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Interesting video clip. I would like to read this book. What does it mean to be educated vs. schooled?

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Great blog/podcast by Jennifer Gonzalez about grades, grading, and volcanos. Okay, it's not really about the volcanos. Worth a look!!

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Upcoming webinar series from Heinemann:

Kids First: Crafting Classrooms with a Culture of Empathy, Joy, and Impact

For teachers grades K-5, literacy coaches, principals, curriculum and instructional leaders.

The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person or $159.00 per person if there are 3 or more.

Webinar Dates:
Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:45pm–6:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

**Tokyo time: The following Wednesday mornings at 5:45am-7:00am

It is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Kids First from Day One: A Teacher's Guide to Today's Classroom.

(ES teachers: Let me know if you're interested bc I'd like to join you!)



LIVE WEBINARS: Kids First: Crafting Classrooms with a Culture of Empathy, Joy, and Impact Presented By Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz Register Now Webinar Dates: Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:45pm–6:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants the following day. Overview Just starting as a teacher and want to know what really works in classrooms? Curious about how to make your classroom hum with learning? Or, are you always on the lookout for helpful teaching ideas? Join Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz for this three-part webinar series. Participants will first learn the research based mindsets that helped Kristi and Christine become the most effective and impactful teacher they can be. As a group, we will take a look at integrating play, empathy, growth mindset, belief systems, and reflection into our daily practice as teachers and humans. We will then use these mindsets to study how physical environment can impact learning and community. Moving from a study of classroom design to the learners that inhabit them, teachers will learn the latest research on teaching social skills, building community, helping children with trauma, and supporting children with emotional needs. Participants will gain practical step-by-step strategies appropriate for a range of learners. Finally, teachers will look at how to make any day, curriculum, and environment more responsive and driven by their students. This webinar will be filled with pictures from classrooms, practical strategies, and plenty of research to make every classroom one that hums. The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series: Session 1: Participants will first learn how to integrate powerful teaching mindsets such as play, empathy, growth mindset, flexibility, and reflection into our daily practice as teachers and humans. Participants will then use these mindsets to study how the physical environment of the classroom can impact learning and community. Session 2: Participants will learn the latest research on teaching socials skills, building community, helping children with trauma, and supporting children with emotional needs. Session 3: Participants will look at how to make any day, curriculum, and environment more responsive and driven by their students. Presenters Christine Hertz (@Christine_Hertz) and Kristi Mraz (@MrazKristine) want to share the epiphany that has changed their teaching forever: A teacher's role in the classroom matters far less than their role in a child's life. Kids First from Day One helps others discover the power of this idea and put it into action. They are also coauthors of A Mindset for Learning. Join them on Twitter, in the Mindset for Learning Facebook group, at ChristineHertz.com, and at KinderConfidential.wordpress.com. Who should participate? Teachers grades K-5, school and district administrators, literacy coaches, principals, curriculum and instructional leaders. Tuition The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $159.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series. Requirement There is no book requirement; however, it is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Kids First from Day One: A Teacher's Guide to Today's Classroom. If you do not own a copy you may purchase it from our website here: Kids First from Day One: A Teacher's Guide to Today's Classroom. Confirmation Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in. We highly recommend you test your computer readiness by clicking on this link. If your computer needs any software upgrades, Zoom will walk you through the updates. Note: We encourage group participation, however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100. Upcoming Dates & Locations 05/01/2018-05/15/2018 - Starts May 1, 2018- 4:45-6:00pm EST Online Register Now: Availability: Available When: 05/01/2018 - 05/15/2018* Where: Online
