Workshop Design August 20, 2013
Trigger Word Activity Workshop
What is Workshop? • A way to structure class-time so that the students are doing the majority of the work. • Acycle the teacher works through as he/she teaches a lesson. • Mini-lesson • Workshop • Debrief
Workshop Cycle Mini-lesson Work Time Debrief Adapted from That Workshop Book by Samantha Bennett (2007).
Mini-Lesson • Set the purpose • Build the need to know • Directions for the task/practice • Modeling • Think-aloud • Mini-lecture • Demonstration • Other Pearson, P. D., & Gallagher, M. C. (1983). The instruction of reading comprehension. Contemporary
Work Time Students will: • Read, Write, Talk • Practice skills • Complete task • Gauge their own understanding Teacher will: • Conference with student groups/individual • Gauge understanding (Formative Assessment) • Differentiate instruction as needed
Debrief Students will: • Share understanding • Share thinking • Share task accomplished during work time Teacher will: • Label responses (Anchor Charts) • Hold thinking to use for future teaching and learning • Build Momentum for the next work time or class.
Design a Lesson • Break into subject/grade level groups of four • Task: • Create a rough draft of a workshop lesson on a lesson topic e.g. revising, inference, writing process, etc… • Mini-lesson • Work Time • Debrief Questions • Be prepared to share design from chart paper
Workshop Debrief • What components of the Workshop Cycle are similar to how we already create our lessons? • How will this design help our students? • What questions do you have about the Workshop Cycle?