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“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” 
― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist 
News & Reminders 
SPRING 2017

LOOKING AHEAD:
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1. Use the Senior Thesis Libguide for your Research Needs!
2. Make sure your entire Google Project folder is shared (with me + Ms. Roberts.
3. Complete your Service Hours:  Due JUNE 2017!
4. Community Service Considerations:

 

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Remember the Essential Elements of Slide Design: 
C.R.A.P (Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity)

 Additional Elements: juxtaposition, fonts, color palate, continuity, builds (progression), image as metaphor,  cleanliness, choreography, humor

Presentation Resources:

Design Aesthetics and Tools:


(click me!) The Power of Slide Design Presentation: Library Resources


(click me!) Playing with Images, Avatars, and Fontsand added
FONTS


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How to Make Rapid and Easy Progress in Learning to Speak in Public:


Speak about something that:

    a) You have earned the right to talk about through study and experience 

    b)You are excited about: and

    c) You are eager to tell your listeners about.


Presentation Tips:


1. Make brief notes of the interesting things you want to convey to your audience.

2. Don't write out your presentation in full.

3. Never, never, never memorize a talk word for word

4. Fill your presentation with illustrative examples and visuals.

5. Know far more about your subject than you can use.

6. Rehearse your talk by conversing with your friends and family.

7. Instead of worrying about your delivery, find ways of improving it.

8. Don't imitate others, be yourself!


Adapted from "Speak More Effectively" by Dale Carnegie
For more information, visit www.dalecarnegie.com/speak

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Classwork & Homework 
SPRING 2017


MARCH 23 (Day 1)/ MARCH 24 (DAY 2): Session 17

1. Image Procurement Workshop: Read/Pair/Share (RPS) with Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool


2. Complete 4-1-1- Assessment Tool during Group Activity


3. Class Reflection on Creative Commons/Fair Use


4. Activity: Copyright-Friendly Scavenger Hunt and Citation Challenge (Partner Work)

    Google Presentation Slide/Citation in Speaker Notes/Topic with Image Rationale

    (Theme Concepts)


5. Gallery Walk: Preview of Images and Citation Quality

Homework:   Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 forMini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me) > due next week (Monday/Day 1) (Tuesday/Day 2).  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present.  



MARCH 21 (Day 1)/ MARCH 22 (DAY 2): Session 16


1. Mini-Lesson: Evaluating Websites (special guest appearance, Ms. Jenny Roberts)
    Handout: Evaluating Websites
    Visit earlygospel.com for evaluation exercise, use the Source Evaluation Tool 


2. Viewing TEDTalk Presentation/Evaluating Content and Delivery:

MarlaSpivak:WhyBeesAreDisappearingTEDTalk

Complete 4-1-1FormativeAssessmentSheet


3. Introduce Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me)


4. Examine and View: Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet (click me)


Special Note:  "Make a Copy" of the Above Handouts and "Move to" your Senior Thesis folder.   The organizational worksheet should be completed by next class.  Your focus point for this presentation is based on a select concept or (sub)topic found within your Annotations 1-5.  


5.  PROCESS:  Revise and edit annotations #1-5 for accuracy, quality, and understanding


Homework:   Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 for mini-presentation> due next week (Monday/Day 1) (Tuesday/Day 2).  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present.  




MARCH 20 (Day 2 Only) : Session 15

1. Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through the next stage of research.
    >Workshop time for Research development and catch-up.

2. Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide 

            

3. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-4.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


4. Work to complete Annotation #5 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue. 


HomeworkComplete Annotation #5 for next class: Wednesday, March 22


MARCH 17 (Day 1) : Session 15 

1. Mini-Lesson: Evaluating Websites (special guest appearance, Ms. Jenny Roberts)
    Handout: Evaluating Websites
    Visit earlygospel.com for evaluation exercise, use the Source Evaluation Tool  

2. Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through the next stage of research.
    >Workshop time for Research development and catch-up.

HomeworkRevise/edit Annotations 1-5 and be sure to email me with any late work requests for submission credit.


MARCH 16 (Day 2 Only) : Session 14 

1. "Take a Stance" Presentations (Day 2)- Complete

2. Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide 

            

3. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-3.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


4. Work to complete Annotation #4 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


HomeworkComplete Annotation #4 for next class: Monday, March 20


MARCH 15 (Day 1): Session 14

1. Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide 

            

2. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-4.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


3. Work to complete Annotation #5 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


HomeworkComplete Annotation #5 for next class: Friday (Day 1)/Monday (Day 2)


MARCH 13 (Day 1)/ MARCH 14 (Day 2) : Session 13

1. "Take a Stance" Presentations (Day 2)- Complete


2. Workshop time for Research:   Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

3. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-3.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.   Work to complete all parts of Annotations 1-3


6. Work to complete Annotation #4 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


Homework: Complete Research Annotation #4 for next class: Wednesday (Day 1)/ Thursday (Day 2)


MARCH 8 (Day 2)/ MARCH 9 (Day 1) : Session 12

Lesson: Impromptu "Take a Stance" Activity


1. Brainstorming stance topic (2 minutes)


2. Presentation Preparation: Introduction, 3 Supporting Arguments/Ideas/Reasons, Anticipated Rebuttal and Response, Closing (10 minutes)


3. Student Presentations (2-minutes/ea.)


4.  Workshop time for Research:   Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

5. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-3.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


6. Work to complete Annotation #4 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


Homework: Complete Research Annotation #4 for next class: Monday (Day 1)/ Tuesday (Day 2)


MARCH 6 (Day 2)/ MARCH 7 (Day 1) : Session 11

1.  Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide

2.  Revise / Review/ Edit Annotation #2  (as needed)

            

3.. Complete Annotation #3 due next class session! 


Homework: Complete Annotation #3 for next class (Wednesday, Day 2/Thursday, Day 1).


MARCH 2 (Day 2)/ MARCH 3 (Day 1) : Session 10


1. Peer Review/Peer Edit: Research Starter (Prior Knowledge/Essential Questions/Terms and Definitions) and Annotation #1 


2. Workshop time for Research: Databases


3. Complete Annotation #2 due next class session!


Homework: Complete Annotation #2 for next class session (Monday, March 6 (Day 2), Tuesday, March 7 (Day 1))


FEBRUARY 28 (Day 2)/ March 1 (Day 1): Session 9 


1. Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost (Complete)

    Rubric Attached

2. Research Starter Organizer:  Revisit/Revise/Review (with peer)

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)


3. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Databases & Preview template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s) 

                   Example #1

                   Example #2 

4. Begin working on research: use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential resources

        Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.

Homework: 
1. Research Starter Completed Worksheet Due Thursday (Day 2)/ Friday (Day 1).  Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio.

2. Annotation #1 Completed and Submitted 


FEBRUARY 24 (Day 2)/ FEBRUARY 27 (Day 1): Session 8


1. Student groups meet and finalize Google Presentation:  Title page, Problem-Solution slides, speaker notes, citations, and works cited.   Practice and Prepare.

2Research Starter Organizer: Set Induction

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use research tool instagrok (link) for exploring potential topics.


3. Begin working on research: use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential resources

        Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.

Homework: 
 Research Starter Worksheet Due on Tuesday (Day 2) /Wednesday (Day 1)/ (Day 2).  Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio

Prepare Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost


FEBRUARY 22 (Day 2)/ FEBRUARY 23 (Day 1): Session 7


Lesson:  Reading to build foundation for research


Essential Questions:
Do American companies have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the workers who manufacture the clothing they sell?

