Wow this is tedious. If I ever need to burn out my brain really fast, I can dig up this project and complete a new one next year!
I can see the value in this when taking an analytical perspective to lesson planning, a teacher can really see who you are teaching, if they are receptive to your teaching and the best methods to give the students information.
I will be happy when this project is complete. I think that my students will really like the survey part of this program and enjoy the lessons which will be taught with this section of forensics.
It always amazes me how many of these instructional theories I use in class and didn't know the name of.
#1 Dick and Carey Model - this model is similar to the model I used in my former school. This model works well if you have enough time to reteach and go back into your plans or lessons. If you don't have enough time, this model would not work well. My favorite part of this model is learner characteristics.
#2 Reigleuth's Elaboration Theory - learning from the ground up. Good approach to ease students into a complicated objective or with students who have learning disabilities.
#3 Merrill's first Principal of Instruction - this seems like a simplified version of Gagne, except this model does not have an assessment component. This model would not work with PLC and monitoring mastery. This model relies more on real world application, which is very useful in showing students how what they are learning is important in real life. I do like the real life application of this model as this makes the content students are learning relevant to them.
#4 Ragan and Smith Instructional Design - this is way too complicated. Did a chemical engineer come up with this? I mean seriously, anyone who ever taught in a classroom would never have created this plan. Sounds like this would work with a small (<7) gifted class of students
#5 Kemp's Model - its non-linear, so this gives this model an advantage over other models. I like this model, as this model contains many of the components of how I teach, including backward design.
#6 Gagne's Nine Events - I use the hook by introducing a fun or interesting story or video on the lesson objective so students gain interest immediately. I'm currently working on using recall more often in my class lessons. I like the flow of this model. Lab would be considered a level 3 application feedback
#7 Kirkpatrick - very fluid design and I agree with the presenters. You would need to be an experienced teacher to teach in such a fluid style. The teacher would need to know their students well and be able to know their needs quickly and be flexible in their instruction in order to effectively use this model.
#8 Backward Design - this is the model I currently use as we practice PLC in our school. I like this model the best for teaching with PLC.
#9 Rapid Prototyping - this is too cut and dry to use with kids. This model would not motivate students to learn. This would best be used in a high school or college design class.
Group 3 had been assigned to explain reflections. Our group organized our thoughts and worked out a presentation plan. When getting into the assignment, I felt that I would have benefited from more background knowledge on our topic before presenting. I could have contributed more to our group if I had a better working knowledge of the components of reflection for this class. The thematic unit will be challenging to have one lesson plan with all 4 units. I have lots of great creative ideas for combining two or three units in separate lesson plans, but I don't have an idea to combine all of them into one lesson. I really enjoy having an ePortfolio as I have kept a paper portfolio in a binder, which is heavy and hard to manage and very inefficient use of time to showcase my work.
I thought that group 2 did the best job presenting their material. Although I already knew most of the information presented, the format and presentational organization flowed well.
Vought was very memorable in his presentation on external links. His information was well written and I really enjoyed his crash course on weebly and the pages he created for his presentation. I would love to have his style of presentation in front of adults as I currently present this fashion in front of my kids in class. I am looking forward to more presentations by Vought.