Learning how to Screencast with Victoria Olsen
^My Sunday notes once I got back home and started brainstorming Experiential adventures I could do with my students.
<^Photos & notes from Naryn Searcy's 2.5 hr session about the English First Peoples courses she runs for grades 10-12 in the Okanagan-Skaha district.
Victoria Olsen - http://www.techteacheronamission.com/
Langley recently hosed Edcamp35 and I was heartened by their superintendent's humble attendance and participation.
Naryn Searcy - Experiential learning in English First Peoples 10-12 http://racinginrain.blogspot.ca/
Naryn's District's Blog & their awesome blog roll - http://differentlensblog.blogspot.ca/p/great-resources.html
I currently teach in two great districts; both which have done some pretty cool hiring lately in terms of promoting change-makers and innovation. Technology allows us to leverage our capacity in new ways, and sharing our questions and practices is easier now more than ever with Twitter hashtag chats and blogs.
Delta has a awesome learning blog here called "180 days of learning"
Surrey has a tonne of teachers (5000!) and I've only begun to start combing through them. Off the top of my head:
- Joe Tong is our District Communicating Student Learning helping teacher, and I find out about more Pro-D in my district from his Twitter feed than from any other source. He's pretty awesome, not to mention his dog Judith is SO CUTE.
- Superintendent Jordan Tinny's blog "Ed Praxis" - the fact that my superintendent encourages us to move away from letter grades and towards more meaningful feedback and reporting is a huge reassurance to me. I have a lot of anxiety about representing my students' learning with numbers and letters... it simply doesn't sit well with my values or morals as an educator. Knowing that I am encouraged to use portfolio-based assessment by leaders in my district is huge. I like that I can download his Podcasts to listen to later in my car. (Right click the original source link and "save as" MP3)
- Karen Lirenman http://learningandsharingwithmsl.blogspot.ca/
- @bcedchat and @lanchatPLN - I set automatically recurring reminders on my phone for #BCedchat and #langchat so that an automatic notification pops up about 20 minutes beforehand. My cousin's partner D'Alice is one of the regular moderators for BCEdchat, and Coquitlam Japanese teacher/ BCATML member Colleen Lee-Hayes is a moderator for Langchat :) Colleen's website is a serious jackpot of effective methods for language instruction and metacognitive teaching practices. It's cool to know people who are so passionate about innovating and sharing!
#bcedchat - Helping BC educators connect on Sunday nights @ 7 pm
British Columbia, Canada sites.google.com/site/bcedchat/
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
I want to show this towards the end of June during class, as an inspirational motivation to my students to spend 20 hours over the summer to learn something new.