Students Using Technology In A Common Core Age


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Tech With Tia
http://techwithtia.blogspot.com/

E is for Explore
http://eisforexplore.blogspot.com/

Common Core Calendar-March 2013
http://www.techwithtia.com/calendars.html


TICAL Virtual Conference
http://admin20.org/page/summit-recordings?xg_source=msg_mes_network


Alan November-Keynote at Leadership 3.0 Symposium
Learning without Borders
http://www.youtube.com/cueinc

Steven Dembo-Learning to Speak Native
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j036ic-XE0U&feature=BFa&list=PLA6E33BDD9BCEFA33

Webinar-Free WebTools
http://simplek12.com/tlc/b02713od/

Common Core Toolkit
Professional Learning Modules will be posted to Brokers of Expertise by Sept.


Students Using Technology in a Common Core Age-Dennis Deets Lead 3.0 Symposium



Frayer Speaking and Listening


Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom.org

Ted-ED
Teachers can browse TED content based on the subject they teach. Each video on the TED-Ed site is tagged to a curriculum subject and is accompanied by supplementary materials to help teachers and students use or understand the video lesson. Supplementary materials include multiple-choice questions, open-answer questions, and links to more information on the topic. The new platform allows educators to customize videos with follow-up questions and assignments, TED says—an initiative that could help power the “flipped learning” model.

Crystal Kirch-Sergerstrom High School-Math

http://flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com/

The Flipped Clasroom Network
http://vodcasting.ning.com/

Flipped Classroom Prezi: http://prezi.com/-vbtn0xnnyzx/my-flipped-classroom/
Flipping with Kirch Blog: http://www.flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com/

Summary of Ideas for PD Plan

Driving Question 1:

“Who owns the learning?”
Students do! And they are taking control of it in incredibly numerous and creative ways.
(cite numerous examples here, if needed, for emphasis)
Main Idea: Teachers and instructional design must dramatically change to adapt to today’s learners in an increasingly digital world.

So if students own learning…teachers need to model this and develop their own Personal Learning Network (PLN) and Flip Professional Development


Flipped Classroom Myths vs Reality

Professional Learning Network


CUE Video Collection

Brokers of Expertise


Flipping Professional Development

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The Old Way
Sign up -> Go to session -> Take (paper) notes -> File notes away (with intentions to go back to them) -> Repeat.
Now Pro-D seems to be different for me. The key thing is that I don’t ever wait for Professional Development Days or conferences to initiate learning opportunities. In fact, my Pro-D choices stem from what I’m already learning about on Twitter, and sharing in other learning spaces like my blog, Diigo, and Scoop.it.

The New Way
Follow links on Twitter -> Dig deeper then blog my ideas -> Seek related Pro-D opportunities -> Connect to other participants -> Share as I learn -> Consolidate ideas and blog again -> Follow links on Twitter…
Now, Professional Development needs to change to accommodate a new kind of learning journey that participants are on:
1. Share resources, and make connecting easy, ahead of time.
2. Make sessions about action not information.
3. Use the skills of the participants (have them not just participate, but also lead).
Flip professional development –expect participants to be active in our learning before, during, and after a professional development session….have them read an article before hand, watch a Ted talk, read a blog, have a book talk…send them your presentation before hand…and come with questions and ideas to share.

Driving Question 2:

“What is the most important thing a teacher does?”
They ensure learning happens. They teach each student how they learn best. Teachers help navigate through difficult areas of content by having students develop their own questions.
(Note that increased content area knowledge shows no gains in student learning (controversial Harvard study; need to research and verify this).

Main Ideas:
  1. We need to drive a shift from teachers TELLING students about thing. We need to teach by questioning. Confessions of a Converter Lecturer
  2. Teachers should focus on stumbling blocks, myths, and common misperceptions regarding subject area content, not on dispensing information.


Driving Question 3:

“Is there music inside a piano?”
Of course not. It takes an artist with talent and creativity to make the music happen.
Main Idea:
Teachers must not fixate or be intimidated by the nuts and bolts of technology (kids will figure that out anyway). They must focus on what the technology can do to engage students, assist with learning, and apply their learning to a larger audience.


Driving Question 4:

”Do I do what my teacher wants, or do I do what the world wants?”
(aka: what does 21st century instruction and learning look like?)
Instructional projects will immerse students in engaging projects that challenge them to solve problems that matter to them. Students will collaborate with a variety of partners both within and outside the classroom, to produce creative solutions using current tools.
Main Idea:
We must seek to replace traditional “end products” (that earn a grade and are then discarded) with creative projects that live beyond the duration of the class and have the potential to reach an audience beyond the local school community.
(Examples: mathtrain.com; “presumes” instead of paper resumes, YouTube video making fun of textbooks and their lack of interactivity, kickstarter, scholar match)



Actionable Steps:
How do we get our schools, teachers, and students to make this change?
Walk the Walk by
Demonstrate these practices
Embed it
Encourage it
Support it
Praise it
Share it with everyone (not just in Placer County)
Expect it from everyone!



Possible structure for 3 hour PD session for CCSS + 21st Century Skills


Introductions
Hook: “Every day I have a decision to make: do I do what my teacher wants, or do I do what the world wants?” (Discuss girl who wrote to millions on FanFiction.com, and was reaching readers from over 100 countries)
Key Points for PD session:
  1. CCSS will demand more application, critical thinking, and creativity from students
  2. Students must still master content, but must demonstrate mastery in very different ways
  3. Information is free, but what you do with it is what will get you into college and make you employable

CCSS activity- Unpack a standard: Freyer model breakdown of one specific Math or ELA standard
  • The 4 squares-Teachers Do; Students Do;Technology Integration; CTE integration
  • Develop a rough draft for a lesson or project that will address this standard
  • Use Google docs to collaborate to accomplish the assigned task
  • Report out, and emphasize an innovative way for students to show mastery of this standard

21st Century Skill Activity: (These skills would be modeled in the PD)
  • Show how to use ___(flip cams, cell phones, ipads, whatever)
  • Demonstrate how to make a brief video or screencast.
  • Post it online (Edmodo, Blackboard, YouTube, etc.)
  • Practice only the tech skills, until mastery occurs
Break
Culminating Project: Combining CCSS and 21st Century Skills
  1. Create/find a video or presentation about a concept that you will discuss in your classroom or a hands on activity you will be doing
  2. Ted-ED
    Teachers can browse TED content based on the subject they teach. Each video on the TED-Ed site is tagged to a curriculum subject and is accompanied by supplementary materials to help teachers and students use or understand the video lesson. Supplementary materials include multiple-choice questions, open-answer questions, and links to more information on the topic. The new platform allows educators to customize videos with follow-up questions and assignments, TED says—an initiative that could help power the “flipped learning” model.
  3. Post link from Ted-Ed site to Edmodoand create student discussion board (Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices)

Closing Thoughts:
  1. What did you learn about CCSS?
  2. What did you learn about 21st Century skills?
  3. Suggestions, key considerations for future sessions?
  4. Showcase specific lessons that do this (Time Permitting)
    1. Facebook for historical figures--or Fakebook
    2. Mathtrain.tv
    3. Fanfiction.net
    4. Projects by Jen


      http://www.projectsbyjen.com/
      Check out Oreo 2011 (That's the way the cookie tumbles online project)



Other ideas for Professional Development

How To Develop Your Own PLN
Socratic Questioning
  • Learn how to question
  • Since learning is social…socially engage your students in conversation. Question and Defend
The Hunger Games-CCS & Technology Mini Unit

Web 2.0 Toolkit



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