Course 4: Final Project


As we finish up the last structured course in COETAIL, it’s time to start thinking about all that you’ve learned (from the course, from each other, from your own exploration) and how you can put that learning into action in your own practice.

Course 5, as you know, is all about you re-designing a unit from the ground up to embed technology meaningfully and authentically as a means to enhancing learning. Please make sure you read the Course 5 Expectations unit in this course (it's the last unit) so you have a good understanding of what you will be expected to do in Course 5.  We promise, taking the time to think about Course 5 now will save you lots of time in the long run (and probably lots of stress!).

You will have two options for your Course 4 project, please use the tabs to learn more about each option.

Good luck!

Option 1: You already know what you would like to do for your Course 5 project.

If you already know what you would like to do for your Course 5 project. Create a UbD planner (feel free to use this new and improved template!), embed it into your blog post, and in that same post, respond to the questions below.

  1. Why do you think this unit is a good possibility for your Course 5 project?
  2. What are some of your concerns about redesigning this unit?
  3. What shifts in pedagogy will this new unit require from you?
  4. What skills and/or attitudes will this new unit require from your students?

Because the Course 5 project is so intensive, taking the time to plan your unit in Course 4, could be a very valuable use of this course. Going into Course 5, already knowing what you plan to do with your students, should help you make the best use of your time during Course 5, so that you are able to complete the project successfully.

Option 2. You're not sure what you would like to do for your Course 5 project.

In a blog post, describe a minimum of two or maximum of three options you have in mind for your Course 5 project.

For each of the(2 – 3) options you share, answer the following questions in your blog post:

  1. Describe the project: What will your students do?
  2. How does this project reflect your learning from COETAIL?
  3. What goals do you hope to achieve with this project?
  4. Why do you think this unit is a good possibility for your Course 5 project?
  5. What are some of your concerns about redesigning this unit?
  6. What shifts in pedagogy will this new unit require from you?
  7. What skills and/or attitudes will this new unit require from your students?

This project is meant to help you begin planning for Course 5. You are by no means obligated to stick to the options that you list here. We hope, though, that this will help get you started in collecting your thoughts and ideas. It’s also a great way to get feedback from other people in your cohort before you begin.

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