Collaborative Lesson Planning Call
Tuesday Nov 8th 6 PM USA Central time
Wednesday Nov 9th 9 AM Tokyo Time


-> Put agenda on activity wall 


 * Make a CLP style guide (a la MLA or Chicago Style Guide ... for doing CLP
 Rubric Thoughts
* Rubric worked well for Grandma's online courses. Ss knew exactly what I wanted and they either gave it or they didn't.
* Kill people's interest.
** You may think its elementary, but it needs to be more specific so we don't get in fights about points.
* Tech skills need to be more specific.
* Technological Skills / Group content needs to be more specific
** Need numbers for each of them.
** Something you'll be able to measure.
* Group lesson is specific enough.


Create a meeting outline for Grandma w/links


Have people actually do the work for lesson plans.


With each one in the beginning .... ask them what they expect the course should be, and what they expect to get out of the course. 


Next Steps:
* Start on new platform

Next Call:
Around 6PM EST

Run a for-fee course of CLP on P2PU
-> Charge ppl to sign-up?

Case Study of 1 Year Collaborative Lesson Planning


-> NY Times Lesson Plan article

How can teachers collaboratively plan lessons to deliver better classes while leaving resources for others to build upon?

My research in CLP started when I was a new English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Japan. I searched online for lesson plans and other resources I could use for my classes but was frequently frustrated by what I found, or, more importantly, did not find. I then made my own lesson (e.g. months of the year), which EFL teachers have taught before. I was re-inventing the wheel.

I feel this was a waste of my time. As Eric S. Raymond writes in "How to Become a Hacker", "No problem should ever have to be solved twice." My time would have been better spent tweaking a proven effective lesson plan for my own students. Then I could have fed my work back into the cycle helping EFL teachers around the globe.

I do not want other new teachers to repeat my experience. To that end I published virtually all of my lessons from China on Wikiversity (is.gd/kV2gMP) and am collaborating with other users to improve them. I edited a book edition of them published in early 2011 by PediaPress (is.gd/CrQyYp). Additionally I have co-organized two courses on CLP at The Peer 2 Peer University with Dr. Marjorie King and am currently co-organizing a study group there. That is the center for the online discussion about the subject.

At this presentation I hope to share findings about effective ways to implement CLP. I will illuminate best practices and share stories from my work in the field. Then I will outline a simple "how to" for others implementing CLP. Finally I will share the future possibilities and next year's goals for CLP.


Case Study:

Case studies typically examine the interplay of all variables in order to provide as complete an understanding of an event or situation as possible. This type of comprehensive understanding is arrived at through a process known as thick description, which involves an in-depth description of the entity being evaluated, the circumstances under which it is used, the characteristics of the people involved in it, and the nature of the community in which it is located. Thick description also involves interpreting the meaning of demographic and descriptive data such as cultural norms and mores, community values, ingrained attitudes, and motives.

What was supposed to happen?
-> Teachers around the world start developing lesson plans collaboratively.
--> http://en.wikiversity.org/w/index.php?title=User:Charles_Jeffrey_Danoff/Collaborative_Lesson_Planning&oldid=601709

What happened?
-> Paragogy

-> 2 P2PU Courses

-> 1 P2PU Study Group

-> 1 Exhibition

-> 1 Wikiversity Book

-> 1 Wikiversity Resource Page

-> 1 Paper on a Potential CLP Rubric

Next Steps:
* Reach out to scholars, been working with practicioners, time to include researchers.
* Talk to schools directly.
-> Also inroads to meeting people networking for more clients.
* Develop a new course, possibly one for-fee?

the goal of a case study is to offer new variables and questions for
further research




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