Middle Level Education
Spring 2013 - EDU 262 - UMF
~~A Work in Progress Check Back Often~~
--Session--
--What Will We Do in Class--
--What You Need To Have Done Before Coming to Class--
Week 1
Tues. 1/22
  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Profile - Knowing the Learner
  3. Personal Learning Communities - Communication Style
  4. Student Information Complete for 1/24
  5. Syllabus Read and bring questions to class 1/24

Week 1
Thurs. 1/24
  1. Middle School Structure
  2. Selection of Teams
  3. Discussion of Chapters - Process
  4. Wiki Accounts- Student information
  5. Creating a Blog Labels (TWB, TP2000, MMM)
  6. Bright Futures Blog
  7. Syllabus
  8. Essential Belief Statement
  1. Bring Laptop to class
  2. Read: Chapters 1, 2 & p. 102-105 Turning Points 2000
  3. Prepare reflective statement (250-300 words) for each chapter 1 and 2. Single Space
  4. Complete Student Information
  5. Syllabus Read and bring questions
  6. Blog Team 1 Synthesis Chapters 1, 2 Turning Points 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
Week 2
Tues. 1/29
  1. Book Selection
  2. Turning Points 2000 Recommendations
  3. Discussion of Chapter 17 MMM
  4. Start creating a Mission Statement
  1. Read: Chapters 1, 2, 17 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare reflective statement (250-300 words) for chapters 1 and 2.
  3. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 1, 2 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. WIP: Belief Statement
Week 2
Thurs. 1/31
  1. Sharing of Belief Statements
  2. Delicious
  3. Word Clouds in Education
  4. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 1
  5. TWB vs Turning Point 2000 - Worksession
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 1-26 up to "Leadership and Organization Characteristics"
  2. Blog This We Believe pages 1-26 individually on your blog.
  3. Due: Blog Team 1
  4. Due: Essential Belief Statement (500-600 words) and upload to the Class Wiki.
Week 3
Tues. 2/5
  1. TWB vs Turning Point 2000 - Worksession
  2. Select Team Leaders/Skype Buddies
  3. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 2
  4. Characteristics of Young Adolescents (10-14)
  5. Teaming/Advising/Partnership
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 27-33 up to "Culture and Community Characteristics", Chapters 11, 12 Meet Me in the Middle and Chapter 6 Turning Point 2000.
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for chapters 11, and 12 of MMM.
  3. Blog Team 3 Synthesis Chapters 11,12 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Blog Team 2
  5. Blog This We Believe pages 27-33, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog
Week 3
Thurs. 2/7
  1. Integrated Curriculum
  2. Why Integrate Technology into Curriculum?
  3. Future will not be Multiple Choice
  4. Characteristics of Young Adolescents (10-14)
  5. Work session: Create your grade level avatars (15 different avatars - Consider ethnicity, gender, learning disability, learning styles, characteristics, etc...) Make them as diverse as possible.
  6. Mission Statement
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 33-42 up to "Call to Action", Chapter 9 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapters 9 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Blog This We Believe pages 33-42, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog.
Week 4
Tues. 2/12
  1. Discussion of Chapters/Blog Team 3
  2. Unit Selection - Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview and Understanding, Questions.
  3. Maine Learning Results and Common Core Standards
  4. Revisit Mission Statement and select a school names
  5. Finalize your avatars.
  6. EduBlog Awards and Best Educational Wikis
  7. ICTmagic
  1. Read: This We Believe pages 43-62
  2. Blog This We Believe pages 43-62, continue to add to your This We Believe Blog.
  3. Read all the grade level mission statements and bring your thoughts to class, so we can develop a school mission statement.
  4. Bring your ideas for an integrated unit to class.
  5. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 4
Thurs. 2/14
  1. Discussion of Chapter/Blog Team 4
  2. Visiting a Middle School
  3. Learning and Customized Learning
  4. Middle School Schedule
  5. Book Talk Planning Session and dates for presenting.
  1. WIP: Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview on wiki
  2. WIP: Read your team book.
  3. Due: Blog Team 4
  4. WIP: This We Believe Final Blog of pages1-62 and add at least two hyperlinks. Hyperlink your This We Believe Blog.
  5. Select an EduBlog that you would like to read throughout the semester.

