Sunday, April 13, 2008
Reading activities for Monday, Tuesday, etc...
Remember Steve Austin? The Six Million Dollar Man? Probably not, because you weren't even born when he graced our television sets in the 70s.
Well, this isn't about Steve Austin. We ROom5ians have just come close to a special connection to the $5 Dollar Man! And he was way cooler than the Six Million Dollar Man because he was real and he was one of us.
Part of our reading programme will be relating to him this week.
The main reading material however, is the City Council's strategic plan. This seems sensible given that we are now included in their Creative and Innovative annual plan and have several active rolls in council affairs. We should understand what the Strategic Plan is and how we can contribute. They have asked us to make submissions so we should work out how to do this and think about what we want to say.
ALSO in ROOM5 this week and next term:
We will use interesting "filters" such as Gardner's Revised Bloom's Taxonomy and Directed Thinking strategies to help us analyse and evaluate the impact of the V8s on Hamiltron.
We will use Pohl's Thinking Keys to help us creatively design an exciting new City Heart for Hamilton.
We will learn how to use Gardner's Multiple Intelligences to add value to our follow up reading activities.
All our reading will be based around the $5 Man, Hamilton City Council planning, innovative city design, V8 supercars, tagging, water supply and the mighty Waikato, and our visit to Kakepuku.
We will use Taylor's Multiple Talent Model to make decisions about what we would do if we were the Mayor or CEO of Hamilton for a week.
Needless to say, this is going to spill over into Term Two.
What must be completed this week is the self portrait and the Kakepuku Narrative [draft only].