Midland Library – Fall 2018

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  • #10540

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

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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):

    #10501

    Melissa Stocking
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Preventing crime in Portland
    Date of Class: 10/03/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Vanesa
    DJ: Melissa
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Yolanda
    Module: Community Safety
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): I tried to get the loyalty cards into better shape by stapling all the ones for the same learners together and adding new cards where people’s were overflowing

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We realized while setting up that we had miscommunicated (this was entirely my fault) about who was MC and who was DJ. Vanesa ended up adapting at the last second to use the lesson plan I had prepared so that she could incorporate guest Yolanda (Portland Crime Prevention Coordinator) who had come specifically to share program information with learners. Activities focused around Crime Prevention resources, and 911 and the non-emergency line. Learners got to take home a magnet and a 911 sticker that were used in class.

    #10512

    Erin Brewer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: You can be an emergency preparedness leader
    Date of Class: 10/10/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm-7:30
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: Erin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: None
    Module: Education and Government
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): OK

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 44

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

    I really enjoyed this class and believe that the learners did as well! We started with the alphabet listen and point, yell n spell, and a dictation progression of the lesson title. Then we did a dictation progression of a dialogue about emergency preparedness and practiced the dialogue as a round robin around the room. One thing I really enjoyed about this class was that Daniel brought in a page from a graphic novel and used that for a document search. I loved this because it felt like he was adding a pop culture element to this activity, as well as the pictures kind of acting out the dialogue in the story. All of the learners wanted to take home these pages, which indicated to me that they wanted to look at them more outside of class. We also practiced a document search with an emergency preparedness pamphlet. I think that this class was helpful as it introduced vocabulary that the learners had maybe not heard before – like earthquake, emergency, and “freaking out” – a phrase that we say all the time in spoken English but will most likely not be on a pamphlet. One thing that I thought Daniel could do in his next class would be to use “ready?” as a way to get the class to focus on the task at hand, as well as increasing the volume of his voice so that people can really hear his pronunciation. I really liked the way that he did the alphabet listen and point – it was challenging for the learners but it wasn’t chaotic or overwhelming. Overall this was a great class and I thought Daniel led a fun and interesting lesson! Great job, Daniel.

    #10517

    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    *Note this is re-created after the fact. Not sure how, but my post from the night of disappeared.

    Lesson Title: Let’s Pick Apples!
    Date of Class: October 4
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Daniel (with Ashley’s Lesson Plan)
    DJ: None (Ashley out sick)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 15ish
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 9
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 44

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

    Ashley fell ill and needed to head home, but made it to Midland to give Daniel the lesson plan. We had three shadowers, which helped a lot!

    We learned lots and lots about apples – where to pick them, pistils and stamens and ovules, and we even ate some!

    Thanks to Ashley for the lesson plan prep – It was easy to jump right in!

    #10545

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Them Apples
    Date of Class: 10/11/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: no
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Marisol, Kenadi
    Module: Fall Orchard
    How Many Learners: 19
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ??

    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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Posting by Zadok afterwards

    #10565

    Lesson Title: “When there is an emergency”
    Date of Class: 10.17.18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6
    MC: Mellissa
    DJ: Lizzy
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Yolanda, Portland Crime Prevention Coordinator who shared department information, and Elizabeth
    Module: Voting
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    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) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 9

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Table at Midland Library practically at overflow capacity! Two new learners representing two new languages. Mellissa set a great tone with a well paced Alphabet that provided some significant challenges in a way that was not too overwhelming. The activities focused on vocabulary and dialogue related to emergencies and 911. Mellisa did an excellent job getting people to focus on each other by stopping in the middle of the lesson to go over everyone’s name again. There was ample time to practice dictation and dialouge “911 – what is your emergency?” “I need an interpreter!” Bingo relating to emergencies was brought to a new level by nice new water bottle prizes compliments of the city. One of the challenges discussed in the reflection was the difficulties of knowing how far to go when facillating corrections in learners.

