Organization and Portfolios Presented by Amy Sivak and Laura Stanik *A special thanks to the teachers of Landmark School: ...
Agenda <ul><li>Gallery Walk/Discussion (10 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Research (5 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Organizat...
Gallery Walk <ul><li>Take a few minutes to list some of the current strategies you use in your classroom that fall under t...
Reflect <ul><li>Take some time to draw or write your current classroom organization system or what you are planning to use...
Research <ul><li>“ Students with learning and attention problems often have difficulty sorting, organizing, and prioritizi...
Research <ul><li>“ Adults can provide structures with schedules, lists, prompts, and visual cues.  These systems and scaff...
Organization Strategies
Why Use Organization Strategies? <ul><li>More time on task </li></ul><ul><li>Every minute counts </li></ul><ul><li>Better ...
Organizing Materials <ul><li>Visual Schedules/Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>HBC Cards/Books </li></ul><ul><li>Student Ele...
Organizing Time <ul><li>Post Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Agendas/Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Timers </li></ul><ul><li>Vis...
Homework Organization
Homework Organization Continued <ul><li>See Homework Time Table Handout </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Check-Ins by phone, ema...
Organization Review <ul><li>Do you think you will be able to incorporate any of these organizational strategies in your cl...
Portfolios
Portfolio System <ul><li>Find a system that works for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Binders? </li></ul><ul><li>Filing Cabinet? </...
Portfolio Days <ul><li>Students choose something from sections of their binders or classroom organization system </li></ul...
Portfolio N: Folders, Websites and CD Roms <ul><li>N: - Teacher prepares folders for each student to organize their saved ...
How To Create Your Electronic Portfolio <ul><li>http:// www.wikispaces.com /   </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Get Started” </li>...
Creating Electronic Portfolios Continued <ul><li>www.weebly.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click “join now” </li></ul><ul><li>Fill ...
Wrap Up <ul><li>What are two new ideas you think you may try in your classroom this school year? </li></ul>
Works Cited <ul><li>Hall, Faith. Presentation. 9 July 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Melzer, Lynn. “The impact of effort and stra...
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Organization And Portfolios using Wikispaces

  1. 1. Organization and Portfolios Presented by Amy Sivak and Laura Stanik *A special thanks to the teachers of Landmark School: Deidre Mulligan and Faith Hall*
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Gallery Walk/Discussion (10 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Research (5 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Organization Strategies and Techniques (20 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios (20 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-Up (5 min) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gallery Walk <ul><li>Take a few minutes to list some of the current strategies you use in your classroom that fall under the categories listed around the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of best practices will follow. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reflect <ul><li>Take some time to draw or write your current classroom organization system or what you are planning to use for the upcoming year. </li></ul><ul><li>How has this system changed or been adapted throughout your teaching experiences? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research <ul><li>“ Students with learning and attention problems often have difficulty sorting, organizing, and prioritizing information and over focus on details while struggling to identify major themes.” (L MELTZER) </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts??? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research <ul><li>“ Adults can provide structures with schedules, lists, prompts, and visual cues. These systems and scaffolds are eventually reduced as students begin to learn how to set goals, plan, prioritize, organize, shift approaches, and self monitor. The objective is to provide modeling & scaffolding in the hope that students will eventually internalize these strategies.” ( L MELTZER) </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts??? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Organization Strategies
  8. 8. Why Use Organization Strategies? <ul><li>More time on task </li></ul><ul><li>Every minute counts </li></ul><ul><li>Better quality of work </li></ul><ul><li>Student independence </li></ul><ul><li>Self confidence </li></ul>
  9. 9. Organizing Materials <ul><li>Visual Schedules/Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>HBC Cards/Books </li></ul><ul><li>Student Electronic Files </li></ul><ul><li>Planners </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Folders/Handouts </li></ul>
  10. 10. Organizing Time <ul><li>Post Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Agendas/Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Timers </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and Verbal Cues </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Help </li></ul>
  11. 11. Homework Organization
  12. 12. Homework Organization Continued <ul><li>See Homework Time Table Handout </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Check-Ins by phone, email or websites </li></ul><ul><li>Quizlet </li></ul>
  13. 13. Organization Review <ul><li>Do you think you will be able to incorporate any of these organizational strategies in your classroom this year? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Portfolios
  15. 15. Portfolio System <ul><li>Find a system that works for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Binders? </li></ul><ul><li>Filing Cabinet? </li></ul><ul><li>Crates? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: Organization! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Portfolio Days <ul><li>Students choose something from sections of their binders or classroom organization system </li></ul><ul><li>Students reflect on their own work which leads to independence </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents: Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Shown at Parent Teacher Conferences and IEP meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Student Pride and Ownership </li></ul>
  17. 17. Portfolio N: Folders, Websites and CD Roms <ul><li>N: - Teacher prepares folders for each student to organize their saved files </li></ul><ul><li>Websites – example of a great website for organizing student work </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/eportfolios/main.html </li></ul><ul><li>CD Roms/Flash Drives – students can keep a portable record of their work and reflections throughout the year and keep their work from year to year </li></ul>
  18. 18. How To Create Your Electronic Portfolio <ul><li>http:// www.wikispaces.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Get Started” </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out “Join Now” section </li></ul><ul><li>Start Creating! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>http://asivak.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  19. 19. Creating Electronic Portfolios Continued <ul><li>www.weebly.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click “join now” </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out “join now” information </li></ul><ul><li>Start Creating! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>http://7thprojectblock2009.weebly.com </li></ul>
  20. 20. Wrap Up <ul><li>What are two new ideas you think you may try in your classroom this school year? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Works Cited <ul><li>Hall, Faith. Presentation. 9 July 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Melzer, Lynn. “The impact of effort and strategy use on academic performance: student and teacher perceptions.” Learning Disabilities Quarterly 24:2 (2001): 85-98. </li></ul><ul><li>Mulligan, Deirdre. Presentation. 9 July 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Newhall, T. (2008). Study Skills: Research Based Teaching Strategies A Landmark School Teaching Guide. Landmark School Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>______________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>**Please check out these sites for student help on works cited pages: </li></ul><ul><li>http://elementary.oslis.org/resources/cm/mlacitationse </li></ul><ul><li>www.old.oslis.org/mlacitations/secondary </li></ul>

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