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TTT#563 What does it mean to be an American in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria?
Join + Ada Okun who recently helped create curriculum and collect resources for "Puerto Rico’s Recovery After Hurricane Maria: Who is Responsible?" http://www.choices.edu/teaching-news-lesson/puerto-ricos-recovery-hurricane-maria-responsible/ This curriculu...
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What does it mean to be an American in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria?

Join +Ada Okun who recently helped create curriculum and collect resources for "Puerto Rico’s Recovery After Hurricane Maria: Who is Responsible?" http://www.choices.edu/teaching-news-lesson/puerto-ricos-recovery-hurricane-maria-responsible/ This curriculum is part of Brown University's Choices Program's "Teaching with the News" features that provide "lessons to connect the content of your classroom to the headlines in the news."

Join our discussion of the post-hurricane situation in Puerto Rico within a broader context of U.S.-Puerto Rican relations. See how Ada and others at the Choices Program created materials to help students to "compare the perspectives presented in a variety of sources about the U.S. response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico." And then: "Form and justify their own opinions about responsibility for Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria."

Many of us in the National Writing Project and Youth Voices communities are having youth think about what it means to be an American http://www.youthvoices.live/category/american-creed/ in anticipation of the documentary American Creed http://www.pbs.org/video/american-creed-ltem1c/ Let's add Puerto Rico to this conversation!

Join us tonight, Jan 17 at 8 ET/ 7 CT/ 6 MT / 5 PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

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TTT#562 Making New Connections for Youth Voices: The Fifth Column, teaching ENL students, and the earthquake in Mexico City
Ever want to know what Youth Voices https://youthvoices.live is about? Join us on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this Wed. night Jan 10th at 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT. On this week's hangout, we'll be making new connections. We'll be joined by: @Justinkingnews, editor...
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Ever want to know what Youth Voices https://youthvoices.live is about? Join us on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this Wed. night Jan 10th at 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT. On this week's hangout, we'll be making new connections. We'll be joined by:

@Justinkingnews, editor of +The Fifth Column

Armen Kassabian and Dina Gregory from @bxihs Bronx International High School

Harry Brake, the Media Specialist Librarian from Woodbridge High School, in Greenwood, Delaware https://harrybrake.com/author/harrybrake/

We are all getting to know each other better on this informal Hangout. We invite you to join us. Learn more about http://youthvoices.live by meeting others who are interested in connecting with us.

Justin wrote that he was "in the process of researching for a project designed to help mold young journalists when I came across your site. Youth Voices is exactly what we envisioned down to the last detail." Come learn more with us about The Fifth Column. How can we connect our students with this "international network of independent journalists with an extremely active and loyal readership?"

Armen and Dina are just about ready to have their students join us on Youth Voices, and they want to know more about podcasts on the site. They were particularly interested in Louise Bauso's students' at Park Slope Collegiate recent podcasts about Language and Power https://www.youthvoices.live/series/language-and-power/

Harry will always have something else going on, and we'd like to learn more about "some interviews the students in American School Foundation did" about the earthquake in Mexico City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzOgxA0Pz1c&list=PLLlrRtH1nDmSC-1pD1BWqVR80YqxnpDef

All over the place, right? We know. We want to see what connections we can all make among these things. Care to join us? We'd love to add your thoughts to the mix!

Wednesday, January 10th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

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TTT#561 Sam Reed builds an online, blended project for students who have just read "The Hate U Give" - LRNG and Youth Voices
1s + sam reed a teacher at the U School + Sam Reed U School and a member of the Philadelphia Writing Project has jumped into Youth Voices https://youthvoices.live and LRNGhttps:// www.lrng.org/o/youth-voices with both feet. Recently over the break, he start...
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+sam reed a teacher at the U School +Sam Reed U School and a member of the Philadelphia Writing Project has jumped into Youth Voices https://youthvoices.live and LRNGhttps://www.lrng.org/o/youth-voices with both feet. Recently over the break, he started building an XP for his students who have been reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Tonight on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt Sam and I (Paul Allison https://plus.google.com/+PaulAllison) will be building digital XPs (online experiences) that will lead his students to post about the novel on Youth Voices.

Join us in this work session as we think about how Sam can create a blended, online learning experience for his students and anybody in the future. We'll be going live with our work together at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT / 6 pm MT / 5 pm PT. We welcome you to join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Here's Sam's draft of this project:

After reading the novel "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas, the prerequisite to complete this XP is to write a Character Analysis Essay that will require you to explore how ONE character in novel who transforms or is developed throughout the text.

How does the character change?

You should connect this one character’s transformation to larger themes that relate to the struggles faced by African-Americans in modern America.

Your Essay must be 300- 500 words and include the following:

A clear focus on the development/transformation of ONE character in the text.

A clear development or transformation (i.e. The character Cinderella transformed from a abused child to a celebrated Princess).

Identify and explain FIVE pieces of textual evidence (quotes) from the beginning, middle, and end of the novel that support your chosen character’s transformation/development.

An introduction and conclusion with explanations of how your character’s transformation can be connected to the modern-day struggle of African-Americans. For example, you can cover conflicts between police and community, code switching, mass incarceration, stereotypes of Black people , debates about whether to remain in your community or leave and change from the outside, the role of drugs and gangs in communities, or any other significant theme.

Once your essay is complete you will complete your "This I Believe" RAFT strategy ( Role, Audience, Format and Topic) to plan your creative competent of this task/ XP.

We'll see you tonight 8 pm ET/5 pm PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
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