Marissa Peña
Director of Speech & Debate
UIL Academic Coordinator

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Contact
Email: marissa.pena@misd.org
Twitter: @marissapena015
Phone: 936-276-2001x85256
Room: B2513

Schedule
1st pd: EOC Prep
2nd pd: Prof Comm
3rd pd: Prof Comm
4th pd: Conference
5th pd: Dual Credit/Compass (Rm. 1307)
6th pd: UIL Planning
7th pd: Debate I
8th pd: Advanced Debate II-IV

Tutorial Schedule
Monday/Wednesday: 3:00-3:45 pm
(By appointment only)

Debate Practice Schedule
Tuesday/Thursday: 3:00-4:30 pm

 

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Welcome back, Lions!

There's a lot going on in the world right now, but here at Lake Creek, we are fully dedicated to ensuring that you have the best possible access to your education. Click on the "COVID-19 Update" link above for information about how to access your class via distance learning during this unprecedented time. This is new to all of us, so please be patient! We are doing the best that we can :)

Distance Learning Info

COVID-19 UPDATE- Prof Comm

Dear Parents & Students,

As well attempt to navigate this new world of online learning, please bear with us as we figure out the logistics! In the meantime, please join the Prof Comm Remind101 to stay up-to-date on what this all will look like.

Text @lcprofcomm to 81010

Most of the work we do will be assigned through Google Classroom, which we have previously used in class, so everyone should have access to their account. Please let me know if you have issues logging into Google Classroom.

Stay safe & healthy, Lions! I miss you all very much, and I'll talk to you soon.
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COVID-19 UPDATE- EOC Prep

Dear Parents & Students,

As well attempt to navigate this new world of online learning, please bear with us as we figure out the logistics! In the meantime, please join the EOC Prep Remind101 to stay up-to-date on what this all will look like.

Text @penaeoc to 81010

Most of the work we do will be assigned through Google Classroom. Please let me know if you have issues logging into Google Classroom.

Stay safe & healthy, Lions! I miss you all very much, and I'll talk to you soon.
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COVID-19 UPDATE- Debate
Dear Parents & Students,

Please make sure that you are added to the Lake Creek Debate BAND group. This is where I will be communicating with students regarding assignments, due dates, reminders, etc. Most work will be done using Google Classroom. If you have not already accessed your account, please do so as soon as you can so that we can fix any log-in issues that you may have.

Click here to join BAND


I miss you all very much, and I hope to see you soon!


Week of March 25-27
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, March 31

Weekly Checklist March 25-31

Wednesday 3/25
Watch video: Welcome Back, Lions!
Watch video: DL Week 1 Assignments
Complete COVID-19 Check-In
New Resource: Helpful Hints for Distance Learning

Thursday 3/26
Watch lesson: Gender Norms & Communication
Complete Gender Norms & Communication Discussion Questions

Friday 3/27
Login to Google Classroom using your MISD student email address

2nd Pd Prof Comm
Class code: tdtocja
3rd Pd Prof Comm
Class code: j4pimvi

Beginning Friday afternoon, I will begin posting discussion questions in the class stream. Your job is to answer at least 3 questions by Tuesday, March 31

2nd Pd Discussion Board
3rd Pd Discussion Board

Please review the following: Google Classroom Discussion Board Guidelines

New Resource: Distance Learning FAQs

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Week of March 30-April 3
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, April 7

Weekly Checklist April 1-7

Monday 3/30
Gender & Comm Q&A Discussion Board via Google Classroom
2nd Pd Discussion Board
3rd Pd Discussion Board

Tuesday 3/31
Gender & Comm Q&A Discussion Board via Google Classroom
2nd Pd Discussion Board
3rd Pd Discussion Board

Wednesday 4/1
Watch lesson: Digital Literacy

Thursday 4/2
Complete: Digital Literacy Pre-Assessment Survey
Optional: Zoom meeting at 12:00 pm! I'll be on Zoom from 12:00-1:00 pm, and I'd love for y'all to drop in if you can make it! This will just be a chance for our classes to catch up & check in with each other.
Meeting Code: 304-313-194


Friday 4/3
Read: 6 People Who Were Fired for Social Media Posts
Login to Google Classroom using your MISD student email address

2nd Pd Prof Comm
Class code: tdtocja
3rd Pd Prof Comm
Class code: j4pimvi

2nd Pd Discussion Board
3rd pd Discussion Board

Beginning Friday afternoon, I will begin posting discussion questions about the article in the class stream. Your job is to respond to each of the 3 discussion questions by Tuesday, April 7.

