- Discussion Thread (9% of grade)
o Discussion threads in the online portion of the course are worth 20 points. For successful completion, students must post a detailed response to the prompt that shows thoughtful analysis of the issue. Students must also respond to at least one other student's post.
- Blogs (9% of grade)
o Blog responses in the online portion of the course are worth 20 points. Blog responses must be 2-3 paragraphs in length and show a detailed analysis of the issue presented. Students must also respond to at least one other student’s blog post to get credit.
- Project-Based Learning Assignment (9% of grade)
o For this assignment, students must upload a photo that shows the successful completion of a project-based learning activity. Students must then detail the knowledge needed to complete this project-based activity and how they gained the knowledge. The written portion of the assignment should be included in the comment field of dropbox. This is a 20 point assignment.
- Brain-Based Learning Assignment (9% of grade)
o After reading through the PDF attachment in the lesson, students must create a word document that addresses two of the twelve principles that are new to them. How does knowledge about these two specific principles that the student hasn’t really thought about before impact how an individual would facilitate learning in a SmartLab? Add any additional analysis about the application of these two specific principles while facilitating in an environment like a SmartLab.
o When completing word documents, please upload the file by clicking on "Show Dropbox" in the bottom right-hand portion of the screen in the Learning Management System (LMS). Then choose the file from your computer for upload. This is a 20 point assignment.
- Assessment Activity (13% of grade)
o Students must review the three attached assessment templates in the LMS titled “Self-Reflection”, “Presentation Template”, and “Journal Template”. Then for completion of this assignment, students will choose one of the templates and redesign it to meet their own specifications. What would you add to the template, what might you remove from the template? Once students have done this for one of the power points, upload the assignment to dropbox. In the comment field, students will list what they’ve added, what they’ve removed, and explain why they made those decisions. This is a 30 point assignment.
- Experiencing a Learning Launcher (5% of grade)
o Students must review 3 different learning launchers found in the LMS. After carefully reading through the launchers focusing on the different “what you should know” section, “do it” sections, and “extend yourself” section, students must complete a short answer and essay quiz demonstrating knowledge about how Learning Launchers are written and how students learn by using them. This is a 10 point assignment.
- SmartLab Facilitator Competency Checklist (46% of grade)
o To receive full credit for the live face to face training sessions, the NDCDE instructor must sign off on all the required competencies that have been observed. These observations will occur as the facilitator works through Learning Launchers on their own and as they work in a live classroom with students. The competency checklist is attached. This competency checklist makes up 100 points of the course grade.