For the EDIT 6400 class Odyssey project our group worked together to align our efforts with the Sayre school’s 7th grade standards as they were communicated by our teammate whose job it would be to act as subject matter expert and to implement this learning plan. Each activity was carefully designed to remain aligned with the objectives set by our SME as a project-based learning experience. The learning teams generated video artifacts which aligned with the desired outcomes.
The semiotics mini-module I designed for EDIT 6400 was created as a multimodal artifact for use as a companion asset during presentations made to the Georgia Council of the Teachers of Mathematics. I presented for two consecutive years on language awareness and semiotics based partly on my undergraduate thesis. Other assets such as booklets proved too expensive. A web-based asset was preferable to keep costs down, it was editable and could be easily disseminated.