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TTT#548 Teaching ELLs with Youth Voices and LRNG
Join + Joe Dillon and + Louise Bauso in a conversation about ELLs and connected learning via https://youthvoices.live and + LRNG . Wed., Sept. 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt It's delightfully hard to keep up with all the new youth and id...
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Join +Joe Dillon and +Louise Bauso in a conversation about ELLs and connected learning via https://youthvoices.live and +LRNG. Wed., Sept. 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

It's delightfully hard to keep up with all the new youth and ideas bubbling up at https://youthvoices.live these days. Check out these new playlists (and the youth's posts next to them): https://youthvoices.live/Charlottesville and https://youthvoices.live/Girl

We'll talk about where we are in getting going this semester. Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt 9.12 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
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*TTT#547 Teaching with Youth Voices and LRNG
+ Chris Sloan , + Dawn Reed , and more will be joining http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this evening at 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific (notice new time) to talk about using + LRNG and https://youthvoices.live in their classrooms. Another teacher (who can't make it to...
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+Chris Sloan, +Dawn Reed, and more will be joining http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
this evening at 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific (notice new time) to talk about using +LRNG and https://youthvoices.live in their classrooms. Another teacher (who can't make it tonight) sent these questions, and others in our community probably have similar ones:

I have a few questions about how I might work with LRNG and Youth Voices this year. Here's the ambitious list that I've got kicking around in my head right now.

1. Last year my [curriculum] went really well in the room but never materialized on Youth Voices the way I wanted. The time I was devoting to Youth Voices wasn't sufficient to pull off what I envisioned with the playlist the students were using, but... the student writing that was produced for me was relatively successful. How can I give more time to Youth Voices and make the playlist requirements more granular so more student writing goes public?

2. Most of the curricular stuff I do obviously isn't in playlist form. As I'm becoming familiar with the playlists, I have 3-4 favorites that I want to push because of student interest and some of the positive results I saw last year. How can I integrate those into my planning so Youth Voices is a bigger part of what we do each quarter? Also, how might I remix playlists, like the Shakespeare playlist so that I can take something that was successful in my classroom- studying the Crucible - and make that work a more openly networked opportunity for students?

3. My efforts at credit recovery and Youth Voices didn't go as I hoped last year. Students in my class who had the opportunity to raise grades from previous quarters committed to spending time during off periods and at home to working in Youth Voices but ultimately proved not to be really motivated to raise those grades.... This year my school has a new credit recovery class run by a colleague, and I'm planning to approach him so that I can work with students in small groups on Youth Voices for credit recovery purposes.... If my colleague is amenable, it would provide me the time and opportunity to work with Youth Voices in a setting that might be more conducive to experimenting.

That's what is kicking around in my head. It all seems doable now, if ambitious, and I am excited to see what students do now that I've got a year under my belt at school and a year of familiarity with Youth Voices and LRNG playlists.

Join us tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT at http://edtechtalk.com as we take on these and other questions about teaching with LRNG and Youth Voices this semester.

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Join us at an earlier time than usual - 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET
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TTT #546 Charlottesville, Hurricane Harvey, DACA - What impact do these have on your curriculum?
As schools open or as you enter your third week there is a lot from the last few weeks begging for conversation. From Charlottesville to Hurricane Harvey to DACA. I've been thinking about what message it gives youth to provide them with a place to think abo...
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As schools open or as you enter your third week there is a lot from the last few weeks begging for conversation. From Charlottesville to Hurricane Harvey to DACA.

I've been thinking about what message it gives youth to provide them with a place to think about, respond to, and talk about these shattering events. And I've been thinking about what it means to NOT give them this place in our classrooms.

Jo Pariaso has led the way with her students at Fremont High School in Oakland, CA writing "Dear Leaders of America" letters after doing a bit of research and point-of-view writing on the Charlottesville rally. Here's a playlist that follows her curriculum: https://www.youthvoices.live/charlottesville/ We've also created a playlist for Hurricane Harvey https://www.youthvoices.live/harvey

I would love to know what you are planning to do or have done already around these issues.

Let's talk about all of this on Wednesday evening on Teachers Teaching Teachers -- an hour earlier this week. Please plan to join me and other Youth Voice/LRNG teachers at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 6 pm Mountain / 5 pm Pacific. http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Please let me know if you will be able to make it this week.

If not, please leave a note about where your plans are in getting started this semester.

See you soon.

THANKS!
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