#TriConf17 Day 5: Creating a Professional Development Hub (Silvia Tolisano)

Session Description here. Note: many of my sentences in this blog come directly from Silvia's mouth...so let's just give a blanket citation to her! Links:  Silvia's page AASSA blog (it's crowdsourced from schools/teachers all over the world) Graded T&L blog Cool site to use to make infographics Notes: Unigogy: the study of self-directed and self-determined … Continue reading #TriConf17 Day 5: Creating a Professional Development Hub (Silvia Tolisano)

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#TriConf17: Day 5 Keynote

Link to the archive of social media learning by Tri-Association Keynote: Douglas Fisher Study skills that work First, don't make study skills a separate class! repeated reading When students read the material more than once, learning improves. They won't do it automatically on a test like the SAT unless they are practicing it all year … Continue reading #TriConf17: Day 5 Keynote

#TriConf17 Day 3

Keynote (Michael Fullan) Description here Various links: GPS approach to grading 21st century skills: the 6 Cs Michael Fullan's web site Ontario's report card templates "Deeper Learning: 10 Ways You Can Die" Updating Curriculum and Assessment (Heidi Hayes Jacobs) Links: Presentation slideshow Global Partnership hub (tons of great resources re: global challenges/partnerships) Bold Moves for … Continue reading #TriConf17 Day 3

#TriCon17 Preconference: Projects, Capstones, Quests

Session description here. Day 1 We started the session by talking about 16 Habits of Mind and reflecting a bit on ourselves and our students as learners. Purpose and Pedagogy  When thinking about pedagogy, think of these three clusters: Antiquated: What to cut? Classical: What to keep? (It's not old; it's timeless!) Contemporary: What to … Continue reading #TriCon17 Preconference: Projects, Capstones, Quests

#TLConf2015: Empowering Teachers to Build a Positive, Innovative School Culture

This past weekend, I was in Washington, DC for the annual Teaching & Learning Conference hosted by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. I have been a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) since 2009, and I love being surrounded by hundreds of other NBCTs (we only have 275 here in NJ). Throughout the conference, … Continue reading #TLConf2015: Empowering Teachers to Build a Positive, Innovative School Culture

#NJPAECET2 Live Blog: Effective Reading Strategies for the Content Areas

Session: Effective Reading Strategies for the Content Areas Presenter: Heather Rocco Slides are here (will post the link once Heather tweets it out!). Love this spectrum by Margaret Early (1965)! The research shows: ages 0-12: Reading for unconscious delight ages 12-15: Reading to test against main character ages 15-22: Reading for philosophical speculation ages 22+: … Continue reading #NJPAECET2 Live Blog: Effective Reading Strategies for the Content Areas