LIVE WEBINARS: Kids First: Crafting Classrooms with a Culture of Empathy, Joy, and Impact Presented By Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz Register Now Webinar Dates: Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:45pm–6:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants the following day. Overview Just starting as a teacher and want to know what really works in classrooms? Curious about how to make your classroom hum with learning? Or, are you always on the lookout for helpful teaching ideas? Join Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz for this three-part webinar series. Participants will first learn the research based mindsets that helped Kristi and Christine become the most effective and impactful teacher they can be. As a group, we will take a look at integrating play, empathy, growth mindset, belief systems, and reflection into our daily practice as teachers and humans. We will then use these mindsets to study how physical environment can impact learning and community. Moving from a study of classroom design to the learners that inhabit them, teachers will learn the latest research on teaching social skills, building community, helping children with trauma, and supporting children with emotional needs. Participants will gain practical step-by-step strategies appropriate for a range of learners. Finally, teachers will look at how to make any day, curriculum, and environment more responsive and driven by their students. This webinar will be filled with pictures from classrooms, practical strategies, and plenty of research to make every classroom one that hums. The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series: Session 1: Participants will first learn how to integrate powerful teaching mindsets such as play, empathy, growth mindset, flexibility, and reflection into our daily practice as teachers and humans. Participants will then use these mindsets to study how the physical environment of the classroom can impact learning and community. Session 2: Participants will learn the latest research on teaching socials skills, building community, helping children with trauma, and supporting children with emotional needs. Session 3: Participants will look at how to make any day, curriculum, and environment more responsive and driven by their students. Presenters Christine Hertz (@Christine_Hertz) and Kristi Mraz (@MrazKristine) want to share the epiphany that has changed their teaching forever: A teacher's role in the classroom matters far less than their role in a child's life. Kids First from Day One helps others discover the power of this idea and put it into action. They are also coauthors of A Mindset for Learning. Join them on Twitter, in the Mindset for Learning Facebook group, at ChristineHertz.com, and at KinderConfidential.wordpress.com. Who should participate? Teachers grades K-5, school and district administrators, literacy coaches, principals, curriculum and instructional leaders. Tuition The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $159.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series. Requirement There is no book requirement; however, it is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Kids First from Day One: A Teacher's Guide to Today's Classroom. If you do not own a copy you may purchase it from our website here: Kids First from Day One: A Teacher's Guide to Today's Classroom. Confirmation Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in. We highly recommend you test your computer readiness by clicking on this link. If your computer needs any software upgrades, Zoom will walk you through the updates. Note: We encourage group participation, however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100. Upcoming Dates & Locations 05/01/2018-05/15/2018 - Starts May 1, 2018- 4:45-6:00pm EST Online Register Now: Availability: Available When: 05/01/2018 - 05/15/2018* Where: Online
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Upcoming webinar series from Heinemann:

