Monthly Archives: April 2013

Learn and Share: leveraging social media for crowd sourcing learning

What if you find no purpose for  using social media? On April 6, 2013, Grant Lichtman posted Twitter: I Know…But Just Do It. On April 11, 2013, I posted PBL PD: Integrating Formative Assessment, Twitter, & Brain-based Research #ettipad #ettlearns – reflection. On April 19, … Continue reading

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Learning is everywhere if you pay attention

Originally published in Flourish, April, 2013: Learning is everywhere if you pay attention. At Trinity, we want every learner to know about themselves, the conditions that inspire their success, and the indicators that their struggles are worth it in the … Continue reading

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Feedback please – a focus on progress – an update

One additional revision of Julia’s rubric has been made based on feedback from our friend and colleague, Angél W. Kytle (@akytle).  In her comment, she asks “… A couple of questions– first, do you need the number? Why have the kids rank … Continue reading

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Learn and Share …AND… Practice and Share – #TrinityLearns

PD opportunities abound, but do they spur change? We go off to conferences and have a great time. We get inspired as we learn and share. But, in the busyness of school upon return, do we act, practice, and prototype … Continue reading

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Feedback please – a focus on progress

Building trust and relationship is critically important in growing and completing feedback loops.  I’ve been co-teaching World Language with Julia Kuipers as often as my schedule allows.  If you’ve read the posts, you know she is an excellent teacher. Earlier … Continue reading

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PBL PD: Integrating Formative Assessment, Twitter, & Brain-based Research #ettipad #ettlearns – reflection

My session at EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA in Atlanta, PBL PD: Integrating Formative Assessment, Twitter, & Brain-based Research #ettipad #ettlearns, went just the way I wanted.  Yay! This tweet sums it up for me: With a quick show of hands, I estimated … Continue reading

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PBL PD: Integrating Formative Assessment, Twitter, & Brain-based Research #ettipad #ettlearns

Today, I’m presenting at EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA in Atlanta. PBL PD: Integrating Formative Assessment, Twitter, & Brain-based Research “Want faculty to engage in a project together? Want faculty to try a non-graded formative assessment technique? Want faculty to investigate … Continue reading

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Impact the world – be unrelenting – light up brains, strengthen teams, unleash imaginations, grapple

It is funny how ideas connect and collide.  Yesterday, Shelley wondered out loud about processes to work on “schooling forward.” I thought all day about her unrelenting ideas. Do I have an unrelenting feeling of urgency? Do I feel (and do I … Continue reading

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Goals and Self-Assessment – April 2013

Submitted on April 8, 2013. The above shows how I submitted my goal; the design and images are important to me.  The hyperlinks are not active in the document above, so I’ve included all text below. When asked what I … Continue reading

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Developing a goal, a SMART Goal – learner outcomes and action steps

I’ve been trying to wrap several goals into one to “turn in” for the 2013-2014 school year.  We want to work on assessment and reading while we continue to grow in our ability to integrating technology, develop self-awareness, and the … Continue reading

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