Monday, September 30, 2013

PACE: Taking Stock of PACE & Proposing Hero Projects

We will continue our efforts to flip the classroom around a bit today.  We'll meet in F 215 while taking advantage of all of our new tables and seating locations.

Teacher PACE:
* Work in Book Groups to Complete a Heroic Cycle Model using Design Kits & Your Book
* Complete a vision statement in class
* I Am Hero Project proposals submitted

Student PACE
* Choose your work groups for the vision
* Design & propose your I Am Hero project

Teacher PACE
How does the hero of your group's novel fulfill the heroic cycle/monomyth?

Here are a couple of models to help you remember the stages.  Note! The stages don't have to have the exact same names, so long as the order looks pretty much the same.  Some models are more simple than others and that's okay:

Clickable model of the Monomyth:
Page of explanations to help you with that model:

And finally, a great video to help as well.

After Teacher PACE time, here's what needs to happen before you leave the room today.

Student PACE
1. Work in a group of 1, 2, or 3 people to craft a vision statement about PACE.  Based on the ideas on the shared doc, what do you think PACE should look like this year?  Put your vision on the PACE Vision Thinking doc.

Here's an incomplete example to help your thinking:
PACE is a class where we are productive and use freedom to our advantage.  We pursue our personal interests but also do challenging work.  It's important to us that we have time to do our work in class, and it's important to us that our individual needs are respected.

2.  I Am Hero Project Proposal submitted and a conference with either Mr. Ryder or Miss Murphy.

3. Submit your I Am Hero Graphic Organizer Week #2 by placing it in your Google Drive PACE 2013 IN box.


I Am Hero Project
I Am Hero Project
Due: Wed, 10/16
I Am Hero Project Proposal
Due: Today, 9/30
I Am Hero Graphic Organizer Week #3
Due: Mon, 10/7

Q1 Week 2
3+ Posts this week to meet/exceed the standard
Creative Entry Required:

Everyone know the best way to get help on your heroic journey is by posting to Craigslist and advertising in Uncle Henry’s.

Create three advertisements based on your book:  One for a helper, one for an amulet, and one for either an obstructor OR a hero (that last one provides a chance to really play around with point of view).  

Quick example:  Help Wanted: MWM, 36, seeks mortal enemy to challenge him at every turn and push him to excel at everything in life, especially teaching career, family time, and general nerding.  Who wouldn’t want to be his nemesis?  He’s balding, moody and weird.  Strike now!

You can visit or to explore the formatting, the categories, the relative length, and the style used.

Student PACE Suggestions:

  • Work on your I Am Hero Project
  • Bring materials you need to class
  • Keep checking the rubric for standards & requirements
  • Show Mr. Ryder & Miss Murphy your ideas

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