Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Notebooking Presentation - Math/Science

Several years ago (2011) I took a class as part of a master's program at the University of South Carolina. One of the papers I helped write was about notebooking in the classroom. The professor remembered the paper/presentation (which in itself is amazing considering how many students she must see) and asked if I would introduce notebooking at a workshop she and a colleague were doing this summer. I was even offered a small stipend for my part in the workshop (so now I can say I'm a paid notebooking consultant :)

The workshop was for middle/high school science and math teachers. I put together a modified PowerPoint presentation aimed at this group and uploaded it HERE to share with the group and anyone else is interested.


jennibell said...

This is WONDERFUL!! Thank you so, so much for sharing :)

genie hong said...

I'll be teaching middle school math next year and was wondering what your discussed in regards to keeping the notebooks at school or allowing students to take them home? Also, do you do any inquiry-based learning in your classroom? How would notebooking be incorporated then? Thanks!

Jennifer Tolleson said...


I recently found your blog and I find it very informative! I started Interactive Notebooks last year and have lots to improve upon, especially on the output side and you have great ideas for that!! I have downloaded your Notebooking Guidelines booklet and will be using that as well. I was looking over the PPT from your recent USC workshop and one particular slide caught my eye related to tracking Absent Students and the work that they need to make up. This is an area that I struggle with, keeping track of who owes what and checking to see if it was completed. The tracking sheet you have looks great! Is this something for sale on your TPT store, as I would purchase it for sure, or is it shared somewhere on your blog? I look forward to hearing from you soon! Enjoy your summer!

Jennifer Tolleson