1. Introduction to the course, how the PLP process is designed, connections to the syllabus
2. Building Community - example of how this will be done using a web based selection, choices http://community-building.weebly.com/index.html
3. Choice boards for planning and selecting items for each topic / unit of study will be set up using Symbaloo. This model or example (seen below) will be the springboard for planning the actions and choices students can make. These will be selected in collaboration with the instructor and the learning partners for that week. The total number of choices of each colour will be determined in consultation e.g. if a student struggles with reading, only one reading may be required and more videos would be selected. A minimum number of items from each colour would be designated by the instructor.
Colour coding explained
yellow=models & examples
pink=reflections and peer reviews
4. Selecting items from the choice board and posting them to a Blendspace will determine actions and timelines for completing tasks e.g. read, create, watch, review, connect, collaborate, reflect. Here is an example of a blendspace that one student could establish OR could be constructed collaboratively with co-learners.
5. Students could then select from this Thinglink to 'show what they know'. This example outlines some alternate means of representation for students to present their learning. The intended audience can be determined in consolation with co-learning teams and/or the instructor e.g. public (through blog post or youtube video), private (protected blog post or LMS submission).
6. Provide options for reflection and engagement with content. eg. Ten Reflective Questions or ORID reflections.
- ways to model the ISTE standards and ensure awareness of topics relevant to the course outcomes
- individual and collaborative options for showing, sharing and reflecting
- focused reflection and meeting one-one with instructor will be provided in week 5 and week 8 of the course