Do American consumers have any responsibility for workers in other countries who make their clothing?


Activity:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.

    NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Tag Check, Video, Photo

    Analysis, Group Assignments, Related-Article Reading, Current Events Sheet)


1. Problem-Solution-Based Research Lesson:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.(Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity ( Problem-Solution Organizer, Group Discussion, Solution Article Reading, Building)


2.  Activity:  Continuing to build foundation through Group Work Processing

            
Step One:  Groups meet to Identify the issues related to their individual articles.  On side 2 of "Current Event" Worksheet, students will discuss the "Problems" and record group members' information in the "Problem" section. Group members should then record their "Ideas" and reactions to the information shared.   

Organizer: 

“Problem-Solution” graphic organizer (PDF)


Step Two:  Student groups will then go back to the (Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Video, Related-Article Reading, JIGSAW Discussion, Building Context for Understanding Chart, Whole-Group Discussion) and focus on Part III: Researching the Solutions.   Student groups will decide on assigning follow-up reading in the group's respective domain (i.e. 1. Stop Doing Business in Countries With Poor Safety Records; 2. Improve Safety and Working Conditions; 
3. Increase Transparency About Clothing Origins). 
Each student should engage in a close-read of his/her follow-up "Solution" article, recording findings in the "Solutions" section of the worksheet.   Please include topic, headline, and date of "Solutions" article.  

Step Three:  Group members will meet for a final wrap-up discussion of their "Solution" article and then record reactions in the "My Ideas" section of the worksheet to conclude.   This completed worksheet will be collected the next class session.

Step Four:  Students groups will then meet to Set-Up, Plan, and Begin work on a Google Presentation about this "Problem-Solution"-based thesis topic.   Groups should design a Google Presentation with a distinct Beginning, Middle, and End, which will serve to represent a collaborative approach to the topic: Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.  The presentation should include a title page and a Works Cited page for resources and images used.  Group leaders should ensure that all components are in place for the finished product.  Each group member should include at least TWO slides (visual and/or textual) as part of the whole presentation.   Each group member's slide should have speaker notes (with in-text documentation) and citation(s) for image and resource used.   The slide presentation should be designed in a logical order as each member will be presenting his/her slides to the class as part of the cohesive whole.   An individual completion/participation grade (20 points) will be assigned for contributions to the group product.

Homework:  
1. Work on assigned Google slide work (see above) for Group Presentation.    Prepare slides, speaker notes, in-text documentation, and citations for final product.   There will be time to finalize this next class.



FEBRUARY 21 (Day 1): Session 7 (LIBRARY SESSION)


1.  Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics

Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.  This is a research mapping portal which allows for exploring articles, websites, videos, etc.   Consider your key word search when you begin.



2.  Watch example TEDTalk presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  + The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me)

Complete the viewing of the talk and complete all parts of the worksheet.   Both the TEDTalk and the worksheet can be accessed with links above.   


3. Whole-Group Review of TEDTalk.  Use the domains on sheet to guide discussion. 


4.  Lesson:  Reading to build foundation for research


Essential Questions:
Do American companies have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the workers who manufacture the clothing they sell?

Do American consumers have any responsibility for workers in other countries who make their clothing?


Activity:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.

    NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Tag Check, Video, Photo

    Analysis, Group Assignments, Related-Article Reading, Current Events Sheet)


Organizers:

Current Events (Google Doc Template) - Complete for Related-Article Reading


Homework:   

1. Begin your service hours/ Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   PAST DUE

2. Complete Current Events (Google Doc Template) - Complete for Related-Article Reading

3. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Tues. FEB. 21 (Day 1) / Wed.FEB. 22 (Day 2)



FEBRUARY 16 (Day 2): Session 6 
(Substitute Plans)

1. Research Exploration:  Brainstorm and explore research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics.   Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks. Students should spend time using instagrok and honing in on topic choices for the semester project.   Potential resources should be read and explored and then listed in the last part of their Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (found in their digital folders).


2.  Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet: Students should work to complete parts of this question sheet based on the initial research exploration they have done using the instagrok digital tool.   This proposal is due Wed. February 22nd.   


3. TED- Ideas Worth Spreading:  Students can go to the TED.com website to explore the many presentations found on the website and simply view a presentation or two to determine the efficacy of the presenter and the thesis being delivered to the audience.   Students can use the 4-1-1 Sheet for evaluation purposes.


Homework:  Work to complete the Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet


FEBRUARY 15 (Day 1): Session 5 (SNOW DAY MAKE-UP)


1.  Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics

Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.  This is a research mapping portal which allows for exploring articles, websites, videos, etc.   Consider your key word search when you begin.



2.  Watch example TEDTalk presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  + The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me)

Complete the viewing of the talk and complete all parts of the worksheet.   Both the TEDTalk and the worksheet can be accessed with links above.   


3. Whole-Group Review of TEDTalk.  Use the domains on sheet to guide discussion.  


Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position

2. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (Day 1)/ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (Day 2)! No late forms will be accepted! 

3. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Tues. FEB. 21 (Day 1) / Wed.FEB. 22 (Day 2)



FEBRUARY 14 (Day 2): Session 5 


Lesson:  Reading to build foundation for research


Essential Questions:
Do American companies have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the workers who manufacture the clothing they sell?

Do American consumers have any responsibility for workers in other countries who make their clothing?


Activity:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.

    NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Tag Check, Video, Photo

    Analysis, Group Assignments, Related-Article Reading, Current Events Sheet)


Organizers:

Current Events (Google Doc Template) - Complete for Related-Article Reading


Homework:   

1. Finish Current Events Sheet (link above) 

2. Begin Community Service or Internship.  

3. Begin gathering your resources through instagrok and curate them in your Thesis Portfolio.

4. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Tues. FEB. 21 (Day 1) / Wed.FEB. 22 (Day 2)


FEBRUARY 13 (Day 1): Session 5 (SNOW DAY MAKE-UP)


1.  Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics

        Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.



2.  Watch example presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  + The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me)


3. Whole-Group Review of TEDTalk 



Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position

2. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (Day 1)/ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (Day 2)! No late forms will be accepted! 

3. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Tues. FEB. 21 (Day 1) / Wed.FEB. 22 (Day 2)


FEBRUARY 10 (Day 2): Session 5


1. Research Exploration:  Brainstorm and explore research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics.   Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks. Students should spend time using instagrok and honing in on topic choices for the semester project.   Potential resources should be read and explored and then listed in the last part of their Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (found in their digital folders).


2.  Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet: Students should work to complete parts of this question sheet based on the initial research exploration they have done using the instagrok digital tool.   This proposal is due Wed. February 22nd.   


3. TED- Ideas Worth Spreading:  Students can go to the TED.com website to explore the many presentations found on the website and simply view a presentation or two to determine the efficacy of the presenter and the thesis being delivered to the audience.   Students can use the 4-1-1 Sheet for evaluation purposes.


Homework:  Work to complete the Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet


FEBRUARY 7(Day 1)/ 8 (Day 2):  Session Four (LIBRARY SESSION)


1.  Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics

        Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.


2.  Brainstorm community service/internship ideas

        Click here for worksheet!


3.  Watch example presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  + The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me)



Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position

2. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (Day 1)/ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (Day 2)! No late forms will be accepted! 

3. Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Tues. FEB. 21 (Day 1) / Wed.FEB. 22 (Day 2)


FEBRUARY 3 (DAY 1)/ 6 (DAY 2): Session Three (LIBRARY SESSION)

1. Song Selection Presentations 

2.  Create Senior Thesis Google Folder

       Link to pages:  
        Proposal
        Annotations 1-5
        Annotations 6-10
        Annotations 11-15
        Thesis Argument Organizer


Special Note: for the above items, be sure to "Make a Copy">Rename>Move to Personal Digital Folder>Share with me/Ms. Roberts.

3. Pair/Share your passion cards (quick whip-around and debriefing)


4. Introduce Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) and expectations


Homework:   


1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position and complete mentor forms

2. Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Tues. FEB. 21 (Day 1) / Wed.FEB. 22 (Day 2)



February 1 (DAY 1)/ February 2 (DAY 2): Session Two

1.  Introduction to Class: What is your passion?  (Viewing: Steve Jobs' Commencement Address, Stanford University 2005)> 3-2-1 Assessment


2. Student Sharing/Pairs:Soundtrack Song List Reflections


3. Activity: Song Selection and Google Presentations (set up digital folder and application).

    Google Presentation Example


4. Introduce Passion Card Activity (visual with short paragraph description on back of card)  

Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship (see "Docs and Forms" tab to access activity sheet)

2. Finish Google Pres Slide and Presentation (with speaker notes and citation for image(s))

3. Bring in index card and visuals for passion bulletin board in classroom.

4. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (Day 1)/ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (Day 2)! No late forms will be accepted! 

January 30 (DAY 1)/ January 31 (DAY 2):  Session One 

1. Introductions and welcome!

2. Student Questionnaire> Interviews> Informal Presentations (one minute per student)

3. Overview of Course Description/Summary

4: Top-Ten Soundtrack Song List Activity 

Homework:  

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship Position

2. Completion of Top Ten Soundtrack Activity Sheet (in full) 

3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (Day 1)/ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (Day 2)! No late forms will be accepted! 


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Senior Thesis Presentations January 4th - 26th

Gershman:  Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule Sign up Sheet Calendar

Martin:  Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule Sign up Calendar


December 23 (Day 1) / January 3 (Day 2): Session 35

Workshop Time!

Final Senior Thesis Google Slide Presentation Samples:

Sample Final Presentation #1

Sample Final Presentation #2

Sample Final Presentation #3

Sample Final Presentation #4


Homework:  Work to revise Thesis Argument Organizer to include all necessary components (8-10 Topic Sentences, Elaboration and support for subtopics, Evidence from research including in-text documentation and citations).    Complete all annotation work!   Begin to structure final presentation.   Gather images.

Service Hours due January 6th!


December 21 (Day 1)/ December 22(Day 2): Session 34

Workshop Time!

Final Senior Thesis Google Slide Presentation Samples:

Sample Final Presentation #1

Sample Final Presentation #2

Sample Final Presentation #3

Sample Final Presentation #4


Homework:  Work to revise Thesis Argument Organizer to include all necessary components (8-10 Topic Sentences, Elaboration and support for subtopics, Evidence from research including in-text documentation and citations).    Complete all annotation work!   Begin to structure final presentation.   Gather images.

Service Hours due January 6th!




December 19 (Day 1)/ December 20 (Day 2): Session 32

Lesson/Lecture:  The Art of Presentations> Presentation Zen with Garr Reynolds (click me).   Students should take notes while viewing (40 minutes).  Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the Guided note-taking sheet and move into your Senior Thesis folder. Notes will be checked and given session participation grade.  Guided Note-taking Sheet (click me)


Final Senior Thesis Google Slide Presentation Samples:

Sample Final Presentation #1

Sample Final Presentation #2

Sample Final Presentation #3

Sample Final Presentation #4


Workshop Time!


Homework:  Work to revise Thesis Argument Organizer to include all necessary components (8-10 Topic Sentences, Elaboration and support for subtopics, Evidence from research including in-text documentation and citations).    Complete all annotation work!   Begin to structure final presentation.  Gather images.

Service Hours due January 6th!



December 15 (Day 1)/ December 16 (Day 2): Session 31

Thesis Argument Organizer Due Today!


1. Distribute Advanced Storytelling and Presentation Skills Handout (click me) and Discuss/Highlight important features in each quadrant.  Apply these skills to the following presentations:  Which strategies are demonstrated by the presenters?   

2. The Art of Presentations: TED under 20(click me)

   1.  View presentations (2) highlighting topical information and personal passions

    Video 1: Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

   Video 2:  Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria

   2. Complete Presentation Reflection Worksheet

   3. Whole-group discussion

   4.  What works/what doesn't discussion


Homework:  Work to revise/complete Thesis Argument Organizer to include all necessary components (8-10 Topic Sentences, Elaboration and support for subtopics, Evidence from research including in-text documentation and citations).  Please refer to the "Looking Ahead" section to the left of this page to view Final Presentation samples, prep packet, scoring guide, and schedule.

December 13 (Day 1)/ December 14 (Day 2): Session 30

1. Exploring Design Aesthetics and Tools: The Power of Slide Design Presentation: Library Resources (click me)

       >Viewing Slide Design Tutorial: "Steal This Presentation" by Jesse Dee, Graphic Designer

   > In groups of three or four, view a tutorial together and discuss the main points covered

   >Choice tutorials include: "Introduction to Slide Design"/ "You Suck at PowerPoint"/ "How To Create Presentations That Are Out Of This World"

       >Prepare a short oral presentation/breakdown highlighting the points for your audience

       

2. One-to-One Student Meetings: Thesis Development and Thesis Argument Organizer

3. Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  : due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

4. Annotations 11-15: PAST DUE.  Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   


Homework:

Thesis Argument Organizer due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)



December 9 (Day 1)/ December 12 (Day 2): Session 29

1. TEDTalk Presentation Viewing:   Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. (10 min). Class discussion and debriefing to follow presentation.   Complete 4-1-1 Worksheet.

2. Exploring Design Aesthetics and Tools: The Power of Slide Design Presentation: Library Resources (click me)

>Viewing Slide Design Tutorial: "Steal This Presentation" by Jesse Dee, Graphic Designer   

> In groups of three or four, view a tutorial together and discuss the main points covered

  >Prepare a short oral presentation/breakdown highlighting the points for your audience. See the group processing worksheet here.

   >Choice tutorials include: "Introduction to Slide Design"/ "You Suck at PowerPoint"/ "Presenting Sticky Ideas"/ Dodging Bullets in Presentations"/ "Present Before PowerPoint"

3. One-to-One Student Meetings: Thesis Development and Thesis Argument Organizer

4. Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  : due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1)/Friday 12/16 (Day 2)

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each subtopic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

5. Annotations 11-15: DUE TODAY. Finalize Annotations 11-15  Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   


Homework:  

Thesis Argument Organizer due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)



December 7 (Day 1)/ December 8 (Day 2): Session 28

Thesis Building Workshop: Thesis Generator (Jim Burke).  Discussion of Format. Pair/Share for Feedback. Begin work to complete the following Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)Student Sharing examples.


Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.


Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  :

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.  Due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)


Annotations 11-15: Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Friday, December 9 (Day 1 and 2).   Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   


Homework:

Annotations 11-15 due Friday, December 9 (Day 1 and 2)

Thesis Argument Organizer due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)



December 5  (Day 1)/ December 6 (Day 2): Session 27
Research Development
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research. Be prepared to update as needed to reflect your current status

Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.

