Student Code of Conduct – Group Project

Student Code of Conduct – Group Project

This lesson is for : Grade 11: English (collaborative)

Summary

This project was a real-life example relevant to the students own high school careers and was derived from the novel In Cold Blood. The students completed extensive research of school codes of conduct online. In small groups, they discussed selections from the student code of conduct and determined what changes needed to be made to either punish or rehabilitate students. All students collaborated on a group document using GoogleDocs.

Each student signed a group project contract defining their role in the group. Then the students presented their projects in the Library in a thesis defense-style manner.to other faculty members. Teachers challenged the students by asking questions related to student cell phone use and attendance policies. Students also wrote a personal reflection discussing what they learned from discussing the code of conduct and working within their groups.

TIPC Ratings

Research & Information Fluency

Rating: Developing – Explanation: The students completed extensive research of school codes of conduct online. They used guided web quests to explore behavioral codes of different environments.

Communication & Collaboration

Rating: Approaching – Explanation: In groups of four, they discussed selections from the student code of conduct and determined what changes needed to be made to either punish or rehabilitate students. The students then provided rationale for their conclusions. All students collaborated on a group document using GoogleDocs and an online version of the student code of conduct here. Each student signed a group project contract defining their role in the group. Roles included facilitator, liaison, time-keeper, collator. Then the students presented their projects in the Library.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Rating: Developing – Explanation: This project was a real-life example relevant to the students own high school careers and was derived from the novel In Cold Blood. During the faculty presentations, teachers challenged the students by asking questions related to student cell phone use and attendance policies. The students had to think critically in order to answer the probing questions

Creativity & Innovation

Rating: Developing – Explanation: The students came up with original consequences and were creative in their presentations. They also wrote a 200-word personal reflection discussing what they learned from discussing the code of conduct and determining consequences. How well did the group work together? What did the group determine that you did not agree with? How did the group settle disputes or disagreements?

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