Overcoming “Group Work”Overcoming “Group Work”ApprehensionsApprehensions“I Don’t Like Group Work”“What Do You Want?”Group Grading?Is this Rigorous?“Still Teaching Content?”Creative Commons photo courtesy of F8th
Sample Tenth Grade Project Goals- Students will learn problem solving andadaptability through devising an actionablesolution to their challenge.- Students will learn to collaborate on amultimedia project.- Students will initiate an action plan whichseeks to influence their peers.- Students will learn to present orally withslides and conduct a demonstration at a fair.- Students will imagine a showcase event andsolution exhibit into being.
The Advantagesof Prompts✤Insight into the groups✤Address predetermined outcomes✤Reward unanticipated outcomes✤Usually very honest✤Motivational✤Versatile in terms of type and number ofdevices
In Process PromptsIndividualIndividual✤What kinds of surprises have you encountered in your research?✤How would your teammates describe your contribution thus far?✤What can you do to become an effective leader in your group?✤What skills can you inquire and sharpen through this project?
In Process Promptsinsight into GROUPinsight into GROUP✤How has your team divided roles for this project?✤What do you see as the groups biggest challenge going forward?✤How has the group utilized individual talents?✤Evaluate your group’s success meeting deadlines?
What have you learned fromWhat have you learned fromyour reseach to date?your reseach to date?
What has your role been in the group’sWhat has your role been in the group’squest for a solution?quest for a solution?
Slide presentation as a JOURNEYinstead of as a “report”Creative Commons photo courtesy of JMaz Photo
Presentations asAssessementThe presentation shall describe yourgroup’s internal challenges.The presentation should indicate what youlearned from your challenge.The presentation should indicate what youwould have changed if you had a “do over”or more time.From “Presentation 10Commandments”: