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. Readers of my blog know my thoughts and feelings about effective student learning. I have written blogs on: All Lesson Should Be Interdisciplinary Learning – [link].

Must Have Books for Reading Workshop!

Kleinspiration

Power Reading Workshop: a Step by Step Guide by Laura Candler This summer, my friend, Laura Candler , sent me her two most recent books on reading workshop. I was excited to receive these materials because we do reading workshop in my second grade class. I''ve been using the reading workshop model for the past four years. I''ve attended extensive professional development in the area of reading workshop and writing workshop.

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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''ve had many opportunities for professional development in the area for reader''s workshop; however, I truly find the benefit of conferences that aren''t a ''one stop shop.'' I am growing from this one because we meet monthly to learn and collaborate with a great group of professionals within our district.

Launching Writing Workshop: 25 Free #CCSS Lessons with Anchor Charts & Printables

Kleinspiration

25 Common Core Lessons to Launch your 2nd Grade Writer''s Workshop Fall is my favorite season for several reasons. I was so excited to attend our grade level meeting yesterday because we had scheduled one of our favorite consultants to come and work with us to plan for writer''s workshop. I''m starting with the Launching with Small Moments unit since that is where we will start with writer''s workshop.

Meet NEO at OEB 2017!

Neo LMS

Our conference programme is crafted to fit every style of learning – from discussions and debates, to hands-on workshops and interactive breakout sessions, with exhibitors and guests from startups through to the most established corporations. The agenda of the 23rd edition of this conference is packed-full with hand-on workshops, interactive break-out sessions, plenary sessions, panel talks, a plenary debate and various networking sessions. Meet NEO at OEB 2017!

The Dynamic Learning Workshop and Coaching Package

Shake Up Learning

The post The Dynamic Learning Workshop and Coaching Package appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This three-day workshop and coaching package will help you and your teachers make meaningful technology integration a reality! The Dynamic Learning Workshop and Coaching Package! The Two-Day Workshop. Below is a rough outline of what to expect on day one of the workshop. Book Tour/Overview of Workshop. Bring this Workshop & Coaching Package to Your School.

Preparing Audience-Sensitive Presentations and Workshops

ProfHacker

But when you are invited to present a keynote or facilitate a workshop to people you know little or nothing about, how do you ensure you are sufficiently sensitive to your audience? I can be giving a workshop on the same topic and I would do it completely differently to faculty at my institution vs other universities in Egypt. For Jim Groom’s keynote at AMICAL, several organizers and I had a meeting with him explaining context and brainstorming direction.

How to Lead: Meet Our Five DILA Administrator Winners

Digital Promise

She leads the Napa County Office of Education in California towards this goal, with a NCOE Parent Workshop series developed for families to learn about resources and how to reinforce student learning at home. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge. Guest co-author Mary Jo Madda is an Associate Editor at EdSurge. Being an administrator is a tough job, but administrators make all the difference when it comes to leading schools and districts towards innovation and change.

Join Me This Year For Some Exciting Workshops During the 2019 ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

If you aren't familiar with the ISTE Conference , it's the largest Educational Technology Conference in North America which brings together hundreds of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions and mixes it in with hundreds of todays top educational technology companies showcasing what is going to be hitting classrooms in the call. TeacherCast Educational Podcasting Workshop: (8:30 – 11:30). Who is this workshop designed for? Who is this workshop designed for?

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. Meg has tons of practical, classroom-tested tips for math instruction on her website and is going to be launching a series of detailed posts about implementing math workshop, so make sure you’re following her to learn more! Over the years, I have had many people ask me to blog more about my math workshop. Why do math workshop, anyway?

Feeling the midyear slump? Recharge your meetings with MicroPD

eSchool News

As principal of a middle school, I meet weekly with teachers and school counselors to discuss team and department progress of our students. At the beginning of the year, when we are euphoric and well-rested and looking forward to helping all children, we establish SMART goals and meeting protocols. It’s fairly standard belief that professional development (PD) must go deeper than the one-and-done workshop; it must be more sustained, more relevant, and offer tangible takeaways.

Power Up the Collaborative Writing Process with a Writing Workshop

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A digital writing workshop can provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. Managing a Digital Writing Workshop. A goal of the digital writing workshop is to create an environment that has the capacity to help students develop sustained, focused writing skills. This Digital Writing Workshop is designed to avoid classroom chaos through the use of two separate grouping strategies.

Flipping IEP Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

Recently I was leading a workshop on flipped learning and several of the participants and I were talking about some of the challenges of working in schools. One of the teachers discussed some frustration with the way IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meetings took place in her school. Often she was pulled away from class to attend meetings while her students were taught by a substitute teacher. What if we applied the principles of flipped learning to IEP meetings?

7 Ways To Sabotage Meetings

The Innovative Educator

When you want to get a project done it is imperative that when working with others you understand what elements lead to a high performing team as well as understand the strategies required to make meetings effective. Well when that's the case, then it is important to know how to sabotage meetings. Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes ( @Yaron321 ) revealed how to do just that as part of a full-day workshop on promising practices and pitfalls to avoid when conducting meetings.

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. Other Workshop Leaders: Buffy Hamilton , Title I Writing teacher, former librarian; Atlanta, GA. I also realized I need to make time to come to the National Writing Project Meeting EVERY YEAR! Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

Insight Education Group to Host National Educational Leaders’ Workshop

techlearning

(Encino, CA) February 16, 2017 — Insight Education Group today announced that its National Educational Leaders’ Workshop (NELW) will take place in San Diego, CA, on March 9 and 10. The Workshop will provide the time, space, and expertise to accomplish this.”

