The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. I love meeting my blog friends at conferences and workshops and meet ups. I hope to meet many more friends over the next year. Happy New Year ~ from Kleinspiration This year was filled with many joyous moments. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends. I''m lucky to have a job that I adore and hobbies that support what I enjoy doing.

SDE Conference for Extraordinary Educators!


July 20 - 24 in Chicago 2013 I was excited when SDE contacted me to be a presenter for their summer conference this year. Many of the teachers below were named People Magazine''s Teacher of the Year, Disney Teacher of the Year, become their state''s teacher of the year and invited to meet the President, and some have become successful teacher-preneurs on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction


Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. The three of us quickly discovered how much we all enjoyed the same type of literature (these crazy coincidences kept happening throughout the night - it was destiny for us to meet!). Yep - Riley and I meet Mr. Cullen! Sixty mini-lessons for teaching print, graphic, and organizational features provide ample choices for meeting the standards while adapting to students’ needs. I didn''t name my cat after a vampire.

With @ClassDojo - Go Paperless, Reach Common Core Standards, & Enhance Engagement!


After our Skype meeting, I could tell there was HUGE potential in what he was about to launch. Sam and I had several meetings, phone conversations, and even hung out at various conferences. Anchor Chart Workshop Expectations: Each year, we come together and brainstorm a list of expectations for our reading and writing workshop time. We took the information from the charts and used them to track our success in workshop. Class Dojo is more than a behavior tool.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. More often than not, if you can create a reason to connect with someone virtually, you can also find the people willing to meet you halfway. Maybe a published poet could Skype in and lead a workshop. Ask yourself what are my goals for my students and try to find a project or a partner to meet those goals.

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!


She asked if she could use Aurasma during recess to help her friends during writing workshop. I have shared may uses of Augmented Real ity through my social networks , and I''ve presented at several national conferences and dis trict workshops where I explain how I use Aurasma in my classroom. We set up a date to meet at his school w here we could exchange ideas and creat ive uses for augmented reality. His colleague, Drew, was also able to meet with us.

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Jerry Blumengarten The 2013 Global Education Conference starts today! 10:00pm KEYNOTE: Kim Cofino - Adventures in International Education 11:00pm ePortfolios as Environments for Global Engagement, Deep Learning and Authentic Assessment - Betty Hurley-Dasgupta, Professor and HP Fellow “In today''s society, we no longer have to hold meetings in the confines of four walls, stay in expensive hotels, and nibble on gourmet food we can''t pronounce.

Star Planning: Engage the Senses, Make Memories, and Inspire Creativity!


The Inspired Apple: a Fun Teacher''s Blog - click here to connect to her fabulous site - I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abby, author of The Inspired Apple , in person this summer in Chicago. She explained how her colleagues would come together to gather mentor texts for the upcoming workshop units of study. It was great to get to meet you in person this summer.

Edscape is Coming. Join Us and Innovate Now

A Principal's Reflections

The annual Edscape Conference will once again be held at New Milford High School in New Milford, NJ on Saturday October 19, 2013. The Edscape Conference will feature presentations and workshops by innovative educators who believe that change is essential to meet the diverse needs of all learners in the 21st Century.

Leadership Ignited

A Principal's Reflections

The leadership of NASSP is well aware of trends in and the value of connected learning and have created a learning experience that will meet the needs of all attendees. While attendees are at Ignite 2013, they will get to reclaim that time and make the most of it. The plenary Thought Leader Sessions will have more of a workshop feel, as will the concurrent sessions. The success of Ignite 2013 relies on your active participation.

#CEL13: Connections

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The 2013 CEL convention focused on the theme of Transformative Literary Leadership and Learning, and my session was STOP BLEEDING RED INK: Using Paper and Online tools to assist in evaluating student work. One of the highlights for connecting via Twitter is being able to meet tweeps in person, face to face. Kate Baker (@KtBkr4) November 25, 2013 There were quite a few people at the conference who I did not recognize until they mentioned their Twitter handle.

Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The format is informal and the goal is for you to meet and get to know some of your online heroes, as well as to recap learnings from the day’s events and to look ahead to what’s next in CEM. Background includes director of research, Sesame Workshop; asst. This week we continue our evening Connected Cafe sessions nightly from 7:30 to 8:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time.

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STEAM-Powered Notebook Practices

Educator Innovator

The team presented a hands-on paper circuitry workshop at the NWP Annual Meeting recently. Educator Innovator Blog NEXMAP Annual Meeting notebook NWP paper circuitryby Jennifer Dick, NEXMAP Program Director. For many years, policy makers, employers, and other stakeholders in the sphere of education have expressed concern about ensuring our youth are adequately prepared for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


The Importance of Student Buy In for the Use of New Technology and Teaching Methods

Saving Socrates

I resented the unstructured weekly meetings my students attended with school counselors and advisors and the almost monthly color war or spirit centered full school event. I found those meetings turned into venting sessions where students were given the ability to complain about anything they disliked. Furthermore, I found these meetings had an almost contagious effect among students creating animosity and inspiring grievances from even the most copacetic student.

You Are What You Share

My Paperless Classroom

In many of our meetings this week we have been talking about integrating digital citizenship into our character education program. When we were talking about this program for the students I suggested a think workshop for parents, seriously so they know what we are doing. As I have been meeting new people and settling in to the new job I have been trying to THINK as much as possible.

Today: A Conversation with Idit Harel Caperton on Constructionism, Social Learning, Web 2.0, Seymour Papert, and More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She founded the World Wide Workshop in 2004 to leverage her unique blend of award-winning research, business acumen, and leadership in spreading innovative new-media learning projects for benefiting kids and youth around the world. Most recently, the Workshop launched Globaloria to invent ways of using social networking and Web 2.0

Building a Learning Culture


It takes place through conversations, classes, Twitter chats , workshops, blogging, book studies, challenges, team meetings, etc. Leadership Day 2013 Image by Scott McLeod Model what you want to see Sometimes the best professional development comes informally through the behaviors of others, influencing how I think and what I think about. Learning is not something that needs a workshop or a class for it to occur.

Tackling the Difference Between the PD Teachers Want and What They Need Via the Professional Development Plan

Saving Socrates

I find teachers that are excellent in classroom management and perhaps weak in differentiation flocking to workshops about research or flipped education. Well, I meet with the teachers regularly before and after observations to remind them of their areas of growth and encourage them to attend workshops, read books, and come work with me and other teachers on those areas. Can they continue to sign up for workshops on areas they want to grow in rather than need to?

A Library In Every Pocket: Virtualizing Your Library for Mobile Learning

The Daring Librarian

I''m both happy and sad to say that our Pre-Conference workshop at #AASL13 ( American Association of School Librarians ) is S OLD OUT! We can''t wait to share some new ideas & collaborate with the 65 people registered for this pre-conference workshop! Joyce Valenza (@joycevalenza) October 25, 2013 Friday night from 9-Midnight at the Hartford Marriott Capital Rooms 1/2/3 for free-formed conversation threads, a Sucks/Rocks, and then a crowdsourced smackdown !

The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Steve Hargadon Co-Chair, 2013 School Leadership Summit [link] The Summit Schedule : Times below are in US-Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT - 7). O''Neil, Technology Coordinator How Can Mainstream Education Meet The Needs of Post-Modern Society? - Kim Jones, CEO Professional Development Workshop for Citizenship Education & Conflict Analysis in Teaching of Social Studies - Noureen.M. Thursday, March 28th, is our inaugural, online, and free School Leadership Summit.

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

The ability to meet that challenge will help determine whether education will be more relevant to both young people and the economy where they will be eventually looking for work.”. From July through September, the winning organizations will host local hands-on events where young people collaborate and compete to build a better web through activities such as hackathons, digital learning labs, maker spaces, badge development workshops, and digital journalism and mentoring workshops.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

The Playground Advocate

Recently, I created this video during a workshop: In order to create that product, my partners and I used a combination of GarageBand, Thumbjam, email, text, PhotoShop, BeFunky, Camtasia, and of course, YouTube. Learning how to do this so that students develop confidence in their own abilities to creatively approach the world with a will to make things better takes a similar effort on our part to imagine classrooms that meet this need.

