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Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] In Search of Novel Course

From: Jackson, Shirley A. <sajack@dadeschools.net>
Date: Tue Apr 11 2006 - 01:01:37 EDT

Hi Cristina,
    I'm just reinforcing some of the information that you have already received. I'm glad that you have the hang of it. What's important is that you communicate with someone about the workshops, keep a journal, and use various strategies and ideas with your students as much as possible. The final product should be a two page journal and reflections (from all of the workshops) or two lesson plans that reflects how you used the strategies that you learned from the workshops, with your students.
    My students are reading the novel Gifted Hands by Ben Carson. From workshop 1, I got the idea of having students select a chapter to dramatize, some students wanted to draw/illustrate various chapters then I had students that wanted to focus on certain characters to write about. From watching the first video, my discussion in class was different. When the class ended I knew that my class was more student centered. I actually did more facilitating and less talking. I became an active listener!!
 
 
 

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From: Teacher-TalkNovel-bounces@learner.org on behalf of Cristina Guerra
Sent: Fri 4/7/2006 6:39 PM
To: Discussion list for IN SEARCH OF THE NOVEL
Subject: Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] In Search of Novel Course

Thanks for the help. I think I've gotten the hang of it. I'll let you know if I get lost again :)

~Cristina

"Perks, Carol A." <CPerks@dadeschools.net> wrote:

        Hi, Cristina:
        
        I know how you feel....I've been sorting through the material for a couple of days. I downloaded everything and put it in a binder.......
        Did you download all the Workshop syllabus material?????
        
        Have you read the part in Mary Kemp's memo about the FINAL PRODUCT???
        Complete journal notes from the workshops (that is the confusing part when it speaks as though you are going to a workshop or sitting in a group with colleagues which most of us aren't)......
        So when you watch the video, you discuss it with someone near you that is also working on the course, or in an email to someone, on channeltalk. Save your emails.
        You will need to submit everything at the end of the course. The journal notes from all the video discussions with someone .
        Then complete TWO of the journal reflections (the notes about the discussions) into One lesson plan based on the content of the course videos or discussions that you can actually use in the classroom.
        
        You will submit all the journal entries for each week (workshop) and the the two journal reflections used with the lesson plan. You are going to send all of this at the end together by May 18th to Mary Kep either through email or school mail.
        
        This is my understanding.
        cperks@dadeschools.net
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        From: Teacher-TalkNovel-bounces@learner.org on behalf of Cristina Guerra
        Sent: Wed 4/5/2006 3:09 PM
        To: Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org
        Subject: Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] In Search of Novel Course
        
        
        I just joined the course and I'm still quite lost, even though I have the syllabus. I'm understanding something about videos, journals, and lesson plans. But I'm unclear on the specifics. Also, I tried the first video and it kept freezing up so I couldn't really watch it. So basically, I'm begging for help. This is the first time I have ever taken an online course and I'm a first year teacher. A mentor would be quite appreciated!
        
        Thanks so much!
        
        ~Cristina
        
        
        Cristina M. Guerra
        Football Team Business Manager
        Language Arts & Journalism Teacher
        Doral Academy Charter High School
        11100 N.W. 27 Street
        Miami, FL 33172
        305.597.9950
        CMGuerra15@yahoo.com
        "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." -T.S. Eliot
        
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Cristina M. Guerra
Football Team Business Manager
Language Arts & Journalism Teacher
Doral Academy Charter High School
11100 N.W. 27 Street
Miami, FL 33172
305.597.9950
CMGuerra15@yahoo.com
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." -T.S. Eliot

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