Getting to WOW! (Fall 2009)


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Citizen Teachers, take a look at this PowerPoint from our WOW! Planning Webinar for helpful tips about planning your WOW!

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Getting to WOW! (Fall 2009)

  1. 1. Getting to WOW!<br />For Audio Dial: 712-451-6050Access Code: 620600#<br />
  2. 2. AGENDA<br />Welcome, Introductions & Logistics<br />Objectives<br />What’s a WOW!?<br />What’s a High-Quality WOW!?<br />WOW! Prep and Planning<br />Event Planning<br />Resources<br />
  3. 3. INTRODUCE YOURSELF<br />This is Casey Robertson in California, and…<br />This is Kisha Payton in Massachusetts, and…<br />This is Tamara Osivwemuin in California, and…<br />If you have a question or comment, please say your full name so we know who’s speaking. <br />
  4. 4. Please mute your phones to help block out background noise, but feel free to un-mute to ask questions! (make sure you dial 712-451-6050 access code 620600#)<br />Be prepared. We believe interaction is a key aspect of good apprenticeships, so we like to call on people.<br />AUDIO AND PARTICIPATION<br />Have any questions Ralph Guggenheim?<br />
  5. 5. ASKING QUESTIONS<br /><ul><li>Click on the “Raise Hand” button in the right of your screen. This illuminates your name on our screen onlyand changes the arrow from green to red. (Click again to lower your hand.)
  6. 6. Type a question or comment in the Questions box and send it to staff. We’ll answer immediately or later in the presentation.</li></li></ul><li>Objectives<br />Getting to WOW! <br />
  7. 7. GETTING TO WOW!<br />After this presentation you will be able to:<br />Define and identify a high-quality WOW!<br />Identify preparation and logistical details that go into planning a WOW! <br />Reflect on your own progress and identify your next steps<br />
  8. 8. WOW! Review<br />What’s a WOW! again?<br />
  9. 9. WHAT’S A WOW! AGAIN?<br />WOW!<br />
  10. 10. WHAT MAKES A POWERFUL WOW!?<br />PRODUCT – PERFORMANCE - PRESENTATION<br /><ul><li>Demonstrate Mastery
  11. 11. Community Value
  12. 12. Professional Quality
  13. 13. Authentic Audience</li></li></ul><li>WHAT DOES MASTERY LOOK LIKE?<br />
  17. 17. CREATING PROFESSIONAL QUALITY<br />Things to consider in creating professional quality:<br />What would your peers and co-workers consider professional?<br /> What resources do you have available?<br />
  18. 18. AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE<br />
  19. 19. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE<br />A WOW is a very special moment of magic.<br />The audience says:<br />“WOW! We didn’t know middle school students could do this!”<br />A shy bi-lingual 6th grader takes center stage in a court room during a mock trial apprenticeship.<br />A dance troupe takes center stage with elegance and precision as they move as one to the rhythm of the music, 100% poetry in motion.<br />A struggling math student proudly demonstrates how interest is calculated in a savings account.<br />Future geoscientists start their engines at the solar car races .<br />
  20. 20. WOW! FORMATS<br />What if you are a part of a larger WOW! Showcase?<br />Students can still demonstrate mastery<br />Students can still interact with the audience as opposed to talking at the audience.<br />Families and school communities can be authentic audiences<br />Example: 3D Sketch Up Design<br />Student demonstrates on computer projected on a large screen how the 3D tech program works<br />Student takes a request from the audience and completes a design.<br />Student prints copy of the design and gives to audience member<br />
  21. 21. SHARE YOUR WOW!: WWW.WOWSHOWCASE.ORG <br />Experience WOW!s online. <br />Decide which projects should get a Gold Star! <br />Show kids their work can make an impact outside their classrooms.<br />
  22. 22. QUESTIONS?<br />
  23. 23. preparation<br />From Lesson Planning to WOW! Planning<br />
  24. 24. FOCUS ON STUDENT LEARNING<br />Things to consider to leverage student learning: <br />What is it that our students have learned and mastered?<br />How can we showcase this learning at the WOW!?<br />Will all students showcase everything they’ve learned, or will there be differentiated roles?<br />Aside from watching, is there anything that our audience can DO to participate in our WOW! (note: people learn from learning)<br />How can we position our students to teach what they’ve learned to the audience?<br />
  25. 25. FOCUS ON STUDENT LEARNING<br />How do you make sure your lesson plan is structured so your students are working towards a clearly defined WOW!?<br />
  26. 26. COMMON PITFALLS & STRATEGIES<br />The WOW! doesn’t match what students actually did in the apprenticeships<br />Create a WOW! that demonstrates the skills your students mastered<br />If your students have not mastered everything REVISE your plan to focus on what they have mastered<br />Students don’t have enough time to practice all the material<br />Little positive peer pressure from students to take their WOW! seriously<br />Create mini-groups or WOW! practice buddies during the last weeks leading to WOW!<br />
  27. 27. QUESTIONS?<br />
  28. 28. During weeks 3-7 of your apprenticeship your apprentices should work toward mastering the skills. In each lesson be sure to tie the skills back to the WOW!<br />Weeks 8-10 should be focused on Practice, Practice, Practice!<br />In weeks 1-2 you want to introduce your WOW! ideas to your apprentices <br />LESSON PLANNING<br />
  29. 29. SCAFFOLD & FADE “CRUTCHES”<br />How to prepare students to speak in front of an audience (ideally without notes)<br />Students write their own notes with coaching, during class (so the wording is natural for them).<br />Teacher types notes in large font, double spaced, for students to take home and memorize.<br />Teacher transfers notes to key words on notecards<br />WOW! students speak without notecards<br />
  30. 30. WHERE ARE YOU NOW?<br />Based on what you have heard so far, tell us:<br />Your apprenticeship week, and<br />One next step as you work towards WOW!<br />
  31. 31. Event planning<br />A community celebration<br />
  32. 32. What will be taken care of?<br /><ul><li>Invitations
  33. 33. Venue Reservations
  34. 34. Programs
  35. 35. Transportation
  36. 36. Food
  37. 37. Decorations
  38. 38. Media
  39. 39. Visuals</li></ul>What will you and your Team Leader work on?<br /><ul><li>Vision
  40. 40. Authentic audience
  41. 41. Format
  42. 42. Personal guest list
  43. 43. Practice
  44. 44. Practice
  45. 45. Practice</li></ul>EVENT PLANNING<br />
  46. 46. Resources<br />
  47. 47. CT Nation is our online community designed to make your experience easier.<br />Connect with staff & other Citizen Teachers.<br />Read the weekly blog posts.<br />Ask questions by joining groups or posting in the discussion forum.<br /><br />
  48. 48. MORE RESOURCES<br /><br /><br />
  49. 49. RESOURCES<br />Your campus staff: <br />Supporting Team Leader, Citizen Teacher Liaison, and Campus Director!<br />
  50. 50. STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?<br />