Single print copy of Lesson Plan and Slide Deck for reference
Paper copies of the Course Outline
Paper copies of the Glossary for those without textbooks
Assignments for alphabetical listing for Glossary Activity - Cut into sections, ready for groups
Paper copies of Personality Assessment tool
If possible, bring smartphone to class to set-up Remind.com texting
Introduction to the class
Introduction to the Course Outline, including policies, grading, plagiarism, etc.
Introduction to the Remind.com texting app
Discussion of instructor availability and office hours
Reviewing the Course Schedule and discussions of how to plan ahead
Icebreaker Activity: Glossary After numbering off into groups of 3, move to sit with new groupmates to receive the alphabetical assignment from the instructor. From the assigned alphabetical range in the Glossary (pages ), choose five (5) key terms or concepts that the group thinks are the most important to teach to the class. Prepare brief speaking notes to use when presenting to the class. These brief speaking notes may include a rewording of the definition, page references within the textbooks, or a list of synonyms and antonyms. Then, nominate a speaker to present to the class what the group has prepared. Groups then take turns presenting to the class the five key concepts that they think their classmates should learn to be successful in the course.
Learning Consolidation & Check-in Activity: Reciprocal Interviewing A Think-Pair-Share activity where students get to interview the instructor. Students pair up with a neighbour to agree on one question they get to ask me. These questions can be about the course, what was covered in class today, or something fun about me as a person. Then, a representative from each group poses this question. I reserve the right to postpone or not answer something.
Next Steps Reminder about reading ahead for the next class. Connecting to the Moodle site and retrieving materials available there.
Ch. 1 in the textbook
Various graphical organizers and information graphics.
HR Stories #1 - Your experience with graphical organizers
A variety of graphical organizers have been uploaded into the LMS folder for Week 1. Look these images over and see if you recognize any from previous work experiences or previous courses.
Write a brief post in the Forum for Week 1 in the LMS about which graphical organizer you have used and in what context.
The goal here is to teach your classmates about how information can be communicated in ways different from the traditional formal essay.