Lessons from Sesame Workshop: Leveraging Research and Learner Testing for Powerful Edtech

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Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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One I discovered this summer is Wonder Workshop’s collection of three robots — Cue, Dash, and Dot. Before I dig into Dash, let me tell you about his creator, Wonder Workshop. What is Wonder Workshop? Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive early learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners and provides everything teachers require to teach coding and robotics (see below under How to Use Dash in Your Classroom ). Wonder Workshop PD.

A Maker Education PD Workshop

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I had the privilege of presenting a day long maker education workshop at Edutech Asia on November 7, 2019. As they arrived in the morning, I asked them to access the workshop slides and create a name card lit up with an LED. Here are some examples from the workshop: Finally, they were instructed to create a poster using visuals and LEDs in their small groups about their day and how they can apply their learnings when they return to their work environments.

Center Your Students with Literacy Workshop


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Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

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This month I started a maker-enhanced writing workshop with a group of gifted 3rd through 6th grade students. 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]. The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning – [link]. Authentic Learning Experiences – [link]. Intentional Creativity – [link].

BreakoutEDU: A Professional Development Workshop

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I recently got the opportunity to offer a professional development workshop for educators of gifted students at the 2018 14th Annual Fall Gifted Education Institute. The description for my workshop was as follows: BreakoutEDU presents puzzles for students to decipher, each clue leading to another which in turn opens locks attached to a strongbox.

Take Writing Workshop to a Higher Level


Short-term projects with specific techniques and ample examples fill Shelley Harwayne’s book, Above and Beyond the Writing Workshop. The post Take Writing Workshop to a Higher Level first appeared on MiddleWeb.

Turn Your Classroom into a Workshop to Engage Learners

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If you think a classroom bereft of traditional tools like homework, bell work, worksheets and even grades sounds intriguing, you are ready to convert your classroom into a workshop setting, where learning will really soar. The post Turn Your Classroom into a Workshop to Engage Learners appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. PBL Strategy workshop Brilliant or Insane.

An Introduction to Google Sites | A TeacherCast University Workshop


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Teacher2Trainer Live Workshop Series

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The post Teacher2Trainer Live Workshop Series appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This workshop is for you! The post Teacher2Trainer Live Workshop Series appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to make the transition from classroom teacher to trainer?

How Writing Workshop Can Engage Students


Discover the potential of writing workshop to welcome students into engaging and productive writing practice in Shubitz and Dorfman’s Welcome to Writing Workshop. You’ll find all your questions about writing workshop answered, promises teacher educator Linda Biondi. Dorfman Stacey Shubitz Stenhouse writing workshop

Must Have Books for Reading Workshop!


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.

Free Google Forms Workshop

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Join Intro to Google Forms Go Slow Workshop™ alicekeeler.com/newsletter Yesterday in my newsletter I offered free access to “Teaching Math with Desmos” and “Introduction to Google Forms” online workshops. Sign up for the newsletter and receive free access to these two workshops. The post Free Google Forms Workshop appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Writing Workshop Ideas for the Middle Grades


Writing workshop can be an exciting part of the day for students in the middle, writes author and workshop expert Lynne Dorfman. Even when middle level schedules aren’t a great fit for extended workshop writing, teachers can nurture “writerly” attitudes with daily quickwrites. Dorfman virtual writing writer's workshop writing


Writing Workshop for 21st Century Students


Class environment, student attitude toward writing, student choice, and teachers who write with kids are overarching themes that help to make Welcome to Writing Workshop a good resource for creating a productive writing program, says 5th grade teacher Kathleen Palmieri. Dorfman Stacey Shubitz Stenhouse student choice teachers writing writing workshop

How Do We Make Writing? Five Ways to Hack Your Writing Workshop

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Writing workshop was my passion, and Nancie Atwell was my hero (well, she still is). Five Ways to Hack Your Writing Workshop appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Strategy #makewriting writing writing workshopBrilliant or Insane. In a different life, I was an English teacher. In fact, I spent the first half of my twenty-four year career in education writing beside middle and high school kids.

Micro-credentials 101 – Workshop Resources

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What’s all the fuss about micro-credentials and digital badging? What are they and how do I earn them? What do they have to do with professional development? What’s this new iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials program from ACTEM and the DOE? Attend this session and not only discover answers to these questions, but get a head start on figuring out which micro-credentials you might like to earn! iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentals. Project Home. All About Micro-credentials.

Mini-Lesson Examples and Mentor Text Ideas for Workshop!


Though I do have a block of time set aside for reading workshop and writing workshop, we often use the term ''workshop'' interchangably since they are both so closley connected in our classroom. In reading workshop, my learners are often inspired by a technique they notice in a story that compels them to revise their current piece of writing as soon as they finish a book. Teaching young authors is my favorite part of the day.

Vernier Offers Summer Data Collection Workshops

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Vernier Software & Technology will once again offer its annual Summer Institute workshops to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate data-collection technology into their curricula

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Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Workshop

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I had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop on design thinking for educators at the New Mexico Association for the Gifted Fall Institute. I then had the participating educators familiarize themselves with Squishy Circuits to prepare them for the upcoming design challenge and to deepen their engagement with the workshop content. The following graphic, which I created for this workshop, was discussed.

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Go Slow: Spreadsheet Workshop

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Join my Go Slow Online Workshop for Google Sheets alicekeeler.com/goslow Spreadsheets are fun and very useful! The Go Slow workshop is 6 weeks and takes place in Google Classroom. The post Go Slow: Spreadsheet Workshop appeared first on Teacher Tech. As teachers, just the need to check things off on a roster is huge! It should take approximately 1 hour a week to do the weekly […]. Beginner Google Sheets G Suite go slow google sheets spreadsheets

Reader's Workshop for K-2


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.'' Chartchums: Anchor Chart Examples and Blog Chartchums is a wonderful website to see examples of actual anchor charts created by teachers for their workshops.