Begin work to complete the following Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)

Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  
due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)
Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

Annotations 11-15Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Friday, December 9 (Day 1 and 2)  Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   

Homework: 
 Annotations 11-15 due Friday, December 9 (Day 1 and 2)
 Thesis Argument Organizer due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)


December 1 (Day 1)/ December 2 (Day 2): Session 26
    Padlet Post:  Add your critical commentary on this digital cork board as you view. (Click here)

2. Research Development
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research. Be prepared to update as needed to reflect your current status

3. Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.

4. Begin work to complete the following Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)

5. 
Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  
: DUE Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

6. Annotations 11-15Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Friday, December 9 (Day 1 and 2).   Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.  

7. Presentation Schedule sign up

Homework: 
 Annotations 11-15 due Friday, December 9 (Day 1 and 2)
 Thesis Argument Organizer due Thursday 12/15 (Day 1) / Friday 12/16 (Day 2)


NOVEMBER 28 (Day 2)/ NOVEMBER 29 (DAY 1): Session 25

1. TEDTalk Presentation Viewing Amy Cuddy, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (click me). (21 min).  Students should complete 4-1-1 Formative Assessment(click me) while viewing.    
                                                        (+)
2. Investigate the following website for more tips on how to effectively present topical information:
The Science of People: 5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk (click me)
Record your findings on the back of your 4-1-1 worksheet.

3. Class discussion and collection of assessment to follow. 

4. Peer Review/Peer Edit:  Annotations #6-10.  Student partners should work to revise/edit current annotations 6-10.   Students should pay close attention to MLA citations, Important Information rendered from source, and all other qualifying information. 

5. Presentation Schedule sign up

Homework:   1.  Begin collecting resources for your final stage of research Annotations 11-15 
                        (phase 3 research due Friday 12/9)
                     2.  Complete Annotation #11 for next class session.
                     3.  Schedule completion of service hours (due Jan. 6, 2017)


NOVEMBER 18 (Day 1): Session 24

1. Workshop time for Research development:  Annotations 8-10

Homework:   Final due date for Phase 2 Research (Annotations 6-10) Friday, November 18th (Day 1 and Day 2).   Revise/edit Annotations 6-10 over Thanksgiving break. 


NOVEMBER 16 (Day 1)/ NOVEMBER 17 (DAY 2): Session 23
1. Mini-Lesson: Evaluating Websites (special guest appearance, Ms. Jenny Roberts)
    Handout: Evaluating Websites
    Visit earlygospel.com for evaluation exercise, use the Source Evaluation Tool 

2.
Research Development: Revise and Edit Annotation #7/ Find Resources for Annotations #8, 9, + 10
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.
    >Workshop time for Research development

Homework:   Final due date for Phase 2 Research (Annotations 6-10) Friday, November 18th (Day 1 and Day 2).   Annotations 6-7 are currently past due.  


NOVEMBER 14 (Day 1)/ NOVEMBER 15 (DAY 2): Session 22
1. Research Development: Annotation #6 (Due Today) and Annotation #7
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google              Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.

Homework:   Edit and Revise Annotation #6/ Complete Annotation # 7 for next class session. 
Final due date for Phase 2 Research (Annotations 6-10) Friday, November 18th (Day 1 and Day 2).

NOVEMBER 10 (Day 1)/ NOVEMBER 11 (DAY 2): Session 21

1. Research Development:  Find/Secure  Resources for Annotations #6--#10
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.

2. Be sure to have completed Work Audit Report #1 (to be found in Google Folder)


Homework:   Complete Annotation #6  for next class.   Final due date for Phase 2 Research (Annotations 6-10) Friday, November 18th (Day 1 and Day 2).

NOVEMBER 7 (Day 1)/ NOVEMBER 9 (DAY 2): Session 20

1. Complete Mini-Presentations.  Add feedback on the mini-presentations on the form below:
    Martin:  Mini Presentation Feedback Form
2 . Work Audit:  Do some serious rummaging around in your portfolio.  Give me a free-write report on what shape all of that stuff is in.  Provide an extended paragraph response with specifics in response to any/all applicable questions below.  This should be done as a separate Gdoc in your Thesis folder titled Work Audit #1. You should answer these questions with honesty and integrity, please:

        >What’s in stock? How many completed annotations do you have and in what shape are they?  Is there anything you need to do differently with future annotations?


        >What’s on backorder?  What is still in your head?  What work are you thinking about and                    planning to do next?


        >Which pieces are working?  What annotations do you have that are really solid and could grow             into additional sub-topics?    What pieces are you thinking about  elaborating on?


        >How are your work habits?  How much time are you spending on your work?  Are you taking             quality notes?  Critically reading?  Thinking?


        >What problems are you having with your work? What can I do to help?


Homework:   Complete work audit for next class.



NOVEMBER 1 (Day 1)/ NOVEMBER 4 (Day 2): Session 19


1. 5-Minute Mini Presentations:  Synthesis of Annotations 1-5


2. Complete PIN Chart Evaluation Sheet for Assessment of Peer Presentations


Homework:  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present 5-Minute Mini-Presentations.  Mini-Presentations are due Tuesday, 11/1 (Day 1); Friday, 11/4 (Day 2)



OCTOBER 28 (Day 1)/ NOVEMBER 2 (Day 2): Session 18


1. Design Workshop: 5-Minute Google Slide Mini-Presentation/ Synthesis of Annotations 1-5


2. Complete Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet


               Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me)


               Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet (click me)


Homework:  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present 5-Minute Mini-Presentations.  Mini-Presentations are due Tuesday, 11/1 (Day 1); Friday, 11/4 (Day 2)



OCTOBER 26/27: Session 17


1. Image Procurement Workshop: Read/Pair/Share (RPS) with Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool


2. Complete 4-1-1- Assessment Tool during Group Activity


3. Class Reflection on Creative Commons/Fair Use


4. Activity: Copyright-Friendly Scavenger Hunt and Citation Challenge (Partner Work)

    Google Presentation Slide/Citation in Speaker Notes/Topic with Image Rationale

    (Theme Concepts)


5. Gallery Walk: Preview of Images and Citation Quality


Homework:  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present 5-Minute Mini-Presentations.  Mini-Presentations are due Tuesday, 11/1 (Day 1); Friday, 11/4 (Day 2)



OCTOBER 24/25: Session 16


1. Viewing TEDTalk Presentation/Evaluating Content and Delivery:

MarlaSpivak:WhyBeesAreDisappearingTEDTalk

Complete 4-1-1FormativeAssessmentSheet


2. Introduce Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me)


3. Examine and View: Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet (click me)


Special Note:  "Make a Copy" of the Above Handouts and "Move to" your Senior Thesis folder.   The organizational worksheet should be completed by next class.  Your focus point for this presentation is based on a select concept or (sub)topic found within your Annotations 1-5.  


4.  PROCESS:  Revise and edit annotations #1-5 for accuracy, quality, and understanding


Homework:   Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 for mini-presentation> due in two class sessions.  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present.


October 18/19+ 20/21: Session 14 (and "make-up" Session 15)


1. Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide 

            

2. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-4.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


3. Work to complete Annotation #5 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


HomeworkComplete Annotation #5 for next class: Monday (Day 1)/Tuesday (Day 2)




October 14/17: Session 13


1. Workshop time for Research:   Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

2. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-3.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


3. Work to complete Annotation #4 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


Homework: Complete Annotation #4 for next class: Tuesday (Day 1)/ Wednesday (Day 2)


October 11/13: Session 12


1.  Finish 
Impromptu "Take a Stance" Activity
 
2.  Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide

3.  Revise / edit Annotation #2

            

4.. Complete Annotation #3 due next class session! 


