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8 Tips for ISTE Attendees

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Community News, DublinDallas Community, Powerful Learning Practice | 1 comment

Cross-posted In less than a week, I will be heading out the door to attend my 12th NECC/ISTE conference, attending my first in 1993 (pre-Internet days). I am really looking forward to the conference although my experience has changed. This year, I will be involved with the ISTE Independent School Special Interest Group (SIG-IS) leadership which I volunteered for this winter and conducting two 3 hour workshops, one Monday and one on Tuesday. My...

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Cultivating a Community of Experts

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Garrison Forest School Team Members: Chris Shriver, Dana Livne, Rachel Herlein, Lana Conte (team leader), Beth Ruekberg, and Renee Hawkins. Community: Dublin-Dallas Community Year 1, 2010-2011 In order to build a sustainable model to meet the professional development needs of a 21st century faculty, Garrison teachers need to embrace active learning and professional sharing. We define active learning as taking responsibility for one’s own...

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Capturing Learning with Video

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Prairie South School Division Team Members: Kathy Cassidy, Keith Silversides, Alan Stange, Marilyn Pavier, Sophie Rosso, and Roger Morgan. Community: Canadian Community Year 1, 2010-2011 Five teachers, teaching between grades one and ten, are interested in using video to capture learning in their classrooms. They all want to be able to use video in some form to capture the learning of their students. The work flow to make this happen in their...

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VOICES Interview: Ferlazzo’s top picks for 21stC teaching and learning

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 3 comments

California high school teacher (English/ESL) and resources guru Larry Ferlazzo is famous for the “Best of…” lists at his home cyberturf: Websites of the Day. He has well over 600 of them, the last time we looked. Our idea for this interview is basically to pick Larry’s brain and garner some of his best of the best of the best — especially in areas we might loosely call “21st century learning.”

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Creating Inventive Thinkers

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Nagel Middle School Team Members: Danielle Cripe, Brenda Kelly, Mary Moore, Carolyn Place, Chris Preston Community: Dublin-Dallas Community Year 1, 2010-2011 Inventive thinking in the 21st century requires that students are self-directed, curious, and possess sound reasoning. Five middle school teachers designed individual units of instruction that focused on developing inventive thinkers. The academic subjects represented were Social Studies,...

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