
  2. MAMLE
  3. Bright Futures
  4. Develop Panel Questions and post on wiki
  5. Team Work: WebQuest/Student Sample
    1. Due: Book Response - A Whole New Mind
  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/Rubrics for Scoring.
  6. WIP: WebQuest and Student Sample
Week 10
Thurs. 4/10
  1. Book Talk Presentation The Boys and Girls Learn Differently Roger, Kalib, Matt and Haley
  2. Design Team Packet for Student Led Conferences
  1. WIP: Lesson Plan
  2. WIP: WebQuest Student Sample
Week 11
Tues. 4/15
  1. Blog Team 3
  2. Many Flags One Campus
  3. Finalize Team Portfolio Artifacts/Zip File
  4. Work Sessions for Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
    1. Due: Book Response The Boys and Girls Learn Differently
  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. WIP: Lesson Plan, Attachments and Lesson Student Sample
  5. WIP: WebQuest and Student Sample
  6. Due: Book Talk Blog
  7. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 11
Thurs. 4/17
  1. Book Talk Presentation Mindset
    Kiera, Jon, Michelle, Brooke
  2. Team Work Session - Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  2. WIP: Lesson Attachments/Student Sample
  3. WIP: Student Sample
  4. Due: WebQuest
  5. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 12
Tues. 4/22
  1. iPad Workshop with Dr. Theresa
  2. Find Apps to enhance your lesson plan.
    1. Jon, Kiera, Ashley G. - Please pick up iPads at the Computer Center on Tues. at 11:30 for Dr. Theresa .
      Thanks-You!!
    2. Due: Book Talk Blog and Book Talk Response from Grade 6 Team.
    3. Due: Post Questions for Middle School Panel
    4. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
    5. WIP: Lesson Attachments/Student Sample
    6. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest
Week 12
Thurs. 4/24
  1. No Class - Middle School Visit 4/30
Team - Due Tuesday 4/29
  1. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  2. WIP: Student Sample for WebQuest

Individual - Due Tuesday 5/6
  1. WIP: Add Apps to your Lesson Plan
  2. WIP: Lesson Attachments/Student Sample
Week 13
Tues. 4/29
  1. Blog Team 4
  2. Questions for Middle School Panel
  3. Proficiency -Based Education
  4. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample, and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  5. Visiting A Middle School - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (6:30 AM-9:30AM)
  1. Due: Blog Team 4
  2. Due: Student Sample/Tutorials and Brochure for Student Led Conference. Post files or links on class wiki.
  3. Due: Hard Copy of Team Portfolio - everything except lessons
  4. Due 4/22: Post Questions for Middle School Panel
Week 13
Thurs. 5/1
  1. Middle Level Panel
  1. WIP: Lesson Plan, Attachments, Student Sample
  2. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Tues. 5/6
  1. Debrief Middle School Visit and Panel
  2. Presentation of Lesson Plans (Include Apps) for each Content Area/Student Sample with Tutorial.
  3. Reflection Statement
  1. Return iPads
  2. Due: Lesson/Apps/Student Sample with Technology Tutorial
  3. Due: Complete hard copy of Unit Binder with all Lessons and attachments.
    WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Thurs. 5/8
  1. Grade 7A Lesson Presentation (Ashley and Caroline)
  2. Sharing of Reflection Statement
  3. UMF Evaluation
  1. Due: Reflection Statement