Monday, October 3, 2016

Deliverable #1


Deliverable #1 will be posted under this entry.  As a refresher of expectations here is quote from the directions:
#1 – Choose or create a potential teaching /learning unit– (either classroom or professional development/training session) and provide an outline of the participants, their learning needs, topics to be included, setting (face-to-face, online, hybrid, etc.), and timeline for course/session. This may serve as the foundation for development of your final project. - Due by the end of week 4 (10/5).

Here are some additional readings for this week and some questions that I'd like you to address w/i our discussions, as well. You may respond to them under the first posting of Week 4, not under this D1 entry.  Just put your D1 response below this entry, and contact me privately with any troubles or specific questions.

Have fun!

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  1. D#1

    The participants this presentation is geared for are adult learners. The umbrella of mentoring – especially reciprocal mentoring, can encompass all teaching avenues, from in-class or online to any type of training. All students have something to offer others and can always learn new things in the process.

    Mentoring occurs within all relationships. It can occur between friends, superiors, family members, or between co-workers – any association which experiences a positive psychosocial can benefit from reciprocal mentoring.

    Mentoring can happen with or without a timeline – people who have had a successful mentorship in their life are more willing to seek out additional mentoring relationships in the future.

    Here is a Movenote presentation that I created on this topic:

    https://www.movenote.com/v/HCGYffum0_07R

    Sharyn

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    1. Wonderful presentation and solid content Sharyn!

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    2. Hi Sharyn, I responded, with your D1 grade, using the 'reply' function in Movenote.

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  2. Deliverable #1 –Create a Wiki for collaborative mentoring and development. My participants will be (URI New hires and seasoned employees within the administrative and fiscal sections) their learning needs, (training and development) topics to be included, (New hire orientation training with HR, Purchasing, and Financials modules along with lots of Q & A discussion) My setting is online through the use of my Wiki with the occasional f2f meeting. Timeline for course/session (My hope is to have it be an ongoing tool and source for discussions within the various departments).
    Here is the address to my wiki, I have invited the entire class to check it out. Just remember, you will need to confirm your membership to wiki first, then it will let you in.
    https://wikispaces.com/join/PJT4RNM

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  3. Deliverable #1 - I created an active reading session for my adult, remedial reading students. The participant’s failure to meet certain criteria resulted in their being assigned to a remedial reading class. Topics for this session will include discovering why active reading is important, and active reading strategies. This particular session is 1 class; however the remainder of this reading remediation course will run once a week for the semester. Additional topics will include: vocabulary, identifying topics, main ideas, topic sentences, organizational patterns, valid/invalid arguments. This is a face-to-face session.
    Please see my link here:
    https://www.movenote.com/v/dBOs9pFnVcqW4

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  4. D #1
    I plan on creating an interactive training blog – or wiki (not sure yet) for employees at URI who utilize the e-Campus system to hire students, grads and internal employees.
    The blog will be geared toward the department admins, business managers, and any other clerical employee that may have to do this as part of their job.
    Currently these employees have had to take a face to face class in order to get security for this. However, since there is a lot of information to absorb, I plan to incorporate the blog/wiki as an online component to enhance their learning and understanding of how to do this particular aspect of their job. Those who have security to do these actions will be advised of the blog/wiki and given the address and encouraged to utilize as much as possible.
    The blog/wiki will contain all training materials posted as well as include an open discussion board for questions and comments that come up daily. There will also be a page for special announcements that department admins will need to be aware of.
    There is no definitive timeline for this as training in this area is continuous. Information is continuously changing and being updated.

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  5. Deliverable #1
    I plan on developing a hybrid course for adult learners who would like to get confirmed but are unable to attend weekly f2f classes at their parish. My course will probably be a blog format, in which I will include Movenote presentations and online discussions to discuss weekly readings/assignments, as well as one f2f session each month, or on Webex, depending on the needs of my students. The course will last approximately 4-6 months and will cover the faith, the liturgy, church history, christian life and prayer.

