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Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

This month I started a maker-enhanced writing workshop with a group of gifted 3rd through 6th grade students. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

Reader's Workshop for K-2

Kleinspiration

Websites to Wow your Workshop I''m out of the classroom today at a conference for reader''s workshop, and it''s simply amazing! I am growing from this one because we meet monthly to learn and collaborate with a great group of professionals within our district.

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Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. A library is a safe space for students to learn and explore their own interests,” Jopeck said.

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.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. In our interactive session for “ Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom ,” we really let our participants drive the learning. Other Workshop Leaders: Buffy Hamilton , Title I Writing teacher, former librarian; Atlanta, GA. Zach Duensing, Nashville Public Library.

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." This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Registering for one of the Library 2.0

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

MindShift

New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. Luhtala is blessed with a big library, but for most of her career it has been dominated by large bookshelves. The New Canaan Library tries to create different spaces throughout the library where students can work quietly, in collaboration, or on innovative projects.

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! Does your classroom library include chocolate?

Reimagining the author visit: a statewide approach

NeverEndingSearch

This happened when a team of librarians and educators in New Jersey discovered that Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature , was visiting our state for two events. Every once in a while you discover a confluence of opportunity.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

They are invested in teaching their classes and suddenly it seems impossible to meet yearly goals, build lifelong learners. Have a frequent virtual meeting via Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, or an option through your LMS. GetEpic –Digital library for kid’s books.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Take it easy and slow, and focus on the enthusiasts among the staff complement, and work from there — perhaps by presenting your successes at staff meetings and other workshops to entice further interest.

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We''re having a great response to our call for volunteers for the Library 2.014 Conference , but there''s still plenty of time for you to get involved with this exciting event! How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly?

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

Educator Innovator

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. included libraries, community organizations, advocacy groups, museums, non-profits, cultural organizations, youth-serving institutions, and arts organizations.

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

Many churches offer opportunities for young people to get involved in their communities through youth service groups. Leaders in faith-based organizations are also positioned to mobilize and organize communities to help meet the needs of its children.

A video visit with your academic librarian: an idea for your seniors

NeverEndingSearch

One of my exceptional former students, Lawrence (NJ) High School librarian Ewa Elliot, hosted a meeting a couple of weeks back. college expectations regarding library skills. How might we introduce high school seniors to their prospective college librarians and college libraries?

Storefront Advising Programs Bring Free College Counseling Into Low-Income Communities

Edsurge

HOUSTON — Colorful college pennants line the walls in a small room at a public library branch in the city's Near Northside. Bringing College Access Into Communities Community-based college advising centers get a lot of foot traffic through one-on-one counseling sessions and group workshops.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Think of ways this could be used in programs both in and outside of your own schools like the YMCA, tutoring programs, community sports, and libraries. SAT/ACT Study Groups. What if we supplemented these types of meetings with online classes for parents through Google Classroom?

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. Training and Workshops. This includes videos, free live online training, customized webinars, and onsite workshops. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs.

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#EdClusters17 Convening: Strengthening Our Connections

Digital Promise

You can review the full meeting agenda here. Attendees workshopped two new tools for EdClusters — an Asset Mapping Guide and Equity Audit, each of which grew out of two working groups EdClusters network partners have participated in over the past several months.

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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 will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

They may also enjoy quiet trips to a museum, visiting the local library, taking music lessons, painting, and quiet reading spaces. Set up meetings to chat with your child’s teacher to explain unique concerns and necessary accommodations. Written by: Robyn D. Shulman.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. based education advocacy group. “It

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 nitially, Malik relied on traditional meetings to get parent feedback.

Wakelet: for curation, collaborating and telling your stories

NeverEndingSearch

I recently had a couple of long chats with Wakelet’s developers and came away even more impressed with the tool’s affordances for curation (and more), as well as the team’s commitment to discovering and meeting the needs of users.

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15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

How to work tech tools into their unique student groups. Screencasting was quite popular in these two classes as well as Summer PD workshop. TweetUps worked best with larger groups. MTI 562 (the Tech-infused Teacher ) and MTI 563 (the Differentiated Teacher ) just ended.

Beneylu School: The Digital Classroom You Will Love!

Kleinspiration

Media Library. Just like anywhere else, in Beneylu School as well Media Library is the most used app, obviously because a picture is worth a thousand words. The Media Library app allows you to store and share media content with students and parents. Workshop.

15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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 would enjoy meeting you! W027: PBL Splash A Look at Project Based Learning (1/2 day Workshop).

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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 will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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9 questions to create a powerhouse active learning classroom

Nureva

Little things make a big difference: comfy seating next to a library window, the ability to fit the whole project team around a table, plug-ins for devices (can there ever be enough?). Try holding a class or committee meeting there, and then ask for their impressions.

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What’s New

techlearning

FARIA EDUCATION GROUP AND RUBICON ( fariaedu.com ) & ( Rubicon.com ) Faria Education Group Limited has acquired Rubicon. Teachers and administrators are empowered with tools that meet the needs of everyone for any sized school.

8 Ways to Build Stronger Relationships with Latinx Families

Graphite Blog

Another simple way to do this is to recognize families with certificates or diplomas after parent workshops or in a parent volunteer group. That parent or caregiver who is the first to volunteer, speaks at every meeting, and has an opinion on most things can be your best ally.

Seven Things to do this Summer to Prepare for Your Flipped Class

Turning Learning On Its Head

I had poured my life into a group of teenagers, and though I would see some of them the next year, I knew it would not be the same. It is possible that your school may o ffer a workshop. There are two FlipCon conferences this summer, and I am leading an all-day workshop in Illinois.

Educators Guide for Designing a Makerspace

EdTechTeam

Think about how you can convert an extra room in the school, libraries, unused breakout spaces in the corridor, courtyards or even a corner in your classroom into an exciting learning space. Make a group of interested students and tap into this talent.