February 2013 - The Educator 2.0 Tour in Australia

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me in Australia in February of 2013, where I''ll be doing a series of workshops, masterclasses, and consultancies in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. The workshops are full-day hands-on events which will explore these trends of the education revolution--which is demanding even more from our educational institutions and from educators. full-day workshops will include post-event online meetings, together with networking and forums discussions.

How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

MOOC Crib Sheet created by Jeannette Shaffer (for a 2011 ISTE Workshop) 2. Because a MOOC is free and typically doesn''t offer any sort of credit, most people that choose to participate are there because they want to gain new knowledge and meet new people in their profession. Author: Mathieu Plourde {(Mathplourde on Flickr) This week marks the beginning of the How to Teach Online MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). What is a MOOC you may ask?


Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are. The church has come to play a critical role in meeting the digital learning needs of adult members, from turning on a computer to navigating online job applications or enrolling a child in school.

Over 60 Videos to Provide Some Great PBL Ideas at the Follett Challenge

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Perhaps you might even attend my session or workshops. Workshop: Beyond the Device: Technology to Support Standards and Authentic Learning. Workshop: Making Makers Mainstream: Connecting A Maker Culture to Curriculum Standards. Workshop: Making Project Based Learning Happen in Your District or Classroom. Workshop: The Verbs of PBL, STEM and STEAM: Dewey Meets Technology. Click here to view 60 winners going back to 2013.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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The Trust Default

The Principal of Change

In a recent workshop, I was asked: “Do you think that kids should just be able to bring phones to the classroom whenever they want?” Telling learners (I include adults as well) they can’t have access to devices before I even meet them displays my assumption that they will do something wrong.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Racism cannot be solved in a six-hour workshop,” Howort told the group.

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‘Everything they need’: A school transformed from one of New York City’s worst to one of its best; then coronavirus shut its doors

The Hechinger Report

Ninety-six percent of children at the Walton Avenue School, a K-5 school in the Bronx he’d founded in 2013, face economic hardship, and about a third are homeless. In 2013, the administration of former mayor Michael Bloomberg began phasing out the school.

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD


During this year, I attended our state's annual reading conference, Kagan professional learning 5 day workshop, several Lucy Calkin's writing workshop sessions, numerous district level conferences, and received private coaching from some of the nation's top educational consultants. This year I have attended and will continue to attend some terrific conferences and workshops.

What the research says about the best way to engage parents

The Hechinger Report

In January, adults could attend two 30-minute workshops on everything from how to set limits to understanding trauma — topics the parents had suggested themselves. “I Second grade teachers Amy Hart (center) and Alina Turner (right), with her dog, Mello, meet with Karen Shutt (left), instructional coach for a planning meeting at Edmondson Elementary. nitially, Malik relied on traditional meetings to get parent feedback.

Why These School Districts Serve Children Beginning at Birth


Meghan McCormack, whose job is to visit families in their homes, pulls on her own coat as she hurries outside to meet a mom whose kids aren't old enough for school yet. Developing a Plan to Support Early Childhood Education In 2013, 11 school districts in Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska came together with a plan to collectively tackle the issue of early childhood education in schools with high concentrations of poverty. BELLEVUE, Neb.—The

'QueenHype' After-School Program Empowers Girls Through Art and Activism


Confidence is built through deep self-reflection, mindfulness, and yoga, as well weekly workshops where girls have meaningful dialogues and come up with measurable solutions. After completing the program, our young Queens demonstrate mastery through a community project reflecting the learnings of each workshop. Advice blogs follow self-esteem workshops; fashion shows pair with self-confidence seminars; choreographed dance routines come after positive body-image discussions.

How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience 


A 2013 survey of parents found that 20 percent of their elementary-age kids had less than 15 minutes to eat. She also worked with design firm IDEO when it worked with the district to launch a school lunch redesign process in 2013. As part of redesigning the lunch experience for Tice Creek students, Reicker and Brodskiy hosted a series of workshops to gather student input about food and how lunch could better serve students.