The Additional Materials section is where you will link any supplemental materials that you’ll use throughout the week. Think of this as a reference for someone who has to step in at the last minute and teach this rotation if you are out sick: everything that you use to execute this curriculum can be accessed here.
That can include printouts you give to the students (such as worksheets or field guides), links to any videos you show, any slideshows you use, and so on.
Link to assessment: You’ll only need to populate this space if your assessment is a handout of some kind (like a paper-pencil test, or a template that students will complete). If your assessment is to evaluate a piece of student work, or to evaluate a performance, just put N/A in this space.
Link to assessment rubric/answer key: Everyone will use this space no matter what kind of assessment you use. Whether you are using a rubric to evaluate writing, a performance, or a project, or you are using an answer key to grade a test, or both, your means of evaluation must be linked here.
Link to cheat sheets for small group activities: If at any time during the week someone other than you is leading a small group activity, you will need to create a “cheat sheet” with instructions for what to do, where to go, what the learning goal is, how many minutes to spend on the activity, what the right answers are, etc. Cheat sheets should be linked here, but you should also print them out to hand to whomever will lead a group, so that they can prepare. Our intention with this requirement is that no matter which group a student is in, they will have the same high-quality experience as they would with you, the expert.
How do I “link” materials in this section? What am I linking to?
Whatever additional materials you are using should be uploaded to the Resources folder, within your respective rotation folder on Google Drive (see Uploading to the Google Drive, below, for more info on how to do this).
Once the document is in that folder, open it, and click on the blue SHARE button in the top right corner.
In the dialogue box that opens, click “Get shareable link”.
In the next box, make sure that the privacy setting is set to, “Anyone with the link can view”, and then click, “Copy link”.
Now the link is copied on your clipboard. Go back to the curriculum template, and type the title of the material you want to link. Highlight the title, then click on Insert --> Link.
Paste the copied link into the box that appears, click “Apply”, and voilà! Linked.
--> NOTE: If the additional material you’re linking to is a resource that already exists online (like a YouTube video), you just need to follow the last two steps above: copy the link, type the title of the material into the curriculum template, highlight it, click Insert à Link, and paste the link.
The SITP curricula are linked on the SITP website and accessible to the public. Everything you create for SITP is both yours/your institution’s to use for any other programming you do, but it’s also available for public use as well. Therefore, if you are using materials that were not created for SITP and are proprietary to your institution (or another entity), don’t link them in this document. Instead, upload them to the Resources folder within your rotation folder in Google Drive so that they’re accessible by someone else who might need to teach your rotation, and note in the file title and/or in the document itself that the material is not for public use.