My Content Pedagogy

Depth and Complexity

 

I correlate Depth and Complexity questions in my classroom on a regular basis through History and Literature. I created a BINGO chart students would use to answer questions as a group and individually throughout the year to push comprehension and depth of knowledge . They would discuss questions and present their findings. Students are also required to do an Independent Book Project where they complete projects based off depth and complexity based projects as they are reading through their book. Students use dialectical journaling to gain higher level comprehension over parts of the book they find interesting or question to push students to analyze literature at a higher level. Students also learned about the American Revolution and Texas Revolution through Blended learning and Depth and Complexity questions. They would work with a partner and peer coach through the questions and videos while taking Cornell notes. 

BINGO BLENDED LEARNING SOCIAL STUDIES.docx

Literature Circles BINGO Questions.docx

Independent Reading Project: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z_LVGuwipwko_sRZXV0vEjPBSfRJqJmjiySryNPlt4o/edit?usp=sharing

 

ELEMENTS OF STEM

 

I design real world applicable PBL's that push my students to apply content to their products. They collaborate with their groups to form driving questions and to answer their Need to Knows. I integrate my ELA PBL's with Science and Technology Content. Below are a few examples of some past PBL's that do just that. 

 

2020/2021 Novel Studies using Cross Curricualr Content and Interative Digital Journaling

This year I increased my use of novels to teach students content. I found many resources to help me do this in a digital interactive way. With teaching remote students and in class students, I found using interactive Journal slides was a great way to get students to dig deeper and spiral content knowledge. I also used several of these novels to teach Social Studes using Historical Fiction and project based learning. Below are a few exampels:

"Refugee" by Alan Gratz: Refugee Hyperdoc

"Fever of  1793"   Literary Elements, BrochureLearn, Prepare, Live PBL Entry Doc , Free African Society 

"I am Malala"  Readers Notebook

"Tuck Everlasting ":  Response Journaling 

"Seer of Shadows": Interactive Slides

"My Brother Sam is Dead"   Interactive Novel Slides

WALKTHROUGHS

2020-2021  Director Walkthrough

PBL Practice and implementation

Mrs Woods is truly committed to the PBL model and Personalized Learning.  Her strong understanding of PBL allows her to create and implement curricular PBL's.

 Today, she launched The US Tour PBL and facilitated the Know/Need to Know Process.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/105SrGuALMPmuE0gONbQkg2r5rYoW9VtM/view?usp=sharing

2020-2021 PBL Coach Walkthrough

Teacher-led instruction is differentiated for individual or
groups of students
Groups are based on quantitative or qualitative data
(digital content, conferencing notes, exit tickets,
benchmarks, interest, need etc.)
Station work is differentiated in process or product
(varying levels of complexity and process)
Teacher formatively assesses students and adjusts
instruction in real-time
Informal assessment is happening throughout the
lesson

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17piW6WAAqfUB-ipEwk_kNEIihr4XCzhj/view?usp=sharing

2020-2021 PBL Coach Walkthrough

Data Dive - Data Driven Decisions

Great job making sure that students are growing throughout the school year! Students feel like they have long term goals and have an understanding of a bigger picture of why it is important to learn. Thank you for continuing to be passionate about ELA and this is contagious for your students! They love learning from you

https://drive.google.com/file/d/102ZRFFr6wZdyQHaayOHsEQK6cgChv2xi/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/101EK0JSsDGHIbc3FChRvP_Qscvh6YUTG/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-wj_C5y2M4DigxvQUG8j6g2zih2P4j1j/view?usp=sharing

2019-2020 Director Walkthrough

Focus of Observation: Classroom Environment

High Student Level Engement:

A classroom management system has been designed, implemented, and adjusted with student input and is appropriate for the classroom and individual student needs. Students are actively encouraged to take responsibility for their behavior. The teacher uses research-based strategies to lessen disruptive positive behaviors.

Director Classroom Environment Evaluation

 

2019-2020 PBL COACH Walkthrough

Focus of Observation: Instruction and Delivery 

Instructional activities are motivating, engaging, and of high interest to students., Instructional activities have a STEM connection or a real world value., Instructional activities are differentiated to meet the needs of all students., Instructional activities are rigorous and challenging., Instructional goals and expectations are clear to students., Instructional objectives are aligned to content/grade level standards., Instructional technology is used to enhance student learning.

2020 Coach Instruction and Delivery Walkthrough

 

2018-2019 Director Walkthroughs

 

This walkthrough focuses on my use of Classroom Management and my use of teaching procedures and routines to build a creative , engaging, and structured learning environment in my classroom as well as my knowledge of my content and ability to create meaningful cross curricular activities to support other content areas. .

