Awty - Houston, Texas - Professional Learning Day - February 2018

The Transformational Six Lesson Design: Innovative Learning Experiences to Engage All Learners
5 E's Design Template
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TodaysMeet Transcript

Making Thinking Visible in the Early Childhood Classroom (featuring Seesaw and other developmentally appropriate tools/resources)
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Making Thinking Visible with Google Classroom: Community Space That Inspires, Empowers, Engages (And Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier)
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Transform Learning -Teaching Above the Line - BLC17 - Boston, MA

In a connected world, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! During this session, we will examine using technology to transform learning. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools and resources in meaningful, effective ways. This session includes hands-on experiences and time to work with your team to design an activity that redefines learning. 

Photo by Tamarcus Brown on Unsplash

Google Classroom: Community Space That Inspires, Empowers, Engages (And Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier) - BLC17- Boston, MA


Fast and easy collaboration is what makes Google Classroom an ideal learning environment. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to solve the workflow problem while building community and making collaboration a natural way of learning in your Google Classroom. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about these collaborative tools. 

Classroom Resources at sites.google.com/site/gtoolsined/classroom  

Additional Resources Shared:

Blended Learning - Worcester, MA June 2017

Pedagogy and Best Practices for Blended Learning

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine the different models of Blended Learning as well as the role of a Blended Teacher
  • Experience a blended learning environment that builds community while fostering communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity
  • Explore tools and strategies to create learning experiences that are personalized, flexible and authentic.

Session Resources and Activities: sites.google.com/view/blendlearn

#FallCUE in Napa, CA - Making Thinking Visible: Engaging ALL Learners and Tailoring Instruction

Explore a variety of FREE student response services/tools that work on any device and give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information for effectively using technology for formative and summative assessment. 

Attendees will:
-Learn about specific free services/tools that transform assessment (and make teachers’ lives easier)
-Examine the advantages of each tool and how to use these resources effectively to engage students and personalize learning
-Discover how these services/tools can give all students a voice and make thinking visible
-Participate in an activity that can be replicated with staff and students

Presentation Slides

TodaysMeet Transcript

Resources at sites.google.com/site/transformassessment

Latest Version of Comparison Chart (Pictured Below)

Transform Learning - Catapult Learning in Rhode Island

Transform Learning - Teaching Above the Line
In a connected world, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! During this session, we will examine using technology to transform learning. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools and resources in meaningful, effective ways. This session includes hands-on experiences and time to work with your team to design an activity that redefines learning. 

Google Classroom - Catapult Learning in Rhode Island

Google Classroom: Community Space That Inspires, Empowers, Engages (And Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier)
Fast and easy collaboration is what makes Google Classroom an ideal learning environment. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to solve the workflow problem while building community and making collaboration a natural way of learning in your Google Classroom. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about these collaborative tools. 

Resources at sites.google.com/site/gtoolsined/classroom 

Archdiocese of Miami High School PD

Transform Learning - Teaching Above the Line
In a connected world, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! During this session, we will examine using technology to transform learning. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools and resources in meaningful, effective ways. This session includes hands-on experiences and time to work with your team to design an activity that redefines learning. 

Alan November's BLC16 - Boston, MA

Below are resources from my sessions at #BLC16. 

Transform Learning - Teaching Above the Line
In a connected world, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! During this session, we will examine using technology to transform learning. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools and resources in meaningful, effective ways. This session includes hands-on experiences and time to work with your team to design an activity that redefines learning. 

 

Making Thinking Visible: Engaging ALL Learners and Transforming Assessment
Explore a variety of FREE student response services/tools that work on any device and give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information for effectively using technology for formative and summative assessment. 

Attendees will:
-Learn about specific free services/tools that transform assessment (and make teachers’ lives easier)
-Examine the advantages of each tool and how to use these resources effectively to engage students and personalize learning
-Discover how these services/tools can give all students a voice and make thinking visible
-Participate in an activity that can be replicated with staff and students

Resources at sites.google.com/site/transformassessment

 

Google Classroom: Community Space That Inspires, Empowers, Engages (And Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier)
Fast and easy collaboration is what makes Google Classroom an ideal learning environment. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to solve the workflow problem while building community and making collaboration a natural way of learning in your Google Classroom. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about these collaborative tools. 

Resources at sites.google.com/site/gtoolsined/classroom 

 

 iPads for Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity
Are you new to iPads for learning? Are you already using iPads in the classroom? Either way, this pre-conference workshop will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information about learning with the iPad. 
This hands-on workshop will explore productivity tools, educational activities and more, using built-in and freely available applications for Apple's iPad. With the iPad, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! We will examine using this mobile device to transform learning. This workshop includes time to collaboratively design an activity that redefines learning. Do not miss out on this innovative workshop! Teachers, administrators, IT professionals and technology coordinators are welcome.

Resources at sites.google.com/site/iosined

Mind Streams in Los Angeles, CA - June 2016

Transform Learning - Teaching Above the Line
In a connected world, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! During this session we will examine using technology to transform learning. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools and resources in meaningful, effective ways. This session includes hands-on experiences and time to work with your team to design an activity that redefines learning. 

TodaysMeet Transcript

 

Google Classroom: Community Space That Inspires, Empowers, Engages (And Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier)
Fast and easy collaboration is what makes Google Classroom an ideal learning environment. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to solve the workflow problem while building community and making collaboration a natural way of learning in your Google Classroom. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about these collaborative tools. 

Resources at tinyurl.com/mindstreamsjune2016

English Language Arts - Teaching Above the Line with Technology

Slides Here
TodaysMeet Transcript Here

English Language Arts - Teaching Above the Line with Technology

  • Personalize Learning - Explore ways that technology is used to provide learners feedback and inform instruction

  • Cultivate Information Literate Learners - Discover resources to teach learners how to find and validate information

  • Motivate Learners to Create 24/7 with Real Purpose and for Authentic Audience -See examples of learners publishing their own work using a variety of tools

  • Provide Opportunities to Connect Locally and Globally - Find ways to connect with others beyond the four walls of the classroom

  • Resources and Next Steps - Planning time to create one new “teaching above the line” activity that teachers will implement within the next week 

Assessment: Engaging and Transformative

Thanks to Mark Hammons for facilitating this session with me at CUE15!

Session Webpage - sites.google.com/site/transformassessment/  

Latest Version of Comparison Chart (Pictured Below) -
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YQI2SJKBVaJHFvZe46erl_edJ33f8oWV2y3ItUjaxjM/edit?usp=sharing 

PDF of Keynote Slides

Explore a variety of FREE student response services/tools that work on any device and give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information for effectively using technology for formative and summative assessment. 

Attendees will:
-Learn about specific free services/tools that transform assessment (and make teachers’ lives easier)
-Examine the advantages of each tool and how to use these resources effectively to engage students and personalize learning 
-Discover how these services/tools can give all students a voice and make thinking visible 
-Participate in an activity that can be replicated with staff and students