Getting Ready to Go Beyond Literary Analysis

For teachers grades 6-12

The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person or $159.00 per person if there are 3 or more.

Webinar Dates:
Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:15pm–5:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018

**Tokyo time: The following Tuesday mornings at 5:15am-6:30am

There is no book requirement; however, it is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Beyond Literary Analysis: Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text.
LIVE WEBINARS: Getting Ready to Go Beyond Literary Analysis Presented By Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell Register Now Webinar Dates: Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:15pm–5:30pm Eastern Standard Time. Monday, April 9, 2018 Monday, April 16, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants the following day. Overview: We are getting ready to go BIG—to a place in students' writing beyond five-paragraph analyses of themes and formulas that dictate their every sentence; to a place past our fear and their dread; to a place of passion and discovery in analytical writing. This isn't an insignificant change, though. To give students the transformational skills of analytical writing that are truly transferable, you will likely be striking out into a brave new world of teaching far different from the way you were taught and far different than the way you've been teaching analytical writing in the past. You need to prepare. That's what we're doing in this webinar series: giving you the background, the foundation, the language, and the practice you need to feel ready to jump into this new kind of writing work with your students! In our time together, we will: Talk about why this shift is so necessary; Give you tips for explaining this change to others; Introduce you to the four essential tools of analysis and let you practice with them; Help you build creative energy into all the nooks and crannies of your classroom so that passionate writing can happen; Teach you how to turn students' passions into texts for analysis; Help you plan how to use activities for discovery and crafting techniques throughout the writing process in whole-class, small-group, and conferring settings. Join us to get ready to turn analytical writing in your classroom upside down! The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series: Session 1: Getting Ready to Make a Shift You're interested in seeing what lies "beyond literary analysis", but you need to know a few things first. In our first session, we'll explore the fundamentals of a different kind of analysis—a kind of analysis that will enliven your students' writing while giving them transferable skills for all kinds of analytical writing down the road. First, we'll share rationale for expanding the definition of "text" in your class and how to articulate that to colleagues, parents, and administrators). Then, you'll be introduced to the four essential tools of all analysis. Together, we'll practice identifying these elements in real world analysis and begin developing language to talk about them so that you are ready to teach these elements to students. Session 2: Getting Ready to Help Students Explore Their Passions If students are going to pursue their passions through analytical writing, we need to lay some groundwork. First, we need to get to know our students so that we can support them in the passions they will explore. In this session, we will share strategies and routines that will infuse your classroom with passion and discovery from day one—bringing students' interests to the forefront while allowing you to do some important research on your students' needs. Then, we will explore some activities designed specifically to prepare students to write analysis that draws on this passion and expertise (and you'll get to try a few yourself)! We'll end our time together with an interactive discussion that will prepare you to help students take their topics and narrow them into texts that are ripe for analysis. Session 3: Crafting Techniques to Support Student Authority, and Using These Moves! Building on our first two sessions, we'll spend our final session together exploring what happens when the four essential tools of analysis meet the texts about which our students are passionate. We will introduce you to (and let you play around with) activities and crafting techniques to support your students' ideas, structure, and authority in analytical writing. After you've given them a try, you'll be able to use these moves with your students the next day to take their writing to the next level. We'll also show you some ways that you can use these strategies to improve the analyses your students have been writing all along. Finally, we'll give you some suggestions about how to use activities for discovery and crafting techniques in different learning contexts: whole-class instruction, small-group instruction, and in writing conferences. Whether you want to take your students' current literary analysis work to more engaging and authentic places in incremental steps, or jump into the world of authentic analysis with both feet, this session will give you the tools you need! Presenters Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell are coauthors of the professional books, Writing with Mentors and Beyond Literary Analysis. Their popular blog "Moving Writers" focuses on writing instruction in middle and high school classrooms with an emphasis on voice and authenticity. Traveling the country to work with teachers and students provides constant inspiration as they help educators do the hard-and-transformative work of teaching real writing. Allison and Rebekah are high school English teachers in Richmond, Virginia. Graduates of the University of Virginia, they are experienced teachers in both independent and public schools, from inclusion classrooms to AP and IB. Both have been past presenters at NCTE. Who should participate? Teachers of grades 6-12, school and district administrators, literacy coaches, principals, curriculum and instructional leaders. Tuition The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $159.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series. Requirement There is no book requirement; however, it is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Beyond Literary Analysis: Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text. If you do not own a copy, you may purchase one online here: Beyond Literary Analysis: Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text. Confirmation Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in. We highly recommend you test your computer readiness by clicking on this link. If your computer needs any software upgrades, Zoom will walk you through the updates. Note: We encourage group participation, however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100. Upcoming Dates & Locations 04/09/2018-04/23/2018 - Starts April 9, 2018- 4:15-5:30pm EST Online Register Now: Availability: Available When: 04/09/2018 - 04/23/2018* Where: Online
