MINI-LESSONS AND MORE Presented by Ann Martin  (amartin@propelschools.org) Marsha Burleson (mburleson@propelschools.org) M...
Ferris Bueller Clip <ul><li>What is wrong with this picture? </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = ZmxpftPFX...
Introduction <ul><li>Mini-lessons are. . . </li></ul><ul><li>excellent tools for introducing material </li></ul><ul><li>re...
Essential Questions <ul><li>List three components of an effective mini-lesson? </li></ul><ul><li>1.  </li></ul><ul><li>2. ...
Components <ul><li>Conducted for whole class or small groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on students’ learning needs and inte...
Components continued <ul><li>Could introduce new material or review concepts/skills </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson should have a...
Observation   of Video Clips <ul><li>Rate on the effectiveness of the mini-lesson. </li></ul>
Structure <ul><li>Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Students access prior knowledge and hear the teaching point.  Teacher talk ...
Structure <ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>We teach one skill, strategy, method, etc. during this time.  There are 4 typ...
Structure <ul><li>Active Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher gives all students a quick opportunity to try out the n...
Link <ul><li>Link </li></ul><ul><li>To bring closure to the mini-lesson, you link to what the class has previously learned...
Math Block <ul><li>10:50 - 11:05 Math Mini-lessons  </li></ul><ul><li>11:05 – 11:25 First Math Group </li></ul><ul><li>11:...
Activity <ul><li>Break into groups </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a mini-lesson based on: </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure and Organ...
Video Observation <ul><li>Use the mini-lesson checklist </li></ul>
QUESTIONS
Powerful Practices at Propel <ul><li>http://propelpowerfulpractices.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Top left  </li></ul>...
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Mini Lessons and More

  1. 1. MINI-LESSONS AND MORE Presented by Ann Martin (amartin@propelschools.org) Marsha Burleson (mburleson@propelschools.org) Math Coaches at Propel Charter Schools
  2. 2. Ferris Bueller Clip <ul><li>What is wrong with this picture? </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = ZmxpftPFXZg </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Mini-lessons are. . . </li></ul><ul><li>excellent tools for introducing material </li></ul><ul><li>reviewing concepts </li></ul><ul><li>establishing class procedures </li></ul><ul><li>When mini-lessons are. . . </li></ul><ul><li>thoughtful </li></ul><ul><li>authentic </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate, and engaging </li></ul><ul><li>They grow from what your students do and need. </li></ul><ul><li>They provide a powerful tool for teaching and </li></ul><ul><li>learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Essential Questions <ul><li>List three components of an effective mini-lesson? </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Components <ul><li>Conducted for whole class or small groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on students’ learning needs and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on specific topic or skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Should be connected to student work and outcomes and not taught in isolation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Components continued <ul><li>Could introduce new material or review concepts/skills </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson should have a stated goal or outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Should have a summary at the end of the lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-lesson’s length should be no more than 10-15 minutes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Observation of Video Clips <ul><li>Rate on the effectiveness of the mini-lesson. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Structure <ul><li>Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Students access prior knowledge and hear the teaching point. Teacher talk sounds like: </li></ul><ul><li>Yesterday we. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Today I’m going to. . . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Structure <ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>We teach one skill, strategy, method, etc. during this time. There are 4 types of mini-lessons: </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures and Organizations (Routines) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Craft and Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher talk sounds like: </li></ul><ul><li>I want to show you. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Watch and notice how I. . . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Structure <ul><li>Active Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher gives all students a quick opportunity to try out the new skill or strategy. Students practice the strategy and often turn and talk to their partner. Teacher talk sound like: </li></ul><ul><li>I invite you to try this. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Turn and talk to your partner. . . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Link <ul><li>Link </li></ul><ul><li>To bring closure to the mini-lesson, you link to what the class has previously learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher talk sounds like: </li></ul><ul><li>So today and everyday. . . </li></ul><ul><li>As you continue in your small group.. . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Math Block <ul><li>10:50 - 11:05 Math Mini-lessons </li></ul><ul><li>11:05 – 11:25 First Math Group </li></ul><ul><li>11:25 – 11:45 Second Math Group </li></ul><ul><li>11:45 – 11:50 Closure </li></ul>
  13. 13. Activity <ul><li>Break into groups </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a mini-lesson based on: </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure and Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Craft and Techniques </li></ul>
  14. 14. Video Observation <ul><li>Use the mini-lesson checklist </li></ul>
  15. 15. QUESTIONS
  16. 16. Powerful Practices at Propel <ul><li>http://propelpowerfulpractices.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Top left </li></ul><ul><li>Click on mini-lessons and more </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Other Technology websites </li></ul>
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