Setting Up For Success
Use this checklist to make sure you and your students are ready for the most impactful, engaging and inclusive Live RoundTable experience.
Step 1 – Preparation
Leading up to the Live RoundTable…
My students have a foundation of understanding for the discussion:
– They have read the chapters of our current novel / text, or;
– They have gone on the field trip or other out of class experience, or;
– They have watched the video, or;
– They have participated in the Parlay Online RoundTable!
All of my students will have access to a laptop computer or tablet for this Live RoundTable.
I have decided if/how I will use Parlay Points to evaluate student contributions during this Live RoundTable, and I have communicated these expectations to the class.
I have shared this resource on meaningful discussion contributions with my students.
I have asked 1 or 2 students to prepare critical thinking questions for the class to explore.
Step 2 – Before the RoundTable Starts
On the day of the Live RoundTable…
Given class size and available seating, I have arranged my students in a circle or similar “face-to-face” classroom setup.
I have added all of the students to the Live RoundTable, shared the link, or invited them through Google Classroom.
I have allowed 5-10 minutes before the discussion starts for all students to type down the main ideas/points they want to discuss in their “notes” section
I have crafted a live polling question that I would like to use to kick-off the discussion.
Step 3 – Managing the Live RoundTable
During the Live RoundTable…
Step 4 – Analysis and Feedback
After the Live RoundTable…
I have reviewed the class-wide engagement chart (Demo Video)
I have reviewed all of my students’ engagement summaries in the following ways (Demo Video):
– Reviewed their personal notes and adjusted point accordingly.
– Reviewed my private notes from the discussion.
– Provided personalized feedback if/as appropriate to that student.
Step 5 – Repeat!
That’s a wrap!
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