POL Prep Resources
1. A Case of the Monday's and Office Space: "Interview with the Bob's" Scene
2. Go over the agenda for today and tomorrow
3. Review POL Expectations
4. Critique Past Student Examples
A. Critique Tristan's using the ruric: Tristan's Rap (recording) Tristan's rap (lyrics)
B. Check out a few more examples and informally chat about the quality of the example according to the rubric
5. Academic and Cultural Strengths
Thinking Outside the Box On Ways to Contribute Discussion
A. How do these ideas/readings challenge traditional models of education and notions of "success" in school?
B. How does this content inform your understanding of your own intellectual and cultural strengths AND areas for growth? Decide which of Gardner's Intelligences you think you most possess and which you need to work on strengthening AND which of the "roles" from reading #2 that most correspond to you and which you think it would be helpful to you to improve. WHY?
C. What are other ways NOT discussed in these readings that you can contribute to culture? (peer critiquing? unique perspectives/backgrounds?) For example, if you are a hardworking student who focuses exclusively on academics and is not in any clubs, etc... is that a positive contribution? Why/why not?
D. How can you or others bring these ideas INTO POLs?
10:45-11:30: Open Brainstorm time: Complete pages 2 and 4 of the PLANNING PACKET
GOAL: Coming out of this you should be able to identify at least 3 key strengths in your academic and cultural contributions and LINK/COLLEGE at Animas and SUPER SPECIFIC pieces of evidence to support each strength as well as 3 areas for refinement AND ideas for how you'll present your POL.
12:10- 1:10: Work Time
1:10-1:20 Share-out: What types of evidence can you use? (be specific); What are creative ideas for presenting your POL? Make a list on the whiteboard.
1:20-2:15 Work time to the end of the day (fill out planning packet)
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School