How might we learn and grow together when we are far apart? What if we leverage the power of connectedness and social media to learn and share?
Shelley Paul and I presented Leading Learners to Level Up at EduCon. Working in collaboration with Grant Lichtman of The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence, SLA broadcast our session live to 7 additional sites across the country.
We generally followed the plan shown below.
We loved using Flickr to share our low-fidelity drafts across sites.
Here’s one comment from feedback collected at the end of the session. I appreciate all of the learning that was acknowledged.
- I had not sent a picture to Flickr before.
- I had not got into Wi-Fi before on the iPad.
- I like the “I can” statements for giving feedback to students.
- I appreciated connecting with other teachers in the room to know what they are doing.
- I thought the story about playing basketball was effective in helping us see that kids may not be getting what we are teaching.
- The people around the room from Parish were very helpful when I had technical questions.
Unfortunately hearing the online presentation was difficult, and we could not see what the presenter was talking about on the screen online.
The workshop was beneficial despite its drawbacks.
As always, here is the full set of feedback offered at the end of the session.