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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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