LIVE WEBINARS: Getting Ready to Go Beyond Literary Analysis Presented By Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell Register Now Webinar Dates: Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:15pm–5:30pm Eastern Standard Time. Monday, April 9, 2018 Monday, April 16, 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants the following day. Overview: We are getting ready to go BIG—to a place in students' writing beyond five-paragraph analyses of themes and formulas that dictate their every sentence; to a place past our fear and their dread; to a place of passion and discovery in analytical writing. This isn't an insignificant change, though. To give students the transformational skills of analytical writing that are truly transferable, you will likely be striking out into a brave new world of teaching far different from the way you were taught and far different than the way you've been teaching analytical writing in the past. You need to prepare. That's what we're doing in this webinar series: giving you the background, the foundation, the language, and the practice you need to feel ready to jump into this new kind of writing work with your students! In our time together, we will: Talk about why this shift is so necessary; Give you tips for explaining this change to others; Introduce you to the four essential tools of analysis and let you practice with them; Help you build creative energy into all the nooks and crannies of your classroom so that passionate writing can happen; Teach you how to turn students' passions into texts for analysis; Help you plan how to use activities for discovery and crafting techniques throughout the writing process in whole-class, small-group, and conferring settings. Join us to get ready to turn analytical writing in your classroom upside down! The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series: Session 1: Getting Ready to Make a Shift You're interested in seeing what lies "beyond literary analysis", but you need to know a few things first. In our first session, we'll explore the fundamentals of a different kind of analysis—a kind of analysis that will enliven your students' writing while giving them transferable skills for all kinds of analytical writing down the road. First, we'll share rationale for expanding the definition of "text" in your class and how to articulate that to colleagues, parents, and administrators). Then, you'll be introduced to the four essential tools of all analysis. Together, we'll practice identifying these elements in real world analysis and begin developing language to talk about them so that you are ready to teach these elements to students. Session 2: Getting Ready to Help Students Explore Their Passions If students are going to pursue their passions through analytical writing, we need to lay some groundwork. First, we need to get to know our students so that we can support them in the passions they will explore. In this session, we will share strategies and routines that will infuse your classroom with passion and discovery from day one—bringing students' interests to the forefront while allowing you to do some important research on your students' needs. Then, we will explore some activities designed specifically to prepare students to write analysis that draws on this passion and expertise (and you'll get to try a few yourself)! We'll end our time together with an interactive discussion that will prepare you to help students take their topics and narrow them into texts that are ripe for analysis. Session 3: Crafting Techniques to Support Student Authority, and Using These Moves! Building on our first two sessions, we'll spend our final session together exploring what happens when the four essential tools of analysis meet the texts about which our students are passionate. We will introduce you to (and let you play around with) activities and crafting techniques to support your students' ideas, structure, and authority in analytical writing. After you've given them a try, you'll be able to use these moves with your students the next day to take their writing to the next level. We'll also show you some ways that you can use these strategies to improve the analyses your students have been writing all along. Finally, we'll give you some suggestions about how to use activities for discovery and crafting techniques in different learning contexts: whole-class instruction, small-group instruction, and in writing conferences. Whether you want to take your students' current literary analysis work to more engaging and authentic places in incremental steps, or jump into the world of authentic analysis with both feet, this session will give you the tools you need! Presenters Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell are coauthors of the professional books, Writing with Mentors and Beyond Literary Analysis. Their popular blog "Moving Writers" focuses on writing instruction in middle and high school classrooms with an emphasis on voice and authenticity. Traveling the country to work with teachers and students provides constant inspiration as they help educators do the hard-and-transformative work of teaching real writing. Allison and Rebekah are high school English teachers in Richmond, Virginia. Graduates of the University of Virginia, they are experienced teachers in both independent and public schools, from inclusion classrooms to AP and IB. Both have been past presenters at NCTE. Who should participate? Teachers of grades 6-12, school and district administrators, literacy coaches, principals, curriculum and instructional leaders. Tuition The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $159.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series. Requirement There is no book requirement; however, it is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Beyond Literary Analysis: Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text. If you do not own a copy, you may purchase one online here: Beyond Literary Analysis: Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text. Confirmation Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in. We highly recommend you test your computer readiness by clicking on this link. If your computer needs any software upgrades, Zoom will walk you through the updates. Note: We encourage group participation, however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100. Upcoming Dates & Locations 04/09/2018-04/23/2018 - Starts April 9, 2018- 4:15-5:30pm EST Online Register Now: Availability: Available When: 04/09/2018 - 04/23/2018* Where: Online
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MS and HS teachers: Check out this PL opportunity! Please talk to your principals if you are interested in attending.

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Upcoming PL opportunity geared toward educators interested in learning more about:

- gaining tools to create a more equitable classroom community
- encouraging positive behavior change with students
- facilitating more effective class meetings and problem-solving skills of students
- understanding the relationship between belonging, connectedness and mental health of students

Talk to your disional leaders if this is something you are interested in attending.

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edWeb is a free online professional community. There are some interesting webinars coming up. Plus, members can check out past webinars, too. Thanks, Tammy, for sharing this resource :)

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Interesting viewpoint. Also, check out the open letter to Apple from a few of its shareholders

Link:
https://thinkdifferentlyaboutkids.com/#9

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Sign up today! Embark on a collaborative and exploratory design process to reflect on the purpose of secondary school. Create a shareable artifact that conveys what you and your community believe a secondary school graduate should know and be able to do.

Looking for a small group of teachers who may be interested in diving into this online learning community. Starts March 9th. Wes P, Scott H., and Pete Vriend are eager for others to join them. Let me know if you sign up!

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Great local professional learning opportunity coming up. Please let me know if you are interested- by Feb. 23rd.
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