Implementation Planning


#21

I feel it is going to take alot of time on my part to familiarize myself with the areas that students will struggle to assist them better. I will keep working at it.


#22

I believe I am set to go. I just need to figure out which class I want to implement it in: Chemistry or Physical Science. I am leaning more towards Chemistry due to the advanced nature of Module 4 (I believe that was the one with the copper reacting with silver nitrate). Physical science isn’t ready for that reaction… yet :).


#23

I’m glad that I have 1:1 chromebooks in most grades and access to a technology lab.


#24

After reviewing my implementation document, I will need time to create a teacher refection form and students’ daily assessment (informative) for individual, peers, and group.I will need to learn how to setup a digital portfolio. I would like to use a pre-test before the first lesson in Module 1 using google form. I know that I have to practice and to review the lessons. I will need time for transition and pacing. I would like to have a computer model for each quarter.


#25

I feel confident in my students ability to try new things without giving up quickly. I think that with more time and practice this summer I will build my confidence more. I am not the type to hold back because of fear of “getting stuck.” I will assist in rolling this out in our middle school and in my heart I believe we will be successful because we will model “real” learning. I am not sure if there are additional supports that I need right now, I have to wait until schools starts.


#26

Students at our school have confidence when it comes to technology. I am starting to have that same confidence. I think that continuing to utilize the online system to practice until school starts will only prepare for as much as it can until it is actually implementation time.


#27

Completing the implementation plan helped me see the big picture of what I am trying to introduce in my classroom this fall. I am so excited that I have a foundation to help my students learn more about science and computer programming. I have been looking into how to introduce computer programming into my science class for a few years but was never able to make it happened because I was unable to connect the two worlds. Now, I feel very strong about introducing computer programming in this way. Making simulations and running them while changing one variable at a time is going to enhance my classroom greatly. Thank you so much for this opportunity!


#28

I am a planner so I feel more confident as to when I will start the first module and what it will take to run it after completing the implementation plan. I am nervous about my skills and being able to help my students. I am also concerned with having enough computers available. It will be an adventure and I think my students will enjoy learning more about computer science.


#29

I do not feel confident in implementing a module effectively, but I have confidence in the ability of the students to help each other troubleshoot and create some original applications of the set modules.


#30

I have no confidence in my ability to implement the CODE in the way it is intended, partially because I am not certain of the intended goals and outcomes for this. I can teach my students to use the program and have them design agents and systems, but to what end? What standard is this supporting and if not which am I leaving out in the month that it will take to get my students through the code lessons.


#31

This is going to be a real challenge. I am going to use the water resources module in Earth Science. Getting the students going on the programming is going to take a ton of time. I have some concerns about my ability to get this going. The standard that it teaches about can be taught better in other ways.


#32

Implementing CODE in my classroom should be fun and it will segue nicely in my Ecology unit. I am not very confident about teaching Module One to my students, but feel confident that it will be a positive teaching and learning experience for not just me but for my students as well.


#33

While this document is very detailed, it is also something that is a work in progress. Having never taught the curriculum before, it is difficult to determine how long it will take to actually complete a module with a class.

I feel that the lesson module guides will be a great foundation for me to get things started, and am comfortable enough with the basic programming levels to get them through module one without any major issues.

I know that I need more personal time working through module 3 to develop my own understanding and confidence. I will likely need to refer back to my training modules several times to make sure I get it right.

I don’t know what extra help I may need from code.org yet - but I am sure I will find things along the way.


#34

I realized that there will be a lot of steps to implementation, particularly because I have Diverse Learners. I feel confident in being able to follow the directions in the modules and that I can also create a culture of “try again” in my classroom. Knowing that I struggled with learning the program will help me to frame my instruction to my students.

I definitely feel like I could use more time working through making models, however, I feel like the more I do, the more comfortable I will become with StarLogo Nova and coding, in general.


#35

is the link to my implementation plan.

I realized that experimenting with one class before implementing it with all the rest in more in my comfort zone. It helps that I am teaching a MESA elective course and have a ready-made group where I can try things out so I can work out the bugs before using the plan on a larger scale.


#36

I am primarily concerned with where to trim 6 weeks of instruction to implement the 20-hour code.org coding unit to give our 7th graders coding basics and then 2-3 weeks for ProjectGUTS modules 1 and 3 (ecosystems). Since we will not get to the ProjectGUTs modules until mid-May, I know I will have to redo everything from scratch to refamiliarize myself with the how-tos since so much time will have passed. I am feeling more comfortable with the code.org segment than the ProjectGUTs modules, but I have not poured over the structured lesson plans work-for-word, so hopefully that will heighten my confidence level . . . that and two more PDs in October and February. I keep reminding myself that kids are digital natives and will take to this much more easily than I have.


#37

I totally agree with your statement about our implementation plan being a work in progress . . . things always unfold differently with students than they do with adults! :smile:


#38

There is truth here. In California, the life science lessons (ecosystems) do not align with current content standards. I am telling myself that this is preparation for NGSS.


#39

I believe that this implementation will be a little challenging in the beginning stages. The more practice I get using this the more it will be easier to implement it into the lesson plans and relay all the information to the students.


#40

I am confident in my students but still think time will be a huge factor!