Mapping the Process<br />Organize Tasks and Activities<br />Multiple projects may be required<br />Learning journals might be used<br />Decide Project Launch<br />Determine Group Dynamics – (Task Roles, Roleplay Roles, <br />Gather Resources<br />Draw a Storyboard- <br />Launch<br />Sequence of activities<br />Draft dates and Due dates<br />Scaffold Lessons<br />Check for HW assignments<br />Check for reflection and review<br />
Use group warm-up activities.</li></li></ul><li>Suggestions When Forming Student Teams<br />Instructor-selected vs. Student-selected teams?<br />Strive for heterogeneity across<br />Gender<br />Ability level<br />Skills<br />Avoid the “fifth wheel” syndrome<br />
Interesting Activities to Do with Groups<br /><ul><li>Use your imagination!
Consider methods for forming and reforming groups
What roles can students play within their groups? Should these be rotated?
Technology can enable new opportunities, including cross-class and virtual teams</li></li></ul><li>Rotating Roles<br /><ul><li>Discussion Leader</li></ul>Keeps group on track; maintains full participation<br /><ul><li>Recorder</li></ul>Records assignments, strategies, unresolved issues, <br />data; convenes group outside of class<br /><ul><li>Reporter</li></ul>Reports out during whole class discussion; writes<br />up final draft of assignments<br /><ul><li>Accuracy Coach</li></ul>Checks group understanding; finds resources<br />