Week 5 – Final Project

What Would You Do?

Below are links to videos of lessons for each of the five levels of education. Please choose the topic that corresponds with the level of education you are interested in teaching, and select one video from that category.

Level of Education

Video of Lessons             

Pre- K

Hypothesizing about Bugshttps://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/pre-k-science-lessonInteractive Read Aloudhttps://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/pre-k-reading-comprehension

        

  1. View the video of the lesson you have chosen and respond to the following questions.
    1. Identify the instructional model(s) exhibited by the teacher during instruction and provide examples that validates this assumption. Refer to the “Evidence-Based Models of Teaching” document you used in Week Five Discussion One to refresh your memory of the four types of instructional models we learned and cite it as a source to support your response.  (APA citation is shown in the required resources section for this week).
    2.  From your vantage point, determine the teacher’s ability to engage students throughout the lesson.  Were the students engaged, attentive, and having fun learning or were there areas that the teacher could have improved upon to make the lesson more engaging?
    3. Describe up to three things you liked about the lesson.
    4. Recommend one thing you would have done differently than the teacher in the video and why.  If you wouldn’t change anything, justify why you think the lesson should remain as it is.
  2. Compile the responses to the questions above in a way that it will be easy for you to transfer them to a PowerPoint presentation (for example….bullet points would work best).
  3. Create a PowerPoint with a slide for each of the questions above (see below for instructions on how to create each slide).
    1. Use the Lesson Analysis PowerPoint Template provided to create a visual of your lesson analysis.
    2. You will use the 7×7 rule to create your presentation.  The 7×7 rule states that you use no more than seven bullet points per slide and no more than seven words per bullet point.   This way your visual presentation will only show the main points on each slide without overwhelming your viewers without too many words.  You still need to make your slides attractive by adding images and colors to make it attractive.
    3. Add your voice to fill in the gaps between the main points on your slides.  Limit your narration to five minutes or less. Use your narration to explain each of your answers.  More importantly, use it as an opportunity to share your passion about what you liked in the lesson and how you might modify the lesson to better engage students and make the learning experience fun.  (View this link for instructions on how insert voice narration into a PowerPoint… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpBgn2whkrI)
    4. If you need help with creating an effective PowerPoint presentation, please review the How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation document from the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must use at least 1 scholarly source to complete this assignment.  The “Evidence-Based Models of Teaching” document you accessed in Week Five Discussion One will meet this requirement.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference slide that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Use the APA References List page to help you with this task. Here is a link to the APA Reference List template located on that page.
  • For help setting up your paper in APA style, please use the APA paper template provided by the Ashford Writing Center.
  • To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view this Quick ‘n’ Dirty tutorial, which introduces the Ashford Library, the research process, and provides some library search tips. (Ashford University Library. (n.d). Quick ‘n’ Dirty [Video file]. Retrieved from http://library.ashford.edu/)

*NOTE: We realize this is something that you may not have ever done before.  Relax… There is no right or wrong as long as you tap into the teacher within you.  The point of this exercise is for you to show yourself that you already have ingenuity and insight to create a powerful and engaging lesson…..  So show us the great ideas that are within you!*

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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