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It all began with a Magic Hat…. Glenvar Middle School 2009 ~ ???. Magic Hat…. Where we’ve been… Magic Hat Survey May 2009 (included in your binder) Where we’re going… Share successful lessons/strategies with others online (limited to GMS staff initially). Magic Hat….

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It all began with a Magic Hat…

Glenvar Middle School

2009 ~ ???

magic hat
Magic Hat…
  • Where we’ve been…
    • Magic Hat Survey
      • May 2009 (included in your binder)
  • Where we’re going…
    • Share successful lessons/strategies with others online (limited to GMS staff initially)
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Magic Hat…

Why are we doing this???

  • to participate in collaborative learning opportunities
  • to reflect on current practices
  • to investigate whether authentic learning is taking place in our classrooms

Magic Hat…

How we’re going to get there…

  • Select a quality lesson/strategy to share
  • Lesson/strategy will include a visual and a written document
  • 3. Visual and written document will be posted on
important info
Important Info
  • Megan, Sarah, and Karen will assist you with all of your planning and technology needs
  • No more than two teachers may work together
  • Megan and Sarah will create an account for you on our GMS TeacherTube Mysite
have fun building
Have Fun Building!
  • Paper Platform Challenge
    • Technology Education

Pick a visual format that works for you

  • Pictures
  • Video
  • PowerPoint
  • MovieMaker
  • …etc.
  • Comprehension of the novel Hatchet
    • Using Photostory with explanation of the project
  • Ballroom Dance
    • Video lesson edited in Movie Maker
  • Sixth grade pull-out English class read The Wizard of Oz
    • Using Voice Thread
  • Guidance Videos
    • Videos edited in Movie Maker
  • 8th Grade - National Geographic Africa Map50 states, regions, and cities of historical importance
    • Using PowerPoint converted to video
  • See Megan or Sarah to schedule a time to meet and plan and/or a time to use equipment (film, photograph)

Oct.6th Dept.Chair-Visual and lesson due

Oct.7th Inservice-Dept.Chairs present to their departments -Sign-ups for other teachers

Nov. 7th Teachers-Visual and lesson due

Nov. Faculty Meetings-Other teachers present to their departments

(Health/PE dept. will team with Science dept. and Electives will team with English for the year to share lessons)

  • Recertification Points!
    • 5 points per post up to a 90 point maximum (Will receive certificate upon completion of each post)
  • Name in monthly door prize drawing for everyone who posted lesson the previous month
what do we do now
What do we do Now?!?
  • Meet with ALL members of your dept. in the Dept. chair’s classroom immediately after this session today:
    • English/Electives: Wynn/Rose (room 111-Art room)
    • Math: Deal (room 231)
    • History: Darby (room 220)
    • Science/PE: Davis/Look (room 225)
  • Refer to the Magic Hat Visual Lesson Planning sheet (in your binder)
  • Submission MUST include:
    • Written Lesson Plan
    • Reponses to the Authentic Learning Course Questions listed on page 1 of the Authentic Learning lesson plan handout
    • Visual Lesson/Strategy

Example GMS Teacher Project

  • Resources can be found on the Glenvar Middle School Website
  • Web Links