Tuesday, October 14, 2014

IW 14-15 October: 2014 Fall Debrief

We have discussed many topics over our last sessions in Inspired Writing. 
( Prewriting, Drafting, Editing, Mindsets, Fishbowl Discussions, Teacher websites, Blogging, TPACK, SAMR, Gradual Release Model...)

What have you used? 
What are you planning on using in the future?  
What do you have questions about?  
What ways are you supporting writing with technology?
How have the first 2 months of school looked like in your classroom. 
Have you tried anything new?

Friday, September 12, 2014

IW 14-15 September: Growth Mindset in Writing

After reading the two articles below and participating in a Fishbowl Discussion, what are your takeaways about Mindsets and Writing?

Article 1: Growth Mindset in Writing - Edutopia -  Amy Conley
Article 2: Why I'll never tell my son he is smart - Khan Academy - Salman Khan

Carol Dweck - Mindset

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

IW 14-15 August: 21st Century Literacy

1) Which of the four pillars of  Literacy for the 21st Century connects with you the most?  Why?
2) Which one do you think you would need the most guidance with? Why?

Feel free to include links to resources in your response that may be helpful to other cohort members.

Below is the slideshow that we shared with you about 21st Century Literacy in LPS

Thursday, May 1, 2014

IL: Reflections on the year gone by

As this school year comes to a close, it is time to take a look back on all that you have accomplished.  As a teacher you have changed, your classrooms have changed and as an educator you have grown.  For your final blog response, we would like you to reflect on how this year has changed you and your classroom.  The "ups" and the "downs", the successes and the "I would do different next times".  Then talk about how you plan to continue your professional learning next year.  What resources have you developed?  What contacts have you made?  What networks will you take advantage of?

Thank you for a great year and never stop learning!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Flipped: Jon Bergmann Blog

Jon Bergmann is a leader in the Flipped Classroom.  You just spent last month reading his book Flip Your Classroom - Reach Every Student In Every Classroom Every Day
Spend some time on his blog and find a post that connects with you and gives you some pieces to implement or consider.

Turning Learning on its Head


1. Choose one of his posts from the last 12 months and respond to it.
   a. What was the post about and give a short summary
   b. What are your thoughts about the topic?

Monday, March 10, 2014

IW: March: Dangerously Irrelevant - Technology, Leadership and the Future of Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant is a popular Technology, Leadership and Schools blog written by Scott McLeod.

He does not have a subtle writing technique.  LPS does not support his views necessarily, but thought that he had some topics that may be interesting to read and respond to.

1. Choose one of his posts from the last 12 months and respond to it.
   a. What was the article title and short summary
   b. What are your thoughts about the topic?

Blog Site: http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/

Examples of recent posts from his blog: 

Picking right answers from a set of prescribed alternatives that trivialize complexity and ambiguity

Friday, January 31, 2014

IW: February-Presentation Tips and Tricks

As an educator, you probably have participated in many workshops or learning experiences. Likewise, you also may have been a presenter in a workshop.

Think about the presentations that were particularly interesting or inspiring to you.  What made those presentations so appealing and interesting to you?  Or what tips or tricks did you use in your own presentation to make it enticing to your audience?

As we prepare for the Inspired Learning Conference on April 26th, what presentation tips or tricks would you like to share with your cohort members?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Flipped: JING January 30th Reflections


Is a free tool that allows anyone to create a short video.  

1) If you have already used this tool in your classrooms what affordances and/or constraints did you find with it?
1) If you have not used this tool before what can you see doing that you could not do before and/or what constraints do you see using this tool?


Additional Resources found on Twitter about FlippingConsider following: @FlippingClass @EyeOnTheFlipped

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Flipped: PLN - Life Long Learning January 16th Reflections

After starting or continuing your use of Twitter today:

  1. What articles / statements / comments have you come across that have helped your understanding of the Flipped Classroom?
  2. What questions/concerns to you still have regarding using Twitter as a PLN tool?