Winter Break

Week 5
Tues. 2/26
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Share your EduBlog or wiki you selected with your team.
  3. Share Unit Overview, an understanding and essential question for the unit and student list and your team schedule.
  4. Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
  5. Work on School Mission, and vote on school name, team names, etc...
  1. Due: Theme, Concepts, Topics, Unit Overview Print a hard copy from the class wiki and include the understanding and essential question for the unit. Include your grade level mission and schedule.
  2. Due: This We Believe Final Blog of pages1-62 and add at least two hyperlinks. Hyperlink your This We Believe Blog.
  3. Due: Post the URL of the Blog or Wiki you are following this semester.
  4. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 5
Thurs. 2/28

Snow Day
  1. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  2. Share your EduBlog or wiki you selected with your team.
  3. Knowledge, Skills,Instructional Plan Origami
  1. Due: Enduring Understanding, Guided Questions
  2. Read: Chapter 3 Turning Point 2000
  3. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  4. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapters 3 Turning Point 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blog a week and half from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  5. WIP: Read your team book.
Week 6
Tues. 3/5
  1. NELMS
  2. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  3. Share your EduBlog or wiki you selected with your team.
  4. Understandings/Questions Feedback Session
  5. See 2/28 for Knowledge and Skills
  6. Work session on Book Talk
  1. Due: Understanding and Questions for scoring. Team leader will bring a hardcopy to class.
Week 6
Thurs. 3/7
  1. Discussion of Blog Team 4
  2. Sharing of This We Believe Blogs
  3. Knowledge, Skills Feedback Session Blooms
  4. Instructional Plan, Performance Task, Scorer Guide
  1. IPad
  1. Due: Print hard copy of Critical content and Skills from wiki space.
  2. Due: Blog Team 4
  3. WIP: Finalize your Book Talk Presentation
Week 7
Tues. 3/12
  1. Share your EduBlog or wiki you selected with your team.
  2. Instructional Plans Feedback Session
  3. Work on Performance Task and Rubrics
  4. Rcampus - Rubrics
  5. Work on School Mission, and vote on school name, team names, etc...
  6. IPad
  1. Read: Chapters 4, 13 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 1 Synthesis Chapters 4, 13 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Instructional Plan print Instructional Plan from class wiki and bring hardcopy to class.
  5. Due: Bring ideas for you unit performance task.
  6. WIP: Finalize your Book Talk Presentation
Week 7
Thurs. 3/14
  1. Book Talk Presentation Student-Oriented Curriculum - Team 4 - Erin, Megan, Ashton, Ali
  2. Pi Day 3/14
  3. Maine Learning Technology Initiatives MLTI
  4. English Language Learners - Share MLTI File (Pin Drive)
  5. Maine International Center for Digital Learning MICDL
  1. WIP: Performance Task, Scorer Guide
Week 8
Tues. 3/19

Snow Day
  1. WebQuest
  2. WebQuest Resources and Process
  3. Technology Integration TPACK TPACK Resources
  4. Cool Tools for School
  5. Develop Questions for Middle School Panel
  1. Read: Chapter 3 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for chapter 3.
  3. Blog Team 2 Synthesis Chapters 3 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Blog Team 1
  5. Due: Performance Task
  6. WIP: WebQuest - Bring Resources (all of your ideas and sources from each content areas, as contribution to this page)
  7. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 8
Thurs. 3/21
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Whole New Mind - Team 2 Ethan, Casey, Brittany
  2. Discussion of Blog Team 1
  3. Lesson Plan

  4. Work on WebQuest Resouces and Process.
  5. Who's going to the NELMS conference?
  1. Due: Book Response - Student-Oriented Curriculum
  2. Due: Questions for Middle School Panel
  3. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
Week 9
Tues. 3/26
  1. Work Session: WebQuest (see links on 3/19 agenda)/Student Sample and Lesson Plans
  2. Read Project Base LearningGreat article on how they connected PBL to the CCSS.
  1. Read: Chapter 6, 7, 8 Meet Me in the Middle
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 3 Synthesis Chapters 8 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Web Resources by content areas on wik
  5. WIP: Lesson Plan
  6. WIP: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
  7. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 9
Thurs. 3/28
  1. Middle Level Educators Panel
  1. Due: Rubric for Student Sample
  2. Due: Book Response - A Whole New Mind -
    Please email your word document to me.
  3. WIP: WebQuest/Student Sample
  4. WIP: Lesson Plan

