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Section3DesignDocumentTemplate ArtTitzel 10/20/09

ScopeofProject
Thepurposeofthecourseistoteach8thgradestudentscriticallearningskills,asdefinedintheHershey MiddleSchoolhandbook,inorderforthemtobecomeindependentlearnersinhighschooland beyond.AneLearningdeliverystrategywillbeemployedtoallowforanindividualizedlearning experience.StudentswillusetimeinAdvisorytodeterminethescopeoftheirindividualeLearning experienceandtheAdvisoryteacherwillberesponsibleforoverseeingthecompletionofthecourse. Thelengthofthecourseisdependantontheindividualneedsofthestudent.

CourseObjectives

Thefollowingobjectivesaredependantonindividualstudentneeds.Notallobjectiveswillbe necessaryforeachstudent.Studentswillonlycompletethepartsofthecoursethataredeterminedto benecessaryforeachstudentaccordingtothereportingofthecriticallearningskillsonthereportcard. Followingthecompletionofthecourse,thelearnerwillbeableto: 1. Utilizetoolsandstrategiestoassisttheirlearning. A. Useanassignmentbookorplanneronadailybasistokeeptrackofassignments. B. Maintainsanorganizationforeasyaccesstolearningmaterialscontainedinnotebooks, studentlocker,orelectronicfiles. C. Accessesgraphicorganizersandotherlearningaidstoassisttheirlearning. D. Employsasystematicapproachtostudyingforallsubjects. E. Employsasystematicapproachtonotetakingforallsubjects. 2. Utilizeskillsofaselfdirectedlearneronaregularbasis. A. Analyzeeducationalstrengthsandneedstodetermineapersonallearningstyle. B. Practicesselfadvocacyingettinghelpforeducationalneedsonaregularbasis. C. Demonstratesperseverancewhenfacingeducationalchallenges. 3. Usestimewiselyonaregularbasistoassistintheirlearning. A. Demonstratestheabilitytostayontaskduringallclasses. B. Practicesactiveparticipationinallclasses.

C. Employsstrategiestoassistinthetimelysubmissionofassignmentsinallclasses.

4.Conductsoneselfinasociallyacceptablemannerthataidsinacademicsuccesswhilein school. A. Demonstratesanabilitytoactinasociallyappropriatemannerinschool. B. Demonstratesintegritywhendealingwithothersonaregularbasis. C. Practicestheuseofasystematicapproachwhenproblemsolvingormakingimportant decisionsinschool. D. Exhibitsapositiveattitudewhileinschool. E. Demonstratesrespectfulbehaviorwhendealingwithothersinschool.


5. Developseffectivecommunicationskillstoassistintheirlearning. A. Demonstratesactiveparticipationwithothersingroupsituations. B. Demonstratesactivelisteningskillsonaregularbasisinschool. C. Demonstrateseffectiveengagementinthefeedbackprocessinordertolearnfromothers. D. Demonstratesawillingnesstosharethoughtsandideas.

6. Demonstratesawillingnessandabilitytoworkeffectivelyinalearningteam. A. Practicescooperationwithothersinordertogetajobdone. B. Practicessupportsandencouragementofothermembersofalearningteam. C. Demonstratesawillingnesstoacceptfeedbackfromothermembersofalearningteam. D. Practicestheuseofasystematicapproachinnegotiationandteamconsensusbuilding. E. Demonstratesawillingnesstoadapttovariousteamroles. F. Demonstratesanappreciationofotherperspectives. G. Maintainsanattentiontotaskswithintheteamonaregularbasis.

Ifthelearnerisunabletodemonstratethattheyhavemetthecourseobjectives,theywillbeprovided oneononementoringbytheAdvisoryteacher.

Timeframes
Analysis:2weeks(complete) Design:2weeks(complete) Development:2months Implementation:4monthsbetatest(rollout2ndsemesterof0910schoolyear) Evaluation:Ongoing

Delivery
ThiscourseisdesignedasaselfpacedeLearningexperience.Studentswillcompletespecificmodules basedontheirindividualneed.ThestudentsAdvisoryteacherwillberesponsibleforoverseeingthe

studentscompletionofthecourse. Module1:ToolsandStrategies Module2:SelfDirectedLearner Module3:TimeManagement Module4:AppropriateConduct Module5:Communication Module6:Teamwork

Outline
1.ToolsandStrategies A. Assignmentbookorplanner B. Organization C. Graphicorganizers D. Studystrategies E. Notetakingstrategies 2.SelfDirectedLearner A.Selfawarenessofstrengthsandneeds B.Selfadvocacy C.Perseverance 3.TimeManagement A.Ontaskinclass B.Activeparticipationduringclass C.Timelysubmissionofassignments 4.AppropriateConduct A.Selfcontrol B.Integrity C.Problemsolving/Decisionmaking D.PositiveAttitude E.RespectfulBehavior 5.Communication A.Participationwithingroups B.ActiveListening C.Engagementinthefeedbackprocess D.Willingnesstosharethoughtsandideas

6.Teamwork A.Cooperation B.Supportandencouragementofothers C.Acceptanceoffeedback D.Negotiationandconsensusbuilding E.Adaptationofvariousteamroles F.Appreciationofotherperspectives G.Attentiontoteamtasks

LearningComponents
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Utilizetoolsand strategiestoassistin studentlearning.

Subordinate Objective

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Assessment

Useanassignment bookorplannerona dailybasistokeep trackofassignments. Maintainan organizationforeasy accesstolearning materialscontainedin notebooks,student locker,orelectronic files. Accessgraphic organizersandother learningaidstoassist theirlearning. Employasystematic approachtostudying forallsubjects. Employasystematic approachtonote takingforallsubjects.

