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1 Wheatland Middle School Teacher QuestMiken HarnishWheatland Middle SchoolWheatland, WY
2 INTRODUCTIONIsn’t it amazing how schools can be so different from state to state, or even town to town? Each school district is striving for excellence, but each uses different programs to meet their goals. It can be confusing, especially for those teachers who are new to teaching or new to a district.You have been selected by the superintendant and the principal of your school to become a resource for other teachers and parents about certain programs the district has adopted. The principal in each building also wants to have a set of materials that will help new teachers become familiar with the educational direction of the district and the school.
3 These links will guide you through this WebQuest. 1. The Task2. The ResearchProcess2. The Compilation Process3. The Evaluation4. The Conclusion5. References
4 Your task is to:Become familiar with the programs used in secondary education in PCSD #1 and…….Generate documents to share basic information about these programs with colleagues or parents…..WITHOUT spending an insane amount of time!
5 RESEARCH PROCESSFirst, you need to get a three ring binder with dividers or hanging files with tabs.Explore these sites to get an overview of what will be in each folder and create labels for your binder or folder.PAWSProfessional Learning Communities (PLC)Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP)Assessment for LearningMarzano Research LaboratoriesResponse to InterventionProgress MonitoringProject CRISSSpringBoard
6 THE COMPILATION PROCESS Now that you have previewed some of the educational programs used across our school district, it is time to meet with your principal and/or PLC team to expand the information to include programs unique to your building.You now need to decide on a one page format that you can use to summarize the information from each website. Some things you may want to include on your summary page:Your name and contact informationYour “Top Stops” on each web-siteWhere you got the information and additional resources on this topicA graphic that is tied to the programA place for people to jot down notes as you are sharing informationIf a login is needed to access the information3. The last step is to select the best information from each website and compose the one sheet summaries.4. Print two copies of each sheet for your file or binder so you always have one ready to share. Save the electronic copy to two locations.
7 EVALUATION Criteria Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4ScoreProgramsSelectedThe 9 basic programs are not coveredA formatted page was generated for each of the 9 programsQuality information for each of the 9 basic programs plus one additional school specific programA through representation of the districts programsWeb sites selectedLinks are mundane or not functionalSome links contain clear informationThe links selected provide direct access to one source of informationEach summary page is a compilation of the best information from multiple pages or sitesSchool Specific ChoicesNo school programs were presented.There may have been a school initiative mentioned but it was not supportedA summary sheet was generated from one school specific program.Summary sheets were generated for many school programsPage FormatThe pages show no evidence of planningThere are some elements of cohesiveness across the pagesThe format is organized and easy to follow.Information is organized , creative, and visually appealingCompleted productNot enough to consider completedPages are in place but there are several obvious errorsPages are completed and presentableExtra details , this is an item the principal is proud to share with new teachers
8 CONCLUSIONBy completing this activity you have accomplished several things.First you took time that you normally wouldn’t have taken to collect research that is vital to how you do your job.Secondly, Your efforts have not only increased your knowledge, it has the potential to help others as well.This is just one type of WebQuest called a compilation.Do you think this was the best choice for the task?What other teaching topics would lend themselves to a WebQuest format
9 References Dodge, B. (2007). Webquest.org. Retrieved from Thank you to Joel McDaniel for facilitating this class.I realize that one reference is not professionally acceptable, but it all came back to this site.