This is our first class of the fall ’17 term. We’re going to use a number of activities to get to know one another. Our focus will be exploring the changing roles of student and teacher. As a subtext, we will use some “old school” and cutting edge tools.
I’ll share a copy of my 1971 student teaching evaluation (2 page pdf) Quite a relic – Why did I save it? We’ll examine it as an historic document with a critical eye for answering a number of questions: Who created it and why? Historic context? Point-of-view? What could we learn from it? What other sources might we need to collaborate?
We will explore what it tells us about NYS teacher preparation programs in 1971.
We’ll read and discuss – Snapshot of a Modern Learner by Mike Fisher. We are going to use Prism – a tool for “crowdsourcing interpretation” to collaboratively mark up the reading. Here’s a link to that Prism markup tool. Below – some instructions for using Prism.