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Staff Development UBD Stage 3 Lesson Planning

Staff Development UBD Stage 3 Lesson Planning

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Master's Practicum Project - Planning a faculty development workshop. (part III)
Master's Practicum Project - Planning a faculty development workshop. (part III)

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FRIT 7738: UbD Stage 3 Staff Development Workshop
 
Debra Scott FRIT 7738: Practicum in Instructional TechnologyStage 3- Understanding by DesignStaff Development WorkshopSpring 2012
 
FRIT 7738: UbD Stage 3 Staff Development Workshop
 
Title of Unit LearningManagement System (LMS)WorkshopInstructionalLevel
 Adult Professional
Standards:
Communication and CollaborationParticipants use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, includingat a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. InstructionalStrategy (IS) – Building an Online Community & Creating a Virtual Learning Environment)a. Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. (IS – Building an Online Community & Creating a Virtual LearningEnvironment)
 
Understandings:Students will understand:
1. The importance of reflecting on their thoughts and ideas about their experiences with the newtechnology.(Instructional Strategy (IS) – Journaling using blog/discussion posts task)2. Sharing personal interpretations of concepts with others often clarifies and deepens understanding. (IS –creating/evaluating discussion posts & building online community tasks)3. Participants will understand that a virtual learning environment is an alternative platform forpresenting subject matter content (IS-creating a virtual learning environment task).
Related Misconceptions:
1.
 
Online learning environments cannot effectively facilitate learning.2.
 
Student and teachers cannot effectively communicate in a virtual learning environment.3.
 
Issues surrounding technology management tend to make its use more distracting thanbeneficial.
Essential Questions:Overarching Questions:
1.
 
Will the exponential growth in thenumber of virtual learningcommunities eventually have apositive or negative impact on formaleducation?
Topical Questions:
1.
 
How can open ended questions bestrategically used to promotediscussion in a virtual environment?2.
 
How can increasing awareness of metacognition related to learningnew technology be used to facilitatethe learning process?3.
 
How can a virtual learningenvironment be effectively used tosupplement face to face instruction?
 
FRIT 7738: UbD Stage 3 Staff Development Workshop
 
Stage 3: Plan Learning Experiences
Pre-workshop Requirements:
Participants:Participants request blank LMS section for training purposes that can eventually be copied for an activeclass section.Bring flash drive containing course materials (i.e. syllabi, course handouts, video, images)Complete Pre-Assessment Survey (online activity)
Instructor:
Ensure that the meeting room has 1:1 accessibility to computersEnroll workshop participants as students in the LMS section created for training purposes.Send an email informing prospective participants of the pre-workshop requirements.Post all resources (assignments/handouts/web links) within the LMS.Post general instructions for each performance task using the assignment tool, include the rubric(s).Post journal/discussion questions using the discussion tool.Post surveys using the web links tool.
 
Workshop-
 Activities are described below using the
WHERETO
acronym (associated with the UBDinstructional design method) to assign the appropriate term to categorize the purpose of the learningactivity (
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W
hy,
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ook,
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valuation,
R
ethink/
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xperiences to
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T
ailor, and
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rganize)
 
I. Intro Activities
Materials: computer & overhead projector
W
here
&
W
hy
Prompt discussion by encouraging reflection on the discussion board topic:
 
What is “digital literacy?” After brief discussion, have participants post their final thoughts in thedesignated discussion board area.
 
H
ook
 
 – Begin playing “The 21
st
Century Learner” video to engage participants in a conversationabout how they can help students develop skills that are essential for them to be successful inthe 21
st
century.http://youtu.be/c0xa98cy-Rw 
R
ethink
-
Journal Activity Self-reflection – What simple and practical action(s) can I have mystudents perform to help promote digital literacy? (discussion board journal topic: PromotingDigital Literacy)
W
here
&
W
hy – Present an overview of the workshop topics to be discussed. Include a brief explanation of the pre-assessment survey, the target audience characteristics, reasoning behindthe active learning instructional strategy, and the overall objectives.
H
ook
 
 – Introduce the concept of mental workouts by providing a brief overview of additionalresources, “lunch bytes.” (Present the following quote to prompt discussion about the value of mental workouts: “New technology requires users to switch mental gears more often andprocess information in new ways.”)
II. Building an Online Learning Community
Materials: LMS discussion board tool
Model the use of the discussion tool by facilitating continued discussion on an educator’s role inpromoting digital literacy. The platform for sharing ideas will be the discussion tool in the LMS.Group Activity-
Participate and facilitate online discussion by contributing comments, questions/prompts,and responses related to personal comments related to the participants comments shared on how they

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