And so, we draw to a close. It has been so great working with all of you. I said it before, and I’ll say it again, but I have been truly impressed with your work this semester. You really came through, especially during the pandemic, which goes beyond anything I have literally ever seen (of course). I’m excited to see those final assignments and portfolios.
I will eventually be sending you a little survey in which I ask you to do your own (brief, 1-2 paragraph) reflection on the semester. This will help us plan next semester’s PD, which will be entirely online! I also want to let you guys know that, though the PD is done, I am here as a resource for you whenever you need me. I’ll be continuing Zoom office hours next semester (and a couple of times in August) and also will be around for one-on-one meetings if you need help, have some cool assignments to share or just want to talk!
Here are the amended dates:
May 29th: Final student portfolios to be uploaded to Google Drive. I’ve sent you this link. If you did not get it, email me and I’ll resend.
- Please use the folder “’20 Current PD Portfolios.”
- Please make a folder with your own name in this format: (HallCarrie_20)
- Within THAT folder, make subfolders for each class you are teaching with course and section number. (HallCarrie_1101_351).
- In that folder, you will have either a file or a folder, as you see fit, for each of your students. Make sure these are also titled clearly by the students’ names (Blair_Ruben) so they can easily be accessed.
June 5th: All of your final drafts of assignments for 1101 and 1121 will be uploaded to the Open Lab. This is a HARD DEADLINE– as in this is honestly the last possible day! The “deliverables” include: Syllabus (front matter only, you don’t need the full schedule), Assignment Sheets for Units 1,2, and 3 and the handout for the final portfolio: this would include info on the reflection and what the final portfolio should include.
I will attach a copy a template for the 1101 syllabus if you’d like to use it (it’s optional). The 1121 syllabus template is under “Readings: 2020 Winter Institute”
For each of your final assignments, I know this is annoying, but… you will have to post them separately under their correct category. This will help the next PD be able to look up examples of each assignment. So, please use the following format:
- Categories: FINAL and the unit you are uploading, such as: 1101 Unit 1-Lit Narrative
- Subject line: (YOUR NAME) FINAL 1101 UNIT 1 ASSIGNMENT
Please don’t forget the category “final” OR the word “Final” in the subject line. Believe me, it matters in the long run! Also, you can select two assignment categories, in case you have an assignment sheet that includes, say, 1101 Units 2 and 3, as some of us do. It’s fine to combine those two. Please don’t combine all of your materials onto one sheet, though!
Here is an example of my final portfolio assignment sheet– I gave this to you a MILLION YEARS AGO in the winter, before “the troubles”. I don’t expect you to be a graphics dork like myself. I also think the reflection Christine and I wrote this semester was much (MUCH) better than this one. However, I include this because it shows what I had my students include in their portfolios: