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Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 25

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” ~Napoleon Hill

Read Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement

 

 

 

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The Career Readiness Handbook Available Online

Today the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission launched the Career Readiness handbook that is designed to help students in higher education identify and communicate their marketable skills as they prepare for the workforce after graduation.

Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes explained, “Texas’s higher education plan, 60x30TX, is a powerful and appropriate response to the changing nature of the U.S. economy and its job market. As the marketable skills goal states, we want all our undergraduate college students to graduate with marketable skills. This Career Readiness handbook is a guide to help Texans of all ages transition from student to employee, manager or entrepreneur.”

The Career Readiness handbook is part of collaborative efforts to help students improve their employability, and supports ongoing, complementary work in both agencies. Also, the Jobs Y’all career exploration campaign is an important advancement at the Texas Workforce Commission. Marketable skills are achieved through a variety of activities, including curricular programs, student leadership, volunteer efforts, internships, apprenticeships, and many other opportunities.

“We’ve listened to our state’s industry leaders and created an outreach campaign to meet employers’ needs by reaching our future workforce with an inspirational message that informs and inspires them to choose and prepare for exciting in-demand careers,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chair Ruth R. Hughs. “The Jobs Y’all career exploration campaign raises awareness among students, parents, counselors and teachers about the strength of Texas industries in attracting our future workforce and secures Texas as the best choice for a 21st century workforce.

The Career Readiness handbook is available online at http://www.60x30tx.com/resources/reports/.

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 18

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

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Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits from PBS TeacherLine – Course Begins Tomorrow!

It’s orientation in RDLA235- Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits
We’ve been getting to know each other in the Virtual Cafe and tomorrow we’ll start with our first content module on the culture we create for reading. 

(Still time to enroll! Enroll here:  http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/

RDLA235 Winter Course Calendar Dr. Helen Teague

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Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits from PBS TeacherLine in orientation today

Orientation for my online course: RDLA235-Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits- starts tomorrow, Wednesday, 01/16/2019 – and runs through February 26, 2019.

Here is our course calendar:

RDLA235 Winter Course Calendar Dr. Helen Teague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not too late to enroll at this link:  http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 11

For the second Ed. Quotes, it is important to reaffirm the importance of the learning power of mistakes and respecting the unprogrammable flow of learning.

 

Often I have not known where I was going until I was already there. I have had my share of desires and goals, but my life has come to me or I have gone to it mainly by way of mistakes and surprises. Often I have received better than I have deserved. Often my fairest hopes have rested on bad mistakes. I am an ignorant pilgrim, crossing a dark valley. And yet for a long time, looking back, I have been unable to shake off the feeling that I have been led – make of that what you will. ~ Wendell Berry

 

 

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Online PD Courses with PBS TeacherLine Start January 16

Achieve your ed-PD New Year Resolution with an @pbsteachers online course –

My course: RDLA235-Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits- starts Wednesday, 01/16/2019 – and runs through February 26, 2019.

Graduate credit offered too! Enroll at this link:  http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/ 

@pbsteachers

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 4, 2019

For the first quote of the New Year, it is important to reaffirm important principles of Pedagogy First.

 

“It is very easy to get mesmerized by the latest app, gadget, device, or tech tool. In order to experience the full potential of educational technology, focus on the foundation first. Pedagogy trumps technology.

~ Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education

 

 

 

 

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It’s time for Goodreads’ 2019 Reading Challenge

It’s time for Goodreads’ 2019 Reading Challenge!

Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge

Click here to set your reading goal for the year and track your progress with the 2019 Reading Challenge. Already 941,000++ folks have made the pledge including my smart friend Donna who had pledged to read 50 books!!

Goodreads Reading Challenge Tally

There is not deadline to begin– begin anytime!!

Be sure to sign up and start reading today!

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Considering edTech Resolutions for the New Year

By now, most educators and students have made it to holiday break and through the frenzy of Christmas/Kwansaa/Hanukkah.

Many folks are considering Resolutions for 2019… what are your EdTech resolutions?

 

resolutionsTeagueTechTreksHere are a some ideas from popular blogs:

From 2017- Mimio Educator, by Kelly Bielefeld 

From 2017 – Houghton Mifflin Blog

From 2016 – Edutopia, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

From 2013- Education Week, by Jennie Magiera

 

It’s time to look ahead and set some resolution goals. I’ll share my resolution goals next week. I’m keeping in mind the words of Heather Wolpert-Gawron, “Making resolutions is really about recalibrating our attempts to be the best teachers we can be.”

 

#EdTech resolutions

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