Looking back to a quote from awhile ago…50 years! It is called “Make Them Read”
We must remain mindful of the powerful influence teachers have.
(Bond & Dykstra,1967/1997)
Bond, G. L., & Dykstra, R. (1967). The cooperative research program in first-grade reading instruction. Reading research Quarterly, 5-142.
Bond, G. L, & Dykstra, R. (1997). The cooperative research program in first-grade reading instruction. Reading Research Quarterly, 32, (4), p. 348-427.
Our PBS course concluded last night and, even after 12 years of course facilitation, I miss you all.
Here, I make my pitch for dedicated educators, parents (and especially parents who are educators!) to get very involved in your local school politics. The school board, the local teacher representation board, the local PTA are excellent ways to navigate your local education system and provide your expertise.
All: please consider yourself nominated by me, for your next level of educational service!!
Dr. T 🙂
Happy Digital Learning Day! Digital Learning Day was created in 2012. This year, 2018, is the 7th annual occurrence. There are over 1500 events occurring in celebration of digital learning and computer-mediated instruction. The focus and activities center around this essential question: How technology can enhance student learning?
There was an engaging and dynamic webinar today. I am so glad to have spent my lunchtime attending this webinar. You can see my tweets and the tweets of other attendees at the following hashtag: #DLDayWebinar
Here are my webinar notes:
Alliance for Excellence in Education: Webinar – all4ed.org/webinar
Showcase quote at timestamp ~~46:00
Digital Learning Day is a “safe place for educators to try something new with technology” ~ Tom Murray, webinar moderator
Great example from a teacher’s lesson plan is a QR-code to log miles
What I love that I’m learning
Adapt on the fly
Stagnant feeling when you want to do something
What is Step 1?- start to break the (thought) paralysis
Performance-based learning is distinctly different from online learning
“It’s not about us-it’s about the kids-student autonomy emerges”- Joe Vagt
“Academic urgency is for students vs teacher-centered instruction” ~Nikolaus Namba, @NikNamba
“Be thoughtful about the norms and culture you create” ~Tom Murray
Cyclical progress of program assessment-students working in blended modalities with their families
Not a digital worksheet storage hub by a high-quality culture of innovation ~Tom Murray
Lagging metric tools layer ~
1st start measuring steps focus on implementation metrics – implementation leading metrics
student voice metric and also lagging metric tools. ~ Beth Rabbitt
Regarding the use of devices- ask “what are the coalition of the willing” ~Tom Arnett
(Agree!) I am fully of the belief that our 5 & 6 year-old learners can do anything (with technology) that our high school learners can do. ~ Nikolaus Namba, @NikNamba
Under the mental processes that our learners are using as they encounter and as they come up with their solutions
Beyond a Digital Divide to a Digital Use Divide
Active use vs. consumption use
Download this report at futureready.org/blendedlearning
See additional Digital Learning Day posts here
Our team submitted proposals for Canvas InstructureCarn
You should too!
Learn More at this link: https://blog.canvaslms.com/en/step-right-greatest-learning-earth
Click here to submit a proposal. Deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018
I could feel feel the energy and excitement rising in the room whenever participants could see a short road between a late afternoon workshop an a concrete and positive change that they could make in their classes the next morningJames Lang in his book, Small Teaching