Middle Level Education
Spring 2012 - EDU 262 - UMF
~~A Work in Progress Check Back Often~~
--Session--
--What Will We Do in Class--
--What You Need To Have Done Before Coming to Class--
Week 1
Tues. 1/17
  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Profile - Knowing the Learner
  3. Personal Learning Communities - Communication Style
  4. Student Information Complete for 1/19
  5. Syllabus Read and bring questions to class 1/19

Week 1
Thurs. 1/19
  1. Selection of Teams
  2. Middle School Structure
  3. Discussion of Chapters - Process
  4. Creating a Blog Labels (TWB, TP2000, MMM)
  5. Bright Futures Blog
  6. Syllabus
  7. Essential Belief Statement
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2 & p. 102-105 Turning Points 2000
  2. Prepare reflective statement (250-300 words) for chapter 1 and 2.
  3. Complete Student Information
  4. Syllabus Read and bring questions
  5. Blog Team 1 Synthesis Chapters 1, 2 Turning Points 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
Week 2
Tues. 1/24
  1. Book Selection
  2. Turning Points 2000 Recommendations
  3. Discussion of Chapter 17 MMM
  4. Start creating a Mission Statement
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2, 17 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare reflective statement (250-300 words) for chapters 1 and 2.
  3. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 1, 2 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. WIP: Belief Statement
Week 2
Thurs. 1/26
  1. Sharing of Belief Statements
  2. Delicious
  3. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 1
  4. TWB vs Turning Point 2000
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 1-26
  2. Blog This We Believe pages 1-26 individually on your blog.
  3. Due: Blog Team 1
  4. Due: Essential Belief Statement (500-600 words) and upload to the Class Wiki.
Week 3
Tues. 1/31
  1. TWB vs Turning Point 2000... continue
  2. Select Team Leaders/Skype Buddies
  3. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 2
  4. Characteristics of Young Adolescents (10-14)
  5. Teaming/Advising/Partnership
  6. Digital Learning
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 27-33, Chapters 11, 12 Meet Me in the Middle and Chapter 6 Turning Point 2000.
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for chapters 11, and 12 of MMM.
  3. Blog Team 3 Synthesis Chapters 11,12 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Blog Team 2
  5. Blog This We Believe pages 27-33, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog
Week 3
Thurs. 2/2
  1. Integrated Curriculum
  2. Why Integrate Technology into Curriculum?
  3. Characteristics of Young Adolescents (10-14)
  4. Work session: Create your grade level avatars (15 different avatars - Consider ethnicity, gender, learning disability, learning styles, characteristics, etc...) Make them as diverse as possible.
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 33-42, Chapter 9 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapters 9 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Blog This We Believe pages 33-42, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog.
Week 4
Tues. 2/7
  1. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 3
  2. Unit Selection Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview
  3. and Understanding, Questions.
  4. Maine Learning Results and Common Core Standards
  5. Revisit Mission Statement and select a school names
  6. Finalize your avatars.
  7. EduBlog Awards and Best Educational Wikis
  8. ICTmagic
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 43-62
  2. Blog This We Believe pages 43-62, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog.
  3. Read the draft mission statement and bring your thoughts to class, so we can continue the refinement process.
  4. Complete your big ideas for each content of the integrated unit to class.
  5. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 4
Thurs. 2/9
  1. Discussion of Chapter/Blog Team 4
  2. Learning and Customized Learnin
  3. Middle School Schedule
  4. Book Talk Planning Session
  1. Due: Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview on wiki
  2. WIP: Read your team book.
  3. Due: Blog Team 4
  4. WIP: This We Believe Final Blog of pages1-62 and add at least two hyperlinks. Hyperlink your This We Believe Blog.
  5. Select an EduBlog that you would like to read throughout the semester.
Week 5
Tues. 2/14
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Share your EduBlog or wiki you selected with your team.
  3. Share Unit Overview, an understanding and essential question for the unit and student list and your team schedule.
  4. Work on School Mission, and vote on school name, team names, etc...
  5. Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
  1. Due: Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview Print a hard copy from the class wiki and include the understanding and essential question for the unit. Include your grade level mission and schedule.
  2. Due: This We Believe Final Blog of pages1-62 and add at least two hyperlinks. Hyperlink your This We Believe Blog.
  3. Due: Post the URL of the Blog or Wiki you are following this semester.
  4. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 5
Thurs. 2/16
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Understandings/Questions Feedback Session
  3. Knowledge, Skills,Instructional Plan Origami
  4. TypeITypeIITeamPage.doc Products and Web2.0
  1. Due: Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
  2. Read: Chapter 3 Turning Point 2000
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  4. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapters 3 Turning Point 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blog a week and half from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  5. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 6
Tues. 2/28
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Knowledge, Skills Feedback Session Blooms
  3. Instructional Plan, Performance Task, Scorer Guide
  4. Pi Day 3/14
  5. Work session on Book Talk
  1. Due: Knowledge, Skills for feedbacking
  2. Due: Understanding and Questions for scoring. Team leader will bring a hardcopy to class.
Week 6
Thurs. 3/1