    This idea for a hybrid confirmation course came about because my husband and I are currently in enrolled in the adult confirmation program at our parish, which we must attend every Sunday until Easter. Fortunately, we have the time and are physically able to attend, but I began to wonder about those adult who are not able to attend f2f meetings due to transportation or time. I wanted to create a program that can accommodate any adult learner who wishes to receive a sacrament.

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    1. Hi Luz, I think that is a wonderful idea. I know you would need special permission from the diocese that oversees the church. That might not be so easy, but I hope you can persuade them. We need to be mindful of helping those who want to better themselves, be able to do just that. Good luck!!
      Sharyn

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    2. Hi Luz - I did this (adult confirmation) a couple of years ago at my church although mine was actually called a refresher for those who wanted to go through it again as I already did it when I was younger. My point is that I am wondering whether if it were to go hybrid whether the purpose will be diminished because there are lots of discussions, bible reading and other activities like fasting and going out and doing some charitable deeds in my own case was visiting a shelter and feeding the homeless. So I am wondering how all of this can be incorporated into having it online/hybrid etc.
      I am just curious and something to think of unless your's is different from mine and it could be.

      Anyway, good luck if it will work.

      - Winnie Nwangwu

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    3. Hi Luz and Winnie,

      When my son was born, I went through this program myself. I think perhaps a hybrid course would be ok, but I do think that gathering as a group is very important for the reasons that Winnie lists.
      I am sure you can find a way to make it work and think it's a great idea to try to incorporate f2f and online gatherings!

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    4. Thanks for your input, everyone! I've actually changed my topic but you all made very good points. I think that if I were to do it in the future, f2f would definitely be a requirement.

      Luz

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  6. Deliverable #1:
    As the police have recently purchased tablets to allow them to use the e-Citation program, I must create a mandatory training program to instruct the adult learners. The officers have never used a digital ticketing system, and their only experience with writing tickets has been with traditional, paper tickets.
    My program will initially require face to face interaction in the training room of police headquarters. The officers will be familiarized with the tablets, the features of the tablets, and the proper use of the systems. These systems will serve as their Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) that not only allow them to create the e-Citations, but also will allow them to view the active police calls and complete police reports in their vehicles.
    In addition to the face to face training, a training blog will be available for officers to ask questions or to offer assistance to another user. Links to the e-Citation Manual will be available for reference, and officers will be encouraged to check the blog periodically to see any updates or assist a fellow officer. In addition, supervisors will be set up to use Google Hangouts to allow them to discuss their experiences with the new system and bounce ideas off one another (collaborate).
    The department also has access to a program called PMAM, accessible from the website http://www.pmamhcm.com/. This is a resource available to them to review the policy, manual, or other relevant information about the new e-Citation Program. Using movenote, videos can be posted here as well to address any issues that are causing the officers difficulty. Supervisors and trainers can create and share different training modules that the officers can be tested on to determine their level of understanding of a particular topic.

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  7. Deliverable #1
    https://www.movenote.com/v/dxkLurSFA3H0l

    This presentation was geared towards an introduction opening prior to a workshop with nursing faculty. It involved reflection on teamwork, mentoring and achievements. This allowed faculty to look at their own mentoring styles and to show how we mentor students along the way. It was meant to be a light open introduction and reflection to help faculty think about their own journey and to promote teamwork. This was a F2F meeting being taped for those who may miss it using movenote.

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    1. Hi Heidi,

      I agree with you - reflection is so important!! Instructors need this invaluable tool and this video will certainly help them.

      Sharyn

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    2. Hi Heidi,

      I agree with you - reflection is so important!! Instructors need this invaluable tool and this video will certainly help them.

      Sharyn

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  8. Deliverable #1:
    I will develop an online training to familiarize new board members with the bylaws of a music booster organization. This will be a mandatory one time training session and will also be accessible to current board members to refer to when a refresher or clarification is needed.

    This organization is comprised of parents of music students in the local school district. All members of the general body are volunteers. The governing board is elected by the general body with at least two seats being elected each school year. The board members are primarily responsible for organizing all fundraising events, marketing events, collecting and disbursing monies/scholarships on behalf of the organization as well as recruiting additional volunteers and decision making for the organization.

