Professional Development

Episode 84: 3D Animation in the Art Classroom

This week a great conversation with Dan, a Middle School Art Teacher, who teaches 3D Animation using the open-source program Blender with his 6-8 grade art students.

Links:

Dan’s Blog

Blender 3D Animation Software

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Episode 83: The Science Learning Tracker


What a fantastic show talking science with Bobby and Julie from the Enumclaw School District. Two Middle School teachers who are using something called a “Learning Tracker” that they have created for their students to self-assess throughout the year. Julie was kind enough to share some templates and examples with me to share with you. So have a listen to the podcast and then go view some amazing examples of structuring learning in the science classroom.

Links:

Bobby’s Blog

Julie’s Blog

Blank Learning Tracker Template (So you can create your own)

Learning Tracker Template Master created for Force and Motion Unit (So you can see how Julie create’s it for students)

Learning Tracker Student Example: (View Only) Julie writes “I actually don’t grade them on their tracker because I want them to feel like they have the freedom and autonomy to record their learning however it works best for them.”

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Episode 80: The Questions I Get Asked


This week I go over some questions I was recently asked by a school district as they get ready to launch there 1:1 program next year. I hear very similar questions all the time, so thought I would just turn my responses into this week’s podcast. Let me know if you agree or disagree with anything I say. Leave a comment on our Flipgrid or reach out to me personally if you’d rather.

Links:

Now booking August Keynote and PD sessions. Will out the contact form here at
sospodcast.org
jeffutecht.com

The Mirage: An in-depth look into teacher professional development and what does and does not work

Andragogy: The adult learning theory

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Episode 57: Rethinking PD for Teachers


As we continue our 1:1 Summer of Fun one of questions always come back to Professional Development for educators and how do we do it right. According to research done by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called “Teachers Know Best: Teachers views on Professional Development” (http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/resource/teachers-know-best-teachers-views-on-professional-development/). Schools are not doing a very good job and most educators feel like PD is a hoop that needs to be jumped through. As educators why are not better at offering PD for our teachers.

In this episode I chat with Tyler Rablin who’s school district is rethinking PD in the face of the Internet and trying to find a way to give teachers more choice and voice in their PD options.

1:1 Summer of Fun links:

Freebie: 30 Days of Free PD email series
http://www.sospodcast.org/30days

Discount: $25 for the course Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
http://www.sospodcast.org/1to1/

Tyler’s Links:

“Teachers Know Best: Teachers views on Professional Development” (http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/resource/teachers-know-best-teachers-views-on-professional-development/)

@Mr_Rablin (https://twitter.com/mr_rablin)

Website: https://teacher-totter.blogspot.com/