Well, three weeks have passed since I set my goals. How are you progressing toward your goals? I made two goals for summer school. First, I wanted my students to increase their understanding of how technology could help them learn on their own and how technology could help them create products which will grab other people's attention. Secondly, I want to learn from my students what best meets their needs. How am I doing?
The first goal is still going well. The students are well into their projects. Some of them have already finished one and are working on another. Many students have decided to make a living book. Showing the students and example really helped them to understand the final product. When I teach this during the regular school year I will take a lot more time to build up to this. I will be writing the unit outline in more detail in the next few days. Only two students have decided to complete the artist project. The project handout has helped greatly. This guides the students to fill in the necessary information on their artist. The first goal is going well.
The second goal is a little more difficult to quantify. I am spending more time roaming the room checking on students. I think the students need more detailed information so I will make a more detailed project description for each one. I will continue to create any handouts, forms or graphic organizers that will help guide the students. I will remember that there are a lot of graphic organizers out there already that I can use.
I found a great article on goals. Take a look! Click here.