Final weeks for Reading and Writing students

Let's remember the assessment criteria first:

20% for participation and interaction

20% for the demo-lesson

20% for the project work

10% for the individual written reflection

30% for the Final Exam

We are approaching to the end of the course, so let's discuss the reflection and the final exam.

Individual Written Reflection - 10%

The aim of this task is to see what you think you have been doing throughout the course. To reflect on your own experience means to:

  • to recall all lessons, activities, your own demo-lesson, your own project presentation, as well as those of your teammates and classmates
  • to read the feedback provided for your lesson (in the telegram chat we have ALL padlets we have ever worked in)
  • to think what you did great, to write about the great things happened in this course
  • to think what you did wrong, to write about unsuccessful attempts you took in this course
  • to think about how these exercises (demo-lessons and project presentations) helped or not in your own teaching career (which started already)
  • to think about your future: will you use these exercises or something we have covered in the lessons in your future classroom? or maybe you already use them?

Answer these questions in 1000 words. The format is free. Please send the worddoc only to my corporate mail (rizabek.tenizov@sdu.edu.kz).

Deadline is April, 30.

You will get marks for this:

  • 5% for the content (your own ideas, answers to the questions above)
  • 3% for the use of English (grammar, punctuation, vocabulary)
  • 2% for the references to the padlets (for example: I think I am good at designing presentations. In the padlet feedback to my lesson some students wrote "The design is great")

Final Exam

Since this is the Reading and Writing course, I want you to read and write. I will make it as easy as I can for you. So:

  1. Read the article in the telegram chat (Article by Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves, two very powerful educators of our time). It is quite long, but very interesting.
  2. Write an essay in 1000 words, discussing this article from the position of a future teacher. Answer these questions to get the ideas of what to write about:
  • What is the main idea of the article? What do the authors say about professional learning and development of teachers? Do you agree to this?
  • Why is the article named "Bringing the profession back?" Do you think that it's relevant in Kazakhstan? Do we need to bring the profession back? Do we need to improve education?
  • How would you personally improve education in KZ?
  • What kind of teacher will you be in the future? Do you already teach now? What kind of teaching methods do you use or will you use? Why?
  • Do you think your students will benefit from your classes? Do you think you will change their lives? How? Why?
  • What was the teacher that changed YOUR OWN life like? Why did they (he or she) change your life? How?

You will be given marks for this (out of 30 points maximum):

10 points for the text analysis: the ideas from the article that you will write

10 points for the independent analysis: situation in KZ, your own future teacher career

10 points for the use of English: grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, structure

Send me a worddoc only to my corporate mail.

You can send a draft to me, if it is good, then I will give you a mark and take it as a final version. But if I have some comments, I will return it to you with feedback.

Draft deadline: April, 30, 23:59

Final deadline: May, 7, 23:59

Each day after the final deadline will take 5% out of your mark.

If you are satisfied with 25/30 for the final, you may choose this option.

If (example):

18 for participation

20 for demo lesson

20 for presentation

58/60 => 95%

10 for reflection

25 for the автомат final

35/40 => 87%

93/100 => 93% => A