Snow Day
  1. Discussion of Blog Team 4
  2. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  3. Visiting a Middle School
  4. Work on Performance Task and Rubrics
  5. Finalize School Mission, Finalize school name, team names, etc...
  6. Work session on Book Talk
  1. Due: Print hard copy of Critical content and Skills from wiki space.
  2. Due: Blog Team 4
  3. Due: Bring ideas for you unit performance task.
  4. WIP: Performance Task, Scorer Guide
  5. WIP: Finalize your Book Talk Presentation
Week 7
Tues. 3/6
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Blog Team 4 Charli
  3. Instructional Plans Feedback Session
  4. Work on Performance Task and Rubrics
  1. Read: Chapters 4, 13 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 1 Synthesis Chapters 4, 13 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Instructional Plan print Instructional Plan from class wiki and bring hardcopy to class.
  5. Due: Bring ideas for you unit performance task.
  6. WIP: Finalize your Book Talk Presentation
Week 7
Thurs. 3/8
  1. Book Talk Presentation Student-Oriented Curriculum Kaitlyn, Cam and Charli
  2. Maine Learning Technology Initiatives MLTI
  3. English Language Learners - Share MLTI File
  4. Maine International Center for Digital Learning MICDL
  5. Rcampus - Rubrics
  1. WIP: Performance Task, Scorer Guide
Week 8
Tues. 3/13
  1. Discussion of This we Believe - Alicia Blog Team 4 & 1
  2. WebQuest
  3. WebQuest Resources and Process
  4. Sharing something new with your team members from the blog or wiki you have been following.
  1. Read: Chapter 3 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for chapter 3.
  3. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 3 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Blog Team 1
  5. Due: Performance Task
  6. WIP: WebQuest - Bring Resources (all of your ideas and sources from each content areas, as contribution to this page)
  7. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 8
Thurs. 3/15
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Whole New Mind Brianna, Christina and Alicia
  2. Select name of school.
  3. Continue to work on WebQuest.
  1. Due: Book Response - Student-Oriented Curriculum
  2. Read: Bright Future
  3. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 9
Tues. 3/20
  1. Finish Mission Statement
  2. Motivation
  3. Web 2.0 Resources
    Lesson Plan
  4. Technology Integration TPACK TPACK Resources
  5. Work Session: WebQuest/Student Sample
  1. Read: Chapter 6, 7, 8 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 8 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. WIP: Lesson Plan
  5. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
  6. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 9
Thurs. 3/22
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching Jenn and Meghan
  2. MAMLE
  3. Bright Futures
  4. Work Session: WebQuest/Student Sample
  1. Due: Rubric for Student Sample
  2. Due: Web Resources by content areas on wiki
  3. Due: Book Response - A Whole New Mind
  4. WIP: WebQuest/Student Sample
  5. WIP: Lesson Plan
  6. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 10
Tues. 4/3
  1. Discussion of Chapters/Blogs Team 2
  2. Team Work: Design Team Packet for Student Led Conferences and finalize WebQuest Student Sample
  3. Proficiency -Based Education
  4. Many Flags One Campus
  5. Select Presentation Dates
  6. Develop Questions for Middle School Panel
  1. Read: Chapter 4, 8 Turning Points 2000
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 3 Synthesis Chapters 4, 8 Turning Point 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Blog Team 2
  5. Due: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
  6. Due: Lesson Plan Bring a hard copy to class.
  7. WIP: WebQuest and Student Sample
Week 10
Thurs. 4/5
  1. Book Talk Presentation The Boys and Girls Learn Differently Jasmyn and Mykayla
  2. Work Session: Student Led Conference Packet
  1. Due: Book Response Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching
  2. WIP: WebQuest Student Sample
  3. Due: Questions for Middle School Panel
Week 11
Tues. 4/10
  1. Blog Team 3
  2. 6 Phases of Teaching
  3. Finalize Team Portfolio Artifacts/Zip File
  4. Plan Work Sessions for Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. Read: Chapter 9 Turning Point 2000, Chapter 15 Meet Me in the Middle, Student Led Conference Packet
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapter 9 Turning Points 2000 Chapters 15 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. WIP: Lesson Plan, Attachments and Lesson Student Sample
  5. WIP: WebQuest Student Sample
  6. Due: Book Talk Blog
  7. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 11
Thurs. 4/12
  1. Team Work Session - Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  2. WIP: Lessons Attachments/Student Sample
  3. WIP: Student Sample
  4. Due: WebQuest
  5. Due: Book Response - The Boys and Girls Learn Differently - Email it as an attachment.
  6. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 12
Tues. 4/17

Middle School Visit 4/25
  1. Team Work Session - Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.

Week 12
Thurs. 4/19

Middle School Visit 4/25
  1. Team Work Session - Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.

Week 13
Tues. 4/24
  1. Blog Team 4
  2. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample
  3. Visiting A Middle School - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (6:30 AM-9:30AM)
  1. Due: Blog Team 4
  2. Due: Final WebQuest and Student Sample
  3. Due: Hard Copy of Team Portfolio
  4. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 13
Thurs. 4/26
  1. Middle Level Educators Panel
  1. Due: Zip File
  2. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Tues. 5/1
  1. Presentation of Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, and Student Led Conference Brochure. Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
  2. Reflection Statement
  3. Scott Bowden Portfolio - NDH
  1. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Thurs. 5/3
  1. Debrief Middle School Visit and Panel
  2. Sharing of Reflection Statement
  3. Project Foundry
  4. Plus/Delta Middle Level Education
  5. UMF Evaluation
  1. Due: Reflection Statement