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PBL Coach Walk Throughs 2/12/19

 

This Observation was during PBL design time and focused on my classroom environment during this time.  It highlights my knowledge of my content and the Science Content correlated through the PBL. I always try to follow the model and ask question that will help guide students learning to keep them on the right track. 

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2017-2018 Director Walkthroughs

 

10/03/2017 Director walkthrough

 Woods - CE.pdf

 

11/ 13/ 2017 Director Walkthrough 

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1/29/2018 Director Walkthrough

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2018-2019 Director Walkthroughs

 

This walkthrough focuses on my use of Classroom Management and my use of teaching procedures and routines to build a creative , engaging, and structured learning environment in my classroom as well as my knowledge of my content and ability to create meaningful cross curricular activities to support other content areas. .

9:18 -1-Director Observation.png        9:18-2-Director Observation.png      9:18-3-Director Observation.png

PBL Coach Walk Throughs 2/12/19

 

This Observation was during PBL design time and focused on my classroom environment during this time.  It highlights my knowledge of my content and the Science Content correlated through the PBL. I always try to follow the model and ask question that will help guide students learning to keep them on the right track. 

2:12 PBL COach.png

2:12:19 PBL COach Observation part 1.png

2:12:19 PBL COACH Observation part 2.png

2017-2018 Director Walkthroughs

 

10/03/2017 Director walkthrough

 Woods - CE.pdf

 

11/ 13/ 2017 Director Walkthrough 

Nov. 3 Walkthorugh oberservation .png

Walkthrough 11:13 Director.png

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1/29/2018 Director Walkthrough

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1:29:18 walkthorugh Debriefing .png

 

 

Director Walkthroughs

 

2015/2016

ELAR observation 4th Oct 5, 2015.pdf

2016/2017

Principal Observation 11:2016.pdf

Professional Responsibilities Walkthrough 12:9.pdf

Proficiency Observation Oct. 2016.pdf

2:28:17 Director observation.pdf

Director Observation 3:22:17.pdf

Director Observation Equity and Inclusive Design 4:2017.pdf

PDAS

PDAS self report 15:16.pdf

PDAS March 2016.pdf

 

PBL/PrBL Artifacts

2019/2020 PBLS

I Wonder.... PBL

Science/Poetry/Reading Comprehension/Writing

Read the Book Wonder -Plot Development

Supports Choose Love Curriculum 

Launch: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10wMtE6gornQz-vPGS66bXqvAxHc_t4ArWmSSxHn_mjY/edit?usp=sharing

Rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vtUigsaCMuLy7QCdegYWbNXUQz3fvVUIV9xywDvxJEE/edit?usp=sharing

We became a certified Kind Classroom and completed the Kind Challenge through https://choosekind.tumblr.com/

Save The City

Science/Expository/Reading 

Read 5 true stories of natural disasters in history that affected real people through Story Works and analyzed them. 

Entry Doc. https://docs.google.com/document/d/12t6226yHAc76h8UpcLEmZ6VemKlhlItdLaOJ8jQLmco/edit?usp=sharing

Rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oTNf2xxdhag2uByDQ7kZQDTOw-jtJJiD7AttHtlA2xI/edit?usp=sharing

Theme Park PBL 2019

ELA/ Nonfiction text Structures and Features/ Persuasive Text

Entry Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pdDTATcenG3La-18oYQmuGdGHdMkcYEPia1xfzZgN60/edit?usp=sharing

Rubric:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d11PC35zN8fPZng1zb6NQuHPuecjRLErDIu9dVY8L6Q/edit?usp=sharing

Roles to Guide Accountability and make sure expectations are clear: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cxz2rtUKrzjgpSrNUOERPEaPKnUanlyREB7YQ_xqvWM/edit?usp=sharing

Products Map:https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Vp1FcAH1hSSUxxmoriK0yjwAM0LcFTs/view?usp=sharing

Google Slide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1P5EOCy0r6otrneW2LgQkwJztKutPFLhxkwjSN72Xpcg/edit?usp=sharing

 

Writers Showcase and Social 

Entry Doc: Writers' Conference Entry Doc..docx  Rubric: Expository Writing Student Rubric.pdf

Products: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16_OeclvzCFjr6sCBqix8khCgwUI6hRWg/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ef9gXyztsVc2dzcUex9MV2WmB2h4AuPf/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y6Vrxk6CGqWMCouG-zGxHF6OpiiNcyg6/view?usp=sharing

Reflection Letter: Aubrey Burnett Reflection Writing PBL.docx

Expository Composition: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hJ92PbCdc459sd8Psp_Q8bR6y9oZ_peYxNegHU5rjwk/edit?usp=sharing

 

