Course 5 Final Project: It doesn’t end here!
It’s hard to believe that it is now the end of my COETAIL experience, I have learned so much and come so far….with much farther to go. My final project demonstrates this, it was initially my idea for my Course 1 final project, which I soon realized was not at all realistic. At least now, at the end of COETAIL I know enough that I know how much I don’t know, you know?
Here is my video, talking about my project, how I did it and how it went.
I have not included a unit plan because this project was not a unit, rather it is a constant component of my AP Environmental Science course. A unit in APES last ~8 classes as we have a lot of content to cover and now that we have some more activity on the Global Collaboration Website I am having students post (Blog, Forum or Photo) at least twice a unit. I plan to continue this throughout the entire year and hopefully it will continue to be a component of APES at NCPA for the foreseeable future.
I chose not to include the explanation of my Blogging rubric in my Final Project video, as it was already long. I worked with my department EAL teacher Celina Mathews as well as our school Tech Integrator Matt Kelsey to format this rubric which covers two of our language standards from the Common Core. Here it is if you want to check it out:
I hope my project inspires others to try to connect their students with others around the world with a specific goal, it is an amazing way to help students understand other’s perspectives and the students really enjoy it. It may seem like a challenging task, but once it is set up, it requires little teacher work. Good luck!