    #10573

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Apples come from trees
    Date of Class: October 18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: None
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Tim, Rachel
    Module: Fall Orchards
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Printed some Self evaluations

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 40

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

    Alphabet Sheets
    Names: yell and spell
    Dictated 3 sentences about apples
    Dictated 6 words
    Listen & point with tree species card: Douglas fir
    Round Robin: Do you know what Oregon’s state tree is?
    This is A: set of needles, leaf, cone, twig

    #10581

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: How to stay safe in your home, in your car and on your bicycle!
    Date of Class: 10/24/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Community Safety
    How Many Learners: 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    We need loyalty cards!! And….I’d like to clean out that box, so if anyone wants any papers in there…..get ’em now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class seemed extra huge since I was alone. People kept trickling in!!!!! I was glad they were there, but I didn’t feel good about not being able to connect with each person. We had fun and I liked that when I had them write sentences pertaining to break-in prevention, they kept asking what a wooden dowel was. I had one I brought from home behind my back and whipped it out to much laughter. We passed it around and when I demonstrated how to wedge it in a window to prevent someone being able to slide the window, they loved it! I passed out magnetic cards and markers and had them write down important emergency numbers so they could stick it on their fridges. They seemed to enjoy that and understood where they would stick them when they got home. It was a lively and fun class. Next time you see me, you won’t recognize me—I think I sweat off at least 20 pounds!!!! ;)

    #10586

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Singing songs about apples
    Date of Class: October 25
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: None
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Shay, David
    Module: Fall Orchards
    How Many Learners: 21
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    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) = 7

    Total Score: 42

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

    The original shadower had texted me earlier in the day to notify me that she wasn’t able to make it anymore. I was surprised to see two new people who showed up to shadow. We did alphabet sheets for 15 minutes. We went around the room doing yell and spell with names. We dictated the title of the lesson “Singing songs about apples.” I played the class a song about an apple tree. We dictated the first 4 lines of the song, I played back the song after we dictated each sentence. We did listen and point with a tree wordcloud. We did a red robin question, “Do you have a tree in front of your home?” We ended the class with a listen & do.

    #10601

    Samuel Ballas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Don’t forget to vote.
    Date of Class: Wednesday
    Day of Class: 10/31/2018
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Melissa
    DJ: Sam
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: N/A
    Module: Voting
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Missing some materials: attendance sheets.

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score:46

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class went well. There appeared to be a lower number of students than normal. Reduced numbers were attributed to the fact that it was Halloween. Melissa was prepared and engaged the students. A new student was in class today. She appeared to enjoy the class.

    #10616

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “Today’s lesson is called tell me about your transportation”
    Date of Class: 11/7/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30 pm
    MC: Melissa
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Amy
    Module: Voting
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We new loyalty cards at Midland.

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a great class. Melissa had to incorporate and improvise a little bit with the lesson plan and activities because we had to do a survey for PSU about transportation. Overall, great engagement and connection.

    #10618

    Marisol Clark
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Hiking Trails Accessible by Public Transit
    Date of Class: 11/8/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30p
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Marisol
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Transportation Systems
    How Many Learners: 16
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): no blank loyalty cards
    Self Evaluation
    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6
    Total Score: 34
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): MC was about 5 min late due to a flat tire, so DJ started the class. Transitions between activities went smoothly. Very relevant lesson because clients did not know Powell Butte was so close and you can take the bus to it easily. MC/DJ/clients enjoyed conversing about which buses we take, what trails/parks we have been to, and what we had seen. MC gave print out from Portland Parks that gave trail details and bus lines, many clients appreciated it.

    #10628

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 11/1/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm- 7:30pm
    MC: Marisol
    DJ: Ashley
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module:
    How Many Learners: ~21
    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):

    Honestly lost paperwork, I am getting better at keeping everything and staying organized though. Marisol had her Dress Rehearsal and PSU attended class for TriMet Survey.

    #10636

    Rachel Tarbet
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Buses and Parks
    Date of Class: 11/15/2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Ashley Lopez
    DJ: Rachel Tarbet
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: N/A
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 16
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more loyalty cards/attendance sheets
    Self Evaluation
    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    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) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6
    Total Score: 36
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Good class, most seemed to be engaged. There were two people who were not but it seemed like they were more tired than anything else. Two learners do not have ID’s and I need to make sure I get there information next time.

    #10656

    Qrysi
    Moderator

    Lesson Title: planes, trains, and automobiles
    Date of Class: 11/14/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30pm
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: Qrysi
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Transportation
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class started on time and ended on time. We worked with a short dialog, first writing it down, then choral response, and practicing it around the table. There was lots of laughing and a few new learners who fit right in. Connection was high for this class and it was clear the learners were working together.

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