A Pathway 3rd Badge Plan

Course Grade State the grade you intend to earn in this course and the number of badges you intend to complete. Note any changes from your response in badging pathway #1. Remember:

  • To earn an A in the course, you must earn three (3) project badges and a peer review badge (at least 1 must be a Research Intensive Badge + 2 Additional Project Badges + Peer Review Badge)
  • To earn a B in the course, you must earn two (2) project badges and a peer review badge (1 Research Intensive Badge + 1 Additional Project Badge + Peer Review Badge)
  • To earn a C in the course, you must earn 1 Research Intensive Project Badge  + 1 Peer Review Badge
  • To earn a D in this course, you must earn 1 Research Intensive Project Badge

Badge #3 Description and Rational State the project badge you will work on now. Why did you choose it? What do you hope to learn? What new writing skills or experiences are you looking forward to? What do you think will be most challenging about this badge?

Partnerships State whether you will work on this badge individually or with partners. Do you have partners in mind or would you like me to play badge match-maker? You may work with up to three other students contingent on instructor approval. For most badging pathways, you will each complete Level 1 and Level 2 activities individually and work together on Level 3, although there are some exceptions. I will let you know which activities may be completed as a pair or group.

Necessary Materials List all the materials (hardware, software, books, supplies, transportation, etc.) that you will need to complete this badge. Remember it is your responsibility to buy, borrow, or arrange for these materials and bring them to class each day to complete your work. If you are unprepared for class and cannot work on your badging pathway, you’ll be counted absent for the day.

Badge Timeline Write out your due dates

If you intend to earn an A in the course, you should follow this timeline:

  • Level 1 Activities: Complete by November 17
  • Level 2 Activities: Complete by November 24
  • Level 3 Activities: Complete by December 7
  • Completed Badging Pathway: Submit to Credly by December 7 at midnight.

Question, Comments, or Concerns Write out any questions, comments, or concerns you have about this badging pathway.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to read all links, to notify your instructor immediately if a link is broken, to ask questions if you don’t understand an activity, to come prepared to do your individual or group work in class each day, to get feedback on your work as you progress through levels, and to meet all deadlines.

Email a copy of your badge plan to your instructor at stepwp@uri.edu

 

 

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Primary Research Design

Background Research

  • What have others written or studied about this topic?
  • What are the major ideas or thoughts about your topic?
  • How do you add to this conversation?

Coming up with strong questions

  • Focused and Specific
  • Measurable
  • Interesting Answers that Matter to Others
  • Part of an ongoing converstaon

Collecting Data

  • Data should be able to address the research question
  • Data should be thoughtfully chosen and not cherry-picked
  • Data should be carefully described, both the data set and individual artifacts

Analyzing Data

  • Systematic method for reviewing data
  • Deciding on coding markers related to research question
  • Allowing other coding markers emerge
  • Recording Analysis
  • Visualizing Data with graphs & charts

Discussing Findings

  • What story does this data tell?
  • How does the “story” compare or contrast with your secondary research?
  • Why does it matter? What is the significance of this story?
  • What kinds of research might others do to build your study?

Limitations

  • What are the drawbacks of your study?
  • What worked or didn’t work?
  • How would change the research design next time?

Homework

Continue working on your badging pathways!

 

Creating Snapshots: Showing vs. Telling

What are snapshot moments or scenes?

  • slow time
  • action-oriented
  • dialogue
  • show rather than tell
  • fly-on-the-wall perspective

Skit: Take notes on gesture, body language, feelings that emerge, dialogue, and descriptions of objects

Write up two versions of the skit. The first is exposition– a straight, dry version of what happened. The second is creating a snapshot moment or scene that engages readers in an experience. Here is an example of both:.

Homework

A-pathway folks: Continue working on Level III.

B-pathway people: Write up your badging plan for your second badge.

Course Grade State the grade you intend to earn in this course and the number of badges you intend to complete. Note any changes from your response in badging pathway #1. Remember:

  • To earn an A in the course, you must earn three (3) project badges and a peer review badge (at least 1 must be a Research Intensive Badge + 2 Additional Project Badges + Peer Review Badge)
  • To earn a B in the course, you must earn two (2) project badges and a peer review badge (1 Research Intensive Badge + 1 Additional Project Badge + Peer Review Badge)
  • To earn a C in the course, you must earn 1 Research Intensive Project Badge  + 1 Peer Review Badge
  • To earn a D in this course, you must earn 1 Research Intensive Project Badge

Badge #1 Description and Rational State the project badge you will work on now. Why did you choose it? What do you hope to learn? What new writing skills or experiences are you looking forward to? What do you think will be most challenging about this badge?

Partnerships State whether you will work on this badge individually or with partners. Do you have partners in mind or would you like me to play badge match-maker? You may work with up to three other students contingent on instructor approval. For most badging pathways, you will each complete Level 1 and Level 2 activities individually and work together on Level 3, although there are some exceptions. I will let you know which activities may be completed as a pair or group.

Necessary Materials List all the materials (hardware, software, books, supplies, transportation, etc.) that you will need to complete this badge. Remember it is your responsibility to buy, borrow, or arrange for these materials and bring them to class each day to complete your work. If you are unprepared for class and cannot work on your badging pathway, you’ll be counted absent for the day.

Badge Timeline Write out your due dates

If you intend to earn an B in the course, you should follow this timeline:

  • Level 1 Activities: Complete by November 7
  • Level 2 Activities: Complete by November 16
  • Level 3 Activities: Complete by December 7
  • Completed Badging Pathway: Submit to Credly by December 7 at midnight.

