Unfortunately illness knocked me for quite the loop this week. In trying to play catch up, but overall outline of this unit I am trying to create has been a bit complicated. I am getting very overwhelmed by big picture. I am trying to pick apart what I can, but sometimes I feel like my brain is just going to explode!
Here’s what I can write out for now:
Context: I am currently tutoring a jr. high student. Her mother requested that her tutoring continue on over the summer. I figured this was a great opportunity to put together a tool that I can actually utilize with my current student. We’ll call her “M.” M is going into 8th grade, but has not been progressing in her math. When I took M on, I assessed her understanding of math, and came to recognize that she was at about a 5th grade level. She was very much a kinetic learner, but could only focus on one activity at a time. M has gaps in her basic math skills. She does not know her times tables very well, and still uses her fingers for basic arithmetic. My goals are to rebuild where those gaps are happening; increase her ability to perform basic arithmetic; and thereby increase her confidence in her mathematical ability.
Constraints: I will be meeting with M once a week. It was 2 during the school year, but that was school. If I incorporate a blended unit, I can have the valuable one and one time, and supplement that with online activities. I am going to set the time for 8 sessions, which would be approximately a 2 month period. I am sure that there are going to be weeks over the summer that we won’t be doing math. I will need to have incentives for M to participate online otherwise M will not do it. Currently, I am just not sure what to use for the motivation. Edmodo does have great badge system… I’m just not sure that M would be all that interested in that. We’ll see.
I feel ill-prepared. But to be perfectly honest, I’m not entirely confident in how all these pieces will fall into place. Feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Here is the link to my rather lame outline using the Unit Design template. Again, feedback (or just outright explanation) is appreciated. It’s been awhile since I’ve done EDET 628! https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1jL3XInh-vgWER5UExZQV9zZjQ/edit?usp=sharing