    Although every new member of the board comes to the role with motivation and ideas, they also need to have a clear understanding of the bylaws that govern the function of the organization. The bylaws are detailed and describe each role's responsibilities. New members need to have an understanding of their own role as well as those of other members.

    Historically, training on the by-laws has been inconsistent. Adherence has also been inconsistent which has resulted in actions that are not allowable, resignations or impeachment of elected members, and gaps in function of the organization due to unfilled roles. Providing an online training will make the material accessible for the new members at their convenience was well as ensuring that the information shared is consistent. The organization can choose to make the material available prior to someone running for a post so they can make an informed decision to run or to make it mandatory for newly elected members. Ideally, it will be an annual refresher for those who are continuing on for a second year in their post.

    I will be combining tools we are using in this course as my goals are to have a video portion to accompany the written bylaws, some type of monitoring to ensure that the new members have truly watched the video and possibly an interactive quiz to measure their comprehension of the material.

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  9. D 1... I created a video intended for multi medi. It has been uploaded to YouTube so it is easily searched. It has been shared on my Facebook and the babies for us Facebook page. Also I put it into a blog that teaches how I made it.

    This unit is meant to be watched online and shared through multi media. The target audience is millennialis and boomer generations. I kept it short to hold attention and put as many quirky movements I could to keep attention but not to distract.

    I believe it will hit its peak watches over the next couple of days and probably continue to gain shares and likes for the next 2 weeks then I wil have to create something else to share awareness.

    Please enjoy and share.
    https://youtu.be/nmK0uup3DS4

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    1. Hi Tai,
      I just watched your youtube. First, let me say, there is nothing better than babies. I like the simplicity of your video. It was short and to the point. I'm trying to get mine down to at least 4 minutes if not less. I also liked the choppy editing. Its creative.

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  10. I'm creating a blog or wikispace presentation to assist adults returning back to school or new incoming students acclimate to the college culture. Elevated anxiety levels for lack of confidence is present with nontraditional students that decide to further their education at an older age.

    I am a teaching assistant in the Professional Development cohort of the Human Services Assistant certificate program at Rhode Island College. This is a year long program that if successfully completed, those that choose to matriculate are able to use the credits received towards a degree program. But for most of these students this is their first college experience and they arrive with little to no idea of what is expected of them to be academically successful.

    This presentation will cover topics such as; test anxiety, how to properly take notes, how to effectively read a text book, time/stress management skills and study preparation. Having these basic skills in the beginning of their academic career will build confidence in their ability to complete the program successfully.


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    1. I forgot to add this is a one time presentation for each new class.

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  11. Deliverable 1:

    My lesson would be geared towards high school aged students. This would be mainly f2f due to the fact that we would meet at school but I would also create an online portion that would allow them to contribute to a discussion that maybe they were uncomfortable talking about in class. They would be allowed to make anonymous responses under usernames that they could choose or I could individually provide them with usernames that they could use in order to keep track of participation. Topics would include bullying, self-esteem, relationships and other things they may come across during their high school years. I could even adjust this and have them post how their opinions hhave changed, if they have, over the course of their high school years. Which would then bring them to their final project during their senior year which would discuss how their opinion began and what changed their views throughout the years. Here is my wiki which is only based on one of the topics I aforementioned. This discussion would be more geared toward their senior year.
    https://upandcoming.wikispaces.com/

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    1. every time I post this is disappears. Does anyone know why that would happen? could it be because I typed it on microsoft word and copied and pasted it? I really having an issue with this and any help would be appreciated.

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  12. Hi Laura, I know that I have to be signed into my gmail account that I created for this class before I can post. I have to sign in and then reload the blog and then I see that I am commenting as Paula Murray and I can post. If not, then I try to sign in after I have created a post and it just kicks me out. Not sure if that is what is happening with you but thought I would throw it out there for you!

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    1. Hi Laura. I know there are problems when you are using a browser other than Google Chrome. That might be the issue???? Good luck!!