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Week of April 6-10
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, April 14

Weekly Checklist April 8-14

Monday 4/6
Complete: Digital Literacy Journal Entries
Don't forget about discussion board questions about 6 People Who Were Fired for Social Media Posts!


Tuesday 4/7
Final day to submit discussion board responses! 6 People Who Were Fired for Social Media Posts

Wednesday 4/8
Watch video lesson: Social Media & Digital Communication

Thursday 4/9
Complete: Social Media Journal Entry
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

Friday 4/10
Good Friday--enjoy your holiday weekend!

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Week of April 13-17
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, April 21

Weekly Checklist April 15-21

Monday 4/13
Complete: Social Media Profile
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE


Tuesday 4/14
Due today: Social Media Profile

Wednesday 4/15
Watch video: How to Spot Fake News

Thursday 4/16
Complete assignment: How to Spot Fake News
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE


Friday 4/17
Complete assignment: Assessing Viral Images
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

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Week of April 20-24
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, April 28

Weekly Checklist April 22-28

Monday 4/20
Watch video: Which News Sources Can Be Trusted?

Tuesday 4/21
Complete assignment: Analyzing Trustworthy News Sources
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

Wednesday 4/22
Watch: Business Communication Video Notes

Thursday 4/23
Complete: Business Communication Activity
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

Friday 4/24
Review: Email Etiquette Notes
Assignment: Email the Teacher


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Week of April 27-May 1
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, May 5

Weekly Checklist April 29-May 5

Monday 4/27
Complete assignment: Email the Teacher
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

Tuesday 4/28
All assignments DUE by midnight!

Wednesday 4/29
Complete: CollegeBoard Big Future Assessment
If you're having trouble figuring out how to use the tool, click here for a short how-to video.
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

Thursday 4/30
Watch: Tips From a College Freshman

Friday 5/1
Read: Alternatives to College
Complete: Alternatives to College Assignment
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

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Week of May 4-May 8
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, May 12

Weekly Checklist May 6-12

Monday 5/4
Optional College/Career Exploration Work Day

Tuesday 5/5
Optional College/Career Exploration Work Day

Wednesday 5/6
Review: College Exploration Example
Review: Career Exploration Example
Work Day: College/Career Exploration Project

Thursday 5/7
Work Day: College/Career Exploration Project

Friday 5/8
Review: How to Write a Résumé
Review: Résumé Word Bank

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Week of May 11-May 15
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, May 19

Weekly Checklist: End of the Year

Monday 5/11
Work Day: Writing Résumés (see Google Classroom assignment)
Material: Résumé Template

Tuesday 5/12
All assignments DUE by midnight!
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd SUMBIT HERE

Wednesday 5/13
Review: Time Capsule Outline

Thursday 5/14
Work Day: Time Capsule Journal

Friday 5/15
Work Day: Time Capsule Journal
SENIOR TIME CAPSULE PROJECTS DUE!


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Week of May 18-May 22
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Friday, May 22


Monday 5/18
Work Day: Time Capsule Visual Aid (see Time Capsule Outline)

Tuesday 5/19
Work Day: Time Capsule Visual Aid (see Time Capsule Outline)

Wednesday 5/20
Work Day: Time Capsule Video Speech (see Time Capsule Outline)

Thursday 5/21
Work Day: Time Capsule Video Speech(see Time Capsule Outline)

Friday 5/22
Time Capsule Projects DUE by midnight! WE DID IT!
2nd Pd SUBMIT HERE
3rd Pd SUBMIT HERE

Week of March 25-27

Wednesday 3/25
Watch video: Welcome Back!
Complete COVID-19 Check-In
Team meeting via ZOOM: TBA
To join the meeting, use the following code: 5382660397

Thursday 3/26
All Congress articles must be filed to Prepd for your respective pieces of legislation (10 aff/10 neg)

Friday 3/27
Congress articles DUE
Work on 4 Congress speech outlines via Google Classroom (must use your MISD student email address to login). Due Tuesday.

