We’ve made it to the end of Course 1!
I don’t know about you guys, but for me its been a challenge over the summer with family travels and adventures. (This week’s post comes to you from a porch in Lahinch, Ireland). But it has mostly been a fantastic experience. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and comments while seeing this community of learners develop. I hope that you’ve gotten as much out of it as I have. I’ve got a back log of links and articles to explore from all of your posts.
Week 6 is our final week of Course 1! This week is intended to give you time to catch up on any work you have missed, and to complete your final project (the UBD unit planner and reflective blog post).
By the end of this week, you’ll officially be finished with Course 1 (as long as all your work is completed, of course). So, by July 30 you should have:
- All 5 blog posts completed and listed on your grading spreadsheet
- All 5 comments completed and listed on your grading spreadsheet
- Your final project embedded in a 6th blog post with a short reflection about what you chose to do, why, and how you think it will enhance teaching and learning.
- Approved all comments on your own blog
- Added yourself to our Twitter list if you haven’t already: https://www.coetail.com/online8/tweeters/
The UBD planner is provided as a resource for you, not a requirement. If you have a format that you prefer or that might be required by your school, please use it. We want this to be something practical and useful for you, not a hoop to jump through. Ideally, this should be a unit that you plan on implementing in the coming school year so that your can share how it goes with us in a later course.
Your final project must be publicly viewable and linked to your reflective blog post. You’ll follow the same format for the final project of each course, so you could have the better part of your year planned if you so choose.
I look forward to seeing what you guys share.
You should have access to go ahead and register for course 2 now. Please make sure you are logged into your COETAIL account before you do so in order to keep from creating a duplicate account.
Finally, as always, don’t hesitate to ask questions.