Becoming America Year 3 Orientation


Online Research Orientation

Orientation Agenda

  1. (15 minutes) Greet/Introduction
  2. (30 minutes) Project itself
    1. Overall Description
      • 3 phases of project Summer Institute, Fall Seminars, Lesson Planning (pp. 1-1 -- 1-3)
      • Think of yourself as a historian rather than a history teacher.
      • Graduate Credit availability through Suffolk University (forms returned to Prof. Reeve at 1st Content seminar in Sept)
    2. Standards p. 1-20
    3. Teacher Sharing - How this fits into what you teach now?
    4. Deliverables Checklist (4-2 -- 4-3)
    5. Primary Sources - you may not use everything that you see
    6. Lesson
    7. Boards
    8. implementation
  3. Summer Institute
    1. How to show up
    2. Where we are going
    3. Where we are eating
    4. Schedule in handbook
  4. (30 minutes) Handout Year 3 book and go over key parts including
    1. dates,
    2. readings,
    3. what teachers should know,
    4. sign whatever they need to.
  5. (30 minutes) Web 2.0 Technologies (Twitter, Wiki)
    • WIKI - Every one needs a username, log in, join group.
      • Video on what a wiki is - Wikis in Plain English Movie
      • For Login - Wikispaces URL - http://www.wikispaces.com/
      • How to edit a page (see Wiki Tutorial in Links section of Navigation)
      • Key pages on the wiki
      • How to create a posting
      • Create a posting - Introduce yourself in 1 paragraph on the Teachers-Y3 Page.
      • Research Orientation WebQuest
        • Research Orientation launch by June 30
        • Work on it independently
        • Additional site visit preview
    • TWITTER
      • What is it?
      • Where can I find Becoming America?
      • Create an account, access via smartphone, tweet a message
  6. (15 minutes) Baseline Survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BecomingAmerica201112baseline

  7. (2 minutes) Next Meeting and Reminders


Dates:


Date

Time

Location

June 9, 2011
3:30-5:30pm
Braintree High School (in the media center)
June 15, 2011
4:00-6:00pm
Ferryway School, Malden
June 21, 2011
3:30-5:30pm
Teacher Learning Center, Medford High School Library, Medford
June 23, 2011
3:00-5:00pm
Everett High School Library (5th floor), Everett




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