Closing the Year Strong – Culminating Math Projects

First things first…

This is a virtual experience. You will need to use the Zoom platform on your computer, coupled with a working webcam and microphone, to fully engage with this experience. If you have any technical difficulties you should reach out to your facilitator ASAP. Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the session begins to account for any technical difficulty.

Session-Specific Information: For relevant assignments, links, and resources, please see the appropriate headings under each session. These will be updated prior to each session.

Add To Your Calendar: https://goo.gl/SH1ZuN

Login Address: https://teachforamerica.zoom.us/j/2040787348

Call-in Number (Optional): 646-558-8656 or 408-638-0968

Meeting ID: 204 078 7348

Collaborative Work Space: https://goo.gl/vv8mBm

Our First Discussion: Challenge Me or GTFO

Monday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 PM

Assignment

  1. N/A

Outline 

  1. Open – Closing the Year “Strong”?
  2. Learn – The Nexus of Challenge and Control
  3. Create – Achieving Optimal Rigor
  4. Close – Leveraging Control

Session Resources

Our Second Discussion: Cede Control or Ctrl+Alt+Delete

Monday, April 10, 6:30-8:00 PM

Assignment (due Wednesday, 4/5)

  1. Finalize the wording for the first pieces of your Culminating Project, namely…
    • Criteria for Success
    • Driving Question
    • Final Product
  2. Update these in the work space as needed
  3. Complete the Final Product yourself and upload your finished example to your portfolio. Share the link to this example in our work space (by Wednesday, 4/5)
  4. Make note of anything you noticed as you completed the product yourself.

Outline 

  1. Open – Backwards Design
  2. Learn – Strategically Ceding Control
  3. Create – Scaffolding, Rubrics, and Checks
  4. Close – Bells and Whistles

Session Resources

Our Final Discussion: Pressure Testing

Monday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 PM

Assignment

  1. Revise your Driving Question and Final Product based on feedback.
  2. Create the final design elements for your culminating project.
    • Scaffolded Product(s)
    • Rubric(s)
    • Checkpoints and/or Calendar
  3.  Submit these new elements, your revised final product, and some quick reflections to the collaborative work space (by EOD Thursday, 4/20).
  4. To make peer review easier, please try to save your files as…
    • NameFinalProduct
    • NameScaffoldedProduct1
    • NameRubric
    • NameCalendar (or) NameCheckpoints

Outline 

Coming Soon!

Session Resources

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