I began to think about the kinds of professional learning we offer at Powerful Learning Practice and asked myself if we were honoring what teachers want. We are a small, intimate group here at PLP, but we have huge hearts and an extensive amount of combined experience both in and out of the classroom when it comes to pedagogy and future ready learning.
When Brisbane, Australia experienced floods in 2011, Kathy Cassidy’s connected grade-one students wondered if their seven year old skyping friends were safe. They tweeted them from Canada to find out. Result: meaningful and authentic writing and reading.
The goal is for students to own their learning, so deep, authentic, transformation can happen in a classroom. But…does it work? If you find the idea of flipping intriguing, or maybe even frightening, then you don’t want to miss this Twitter chat!
On Wednesday night, January 30th, AISI Network held another successful Twitter hashtag chat, this time on the topic of Collective Intelligence Building. It was a challenging topic for a twitter chat and in order to build collective intelligence people, were taking time to think, support others, ask questions and share resources. A smaller group of participants this go-round made for a slower, deeper, more scholarly chat. Great learning was had by all.
Twitter’s power as a personal learning network made coming back to school after the winter break more tolerable for Lisa Noble and her Canadian elementary kids. The highlights included tweets from space, transmitted by astronaut and social media maven Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut who landed on the international space station just before Christmas. And then there was littleBits…