LC Module: Brainwaves
GC103 – Brainwave – In Your Corner Brainstorming Tool (Journal Entry)
GC103-S3-7 – In Your Corner – At the beginning of class, Alexa or Instructor will guide students in several brief steps to establish their own opinions on topics related to today’s lesson. All students, with the same opinion, will join together in small groups, in established corners of the classroom. They will write their position statement and provide evidence for their thoughts. After listening to each small group’s report and the actual lesson, individual students will proceed to write their final opinion.
GC102 – Brainwave – Initial Listing Generator Tool
GC102-S3 – Initial Listing Generator – To determine current knowledge, Alexa or Instructor will direct students to participate in a Listing Generator Tour. The Listing Generator Stations are large posters, located in each corner of the classroom. Each station will request a list of responses to the upcoming lesson. The responses will consist of lesson-related components, steps or processes. From their desk, each student will complete at least three responses on sticky notes, to be added to each Listing Station, when directed. A Student Passcode may be used to ensure anonymity of the student’s response. Last, after completion of the Listing Generator Tour by all students, small groups will be assigned to each station to select the best responses and share with the class.
GC101- Brainwave – Initial Question Gallery Walk
GC101-S3 – To determine their current knowledge, Alexa or Instructor will direct students to participate in a Question Gallery Walk. The Gallery Walk Question Stations are large posters, located in each corner of the classroom, displaying open-ended questions or scenarios related to the upcoming lessons. Each student will complete a response for each station on a sticky note, from their desk. Then, when directed, add to each Gallery Station. A Student Passcode may be used to ensure anonymity of the student’s response. Last, after completion of the Gallery Walk Tour by all students, small groups may be assigned to select the best responses and share with the class.
GC100 – Brainwave – Scenario Reflection Pad (Journal Entry)
GC100-S4 – Scenario Reflection Pad – To introduce the lesson and access prior knowledge, Alexa or Instructor will guide students, individually, with a partner or small group, in solving a lesson-related scenario. First, students will be instructed to write out the lesson-related scenario question or challenge statement on their Reflection Pad. Next, they will be directed to write three possible solutions to the scenario question. Last, they will select and star the best solution.
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