Mr. Brewer's Methodology
This link will take you to the 10 themed paths that students can choose from in my class.
Note: many assignments are marked "UC" for Under Construction, and I am still adding assignments and updating assignments to improve their rigor each year.
Key Projects are not the only aspect of the course, and there are more "traditional" texts that the class reads together.
I normally take the text of an assigned JCPS novel and pull questions designed to reference the Close-Reading and Grammar work that the class is also pursuing. This is a portion of the daily classwork that students complete during their "choice" stations when they are not working on their Portfolios.
Student Ownership as a Key Component of College Readiness (2014)
THIS IS A GREAT RESOURCE!!!
Enhancing engagement in student-centered learning (2016)
Link to collection of research into student agency and methods of increasing student agency
Videos relevant to "Multi-Path Pedagogy" and student choice
John Spencer on Methods of providing for student choice
A discussion and Defense of Multiple Assessment Methods (Also TED)
John Spencer's TED video for Empowering student-driven classrooms
The Elephant in the Classroom (how educators can design around standardization via a personal-based learning system)