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Greg McVerry

EDU #506 As We Are Examinging Different Ways of Questioning Text Structure get Creative in Your #literacies Task #poetryport

3 min read

Maybe it is
on me
I limited choice
rather than watch
as it drifted through
seas of possibilities
you can interrogate a text
through novel quests
like a comic
which flips through
understandings in dialectical frames
or perhaps Found poems
inference far stronger
of the main idea

Check out how Kevin Hodgson summarized a book in comics

Following Kevin's lead I decided to use Found poems as a way to take to notes of a book I am currently reading.

An open life : Joseph Campbell in conversation with Michael Toms

You can find my feed of found poems here: https://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2020/02/18/arisediffusionbe-recognized-dietiesamplifiedhum...

Do ways of representing
start denting
the pool of minutes
yes but the understanding
within us
through slow reading
and remix strengthens
the negotiation of meaning.

Greg McVerry

I love the web. I share a reflection on recording poetry as a father in the wee hours and then meet @DUPONTBLUES and I hear a fresh delta blues sound on https://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2020/02/17/peace-in-the-world that I haven't felt or seen in awhile.

Greg McVerry

Hey . I noticed a common pattern of more summarizing than reflecting on readings. Here is a mini lesson on how to write a reflection to a reading rather than a summary: https://jgregorymcverry.com/writeareadingreflection.html

Greg McVerry

Holistic Rubric for End of Module Reflection #edu506 #edu307

2 min read

Criteria

  • Content knowledge
  • Organization
  • Reflection on Growth
  • Use of Evidence

Scale

Using a 4 point scale-not a fan of mushy middle

Rubric

Four Points

  • Content Knowledge: Reflection demonstrates growth in knowledge through the analysis of key concepts, defining key words, and descriptions of activity during the module
  • Organization: Reflection has a clear focus, utilizes text features such as paragraphs, signal words, and headings, and extends knowledge through the use of multimedia features such as videos and links.
  • Use of Evidence: Claims are backed up with multiple pieces of evidence from a variety of sources from both within and outside of class
  • Reflection: Extensive personal response driven by the criteria or focus questions that highlights the author's growth or barriers

Three Points

  • Content Knowledge: Reflection demonstrates growth in knowledge through the inclusion of key concepts, defining key words, and descriptions of activity during the module
  • Organization: Reflection has a clear focus and utilizes text features such as paragraphs, signal words, and headings.
  • Use of Evidence: Claims are backed up with evidence from the readings and learning tasks
  • Reflection: Includes evidence of personal response to the stated criteria or focus questions and a reflection on learning
  • Reflection: Includes evidence of personal response to the stated criteria or focus questions and a reflection on learning

Two Points

  • Content Knowledge: Reflection demonstrates growth in knowledge through the summary of the reading and brief descriptions of activity
  • Organization: Reflection lacks focus or presents text in ways, such as single blocks of texts, that require inferences from the audience.
  • Use of Evidence: Claims are backed up with evidence from the readings or learning tasks
  • Reflection: Includes evidence of personal response to the stated criteria or focus questions and a reflection on learning

One Point

  • Content Knowledge: Reflection lacks development of key content, description of concepts or reflections on activity
  • Organization: Flaws in organziatons deter from the overall meaning of the piece
  • Use of Evidence: Supporting evidence not used in the reflection
  • Reflection: Little to no personal response

Greg McVerry

I added an end of the module checlist to #edu506

1 min read

Reading

  • Did I do the readings?
  • Did I take notes as I read?

Discussion Boards

  • Did I make atleast two initial posts?
  • Did I reply to atleast two of my peers?
  • Did I reply to everyone who resopnded to me?
  • Did I use evidence from the reading?
  • Did I share more than short single paragraphs

Performance Task

  • Did I create a definition of literacy with no words? OR
  • Did I compare storytelling to alchemy?

Written Reflection

  • Did I preplan my writing assignment?
  • Did I post a reflection of ~250 words that has a clear positiom?
  • Do I make references and use evidence from, the reading?
  • Do I mention any understandings from module assignments (optional)
  • Did I read the reflcetion before posting to make sure organization is clear?

Greg McVerry

@lookforsun Why we always stress teams of 2 or 3 minimum when we help districts craft a Personalized PD plan. Also build in a lot of observation, feedback, and reflection. Time Matters as Much as Motivation

Greg McVerry

Set district goals, create a survey of faulty needs based on goals, from there craft a menu of PD but require diads and triads, build in reflection points, make explicit connections of evidence in student artifacts, use a tool to track it all

Greg McVerry

"How does this help me on Monday" is an important point of modeling but these efforts around personalized PD need to be ongoing and offer chances for reflection, not just one off strategies to try out.

Greg McVerry

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