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Impact of the IMYM Project on Grade 7 Pilot Teachers: A Follow-up Report

March 2000

Prepared by Distance Learning and Information Technologies Unit, Program Development Branch, Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth


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6.0 Exit Slip Analysis

At the end of the follow-up session, pilot teachers were asked to complete an Exit Slip. The following table illustrates the pilot teachers responses and comments.

I Expected… Number
to discuss and share ideas, challenges and successes with colleagues in person 12
to see samples of projects/student work 8
to get ideas for the EcoTrip 3
to share materials 2
to have an opportunity to see some of the growth other teachers experienced 2
to celebrate the highlights of this year's work with our colleagues 1
a chance to offer the IMYM Project Team feedback on what went well/what could be better 1
   
I Got… Number
to share and view samples of projects/student work from other IMYM classes 8
to discuss and share ideas, challenges, and successes with IMYM colleagues in person 7
some new ideas for my next year's IMYM implementation 3
reassurance and validation of my teacher-as-facilitator experiences 3
to evaluate the IMYM pilot project 2
useful print material from other IMYM teachers 1
a good idea of how the whole IMYM project has come together 1
to celebrate the highlights of this year's IMYM pilot with our colleagues 1
   
I Valued… Number
time to discuss and share ideas, challenges, and successes with IMYM colleagues in person 7
learning that most other IMYM pilot teachers experienced similar frustration/concerns/struggles/pitfalls and successes 7
the opportunity to share and view samples of projects/student work from other IMYM classrooms 5
the abundance of great ideas for integrating ICT in the classroom, and on how to interpret the Balance and Harmony interdisciplinary unit 2
print materials shared by other IMYM teachers 1
viewing classroom-created videos showing student responses to the IMYM model 1
opportunity for self-identification of all areas for further personal and professional growth 1
all of my learning experiences as an IMYM pilot teacher 1
   
I Still Need… Number
Pilot teachers indicated an overall need for more time to finish what they had begun or had planned to do, to plan for next year, and to try it all again a second time.
to finish/wrap-up the EcoTrip 3
to work on/complete my IMYM classroom website 3
more time… 2
IMYM pilot teachers to use the email/bounce list more 1
copies of learning centres created by other IMYM teachers 1
another year to do this "right" 1
time to grow and develop…I still feel so small and yet I've come so far 1
a bit more knowledge about the changing content of the interdisciplinary unit as it moves from pilot to implementation 1
to see the impact of this year's IMYM7 experiences on next year's Grade 8 classes 1
to see where the IMYM model goes from here 1
an onsite technical person 1
to see everyone's work next year and how we change/modify this year's work 1
to thank the Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth IMYM Project Team for all the friendly, helpful, and patient direction! 1

(n=24 responses)

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