Motivation in Action

  • Month 4

    Month 4
    Populate the (minimum of 20) Resources page of your AR web site – See Web Site Requirements
    Write your third subtopic for your Literature Review the focus should be on the problem/solution of your topic
    Post a blog entry: prompts will be provided
    Develop a projected timeline for the capstone project
    Create a forecast video embed on your Action Plan web page
    Complete the entire first draft of your Literature Review to be peer critiqued by a minimum of two colleagues
  • School Starts

    School Starts
    Idea for Webquests as projects.
    2 Critical Friends
    Working on Prediction Video
    Timeline
    Blog
  • Find webquest Resources to go with Curriculum Maps

    Find webquest Resources to go with Curriculum Maps
    Zunal.com good webquest site
  • Students Arrive

    Students Arrive
    First day of school!
  • Month 5

    Month 5
    Activities to Complete Submit your completed Literature Review as a MS Word document
    Attend AR virtual sessions as offered or review available recorded sessions
    Read Chapters 4- 7 of Mills’ Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher
    During the weekend that you progress from month 4 to month 5 the following activities should be completed: Review the feedback sent from month 4 survey and make all necessary adjustments
  • Labor Day No School

    Labor Day No School
  • Month 6

    Month 6
    Activities to Complete
    Create a script or storyboard from your Literature Review
    Develop a proposal for the Action Plan – See Web Site Requirements
    Post a reflective blog entry (independently) Describe what is happening in your environment
    Develop assessment and evaluation tools (survey, questionnaire, interviews, tests … )
    Create media assets to use for implementation
    Attend AR virtual sessions as offered or review available recorded sessions Read Chapters 8- 9 of Mills’ Action research:
  • Data

    Data
    Data tools
    Discuss with my critical friends.
    Revise and improve my plan if needed.
  • Month 7

    Month 7
    Activities to Complete
    Continue to get what you need together for WebQuests.
    Populate Action Plan page - See Web Site Requirements
    Create a multimedia video describing the impact and contributions your Literature Review has made on your project.
    Embed the video and post your FINAL Literature Review on the Multimedia Review page of your AR web site – See Web Site Requirements
    Post a reflective blog entry – Prompts will be provided
    Website checkpoint- Expect to make revisions to your website
    Atte
  • Thanksgiving No School

    Thanksgiving No School
  • Thanksgiving No School

    Thanksgiving No School
  • Month 8

    Activities to Complete
    Zunal Water Cycle WebQuests.
    Create original music to use as the soundtrack for a video trailer in Month 8 and other AR videos created.
    Post a reflective blog entry-Prompts will be provided
    Attend AR virtual sessions as offered or review available recorded sessions
  • Zunal Water Cycle WebQuests

    Webquest about the water cycle. Make sure you take pictures.
    Collect data.
  • Wild and Wacky Weather

    Gather data, make assumptions, revise, improve and collaborate with my critical friends.
  • Period: to

    Christmas

    Holiday Break
  • Month 9

    Activities to Complete Continue implementing your Action Plan in Cycle 2
    Develop a 2-3 minute video trailer visually depicting your Action Research project through a montage of images. Embed the Capstone Trailer in the Summary page- See Web Site Requirements
    Post a reflective blog entry – Prompts will be provided
    Attend AR virtual sessions as offered or review available recorded sessions
    Read Appendix C of Mills’ Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher
  • A Reason for Every Season

    Before you begin the webquest look over the data and see if you need to revise and reevaluate the method being used.
    Make sure you take pictures!
  • Rock Cycle

    Students will work on final WebQuests.
    Review data, graph, and evaluate data.
  • No School

  • No School

  • Finish WebQuests

    Finish WebQuests.
    Gather all data.
    Finish anything left to finish.
  • Month 10

    Populate the Cycle 1 Data page of your AR web site – See Web Site Requirements
    Post a reflective blog entry – Prompts will be provided
    Website checkpoint- Expect to make revisions to your website up through Cycle 1
    Attend AR virtual sessions as offered or review available recorded sessions
  • No School President's Day

  • Month 11

    Activities to Complete Complete the implementation of your Action Plan
    Populate the Cycle 2 Data page of your AR web site – See Web Site Requirements
    Post a reflective blog entry – Prompts will be provided
    Website checkpoint- Expect to make revisions to your website up through Cycle 2
    Attend AR virtual sessions as offered or review available recorded sessions
  • Month 12

    Activities to Complete
    Transform the content of your project into a conference presentation or a journal article
    Submit your presentation for conference consideration or submit your article for publication consideration
    Populate the Summary page of your AR web site – See Web Site Requirements
    Post a reflective blog entry
    Your entire Capstone Project website must be approved, with the exception of the final presentation page. You will be given an opportunity to correct any errors or missing info
  • Month 13

    Activities to Complete Prepare your final presentation video
    Populate the Final Presentation page of your AR web site – See Web Site Requirements
    Post a reflective blog entry
    Attend AR virtual sessions as offered or review available recorded sessions