Author Archives: jplgough

About jplgough

Learner, Love Questions, Problem-finding, Math w/technology. Interests: Collaborating, PLC, Formative assmt

#NCSM14 Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up #LL2LU

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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@HughHerr’s TED talk on new bionics celebrates humanity and shows need for mashup of STEM and Design Thinking

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance is a must watch for all. How are we intentionally creating opportunities for learners to engage in human-centered problem-solving, integrating studies, and teaming with others?

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thinkering and applying – #MakerEd #LearnAndShare

On February 26, I participated in a workshop with Lindsey Own, Vinnie Vrotny, Jaymes Dec, and Andrew Carle on Maker Education.  It was AWESOME! (You can read a summary of the details of the workshop on Lindsey’s blog post, #MakerEd at #NAISac14!) I applaud their plan, pedagogy, … Continue reading

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#LL2LU Formative Assessment that Builds Confidence and Skill – #NspiredatT3

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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Design for Learning and Inquiry – #NspiredatT3

Can we – do we – see ourselves as designers of learning experiences? Today’s session offers  T³ International Conference participants an opportunity to go deep.  Friday’s sessions ran for either 60 or 90 minutes.  While there are 60 and 90 minute sessions … Continue reading

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Calculus and the Art of Questioning – #NspiredatT3

It falls in the category of “ask; don’t tell.” We used to think that kids needed carefully scaffolded, guided learning experiences. We now think learners need opportunities to explore, ask what if, and test their ideas instead of us telling them … Continue reading

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PBL PD: Integrating Formative Assessment, Twitter, & Brain-based Research – #NspiredatT3

Today, Sam and I are presenting at the T³ International Conference in Las Vegas. In this session, we are going to ask the participants to practice, to go on a learning walk and tweet and then come back and analyze the results. … Continue reading

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Developing a Virtual Learning Community – #T3Learns session

How might we stay connected, offer additional ideas, and share experiences with others? What if we leverage social media tools? How might we continue to lead learning without stretching ourselves too thin? How might we continue to contribute to our learning community … Continue reading

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Goals and Self-Assessment – Reflecting on My Learning as of February 9, 2014

I submitted a goal on April 8 which I updated on September 3, October 3, and November 10, 2013.   Have I made progress on my goal through the action steps?  What will I learn if I review my intentions and collect … Continue reading

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#EduCon #MartinConnects #LL2LU to 8 sites

How might we learn and grow together when we are far apart? What if we leverage the power of connectedness and social media to learn and share? Shelley Paul and I presented Leading Learners to Level Up at EduCon. Working in … Continue reading

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