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HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 5

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PE and Health

Care: Cale is using Flipgrid to take attendance, connecting via video with his grade 10 students and giving them various daily prompts to respond to in their videos.

Math

Care/Clarify: Chikae reorganized DX to make the lessons easier for her Algebra I to navigate, creating a video to walk them through the changes and gathering feedback on their effectiveness from students.

Science

Care: Elicia is gathering feedback from her grade 10 students in order to make adjustments and set herself new goals.

Social Studies

Care/Clarify: Hannah and Jeff provide instructions and resources for grade 9 Asia & the World students in a variety of formats (including video) using the materials section in DX. They are also responsive to the needs of their students, extending deadlines to help their students stay caught up in their classes.

ES Online Learning Exemplars: Week 5

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Math

Clarify: In this lesson, Andrew and the 4th grade team use a teach, try check cycle by asking students to pause the video at various times throughout. They also provide content and language objectives.

Music

Care: In this video, Skye and Foxy find an engaging way to remind students to do their music assignments via song.

Reader’s Workshop

Clarify: In this post, Victoria provides content & language objectives and uses audio and text to give directions in her grade 2 dual-language class. She uses visuals in the assignment and provides a model for students.

Routines

Classroom Management: The grade 1, 2, and 3 teams provide students with weekly overviews that help them consolidate their learning for the week.

G1 Weekly in 3 languages

G2 Weekly Overview

G3 Weekly Overview

Writer’s Workshop

Clarify: In this post, Clare uses her own writing to model her expectations for students. She also includes content and language objectives.

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 4

Art

Captivate/Clarify: In Emily’s Thinking Like an Artist class, she takes attendance by asking fun yet simple questions for students to engage with. She also provides clear, step-by-step instructions for the day’s task and gives students a preview of what is coming up.

Chinese

Care/Clarify: In this DX assignment for grade 10 Lang & Lit, Tracy provides students with the opportunity to the Covid-19 outbreak through the See, Think, Wonder visible thinking routine. She also includes COLOs and clear instructions and provides a model.

English

Care/Consolidate: In this DX post for English B HL II, Monique gives her students encouragement on the work they have done so far while also giving them the opportunity to connect with her and their peers via Zoom. She also summarizes what they have done up to this point and previews what is to come.

Science

Clarify, Care: In this DX post for grade 9, Janice provides students with objectives for the task and uses headings & formatting to organize the information. She also connects with students in the comments.

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 4

Design

Captivate: In this activity, Jeff engages students with a challenge that stretches their creativity and develops their ability to sketch.

Drama

Care: This task gave insights into the circumstances and the mental and emotional states of students. As a class, they realized that they were having a shared experience and were not alone. They noticed that though there were feelings of anxiousness, fear or uncertainty, there were also a lot of things to be grateful for.

 

EAL

Clarify: In this DX post, Lloyd provides clear, detailed instructions for students and gives them an estimate of how much time these tasks should take them.

 

Music

ClarifyIn this short Loom screencast, Tony analyzes a student exemplar of the assignment. Unpacking a model or exemplar for the students helps make the expectations of the assignment very clear and is an effective way to make sure that you’re teaching, not simply assigning work.

Tony Loom MS Music

ES Online Learning Exemplars: Week 4

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PE and Health

Captivate: In this lesson, Josie & Andy show students how to use items that are available to them in their homes and encourage them to engage the entire family in playing target games.

Homeroom

Care: Pippa provides her grade 4 students with time to interact and engage with each other in a meaningful way via Zoom.

Captivate: In this activity, the grade 5 team provides their students with a menu of ways that they can engage their creativity and share with each other via Flipgrid.

Music

Clarify: In this lesson, Lucas provides video instructions accompanied by written instructions in English and Chinese. He also includes COLOs for his rhythm lesson in which he includes visual support.

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Weeks 1-3

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Chinese

Captivate/Confer/Consolidate: Students were given a task to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their lives. First, they watched a video that explained the origin of the virus, the impact of the outbreak, and how we should protect ourselves from infection. Then, students participated in an online discussion to reflect on and talk about how their lives have been affected by this health emergency. The culminating activity was an individual recording to share their thoughts with the class. Finally, students commented on their peer’s recordings. View an example here.

Design

Confer/Clarify: Before CNY, students began working on posters to share their Designer Persona. This week, through DX and blogs, students have been able to connect with each other to improve their work. Their published posters demonstrate this cycle of feedback, refinement, and reflection.