KidWind Offers Virtual Workshops on Renewable Energy Education

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The KidWind Project, the international leader in clean energy education, has launched an additional round of virtual workshops for this spring. The workshops are topic-specific and designed to help educators teach about renewable energy during distance and hybrid learning.

Solutions to Writing Workshop Challenges


Colleen Cruz addresses issues that stop teachers from teaching writer’s workshop the way that they want. Colleen Cruz problems writing writing workshopIn The Unstoppable Writing Teacher, M. She tackles time, resources, families, curriculum and administration effectively, says reviewer Laura Von Staden. Book Reviews Writing fears Heinemann Laura Von Staden M.

Accidentally Creating a Digital Writing Workshop via @KleinErin on @Edutopia


To read more, be sure to click the link above and read about how our class naturally infused technology and other creative tools into our writing workshop. aurasma in writing digital writing digital writing workshop Edutopia iBooks nap National Writing Day national writing project writing workshop As a classroom teacher, it was never my intention to integrate technology into all facets of my instruction.

KidWind Virtual Workshops Available for Educators

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The KidWind Project, the international leader of clean energy education, created topic-specific renewable energy virtual workshops designed to help educators teach about renewable energy whether teaching in person or remotely.

Reading Workshop for Web 2.0


Reading Workshop 2.0: Book Reviews Reading & Technology digital learning Frank Serafini Heinemann Laura Von Staden reading workshop Web 2.0Supporting Readers in the Digital Age by Frank Serafini is a useful tool for helping teachers move toward integrating technology into their reading instruction, including plenty of reviewed online resources, says reviewer Laura Von Staden.

How to Succeed in the Workshop Classroom


Book Reviews Writing excerpts from student writing Heinemann Linda Rief online resources personal anecdotes reading workshop Tyler McBride vignettes writing workshop Reading Linda Rief''s Read Write Teach is like sharing coffee with a master teacher. Her experience, advice and inspiration make it feel like a very helpful conversation. Reviewer Tyler McBride tries one of her activities and shares the successful results.

A Workshop Model for Science, Social Studies


The workshop model moves beyond literacy in Inquiry Illuminated. The authors present science and social studies in a workshop framework, engaging students from research to presentation. Book Reviews Teaching Insights Andrea Soyon Anne Goudvis Brad Buhrow grades K-6 Heinemann researcher’s workshop science social studies Stephanie HarveyLiteracy specialist Andrea Soyon recommends the detailed book to teachers and districts.

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Infusing Grammar into the Writer’s Workshop


In the valuable book Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop, Amy Benjamin and Barbara Golub make an effective team, says special ed teacher Marci Warboys. Book Reviews Grammar activities Amy Benjamin auditory patterning Barbara Golub elementary eye on education games grammar lesson plans Marci Warboys middle grades reading workshop Routledge theory writer's workshop

A Coaches Guide to Creating Effective Day Time Professional Development Workshops


Creating a daytime professional development program where teachers leave their schools to spend time in classes and workshops takes not only staff coordination but also a financial commitment from the district because of the number of substitutes that would have to be involved.

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


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.

Johnston Institute Workshop Slides (Sparking Curiosity: A Lasallian First Approach to Instructional Design)

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Turn Writers Workshop Into a Maker Space


Book Reviews Writing Amber Chandler Angela Stockman classroom culture Hack Learning make writing Maker Space pbl Times 10 Publications writer's workshopAngela Stockman's attitude of respect and awe for students flows from the pages of "Make Writing" and inspires teachers to think differently about their approach to writing instruction. Amber Chandler recommends this easy-to-follow, forward thinking "making" guide.

Tons of Materials for Using Mentor Texts in Writing Workshop for Small Moments!


An Elementary Unit for Writing Workshop Using Owl Moon When Scholastic asked what book selection I''d like to have to work with my students this year, without hesitation, I asked for Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Before we begin the writing process, we spend a great deal of time during reading workshop immersing the children in the genre we are studying as writers.

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PRE-ORDER and SAVE $20: The Blended Learning with Google Workshop

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The First 15 Days of Writer?s Workshop


In Write This Way from the Start: The First 15 Days of Writer’s Workshop Kelly Boswell gives educators the tools in the easiest workshop format to understand and emulate. Book Reviews Writing anchor charts Capstone fifteen days Kelly Boswell Lisa Signorelli routines teacher talk writing workshopLisa Signorelli thinks the book is just what new and veteran teachers need.

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Exploring Poetry: A Writer’s Workshop Support

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Our 4th grade is currently reading poetry in their reading block and writing poetry during writer’s workshop. They also thought about one kind of poem they wanted to try to write back in writing workshop.

Go Slow Online Workshops

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The post Go Slow Online Workshops appeared first on Teacher Tech. I am trying out something new. One thing that is always a challenge when you have a PD day is that you have only that day to learn everything. No surprise we are totally wiped out at the end of a PD day. I’ve had some friends encourage me to make an online course of […]. Blog Entries alice

Early Registration for February 2017 Flipped Class Online Workshop is OPEN


New Low Price for this 4 Week, Interactive, Collaborative Online Flipped Teaching and Learning Workshop! Flipping the Classroom (Reverse Instruction) Professional Development Workshops & Conferences #flipclass flipped classroom workshop flipped learning online professional development flipped learning workshop2017 will mark the 6th year that I’ve been offering this online flipped classroom. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.