The McMenu: A Review and Overview
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Mulicultural McMenu assignment is designed to give interns creative options for exploring the principles of Multicultural Education. The menu choices feature several assignments of varying values: 25, 50, or 100. Students can choose their own pathways to learning by picking a combination of menu choices that total 100. The choices are valued from 25 to 100 points. Menu choices are designed so that students can choose one theme or mix and match from different themes to experience more variety.
The McMenu is based on the principles of differentiated instruction, a "philosophy of thinking about teaching and learning and not just a set of strategies" (Theisen, 2007, AFLTA Conference, University of Central Arkansas). Theisen tells us that differentiated instruction offers a variety of teaching methods and materials to engage all learners, recognizing that multiple pathways lead to learning.
Goal: To provide interns with a menu of assignment choices to meet their learning styles, time commitments, and interests.
Directions: Choose any combination of menu choices to equal 100. Make a list of your choices and the due dates to submit to your instructor. Be sure to choose something you enjoy, so that you will be McLovin' It!
Deadline: Choices and submission dates are due on February 28.
The following four Project Descriptors pertain to the McMenu choices for the 2013 cohort. Each descriptor can be accessed in a .pdf file. Just click and go.