TE 802 Agenda for 12-1-06

0) Housekeeping:
  • Roll
  • Observations - See the field instructors page
  • SIRS - Now or next week?
  • State of Michigan Requirements - An Update ["2 credits in high school/course work or other learning experiences prior to/during high school (K-12) of Languages Other Than English (LOTE), requirement may be met on-line" - what could this mean for us? - flanne13 flanne13]
"Online"? Are they serious? I'm actually curious about the success rate of software-based language programs. - StephanieP StephanieP

1) Learning Logs: Reflections

  • What did you learn from lead teaching?
  • What will you do differently next semester?
  • What has been painful about the process of learning to teach so far?
* What feeds or energizes you as both a person and a teacher?
  • If you had more time, what would you do with respect to your teaching that you aren't doing now?

2) Research & Reflection: The Emerging Issues Inquiry Project - Last minute questions?

3) Insights & Issues: Nominate insights or issues for discussion.

  • Let's Get Our Terms Straight: Checklists v. Rubrics
* Intern-student Relations
  • Racial Accusations

4) Collaboration Stations: (Nominate a workshop or insert specific topics you'd like to discuss)

  • MiWLA Swap Shop - Share ideas and insights from the MiWLA Conference
    • I attended a great session re: warm-up activities and will run off enough copies of the handout for everyone. - heinke_raymond external image heinke_raymond-sm.jpg (Stephanie, did you ever get an e-mail back from the interns at CMU?)
I sent them an email, but never got a response. :-( - StephanieP StephanieP
  • Teaching Demonstrations - Debbie's Video, Rachel's Video
* Movie-making - Wanna try it for next semester?

5) Assignments You Should Complete BEFORE Class on 12-1-06:
  • Agenda Items - Nominate items for the agenda by adding them to this page
  • FLTEACH Assignment - Due today (instructions are posted under Assignment Sheets link)
  • Self-videotape Assignment - Due today (instructions are posted under Assignment Sheets link)
* Inquiry Project - Post your research question to the wiki in the discussion section of the Inquiry-Research-Reflection page and continue working on your project, to be presented during our last class period
  • Curriculum Expectations/Guidelines/Standards - If your mentor teacher is expected to include certain things in the curriculum, complete a certain number of chapters, or cover a certain amount of material by the end of the semester, please bring a copy of those guidelines with you to class.