Homework: Complete Annotation #3 for next class (Friday Day 1/Monday Day 2).



OCTOBER 7/10: Session 11

Lesson: Impromptu "Take a Stance" Activity

1. Brainstorming stance topic (2 minutes)

2. Presentation Preparation: Introduction, 3 Supporting Arguments/Ideas/Reasons, Anticipated Rebuttal and Response, Closing (10 minutes)

3. Student Presentations (60-70 minutes, 3-minutes a piece)

Homework: Revise Annotations 1-2, Secure source for Annotation #3, Be sure to make additions and/or revisions to Research Starter as you progress through research work.


OCTOBER 5/6: Session 10


1. Peer Review/Peer Edit: Research Starter (Prior Knowledge/Essential Questions/Terms and Definitions) and Annotation #1 

2. Workshop time for Research: Databases

3. Complete Annotation #2 due next class session! 

Homework: Complete Annotation #2 for next class session (Friday 10/7, Monday 10/10)


SEPTEMBER 28/SEPTEMBER 29: Session 9

1. Pair/Share: Research Starter Worksheet (Link) with Peer Reviewer (Martin)

Research Starter Organizer: Set Induction  (45 minutes)  (Gersh)

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use research tool instagrok (link) for exploring potential key words/concepts.  Remember the class code:  sthslib_class

2. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Databases & Library text resources.  Preview template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s) 

                   Example #1

                   Example #2 

3. Begin working on research: use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential resources

***If you need the database password sheet for access from home, please email Ms. Roberts (jenny_roberts@sdst.org).

4. Begin working on research for Annotation #1

Homework: 
1. Annotation #1 Due at the end of class Friday(Day 1)/ Tuesday (Day 2).

2.  Research Starter Worksheet due Friday (Day 1)/Tuesday (Day 2)~Gersh

3. Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) Due TODAY!  Senior Thesis Proposal Rubric


SEPTEMBER 26/SEPTEMBER 27: Session 8

1. Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost (Complete)

    Rubric Attached

2. Collect Thesis Contract/Mentor Forms (Due Today!)

2. Research Starter Organizer: Set Induction  (45 minutes)

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use research tool instagrok (link) for exploring potential topics.  Rememebr the class code:  sthslib_class

3. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Databases & Preview template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s) 

                   Example #1

                   Example #2 

4. Begin working on research: use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential resources

        Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.

Homework: 
1. Research Starter Worksheet Due on Friday/Monday (Day 1)/ (Day 2).  Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio.

2. Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Wed. Sept. 28 (Day 1) / Thurs. Sept. 29 (Day 2)


September 22 (DAY 1)/ 23 (DAY 2):  Session 7

1. Student groups meet and finalize Google Presentation:  Title page, Problem-Solution slides, speaker notes, citations, and works cited.   Practice and Prepare.

2. Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost

3. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) Due Wed. Sept. 28 (Day 1) / Thurs. Sept. 29 (Day 2)

Homework: 

1.  Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Wed. Sept. 28 (Day 1) / Thurs. Sept. 29 (Day 2)

2. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Monday Sept. 26.  No late forms will be accepted!

September 20 (DAY 1)/ 21 (DAY 2):  Session Six

1. Problem-Solution-Based Research Lesson:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.(Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity ( Problem-Solution Organizer, Group Discussion, Solution Article Reading, Building)


2.  Activity:  Continuing to build foundation through Group Work Processing

            
Step One:  Groups meet to Identify the issues related to their individual articles.  On side 2 of "Current Event" Worksheet, students will discuss the "Problems" and record group members' information in the "Problem" section. Group members should then record their "Ideas" and reactions to the information shared.   

Organizer: 

“Problem-Solution” graphic organizer (PDF)


Step Two:  Student groups will then go back to the (Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Video, Related-Article Reading, JIGSAW Discussion, Building Context for Understanding Chart, Whole-Group Discussion) and focus on Part III: Researching the Solutions.   Student groups will decide on assigning follow-up reading in the group's respective domain (i.e. 1. Stop Doing Business in Countries With Poor Safety Records; 2. Improve Safety and Working Conditions; 
3. Increase Transparency About Clothing Origins). 
Each student should engage in a close-read of his/her follow-up "Solution" article, recording findings in the "Solutions" section of the worksheet.   Please include topic, headline, and date of "Solutions" article.  

Step Three:  Group members will meet for a final wrap-up discussion of their "Solution" article and then record reactions in the "My Ideas" section of the worksheet to conclude.   This completed worksheet will be collected the next class session.

Step Four:  Students groups will then meet to Set-Up, Plan, and Begin work on a Google Presentation about this "Problem-Solution"-based thesis topic.   Groups should design a Google Presentation with a distinct Beginning, Middle, and End, which will serve to represent a collaborative approach to the topic: Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.  The presentation should include a title page and a Works Cited page for resources and images used.  Group leaders should ensure that all components are in place for the finished product.  Each group member should include at least TWO slides (visual and/or textual) as part of the whole presentation.   Each group member's slide should have speaker notes (with in-text documentation) and citation(s) for image and resource used.   The slide presentation should be designed in a logical order as each member will be presenting his/her slides to the class.   An individual completion/participation grade (20 points) will be assigned for contributions to the group product.

Homework:  
1. Work on assigned Google slide work (see above) for Group Presentation.    Prepare slides, speaker notes, in-text documentation, and citations for final product.   There will be time to work on this next class.

2. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Wed. Sept. 28 (Day 1) / Thurs. Sept. 29 (Day 2)

3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Monday Sept. 26.  No late forms will be accepted!


September 16 (DAY 1)/ 19 (DAY 2):  Session Five 


Lesson:  Reading to build foundation for research


Essential Questions: 
Do American companies have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the workers who manufacture the clothing they sell? 

Do American consumers have any responsibility for workers in other countries who make their clothing?


Activity:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.

    NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Tag Check, Video, Photo

    Analysis, Group Assignments, Related-Article Reading, Current Events Sheet)


Organizers:

Current Events (Google Doc Template) - Complete for Related-Article Reading


Homework:   

1. Finish Current Events Sheet (link above) 

2. Begin Community Service or Internship.  

3. Begin gathering your resources through instagrok and curate them in your Thesis Portfolio.

4.  Upcoming due dates!!!

                9/26 = Contract due

                9/28 (Day 1) / 9/29 (Day 2) = Thesis Proposal due


September 14 (Day 1)/ 15 (Day 2):  Session Four


1.  Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics

        Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.


2.  Brainstorm community service/internship ideas

        Click here for worksheet!


