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Welcome to the Intel Teach Essentials Course for Pima Partnership




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Important Links

Intel Course Login

Intel Engage Community


Intel Links

Intel Tools Site: http://intel.com/education/tools 

Intel Designing Projects site: http://educate.intel.com/en/Projectdesign/ 

Intel Assessing Projects site: http://intel.com/education/assessingprojects



Collaborative Work Days & Due Dates:*

*My office hours are 3-5 the week of any collaboration date.  Please call, Skype (emilyemann), or email me emily.mann@pimaregionalsupport.org 

July 29 & 30th - Module 1 & 2 Introduction

Module 1

August 11th - Module 1 collaboration day 

August 13th - Module 1 completed including publication/wiki page to explain pbl to parents, students and others

Emily will not be available for these dates.

Module 2

September 1st - Collaboration Day.  


  • Complete Pedagogical Practices section together.
  • Post your presentation on your unit plan.


September 2nd - Peer feedback on presentation due

September 3rd - Module 2 complete including:


  • wrap-up,
  • blog entry 
  • planning ahead sections


Module 3

October 20th - Collaboration Day


    • Share Unit Portfolio Presentations and gauging student needs assessments
    • Examine and discuss copyright laws and Fair Use guidelines as they pertain to education
    • Pedagogical Practices  (use link from right sidebar on this wiki)


October 22nd - Module complete

Module 4 - TBD

Module 5 - TBD


Module 6 - January 5th 

Module 7 - March 2nd

Module 8 - April 4th



Review of Day One and Introduction to Day Two


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Orientation Module


Project-Course design and structure

Key Activities:

  • Explore the course schedule and course features
  • Check available software applications
  • Complete an online profile and learn about the course community
  • Review a sample unit plan and develop topic ideas for your own unit plan
  • Participate in a discussion using the course blog
  • Complete the Orientation Survey

Module 1: Teaching with Projects


Project-based learning and unit design

Key Activities:

  • Review portfolio components
  • Create a publication on projects
  • Create a publication on projects
  • Identify 21st century skills for your unit
  • Develop initial unit ideas
  • Reflect on learning in your blog

Module 2: Planning My Unit


Curriculum-Framing Questions and student-centered assessment

Key Activities:

  • Identify standards for your unit
  • Create learning objectives
  • Create Curriculum-Framing Questions
  • Research effective assessment strategies
  • Draft an Assessment Timeline
  • Create an assessment to gauge student needs
  • Create a Unit Portfolio Presentation
  • Reflect on learning in your blog

Module 3: Making Connections


The Internet to support teaching and learning

Key Activities:

  • Obtain feedback to improve Unit Portfolio and gauging student needs assessment
  • Share ideas for meeting standards with projects
  • Review copyright laws and Fair Use
  • Create a Works Cited document
  • Integrate the use of Internet resources to support research, communication, collaboration, problem solving, and other 21st century skills
  • Use an online collaborative Web site to share ideas
  • Reflect on learning in your blog

Module 4: Creating Samples of Learning


Project outcomes from a student perspective

Key Activities:

  • Identify strategies to ensure safe and responsible Internet use
  • Create a sample student publication, presentation, wiki , or blog to demonstrate student learning
  • Draft your Instructional Procedures
  • Self-assess your student sample
  • Reflect on learning in your blog

Module 5: Assessing Student Projects


Formative and summative assessment

Key Activities:

  • Obtain feedback to improve your student sample
  • Explore challenges and solutions for involving students in the assessment process
  • Self-assess your current assessment practices
  • Draft an Assessment Summary
  • Create an assessment for your student sample
  • Revise your student sample based on the assessment
  • Revise your Unit Plan
  • Reflect on learning in your blog

Module 6: Planning for Student Success


Student support and self-direction

Key Activities:

  • Explore strategies to differentiate instruction
  • Create an assessment to encourage student self-direction
  • Create student support materials
  • Revise your Unit Plan to incorporate accommodations for all learners
  • Reflect on learning in your blog
  • Self-assess your facilitation of a student-centered classroom

Module 7: Facilitating with Technology


Teacher as facilitator

Key Activities:

  • Explore questioning strategies to promote higher-order thinking
  • Create facilitation materials
  • Revise your Unit Plan
  • Discuss implementation strategies
  • Create management documents
  • Self-assess your Unit Portfolio and revise based on your assessment
  • Reflect on learning in your blog and share with partner

Module 8: Showcasing Unit Portfolios


Sharing learning

Key Activities:

  • Prepare for showcasing your unit
  • Give and receive feedback on Unit Portfolios
  • Reflect on learning in your blog
  • Evaluate the Essentials Online Course



What do you need to post to your Unit Plan page?


At the end of the Unit Plan page or on another page which you link to:

     Describe in a narrative form how you addressed the following traits from the Portfolio Rubric:

          * Instructional design

                Addresses standards and objectives

                Addresses 21st century skills

                Incorporates Curriculum-Framing Questions (CFQs)

                Uses project approaches

                Addresses student differences

          * Technology integration

                Supports content learning

                Supports 21st century skills

                Meets student and classroom needs

          * Assessment strategies

                Address standards and objectives

                Are student-centered

                Are varied and ongoing


Keep in Mind the Thinking and Skills you are Targeting as you include Tools