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  • #8915

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Learning About Our Differences
    Date of Class: June 20, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Cecelia
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants: 0
    Module: Race in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    fanfriggintastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Cecelia led the group and dictated sentences on the them of diversity. Most of the learners were very low level as we could see from the alphabet point, so we tag-teamed giving lots of one-on-one assistance. One of the upper-level Spanish speakers translated what he could to the others and this was very helpful. All six learners were Spanish speakers–a rarity! learners also collaborated during the word cloud document search. Cecelia had a longer lesson planned, but truncated and edited for this level. Class ended with a invitation to the Milagro at the end of this month and learners joked with each other about the venue and drinking beer. Lively, talkative class with a small handful of first-timers.

    #8923

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Let’s Go to Olympic National Park
    Date of Class: 6/22/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants: Cam
    Module: The Great Outdoors
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    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) = 7
    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: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Maureen’s lesson focused on Olympic National Park, which was a cool way to use the Great Outdoors module. We did alphabet listen & point, yell & spell, then dictated sentences about ONP with lots of new words like “monument” “heritage” and “biosphere”. Maureen then showed some photos she had taken at ONP which was a good break after some heavy dictations. Then we did a round robin passing around a map of ONP, dictated another sentence about ONP, and then a seek and find on maps of ONP. We split into two groups for this and learners had fun racing to find the words. Last, we ended with making words we’d been using in the dictations with scrabble tiles, again as a competition between two teams. All the learners seemed highly engaged in the competition, and it was fun!

    #8934

    Colleen Richardson
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Why aren’t there more black people in Oregon?
    Date of Class: June 27, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2:00 pm
    MC: Zadok
    DJ: Colleen
    Assistants: Judy, Cam
    Module: Race in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): in good shape

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 2
    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    This class was a great example of the benefit of having some routine activities and an MC/DJ/assistant team for when the MC forgets they are MC’ing! Zadok put together a great lesson less than a half-hour before class. Colleen started with the alphabet listen and point, then Zadok took over with several activities around the title of the lesson: “Why aren’t there more black people in Oregon?” We did a round robin passing Zadok’s phone with pictures of 5 local activists, and a dialogue “This is X…” then a dictation to write their names. A short video and a gap-fill activity brought us back to the lesson title. One learner had her two grade school kids with her and they did everything with us. The 5th grade boy was very involved and helpful to others with dictation. Their involvement was a good example of how to integrate kids into the content instead of having them sit apart doing something on their own. In our reflection, we talked about the fact that there could have been a longer deeper lesson about identity using the phone photos, had there been more prep time to think it through. All in all, this lesson came together well and learners were engaged with the content and with helping each other.

    #8935

    Estefania Zavala
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Gotta Start Budgeting
    Date of Class: Monday
    Day of Class: 6/26/2017
    Time of Class: 6:00- 7:30 PM
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Estefania
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: The Federal Budget
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): N/A

    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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    This was Ashley’s silent class. We started with alphabet sheets, title of today’s lesson and names. We then did a short dictation, and watched a video on how to make a paper wallet. We followed each step and read the steps aloud. We then did a listen and point and ended with a few round robin exercises.

    #8936

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “Oregon Demographics”
    Date of Class: 6/27/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6pm-7:30pm
    MC: Cecilia ( Cam’s dress rehearsal)
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: None
    Module: Race in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4.5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 29.5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was Cam’s dress rehearsal. She was nervous and ran out of activities towards the end of the class but overall she did a good job. Cecilia supported Cam throughout the class. The DJ (me) was late 10 min to this class.

    #8943

    Lesson Title: Pacific Northwest is Best
    Date of Class: June 28th 2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2:00 pm
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: 0
    Module: The Great Outdoors
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Yes

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    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):
    Awesome class, Ashlyn was very well prepared to tech. It was my first class as a dj having Ramin doing her gentle intervention. I just wanted to suggest Ashlyn to put me to work. As her dh I need her to tell me more things to do in order to interact with the students and assisting her on her class. At the end everything went pretty well.

    #8958

    Cam Nhung Vo
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Declaration of Independence
    Date of Class: 07/03/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30PM
    MC: Cameron
    DJ: Cam Nhung Vo
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Education and Government
    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) = 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) = 6
    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): We had the learners read from an excerpt of the Declaration of Independence and did a mix of activities including a video of the Schoolhouse of Rock. We did a number of dictation activities using the words from the Declaration of Independence as a base and practiced pronunciation along with some common vocabulary such as ‘drive’, ‘shake’, ‘hug’, etc.

