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Episode 25

Jeff Utecht May 7, 2009 33 1

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Andy Torris from Shanghai American School joined David and Jeff for tonight’s podcast.

Essential Question

How to measure how shifted your school is?

Blog Posts of the Week


Jeff: Facebook and Academics

Andy: Chief Learning Officer, The Thinking Chick

David: Listing of Shifted Schools

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*Next show date is May 21 at 7:00 PM Bangkok time.
*Christian Blessing will join us.
*Essential Question for the show: How to do a school tech makeover on the cheap?
*Don’t forget to post Web sites/blogs to the SOS Diigo bookmarking site that support our upcoming EQ.

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  1. Camilla Elliott on May 16, 2009

    Hello Gentlemen, Your conversation in this podcast with Andy Torres has provided tremendous material to support the school change. Using the vision statement and the establishment of specific indicators of achievement for your individual school makes sense.

    Last year I attended NECC 08 in San Antonio. I’m an Australian teacher-librarian and this was the first time I’d realised the relationship between the NETS and the AASL standards i.e. to my understanding, it’s not entirely uncompetitive. Here in Australia we have worked closely with Ross Todd to develop a cohesive, collaborative approach with teachers using the general curriculum standards. It’s very successful here in Victoria with VELS and really is the only way to go. We work cooperatively with the subject teachers to embed skills to suit the each subject. Teachers must own the learning and the teacher librarian works as an enabler.

    Thanks for this conversation. Marvellous.

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