OUTDOOR Classroom PBL 

ELA/ Nonfiction text structures and text features

SCIENCE / Life 

Launch: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L0ajPUkUZLztMpoNpAcZlFwSu7JFTVwAguZzzWvguxY/edit?usp=sharing

Rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10AlrhJblJMAhi2vi6RIC0oXx40Umsnbr8U4wxftbwzw/edit?usp=sharing

Products: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oHYrhMISbgQ7pcK7ThqS_XY_5K6zuU_3dSARw5h1V5Y/edit#slide=id.p

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TqUz9ojJUjrNUA_oQM0yiinpX3ChT8KlboEtu_BWcmg/edit?usp=sharing

 

American Revolution Wax Museum

Historical Fiction- Dialogue- Plot Development - Research /Nonfiction

Launch Doc: UTTIA Wax Museum.docx

Rubric5th grade American Revolution Wax Museum PBL Rubric.docx

Products :https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-b-9FqILHDhcWk2UFBhMXFXVzQ/view?usp=sharing

Monologue: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pAwk2qTCuuW1eKo4Emh9Pe4eyCVvyc4SjY0T4xcXiAU/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GY439Xxjk84tyHo7sDAWIkprdH4oche_F1CoNqC07As/edit?usp=sharing

digital presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vkMhsLZ0CnaQBeUrq0zXuFe29QaDKcJq2ZLIC7Clie8/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

ECLIPSE PBL 

ELA: Poetry/Figurative Language

Science - Moon Phases/ Eclipse/ Earth.Sun , and Moon

Launch Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16ogik6FFDsbB1b_ly-TYRgSAPVRZuCiF4kGU_9EgABw/edit?usp=sharing

Rubric: 

Final Products: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FbCuWm5QSVrayHZlnp7PFPZy6kDzpfVcLRLRm9lCcHg/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xlbh3H86fIN951q4vbGo9rL0WnbG9CVt53JDiqA09Sg/edit?usp=sharing

 

I have created a PBLs that is aligned to Science and ELA TEKS. Students worked in groups and with in each group we implemented content specific roles that helped hold accountability and make the connection to real world application. As a whole group students discussed questions that need to be asked to help them carry out their roles/jobs. 

PBL3 Invasive Species Entry Doc.docx

4th Invasive Species RUBRIC2016.docx

5th grade STUDENT RESEARCH QUESTIONS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES PBL.docx

Artifact: 

Invasive Species Product.pdf

 

Stranded PBL 

Entry Doc:PBL1STRANDED Enrtry Doc 2016.docx

 5th PBL1 STRANDED RUBRIC2016.docx

Artifacts: Poem and Expository Plan

Expository text (1).docx

POEM.docx

VISUAL: Stranded PBL product.pdf

 

Historical Fiction PBL Artifacts

5th PBL2 SS:ELA Launch Doc.pptx

Artifact: HIstorical Fiction Boston Tea Party.JPG

HIstorical fiction Quilt artifact.JPG

 

Technology Independent Study/ Digital Citizenship PBL

 

Mrs. Burke-Hicks and I were assigned an Independent Study class that focused on us finding a technology issue with in our school. We choose to address the level of implementation of technology TEKS in the classroom. We decided to create a PBL that focused on teaching the 9 themes of digital citizenship combining Elements of Design in Art, ELA expository compositions, persuasive techniques and nonfiction text structures and features.  Students were assigned one of the 9 themes of digital citizenship and in charge of designing a digital presentation to teach that theme to the 3rd and 4th grade. They also had to create a poster to create awareness as well as an engaging activity to assess the younger students knowledge over the theme that was taught. 

Independent Study: Implementing Project Based Learning to Explore the “Why” Behind the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LNATU1EALhn-w9G7yIuJ69E510ga79cBIuAjBzGbUuo/edit?usp=sharing

 

PBL: Launch Doc. - High School Student Council Officers introduced our Launch pushing the WHY digital literacy is important.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_qIRAgiSLR3PUbcJk9q4P0Zjyt_oFH4d0dEmmRnAZ6c/edit?usp=sharing

RUBRIC: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WqX4xio2282VtrRiPLWhJiBKOoW6VAkHHlNG0wLhPa4/edit?usp=sharing

PRODUCTS: Digital presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1h-PUvWVv0DwFtn9wA-xcRrY2kK9wSB3Oi8rEsgbZ-3M/edit?usp=sharing

Poster: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16lepV6Qp3qlbjTPQI4FSOuL_S6zIec8d/view?usp=sharing

Composition: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VvEdgOsa_Owwnpl5yC5e-yO5wHXvpKvv/view?usp=sharing

image of gallery walk: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17R1E94XzJChkc4D_pV0FPOxOB8BWJDt0/view?usp=sharing