Y4-March, 2014

Date: March 26, 2014

Recorder: Teresa Kao

Trainees Attending: Marc, T.J., Teresa, Catherine, Rabia, Quincy,

Faculty Attending: Prof. Black

Meeting Notes:

Catherine taught the sixth course in the Best Practices in Teaching module. Learning objectives for week six were:

  • Identify ways to engage your learners in your activity
  • Strategies for engagement

Curriculum develop groups reported topics for their lesson

  • Catherine and Vanessa – Phase changes
  • Sonny and Quincy – Impurities in materials
  • Amanda, Marc, Rabia – Size and scale related to nanotech
  • TJ and Thej – Composite materials

Module Assignments:

Exchange student materials with another group for peer review. Provide them with materials no later than Friday, so they have time to give constructive feedback and return it to you by next Wednesday

  • Marc, Rabia & Amanda exchange with Quincy and Sonny
  • TJ and Thej exchange with Catherine and Vanessa

No reading this week, but still submit weekly update slide and explicitly discuss what content from class you used to constructively critique the other team’s activity.

Be thinking about the final reflective essay.

Management Assignments:

Submit IGERT report information!!

Think about: What are the four or five major pieces of advice you would give to people designing activities for high school students?

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 2nd at 9am

 

Date: March 12, 2014

Recorder: Quincy Leon Williams

Trainees Attending: Rabia Hussain, Quincy Williams, Marc Murphy, Thomas (TJ) Wallin, Sonny Penterman, Teresa Kao,  Vanessa Peters, Thejaswi Tumkur, Catherine Berdanier

Faculty Attending: Dr. Suely Black, Dr. Monica Cox, Ms. Kathryn Simmons

Meeting Notes:

  • Catherine and Dr. Cox taught the fifth course in Best Practices in Teaching and Learning module. Learning objectives for week five were:
    • Identify necessary components for a community-centered learning environment (classroom and broader community)
    • Identify ways to incorporate the How People Learn framework into your final deliverable.
  • Curriculum development groups reported topics for their lesson
    • Catherine and Vanessa—Phase changes
    • Sonny and Quincy—Impurities in materials
    • Amanda, Marc, Rabia—Size and scale related to nanotech
    • TJ and Thej- Composite materials

Module Assignments:

  • Reading activity posted in Dropbox under week 6 (send one discussion question inspired by reading to Catherine cberdanier@purdue.edu by Monday @ 5pm.
  • Submit slide describing progress on deliverable by Tuesday @ 5 pm.
  • Work with partners to develop materials for your lesson plan:
    • Final list of materials.
    • Space for student reflection of their learning and space for the further questions that they have about this topic
    • A brief final summary for the students at the end of the packet (~0.5 page)
    • Ideas for further reading/websites to visit
    • Cite (properly!) references used in teacher and student materials

Management Assignments:

  • IGERT Trainees participating in international experience email copy of your CV to Ms. Simmons ASAP. kfsimmons@nsu.edu
  • IGERT Trainees participating in international experience email scan of first page of passport to Ms. Simmons by Friday. (Deadline is March 18, 2014) kfsimmons@nsu.edu
  • March 19 meeting cancelled due to Purdue spring break.

Next Meeting: Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 9:00 am.

 

 

Date: March 5, 2014

Recorder: T.J. Wallin

Trainees Attending: Rabia Hussain, Quincy Williams, Amanda Harding, Marc Murphy, Thomas (TJ) Wallin, Sonny Penterman, Teresa Kao, Vanessa Peters, Thejaswi Tumkur, Catherine Berdanier

Faculty Attending: Dr. Suely Black, Dr. Monica Cox, Ms. Kathryn Simmons

Meeting Notes:

  • Catherine and Dr. Cox taught the fourth course in Best Practices in Teaching and Learning module. Learning objectives for week four were:
    • Discussion on Next Generation Science Standards
    • How People Learn Framework
  • Curriculum development groups reported progress for their lesson
    • Catherine and Vanessa—Phase changes
    • Sonny and Quincy—Impurities in materials
    • Amanda, Marc, Rabia—Size and scale related to nanotech
    • Thej and T.J.-composite materials
  • Discussion on how to best manage a virtual team

Module Assignments:

  • Reading activity posted in Dropbox under week 5. Send one discussion question inspired by reading to Catherine cberdanier@purdue.eduby Monday @ 5pm.
  • Submit slide describing progress on deliverable by Tuesday @ 5 pm.
  • Work with partners to develop materials for your lesson plan:
    • Keep working on project narrative, include activity steps, guiding questions, space to respond, draw pictures, blank graphs, etc.
    • Pre-activity reading for the students (.5 pg)
    • Develop instructions for a student activity to use during the lesson. Include  formative assessments (both teacher and student-led) in the activity
    • Identify in teacher materials for which grade level(s)/classes this activity is intended
    • Glossary of Key Terms

Next Meeting: Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 9:00 am.

 


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