T3 May: Unit Review Ideas

With finals week just around the corner, teachers are beginning to wrap up the semester with activities that sum up themes and concepts from this year. At this May T3 meeting, we specifically discussed different types of study guides and review games. Here is a snippet from our collaborative session: Study Guides & Practice Tests: … Continue reading T3 May: Unit Review Ideas

T3 April: Teaching with Maps

Sarah shared a wealth of knowledge in cartography and free resources available to educators. We shared PBS map frustrations (which we learned not all was lost), ogled over the potential in Google Arts & Culture 360° walkthroughs, but mostly I was amazed by how seamlessly she facilitated conversations that allowed departments from Religion, Geo-History, and World Languages to connect over the topic of "Teaching with Maps".

T3 February: What’s Working?

In past T3 meetings, we've never had a good chunk of time dedicated to talking about the work that our teachers are doing in the classroom, so this month, we focused solely on sharing what has been working well. Creativity Assign projects that create a sense of self by: Mr. Kris Koller, Religious Studies Department … Continue reading T3 February: What’s Working?

T3 November: That Gut Feeling

I was really nervous about this reflective T3 meeting. Not because I had run through the schedule 10 times too few or that I didn't practice reciting my lines every day on my drive to work, but because, I never really know who or what to expect at T3 meetings. What if no one shows … Continue reading T3 November: That Gut Feeling

T3 October: Literacy Strategies

On October 25, 2017, 11 of us gathered in Room 124 to discuss literacy (reading, writing, listening, speaking) strategies that teachers from any department could use. Add yourself to the Schoology course to join in on the conversations: 8TGGV-7R5F3. What is literacy and why does it matter? Reading, writing, speaking, listening. Whether you teach English or … Continue reading T3 October: Literacy Strategies

T3 August: Start of the School Year

On August 16, 2017, a couple of us gathered in the library to talk about ways we start the school year. Add yourself to the Schoology course to join the conversations: 8TGGV-7R5F3. New things that teachers are trying in their classrooms: Classroom jobs - Natalie is assigning roles for systematic task automation. Here's an example … Continue reading T3 August: Start of the School Year

Six Skills to Enhance Collaboration

Written by: Colette Roche Together we create an ever better O’Dowd.  Here are six skills to consider as we work on our curriculum during faculty collaboration. 1. COMMUNICATION It’s hard to collaborate without good communication.  Good communication means making assumptions and expectations explicit. It means understanding your role and expressing yourself clearly and respectfully. 2. … Continue reading Six Skills to Enhance Collaboration