January 31, 2015 – Scottsdale Community College

AMP Saturday Workshop #3
January 31, 2015     8:00am – 3:30pm
Scottsdale Community College
9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Science Lecture SL-116 (view SCC campus map here), park in Lot D or E in any space except where designated as “permit parking”

Homework

COHORT 2 

Lesson Design Homework (for Mona Toncheff)

  • Read:  “Thinking Through a Lesson” Article.
  • Write a 1-page reflection of the reading. Your reflection should not just be a summary of the reading. Instead, you should incorporate your reaction to the reading by addressing the following questions: (1) Do you agree or disagree and why? (2) How does this connect to your experiences at your school?, and (3) What did you gain or what impacted you from reading the article?
  • By Friday, January 30th (11:59pm), you should upload your homework assignment directly to Canvas (where you posted your summer institute reflections, as well as your reflections from Sat Workshop 1 in September). Please do not print out the assignment and submit a hard copy as we will still ask you to upload the file to Canvas. You can access Canvas by logging into https://learn.maricopa.edu with the username and password you used this past summer. Once you have logged in, click on “Assignments” on the left side of screen, then click on your assignment for more instructions. Use the “Submit Assignment” on the right side of the screen. If you have any trouble logging into Canvas, please contact John Fitzpatrick (<span style=”text-decoration: John.fitzpatrick@scottsdalecc.edu to reset your account.
  • Come to the Saturday Workshop on Jan. 31 with a task in mind that you plan to cover in February.

Problem Solving Homework DUE APRIL 11, 2015 (for Jim Vicich)

  • Select three students that you teach (one high achiever, one average, and one low) that you would like to target for the next four months or so.
  • Make a copy of several regular class activities that focus on problem solving skills (these may include a problem-solving template OR not) completed by the three students (perhaps one per month from now through April 1, 2015).
  • Write a one-page (max) summary/analysis of each student’s growth during the four month period of time from now through 4/1.
  • This assignment is designed to provide you with the opportunity to analyze and reflect on the effects of your teaching practices relative to students’ problem-solving behaviors/skills. While reflecting, consider students’ progress relative to specific behaviors such as initial engagement, monitoring of progress, making plans for solution paths, making conjectures, strategy selection, and verification. You may also consider changes in beliefs such as perseverance, willingness to explore alternative strategies, etc.
  • NOTICE: This is DUE at Sat Workshop #4 ON APRIL 11, 2015!

Instructional Supplies Order – Bring your $200 order for supplies to the Jan. 31 Sat. Workshop and turn in to Lisa Couty at the registration table J

 

COHORT 3  (for Scott Adamson)

  • Read the attached article: “Making Homework More Meaningful
  • Write a 1-page reflection of the reading. Your reflection should not just be a summary of the reading. Instead, you should incorporate your reaction to the reading by addressing the following questions: (1) Do you agree or disagree and why? (2) How does this connect to your experiences at your school?, and (3) What did you gain or what impacted you from reading the article?
  • By Friday, January 30th (11:59pm), you should upload your homework assignment directly to Canvas (where you posted your summer institute reflections, as well as your reflections from Sat Workshop 1 in September). Please do not print out the assignment and submit a hard copy as we will still ask you to upload the file to Canvas. You can access Canvas by logging into https://learn.maricopa.edu with the username and password you used this past summer. Once you have logged in, click on “Assignments” on the left side of screen, then click on your assignment for more instructions. Use the “Submit Assignment” on the right side of the screen. If you have any trouble logging into Canvas, please contact John Fitzpatrick (<span style=”text-decoration: John.fitzpatrick@scottsdalecc.edu to reset your account.