Teachers Teaching Teachers #145 - Discussing Fundamentals and Building Plans Together - 03.25.09
Susan Ettenheim and Paul Allison welcome colleagues Ron Link (NYC Writing Project), Gail Desler (Area 3 Writing Project in California), and Fred Hass (Boston Writing Project) for a conversation about collaboration, publishing, and building a responsive community of students, mainly within our work together on Youth Voices.
Please listen to how we talk to each other, then plan to join us in the future.
Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.
21:03:34 Paul Allison: opps... we are coming!
21:03:37 SusanEttenheim: hi everyone we'll be on in a minute
21:03:43 jackie: I wish I was in Arizona instead of the northpole oops I mean northern saskatchewan
21:03:45 Leanne: Kim - she is in Arizona - how cold could it be there?
21:04:04 Ronelda: Is that why we can not hear anything? because we havent started yet?
21:04:10 Leanne: i think
21:04:33 Kim: I wish I was in Arizona - I bet they aren't sliding around on ice like here
21:04:52 Leanne: no kidding - I just talked to a nurse - she was telling me about how many accidents there were over the weekend
21:05:35 Kim: good thing we have balance like cats !
21:05:44 Paul Allison: Sorry. Susan had parent teacher night...
21:05:49 Leanne: he heh - good one
21:05:59 Ronelda: Leanne how is your paper coming along?
21:06:05 Paul Allison: And it's baseball season... we're just getting inside.
21:06:09 Leanne: got five single space pages done
21:06:26 Kim: that makes 10!
21:06:33 Ronelda: Good start
21:06:34 Leanne: it's coming - but I'm already running out of things to say
21:07:17 Stephen (kicode): Can you hear Ronelda?
21:07:23 Leanne: What about you Ronelda - have you touched it since I last saw you
21:07:37 Kim: no sound yet Stephen
21:07:50 Ronelda: We applied for a week ed leave for the week after easter break
21:07:56 Leanne: and . . . did you get it
21:08:04 Ronelda: yes
21:08:15 Leanne: good job - are yous till getting paid though?
21:08:21 Ronelda: so we would have 2 weeks
21:08:27 SusanEttenheim: hi all you should be getting sound now
21:08:40 Ronelda: still dont have sound
21:08:44 Leanne: me neither
21:08:49 Kim: me neither
21:08:53 Paul Allison: WE are about to start.
21:09:21 jackiegerstein: Got it through RealPlayer
21:09:50 Leanne: i got it now too
21:10:00 SusanEttenheim: great thanks everyone
21:10:15 SusanEttenheim: parent teacher conferences tonight so I couldn't leave school until 8:30!
21:10:29 Ronelda: yes i can hear
21:11:32 jackie: Hi I am currently taking an on-line class from Alec Couros
21:11:50 Ronelda: same as Jackie
21:12:09 SusanEttenheim: what class everyone?
21:12:09 dslink: i got it now
21:12:28 Brandy: I am in Alec Couros' class as well
21:12:33 dslink: eci 831 computers
21:12:53 Leanne: mee too
21:13:19 SusanEttenheim: wow what is it? we're glad you're all here tonight!
21:13:40 Ronelda: EC&I 831 through the University of Regina ( in Saskatchewan, Canada
21:14:00 SusanEttenheim: what does ed&i mean?
21:14:07 Brandy: I am in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan....still have lots of snow...lol
21:14:12 SusanEttenheim: oops ec
21:14:32 Kim: we're taking a Computers in the Classroom Master's Course
21:14:47 Ronelda: Education in Curriculum and Instruction
21:14:49 SusanEttenheim: brandy what do you teach? ronelda, leanne and dslink and ronelda what do you teach and where are you?
21:15:07 SusanEttenheim: and kim too?
21:15:16 Brandy: I teach Grade Six children at Twin Lakes Community School
21:15:21 Ronelda: I am in buffalo Narrows sask canada I teach in the school and am a vice principal as well
21:15:23 jackie: I am currently the Principal in a k-12 school in northern saskatchewan
21:15:28 Leanne: I am a career development consultant in north battleford, saskatchewan and I also teach french and home ec-cooking half time.
