Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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Back to School the Virtual Way with PBS TeacherLine

Learn right along with your kids~~ !!

Now through August 31, use the promo code “PBSB2S” to save 20% on fall PD courses from PBS TeacherLine!

From graduate-level online courses to short, 3-hour self-paced lessons – all courses offer you a chance to gain content knowledge and apply new strategies to your teaching.

Explore upcoming courses today! Offer ends at 11:59PM PDT on 8/31/17.

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 23

“When you sit in front of a kindergartner with a stopwatch in your hand, and she can’t bark out letters fast enough to earn the score of proficient, and you’re recording all of it, you aren’t teaching her to read, you’re teaching her to hate reading.”
~Philip Kovacs, Associate Professor of Education at the University Alabama at Huntsville. 

Quote furnished from one of my online learners, a dedicated professional educator in the PBSTeacherLine course, Developing Passionate Readers in the Digital Age

 

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More Weekend Ed. Quotes

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Dr. T.’s Goals and Objectives Review – Short Video

Goals and Objectives video review by Helen Teague (aka Dr. T.)

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Special Offers on PBS Summer Courses

 

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My summer plans just became turbo-charged!!! I’m Excited to facilitate a timely and engaging @PBSTeacherline course:

RDLA400 – Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World.

This course begins June 14th. As a special offer, you can join the class and Save 30% on this new course and a new Math course. Just enroll using the promo codes below!*

Both courses begin on 6/14/17 and graduate credit is available.

*• Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World – use code PBSREADS

*• Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners – use code PBS+MATH

(*Offer ends on 6/14/17)

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Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners

Just a reminder that PBS TeacherLine is offering teachers a 30% discount on PBS TeacherLine’s newest math course, “Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners.” To save your spot, enroll by 11:59 PDT on 5/31 using promo code “PBS+MATH”. (NOTE: Applies only to the course starting 6/14.) http://to.pbs.org/2o9vPrn

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Math Awareness Month Offer from PBS TeacherLine

It’s Math Awareness Month! Get 30% off @pbsteacherline’s newest math course; enroll by 5/31 with code “PBS+MATH”. http://to.pbs.org/2n9NH4p
PBS + MATH = SUCCESS 4 You!

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Teachers Tell All: Ten Tips for Online Course Success

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Great Online Course: Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World

PBS TeacherLine’s course RDLA400 – Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World is set to begin tomorrow, March 13th, with Introductions and Orientation.

In this course from PBS TeacherLine, you will explore the answers to essential questions of reading using digital resources. You will also learn the basic elements of and rationale for reading initiatives that inspire students to read independently. You will discover a wealth of online literature resources, gain a deeper appreciation for digital reading and audio technologies, and learn how author and genre studies inspire and motivate student reading. Moreover, you will explore your own personal reading habits and use this understanding to model passionate reading. All of these activities will occur in a collaborative, online professional learning network.

Please visit PBS TeacherLine website today to register!

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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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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.

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