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“Ultimately, you’ve got to clear your own path. Expecting others to
wield that machete and do it for you may provide some comfort, but
it’s pure fantasy. Your success is your responsibility.”

REQUIREMENTS

These are the things everyone is responsible for completing…

Weekly Requirements

Welcome back friends and countrymen! I hope you had a wonderful week away and are rested and ready to finish the year strong. Just 47 school days to go, and though that seems like plenty, don’t fool yourself. It’s going to fly by.

The week begins with a DPU, and continues with content exploration (including Global Nomads for some) and one-on-one conferences. Please don’t hesitate to seek help if you’re not sure what to do.

The agenda for the week is as follows…

  1. Publish your DPU (Due Monday)
  2. Continue exploring your content area
    • Real progress needs to be made this week. And every week from here on out.
  3. Global Nomads continues for those involved

You have one, very important required tasks today.


PUBLISH YOUR DPU
As usual, done over at the Vista PLA site. Please be sure to use the new template. One thing to add – once you’ve loaded that template, toward the top right of the screen, it says ‘Divi Post Settings’. Under Page Layout, please click the drop down menu and choose “Full Width”.

Also, PLEASE REMEMBER….

  • The Demonstration of Learning section is critical, and it’s where the bulk of your grade, and growth, comes from.
  • You must use the paragraph organization we’ve discussed in class. See HERE for a reminder.
  • If you’re not including 4 + paragraphs in this section, you’re not doing your job. We’re talking about 2 weeks of work – 8-10 hours of learning.
  • Remember, a portfolio is intended to show a viewer what you’re capable of, and how you’ve grown. You can’t do that in a few sentences.

ENGAGE IN YOUR CONTENT AREA
If you finish your DPU with time to spare, please continue developing your content areas. But first, go back and read that 3rd bullet point above. Do you really have 4+ well organized paragraphs?

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 our last conference.


GLOBAL NOMADS
For those involved, please click on the GNG tab (next to the 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 our last conference.

Greetings. We’re beginning our work on Lesson 3 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 has my identity been influenced by various factors?

Learning Objective:

Students will be able to think critically about their identity and the various factors that shape their identity, including the communities to which they belong.


Prior to the break you SHOULD have completed your cultural introduction. To remind you, that was a 2-3 sentence paragraph on three elements of culture (see page 19 for more details), chosen from the list of six. You should also have 2-3 pictures that illustrate these 3 elements. If you neglected to complete that, please do that now.

Then, have one other person who is also participating in GNG review your introduction and HONESTLY grade it using the rubric on page 21. Each of you should come to our group discussion with that rubric completed by someone else (give them your copy to write on as they grade your introduction). When you are grading someone else’s, the priority is on giving honest feedback, not telling them how wonderful they are.

During our discussion, I’ll be asking one person to answer each of the following. Please be prepared to answer them as I will expect participation from everyone…

  1. What factors shape your identity or who you are?
  2. Do you think some factors have more of an impact than others in shaping who you are/who you become? Explain.
  3. What role do you think your community has in shaping your identity?
  4. Do you think this class is a community? Why or why not?
  5. What is the difference between a group and a community?
  6. Can you belong to more than one community? Explain.

We’ll go through the Look Ahead section together in prep for the next lesson. :)


Please also complete the following at some point this week…

  1. Respond to our partner class’s Lesson 2 Questions. It’s fine (and expected) to have multiple answers to their questions.
  2. Post to #Everydaylife – NOTE>>>> many of you have done so recently, but GNG had some tech difficulties and, as such, some pictures were removed. Please go check any posts you’ve made and if the pic isn’t showing up, re-upload it.
  3. Respond to our partner class’s #Everydaylife pictures
  4. Respond to our partner class’s Cultural Introductions if/when they are posted.
  5. Respond to the reflection questions posted HERE in the form of a comment.

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.


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