I am excited to have the opportunity to facilitate Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World an undergraduate and graduate course from PBS TeacherLine. This is the 7th time to facilitate this course and every time, I learn something new from the dedicated educators who take the course. Click here to learn more about the course and see the other course offerings from PBS TeacherLine.
Hope to virtually “see” you in class!
Free professional development events for PreK-1 teachers!
Learning with PBS KIDS is a virtual PD series specially designed with PreK- 1st grade teachers in mind. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for early childhood classrooms, this series will highlight key themes including the arts, social and emotional learning, playful learning, and meaningful screen time. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each 1 hour virtual PD event. Explore Webinar Series.
Learning More at this link: http://www.pbs.org/education/blog/learning-with-pbs-kids-professional-development-for-early-childhood-educators?
From PBSTeacherLine: Understanding colonial society in the early 17th century, just in time for Thanksgiving!
This US history video from Crash Course describes the diverse patterns of colonization of Europeans in North America. The outcome of this colonization resulted in conflicts between colonizers and native people. Learn more about different factors that played into the development of two colliding cultures using this video, designed for students grades 9-12.
Explore the Collection from PBS TeacherLine at this link
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)
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
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!
We’ve had a great orientation to our Spring Digital Reading Course from PBS TeacherLine. It’s been great to virtually meet each of you! I have enjoyed getting to know you in our Introduction Forums. We are all connecting and learning, each from a different U.S. state at times that are most convenient for us.
Today begins our first week! I so appreciate the emphasis this week on the Joyful aspect of Reading. Please check your email or the course Emails Forum for my Week 1 Tips Email.
I am taking the idea of Joyful reading to heart and this Friday, I am scheduling a “Read Only” morning. I plan to turn off all technology and read! (Good thing I’m on Spring Break or it would be curtains at the university!)
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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!
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