AEA Module #3 : The CS Standards
You will complete the third module from a set of materials prepared by the state of Iowa Board of Education to help elementary teachers in the state better understand CS and how to apply the CS Framework and Standards when designing CS lessons for elementary students. In those materials you are asked to keep a Reflection Journal. You should answer these reflection questions in a document that you will share with me.
For today's activity please complete the following module:
- Module #3 - Understanding Iowa's Computer Science Standards
It is estimated that this will take around 2 hours depending on how closely you read the material and how much time you spend on answering the questions.
While completing the Module you should take notes about what you experience. Furthermore, you should make sure that you complete the Reflection Journal Activities as they are presented in the materials.
Please complete the following questions.
- What did you write for each of the the Reflection Journal Activites?
- What was the main point point of this training module?
- How did this material fit in with the material we have studied so far this semester?
- Identify and discuss at least one item/topic in the training that you felt added to what you had previously learned this semester. How did it improve your knowledge/learning?
- Identify and discuss at least one item/topic in the training that was a completely new idea or thought for you. How did it improve your knowledge/learning?
As I wrote with the previous AEA learning module, I would expect that a level 4 response will be ~2 pages single spaced. Having said that, I WILL NOT be evaluating your responses based on how long the submission is [So don't feel like you need to play games with spacing and margins to bump up the page length]. But I DO feel like it takes more than 2 or 3 sentences to adequately respond to these writing prompts. Remember, the goal is to show me that you completed the module and can apply what you learned in that module to the topics in this course. If you approach this assignment as "show Dr. Schafer that I learned something" rather than "fill in some words to complete an assignment" then you should do just fine.
You should word process this and produce a PDF of your responses which you will submit via Blackboard. The official deadline is Thursday, April 6th.
This will be "graded" on a scale of 0 to 4 using the following principles:
|4||Your responses are complete and show a strong level of detail and/or depth of thought. It shows that you have taken the time to understand and really think about the question(s).|
|3||Your responses are complete and show acceptable thought, but are lacking in expected detail and/or depth of thought.|
|2||Your respones are lacking in one or more specific elements or indicate that you weren't spending an adequate amount of time thinking about the responses.|
|1||You turned something in but it indicates a complete lack of effort or understanding.|
If I feel that you did not earn a grade of a 4 I will give you that feedback and you will have one week to revise/resubmit.