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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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