Student Teacher

Description

Overview:
I have used this project as a summative assessment at the end of the school year for many years across two grade levels (6th and 8th). It has taken multiple formats as my students choose the medium that they utilize.
Subject:
Music, English Language Arts, Composition and Rhetoric, Language, Grammar and Vocabulary, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature
Level:
Middle School, High School
Material Type:
Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Student Guide
Time Required:
Multiday
Author:
Date Added:
07/09/2020
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Interactivity Type:
Expositive

Comments

JAMES BURNEY on Dec 11, 03:09pm

This assignment is the start of a good assessment. In 8th grade, poetic elements are taught but the most important thing that is missing is how the language and the poetic elements impact the tone and theme and for those of you fussing about cultural relevance...that is not addressed in the ELA standards. this project does allow students to express themselves and be proud because it is the "Music of my life", meaning they can talk about what is relevant to them. I like that they are not collaborating. That makes it a great assessment. We don't typically collaborate on summative assessment even if it is authentic like this one and not a standard test. We are watering down curriculum too much. We have to stick to the standards and hold the students accountable for learning them.

Jill Groff on Nov 09, 01:23pm

As a member of the Culturally Relevant Teaching Hub Academy, I feel that this resource has the beginnings of analysis to build critical consciousness of power, equality and justice. It does not yet contain sections to value the identity of each student. The overview mentions connecting the project to an essential question such as "How can we encourage positive change in our society"? Is the class engaging in conversations about definitions and reviewing examples for positive social change? is the assignment framed in exploring music as a powerful agent for social change in conjunction with understanding poetic elements? Have the students analyzed the power of diction/do they all have an understanding of the power words wield?

How is the class defining "meaningful"? A few examples are provided, such as how music evokes memories of 'someone special' or a 'struggle you overcame', but music has such rich cultural significance, and this assignment has much potential, but it touches the surface of what it could accomplish. The project is engaging/would capture most students' interest, but there is an opportunity for deeper connection. I like Cindy's suggestion of offering an option to collaborate, though that would not work for all students because some of our connections to music are quite personal/private.

This resource technically compares multiple perspectives, but does not address traditionally marginalized ones. The resource also does not yet present a lens of critical consciousness that also explicitly names why multiple perspectives have been historically excluded.

Also, this resource should consider accessibility in that it does not address students who may be hearing impaired. The assignment may be modified to accommodate all learners.

Brittney Hill on Nov 04, 02:50pm

As a member of the Culturally Relevant Teaching Academy; I propose that this resource has the beginnings of analysis to build critical consciousness of power, equality and justice. It does not yet contain sections to value the identity of each student. In addition; this resource strongly compares multiple perspectives, including traditionally marginalized ones. The resource does not yet present a lens of critical consciousness that also explicitly names why multiple perspectives have been historically excluded

Cindy Urbanski on Oct 05, 09:14am

As a member of the Culturally Relevant Teaching Hub Academy I was excited to see how much choice students have in this project. They get to pick 5 songs that are important to them. In the description, I saw that these songs are sometimes linked to the theme of "change in our society" and sometimes an essay is required to explain how the songs show this theme, however, I didn't see any of that in the actual assignment. I think this assignment has massive potential for getting students thinking critically about power, equality and justice, but also their own identity through the songs they choose. They simply need some modeling for that kind of critical thinking and then be asked to do so. I also think this project could be improved upon by making it collaborative so that students could see multiple perspectives and think of ways to represent all of that.

Cindy Urbanski
on Oct 05, 09:06am Evaluation

Engagement: Strong (2)

This resource does not yet build critical consciousness or value the identity of the student.

Cindy Urbanski
on Oct 05, 09:06am Evaluation

Accuracy: Superior (3)

This resource strongly compares multiple perspectives including traditionally marginalized ones. The resource does not yet present a lens of critical consciousness that also explicitly names why multiple perspectives have been historically excluded

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Average Score (3 Points Possible)
Degree of Alignment1.6 (2 users)
Focus2 (2 users)
Engagement2 (3 users)
Evaluation1 (2 users)
Accuracy2.3 (3 users)
Adequacy2 (2 users)
Appropriateness2 (2 users)
Purpose2 (2 users)
Reliability2 (2 users)
Accessibility1.5 (2 users)
Motivation3 (2 users)
Clarity2.5 (2 users)
Usability1 (2 users)

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