    #8967

    Cam Nhung Vo
    Participant

    Lesson Title: You too Can Inventory Trees!
    Date of Class: 7/6/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30PM
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Cam
    Assistants: Marc
    Module: Science, Nature, and Technology
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today in class we showed the learners various materials needed to inventory trees aftee the usual activities. We practiced dictation based on the object names i.e. measuring wheel, DBH tape, Clinometer, and a data sheet.

    #8970

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A History of the United States; How it Began
    Date of Class: 7/11/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Cam
    DJ: Ashley
    Assistants:
    Module: Declaration of Independence
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Started class with 15 minutes of the alphabet
    Did yell & spell with names
    Listened to an audio clip about the 4th of July
    Had learners fill in the blank on a document with audio clip’s paragraphs
    Watched a video about the Declaration of Independence
    Dictated the title of the lesson and 2 sentences
    Did “This is A” with pictures of past presidents
    Discussed facts about the 3 presidents
    Talked about what we did for 4th of July

    #8975

    Cam Nhung Vo
    Participant

    Lesson Title: “Let’s Get Packing!”
    Date of Class: 7/11/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30PM
    MC: Cecilia
    DJ: Cam Nhung
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Summertime
    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) = 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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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): We did a variety of activities in today’s class starting with Alphabet Listen and Point followed by dictation. We used sunscreen as a base for the dictation and wrote a few facts about it. We also did round robin with photos of summer articles such as towel, sunscreen, flip flops, swimsuit, tote bag, etc. followed by a listen and do activity to demonstrate ‘put on a hat’, ‘reapply sunscreen’, ‘staying in the shade’, etc. The class ended with watching a short video about a song by Ella Fitzgerald.

    #8977

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    Lesson Title: What’s your favorite neighborhood park?
    Date of Class: June-12 2-17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2:00 pm
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Ben
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Sumer Time
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): yes

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    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: 30

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Pretty chill class. Learners were connected with each other. Ramin ask the students at the end of class to stend up and move their bodies imitating different fiscal activities, like climbing, running etc.

    #8984

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: No Powell Butte
    Date of Class: 7/13/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants: Julia, Ramin
    Module: Local Flora
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): gewd

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =1
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 9
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific)
    Patrik stepped up and led class today when transportation issues made the originally planned field trip unable to happen. This was the largest class we’ve had here at this time in a while, and it was great! We did alphabet listen & point, had folks quickly spell their names and everyone wrote them down, and wrote the title of todays lessons, and then spent the rest of class using a native plant poster to do listen & point. The high energy of the instructors and learners made this unplanned class go very well.

    #8990

    Cam Nhung Vo
    Participant

    Lesson Title: The Declaration of Independence
    Date of Class: 7/17/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30PM
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Cam Nhung
    Assistants: Lexy
    Module: The Declaration of Independence
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    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): We started out the class as usual with the alphabet sheet for about 15 minutes. Then we did dictation and wrote a few sentences about the Declaration of Independence. We also played a video and told the learners to listen and write any words that they hear throughout the first time, then they watched it a second time and went back through the document to find the words they wrote down. We also did round robin and a few more sentences of dictation at the end of the class.

    #8991

    Cecilia Smith
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What’s your favorite park?
    Date of Class: 7/18/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Cecilia
    Assistants:
    Module: Summertime
    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) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 28

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

    It was my model teaching class, so we started with “Ready,” then with different versions of the alphabet. We then did yell and spell, but with learners writing down the names instead of repeating each letter aloud. Then we did the title of today’s lesson, and turned it into a round robin. We followed by writing down and dictating a sentence about Peninsula park, and then dictating the names of other parks. We did another set of round robins, asking learners if they’d been to certain parks. We had a brainstorming session for which learners had two minutes to write down the parks we learned, and have the opportunity to add others they knew of. Then we did listen and do – first writing down and dictating the verbs – so I could see how it should be done. Finally, Ramin went over a few events occurring at various parks, and we wrote down the event details and the park addresses.

    #8996

    Lesson Title: Sun and Fun in the Summer
    Date of Class: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2:00 pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ:Ben
    Assistants: 0
    Module: Summertime Fun
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Baseball, Glove, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, scramble.

    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I like the fact that all the learner were very dedicated to the class, they have great writing skills, all of them were ladies. We have a couple that came to the class but feel uncomfortable or felt that it wasn’t the right class for them, the male didn’t know any english and his partner was a high level. So they had to leave.
    Other than that, it was great. They really like the last activity witch was a scramble game.

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