“I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”
This journalism project – Self-Led Instruction for Infographics — was part of an application for Master Journalism Educator certification. IThrough designing this unit, I found it challenging to teach without “teaching”; I don’t think I realized until this self-led instruction concept how very much I rely on my rapport and personal interaction with students to convey the needed skills and information. However, distance and supplemental learning is part of our future, and my hope is to become a better designer of instruction to complement what I am already able to do in the classroom setting.
My Instructional Goal for this Project: Journalism students will create an effective infographic (with every category on rubric at least “meets” or above) with technology that uses sound data and design practices to creatively display newsworthy information for publication in either the newspaper or yearbook.