PLC-F Agenda: Mar. 31, 2011

The Dot

  1. Coffeehousing Connections:  ELs, PBL, and IS*
    a.  Be brave enough to make a mark; just make a dot.
    b.  Leadership, Backwards Design, and April 11
    c.  prework for CFT session June 13-17
  2. Artifact collection and display
    a.  How do we stay mindful of the need to collect artifacts?
    b.  How can we share and not do the work twice?
  3. Instructional Rounds
Reynolds, Peter. The Dot. London: Walker, 2004. Print.

About Jill Gough

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19 Responses to PLC-F Agenda: Mar. 31, 2011

  1. jgough says:

    April 11 – Current Event Investigation
    9:00 – lunch
    (times listed below are approximate)

    9:00 – 10:00 Look at events current in Japan and investigate as a student
    10:00 – 10:30 Find a new current event in today’s news
    10:30 – 11:30 Repeat investigation from first hour for new current event
    11:30 – 12:00 Debrief and planning next steps

    Develop a toolbox of questions

    Earthquake and tsunami
    Richter scale
    Nuclear stations and radiation
    Preparation for disaster
    Compare Japan’s earthquake and response to Katrina
    Breaking down an issue and determining how to handle
    Ask “What do you want to know more about?”

  2. Jennifer Lalley says:
    Radiation Levels in seawater off Japan plant spike to all time highs

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  5. Danelle Dietrich says:

    • Wow! I had no idea there were so many earthquakes everyday
    • Search for earthquake topics by student age
    • Lesson for teachers/students
    • Type in dates and magnitudes to search catalog for earthquakes (did not work for me but maybe parameters were wrong-probably lat/long)

    • Catalogs: maybe find data here

  6. Jennifer Lalley says:

    friend’s blog on evacuating from Japan with two kids. Her husband is doing recovery work indefinitely as an officer in the Navy

  7. Mecia Israel says:

    Georgia’s fault line

  8. Mecia Israel says:

    Emergency Manager’s Guide to Earthquakes in Georgia

  9. Jennifer Lalley says:

    I’m interested in Japan as the “most documented disaster in history.”

  10. boadams1 says:

    Human side of Japanese reaction as told by ex-pat Garr Reynolds whose blog I follow. His blog has provided me an interesting, empathetic perspective on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami situations. Could create an interesting discussion to read this and watch video of riots in other countries that have experienced similar. Why the differences?

    Garr also uses Posterous for shorter, daily postings (this is where I got the idea to do this…I do this, too). Several of his “posters” have dealt with media coverage and other things related to earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear issues. [see Starbuck’s post…I thought it was interesting for our students perspectives]

    10:28 a.m. Two burning questions for me at this moment:
    1. How are people feeling about this learning activity? Would each of us “do this” open discussion and cognitive meandering in our English, math, Synergy, science, language classes, etc.?

    2. What if we all “did this?” A student could have to “do this” about 5 times. That seems counter-productive. How can we coordinate and collaborate as a systems approach? Is the “how to tell a story” a thread that could connect our efforts?

  11. Jennifer Lalley says:

    radiation of WW2 bombings compared to today?

  12. Kristen says:

    Will California fall off into the ocean?

    What is the history of earthquakes in Georgia?

    What are the psychological effects of earthquakes?

    There has been research documenting animal behavior prior to earthquakes. How about human behavior?

  13. tsadtler says:

    Recent earthquakes in the world. Variety of maps, info on historic seismicity, stats on specific earthquakes

  14. jgough says:

    Ideas on the table.
    1. Whatever day in April or May.
    2. PBL week in the fall…in January…
    3. LEAP with choice
    4. Expand this work/idea into our PLCs/PLTs
    5. Whatever afternoon trade TS for IS
    6. Whatever trade for Monday, April 25
    Prototyping…Have current proposal…have the next proposal in mind…

  15. Fred Young says:

    Food for thought: two opposing viewpoints on Japanese cultural reaction to recent disaster.

    Japanese woman’s take on caring for one another:

    A perspective on race, culture, and community from Psychology Today:

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