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As an educator I want my students and their families to be a part of our daily learning. When this is encouraged, parents feel welcomed to engage. Through our ability to model this and offer invitations to extend learning outside of our classrooms parents begin to work alongside us, the teachers who are working hard each day to make a difference for all of our students.
Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning. We need to be chanting: empowerment, collaboration, equity, agency, self actualization, and transcendence for kids and for us all within a system that serves as the birth place for every other profession. We need to be chanting these things instead of technology, technology, technology.
In today’s environment it’s not uncommon to see our educational systems taken for granted. Should we care and are they worth the fight?
This checklist for Future Ready Schools can be used by schools, districts, or individual educators to determine if a particular online activity is valuable and worth their time. The checklist also addresses best practice at the design level.
I woke up to this... I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about your influence on my teaching career. I was at Valdosta State about 17 years ago. You observed me teaching a lesson on point of view, and I used the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. It...
Technology, used correctly, has the ability to level the playing field and open doors for all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, life experiences, background, or exceptionalities. And so I find myself driven to ensure that all policy makers,...
Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) is pleased to announce that we are working with the University of North Dakota (UND) to offer graduate professional development credit for all of our instructor-led PLP eCourses. Click to read more and find details on how to receive this credit.
Energized by a full day face to face kick-off in late September, the Houston cohort of the Connected Learner Experience joined the walled-garden online community with high expectations for a year of job embedded learning. Since the Connected Learner Experience is...
Teacher and PBL consultant Shelley Wright offers her first draft of a Slow Education manifesto and urges other educators to end the McDonaldization of schools by joining in the effort. “Itâ€™s the very philosophy we need to save our education system.”
Principal Matt Renwick explains how his K-5 school is using Digital Student Portfolios to boost student achievement and promote connected learning. Renwick includes samples from actual student portfolios.