Name: Madeline Fisher
SCID: College of Agricultural & Life Science
Department: Life Sciences Communication
Course Name: LSC 212: Introduction to Scientific Communication
Supported Program Outcomes:
Unit Being Redesigned:
Summary of Blended Activity Flow
|Pre-Class Activities||In-Class Activities||Post-Class Activities|
Week 1, Thursday:None
Week 2, Tuesday: Read Chap. 12, They Say, I Say: Entering class discussions (UO1); Optional: Get started with Chap. 1 (UOs 2 to 5)
Week 1, ThursdayPresentation:Syllabus and course intro: writing as a conversation; communication vs. English, grammar study; science focus, etc.
Pair sharing: Students introduce themselves in pairs (UO1)
Presentation:Online tutorial tool: Can students access it?
Week 2, Tuesday: Think/Pair/Share:Think of a class discussion you really enjoyed and one you disliked. Talk with a partner about what you enjoyed, didn’t enjoy, and why. (UO1)
Discussion:Group share out: What are the DOs and DON’Ts of a good class discussion? What does They Say, I Sayrecommend? (UO1)
Think/Pair/Share:UC Berkeley activity: How scientific is it?
Discussion:What is science? Post Ch. 12 templates, DOs and DONTs as guides to good discussion. (UO1)
Group assessment:How did our
first discussion go? What did we do well, where can we improve? Examples of where we followed the “rules” in Chap. 12? (UO1)
Week 2, Thursday
1-minute quiz:Did they read essay? (UOs 2-5)
Discussion:Readings, tutorial, additional examples. (UOs 2-5)
Think/Pair/Share:Annotate “Don’t Blame the Eater” and discuss (UOs 3-5)
Discussion: Annotations, wrap up questions. (UOs 2-5)
Week 1, Thursday
Writing:Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses as a writer; what you most want to gain from course; anything else you’d like me to know about you?
Online survey:Did you take Comm A? What is your major? Why are you taking this course?
Week 2, Tuesday: None
Week 2, Thursday
Writing:Choose template from Chap. 1 as prompt, write short paragraph on topic that interests you, including both “they say” and “I say.” Bring to class next Tuesday.(UO5)