The United Empire Loyalists: A Learning Stations Project
The pre-service teacher is responsible for assisting the teacher-librarian in planning and implementing the project by gathering resources, providing direction to the teacher-librarian, designing some of the learning stations, and helping supervise and guide the students during the project. Since this project was designed as an introduction, the teacher did not do any pre-teaching but did explain the project to his students in class.
The teacher-librarian is responsible for helping the teacher plan and implement the project by gathering resources, suggesting ideas, designing some of the learning stations, and evaluating the finished product. The teacher-librarian is also responsible for supervising and providing assistance to the students during the project.
Schedule for Activities and Time Frame - Four 73 minute periods
The teacher explained the project to his students in the classroom and the teacher-librarian gave a brief introduction to the project when the students arrived in the resource centre.Step 2
The students worked on the project in the resource centre during the next four class periods.
Evaluation: Assessment of Students, Evaluation of Activity.
Students were assessed using process and product evaluation completed stations. Most students were able to complete between fourteen and sixteen stations. The project did take longer to finish than expected, and perhaps asking students to complete a certain number of stations (e.g. 15) in the alloted time period would be a more realistic goal than expecting them to complete every station.