We can embrace change and harness its power, or resist it and be pushed to the margins. Using the backdrop of great new maker tools, PhD physicist Steve Kurti explored the need for leveraging the great features of new technology to find a timeless treasure: independent learning. Steve also investigated how maker education and makerspaces can supercharge run-of-the-mill projects by considering that any good teacher can create an environment for exploration.
In an earlier webinar, John Wink shared his Excellence in Every Classroom framework (EIEC), and how teachers can reach excellence through the Hierarchy of Learning. In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Leadership 3.0 community, John returned to challenge educators to kick off the new school year with more clarity and support within the EIEC framework by: Leveraging technology to provide 24/7 professional learning for educators; Ensuring consistency from classroom to classroom in the school-wide expectations for behavior and learning; Developing relationships with all students in the first 20 days of school; Optimizing instructional time so that students can reach more rigorous levels of cognitive engagement.
This edWeb.net webinar presented by the Leadership 3.0 community explored the power of social media for building a conversation and crowd-sourcing a school’s story in order to promote a positive school culture and amplify student voice. Jason Markey, Principal for East Leyden High School, shared how to empower the digital citizens in your school with hashtags, collaborative blogs, and more.