Edcamps, or “unconferences” that bring together teachers, tech experts, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the education landscape, have become a viral movement since the very first gathering back in May 2010. In fact, there were 225 Edcamps in the last year alone.Interested in seeing and
Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.
Jackie Gerstein proposes an experiential flipped classroom learning model where she believes there a great opportunity to change the predominant didactic model of education that is especially prevalent in upper elementary through graduate school education.
"UDL is a strategy, a process that provides opportunities for all students, not just those with special needs (but I believe all learners have special needs), to be successful learners. This is the same goal for the flipped classroom model designed as an experiential learning cycle.
This model has experiential learning at the core of the learning process with the content videos supporting the learning rather than being the core or primary instructional piece. Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.. Simply put, experiential learning is learning from experience. Experiential learning can be a highly effective educational method[ It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning)"
Thank you Jackie for your insight in creating this model where all learners can experience success!
It's not where you start, it's where you finish. There is a saying, "Reaching as you climb..." When organizations seek to invest in their existing employees and create true succession planning, we have organizations that thrive.
This text is used as a foundational text for the work I do. Daniel Venables gives a great foundation for how teachers and teacher teams look at data when they are working as professional learning communities.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.
Hint, hint...Want to bring concept centers to the secondary classroom? An easy way to begin is to follow the hints in this article an create areas in your classroom that tell the journey students will take with you this year.
Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.
Provide students with ongoing assessment opportunities to help you differentiate instruction and improve student achievement. These 18 formative assessment
Great tool to get students and adults to incorporate formative assessment into their learning experience. Note: User must register to the site in order to use the cards for one classroom. Multiple uses require multiple licenses. The tool is free.
Daymond John (the storied creator of FUBU who now co-stars on Shark Tank) and I tend to cover different areas; he’s best-known for working with entrepreneurs and in mentorship, and I concentrate on customer service and the customer experience as a...
Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, tackles the issue of zeros on the 100 point scale.
The argument Rick Wormeli makes for standards-based grading is very relevant. For those teachers and administrators who still believe in giving a "0", I ask you this...Are your taxes evaluated subjectively? A zero has nothing to do with the effort a child has taken in the attempt to do the task. This conversation is worth having across school districts and schools. What is acceptable?
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