Class code: lxhojzb

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Week of March 30-April 3

Monday 3/30
Work on Congress speech outlines via Google Classroom

Tuesday 3/31
Congress speech outlines DUE via Google Classroom

Wednesday 4/1
Schedule Congress conference with Ms. Peña--click here!
*Must have at least one other team member with you! Do not type over other people's names!

Thursday 4/2
Congress speech conference w/Peña
Team Meeting @ 2:00 pm

Friday 4/3
Write Current Events Questions

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Week of April 6-10

Monday 4/6
Write Current Events Questions
NSDA Congress Applications DUE

Tuesday 4/7
Current Events Questions DUE

Wednesday 4/8
Complete: Current Events Review

Thursday 4/9
Watch at least 2 each of the following:
2019 Info Finals (2nd Place)
2018 Info National Champion
2017 Info Finals: The Birds & the Weaves

Complete: Info Finals Review

Friday 4/10
Good Friday--enjoy your holiday weekend!

Check back soon!

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Week of April 13-17
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, April 21

Monday 4/13
Complete: Informative Speech Brainstorm

Tuesday 4/14
Informative Speech Topics
DUE

Wednesday 4/15
Watch videos:
How to Access MISD Library Resources
Formatting MLA Works Cited Page

Review: Basic MLA Format

Thursday 4/16
Assignment: Informative Speech Outline

Friday 4/17
Informative Speech Outline Work Day

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Week of April 20-24
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, April 28

Monday 4/20
Due date: Informative Speech Outline
Assignment: Informative Speech Research/Works Cited

Tuesday 4/21
Informative Speech Research/Works Cited Work Day (due at midnight tonight!)

Wednesday 4/22
Complete: Current Events Review

Thursday 4/23
Informative Speech Work Day

Friday 4/24
Informative Speech Work Day

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Week of April 27-May 1
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, May 5

Monday 4/27
Informative Speech Work Day

Tuesday 4/28
Informative Speech DUE

Wednesday 4/29
BREAK DAY

Thursday 4/30
Watch: Advanced Extemp Analysis
Assignment: Advanced Extemp Analysis Review

Friday 5/1
Watch: Kandi King 5 Extemp Tips
Watch: Extemp: Unified Analysis

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Week of May 4-May 8
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, May 12

Monday 5/4
Assignment: Writing Extemp Questions

Tuesday 5/5
DUE TODAY: Writing Extemp Questions

Wednesday 5/6
Assignment: Current Events Quiz

Thursday 5/7
Due Today: Current Events Quiz

Friday 5/8
Assignment: Reading Day (spend 10-15 min reading a reliable publication!)


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Week of May 11-May 15
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Tuesday, May 19

Monday 5/11
Assignment: Virtual Extemp "Draw"

Tuesday 5/12
Due Today: Virtual Extemp Speeches

Wednesday 5/13
Review: Time Capsule Outline

Thursday 5/14
Work Day: Time Capsule Journal

Friday 5/15
Work Day: Time Capsule Journal

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Week of May 18-May 22
*Please note that the dates below are suggested for pacing purposes only. Feel free to work at your own place! All assignments are due by Friday, May 22

Monday 5/18
Work Day: Time Capsule Visual Aid (see Time Capsule Outline)

Tuesday 5/19
Work Day: Time Capsule Visual Aid (see Time Capsule Outline)

Wednesday 5/20
Work Day: Time Capsule Video Speech (see Time Capsule Outline)

Thursday 5/21
Work Day: Time Capsule Video Speech (see Time Capsule Outline)

Friday 5/22
Time Capsule Projects DUE by midnight! WE DID IT!

Week of March 25-April 1
Log into Google Classroom and complete the following assignments:
-Expository Prompt: Week 1
-Persuasive Prompt: Week 1

Week of March 30-April 3
Log into Google Classroom and complete the following assignments:

-Expository Prompt: Week 2
-Persuasive Prompt: Week 2

Week of April 6-10
Log into Google Classroom and complete the following assignments:
-Expository Prompt: Week 3 
-Persuasive Prompt: Week 3

Week of April 13-17
Log into Google Classroom and complete the following assignments:
-Sentence Fragments

Week of April 20-24
Log into Google Classroom and complete the following assignments:
-
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