Week 6 is our final week of Course 1! This week is intended to give you time to catch up on any work you have missed and to complete your final project (the UBD unit planner and reflective blog post).
By the end of this week, you’ll officially be finished with Course 1 (as long as all your work is completed, of course). So, by October 22 you should have:
- All 5 blog posts completed and listed on your grading spreadsheet
- All 5 comments completed and listed on your grading spreadsheet
- Your final project embedded in a 6th blog post with a short reflection about what you chose to do, why, and how you think it will enhance teaching and learning.
- Approved all comments on your own blog
Course 1 Final Project
Review the Course 1 Final Project guidelines and resources and remember the UBD Unit Template is provided as a resource for you, not a requirement. If you have a format that you prefer or that might be required by your school, please use it. We want this to be something practical and useful for you, not a hoop to jump through. Ideally, this should be a unit that you plan on implementing in the coming school year so that your can share how it goes with us in a later course. Please also review the Project Rubric that will be used to assess your final project.
Your final project must be publicly viewable and linked to your reflective blog post. You’ll follow the same format for the final project of each course. There is a video on this week’s module that shows how to embed your plan in your blog.
Of course, if you have questions or concerns, please contact me as soon as possible!
Thank you for your hard work!
Having lived and worked in Japan many years ago, one of the phrases I still find myself wanting to use at a time like this is お疲れ様です (o-tsukaresama desu). One thing I love about learning about language and culture is we often find phrases that express things that we don’t quite have an equivalent to in our own native language. In this case, ‘good job!’ doesn’t quite cut it. And roughly translated, お疲れ様です (o-tsukaresama desu) means “I honor your fatigue”! I’ve been reflecting about when I was going through Course 1 and the excitement and the stress that I experienced in learning and sharing with an online cohort (a first for me) and balancing that with all the other things going on in my life. So I honor the time and energy you have been putting forth in this new endeavor with COETAIL!