What action(s) might you take in order to prepare for online and blended learning? 

  • Relationship with student: I believe in the power it can bring to classroom when a teacher you have a trustworthy relationship with your students. Therefore, it is great to know that I will start this school year with student in classroom. Therefore, I would like to use the face to face time to create the relationship with the students.
  • Set up norms: In the online teaching environment, it is more challenging in term of classroom management. Therefore, I would like to establish the class norms with students in the beginning of the year and reinforce them when needed. If online learning happens again, I will review the norms with students and ensure a learning friendly environment for students.
  • Clear goals: In online learning students may left behind because they are not clear about the goals of each lesson or each unit. Therefore, I will clearly state each lesson’s goal with students so they know what I required from them and where they will be. Per school requirement, I will share this with students each cycle.

Considering your previous experience with online learning, what are your instructional strengths & areas for growth? 

I hold Zoom meetings with students almost every lesson as scheduled in school. Break out rooms are used a lot by me and my students and myself really enjoyed using this function. This function gives students opportunity for collaboration, at the same time gives the teacher an opportunity to supervise the discussion without students preparing for it. Another growth of myself is providing timely feedbacks for students. I do not let the students wait more than one hour normally to give them feedbacks. There was also a lot of one-one meetings during online learning to give students feedbacks and answering their questions. After any assessment, I will stay after Zoom meeting to explain to the students of my comments if they don’t quite understand. Last but not least to mention is the ability of using technology, I learned how to record lessons and using voice recording function in PowerPoint. Quizlet was also applied a lot in my CAL lessons. I am planning to use Menti in this school year.

Using the 5Cs of online learning, what goals might you set for yourself in anticipation of future online instruction?  

I would like to work on Clarify in this year. Because this year school sets a very clear requirement that we need to post a cycle plan in DX therefor I need to plan ahead for my students. Ensure that students are clear of my expectations will facilitate the students for a better academic achievement. I will discuss the unit objective with my students and ensure every student understand the objectives. Before each assessment, I will check students understanding of the criteria again. Rather than clarifying the learning objectives, I will clearly define the expectations for behavior in the online environment or the classroom environment.

 How might you achieve these goals? Who might you reach out to for support? 

I will collaborate within my team to ensure I have a clear and same understanding of the objectives of each unit. If there is question, I may also seek help from my CAL or Director of Chinese who are always so helpful. I will review the PD documents about COLO to reinforce my understanding. Rather than that, I will also check with students to see if they understand the learning objectives and assessment criteria well.

If you had a magic wand, what might the 5Cs of online learning look like in your classroom? 

Students follow direction and motivated in learning. They attend class with preparation and they truly participated in class. Students also collaborate in their group and everyone contributes with a respectful manner. As a teacher, I clearly state the learning objectives and assessment criteria. Therefore, students know where they are going. At this crisis time, I would like to fully support my student’s emotional stability, they can ask for my help any time they needed. Students are being effective and efficient learner and achieve that best potential as learner at the same time being happy and take care of their well-being.

2019-20 Goals

Name and Position: 

Zhi (Wesley) Zheng 

HS Chinese teacher 

7Cs Professional Growth Goal (to be completed after comp Professional Growth Self Reflection): 

I would like to work on the following:

  1. To summarize big ideas at the end of lessons and review them periodically.
  2. To make explicit connections between lessons.
  3. To ensure assignments require students to build on prior learning.

Which of the 7Cs will you work on this year?  Why?  

Consolidate 

I chose consolidate because after I filled out the professional growth pre-survey, I found that this is my weakness and I would like to work on this.  I would like to make more connections between my lessons and to help student transfer their prior knowledge to new knowledge. 

Action Steps:  Resources Needed  Evidence of Completion (deliverable showing completion of action step)  Will be completed by (date) 
Student feedback  Find a time to collect feedback from student  Dates collected from students if I make connections between lessons.    1st quarter 
Peer evaluation To find a time to meet with my colleagues  Show my colleagues what I have done to sharp my consolidate skill and hear feedbacks from them.    2nd quarter 
Professional meeting  To talk with a professional  Show the professional what I have changed in the school year and see if there is any further change I may need to make.    3rd quarter 
          

Welcome!

Welcome to your Professional Learning Blog! This is a place for you to post your goals, and reflect on them throughout the year.

  • Decide on your goal, perhaps in consultation with your colleagues or principal, and create a post to share with this online professional learning community that you are now a part of! Categorise this post in Goal Setting. Set your goal by considering:
    • Self-assessment and reflection based on new teacher standards  (Tripod 7Cs)
    • Previous or new observation data from peers and principals
    • Student surveys (online surveys developed and aligned with 7C’s)
  • Identify colleagues, coaches, principals etc. that will play a supporting role in achieving your goal, and invite them to view and comment on your post. Encourage them to bookmark your blog and visit regularly.
  • Throughout the year, collect and share evidence to support your progress. Categorise these posts in Reflection.
  • Encourage your colleagues to share your learning journey by engaging with your blog. In return, engage with their blog (and others across the School)
  • You may also like to share work that your students have created or your own professional achievements that may not be directly related to your goal setting. This is encouraged! Categorise these posts as Showcase.

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