Flipping IEP Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

Recently I was leading a workshop on flipped learning and several of the participants and I were talking about some of the challenges of working in schools. One of the teachers discussed some frustration with the way IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meetings took place in her school. Often she was pulled away from class to attend meetings while her students were taught by a substitute teacher. What if we applied the principles of flipped learning to IEP meetings?

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research

Edsurge

toward the end of Writer’s Workshop. To my surprise, people were interested and they voted to meet before school at 7 a.m. The table during a NeuroNIST meeting (Credit: Kristin Simmers) I loaded the table with the best cold brew coffee in Bangkok (that was important) as well as a selection of books and articles related to MBE. Nina Radcliffe’s teaching practice was changing.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum. Educators can register for a workshop at www.vernier.com/workshops. When they leave the workshop, we want educators to be inspired and excited to incorporate new experiments into their curriculum.”

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

So I started doing more–leading workshops, teaching online courses, and creating more resources—and it kind of evolved into my dream job. I’m also creating a Counselor Workshop in a Box so any counselor can lead a great in-person workshop, whether for one student or 400 students, 1-hr or over the course of several days. Finally, I’m doing a three-day workshop for counselors in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Try: Arranged advertising events, organized fundraisers, and gave presentations at school meetings. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. . We are so excited to introduce Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District).

4-Step Model for Productive Whole-Brained Meetings

The Innovative Educator

To run effective meetings it is helpful to have insights into the personality types of your colleagues using a tool like, DISC, which you can access for free here , Myers Briggs which you can access for free here , and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI). This was the tool of choice at a recent workshop I attended led by Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes ( @Yaron321 ) who specializes in innovation.

The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine

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. The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine. Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have done 100’s of workshops and presentations.

25 Bootcamps, 13 Workshops, 12 Summits and 1 Student Summit: We're Just Getting Started January!

EdTechTeam

In January we worked with 94 Google Certified Trainers to produce 51 face-to-face events : 25 Bootcamps 13 Customized Workshops & Keynotes 10 Summits 2 Custom Summits 1 Student Summit In addition to work in KY, TX, CA and IL we also had the opportunity to meet with educators in Iceland, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. This year is off to a fantastic start for EdTechTeam!

Do’s & Don’ts to "PEP" Up Meetings For Success

The Innovative Educator

Most employees feel many meetings they attend are a waste of time but they don’t need to be. There are strategies you can implement as well as pitfalls you can avoid to help ensure your meetings are interesting, informative, productive and achieve desired outcomes. Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes ( @Yaron321 ) conducted a full-day workshop revealing the secrets to successful meetings so that they don’t resemble the comic below.

Apple joining Hour of Code and offering free workshops! #edtech

iLearn Technology

During Computer Science Education week (December 8-14th) they will be hosting other workshops. Can’t wait to meet you there! Today Apple announced that it will be joining code.org’ s “Hour of Code” movement by hosting a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming at Apple stores on December 11. As a part of the Computer Science Education week, Apple will be hosting designers and engineers in select cities around the world. Pretty awesome!

Reflecting On My #Flipclass Workshop w Faculty at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia @OfficeMixTeam

techieMusings

On the fourth day of my visit, I led an all-staff professional development workshop. During the workshop, I was again reminded the power of Office Mix. In the workshop, teachers brought a PowerPoint they already had created for an instructional lesson. One such example was meeting with a science teacher.

Reflecting On My #Flipclass Workshop w Faculty at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia @OfficeMixTeam

techieMusings

On the fourth day of my visit, I led an all-staff professional development workshop. During the workshop, I was again reminded the power of Office Mix. In the workshop, teachers brought a PowerPoint they already had created for an instructional lesson. One such example was meeting with a science teacher.

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life

MindShift

Meeting Standards. It might have been the banana piano. Or perhaps the bongos, made from lemons that students had plucked from the citrus tree at school. Elizabeth Little, who teaches middle school math and science, doesn’t know exactly which of the hands-on projects she introduced to her remedial math class turned the class around. But by the end of the school year, all her math students, not just those needing extra support, were clamoring for more math. How did this happen?

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Students may come to a Black Girls Code workshop and become inspired and enthusiastic about the new skills they’ve learned. We put the whole framework in place, and then volunteers come and run workshops. Many professions that were once the exclusive domain of men are no longer so. The percentage of women enrolled in law, medicine and physical sciences have been trending toward parity ever since the 1970s. Computer science, however, is a different story.

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.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

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. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. Districts, schools, and individuals planning to take advantage of these books are reminded to conduct their own reviews to determine whether these resources meet their needs.

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The Secret to a Great Staff Meeting is … CREATIVITY!

My Paperless Classroom

While I work with young students, my adult workshops are more dramatic than most of my classes. In this staff meeting, I wanted to get everybody into a DT experience, but I also needed it to take 45 minutes or less. The day after the meeting, I had several people remark on how much fun they had. The Call of Creativity-.

Audio Builders Workshop Events at AES New York 2018 Convention to Offer Hands-On Experiences for DIY Audio Professionals and Enthusiasts

techlearning

This year’s 145 Audio Engineering Society International Convention, taking place in New York, October 17 – 20 at the Jacob Javits Center, will host a series of events following the tradition of do-it-yourself innovation and promoting the understanding of audio technology, in partnership with the Audio Builders Workshop – a workgroup of the AES Boston Section. Following that is the All Access Technical Program’s Audio Builders Workshop mini-track on Saturday, October 20.