Schedule of Mini-Course Offerings
October- 3-7- Organization
Organizing for success- How to organize your binder for success - Students will bring their binders to the session and teachers will walk students through a mini-lesson on how to organize both their materials and homework for all their classes. (pull extra binders, dividers, and folders from the community room, labels)
October- 10th- Reading for Understanding
Students will learn how to stop and process while reading to increase their comprehension. Also how to check in with themselves to make sure they are understanding what they are reading before they finish the reading.
October 17th- 21st - Cornell Notes
Students will bring content notebooks and learn how to effectively take notes for understanding in class using the a Cornell Notes style of note taking.
October- 24th -28th - Successful Writing in the Content Areas
Students will practice how to write a successful piece (essay, paragraph) that meet the requirements of the the content area. Teachers will go over structure, reviewing their writing, and how to get started.
October 31- Nov. 4 Studying for an Assessment
How to take your notes and effectively study for an assessment. Also how to use resources during an assessment effect.
November 7-11 - Note-taking for a PBL
Students will learn how to take, organize, and use notes to drive their PBL solutions.
November 14- 18- Google Slides
Students will learn how to set up a google slides presentation to present their solutions. i.e choosing a background, text font, formatting etc…
November 28- December 2- Slide content
Students will learn how to create a google slide presentation that effectively communicates their PBL and solution. Ie. how many words belong on a slide, best format for information, graphic that match content, paraphrasing etc…
December 5-9- Citing your evidence
Students will learn how to create both a works cited page and cite sources in their presentations. Students will also learn how to create a proper bibliography and attach it to their presentation. Finally, they will the difference between plagiarism and paraphrasing.
December 12-16- Presenting a PBL
Students will practice public speaking and body language. Students will work on how to deliver an engaging presentation and respond to in the moment questioning.