Thank you, Katharine, for getting this set up!
This morning, I’m starting to get organized about how I want to approach this work. In taking Kim’s advice, I will start with one unit from the Advanced French curriculum – Personal and Public Identities. Before I get started, I want to spend time reading the materials you have all been sharing. I just subscribed to the eClassroom Newsletter, and have been reading though Katharine’s UBD resources and my next stop is Lauren’s Google Drive folder from the Sloan online course. I also have a backlog of Marshall Memos that I will start to work through. Do you all subscribe to Marshall Memo – I think it’s $25/year and a great resource for collating articles related to teaching.
Plans for this first unit:
1 – Using the UBD framework to think carefully about outcomes, essential questions and assessments specific to Personal and Public Identities; Identifying specific skills to complement the content
2- Getting to understand the Modules tool on Canvas; deciding if I want to use the host of Canvas tools (modules, outcomes, rubrics, discussions, quizzes) to support the unit/course
3 – Looking at other media (PowToon, Crocodoc and VoiceThread) to see how it can support my goals; learning/deciding how to integrate it into my lessons/assessments
This will be fun! Stay tuned!