Teague's Tech Treks

Avoiding tech "OOPS-idents" by Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 2

“If the true learning objective is to ignite a student’s passion for literature and provide an opportunity to demonstrate understanding through a variety of modalities, then maybe it’s time to move beyond the book report.” ~ Beth Holland, Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

This quote, like last weekend’s quote, was suggested by one of the teachers in the PBS course I facilitate. Thank you, K.L.!

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 25

Extremely thankful for teachers, this weekend! This weekend’s quote shared by a teacher in the online course I facilitate (Thank you, E.M.!)

“The literacy-rich environment also provides students with opportunities to engage with and see adults interact with print allowing students to build their skills in understanding the conventions, purposes, and functions of print. “Children learn how to attend to language and apply this knowledge to literacy situations by interacting with others who model language functions” (Gunn, Simmons, & Kameenui, 1995, 11).

 

Source: Gunn, B., Simmons, D., Kameenui, E. (1995). Emergent literacy: Synthesis of the research (Technical Report No. 19). University of Oregon: National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators.

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 18

Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express. ~Brenda Ueland

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Brenda Ueland (born October 24, 1891) is best known for her inspiring work on the process of writing, If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit.

 

 

 

 

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ELearn 2016 Part 2

Presenting new research from our collective paper,Online Course Facilitators Describe What Works in Learner-Centered Feedback at the  in Washington,

Our paper reflects the writing collaboration of six PBS TeacherLine course facilitators and the PBS Program Manager, Francine Wargo. The course facilitators are Helen Teague, Rose Castro, Dr. Joyce King, Victoria Lara, and John Tierney.

Here is the abstract of the paper:

Abstract: A four-point-effectiveness checklist for continued student engagement through personalized assessment feedback in online courses is described in this poster and accompanying paper. Designed for pre-service and in-service adult learners, the checklist reflects research in pedagogical practice of knowledge transfer, adult learning theory, and the TPaCK instructional framework. Data sources include the feedback artifacts of current online course facilitators, who are also the co-writers of this paper. Post-course assessment data from adult learners validates the success of these methods in both current teaching practice and subsequent professional development through participation in online courses.

Also today, online Course Facilitators from describe what works for our learners in a participatory share session, aptly titled “Effective Practices in Online Course Facilitation: Roundtable Participatory Share.”

Here is the Abstract:

Abstract: The most effective online course facilitators implement personalized messages and content that inspires, engages, and educates. The courses’ sound structural strategy ensures implementation by teacher-learners. This interactive roundtable features online educators who will share best practices and the educational effectiveness of content that allows learners to exit each course with a set of materials ready for use, vetted, and strengthened by experiential analysis and subsequent recommendations. This roundtable discussion will include video clips of online course facilitators and teacher-learners describing various aspects of their experiences while in their online courses. Teachers and teacher-learners may appear live from remote locations recounting their experiences.

. To learn more about the conference, click 

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