Week 1: Your Modern Classroom Starts Here



Our goal this week is to understand the basics of the Modern Classroom model, and explore exemplar units.




Getting Started


Step 1:

Enroll in the free online course: Modern Classroom Essentials.


Step 2:

Spend some time exploring the exemplar units provided, in the “Exemplar Modern Classroom Units” lesson.

After you explore the exemplars, we will discuss what we’ve noticed.


Discussion


Question 1:

What do you like about the Modern Classroom model?


Add your thoughts using the sticky note feature in this Jamboard.

Question 2:

How would you need to change or adapt this model to fit your own students?


Add your thoughts using the sticky note feature in this Jamboard.

Question 3:

What are the benefits of this model? What are the biggest challenges?


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Question 4:

What, if anything, most intimidates you about using this model?


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Other Useful Resources



Getting Ready for Week 2


Must Do

Complete the "Creating High-Quality Blended Instruction" module of the online course.

Should Do

Choose a unit you want to plan during this learning series. Bring all materials associated with that unit to the next meeting.

Continue to participate in our open chat on chat.google.com.

Add further thoughts to the Jamboard discussion questions above.

Aspire to Do

Try to record your own instructional video, following the “Creating High-Quality Blended Instruction” module of the online course.