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Grade Breakdown and Due Dates 2017-18

posted Jan 13, 2017, 5:41 AM by Jane Langan   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 8:57 AM ]
Grade breakdown
  • 25% Daily grades (25 grades at 1% each)
  • 25% Quiz grades (6 grades at 4.17% each)
  • 30% Test grades (3 grades at 10% each)
  • 20% Final Exam (1 grade at 20%)
Dates (See bottom of page for attached documents, templates, rubrics, etc.)
  • August 23 - Turn in a website (daily grade), review GaDOE Capstone Project Guidance, and brainstorm project ideas.
  • August 25 - After reviewing GaDOE Capstone Project Guidance, come prepared with ideas for how you would like the "course" to go and how grades should work.
  • August 31 - Review grades, due dates, and work on project proposal (Appendix A).
  • September 1 - Submit signed project proposal (quiz grade).
  • September 6  - Weekly check in (daily grade), work on mentor letter - email etiquetteemail etiquette for students, and sample letter to request mentorship.
  • September 8 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade)  (see samples at or, mentor letter due (quiz grade)
  • September 13 - Weekly check in (daily grade) Hurricane Irma 
  • September 15 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade), Project timeline/to-do list due (quiz grade)
  • September 20 - Weekly check in (daily grade), complete signed mentor agreement (daily grade) and return
  • September 22 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade)
  • September 27 - Weekly check in (daily grade), peer evaluation 1 (see file attached below - daily grade)
  • September 29 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade), work on 30-second pitch
  • October 4 - Weekly check in (daily grade), practice 30 sec speech (daily grade), peer evaluate 30 second speech (quiz grade)
  • October 6 - 30-second pitch (quiz grade), post weekly log/planner (daily grade), work on research
  • October 11 - Weekly check in (daily grade), work on research
  • October 13 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade)
  • October 18 - Monthly check in (quiz grade)
  • October 20 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade)
  • October 25 - Weekly check in (daily grade)
  • October 27 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade),  Annotated bibliography research due (test grade - 5 sources minimum)
  • November 1 - Weekly check in (daily grade)
  • November 3 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade)
  • November 8 - Weekly check in (daily grade)
  • November 10 - Post weekly log/planner (daily grade), submit mentor time sheet (daily grade)
  • November 15 - Monthly check in (quiz grade)
  • November 17 - peer evaluation 2 (daily grade)
  • November 29 - Weekly check in (daily grade)
  • December 1 - Portfolio due (test grade)
  • December 6 - (Fall Project Showcase)
  • December 8 - Presentations in theater (final exam grade)
  • December 13 - REFLECTION PAPER* (test grade)

Students completing the reflective component of their capstone project should utilize the conceptual framework “What?/So What?/Now What?” outlined by David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle. The “What?/So What?/Now What?” approach is a basic way to promote reflection that begins with reviewing the details of the experience and moves toward critical analysis, interpretation, and application. Below are examples of reflection questions for each stage of the Experiential Learning Cycle.

·        What? Descriptive. Report the facts and events of an experience, objectively.

o   What happened?

o   What did you observe?

·        So What? Analyze and interpret the experience.

o   Did you learn a new skill or clarify an interest?

o   Did you experience anything that surprised you?

o   How is your experience different from what you expected?

o   What past experiences or bias impact the way you view the experience?

o   What did you like/dislike about the experience?

o   What personal strengths/weaknesses did the experience reveal?

·        Now What? Contextualize and consider the future impact of the experience.

o   How can you apply new knowledge/skills in the future?

o   What would you like to learn more about, related to this project?

o   If you could do the project again, what would you do differently?

As you define, analyze and contextualize your capstone project experience, you should contemplate the personal reactions and emotional/intellectual growth you experienced as a part of the project. Your completed reflection activity should demonstrate your efforts to honestly engage this learning cycle.

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