3.  Watch example presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  + The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me)


4. Complete Song Selection Presentations


Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position

2. Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due 9/28 (Day 1) / 9/29  (Day 2)

3. Be sure to set up your Senior Thesis Google folder and share it with me (& Ms. Roberts)!


4.  Remember, contracts due by Monday 9/26!


September 12 (DAY 1) / 13 (DAY 2): Session Three

1. Song Selection Presentations + Rubric Assessment

2.  Create Senior Thesis Google Folder

       Link to pages:  
        Proposal
        Annotations 1-5
        Annotations 6-10
        Annotations 11-15
        Thesis Argument Organizer
        Final Presentation

3. Pair/Share your passion cards (quick whip-around and debriefing)


4. Introduce Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) and expectations


Homework:   


1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position

2. Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due 9/28 (Day 1) / 9/29 (Day 2)

3. Be sure to set up your Senior Thesis Google folder and share it with me (& Ms. Roberts)!

4.  Remember, contracts due by Monday 9/26!

SEPTEMBER 8 (DAY 1)/ 9 (DAY 2): Session Two

1.  Introduction to Class: What is your passion?  (Viewing: Steve Jobs' Commencement Address, Stanford University 2005)> 3-2-1 Assessment


2. Student Sharing/Pairs:Soundtrack Song List Reflections


3. Activity: Song Selection and Google Presentations (set up digital folder and application).

    Google Presentation Example


4. Introduce Passion Card Activity (visual with short paragraph description on back of card) 


5. Complete Interview Presentations (Gersh)

Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship (see "Docs and Forms" tab to access activity sheet)

2. Finish Google Pres Slide and Presentation (with speaker notes and citation for image(s))

3. Bring in index card and visuals for passion bulletin board in classroom.

4. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Monday, September 26, 2016! No late forms will be accepted!

SEPTEMBER 6 (DAY 1)/ 7 (DAY 2):  Session One 

1. Introductions and welcome!

2. Student Questionnaire> Interviews> Informal Presentations (one minute per student)

3. Overview of Course Description/Summary

4: Top-Ten Soundtrack Song List Activity 

Homework:  

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship Position

2. Completion of Top Ten Soundtrack Activity Sheet (in full)

3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Monday, September 26, 2016! No late forms will be accepted!



________________________________________________


Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule Calendar (Click here) to view and enter your name and "prospective title" for your thesis presentation.

Special Note: the above items will need to be submitted the day you present.


May 16 (Day 1)/ May 17 (DAY 2): Session 34

Workshop Time!
Final Senior Thesis Google Slide Presentation Samples:
Homework:  Work to revise Thesis Argument Organizer to include all necessary components (8-10 Topic Sentences, Elaboration and support for sub-topics, Evidence from research including in-text documentation and citations).    Complete all annotation work!   Begin to structure final presentation.


May 12 (Day 1)/ May 13 (DAY 2): Session 33

Lesson/Lecture:  The Art of Presentations> Presentation Zen with Garr Reynolds (click me).   Students should take notes while viewing (40 minutes).  Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the Guided note-taking sheet and move into your Senior Thesis folder. Notes will be checked and given session participation grade.  Guided Note-taking Sheet (click me)

Final Senior Thesis Google Slide Presentation Samples:
Workshop Time!

Homework:  Work to revise Thesis Argument Organizer to include all necessary components (8-10 Topic Sentences, Elaboration and support for sub-topics, Evidence from research including in-text documentation and citations).    Complete all annotation work!   Begin to structure final presentation.



May 9 (Day 2)/ May 10 (DAY 1): Session 32
Thesis Argument Organizer Due Today!

1. Distribute Advanced Storytelling and Presentation Skills Handout (click me) and Discuss/Highlight important features in each quadrant.  Apply these skills to the following presentations:  Which strategies are demonstrated by the presenters?  

2. The Art of Presentations: TED under 20(click me)

    1.  View presentations (2) highlighting topical information and personal passions

        Video 1: Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

        Video 2:  Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria


    2. Complete Presentation Reflection Worksheet

    3. Whole-group discussion

    4.  What works/what doesn't discussion


Homework:  Work to revise/complete Thesis Argument Organizer to include all necessary components (8-10 Topic Sentences, Elaboration and support for sub-topics, Evidence from research including in-text documentation and citations).



May 4 (Day 1)/ May 5 (DAY 2): Session 31

        >Viewing Slide Design Tutorial: "Steal This Presentation" by Jesse Dee, Graphic Designer
        In groups of three or four, view a tutorial together and discuss the main points covered
        >Choice tutorials include: "Introduction to Slide Design"/ "You Suck at PowerPoint"/ "How To Create Presentations That Are Out Of This World"
        >Prepare a short oral presentation/breakdown highlighting the points for your audience
        
2. One-to-One Student Meetings: Thesis Development and Thesis Argument Organizer

3. Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1) 
Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in 
support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

4. Annotations 11-15: PAST DUE. Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).   Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   

Homework:  Thesis Argument Organizer due DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1) 


May 2 (Day 1)/ May 3 (DAY 2): Session 30
1. TEDTalk Presentation Viewing:   Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. (10 min). Class discussion and debriefing to follow presentation.   Complete 4-1-1 Worksheet

       > In groups of three or four, view a tutorial together and discuss the main points covered
        >Prepare a short oral presentation/breakdown highlighting the points for your audience
        >Choice tutorials include: "Introduction to Slide Design"/ "You Suck at PowerPoint"/ "Presenting Sticky Ideas"/ Dodging Bullets in Presentations"/ "Present Before PowerPoint"
 

3. One-to-One Student Meetings: Thesis Development and Thesis Argument Organizer

4. Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1) 
Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in 
support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

5. Annotations 11-15: PAST DUE. Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).   Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   

Homework:  Thesis Argument Organizer due DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1) 


APRIL 28 (Day 1)/ APRIL 29 (DAY 2): Session 29

Thesis Building Workshop: Thesis Generator (Jim Burke).  Discussion of Format. Pair/Share for Feedback. Begin work to complete the following Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)Student Sharing examples.

Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.


Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  
: DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1) 

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

Annotations 11-15Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).   Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   

Homework: 
 Annotations 11-15 due due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).
 Thesis Argument Organizer due DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1)


APRIL 26  (Day 1)/ APRIL 27 (DAY 2): Session 28

Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule Calendar (Click here) to view and enter your name and "prospective title" for your thesis presentation.


Research Development
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research. Be prepared to update as needed to reflect your current status

Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.

Begin work to complete the following Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)

Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  
: DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1) 

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

Annotations 11-15Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).   Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   

Homework: 
 Annotations 11-15 due due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).
 Thesis Argument Organizer due DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1)


APRIL 23  (Day 1)/ APRIL 25 (DAY 2): Session 27

    Padlet Post:  Add your critical commentary on this digital cork board as you view. (Click here)

2. Research Development
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research. Be prepared to update as needed to reflect your current status

3. Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.

4. Begin work to complete the following Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)

5. 
Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  
: DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1)

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

6. Annotations 11-15Work to complete Annotations 11-15, due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).   Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.   

Homework: 
 Annotations 11-15 due due Monday, May 2 (Day 1)/Tuesday, May 3 (Day 2).
 Thesis Argument Organizer due DUE Monday, May 9th (Day 2), Tuesday, May 10th (Day 1)


APRIL 21  (Day 1)/ APRIL 22 (DAY 2): Session 26


1. Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule Calendar (Click here) to view and enter your name and "prospective title" for your thesis presentation.


2. Peer Review/Peer EditAnnotations #6-10.  Student partners should work to revise/edit current annotations 6-10.   Students should pay close attention to MLA citations, Important Information rendered from source, and all other qualifying information. 

3. Research Development
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research. Be prepared to update as needed to reflect your current stat
    > Work to complete annotations 9-10


Homework: 
1.  Revise and edit Annotations #6-10 for accuracy and completion.
2.  Annotations 6-10 fully revised and edited due Thursday, April 21.  


APRIL 18 (Day 1)/ APRIL 19 (DAY 2): Session 25

1. Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule Calendar (Click here) to view and enter your name and "prospective title" for your thesis presentation.

2. Peer review/Peer Edit: Annotations 6-8.  Students should share document with a peer to review and edit document for accuracy and completion.

