After some conversation with the Assabet folks, I settled on Canvas as my LMS, as there is no LMS available for the course through Assabet. Although I would be able to send documents through Zoom and although Assabet would give me a list of all of the students’ emails, I just felt like I needed a home, a place where I could begin planing, organizing, sorting, and building. So, with an ironic smile after all my cursing at Canvas over the years, back to Canvas I go!
I’m writing a hyperdoc for each Week, plus I’ve been loading all the course documents in the “Welcome” block. I’ve been picking away at sorting out the work, using a combination of the test prep text (although there appear to be different versions in play, which could impact page numbers), a online resource specific to the TEAS called MathHelp.com (I’m hoping it’s actually as free as it claims once students long in often), and other online resources like Khan Academy, color-coding as I go:
I’m going to try something I used with some students during remote emergency learning, where I suggested that they make a copy of the general schedule from the 7th grade Google Classroom, then remove what didn’t apply to them to create a personalized schedule:
I began refining/deepening the work section by adding supports and resources from my 7th grade classes:
Finally, I created a Google Form–gathering feedback regularly is critical to taking the temperature of the class. I return to AJ Juliani’s statement “Feedback drives learning.” I created an introductory form for week one and a check-in form for between weeks two and three:
I will probably want another check-in between weeks 3 and 4 (our last week) and I believe the program sends a final evaluation automatically, so I would skip one for week four, but I am going to wait to write one more to see what questions I might want to ask.
I think I’m as ready as I can be for now!