Welcome and Introductions Dr. Jody Cleven firstname.lastname@example.org 919.699.9870 Beth Edwards email@example.com 252-916-6842 Jennifer Bass firstname.lastname@example.org 252-333-7717
Norms of Virtual Support Minimize outside distractions. Be attentive and participate in all activities. Keep yourself muted when not talking. Notify the presenter if you are having technical difficulties by raising your hand. Use the chat bar on your dashboard to ask questions.
Meeting Outcomes During today’s session you will: review upcoming module requirements and dues dates; review requirements for publishing your work on your wiki; and watch a video tutorial that details how to publish each section of your wiki.
Publishing Your Research Length There is no set length for any page of the wiki, except the abstract. As a rule, be sure that you have addressed the prompts fully and that you have explained your project in sufficient detail that another teacher who wants to replicate what you've done could do so.
Publishing Your Research Schedule There is no set schedule for completing any one section of the wiki. All work must be completed by May 15. All work must be completed by May 15. Be sure to leave yourself time for revision and, if desired, for peer review!
Publishing Your Research Each of the prompts below appear as default text on the pages of your wiki: – Abstract – Overview and Background – Data Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation – Deliverables You can delete the prompts when you post your work.
Abstract The abstract should be approximately 150–200 words and include the following: – The subject of the research (students, grade level, subject area, etc.) and why it is important to you. – A description of the problem and objectives. – A summary of the data collected and method of analysis. – A summary of your findings and recommendations. The abstract should give the reader enough information to decide whether or not they want to explore this wiki more thoroughly.
Overview and Background Area of focus statement Area of focus statement (developed earlier in the course) Context of your study Context of your study – Introduce yourself, your students, and the context of your teaching. Talk briefly about: yourself your students your school, community, or situation
Overview and Background Purpose of your project Purpose of your project – What did you hope to accomplish? – Explain your desired outcomes. – What change or changes did you hope to see? Importance Importance – Why was achieving this change important to you? The activity The activity – Describe what you did to produce the desired innovation or change.
Overview and Background Problem of practice question Problem of practice question – What was/were your research question(s)? – This should be brief, focused, and clear. Professional Article Summary Professional Article Summary (completed earlier in the course)
Data Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation Data collection and sources Data collection and sources – How do you collect your data and from whom did you collected it? Data analysis and interpretation Data analysis and interpretation – What did you find and what do you think it means?
Data Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation Recommendations and Conclusions Recommendations and Conclusions – Reflect on the instructional change and professional learning associated with your project. What were the implications of your study for your classroom, students and practice? If you did the same action research again, what would you change? What are the implications of your study for other classrooms and other teachers? What are the implications of your study for further action research to improve student learning? How did your action research project develop your skills and knowledge as a professional educator?
Data Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation Appendix Appendix – This is an optional page on which you can add or attach any resources associated with this project that don't fit elsewhere on the wiki. – For example, you may include your action research plan or samples of student work.
Deliverables School-Based Presentation School-Based Presentation – Provide an artifact or documentation of your presentation. This could include the meeting agenda, a power point presentation, and/or your reflections or follow-ups from the information session. District- or State-Level Presentation District- or State-Level Presentation – Provide an artifact or documentation of your presentation. This could include the meeting agenda, a power point presentation, and/or your reflections or follow-ups from the session.
Deliverables Reflection: Professional Learning Experience Reflection: Professional Learning Experience – Reflect on the experience of doing action research. What was the impact of your experience on a personal level? at the school level? Consider how both the process and the outcomes have affected, or will continue to affect, your work as a teacher.
Putting the Pieces Together http://www.screencast.com/t/kQLAJAkTicGp