Day 1- Introduction to GoPo

Materials - Attached

  • Student Information Sheet
  • Free Homework Pass
  • Two Truths and a Lie
  • Find the Person Game
  • Syllabus (you’ll pass out your own. Use mine, attached, as a reference)

 Materials - Not Attached


  • AIM
  • Systems
  • Class Starter
  • Introductions
  • Goodies
  • Homework
  • Syllabus
  • Two Truths and a Lie
  • Find The Person Game
  • Exit Ticket

AIM - Go over Agenda, Intent – Introduction to GoPo, & Materials



Pick up sheets on way in to class every day. Bring laptops but only open with permission.

Silence your cell phones for takeoff and stow them in the overhead bins.


Class Starter - Find today’s infographic at http://www.jonathanmilner.org/starters/



In a room of 17 there should be two identical birthdays. Let’s see if that’s true for us.

Student Introductions à Quick – name, summer highlight, birthdate


Free homework pass



Complete Student information sheet

Read Syllabus and prepare for tomorrow’s Syllabus Scavenger Competition


Syllabus - Read goals from syllabus & discuss class goals. Have students list & share goals.


Two Truths and a Lie - Distribute and follow directions on sheet


Find the Person Game - Distribute and follow directions on sheet

*Studies have shown that teams and groups that know & trust each other are significantly more productive & effective than others. Thus, we spend some time getting to know and trust each other in class. It may seem inefficient, but in the long run it pays dividends in productivity.


Tweet Recap

Students do the following to be shared tomorrow in class with your colleagues:

On paper or on Twitter, share one interesting thing you learned in class today #apgopo.