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  • 1. Using PODS To Create a Democratic Classroom Heidi Minnier EDIM 510
  • 2. What are PODS? <ul><li>P erformance O rganizational D esign S ystems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basically a classroom management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses a cooperative literacy approach </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/phelyan/2281095105/
  • 3. How do PODS compare? <ul><li>Traditional Cooperative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Groups change regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Students are held accountable to the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Students earn a grade for their work </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Learning with PODS </li></ul><ul><li>Same groups for extended period of time (4-6 weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Students are held accountable to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Students earn points for specific classroom behaviors </li></ul>
  • 4. How does this strategy work? <ul><li>Students earn points for the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being present in class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arriving on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completing homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating in daily assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following expected behavior </li></ul></ul>www.discoveryeducation.com
  • 5. How are students accountable? <ul><li>The entire group cannot turn in an assignment until all students in the group have completed it. </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus points can be given for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaning up work area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging one another </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_holloway/254561650/
  • 6. What are the effects? <ul><li>The students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage one another to complete homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to class prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work together to get the job done </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The teacher: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Becomes a facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puts the students in control of their own behavior and the behavior of their group-mates </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlhamcollege/4777275773/
  • 7. What problems might occur? <ul><li>Time and flexibility is needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing for PODS is time-consuming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need time to get accustomed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students who just don’t care negatively impact the group </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom can be noisy </li></ul>http :// www . flickr.com/photos/duck/77660245/
  • 8. Citations <ul><li>Carnardo. (2005). Time is fleeting [image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/duck/77660245/ </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education. (2011). Textbooks [Clip Art]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com </li></ul><ul><li>Earlham College. (2010). Engaging in classroom discussion [image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlhamcollege/4777275773/ </li></ul><ul><li>Holloway, A. (2006). Bonus [image]. Retrieved from http://www. flickr .com/photos/ adam _ holloway /254561650 / </li></ul><ul><li>Sanjoin, P. (2008). Classroom [image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/phelyan/2281095105 </li></ul>

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