Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"
What I am most proud of at this very moment is that I figured out how to write in this blog... I was having a tough time. I didn't realize I had to accept the invitation. :) Okay this past week. I am most proud that I didn't get stuck on lesson plans and I allowed myself to be flexible based on the needs of the students.
Last week I was teaching shot composition, I had given students a lecture with examples and then had them go on a shot scavenger hunt with a written list of twelve photos to take with cell phones in order to practice the rule of thirds. This is generally an exercise I do in one day and then we move on to learning how cameras work. However, when students submitted the pictures very few students had grasped the concept. In turn I decided to re-write my lesson plan for the week and create an additional framing assignment where students were given a list of nine types of shots that they had to incorporate in a story using a slide show. I was able to incorporated an additional standard by having the students create a storyboard prior to taking the stills. Having them create a storyboard also allowed for additional practice because I ensured all student drawings also followed the rule of thirds and were framed properly for the type of shot.
Upon completing the assignment the two level one classes passed the assignment with an 80% or above.