X X

X X

Videodemonstratingeffective useofaplanner

Performance checklist

Videodemonstratinghow studentshaveorganizedtheir variousmaterials

Performance checklist

1 1 1

X X X

Printablegraphicorganizers withexplanationofwhenand howtouseeachtohelp learning Pretestofstudystrategy Videointerviewwithstudents andteachersaboutdifferent approachestostudying Pretestofnotetaking strategy

Computerbased test performance checklist Computerbased test

2 2 2

Utilizeskillsofa selfdirectedlearneron aregularbasis.

Analyzeeducational strengthsandneedsto determineapersonal learningstyle. Practiceselfadvocacy ingettinghelpfor

Videointerviewwithstudents performance andteachersabouteffective checklist notetakingstrategies

Personallearningstyletest Textonhowvariouslearning stylesdifferintheapproachto learning Videointerviewofstudentsand teachersaboutbenefitsofself

Computerbased test

performance checklist

educationalneedsona regularbasis. Demonstrate perseverancewhen facingeducational challenges.

advocacy

3 3 3

Usetimewiselyona regularbasistoassistin theirlearning. Demonstratethe abilitytostayontask duringallclasses. Practiceactive participationinall classes.

Videointerviewwithstudents selfassessment andteachersabout tool perseverance storiesaboutpeoplewho persevereinfaceofgreat challenges

X X

Employstrategiesto assistinthetimely submissionof assignmentsinall classes.

Videointerviewwithstudents andteachersaboutstayingon taskinclass Videointerviewwithstudents andteachersaboutactive participation textexplainingactive participation Videointerviewwithstudents aboutstrategiestosubmit assignmentsontime

performance checklist performance checklist

performance checklist

4 4

Conductoneselfina sociallyacceptable mannerthataidsin academicsuccesswhile inschool.

Demonstrateanability toactinasocially appropriatemannerin school. Demonstrateintegrity whendealingwith othersonaregular basis. Practicetheuseofa systematicapproach whenproblemsolving ormakingimportant decisionsinschool. Exhibitapositive attitudewhilein school. Demonstraterespectful behaviorwhendealing withothersinschool.

X X

X X

Videointerviewandskitsby studentsdemonstrating appropriatebehaviorinschool

4 4 5

X X

X X

Videointerviewandskitwith studentsandteachersabout integrity Storiesaboutpeopleacting withintegrity Videointerviewandskit computerbased demonstratingasystematic test approachtoproblemsolving textdetailingstepsinproblem solving Videointerviewswithstudents selfassessment andteachersaboutthebenefits ofapositiveattitude Videointerviewsandskit selfassessment demonstratingrespect tool performance checklist

selfassessment tool performance checklist selfassessment tool

Developeffective communicationskills toassistintheir learning.

5 5

Demonstrateactive participationwith othersingroup situations. Demonstrateactive listeningskillsona

X X

Videoskitdemonstratingactive performance groupparticipation checklist

Videointerviewsandskit demonstratinglisteningskills

computerbased test

regularbasisinschool.

Demonstrateeffective engagementinthe feedbackprocessin ordertolearnfrom others. Demonstratea willingnesstoshare thoughtsandideas.

Videointerviewsofstudents andteachersexplainingthe benefitslearningfromothers

performance checklist performance checklist

6 6 6 6

Demonstratea willingnessandability toworkeffectivelyin alearningteam.

Videointerviewofstudentsand performance teachersdetailingthebenefitof checklist sharingthoughtsandideas

Practicecooperation withothersinorderto getajobdone. Practicesupportand encouragementof othermembersofa learningteam. Demonstratea willingnesstoaccept feedbackfromother membersofalearning team. Practicetheuseofa systematicapproachin negotiationandteam consensusbuilding.

X X X

Videoskitdemonstrating cooperation Videoskitdemonstrating encouragementinteam environment Videointerviewsofstudents andteachersexplainingthe benefitslearningfromothers

selfassessment

selfassessment

peerassessment tool

6 6 6

Demonstratea willingnesstoadaptto variousteamroles.

Videoskitdemonstratingthe processofnegationand consensusbuilding Textdetailingthesteps involvedinnegotiation Textexplainingconsensusby contrastingwithmajorityvote anddescribingbenefits Videointerviewswithstudents andteachersabouttheneedto adapttovariousroles

computerbased test

peerassessment tool selfassessment tool

Demonstratean appreciationofother perspectives. Maintainanattention totaskswithinthe teamonaregularbasis.

X X

Videoskitdepictingbenefitsof acceptingotherperspectivesin selfassessment tool agroup Videointerviewwithstudents peerassessment andteachersaboutbenefitsof tool maintainingattentiontotask

AdministrationandEvaluation
Thecoursewillbeadministeredby8thgradeteamleaders,schoolguidancecounselors,andInstructional Supportteacher.Thecoursewillbeevaluatedonanongoingbasisthroughannualstudentfeedback, parentfeedback,andteacherfeedback. StudentsmaintaintheirlearningrecordswithassistanceandperiodiccheckinwithAdvisoryteacher. TheAdvisoryteacherhasasummativeconferencewitheachstudentpriortoendofyeartodetermine

effectivenessofprogramforeachstudent.

Miscellaneous
Theprimaryresourceofthecourseistheteacher/studentrunLearningSuccesswiki. http://learningsuccess.wikispaces.com/