We have just done a role play. What is case analysis in your own words?
To be a competent teacher, you need to be a quick problem-solver and a wise decision-maker . “ Case analysis ” is designed to help you be a flexible thinker, so that you can perform even in the most problematic and messy real-world situations. Of course, in W200 the ‘case’ means a real or a close-to-real classroom case. It is a learning tool for you, pre-service teachers. Through this project, you will learn to think like a teacher, a problem-solver .
With some famous problem-solvers, let students think about how they identify and solve problems…
You will create your own case based on the teacher’s information Each case is a text description of a content and grade specific classroom situations, including teacher concerns, curricular requirements (e.g., academic standards), learner needs, and environmental availability and constraints, etc. Analyzing the case description will be key to identifying the core problems and needs to be addressed in the case analysis process The goal is to improve the classroom situation in the case. And for the purpose of W200, we will assume that all of the solutions/options comes from (high-)tech resources and tools only. Sound difficult? Don’t worry! Through Week 6 to Week 10 of W200, you will learn various types of options . Also, you are expected to follow a thinking process framed in the case analysis template . Please discuss with class about the 2 case analysis they need to work as a group and the points assigned to each case (75 points) You will complete two case analysis write-ups. You will work as a content-area group on a case that we will provide you Schedule: See the W200 Website for more info: Case Analysis #1: Due Week 8 Case Artifacts #1: Due Week 11 Case Analysis #2: Due Week 13 Case Artifacts #2: Due Week 15
Characteristics – let ’s highlight the actual items in Microsoft Word. MUST NOT DECIDE BEFORE STEP 3. Keep an open-mind.
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CASE ANALYSIS: Why & WhatEDUC W200 Week
Case Analysis: Why & What• To be a competent teacher, you need to be a quick problem-solver and a wise decision-maker.• Case = real classroom case o you will learn to think like a teacher, a problem-solver. EDUC W200 Week
So, How does a problem-solver think? SHERLOCK HOLMES “When you eliminate the GREGORY HOUSE impossible, what remains is Brainstorms possibilities, (or might be) true, however eliminates the impossible, unlikely.” tests out possibilities until he reaches conclusion. Video: Apollo 13 clip on NANCY DREW brainstorming a case EDUC W200 Week
Common Thinking Steps for a Problem-Solver(Especially, the steps we will use in W200) o Identifying the goal, problem, and needs • E.g., Learner characteristics, teacher concerns, curricular requirements (i.e., standards), and environmental availability o Look for many appropriate options you could use to meet learning goals (and address problems) o Making decisions among various options (e.g., technology offerings based on the 3Es that best meet the needs and characteristics you discovered) o Justifying your decisions EDUC W200 Week
Rules and expectations specific to W200 Case Analysis projects INTRO TO TEACHER CASE ANALYSIS PROJECTEDUC W200 Week
FOR W200 CASE ANALYSIS PROJECTS• You will document your decision-making process• How will you help this teacher?• Why is your selection the best possible choice? o Defend yourself and your choices. EDUC W200 Week
CASE ANALYSISTHE CASE ANALYSIS PROCESS EDUC W200 Week
CASE ANALYSIS PROCESSSTEP 1: IDENTIFY STANDARD & NEEDS• IDENTIFY STANDARD(S) What standard(s) do you need to address? What is the learning goal(s)? For K-12 students. Narrow down from the academic standard to be manageable in 1 class period• NEEDS OF THE CASE Who are your learners? Their physical ability… What is the teaching/learning environment? The teacher beliefs or knowledge? What is the problem(s)? EDUC W200 Week
CASE ANALYSIS PROCESSSTEP 2: BRAINSTORM & SEARCH OPTIONS• OPTIONS Look for as many options as possible Look for options (tools, technologies, approaches) that could be useful in your case – For instance, for concept maps tools available are Inspiration, Gliffy, C-map, Text2Mind Map, Mind Meister, Bubbl.us, MS Word, MS Excel – Options should be relevant and unique (not repeats) Remember… – One tool does not meet all the needs of your classroom – But a set of tools will address all the needs of your classroom – Just because you find one you like does not mean that you stop looking – look for as many possible options EDUC W200 Week
CASE ANALYSIS PROCESSSTEP 3: WHAT TECHNOLOGY• WHAT HAVE YOU CHOSEN? Step 1: List what options you have chosen, and be explicit about how it will be used. Just because you list it does not mean the reader will understand how you intend for the option to be used in the classroom. Step 2: Review whether you have options for each need expressed in your case. You will have to defend it! EDUC W200 Week
CASE ANALYSIS PROCESSSTEP 4: WHY AND REFLECTION • WHY Why are your choices appropriate? Why are you choices better than the alternatives? Than all of the other options? How do your choices solve the problem? How do your choices help meet the standards being taught? Use the 3Es to support your reasoning Example: Why would you choose Inspiration over Visio, MS Word and MS Excel? And discuss why? EDUC W200 Week
CASE ANALYSIS PROCESSSTEP 4: WHY AND REFLECTION• REFLECTION Are you addressing the needs of your case? Prove it. Do you decisions meet the needs of your case? Really? – If not, revisit your options and recommendation(s) – If they do, make the connections for the reader. Show it (more of a proof, less of a justification)• So, how am I going to apply case analysis process in this class? o Teacher Case Analysis Project EDUC W200 Week
CASE ANALYSIS: TIPS & RESOURCES • Know the details of your case • Approach the problem from many different angles • Analyze, do not describe it - that requires a bit more effort • Do not assume anything – or at least be explicit about your assumptions • W200 Cases • Case analysis template (copy and paste the link: https://drive.google.com/previewtemplate? id=1LMyacDOwef2B1D8ejAVsnTrXhQ_UEWmz31sH6cyFWyE&mode=p ublic EDUC W200 Week