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					Yukon Education Literature
         Circle
   (Part of the Cypher IV Math
       Leadership Project)
      September 26, 2012
 Intended Learning Outcomes
• Use the Blackboard Collaborate online meeting room
  with increasing ease
   –   Get into the meeting room
   –   Run a successful audio setup
   –   Activate your video
   –   Receive a file (and figure out where you put it)
   –   Communicate in the room by:
        • Using the whiteboard tools
        • Using the chat window
        • Turning on and off the “stepped away from the session”
          indicator
        • Use emoticons
        • Put your hand up and down
 Intended Learning Outcomes
         (continued)
• Experience a literature circle in action
  – Observe a modelling of an adaptation of
    the “Say Something” strategy (observe a
    literature circle discussion group.)
  – Experience a book walk/theme walk of the
    literature circle reading selection options
• Send us your top two book choices and
  your top article choice by the end of the
  session
Using Blackboard Collaborate!
• Use the Blackboard Collaborate online meeting room
  with increasing ease
   –   Get into the meeting room
   –   Run a successful audio setup
   –   Activate your video
   –   Receive a file (and figure out where you put it)
   –   Communicate in the room by:
        • Using the whiteboard tools
        • Using the chat window
        • Turning on and off the “stepped away from the session”
          indicator
        • Use emoticons
        • Put your hand up and down
           Getting Started
– Getting Started (p. 7 for the lit. circle leaders)
   • Learning the adaptation of the “Say Something” strategy
– Accept (and find) a file transfer of the Introduction
  to Grand Conversations, Thoughful Responses: A
  Unique Approach to Literature Circles
– Jeanette G. will lead us in a modelling of the “Say
  Something” strategy (p. 8-9 for the lit. circle
  leaders).
– As she describes and engages us in this strategy
  please keep the following “What I Think” reflection
  stems in mind …
            What I Think
• Reading Title: Introduction to Grand
  Conversations Thoughtful Responses:
  A Unique Approach to Literature Circles
  – I was thinking about … because …
  – I was imaging … because …
  – I was feeling … because …
The Process of Compiling The
      Book Collection
• (p.11 - 12 for lit. circle leaders)
  – Quality
  – Good fit
  – Read, read, read!
  – How much?
  – Keep an extra copy for yourself
       Presenting The Book
            Collection
• (p. 12 - for lit. circle leaders)
• Book Walk/Theme Walk
  – Val Collins is going to lead the presentation
    of the book collection beginning with the
    theme “Literacy Across The Curriculum”
   Picking Your Top Choices
• Explore the reading list on your own
  right now
   Picking Your Top Choices
• Write your top 2 book choices and top
  article choice in the chat window.
• Click on the yes checkmark when you
  have this task completed
  – What if I do not get this done right now?
                  Next Time
• Once you receive one of your top choices, do
  some reading.
• Come to the next meeting with a “What I
  Think” reflection stem completed
• Use the same link for the next literature circle
  meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @
  8 PM.
   – For those that are feeling anxious about the
     technology, I will be in the room beginning @ 7
     PM again.
       Wrap-Up: What I Think
• Keeping the intended         • Intended Learning Outcomes
  learning outcomes in            – Use the Blackboard
                                    Collaborate online meeting
  mind complete one of              room with increasing ease
  the following reflection        – Observe a modelling of an
  stems in the chat                 adaptation of the “Say
  window or by raising              Something” strategy
                                    (observe a literature circle
  your hand to speak                discussion group.)
   – I was thinking about …       – Experience a book
     because …                      walk/theme walk of the
   – I was imaging …                literature circle reading
                                    selection options
     because …
                                  – Send us your top two book
   – I was feeling … because        choices and your top article
     …                              choice by the end of the
                                    session
   Picking Your Top Choices
• Try to get this done before you leave
  the meeting room tonight.
  – What do I do if I do not get this done?

				
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