“Only in the early morning light of day, and of life,
can we see the world without its shadows.
Truth requires new beginnings.”

REQUIREMENTS

These are the things everyone is responsible for completing…

Weekly Requirements

Our first full week of March. It’s a great week for so many reasons, but one particularly great reason is that this coming Sunday morning is the end of daylight savings. Days will be lighter, longer, and before we know it, Spring and Summer will be on their way. Yay for us.

The agenda for the week is as follows…

  1. One-on-one conferences
  2. Continue exploring your content area
    • We are 5 weeks in. Kinks have been worked out, and it’s time to get serious. We’ll be discussing specific goals for your progress through the current content area.
  3. Global Nomads continues for those involved

Your required tasks are below.


ENGAGE IN YOUR CONTENT AREA
This will either be developing your inquiry OR going through the Coursera course you’ve chosen.


ONE-ON-ONE CONFERENCES
I’ll continue moving through the roster. If I call you over, please come prepared to discuss your progress. Please bring any notes you’ve taken since your last DPU.

Your required tasks are below.


ENGAGE IN YOUR CONTENT AREA
This will either be developing your inquiry OR going through the Coursera course you’ve chosen.


ONE-ON-ONE CONFERENCES
I’ll continue moving through the roster. If I call you over, please come prepared to discuss your progress. Please bring any notes you’ve taken since your last DPU.


GLOBAL NOMADS
For those involved, please click on the GNG tab (next to this Friday tab) and get started on that first. We’ll gather as a group to do some work together, but there will also be some individual work you need to do.

Your required tasks are below.


ENGAGE IN YOUR CONTENT AREA
This will either be developing your inquiry OR going through the Coursera course you’ve chosen.


ONE-ON-ONE CONFERENCES
I’ll continue moving through the roster. If I call you over, please come prepared to discuss your progress. Please bring any notes you’ve taken since your last DPU.

Greetings. We’re beginning our work on Lesson 1 this week. Naturally, you all have your student guides to the Campfire: Our Stories, Global Perspectives program, but I’ve described the flow of our work this week below…


Guiding Question for this week:

How does my own perspective influence how I see the world?

Learning Objective:

Students will be able to recognize the multitude of perspectives from which the world can be viewed; they can also define and investigate their own knowledge and preconceptions about their partner classroom.


Please start today by watching this video about ‘The Danger of a Single Story”. This video is 18 mins long.

If you’d like to read the transcript to the video as it plays, you can find it here. Please complete the viewing guide while watching. It is found in your packet on page 36 (Appendix B).

We will be meeting in a short while as a group to discuss this video, and your responses to the guide. Please come prepared.


After our discussion, we’ll discuss what we know, and what we want to know, about our partner school’s country – Morocco. We’ll then look ahead to next week’s lesson and discuss it together.

Finally, you’ll go back to your desks and complete the following on your own…

  1. Update your GNG Connect Profile by uploading a picture and typing in a bio.
  2. Check the ‘Getting Started: Meet our class’ section to see if our partner school has posted any pictures/videos yet. If so, please respond with a comment.
  3. In Lesson 1: Campfire Goals, please type in 1 clear, thorough goal you have for this program. That is, what you hope to get out of this program.
  4. Consider the #EveryDayLife section. Are there pictures you can take to show glimpses of your every day life to our parter school? Maybe start posting to this section once a week.
  5. Reflect: on page 15 of your program guide are 2 reflection questions. Please publish a post on the Vista PLA site (the same place you do your DPUs) with the questions and answers to these reflections. Be sure to categorize them in the ‘GNG Reflections’ and your class period categories.

OPTIONAL

These are the extra things you may choose to do throughout the week if you like.

The following are things you may choose to do for additional miles (MI) as well as capital (C) – not to mention to grow and learn and become better. Sometimes these optional items will relate directly to the work you’re doing, other times they will be random. Either way, they represent things the Guide feels are worth your time. As always, though, the required items above are the priority. Feel free to do these on your own time as well.


ADVENTURE: Planning for Success