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Harker Teacher Institute June 7, 2014. Color Coding and Socrates Café: Two Strategies Towards a Student-Centered Pedagogy. Color Coding Essays. Current State Bottom Line Concertinaed Papers Non strategic The Cincinnati Country Day School Tablet Program

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harker teacher institute june 7 2014

Harker Teacher InstituteJune 7, 2014

Color Coding and Socrates Café:

Two Strategies Towards a

Student-Centered Pedagogy

color coding essays
Color Coding Essays
  • Current State
    • Bottom Line
    • Concertinaed Papers
    • Non strategic
  • The Cincinnati Country Day School
    • Tablet Program
    • Teacher marked papers electronically in color
  • I have my students buy colored highlighters
    • They engage my observations beyond the bottom line
organizing my marks
Organizing My Marks
  • Color Coding Template
    • See Color Coding Template PDF
setup
Setup
  • Provide color code to Students
    • Disseminated electronically (Athena2, email, etc.)
  • Students color code papers
  • They return papers with the tally and dominant color
  • Add 5 points to that paper
  • Cannot have the same color on the next paper
    • Lose the 5 points on the first paper if the dominant color remains the same
  • Teacher tracks dominant colors on a spreadsheet
    • See Grade Sheet Color Coding PDF
metrics
Metrics
  • Students
    • Strategic
      • No longer about individual papers; more about a campaign of papers
    • Visual
      • Students can see a pattern of similar mistakes
  • Teacher
    • Strategic
      • Basis for student conferences one-on-one
      • Measure of my effectiveness as a teacher
    • Visual
      • Student and class focus made clearer
socrates cafe
Socrates Cafe
  • Issues
    • Student Participation
      • Spectrum of talkers
    • My role
      • Sage on the stage vs the guide on the side
  • Outcomes
    • Qualitatative
      • Don’t simply agree or disagree . . . Say why
    • Quantitative
      • Tracking the even distribution of responses (volumetric)
    • Student managed
      • They are in charge of the process
setup1
Setup
  • Teacher prompt
    • Given the previous day.
    • Think it through/Write a journal
  • See Sample Prompt PDF
  • Parameters
    • Listen respectfully
    • Respond respectfully
    • Contemplative silence
  • Type names of speakers
  • Project a word cloud
  • Students manage results
  • See Word Cloud PDF
next steps
Next Steps
  • Back Channeling???
    • Twitter
    • TodaysMeet.com
thanks
Thanks!!!!
  • Any Questions?
  • Please feel free to drop me an email with other ideas or variations on the themes.
  • [email protected]
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