New Series: Bridging Teaching and Learning into China

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Bridging Teaching and Learning into China

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Bridging Teaching and Learning into ChinaIn June, I traveled with a handful of colleagues from my district to teach students and train teachers in China.   This was a unique opportunity for me to bridge two of my passions — travel and education!  Our partners on Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 419- Small-Group Differentiated Instruction in Edmodo

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516Ready to steer small groups of students toward mastery? In this session, we will explore how to use Edmodo to assign different videos to small groups at different skill sets. Imagine teaching three lessons at the same time, all without extra staff in Read More …

Tech Tuesday – PBL 301- Group Work vs. Collaboration

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516Are your students collaborating or dividing and conquering?  In this session, we will discuss how to manage student teams so that learning is comprehensive rather than fragmented. Agenda Let’s first develop a definition of collaboration by reading the first two pages of “Towards Read More …

New Series: Innovation Comes in Many Sizes

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Innovation Comes in Many Sizes

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Innovation Comes in Many Sizes“Innovation comes in many sizes.” Inspired by a reading for my graduate studies, I am opening a new series on my blog about the innovations around me.  This series will showcase innovations, big and small, that are happening in classrooms.  Based Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516If you missed the Tech Tuesday session yesterday, click here to check out the agenda and materials.  Below, I’ve linked a screencast I posted to my YouTube channel that models a standards-based approach to writing a rubric.  Using the template I provided in Read More …

Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516How can we as teachers develop useable and thorough rubrics that set high expectations but also provide student voice/choice?  In this session, bring your standards and expectations, because we will be building rubrics for your project(s). Agenda Review of rubric characteristics from previous Read More …