21:15:32 Kim: I teach grade one in Battleford, Saskatchewan
21:15:52 SusanEttenheim: wow welcome everyone!
21:15:57 SusanEttenheim: thanks for joining us tonight
21:15:58 Ronelda: thanks
21:16:00 Kim: thank you!
21:16:05 jackie: thank you
21:16:08 Brandy: ty
21:16:20 SusanEttenheim: welcome kcasie and stephen please introduce yourself - where and what do you teach?
21:16:48 kcaise: hi everyone!
21:17:06 Ronelda: In our school we have the reading assessment this year in grades 4, 7 and 10
21:17:16 Ronelda: writing assessment next year
21:17:22 kcaise: i taught grades 4-8 and was an instructional technologist for 20 years and am currectly semi-retired
21:17:54 SusanEttenheim: well welcome kcaise!
21:19:35 jackie: stephen are you with us
21:19:52 SusanEttenheim: hi cwallace welcome whre and what do you teach?
21:20:17 cwallace: I am from Shreveport Louisiana and teach high school math
21:20:44 SusanEttenheim: welcome we have a whole crowd from Canada tonight!
21:21:07 cwallace: Wow! It is my first time to visit. Should I be hearing anything?
21:21:31 SusanEttenheim: oh yes, just click onthe listen icon we are broadcasting on edtechtalk a
21:21:53 SusanEttenheim: hi msward welcome!
21:21:59 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
21:23:26 kcaise: certa?
21:24:09 Gail Desler: Certiport
21:26:51 SusanEttenheim: ok our friends in Canada? 5 habits that you would like your students to always do?
21:27:08 SusanEttenheim: hi msward welcome! where and what do you teach?
21:27:27 SusanEttenheim: any grade is ok for your answers!
21:27:52 msward: I'm just outside of Philadelphia and most of the time I teach 10 English, but this year I'm a tech coach for HS teachers
21:28:16 Kim: #1) Be polite and show respect to others
21:28:18 Brandy: to express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences through writing.
21:28:38 Brandy: like journaling
21:28:57 Leanne: take risks - don't always wait for direct, detailed instruction
21:29:04 SusanEttenheim: hi steven kimmi - welcome!
21:29:11 Ronelda: and to distinguish through what audience they are writing for
21:29:13 SusanEttenheim: what and where do you teach?
21:29:14 msward: think critically about the information presented to them
21:29:15 Kim: #2) edit your work after the ideas are down on paper
21:29:41 Gail Desler: From Discovery Ed - http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/digital_storytelling
21:29:47 kcaise: i didn't get to hear what the #1 skill was?
21:29:48 dslink: study, concentrate, attend, reflect on learing, and respect
21:29:58 Gail Desler: keep going, Kim!
21:30:20 SusanEttenheim: work on paper
21:30:21 msward: ohhhh dslink I especially like that you included reflecting on learning
21:30:29 Gail Desler: Keep going, everybody!
21:30:52 Kim: #3) help others to edit their work
21:30:56 SusanEttenheim: go gail for getting us started!
21:30:56 dslink: thanks msward
21:31:09 SusanEttenheim: gail I'll let you share kim's list - no skype
21:31:15 SusanEttenheim: to call kim in live
21:31:20 SusanEttenheim: maybe next time
21:31:30 SusanEttenheim: hi stephen welcome where and what do you teach?
21:31:59 Stephen (kicode): I am an assistant principal in La Loche, Saskatchewan
21:32:31 Ronelda: hey stephen are you lurking?
21:32:41 Stephen (kicode): Sorry I was listening but couldn't figure out how to listen and view this. Finally tried opening site a second time
21:32:46 Gail Desler: Here's a link to the amazing Mathew Needleman's site with a digital storytelling link - http://www.needleworkspictures.com/ocr/blog/?p=439
21:32:49 SusanEttenheim: stephen, paul asked what are the 5 habits you always want your students to have?