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    2. Firefox does not work for me - Not sure if it is my computer. I try to use Google at all times.

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    3. Even when using Google, I have the same issues Paula!

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    4. Hi Paula,

      URI did not enable blogger for us in the uri.edu domain. I also have been using a generic email in order to post in this class and blog. I lost a few posts either way, so now I have been writing my replies in Word and pasting them here - the internet monster won't get me!

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    5. Hi Paula,

      URI did not enable blogger for us in the uri.edu domain. I also have been using a generic email in order to post in this class and blog. I lost a few posts either way, so now I have been writing my replies in Word and pasting them here - the internet monster won't get me!

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    6. Hi Paul, I did the same thing, I created a generic gmail account. What a pain in the butt to have to go back and forth!!

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    7. That was the one thing I was prepared for in this class, having more than one email account. I use my uri email for business and some school projects but I have a SHowie account that I use for incognito stuff, lol

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  13. Thank you ladies! I've been using chrome, but I think it was from copying it from a word document.

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  14. Yes now that everyone mentioned it, I have an issue on my mac using Safari, but when I am in Chrome I am ok. I can't see any of the links in Safari either.
    However, on my PC at work I don't have a problem using Firefox.
    So basically, it's a crap shoot!!

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  15. Hi Paula -

    First I apologize to all of you, I was off all last week and and have been trying to catch up with the reading. My father was hospitalized for infection but is doing well now he is 82 years old.
    Now back to this, I am happy to know I am not the only who has to go back and forth signing on two different gmail accounts. Our help desk here at URI introduced me to the so called incognito window where you can run parallel gmail windows at a time and can flip each one you want. however, I am still having problem because I simply cannot have multiple windows open at the same time.
    - Winnie Nwangwu

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    1. Hi Winnie,
      I am glad that your father is doing better!

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    2. Hi Winnie, Glad to hear your dad is doing better.
      The incognito window is a great help if you can get it to work for you.

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  16. I am planning to create a Wikispace for other teachers to access. On the Wiki, I will provide lessons, resources, activities, etc. (basically, anything teaching related). The Wiki will be available for anyone to view but it will have restricted permissions regarding editing.

    The Wiki will contain mainly Geometry and Algebra 2 content, at least for now. If I find that the Wiki is successful I will continue to post other course resources as I get the chance to teach them in the future. I will organize the page by subject and then specifically by the content of the lesson.

    I am hoping that other teachers find this as a helpful resource when searching the web for lessons. I will comment on my posts and discuss how the lesson went (good or bad). As a teacher, it is helpful to know when something was a success, I will include as much personal reflection and feedback as I feel necessary for the lesson.

    I am working on editing the Wiki. When it is ready, I will post the link.

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    1. Changed my mind on the setup of the Wiki... In the left menu bar, I will organize the pages by content. Some lessons overlap in courses, therefore I figured it would be easier to see all the topics listed.

      I am still working on the setup, but here is the link to my Wiki
      https://braytonmath.wikispaces.com/home

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  17. Deliverable #1
    My plan is to create a simplified instructional webcast video which members of the research community at URI including faculty, staff and students involved in sponsored research activities can use to learn how to navigate the system we use in the online creation of their application for sponsored funding. This system known as CAYUSE is an electronic system to system application URI uses to process and disseminate grant and contracts applications to various sponsoring agencies and organizations.
    Currently, we conduct group training or one on one training which sometime are problematic given that everyone in the group may not always be on the same level. With this video presentation it will be portable and easy to use and anyone can view it any time by simply clicking on the link. However, it will not be designed to cover all areas but will have enough information to enable a novice or fairly moderate user navigate the system with minimal ease. My goal is to use MOVENOTE.
    -Winnie Nwangwu

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  18. Hi All, I just realized I neglected to post my wikispace join code and url, so here it is
    HJ9JHQD
    https://wikispaces.com/join/HJ9JHQD

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  19. Re-post of deliverable #1:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0DvrCrN3revVmprT0VnV2RiVlU/view?usp=sharing

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