Activities in the Classroom: Practice and Evaluation
To: Teachers seeking graduate credit from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, for the Economic Issues for Teachers course.
Credit: Complete the following in order to obtain 2-hrs credit (letter grade option).
Assignment: Select 2 of the activities included in the Economic Issues for Teachers course to use with your own students.
Plan ahead: Determine where the activities you select best integrate into the curriculum you are currently teaching.
- Become familiar with the activity procedures and debriefing. Modify the debriefing questions as necessary to fit the context of your curriculum while still addressing the targeted economic thinking.
Due: Two months after course completion.
Submit: Send by email to – Ken Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Format: Follow the format below for each of the two activities conducted.
Activity Title: __________________
Date(s) of Activity: __________________
Number of Classes: Number of Students: ________ ________
Grade Level: __________________
Course: Unit of Study: ________ ________
Your evaluation (bulleted paragraphs) should briefly address the following:
- How did you prepare your students for the activity?
- Which content standard(s) were you targeting?
- What content and skills did you think students needed before engaging in the activity?
- Were your students adequately prepared for the activity?
- Were you able to administer the activity effectively?
- Briefly discuss the setup and process of the activity.
- Explain what you would do differently next time.
- Evaluate the debriefing(s).
- What were you trying to accomplish with the debriefing?
- How did the specifics of the experience shape the debriefing?
- Did your students learn anything? What?
- How do you know? What formal or informal assessment?
- How effective was the activity in helping students learn the identified content standard(s) and benchmark(s)?
- Where do you plan to go next?
- What additional instruction do you think necessary before students are ready to demonstrate mastery of targeted standard(s) or benchmark(s).