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MS Online Learning Exemplars: End of Year

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Humanities

Captivate/Clarify: Krista ended the year with a choice writing unit, allowing students to showcase their creativity by allowing them to choose their genre while they all worked towards the common goal of incorporating and leveling up skills as graphic novelists. She laid out the tasks at the beginning of the unit so that students knew what was expected of them and met with students throughout the unit to support their creation process.

 

Captivate/Clarify: Verina creates daily screencasts for students and connects with them live multiple times a week. Her directions are clear and concise so that students know what is expected of them. She also differentiates, helping all students feel challenged.

 

Science

Captivate/Clarify: Ashlea provided a variety of ways for students to interact with the concepts of the last unit.

Clarify: Mona broke the final project down into 4 manageable parts, 3 research assignments and a 4th assignment to put everything together and share. She also provided text instructions accompanied by videos and live lessons.

 

World Language

Captivate/Clarify: Kevin used a variety of ways to present information to students. He ended the year with an autobiography project, allowing students to use their new Spanish skills in a creative way via BookCreator.

ES Online Learning Exemplars: End of Year

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Passion Project

Captivate: Grade 4 and 5 teachers ended the year with a passion project for students, allowing them to take ownership of their learning.

Johnson – Coding – Been working on this project for 5 months and finally was able to get his character to move

Cayla – created a 3-course meal – twice – as she reflected on the first one and realized she needed to use a different type of fish so make it again

Justin – Researched about the desert and its habitat

Sean – created his first documentary (project was to learn what a doc was and how to create) on Summer

Charlie – 15-page ppt on Lego Technics and how they work

Molly – Interviewed a photographer and did a 15-page ppt including techniques and her own shots and reflections

Eric – created a model ship out of popsicle sticks

 

PE and Health

Captivate: The PE teachers created an Obstacle Course mission for students. Their introduction included examples from each PE teacher around the world.

 

Visual Arts

Care: Visual Arts teachers found ways to allow students to practice mindfulness while also exploring their art skills.

 

Collaborate: Visual Arts teachers facilitated collaboration across grade levels during ‘Celebrate and Share the Arts’ week, creating systems so that students could comment on each other’s work.

 

Wellness Weeks

Care: The grade 5 team supported their students’ social & emotional wellbeing during wellness weeks.

 

HS Online Learning Exemplars: End of Year

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Asia & the World II

Clarify/Care: Brian provides multiple ways for students to understand and interact by creating screencasts, meeting 1:1 with students, and facilitating peer feedback protocols.

 

Chinese

Care/Captivate: Before asking students to share about their own neighborhoods and houses, Chuyu models with her own video. The video gives students a window into her life while also providing the opportunity for authentic questions.

English

Clarify: Allison shares a weekly overview to the grade 10 newsfeed, sharing the weekly task list, and linking to the materials section that has all of the information students need in a clearly laid out format.

 

 

Film

Clarify: Dave clearly explains expectations and deadlines. He also communicates with students about where he is in the world and when he is available.

 

Science

Care/Clarify: Janice combines written instructions with audio instructions to clarify new tasks.

 

Visual Arts

Care/Classroom Management: As part of his daily instructions, Devin gives students a ‘question of the day’  to get them thinking and engaging in the discussion.

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 7

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Asia & the World

Captivate/Clarify: The grade 9 team provides clear learning objectives with engaging ways (EdPuzzle & Quizlet) for students to interact with new content.

EAL

Care/Clarify: Deb uses formatting to provide clear & concise directions and focus areas. She also provides multiple ways for students to check-in and connect.

Film

Clarify: Dave gives his Film HL classes weekly plans that are concise with clear expectations.

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 7

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Choir

Captivate: Stephanie’s choir students sang ‘together’ by submitting individual audio files that she then stitched together.

 

Math

Care: With an upcoming 4-day weekend, Jill makes it very clear to her students that she appreciates their hard work but expects them to take a break and not do any work.

 

PE and Health

Care/Captivate: Mel provides an Active task each time students have PE in which she gives clear learning outcomes, engaging options, and ways for students to connect with each other. She also shares a video with them where she connects with them on a more personal level.

ES Online Learning Exemplars: Week 7

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Feedback

Clarify: Teachers are using Seesaw to give students verbal and written feedback on their work.

 

Literacy

Captivate/Challenge: In grade 5, teachers are using Seesaw & Raz-Kids to provide asynchronous, small group guided reading.

Day 1 – book intro/vocab preview + listening to the text on Raz-Kids

Day 2 – mini-lesson about an accuracy strategy + reading/quiz on Raz-Kids

Day 3 – comprehension mini-lesson + re-reading in Raz-Kids and a Seesaw or Flipgrid response

Data is collected and used to guide instruction for the next week. This week the comprehension lesson came directly from the students missing the compare/contrast question last week on Raz-Kids.

Captivate/Clarify: Teachers are using Zoom for small-group reading & writing conferences. This allows teachers to give feedback in real-time and for students to connect live with their teachers and peers.

 

Math

Captivate/Clarify: In grade 1, teachers are using Zoom to reteach concepts for small groups. This live session took less than 15 minutes with 4 students.

 

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 6

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Concert Band

Captivate: Students in Nate’s classes are in the middle of a 12-lesson unit that allows them to respond, create, and perform. Nate provides lessons in a variety of formats to support student learning.

 

Robotics and Coding

Captivate, Clarify: In this unit, Kim provides her students with an engaging project with clear learning objectives. She organizes the lessons using the Materials section of DX to provide structure.

 

Science

Captivate: Students in Ashlea’s grade 8 class used Thinglink to create fossil visuals and presented them in videos. She then used EdPuzzle to help students review (see embedded video).

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 6

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Concert Band

Captivate: Students in Nate’s classes are in the middle of a 12-lesson unit that allows them to respond, create, and perform. Nate provides lessons in a variety of formats to support student learning.

 

Math

Classroom Management, Care: David provides an overview of the next month of learning for his grade 12 DP Math class.

 

PE and Health

Care: Angela provides an engaging way for students to check-in about how they are doing during this period of eLearning while also sharing information about teenage sleep in organized format.

 

Theater

Captivate, Classroom Management: Jeff is using the Materials section to organize the resources for daily lessons in Theater 1 into units and pages. This allows him to share lessons as tasks on the newsfeed and provides organization and clarity for students.

ES Online Learning Exemplars: Week 6

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Data Tracking

Classroom Management: This online data collection system allows teachers to track information from SeeSaw, feedback, and 1:1 meetings on Zoom.

Math: This spreadsheet allows the teacher to track daily student progress on targeted skills.

 

Differentiation

Clarify: Quizlet can be used to create individualized, targeted vocabulary practice for students for the current writing unit.

Captivate: In English enrichment, Ishbel records and shares short videos for each group of students to specifically target their learning needs.

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 5

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Chinese

Clarify/Care: In this Chinese lesson, Vicky & Yan provide an objective, clear instructions and estimates for how long each task should take them. They also provide a short video to help students with pronunciation and flashcards to help them practice.

Humanities

Captivate: Blaze created an instructional video full of small nuggets to remind the grade 7 students to stay engaged while learning about the compare and contrast essay.

Participation Tracking

Classroom Management: Jeff has developed a spreadsheet and system that allows him to track student participation and attendance, helping him to know when he needs to contact students and parents. View/download template here.

Visual Art

Care/Consolidate: Jenny uses a short video to connect with and encourage her students, reminding them of what they have done so far and affirming both those students who are caught-up and those that are still working to get everything done.

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