3. Research Development: Annotation #9-10 / Find Resources for Annotations 9-10
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.

Homework:   Revise and edit Annotations #6-8 for accuracy and completion.   Secure resources for Annotations 9-10.   Annotations 6-10 fully revised and edited due Thursday, April 21.  


APRIL 14 (Day 1)/ APRIL 15 (DAY 2): Session 24

1. Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule Calendar (Click here) to view and enter your name and "prospective title" for your thesis presentation.

2. Peer review/Peer Edit: Annotations 6-8.  Students should share document with a peer to review and edit document for accuracy and completion.

Homework:   Revise and edit Annotations #6-8 for accuracy and completion.   Secure resources for Annotations 9-10.   Annotations 6-10 fully revised and edited due Thursday, April 21.  


APRIL 12 (Day 1)/ APRIL 13 (DAY 2): Session 23

2. TEDTalk Presentation Viewing Amy Cuddy, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (click me). (21 min).  Students should complete 4-1-1 Formative Assessment(click me) while viewing.   
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Investigate the following website for more tips on how to effectively present topical information:
The Science of People: 5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk (click me)
Record your findings on the back of your worksheet.

Class discussion and collection of assessment to follow.

3. 
Research Development: Annotation #7/ Find Resources for Annotation #8
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.

Homework:  Complete Annotation # 7and #8 for next class session (Thursday, Day 1; Friday,  Day 2)


APRIL 8 (Day 1)/ APRIL 11 (DAY 2): Session 22
1. Research Development: Annotation #7
    >Mini-Lesson: Exploring Databases using Senior Thesis Libguide (Ms. Roberts)
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google          Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.

Homework:   Complete Annotation # 7 for next class session.


APRIL 6 (Day 1)/ APRIL 7 (DAY 2): Session 21

1. Mini-Presentation Feedback Form: Please view here

2.
Mini-Lesson: Evaluating Websites (special guest appearance, Ms. Jenny Roberts)
Visit earlygospel.com for evaluation exercise, use the Source Evaluation Tool (Day 2)

3. Research Development:  Find/Secure  Resources for Annotation #6
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as         Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research                  Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of                     research.

4. Be sure to have completed Work Audit Report #1 (to be found in Google Folder)

Homework:   Complete Annotation #6  for next class. 


APRIL 4  (Day 1)/ APRIL 5 (DAY 2): Session 20

1. Complete Mini-Presentations.  Add feedback on the mini-presentations on the form below:

2 . Work Audit:  Do some serious rummaging around in your portfolio.  Give me a free-write report on what shape all of that stuff is in.  Provide an extended paragraph response with specifics in response to any/all applicable questions below.  This should be done as a separate Gdoc in your Thesis folder titled Work Audit #1. You should answer these questions with honesty and integrity, please:

        >What’s in stock? How many completed annotations do you have and in what shape are they?  Is there anything you need to do differently with future annotations?


        >What’s on backorder?  What is still in your head?  What work are you thinking about and                    planning to do next?


        >Which pieces are working?  What annotations do you have that are really solid and could grow             into additional sub-topics?    What pieces are you thinking about  elaborating on?


        >How are your work habits?  How much time are you spending on your work?  Are you taking             quality notes?  Critically reading?  Thinking?


        >What problems are you having with your work? What can I do to help?


3. Website Reliability Questionnaire -- (DAY 2) To access click here.



Homework:   Complete work audit for next class.


MARCH 31 (Day 1)/ APRIL 1 (DAY 2): Session 19

1. Mini Presentations:  Synthesis of Annotations 1-5


Homework:


MARCH 29 (Day 1)/ MARCH 30 (DAY 2): Session 18

1. Mini Presentations:  Synthesis of Annotations 1-5


Homework:


MARCH 21 (Day 1)/ MARCH 22 (DAY 2): Session 17

1. Image Procurement Workshop: Read/Pair/Share (RPS) with Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool


2. Complete 4-1-1- Assessment Tool during Group Activity


3. Class Reflection on Creative Commons/Fair Use


4. Activity: Copyright-Friendly Scavenger Hunt and Citation Challenge (Partner Work)

    Google Presentation Slide/Citation in Speaker Notes/Topic with Image Rationale

    (Theme Concepts)


5. Gallery Walk: Preview of Images and Citation Quality


Homework:   Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 for mini-presentation> due after spring break (March 29/30).  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present.    


MARCH 17 (Day 1)/ MARCH 18 (DAY 2): Session 16


1. Viewing TEDTalk Presentation/Evaluating Content and Delivery:

MarlaSpivak:WhyBeesAreDisappearingTEDTalk

Complete 4-1-1FormativeAssessmentSheet


2. Introduce Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me)


3. Examine and View: Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet (click me)


Special Note:  "Make a Copy" of the Above Handouts and "Move to" your Senior Thesis folder.   The organizational worksheet should be completed by next class.  Your focus point for this presentation is based on a select concept or (sub)topic found within your Annotations 1-5.  


4.  PROCESS:  Revise and edit annotations #1-5 for accuracy, quality, and understanding


Homework:   Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 for mini-presentation> due after spring break (March 29/30).  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present.  




MARCH 15(Day 1)/ MARCH 16 (DAY 2): Session 15


1. Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide 

            

2. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-4.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


3. Work to complete Annotation #5 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


HomeworkComplete Annotation #5 for next class: Thursday (Day 1)/ Friday (Day 2)




MARCH 11(Day 1)/ MARCH 14(DAY 2): Session 14


1. Workshop time for Research:   Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

2. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-3.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


3. Work to complete Annotation #4 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


Homework: Complete Annotation #4 for next class: Tuesday (Day 1)/ Wednesday (Day 2)

MARCH 9(Day 1)/ MARCH 10 (DAY 2): Session 13


1. Workshop time for Research:
Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

2. Complete Annotation #2-3 due next class session! 


3. Exit/Entry Ticket Examination:  What would be a potential primary source for your research topic?



Homework: Complete Annotation #2-3 for next class (Friday Day 1/Monday Day 2).



MARCH 7(Day 1)/ MARCH 8 (DAY 2): Session 12

Primary Source Analysis Lesson: What is a Primary Source
1. Complete Mind-Walk Activity Sheet: Whole-Group Debriefing

2. Google Presentation: What is a Primary Source?

3. Primary Source Set Investigative Activity: Students Complete Primary Source Analysis Tool Worksheet

4. Whole-Group Debriefing: Group Presentations of Select Primary Source and Further Investigation

Homework:  Revise/edit Annotation #1 based on peer feedback and newly developed annotation scoring guide (above).  Secure source for Annotation #2.   Complete Exit Ticket for next class. 



MARCH 3 (Day 1)/ MARCH 4 (DAY 2): Session 11

1. Whole-Group Examination/Building Assessment:                                                                                                         
Annotation Rubric (Collaborate)
2.Peer Review/Peer Edit:  Annotation #1

3. Workshop time for Research:  Use the Senior Thesis Libguide(link) for your Research Needs

4. Annotation Rubric: "Make a Copy" of  Annotation Rubric and insert after Annotation #5 in your "Annotations 1-5" Document in Senior Folder


Homework:  Revise/edit Annotation #1 based on peer feedback and newly developed annotation scoring guide (above).  Secure source for Annotation #2.  


MARCH 1 (Day 1) /MARCH 2 (Day 2): Session 10

1. Pair/Share: Research Starter Worksheet (Link) with Peer Reviewer

2. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Library Resources & Preview template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s)
***If you need the database password sheet for access from home, please email Ms. Roberts (jenny_roberts@sdst.org).

