You will work on your semester plan all during the semester.

For Portfolio One, you submitted a semester plan proposal

For Portfolio Two, you will submit the following parts of your 18-week semester plan: (Note--If you are working in a group, I've indicated which of the items below need to be done by each individual in the group. If I say "individual or group," each individual does not have to complete that task, though we assume that all individuals in a group are participating in and contributing to the group effort.)

See the longer explanation of the semester plan.

Note: For portfolio two, the semester plan work that you submit will be work in progress. In other words, your portfolio two will show the work you have done so far on the semester plan. The elements listed below are a reasonable representation of what would demonstrate your group's serious engagement in the semester plan project.

The portfolio will offer an overview of the work-in-progress for your 18-week semester plan, including:

  • A calendar, spreadsheet, or graphic organizer of your units for all 18 weeks, organized by essential and unit questions (individual or group)
  • Student Learning Goals and Objectives for your semester plan (individual or group)
  • At least one integrated unit in progress including several assignments with sequenced activities that build to support the unit and essential questions (which are explained in Intel Teach to Learn, Module 1.38-1.48).
    • You may want to use the Intel Teach to Learn "Unit Plan Template" (Module 1.08-1.09, and available on the Intel CD).
    • As you work on your units, you will want to use the guidance in Module 1.15-1.22
    • See also the Sample Unit Plan
  • A Works Cited that documents all of your sources in MLA style

For Portfolio Three you will submit the final version of the semester plan: (Note--If you are working in a group, I've indicated which of the items below need to be done by each individual in the group. If I say "individual or group," each individual does not have to complete that task, though we assume that all individuals in a group are participating in and contributing to the group effort.)

  • An overview of the 18-week semester plan (week by week): revised from portfolio two (individual or group)
  • Student Learning Goals and Objectives for the semester: revised from portfolio two (individual or group)
  • Unit Plan Summaries for all units included in the semester plan. These units will each include several assignments with sequenced activities that build to support the unit and essential questions. You may use the Intel Teach to Learn "Unit Plan Template" (Module 1.08-1.09). You may include here the unit plans created for portfolio two (revised as appropriate) (individual or group)
  • Detailed minute-by-minute lesson plans and supporting materials (prompts, handouts, visuals, rubrics, etc.) for the equivalent of 20 hours of classroom instruction
  • A Works Cited of all sources used for ideas and/or actual language for lesson plans, pedagogical choices, etc. (individual)

Please remember that BOTH the minute-by-minute plans and EACH unit plan summary must demonstrate:

  • Meaningful sequencing of activities (scaffolded learning)
  • Teaching of writing as process (discovery, drafting, revision, collaboration, peer review, student/teacher conferencing, editing, publishing, etc.)
  • Accommodations for special needs, ESL, and GT populations
  • Formative (in process) and summative (final) assessment. Provide examples of different assessment strategies
  • WAC/writing to learn/writing in a subject area appropriate to grade level
  • Incorporation of technology as a means to foster learning

Assignments and Evaluation