Welcome to the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program instructional staff! You are one of the 60 instructors who will make it possible for our 690 participants to have a experience that we always describe (because it always is) life-changing.
These blogposts contain critical information that you need as you begin to design your instruction for the summer. We’ve asked your department chair to read along, so everyone can help respond to any questions you ask or comments you make.
For each blogpost, we ask that you leave at least one comment even if you don’t have a question and yes, we’re keeping track. This is a great way to communicate with each other before we arrive at VSU.
If you have a question that you fear is too “dumb” feel free to email it to one of us. We may turn around and post it here for others, because—trust me—it’s not a dumb question. We’ve all been in the same boat as you: wondering what exactly we’re supposed to do with these students for four weeks, and wondering whether we’re up to the task.
Finally, this is not an official site, i.e., the DOE has not necessarily approved of its content. However, it is exactly what we would be telling you if you were sitting in front of us in a classroom in Valdosta. If you have any private comments or concerns, please email Marcie (Marcie McHugh) or Dale (Dale Lyles) directly.
Marcie & Dale
Table of Contents
- The Two Mandates
- Significantly different: Content
- Delivery and expectation of student response
- The Renzulli model
- Renzulli: Application & example
- Instructional goals
- Goals: further thoughts
- The nature of the beast, part I
- The nature of the beast, part II
- Evaluation without artifacts, part I
- Evaluation without artifacts, part II
- Your evaluation: Operational functions
- Your evaluation: Instructional functions, part I
- Your evaluation: Instructional functions, part II
- Odds & ends