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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clarify: Dave clearly explains expectations and deadlines. He also communicates with students about where he is in the world and when he is available.
Care/Clarify: Janice combines written instructions with audio instructions to clarify new tasks.
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.
Captivate: Stephanie’s choir students sang ‘together’ by submitting individual audio files that she then stitched together.
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.
Clarify: Teachers are using Seesaw to give students verbal and written feedback on their work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.