STAR Legacy Module Assignment Tips
While there are many ways to use IRIS STAR Legacy Modules, a few of the most common include:
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- Full In-Class Use: Use the Challenge and Initial Thoughts sections of the module to introduce a topic and to initiate discussion. Then view the information included in Perspectives and Resources during class. Next, use the Assessment component to gauge the degree to which students' thinking about the scenario presented in the Challenge has developed. Conclude with the Wrap Up.
- Partial In-Class Use: Introduce the Challenge as a means through which to arouse your students' interest and to allow them to share their Initial Thoughts. Students then complete the Perspectives and Resources section as homework and turn in their answers to the questions found in the Assessment section. Alternatively, the class could review the Assessment section in order to gauge the degree to which students' thinking about the Challenge scenario has evolved. Conclude with the Wrap Up.
- Homework: Assign the Challenge, Initial Thoughts, and selected Perspectives and Resources as homework. Later, have students, as a class or in small groups, complete the Assessment and Wrap Up sections.
- Sequence Modules: While all IRIS Modules and materials have been designed to be used independently, some of them have been developed as part of a series. For example, IRIS has created a series of modules that address behavior. In order for students to get the most out of our materials, we recommend that these modules be completed in the sequence designated in the IRIS Resource Locator. Supporting materials, too, can be used in conjunction with the modules. These include case studies, activities, and information briefs.
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