Monthly Archives: September 2013

Building a (Virtual) Learning Community – #T3Learns

Gotta ask…how are you using social media for learning? If you are teaching in isolation, what steps are you taking to build a learning network? What if your peers are all over the world rather than just in your building? … Continue reading

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Feedback, coaching, and support – An example of how it can and should be

When learners test themselves, what feedback do they receive? What feedback should they receive? I arrived at Trinity Saturday morning for the annual Trinity Fun Run/Walk.  We were also celebrating the opening of our new track.  I was teaching a … Continue reading

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The English Connection – #LL2LU with #WALearns & @lottascales – Feedback

Yesterday, Shelley (@lottascales) and I facilitated a day-long learning session for Woodward Academy’s English Connection on Leading Learners to Level Up.  While we did accomplish everything on our lesson plan, we used the questions of these 20 learners to chart … Continue reading

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The English Connection – #LL2LU with #WALearns & @lottascales

How might we mashup leveled assessment, clarity of expectations, and alignment of curriculum? There is so much to do that we need our work to serve multiple purposes.  What if we meet together as a team to discuss, describe, and … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Tenacity, Risk-taking – #LL2LU with @k8burton

Kate Burton (@k8burton), our science goddess, and I have been discussing assessment.  One of the many things I love and admire about Kate is her willingness to experiment to learn and grow.  The label science goddess makes many giggle, but … Continue reading

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PD: Reading and Assessment – Learning Together – feedback progress

We met yesterday to discuss next steps in our work and learning on reporting progress, learning, and growth.  Our lesson plan (agenda) had to differentiated for different groups of faculty. I am working to be better at differentiation for the … Continue reading

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PD Lesson Planning: Progress Report Prototyping

It’s about focus. When we report progress, formally, do we remember that this report is just one of many parts of a system? Do we focus our efforts on using a progress report to document learning and grow up to … Continue reading

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