This week marked our first day back after our summer hiatus. We spent the time talking about the learning we did over the summer and how the start of the school year has been going. We got into a brief discussion about how important we are to the atmosphere of the classroom. We will return to this topic at a later date.
On this episode of TTT, learn more about student-centered, teacher-developed social networks and online publishing with our colleagues Cliff Manning and Lucy Neale from DigitalMe and makewaves and Matt Hardy, co-founder of Kidblog.
Tracy Bachellier a parent in Stratford Ontario shared how the Avon Maitland District School Board worked with their Parent Involvement Committee to engage parents in a with an event called Ignite Parents. Tracy described how the event was created, organized and delivered to an audience made up of parents, teachers, administrators and community members.
Meet teachers new to our Youth Voices community on this episode of TTT. This fall, posts on youthvoices.net are popping up from all over: Orem, UT, Bushwick, NY, Austin, TX, and more... Other teachers are ready to jump in with us. Listen in on this open, online staff meeting as we plan the future of Youth Voices together! Take a look at who will be sparking this conversation, and note that you are invited to join us!
Paul Allison, Andrew Schoenborn, Jacob Thomas, Denee Tyler, Valerie Burton, Tommy Buteau, Loren EFL, Jennifer Woollven
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Presentation Description: This keynote session by Karen Fasimpaur for the “Visioning New Curriculum” strand talks about the unique opportunities presented by Common Core, digital tools, openness, and innovation. The time for one-size-fits-all, top-down curriculum is over. This session gives examples of curriculum that is personalized, real world, iterative, and collaborative. It is time for a new era in curriculum — one that is digital, open, innovative, and built by and for our community. This video includes reflection questions which can be explored collaboratively athttps://p2pu.org/en/groups/k12-online-2012/ The ideas in this video were developed collaboratively with a group of many people much smarter than me. Thanks to everyone who played along. This process was a testament to the power of collaboration and of creation as way to reflect and learn.
“People need to have the power to solve their own problems” - Kosta Grammatis
Kosta Grammatis believes if you provide a person with a mobile device and access to the internet their learning space can be anywhere. Support a person’s curiosity to question, reason and create within whatever space they are in and their learning can become anything. Learners of the 21st century need these things: a space, a device, a connection, a facilitator, a motive. Yet over 5 billion people on this planet don't have internet access.
It is an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas - from the very practical to the big dreams.
The Axioms: The guiding principles behind Educon:
1) Our schools must be inquiry-driven, thoughtful and empowering for all members 2) Our schools must be about co-creating - together with our students - the 21st Century Citizen 3) Technology must serve pedagogy, not the other way around 4) Technology must enable students to research, create, communicate and collaborate 5) Learning can - and must - be networked
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