August kickstarted nine cohorts that inspired, empowered and challenged learners to take a deep dive focus on transforming their teaching and learning. Check out their #OneThing starting point and learn along side these collaborative groups.
I could write 1,000 blog posts about the different things I learned at ISTE, but I am going to write about what I found to be my favorite...player 2
I had the privilege of attending the first ever ElevateEDU Summer Institute on June 8th. A group of area educators came together and put this on in about 5 months and it was amazing to be part of this first of many conferences. ElevateEDU is a collective group of educators, businesses and entrepreneurs on a mission to transform the educational landscape for all kids.
Over the summer I attended a professional development, The Power of Student Engagement. During the day long meeting, John Antonetti discussed the ways to engage students in the learning. The main focus was discussing strategies for engaging students in the tasks given. The activities need to include Personal Response, Clear/Modeled Expectations, Emotional/Intellectual Safety, Learning with Others, Sense of Audience, Choice, Novelty and Variety, and Authenticity. By including these strategies in the lesson, students will be able to retain information more effectively and preform more rigorous tasks.
Earlier this summer the Science department attended a conference with presenter Linda Lacey. This conference focused on how educators can start to approach and use the new Missouri Learning Standards (MLS) in our upcoming units and lesson planning. Here are a few of our major focus points from the two day conference.
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