Spring Break

Week 10
Tues. 4/9
  1. Discussion of Chapters/Blogs Team 2
  2. DeBrief Panel
  3. Motivation
  4. Team Work: Design Team Packet for Student Led Conferences and finalize WebQuest and work on Student Sample
  5. Proficiency -Based Education
  6. Finalize Presentation Dates
  7. Lesson's Student Sample
  1. Read: Chapter 4, 8 Turning Points 2000
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapters 4, 8 Turning Point 2000 and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. Due: Blog Team 2
  5. Due: WebQuest Process and Web Resources
  6. Due: Lesson Plan Bring a hard copy to class.
  7. WIP: WebQuest and Student Sample
Week 10
Thurs. 4/11
  1. Book Talk Presentation Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching Team 1 Brian, Lauren, Rachel
  2. Lesson plan follow-up
  1. Read: Chapter 9 Turning Point 2000, Chapter 15 Meet Me in the Middle, Student Led Conference Packet
  2. Prepare a reflective statement for each chapter.
  3. Blog Team 4 Synthesis Chapter 9 Turning Points 2000 Chapters 15 Meet Me in the Middle and include at least two hyperlinks in each chapter and be ready to present your blogs a week from today. Post on Blog and Upload URL to Class Wiki.
  4. WIP: Lesson Plan, Attachments and Lesson Student Sample
  5. WIP: WebQuest Student Sample
  6. Due: Blog Team 3
Week 11
Tues. 4/16
  1. Blog Team 4
  2. Book Talk Presentation The Boys and Girls Learn Differently Team 3 Meng, Kaite, Jessica
  1. Due: Blog Team 4
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog
  3. WIP:WebQuest Student Sample
  4. Read: Bright Future
Week 11
Thurs. 4/18
  1. Blog Team 3
  2. MAMLE
  3. Bright Futures
  4. Finalize Team Portfolio Artifacts/Zip File
  5. Work Sessions for Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  1. Due: Book Response Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog
  3. WIP: Team Packets for Student Led Conference
  4. WIP: Lessons Attachments/Student Sample
  5. WIP: Student Sample
  6. WIP: WebQuest
Week 12
Tues. 4/23
  1. Team Work Session - Presentation of Integrated Unit, Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, WebQuest, Student Sample and Student Led Conference Brochure.
  2. Reflection Statement
  1. Due: Book Response - The Boys and Girls Learn Differently
  2. WIP: Student Sample
  3. WIP: WebQuest
  4. WIP:Team Portfolio
Week 12
Thurs. 4/25
  1. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, and Student Led Conference Brochure. Grade 8
  2. Sharing of Sites
  1. WIP:Team Portfolio
  2. Due: Final WebQuest and Student Sample
  3. Due: Hard Copy of Team Portfolio
  4. Due: Zip File
Week 13
Tues. 4/30
  1. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, and Student Led Conference Brochure. Grade 7A
  2. Mass Customized Learning
  3. Middle School Visit 5/1/2013
  1. WIP: Reflection Statement
  2. Due: Book Talk Blog
Week 13
Wed.5/1 School Visit
Visiting A Middle School - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (6:30 AM-9:30AM)
  1. A teacher's take: Sarah Irish, middle school math teacher at Dirigo Middle School in Dixfield Maine, gives a teacher's take on Mass Customized Learning.
  2. If you didn't get enough today on Mass Customized Learning checkout this article and you can also view this webinar
  3. EDUCATEThe link to the Math and Language Arts Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Maine Learning Results for the other content areas.
Week 13
Thurs. 5/2
  1. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, and Student Led Conference Brochure. Grade 7B
  2. Reflection Statement Update.
  3. Debrief Middle School Visit
  4. Portfolio Presentations
  1. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Tues. 5/7
  1. Presentation of Integrated Unit, WebQuest, Student Sample Lesson Plans for each Content Area/Student Sample, and Student Led Conference Brochure. Grade 6
  2. Work on Reflection Statement
  1. WIP: Reflection Statement
Week 14
Thurs. 5/9
  1. Teacher Growing Green
    Sharing of Reflection Statement
  2. Plus/Delta Middle Level Education
  3. UMF Evaluation
  1. Due: Reflection Statement