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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.

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.

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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