March 18, 2022 was a much anticipated day. Our 4C team of Digital Learning Coordinators has been working for years to mentor educators throughout our school district to leverage “making” and student agency as a natural part of their lesson design and helping them learn how to teach students to collaborate well, despite this pandemic. The workforce needs eligible employees who are collaborators, who are creative, who can communicate effectively and who can think critically. Our current 4C PLN is doing well to set up learners for this successful future. Those we have mentored are doing fabulous things including setting an envious example for other educators to do the same and they have done well to help recruit a new group. March 18 was the day we welcomed a new cohort of curious and eager educators to a room filled with hands on challenges, consumables, robots, and digital tasks. The day was better captured with a video than with paragraphs. En-JOY!
What can you do with a tweet?
(Disclaimer: this is not a post about how @Twitter can change your career, altho it does consistently and reliably)
If you are not following this hashtag, you really should. There is a lot of dynamic and uniquely designed learning connected to #XcontinentalKinders. And it is a result of a simple tweet followed by a response that has become an evolving learning journey and a cluster of professional (quickly becoming personal) relationships. Continue reading
This post is about the value of reflection and the opportunities that provide it!
What a gift these past two (about to be 3) snow days have been. I have been given the opportunity for Snowflection!
When it snows in North Carolina, it is a good gamble to assume school will be closed for a handful of days. Continue reading