A Collaborative Journey into Team Planning and Pedagogical Documentation. St. Francis of Assisi TLLP 2013-2014. How it all began…. Why team planning? Our plan took into account what we have learned about in the K-2 Inquiry and EPCI over the past few years Incorporate the use of Mentor Texts
Write down answers given on chart paper during class discussions
Write anecdotal notes while the students are discussing possible answers with their Accountable Talk Partners
Record the conversations with an iPad, video camera, audio recorder.
Use the information gathered in a writing task after agroup conversation.
Higher –order thinking skills involve the learning of complex judgmental skills such as critic and problem solving. According to Bloom’s Taxonomy, analyzing, evaluating, and creating are the most complex kinds of thought. These three more complex kinds of thought are called higher-order thinking.
Bloom’s Taxonomy is a widely accepted psychological theory that categorizes different kinds of learning in ascending order from least to most complex.
Our Set Up…
- Each Kindergarten Classroom has:
- 2 64 GB iPads (One for the teacher and one for the ECE)
- 5 iPad Minis
- 1 Mac Book Pro
- 55” Flatscreen Smart TV
*Also our French teacher and Music Specialist have a 64 GB iPad to document learning