Excursions – 2018

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    WebMaestrex
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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
    Day of Class:
    Time of Class:
    MC:
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =

    Total Score:

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    #10020

    Na’ama Schweitzer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Green Street and Learning Gardens Lab excursion
    Date of Class: 4/21/18
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 11:00 am
    MC: Na’ama
    DJ: Ian
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Barbara, Cara, Joann, Santiago, Patrik, Erika
    Module: Native Plants
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): n/a

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We met learners (sixadults, and nine kids!) at Kelly and at the Learning Garden Lab for their Earth Day event. Once we got everyone signed in and collected, we split into small groups, each with an English speaker to lead, and did a tour of the garden and of some nearby green streets. We pointed out different parts of the garden and the green streets and had learners repeat sentences. Then we had some time to explore the event! Everyone seemed to really enjoy the space, the weather was great, and the kids had a great time too. Overall, a very successful and fun day!

    #10172

    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Field trip
    Date of Class: 10 May 2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 11 am
    MC: Kaidi
    DJ: Abdi
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module: Back to school
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): This site does not use loyalty cards; I think that should change.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 0
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 0
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 0
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 0
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 0
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 0

    Total Score: 0

    Santi wrote this report to catch us up. I know they went on a field trip, but I don’t know whither they went.

    #10604

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Zoo
    Date of Class: 10/30/18
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 3pm- 5pm
    MC: N/A
    DJ: Ashley
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Ashley, Rachel, Patrik, Amanda
    Module: N/A
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    Ashley and Rachel met up with Patrik and 3 learners 5 before 3pm at Oregon Zoo on a Tuesday afternoon. The zoo was empty so it was easy for Patrik to spot us outside the entrance when we arrived, which was great since we didn’t have tickets on us. Patrik showed us into the zoo and handed us tickets. There were 3 facilitators and 3 learners so Patrik paired us all up with one learner and encouraged one-on-one conversation. We walked over to the education center and explored all of their educational boards, activities, and their insect room. After one hour of exploring, we met up with Jennifer and Rachel, two of the education coordinators from the zoo. They were able to ask both the facilitators and the learners what they liked and if there was anything we didn’t like, and what needed improvement. After we talked with the zoo people for a few minutes, we continued the learning with a focus on bioswales, ecoroofs, native trees, and native plants. We ended the event at 5pm.

    Things we liked
    – The one-on-one partnering with the learners was a great way to maximize engagement with each member and tailor the activities to the learners English level.
    – Appreciated all of the signage outdoors in the garden area
    – The amount of time was nice because we didn’t feel rushed

    Things we didn’t like
    – Signs next to insect cages/tanks were very small, maybe hard to read
    – Would have been nice to have real animals/leaves/etc next to signs regarding the topic (For example: they had an entire wall of signage dedicated to educating people about turtle rescue, but there were no turtles

    Advice for future
    – Facilitators given tickets/access to zoo prior to excursion to assess all of the possible materials they can use
    – More interactive connection? Viewing animals and reading the signs in front of where they are

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