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.

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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.

An Introduction to Google Sites | A TeacherCast University Workshop


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The Maker Educator Workshop

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I am doing full day workshops on The Maker Educator both at ISTE 2016 and EduTECH in Australia. What follows is both the description-goals and an overview of the workshop’s learning activities. Workshop Description, Goals, and Outline. Discover, through this workshop, first, a process for reflecting on making through creating circuits and hacked toys, and second, through a self-assessment, the mindset characteristics of an educator who is embracing making education.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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Help Kids Learn to Code with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop

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These Wonder Workshop robots make it easy to learn to code in my STEM lab. This is a sponsored blog post by Wonder Workshop. So, out of all of the items I had available, Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop were the ONLY ones which I didn’t have to help my students figure out. Apps for Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop. So, if you want to make coding a dash, get the robots Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop.

Weekly Resources from East Coast & West Coast Summer Workshops


The Summer road trip continued this week with two workshops in Los Angeles while learning continued in Boston with new and returning favorite sessions. Each workshop has it’s own Google Site filled with resources that we are happy to share with you. Weekly Resources #ettsummer Summer Workshops weekly resources

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.

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.

Writers Workshop: Imagining What is Possible #engaginglitminds

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Writer’s Workshop was the favorite part of my day in my third grade classroom. Writer’s Workshop was based on the need for student choice. They were the reality in my classroom during Writer’s Workshop. Imagine: a classroom where students are engaged in their learning. a classroom where students genuinely care about one another. a classroom where students discuss ideas and explore multiple perspectives. a classroom where inquiry is led by the students.

E = MC2: A 2017 Personalized Learning Summit Workshop

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When Keith Wilson and Monte Westfall, successful administrators of the Lawrence Virtual School, and I began working on our workshop about equity for Education Elements’ Personalized Learning Summit (May 10-12, 2017), we chose this very equation as the title but added a new twist. Our workshop’s connection with Albert Einstein does not stop with his famous equation. Albert Einstein’s discovery of E = mc 2 is without a doubt one of the world’s most famous equations.

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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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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5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

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Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman gives our writing workshop a makeover. The author of Make Writing , Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers. 5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop. How is your writing workshop going to be different?

Exploring Poetry: A Writer’s Workshop Support

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

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. Poetry Month Writing exploration lucy calkins poetry poetry form reading writer's workshopTo support their work, they asked me to create a lesson to give their students an opportunity to read multiple kinds of poetry to inform their work back in class. Planning.

For Teachers, a STEAM Workshop Where Arts Are Key


Students work on a volcano project developed from a special STEAM workshop for educators. Teachers were encouraged to wander around and soak up the conference, but Zblewski, who was recovering from knee surgery, parked herself with colleagues in a room set up by Crayola to highlight its creatED series of professional development workshops, which cover art integration, creative leadership and breaking down science and math concepts visually.

Go Slow with Google Classroom Workshop

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Google Classroom Workshop One of the best ways to learn Google Classroom is to experience it as a student. My Go Slow workshops take place online through Google Classroom. The post Go Slow with Google Classroom Workshop appeared first on Teacher Tech. The student experience is different than the teacher experience. Each week you do an activity that allows you to experience Google Classroom as a student. Your […].

You Can Code: Go Slow Workshop

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Starting Nov 19th, 2018 I have an online workshop for “Introduction to Coding with Google Apps Script.” The post You Can Code: Go Slow Workshop appeared first on Teacher Tech. Code Google Apps Script Coding Google Apps Script is not as scary as you think. It’s multiple choice and copy and paste. ” If you are already familiar with Google Apps Script (or have some grit) “Coding Google Forms […].

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.

Ten Reasons to Take to an EdTechTeacher Elementary Workshop


For that reason, we’ve put together a great set of workshops specific to elementary classrooms. 10 Reasons to Attend an Elementary Workshop. Take a workshop that was designed just for elementary classrooms ! The post Ten Reasons to Take to an EdTechTeacher Elementary Workshop appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Blog EdTechTeacher News Featured #elemchat #kinderchat EdTechTeacher Summer Workshops elementary Suzy Brooks

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