COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM SETUP

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Top 20 Pods

Goal: Students read for at least 20 minutes each class and develop social-emotional skills.

Top 20 provides simple, yet powerful concepts, exercises and materials to develop students' thinking, learning, and communication (TLC) skills. Tapping into the insights of social-emotional training, Top 20 helps bring out the best in us.

In pods, students read and notate their Top 20 Lesson Guides  and Top 20 Handouts- Folder checks every four weeks. 

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WebEx Industry Pro

Coaching Centers

Goal: Students research and create digital tools needed to start a real business.  

Goal: Students receive guidance and feedback from industry professionals. 

Stations allow students to focus on small chunks of learning and keeps them from getting overwhelmed.

 

Four students are allowed at each station (color-coded). Students select four (4) stations they would like to complete for the week. Do fewer stations during short weeks. Station #6, where business decisions are made, is the only one that is required.

Note: Actual business startup is optional and requires parent permission (permission slip template).

A business coach will assist and guide our young business owners in running a business by helping them clarify the vision of their business and how it fits in with their personal goals. Business coaching is a process used to take a business from an idea to real startup.

Note: The Nepris Industry Connector from PREP-KC may help with connections to professionals.

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At School...

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Outside...

Entrepreneurship Syllabus 

Business Management Syllabus 

Digital Design Syllabus 

Carpentry Class

CLASSROOM

SUPPLIES

Timer Video on YouTube (20 minutes and 5 minutes). Student folders that stay in the classroom.

 

Pens are available for students to take and keep, as needed.

 

Handouts: Business Decision & Vocabulary Sheets, Top 20 Lesson Guide and Handout, and pen/pencil. Students keep these in folders that do not leave the classroom.

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DIFFERENTIATION

& CHOICE

Students choose seat location, role type, and stations.

 

Students who need more time can complete fewer stations, upon approval from teacher.

 

Students choose business, articles, and video.

Quick Checks: “All those who are finished with __, please stand. Will those who are standing please help someone who is sitting. Move forward when everyone is standing.”

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CLASSROOM SIGNS

& WORK TEMPLATES

Whiteboard Templates

Class Name 

Learning Objectives

Teacher Name

Student Work and Assessment Templates

Business Decision Sheets

Vocabulary Sheets

Weekly Quizzes

Station Submission Forms

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INTENTIONAL 

GROUPING

4-Person Teams: Reader (A), Answer First (B), Scribe (C), and Voice (D).

  • Reader: Reads guides and worksheets aloud for small pod

  • Answer First: Provides first response during small pod discussions

  • Scribe: Takes notes during pod discussions

  • Voice: Answers on behalf of pod during classroom discussions

Students complete a preference survey for quick intentional grouping: Those who “like” or “do not mind” reading aloud are assigned to the Reader (A) role. Those who like or do not mind talking in front of the class are assigned to the Voice (D) role. Once A and D roles are filled, others are assigned to First (B) or Scribe (C) roles. 

During Top 20 activities, the Reader (A) reads the Top 20 Lesson Guide aloud. Other team members read along silently and notate by putting a box around the most important word or phrase in each paragraph. 

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Station 1 

Create A New Social Media Post with Canva

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Station 3

Learn 20 New Words Using A Memorization Strategy

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Station 5

Write A Paragraph Describing A YouTube Video

 

Prompt:

We have a new set of vocabulary words. Please use the vocabulary words as keywords in a YouTube video search. Then, in a well-developed two-chunk paragraph, describe how the video helps you better understand this week's business decisions.

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Coaching Centers

Meet with Your Business Coach or Students From Partner Schools

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Station 2

Write A Paragraph Describing The Impact of A Dataset

Prompt:

We have a new set of data. Please take time to review the data and evaluate how it may impact your business. Then, in a well-developed two-chunk paragraph, describe how the data will help you make this week's business decisions.

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Station 4

Write A Paragraph Describing An Article from A Google Search

Prompt:

We have a new set of vocabulary words. Please use the vocabulary words as keywords in a Google search. Then, in a well-developed two-chunk paragraph, describe how one article from your search helps you better understand this week's business decisions.

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Station 6

Make Business Decisions

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