This RWLO can spark higher-order thinking
skills by requiring the students to analyze a piece of legislation, considering
reasons why it was put into place and how it affects all stakeholders--not
just what it contains.
It is suggested that the instructor lead up
to this RWLO with lessons that introduce legal and ethical issues in education
and the structure of the state's education system.
Another, slightly different approach to using
this RWLO would be to ask the students to explore how No Child Left Behind
is working in education currently. This could be integrated into a "Current
Event" assignment or into a field experience/observation assignment.
In the event that the students have computer
and/or Internet problems or time constraints on the day this RWLO is to
be used, consider the following options.
Save the audio or video file and the web pages
onto CDs and give one to each group to play offline (if computers are OK
but Internet is down).