Reflection: Unit Planning Master Disaster - A Summative Assessment - Section 3: Gathering Feedback From Students


Gathering feedback from my students is an important step in the unit planning process. I find this information not only valuable but very insightful. Students are honest, direct, and to the point. I value this feedback so that I can create better units in my future planning both with this particular unit and with other units as well.

I asked students to respond to three questions: What did you like best about this unit? What would you like to change about this unit? What suggestions would you give to improve this unit? Here is what they said:

What did you like best about this unit? 

I liked how we got to learn a little bit about each disaster. I liked making the video for the project! I liked the bridge challenge and the marshmallow tower. I liked learning more about things like landslides and hurricanes.

What would you like to change about this unit?

I would like to learn about more disasters. I liked everything and would not change anything! I would like to learn more about uncommon disasters. 

What suggestions would you give to improve this unit?

I would suggest doing an in-school experiment about disasters. I would like to present our project to the class one at a time instead of a gallery walk. i suggest we learn more about one disaster.I would add more discussion with the book we read "I Survived."

So....I'm glad I asked! I will consider this information and make appropriate changes to this unit. 

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Master Disaster - A Summative Assessment

Unit 5: Master Disaster
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT present claims and evidence which support their recommendation to a disaster response.

Big Idea: Looking at a disaster, students use creativity and problem-solving skills to analyze the response to a disaster, determine a recommendation, and then present their findings.

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Science, Building Structures, Problem Based Learning, disasters, technology, bridges
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