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Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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June 8th-10th: Discounted Group Professional Development. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

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The workshop model: Beyond the basics

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Jen Bengel explains the workshop model, how to create mini-lessons, and how to get students excited about books. So in this episode, we’re talking about the workshop model. Jen’s going to do a deep dive into an ELA or reading workshop model.

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Formative Assessment with Plickers

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Formative assessment helps teachers make data-informed decisions to plan for and/or adjust instructional activities, identify potential misconceptions, monitor the pace of instruction, etc. View data as a group snapshot in a graph, or view individual data from audience.

One teacher’s 5 secrets for a fantastic math workshop

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Today, I’ve invited Meg from The Teacher Studio to share how she runs math workshop in her classroom. Over the years, I have had many people ask me to blog more about my math workshop. Why do math workshop, anyway? How can I set the tone for math workshop?

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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.

Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have often reflected on the idea of formative assessment. Second, it may be better stated as formative learning since I view assessment as a part of the overall learning experience. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. What really is formative assessment?

Assessing Creative Writing Is Hard, So Here Are Three Ways To Avoid It

Edsurge

Everyone knows that outside of the school building, creative writing workshops aren’t graded. Whether it’s a group of retirees who cluster in the back of your corner coffee shop or the so-called Ponzi schemes of MFA programs like the famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop, assessment comes in the form of peer feedback—marginalia and discussion. As the educators I spoke with lamented, “the product is so hard to assess.” Here’s what you revise and bring in for workshop.

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. Maybe a published poet could Skype in and lead a workshop.

5 Ideas to Incorporate Assessment in Project Based Learning … Grounded in the Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Most of all, thanks for being one of those over 25,000 visitors a month, over 10,000 subscribers, and possibly one of the thousands of educators that have attended my workshops at schools and conferences. I would enjoy meeting you! How are the standards being formally assessed?

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? First, consider whether the tool you are thinking about is the right tool for what you want to assess. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum. The Process.

How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’ve always thought it would be really cool to get a group of master teachers together to hash out some of their toughest challenges and share what’s working. The topic for our first productivity roundtable is streamlining the grading and assessment process.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Thanks to Twitter, I connected with so many of my dear friends over lunch, group discussions, dinners, and parties.

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

Kleinspiration

Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. However, they quickly evolved into this group bonding, laughing, and really connecting! and, for me, this group certainly fits that description. Yep - Riley and I meet Mr. Cullen! I didn''t name my cat after a vampire.

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." He is board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Traditionally, literacy educators spent long hours gathering resources, developing tasks and extensions, and reading and analyzing assessment to determine if the instruction was meeting the needs of students. The mini-lesson is whole group instruction.

A Former Oakland Unified Teacher Now Helps Even More Students Pass AP Tests

Edsurge

As students cram, her team of four has been scrambling to meet the demand on Fiveable , where she and other teachers broadcast live test-prep sessions. There are also quizzes and online study groups where users can chat. Education Technology Tutoring Startups Assessments

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

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Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. 4 virtual meetings.

Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't

Edsurge

In the months since launching our school and district pilot program , the Kiddom team has collectively spent thousands of hours meeting with administrators to better understand their workflows, facilitate contextualized staff workshops, and support ongoing partnerships. The Authoritarian On occasion, we meet with an administrator who makes decisions swiftly and unilaterally, without regard for the current staff skill or student mastery levels.

Benchmark Education Announces K5 English-Spanish Literacy Resources

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Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) introduced Texas Benchmark Workshop and Benchmark Taller in Texas —combined print and digital resources for grades K to 5 in English and Spanish for reading, phonics and word study, and writing.

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

Educator Innovator

That’s according to a new survey-based report by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which documents parents’ perspectives on their children’s informal use of educational media—including apps, games, websites, and TV shows. Teachers are helping to meet that need.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. A good program starts with a needs assessment, which is a way to figure out what teachers really need from their training.

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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

I still have a few spots for summer PD so I’m reprising this popular discount: July 5th-8th: Group Professional Development. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments.

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

On the one hand, they have the traditional methods of accessing content and assessing what students have learned. Particularly, formative assessment is the driver of differentiation of assessment. Technology isn’t necessary to do any type of formative assessment.

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

It is the process by which teachers utilize a variety of tools and strategies to meet the needs of their diverse group of students. Effective use of technology can help teachers transform their classrooms and customize curriculum to meet student needs.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Group enrollment.

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

A Principal's Reflections

During every single workshop I facilitate, I have participants in both peer and randomly selected groups engage in face-to-face conversations on numerous question prompts. I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

SAT/ACT Study Groups. When it comes time to prepare for the SAT and ACT, often times students will form study groups across the area or region. Consider ways you can bring the world to your students by co-teaching with a teacher and group of students in another country.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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It’s adaptable to more than 120 languages and scalable to small groups or large schools. Online book discussions to support literacy groups. A Workshop module where students can collaborate on classwork and learning. Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet.

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Authentic PBL: Santa Believes in Project Based Learning … Do You?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Upon further reflection, it occurred to me that not only does Santa believe in PBL, he practices many of its positive attributes at his workshop. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

G is for Grounded in Standards: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks, Elements, & Compounds of Deeper Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also, remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. Perhaps you might even attend my session or workshops. Most of all, there is an alignment between standards, skills, and assessment.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

The Case for Coaching Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

The actual game was more or less an assessment of what my players had learned during practice. This is a sound investment indeed, but research from the Wallace Foundation empowers schools to expand support to a group that is most often left out – leaders.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

Peer Collaboration and Assessment. Key to the success of a PBL is its design, it must — if it is to be used as an ongoing method — be able to successfully meet State standards, and purely through engaging in the project students must be able to pass a State standard assessment.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

I have a confession.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''ve been teaching for 14 years and I can''t get students to improve their writing based on my assessment alone no matter how many times I try. Students engage in writing workshops, do some peer review, have mini-conferences with the teacher, write a draft, revise the draft, and hand it in. Students will not become better writers if they are only assessed on one major writing task a marking period or semester. But there is time for Peer-Self Evaluation & Assessment!

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