How have you done on your summer school 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.
I think I have done a fantastic job on the first one. My student's project speak to that. There are a lot of projects that I could not post because they were too large and those ones are even better. I think I have done a good job on the second one as well. I have not arrived, but I will keep pressing on in the area of assessing my student's needs. That is something that I will never "arrive" at. This summer has helped me formulate a class for the regular school year. During the summer I had in mind, the students I will have next year as well as the students I have had during the summer. I wanted to create a course that I could teach during the "Study Skills" period. The course I have taught this summer has been a opportunity to better prepare for that. I plan to expand the course I taught this summer to create a course that will give the students an opportunity to improve their reading, communication, artistic, analytical and organizational skills. All of these will be integrated into the projects that the students will complete. All of the planning, organizing and implementing of the projects will hopefully increase their skills in all of these areas while having fun.
More details will follow during the school year.