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Aaron Maurer

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Literacy Across the World http://wp.me/p4covo-1ow. 
Once again, the power of Skype has come through in our classrooms allowing students to gain a stronger connection with people literally on the other side of the
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Aaron Maurer

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Don't Build a Makerspace Until You Create a Culture of Learing http://wp.me/p4covo-1o7
Before you begin reading this post grab a piece of paper sitting next you(you read with a notepad right?) and draw your classroom or what you imagine your
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It is hard to lose sight. I find myself always looking for the next thing and have to remind myself that I must first help students develop the mindset to create without instructions and step by step hand holding. It takes time, but once we get there then we can create with any material.
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Aaron Maurer

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I posed this question on Twitter and conversations are deep and engaging. I want to pose it here to see what this group thinks.

Question I am grappling with lately, “Is it really the goal of schools to create college and career ready students?”
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That is awesome!  The question you posed is particularly of interest to me because programs like mine and any other elective are being done away with under the guise of "needing to make students college and career ready."  Even though they play lip service to vocational programs, reality paints a different picture.
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Aaron Maurer

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When Both Parents Are Teachers: An Apology To Our Kids http://wp.me/p4covo-1kd
This is a new blog post series that will be sporadic and only as topics arise. This is a blog post that is generated with my wife, Amanda, who is an 8th grade
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Aaron Maurer

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31 Days of Deeper Learning & PBL Blog Series | 2: What is DL and PBL? http://wp.me/p4covo-1lQ
In my first post of this series I launched the reasons for why I need to discuss at length the topic of Deeper Learning and PBL. I want to move from this stage
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Aaron Maurer

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Transforming Schools: Using PBL, Performance Assessment, And Common Core Standards http://wp.me/p4covo-1l2
I have been doing a lot more research and book reading this year to make an effort to really educate myself around solid principles in project based learning,
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yay,  just what I had musing about. thanks for this :)
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Daniel Bassill

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This article about Deeper Learning came to me via Linked in. I am not sure if any of you have seen it, or if the authors are already part of this learning community. http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/deep-learning/
You can't search for something you've already found, can you? In the case of deeper learning, it appears we've been doing just that: aiming in the dark a
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Amy Cody Clancy

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Big list of Resources for Student Engagement published by Edutopia just came out via Twitter : 
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
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This online course for educators will explore deeper learning and will run from January 20 - March 21, 2014. For more information and to sign up (it's never too late!), visit http://dlmooc.deeper-learning.org/

Aaron Maurer

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Cubes of Compartmentalization http://wp.me/p4covo-Xf
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Aaron Maurer

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9 Ways Microsoft Surface Can Transform Your Classroom by Recording Your Teaching http://wp.me/p4covo-1na
My wife recently had back surgery. She has been out of school for over a month. As any good teacher this makes her nervous and she worries about her content
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Aaron Maurer

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“Is it really the goal of schools to create college and career ready students?” http://wp.me/p4covo-1mT 
This is a question I posted on Twitter the other weekend as it has been a topic that has remained in my brain for some time and continues to swirl around the
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Aaron,

Something I think about alot as well. I am a professor of economics and at the college I teach at I am situated in the business department. I hear my colleagues talk all the time about preparing our students for jobs and it makes me cringe.

My thoughts are that our mindset should be that we are not "preparing" learners for anything. We should be thinking about how we help them develop their own sense of how the world works, what their passion is and how they can pursue that passion as they move on to the next stage of their life.

Many kids will be well on their way in this journey as they complete their k12 education and others not so much. I feel like it is our duty in higher ed to figure that out for each kid an pick up where they are at the time that they reach us.

So there's my 2 cents for now. Thanks for asking the question, Aaron.
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Aaron Maurer

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31 Days of Deeper Learning & PBL Blog Series | 3: Standardized Testing http://wp.me/p4covo-1lV
**Disclaimer: In no way am I proving that these thoughts are the end all be all. This post is designed to spark conversation and show the reader where I am
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Aaron Maurer

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Deeper Learning 2015 Conference Reflection http://wp.me/p4covo-1m2
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Aaron Maurer

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31 Days of Deeper Learning & PBL Blog Series | 1: Intro http://wp.me/p4covo-1la 
I have been immersed in the wonderful and complex world of teaching and education for over a decade. I often wish I started blogging from day one so I could go
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Peer Feedback - Why it matters, a study that will make you sick, and an amazing project out of Australia
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John Bennett

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+Karen Fasimpaur or anyone who might be able to help. I recently completed another online course that issued badges. I was able to easily upload them to a Mozilla Backpack. Remembering there were badges awarded for our DLMOOC, I wondered if I could add the two I was awarded by you, Karen. I see in the badges area that they supposedly can be uploaded to the backpack. But I'm missing something because I can't seem to upload them. Not a big deal but if it is easy to do, I'd like to do so.
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Aaron Maurer

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My Dead Fish Showcases The Need for Deeper Learning http://wp.me/p4covo-1jO
I came back to my room the other day and unlocked my door to a terrible smell. It was super strong and not pleasant by any means. I finally tracked it down
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Come see Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Personalized Learning in action! Sign up for a tour on April 2nd, 2105. Deadline for registrations is March 26th, 2015. More Info: http://pl.cmslearns.org/cmspltours
Want to see Charlotte-Mecklenburg Personalized Learning Schools in action? Join us for our Personalized Learning tour on April 2nd, 2015, from 7:15am – 4:00pm. Can't attend this one, we will have more tours in the 2015-16 school year! innovate. Personalized Learning, is defined within ...
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