21:35:27 Brandy: well is journaling a form of publishing?\
21:35:54 Kim: I like that Gail
21:36:07 Gail Desler: Agreeing with Susan! Knowing how to find an answer and share out - great 21st habits
21:36:26 Gail Desler: @Kim - Mathew's resources?
21:36:37 jackie: sharing is so important
21:36:47 Kim: Sorry - I think I meant Susan - I thought you were the speaker!
21:38:46 Paul Allison: Fred are you on skype?
21:38:54 SusanEttenheim: hi alice welcome!
21:39:00 SusanEttenheim: and cwallace welcome!
21:39:25 SusanEttenheim: please introduce yourself! where and what do you teach?
21:39:26 cwallace: Hi again - we are fighting bad weather here and I lost connection briefly.
21:40:54 msward: not only is it collaborative but it also gives students an authentic audience which gets them engaged and invested
21:41:24 Gail Desler: @msward - video production?
21:42:19 Gail Desler: "Teaching as studio"...interesting
21:44:02 msward: students have a sense that their work is going to be seen by more than just the teacher
21:44:31 Stephen (kicode): Clarence Fisher blog http://remoteaccess.typepad.com/remote_access/
21:44:45 Gail Desler: @msward - yes, a real audience is definitely a motivator
21:47:41 dslink: sorry folks I have to go now, great listening to you from Pelican Narrows, Sask. high school teacher
21:48:05 Brandy: bye Darren
21:48:19 Brandy: all the way from Buff
21:48:23 Gail Desler: Good night @dslink
21:55:35 steven kimmi: So I [i]thought[/i] my kids were going to sleep that I [i]would[/i] be able to particpate, but I guess that wasn't the case.
21:55:57 Paul Allison: Hi Steve! Can you join us via skype?
21:56:14 Paul Allison: oh... your kids are stillup.
21:56:49 steven kimmi: Unfortunately, no.
21:57:31 steven kimmi: My apologies for not getting back to you sooner...than 50 minutes through your show.
21:58:16 steven kimmi: @Susan - 5th Grade Teacher, Salina, KS
22:02:55 Stephen (kicode): Are you posting the link?
22:03:59 Paul Allison: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d4zfw7d_6f82rsngh
22:05:56 steven kimmi: Whoa, 25 assignments in a week?
22:06:52 Kim: Thank you for the opportunity to drop in tonight. good night
22:11:24 Brandy: Is there an archive of past tech talk sessions?
22:11:34 SusanEttenheim: wow quiet in the chat room... :)
22:11:39 SusanEttenheim: yes
22:11:53 SusanEttenheim: you can find old shows at edtechtalk.com and teachersteachingteachers.org
22:12:23 Brandy: Thank You Susan!
22:12:49 SusanEttenheim: glad you all stopped by but we'd like to have our Canada friends talk too!
22:12:49 Stephen (kicode): First time for me in one of these sessions. Didn't know what to expect.
22:13:11 Stephen (kicode): Need a little more tech experience I think susan.
22:13:14 Leanne: Thanks for letting us listen in - I too am new to the entire experience.
22:13:26 steven kimmi: Yes it is quiet, and not being able to listen, creates quite a mystery for what is being said.
22:13:37 jackie: I am new to technology but willing to learn
22:13:49 Stephen (kicode): Yup
22:13:56 Brandy: Can't wait
22:13:57 Stephen (kicode): I have a skype account
22:13:59 Ronelda: Thanks for letting us in.
22:14:06 fred_haas: Thanks all - sorry I was late.
22:14:07 jackie: that us, thanks for having us!
22:14:11 Paul Allison: Come back any time.
22:14:13 Ronelda: good night
22:14:17 Stephen (kicode): thanks alll
22:14:20 Brandy: Have a wonderful evening everyone!
22:14:27 jackie: good night
22:14:28 SusanEttenheim: night all!
22:14:35 Leanne: good night
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