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LINCspring Cycles List
Cycle Objective Artifact/Portfolio Evidence
Building a PAACC Mindset Teachers and leaders will reflect on their current mindset around learning and technology implementation, then use a template to set new PAACC aligned goals for their classes to increase Personalization, Agency, Audience, Creativity, and Connectivity. PAACC plan for reimagined lesson
Empowering Students through Shared Visioning Teachers and leaders will reflect upon the student perception of learning and assumptions about learning roles, then design an activity to engage students in shared visioning around 21C learning and teacher/learner responsibility. Shared visioning activity
Collaborative Class Contract Teachers and leaders will reflect upon current mindset around technology and responsible use, then design an activity to collaborate with students on a class contract. Class contract
21st Century Professional Development Planning Teachers will build a personalized learning plan, setting goals for cycle or playlist completion, class visits, and badges or microcredentials. Personalized PD document
Building and Supporting 21st Century Professional Learning Communities Teachers and leaders will explore their internal structures of professional development support and form or maximize use of professional learning communities. PLC structure document
The Why and What of Blended Learning Teachers and leaders will explore the blended learning models from the standpoint of solving prominent classroom challenges, focusing on the why and defining key concepts. Blended learning design plan
Formative Assessment Teachers will reflect on understanding and current use of formative assessment, choose a formative assessment tool, and try it in their class using a planning template. Lesson plan using formative assessment
Empowered Assessment through Student Conferences Teachers will use a conference template and a rotation model to plan for in-class academic conferences with students. Student conference log
Playlist in Action Teachers and leaders will explore the Playlist model of blended learning through a watch-through reflection, then tinker with ideas to reinvent a lesson using the Playlist model. Playlist mockup
Station Rotation in Action Teachers and leaders will explore the Station Rotation model through a watch-through reflection, then tinker with ideas to reinvent a lesson using the Station Rotation model. Station Rotation lesson
Whole Group Rotation in Action Teachers and leaders will explore the Whole Group (Lab) Rotation model of blended learning through a watch-through reflection, then tinker with ideas to reinvent a lesson using the Whole Group Rotation model. Whole Group Rotation lesson
Flipped Learning in Action Teachers and leaders will explore the flipped learning model through a watch-through reflection, then tinker with ideas to reinvent a lesson using the flipped model. Reimagined flipped lesson
Blended Learning Model Overview Teachers and leaders will explore the different blended learning models and use a template to identify the best fit instructional models to start with. Blended lesson plan
Our Learning Stories Teachers and Leaders will reflect upon their own perspectives and beliefs about learning, their stories as learners, identifying opportunities and strategies for mindset shift. Learning stories student activity
21st-Century Classroom Environment Teachers will plan for use of routines and structures to try in their class for effective management of a blended environment. Class management plan
Building Agency through Student Choice Teachers will plan a choice-based activity using a Playlist template. Playlist with choice
Planning for Authentic Audience Teachers will explore tools and strategies to build an authentic audience then select one to try in their class. Lesson plan with audience tool
Planning for Connectivity and Collaboration Teachers will explore tools and strategies to build connectivity and collaboration within and beyond their class, then apply one in their class. Lesson plan using collaboration platform and rubric
Intro to Project-Based Learning – Inquiry Teachers will use of modify a template for a standards aligned inquiry learning experience providing choice to students for creatively demonstrating their learning. PBL inquiry lesson
Planning for Flipped Instruction Teachers will explore the benefits of the Flipped model and plan for either an out of class or in-class flip. Flipped lesson plan
Station Rotation with Online Discussion Teachers will explore the use of online discussion tools to hear all student voices, then use a template and rubric to create an online discussion lesson in their class. Station Rotation or WGR with online discussion plan; discussion rubric
Station Rotation with Digital Creativity & Collaboration Teachers will explore the use of the digital station for creativity and collaboration, then use a template to plan for a station rotation with creativity focus. Station Rotation with digital creativity plan; creativity rubric
Station Rotation with In-Class Flip Teachers will explore the use of the digital station for direct instruction then use a template to plan for a station rotation with in-class flip for direct instruction. Station Rotation with digital direct instruction plan
Station Rotation with Digital Practice Teachers will explore digital curriculum that offers adaptive or semi-adaptive practice, then plan a rotation lesson using a template to implement a digital practice station. Station Rotation with digital practice station plan
Whole Group Rotation Teachers will explore and plan for a whole-group rotation using a lesson template and hyperdoc. WGR lesson plan with hyperdoc
Tech Inventory: Toolbox Essentials Teachers will explore tools and build their core toolbox of essential digital spaces for effective blended practice. Toolbox document
Assessment Tools Teachers will reflect on the current use of apps that facilitate formative assessment, explore new assessment tools, and try a new tool in their class to generate formative data. Assessment lesson plan with use of new tool
Digital Toolbox – LMS Teachers will explore the various tools within most learning management systems then select a new tool within their LMS or a new LMS to try in their class. LMS planning sheet
Onboarding and Supporting Students Teachers will design an activity to bring students into a new digital environment or the use of a new digital tool, structuring a process of skill building and expectation setting for support. Onboarding activity
Connectivity in Project-Based Learning Teachers will explore tools and strategies to build connectivity and collaboration within and beyond their class to allow students to find answers and resources to their driving questions. Lesson plan to use a new connectivity tool
Shared Visioning for Effective Project-Based Learning Teachers will help students reflect upon traditional learning compared to project-based learning, then design an activity to engage students in shared visioning around PBL in their class. Student reflection activity
Formative Assessment in Project-Based Learning Teachers will reflect on understanding and current use of formative assessment for project-based learning (PBL), choose a formative assessment tool, and try it in their class using a planning template. PBL plan with formative assessment tool
Project-Based Learning Assessment through Student Conferences Teachers will use a PBL conference template and a rotation model to plan for in-class academic conferences with students to increase student agency. PBL student conference log
Design Thinking for Project-Based Learning Teachers will explore the design thinking process and plan for use of design thinking in their PBL unit planning. Design thinking problem definition and ideation plan
Project-Based Learning in a Blended Classroom Teachers will explore the use of the digital station for creativity and collaboration in a PBL unit, then use a template to plan for a Station Rotation with creativity focus. Blended learning lesson plan
Project-Based Learning Sustained Inquiry via Playlist Teachers and leaders will explore building sustained inquiry using research playlists. Sustained inquiry hyperdoc playlist
PAACC-Based Project-Based Learning Teachers and leaders will reflect on their current practice in incorporating PAACC components into PBL planning, then use a template to increase Personalization, Agency, Audience, Creativity, and Connectivity. PAACC goal setting for PBL planning
Planning for Authenticity in PBL Teachers will explore tools and strategies to build an authentic task and authentic audience for project-based learning. PBL plan for authentic task and audience
Unpacking Standards to Align Project-Based Learning Teachers will “unpack” a standard to align it to project tasks in a PBL unit, and help students reframe the learning outcome in student facing language. Unpacked standard with PBL task alignment
Differentiation with Schoology Grouping Teachers and leaders will explore various grouping strategies and Schoology as a differentiation tool through grouping and differentiated assignments. Flexible grouping plan
Increasing Connectivity & Agency with Schoology Discussion Features Explore using Schoology to design dynamic discussions to build connectivity and agency in the community of learners. Discussion icebreaker activity
Increasing Personalization and Agency Using Schoology Student Completion Rules Teachers and leaders will explore the student completion rules feature in Schoology that will allow teachers to create self-paced learning playlists for students. Student completion rules plan