Angela

Stephanie

Sofia

Bill

English

Clarify: In this DX post, Allison provides organization and clarity for her grade 10 students by having all of her assignments, rubrics, due dates, and FAQ documents for the unit, linked in one post that is pinned to the top of the page and easy to navigate.

Math

Clarify/Consolidate: Angie uses the DX Feed to post daily announcements while using the Materials section to keep things organized for students. Students are able to see both the big picture of the unit and the daily lessons that include written instructions and short instructional videos that have interactive questions embedded throughout.

Science

Captivate: In IB Biology, Caroline provided students with relevant information about COVID-19 from a science perspective on the 1st day of the extended break. She also finds ways for students to interact with biology through various online simulations.​

Links from posts:

SciShow Epigenetics video

Lick Your Rats

Epigenetics explorations

Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body (NPR)  + video

How Bad Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Get? Here Are 6 Key Factors (NYTimes)

Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins (Science Magazine)

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Weeks 1-3

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Humanities

Care/Captivate: In these videos/screencasts, Nikki & Krista connect with their students in a personal way by making videos that include their faces and voices, rather than just typing out instructions. This makes the e-learning feel less isolating for the students. They also keep the videos short enough that students won’t get overwhelmed and lose focus.

Intro to Animal Farm

Rise of Sumerian City-States + Book Talk

Math

Captivate: Lucas regularly posts optional opportunities for his students to synthesize and extend their learning, giving them choice on the level of challenge they feel ready to take on. Most of these opportunities are from outside resources. As some students might be in challenging situations, offering this choice to students is an effective way to differentiate and give them more ownership over their learning without adding a lot of stress for either teacher or students.

PE and Health

Collaborate/Care: In this team, the teachers make one workout video and share it across multiple sections of the grade 6 course, so as not to duplicate the work involved in creating the content. In the video and the teachers’ comments, they show care for their students’ well-being by explaining how physical activity contributes to physical and mental well-being. Having the video made by their teacher makes it feel more personal which helps students feel less isolated.

Science

Captivate: In this DX post, Mona & Matt get around the lack of hands-on materials available to their students by using an online resource. This resource lets students play around with virtual circuits, dragging and dropping them to experiment with the results. Using this resource is an effective way to engage students in inquiry and spark their interest in the topic!

Spanish

Clarify/Captivate/Confer: In this video, peek into Kevin’s Spanish 1 class. He provides a clear task (class agenda) and captivates students via the bilingualism and flexibility of the task.  Students share their work not only with their teachers but also with each other.

ES Online Learning Exemplars: Weeks 1-3

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Routines

Care/Confer: One way to do set new routines and expectations is to ensure students have a dedicated learning space with necessary materials, free of distractions. To set up this routine, Tom shared his own learning space in a Seesaw post and asked students to share their learning spaces in the comments.

Clarify: In this flexible learning environment, making expectations, learning objectives, and the “schedule” clear will support students in building habits and developing a routine. For 4SM, Scott created a slideshow for the day before posting his Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Lessons. The slideshow includes the Content and Language Objectives for the day. He adds reminders, directions, and sentence frames to help his students be successful.

Math

Care/Clarify: In this lesson, Julie reteaches a concept for her students who need extra practice/support using a combination of visuals, text, and audio.

Captivate/Confer/Consolidate: In this lesson, the grade 4 team uses pictures to engage students and encourages them to discuss their learning with their parents. They then helps students solidify their learning by creatively telling their teacher everything they know about fractions.

Reader’s Workshop

Challenge: In this lesson, Renee revisits Pointer Power and encourages her Kinder students to use this strategy to support their reading.

Clarify/Challenge/Consolidate: After explaining how to describe characters, Veronika challenges students to consolidate their learning by sharing a picture of their stop and jot. View lesson.

Writer’s Workshop

Care/Captivate: In this lesson, Judy speaks slowly and clearly. She uses visuals to engage students and support the flow of the mini-lesson.

Care/Clarify: In this lesson, Stephanie shares that she misses them and acknowledging that she will be reminding them of things they already know in this video. By re-explaining the strategy of ‘crashing the parts together,’ she clarifies understanding for her students.

Clarify: In this lesson, Erin offers structure and support via both a template and detailed, step-by-step directions.

Visual Arts

Care/Captivate/Clarify: The ES Visual Arts team has been making short videos for each day of eLearning. These videos have demonstrated care by making personalizing learning for students through being silly and having fun. They captivate students because they are short, interesting, and funny. They help to clarify by making the learning explicit through clear content & language objectives and directions. The team has also been leaving voice recorded comments for each student response, which helps students feel connected. 

Mix-a-Pokemon (Kinder)

Superhero Pose Drawing (Grade 3)

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