Question, Comments, or Concerns Write out any questions, comments, or concerns you have about this badging pathway.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to read all links, to notify your instructor immediately if a link is broken, to ask questions if you don’t understand an activity, to come prepared to do your individual or group work in class each day, to get feedback on your work as you progress through levels, and to meet all deadlines.

Please print a paper copy of your badge plan to bring to class on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claiming Badges and Working Toward Social Justice

Google Drive, create new folder button labeledIn Class:

Set up your Badge Activities in Google Folders as follows:

  • You should have a Google Drive Folder titled Your Badge Pathway (Example “SciCom Badge” or “Social Justice Badge” that contains three (3) subfolders called Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.
  • Put each separate activity in a separate document. Note: Summary/responses are one (1) activity.
  • Make sure each file is named with a description of the activity (i.e. “TED Talk Summary of Clarke” or “Freewrite on Social Justice.”
  • The permissions on all folders should be set so that anyone with the link can view.
  • The permission of all documents should be set so that anyone can comment.
  • Make sure your name and the names of any collaborators are listed on all documents. Note: If you would like to protect your anonymity on the web, please use a pseudonym in your Google Documents. Email me with your chosen pseudonym and use the same pseudonym for Credly.

Set up a Credly account

  • Make an individual account on Credly.com with either your URI email address or a personal address. Again, you welcome to choose a pseudonym to protect your anonymity on the web.
  • Save your username and password in a safe location.
  • Click the link in your email to activate that account. <– Don’t skip this step!
  • Input the correct claim code for your badge. The claim code is available in the badging pathway. Make sure to use the correct instructor.
  • Go back to your main Badge Pathway folder (not the subfolders) and copy the weblink. (Go to “share” and “get sharable link”).
  • Under “attach evidence,” click on the link button and paste a link to your main badging pathways folder (not the subfolder) so that you are submitting all folders and documents as evidence for claiming the badge.
  • Click on “claim this credit.”
  • Note: Social Justice badgers have 48 hours after their teach-in to submit their materials for the Cred.ly applications. Students on the B pathway have until October 26 at noon to submit their first badge.

Social Justice Teach-in (35 minutes)

Homework:

Students on the B-pathway, continue working on your 1st badge. You have 9 days until your badging pathway is due on October 26th at noon.

Students on the A-pathway, even those who are waiting to do their social justice presentations, should complete a new badging pathway plan for their second badge. In your badging pathway plan, please use section headers and include the following sections:

Course Grade State the grade you intend to earn in this course and the number of badges you intend to complete. Note any changes from your response in badging pathway #1. Remember:

  • To earn an A in the course, you must earn three (3) project badges and a peer review badge (at least 1 must be a Research Intensive Badge + 2 Additional Project Badges + Peer Review Badge)
  • To earn a B in the course, you must earn two (2) project badges and a peer review badge (1 Research Intensive Badge + 1 Additional Project Badge + Peer Review Badge)
  • To earn a C in the course, you must earn 1 Research Intensive Project Badge  + 1 Peer Review Badge
  • To earn a D in this course, you must earn 1 Research Intensive Project Badge

Badge #1 Description and Rational State the project badge you will work on now. Why did you choose it? What do you hope to learn? What new writing skills or experiences are you looking forward to? What do you think will be most challenging about this badge?

Partnerships State whether you will work on this badge individually or with partners. Do you have partners in mind or would you like me to play badge match-maker? You may work with up to three other students contingent on instructor approval. For most badging pathways, you will each complete Level 1 and Level 2 activities individually and work together on Level 3, although there are some exceptions. I will let you know which activities may be completed as a pair or group.

Necessary Materials List all the materials (hardware, software, books, supplies, transportation, etc.) that you will need to complete this badge. Remember it is your responsibility to buy, borrow, or arrange for these materials and bring them to class each day to complete your work. If you are unprepared for class and cannot work on your badging pathway, you’ll be counted absent for the day.

Badge Timeline Write out your due dates

If you intend to earn an A in the course, you should follow this timeline:

  • Level 1 Activities: Complete by October 21
  • Level 2 Activities: Complete by October 28
  • Level 3 Activities: Complete by November 10
  • Completed Badging Pathway: Submit to Credly by November 10 at midnight

Question, Comments, or Concerns Write out any questions, comments, or concerns you have about this badging pathway.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to read all links, to notify your instructor immediately if a link is broken, to ask questions if you don’t understand an activity, to come prepared to do your individual or group work in class each day, to get feedback on your work as you progress through levels, and to meet all deadlines.

Please print a paper copy of your badge plan to bring to class on Thursday.

 

Peer Review Conferences

Screen shot of peer review demonstration video recording
Click here to watch the Peer Review Demo Video that we recorded live from class on 10/12/17

In-class:

  • Peer Review Conference Resource
  • Bless, Press, and Address
  • Peer Review Demo and Fishbowl
    • What do you notice about the writer’s role?
    • What do you notice about the reviewer’s role?
    • What kind of information did the writer offer that was useful?
    • What kind of responses did the reviewer offer that was useful?
    • What percentage of the conference focused on higher order concerns of audience, purpose, context, medium, strategies, arrangement? What percentage of the conference focused on lower order concerns such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting?
  • Exit Slips

Homework

Note: Your instructor will provide response to design plans and research proposals through Friday afternoon. Students who do not submit those plans by Friday at noon will head toward the B pathway.

Finish your badging pathway.  All students on the A pathway, with the exception of Social Justice badgers, should be ready to electronically submit all Level I,II, and III materials Tuesday in class. Social Justice badgers will submit within 48 hours of their teach-in.