PASSION DRIVEN INSTRUCTION
We may never know what the magnitude of our impact will be or how the passion we transmit may ripple out into the world. Over the years, I’ve heard many stories about how a few words or a simple act have changed a students life forever. We may not walk into our classrooms everyday thinking: “I’m going to change the world today!”? Yet, that is exactly what we do. We DO make a difference. We DO change lives. The question we need to consider is this: What KIND of difference do we intend to make? This session will answer — or at least bring on more provocative questions — on the journey for Passion Driven Instruction.
Audience: Primary Teacher (K-8), Secondary Teacher (9-12), Post – Secondary, Administrators, Media Specialists, Instructional Tech, Infrastructure Tech Session
Categories: Digital Literacy,Social Media, Humor, Technology Integration, Emerging Tech./ Web 2.0, Wikis, Blogs, Tools, Multimedia
HABITUDES OF A 21ST CENTURY LEARNER
Keys for Lifelong Learning & Success
Creativity, Innovation, Problem Solving… buzz words no longer! To meet the complexities of today’s world, our students need more than skills — they need Habitudes! Successful students, workers, and citizens have identifiable habits and behaviors which allow them to manage emotions, communicate effectively, and sustain themselves as independent and successful lifelong learners. This session
explores intentional lessons and conversations that nurture and develop these habits and attitudes; the Habitudes that ensure our students’ success far beyond our classrooms.
Today, literacy goes beyond the ability to read and write. Our students must be able to use web tools to find, analyze, organize, create, and share information. Teachers
must know how to use web tools for their personal and professional development and how to implement selected tools to further learning in the classroom. This session will
support students and teachers to work with digital texts and social mediums in order meet the changing nature of literate practices.
Audience: Primary Teacher (K-8), Secondary Teacher (9-12), Post – Secondary, Administrators, Media Specialists, Instructional Tech
Categories: Digital Literacy, Social Media, Humor, Technology Integration, Emerging Tech./ Web 2.0, Wikis, Blogs, Tools, Multimedia, Data Driven
LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL AGE – CREATING A LIVING, LEARNING PLN
BREATHE… Build a Base for using the right tools Relationships and connections to improve our learning Extend your reach and communication with these tools
and connections Always learning – keeping a learning mindset for new tools and how to use them Transparency in sharing knowledge Have a Plan – there must be a
learning purpose to use these tools Embrace Change Learn which networks and practices will best serve to influence your learning and networking practice.
BREATHE is an acronym for creating, sustaining, and growing your personal learning networks (PLN). More importantly, BREATHE reminds us that social media is about people not tools. People breathe. Tools don’t!
STORY POWER – RECLAIMING THE PLACE OF STORY IN EDUCATION AND LIFE
Great leaders and teachers are natural-born storytellers. Without realizing it, we change lives by the stories we tell not from the content we dispense. Like weavers, we combine ordinary and significant events alike into stories that tell us who we are and where we belong in our world.
When we answer the question, “Why do we need to know this? Why do we “have to” do this work? We are telling a story. When we describe science or explain an algebraic equation; we are telling a story. When we write, when we read, when we dream of a desired future or struggle to understand our past, we are using storytelling to shape learning and lives.
Saving education requires understanding that the most powerful quality we hold as teachers, leaders, and change agents is our power to tell new stories. Ones based on a new world, an unpredictable future, illustrating its unlimited opportunities for any learner who is willing to listen.
This engaging presentation will inspire you to craft embrace your gift as a storyteller, and guide you in the process of telling new stories. It will provoke visions of a new kind of learning, based on a new information environment, leaving you with a clear vision of learning in a global, digital age.
Join me in the session, as we craft together a story that is so compelling that we forget about our childhood student experiences from decades ago and embrace the irresistible possibilities of what can be? and what is possible?