Spotlight on Strategies
Mrs. Milliken's notes from an AWESOME Webinar -March 2020
These ideas can work for ANY curriculum area!
PLEASE READ - I know this is long, I believe it can help!
I watched a really long (5 hour) webinar from Discovery Education last week, and came away with multiple great ideas. Below are notes about one of their SOS (Spotlight on Strategies) that can really help as you prepare for new lessons.
*From a teacher, Mrs. Ballard:" If teachers are using Canvas, these would be great discussion board ideas. Such as, ask students to post their response and comment on at least 2 other posts. These strategies are a great way for students to engage each other in discussion!
[I will post separately how to access curriculum and lessons through Discovery Education, but this post has nothing to do with using or accessing the DE resources.]
Request that students Use The SAME Strategy in their responses multiple days in a row.
The teacher should pick ONE strategy - and use that for the response requirement you expect from your students. Possible Strategies below:
3 truths and a lie - (great for response to an article or video)
For example - response to this Smore:
- This idea came from Discovery Education
- Mrs. Milliken really watched a 5-hour live webinar because it was so good
- Consistency in responses can give students success and comfort in routine
- LIE: teachers should have students post answers using a different strategy every day
AEIOU - I was not familiar with this response strategy. I think it could work at high school, or maybe you could even come up with cues for CHARGER...lots of possibilities - but again, have students provide their answers using the very same response strategies over multiple days.
AEIOU = respond to each letter
I -Interesting fact
O -”Oh” what in the article made you say “Oh”
U - “Um” - what in the article made you wonder/think, “Um….”