Yesterday I had an observation day with my mentor.
It was fantastic! Knowing that I am there for an ICT placement, she had created an activity for the IWB using ActivInspire which is Promethean software for the IWB (I think).
I’ve downloaded the software myself from the link above so that I have it on my own laptop to create flip charts and activities on the IWB when I am teaching… how cool!
I also am exceptionally glad I used the History Year 2 content descriptor:
The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past(ACHHK044)
for my assignment 2 unit plan as that is going to be the focus during my placement AND there is an excursion built in to the unit (just like in my unit plan) but the teacher’s planning the unit – 2 x classroom teachers, the librarian and the art teacher planning in unison (It’s an IB school and this is a Unit of Inquiry) had very limited content knowledge of the local history but thanks to my assignment research, I DID!! I was able to be helpful instead of a hinderance before I even began placement!
I’m taking my unit plan in on Monday so that we can use it to plan the unit further and I will not only get University feedback on the unit plan as an assignment, I will get practicing teacher’s feedback on its practical use as well! How exciting!