    Example #1

    Example #2

3. Begin working on research for Annotation #1

Homework:
1. Annotation #1 Due Thursday (Day 1)/ Friday (Day 2).


FEBRUARY 26 (Day 1) /FEBRUARY 29 (Day 2): Session 9

1. Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost (Complete Day 1)

2. Research Starter Organizer: Set Induction  (45 minutes)

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use research tool instagrok (link) for exploring potential topics.  Rememebr the class code:  sthslib_class

3. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Library Resources & Preview template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s)

4. Begin working on research

Homework:
1. Research Starter Worksheet Due on Tuesday
(Day 1) /Wednesday/(Day 2).  Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio.

2. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Tues.MARCH 1 (Day 1)/ Wednesday, March 2 (Day 2)
3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Monday (Day 2), FEBRUARY 29, 2016! No late forms will be accepted!


FEBRUARY 24 (DAY 1)/ 25 (DAY 2):  Session 8

1. Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost (Complete)

2. Research Starter Organizer: Set Induction  (45 minutes)

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use research tool instagrok (link) for exploring potential topics.  Remember to use your gmail to log in to retrieve your original groks.

3. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Library Resources & Preview template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s)

4. Begin working on research

Homework:
1. Research Starter Worksheet Due on Friday/Monday (Day 1)/ (Day 2).  Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio
2. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Mon. FEB. 29 (Day 1) / Tues.MARCH 1 (Day 2)
3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Friday, FEBRUARY 26, 2016! No late forms will be accepted!

FEBRUARY 22 (DAY 1)/ 23 (DAY 2):  Session 7

1. Student groups meet and finalize Google Presentation:  Title page, Problem-Solution slides, speaker notes, citations, and works cited.   Practice and Prepare.

2. Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost

3. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Mon. FEB. 29 (Day 1) / Tues.MARCH 1 (Day 2)

Homework: Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Friday, FEBRUARY 26, 2016! No late forms will be accepted!


FEBRUARY 18 (DAY 1)/ 19 (DAY 2):  Session Six

1. Problem-Solution-Based Research Lesson:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.(Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity ( Problem-Solution Organizer, Group Discussion, Solution Article Reading, Building)


2.  Activity:  Continuing to build foundation through Group Work Processing

            
Step One:  Groups meet to Identify the issues related to their individual articles.  On side 2 of "Current Event" Worksheet, students will discuss the "Problems" and record group members' information in the "Problem" section. Group members should then record their "Ideas" and reactions to the information shared.   

Organizer:

“Problem-Solution” graphic organizer (PDF)


Step Two:  Student groups will then go back to the (Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Video, Related-Article Reading, JIGSAW Discussion, Building Context for Understanding Chart, Whole-Group Discussion) and focus on Part III: Researching the Solutions.   Student groups will decide on assigning follow-up reading in the group's respective domain (i.e. 1. Stop Doing Business in Countries With Poor Safety Records; 2. Improve Safety and Working Conditions; 
3. Increase Transparency About Clothing Origins). 
Each student should engage in a close-read of his/her follow-up "Solution" article, recording findings in the "Solutions" section of the worksheet.   Please include topic, headline, and date of "Solutions" article.  

Step Three:  Group members will meet for a final wrap-up discussion of their "Solution" article and then record reactions in the "My Ideas" section of the worksheet to conclude.   This completed worksheet will be collected the next class session.

Step Four:  Students groups will then meet to Set-Up, Plan, and Begin work on a Google Presentation about this "Problem-Solution"-based thesis topic.   Groups should design a Google Presentation with a distinct Beginning, Middle, and End, which will serve to represent a collaborative approach to the topic: Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.  The presentation should include a title page and a Works Cited page for resources and images used.  Group leaders should ensure that all components are in place for the finished product.  Each group member should include at least TWO slides (visual and/or textual) as part of the whole presentation.   Each group member's slide should have speaker notes (with in-text documentation) and citation(s) for image and resource used.   The slide presentation should be designed in a logical order as each member will be presenting his/her slides to the class.   An individual completion/participation grade (20 points) will be assigned for contributions to the group product.

Homework:  
1. Work on assigned Google slide work (see above) for Group Presentation.    Prepare slides, speaker notes, in-text documentation, and citations for final product.   There will be time to work on this next class.

2. Work on Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) > Due Mon. FEB. 29 (Day 1) / Tues.MARCH 1 (Day 2)
3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Friday, FEBRUARY 26, 2016! No late forms will be accepted!

FEBRUARY 16 (DAY 1)/ 17 (DAY 2):  Session Five


Lesson:  Reading to build foundation for research


Essential Questions:
Do American companies have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the workers who manufacture the clothing they sell?

Do American consumers have any responsibility for workers in other countries who make their clothing?


Activity:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.

    NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Tag Check, Video, Photo

    Analysis, Group Assignments, Related-Article Reading, Current Events Sheet)


Organizers:

Current Events (Google Doc Template) - Complete for Related-Article Reading


Homework:   

1. Finish Current Events Sheet (link above) 

2. Begin Community Service or Internship.  

3. Begin gathering your resources through instagrok and curate them in your Thesis Portfolio.


FEBRUARY 10 (Day 1)/ 11 (Day 2):  Session Four


1.  Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool instagrok for exploring potential topics

        Log-in with Gmail to access saved Groks.


2.  Brainstorm community service/internship ideas

        Click here for worksheet!


3.  Watch example presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  + The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me)


4. Complete Song Selection Presentations


Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position

2. Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Mon. FEB. 29 (Day 1) / Tues.MARCH 1 (Day 2)

3. Be sure to set up your Senior Thesis Google folder and share it with me (& Ms. Roberts)!


FEBRUARY 8 (DAY 1)/ 9 (DAY 2): Session Three

1. Song Selection Presentations 

2.  Create Senior Thesis Google Folder

       Link to pages:  
        Proposal
        Annotations 1-5
        Annotations 6-10
        Annotations 11-15
        Thesis Argument Organizer
        Final Presentation

3. Pair/Share your passion cards (quick whip-around and debriefing)


4. Introduce Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) and expectations


Homework:   


1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position

2. Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Mon. FEB. 29 (Day 1) / Tues.MARCH 1 (Day 2)

3. Be sure to set up your Senior Thesis Google folder and share it with me (& Ms. Roberts)!

FEBRUARY 4 (DAY 1)/ 5 (DAY 2): Session Two

1.  Introduction to Class: What is your passion?  (Viewing: Steve Jobs' Commencement Address, Stanford University 2005)> 3-2-1 Assessment


2. Student Sharing/Pairs:Soundtrack Song List Reflections


3. Activity: Song Selection and Google Presentations (set up digital folder and application).

    Google Presentation Example


4. Introduce Passion Card Activity (visual with short paragraph description on back of card)  

Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship 

2. Finish Google Pres Slide and Presentation (with speaker notes and citation for image(s))

3. Bring in index card and visuals for passion bulletin board in classroom.


FEBRUARY 2 (DAY 1)/3 (DAY 2):  Session One 

1. Introductions and welcome!

2. Student Questionnaire> Interviews> Informal Presentations (one minute per student)

3. Overview of Course Description/Summary

4: Top-Ten Soundtrack Song List Activity 

Homework:  

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship Position

2. Completion of Top Ten Soundtrack Activity Sheet (in full)

3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Friday, FEBRUARY 26, 2016! No late forms will be accepted!