The Leadership Team
All teams study the same chapter at the same time.
Invest about a week and a half per chapter, possibly
two. We won’t waste time or dawdle, but
we will make our chapter visits time appropriate.
I will become an ad hoc member of the authoring team and
release enhancements to the materials.
We will connect at least one lab/activity to each chapter we
study - more if time permits.
Now that you have experience in what we have been doing,
what would you like to see happen?
Where are the strengths and weaknesses of our endeavor?
Ponder - Should we…
Drop the pretest?
Change testing to post-test only with a test prep guide
similar to what I have produced in the previous two years, and similar to the
Employ a different approach to the remaining chapters, such
as a modular system.?
Should the rubrics have all of the answers and
solutions so we don’t ever refer to books?
Seek interactive websites where students can print their
results for the purpose of remediation?
How can we or should we…
How do we phase out of books and into internet 90% or
Should the Supporting Team be involved in
handling clerical work when they are not engaged? There is a Federal law that could be in the way.
How should the Supporting Team support the
chapter – could we have a job description?
What preparation should be expected?
Should a response, “That’s not my section” be allowed?
How should effort be identified and documented?
Considering that the Dreaded X is a part of
the remediation privilege, but West Shore students are just not familiar with
it, do you think this is equitable?
This has, in the past, always been explained this way. You may choose two paths in my
class. One is to be able to remediate
when you do not do well. In exchange
for having this privilege, you must always remediate everything. If you fail to remediate when the option is
given to you, your grade becomes a Dreaded X.
To ensure that students do all that I ask, should I have to
post each item as a grade, such as grades for Team Chapter Evaluation, and
WDYD. Or, should our students be
expected to do as requested? I’d like
to cut the paperwork and detail. What
do you think of having a form that team captains respond to with a check for
those who have and an X for those who have not, in response to the question – Identify
team members who contributed to the evaluation.
Do you agree that a final grade should be based on original
test score, completed remediation, evidence of effort? If so, what is the magic formula?
How do we get everyone who is authoring to understand the
sequence of their authoring in terms of objective - instructions - examples -
practice - then sampling with test item - remediation item?
Is there enough recognition, or should there be a
recognition program? Should we have a