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#TheEdCollabGathering


This post is shared with Margaret Simon in DigiLit Sunday here at Margaret’s request to share our reflections on #TheEdCollabGathering.

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It was a sunny golden April Saturday.  Maybe a tad bit windy as winds up to 50 mph were reported in Des Moines.  But no rain . . . no snow . . . perfect day for yard work, gardening  or The Ed Collaborative Gathering. In Iowa it’s toooooo early for outside plants to escape frost so it was easy to log on to the computer for a free day of professional development provided by Chris Lehman and friends! Here’s the schedule.

What interests you?

Theme for the day:

Embrace your passion, your curiosity and your dreams

and let your students do the same!

Take Aways:

Opening session with Smokey Daniels

smokey lit curiosity home to grade 5

smokey and wondering

and Sara Ahmed

Smokey and Sara Saras wonders

From Dr. Mary Howard  – Session 3, # 11

dr mary greatest gift

dr mary passion

and Linda Hoyt

“Be picky, picky, picky!”

linda hoyt picky about read alouds

“Be planful”

linda hoyt muscle in read alouds

What this means?

The teacher needs to model passion, curiosity and the entire “quest to learn” EVERY DAY.

The student is the center of the learning. Not standards, not curriculum.

Students and teachers thrive on choices.  (Consider the 10,000 hits on #TheEdCollabGathering yesterday. How many teachers were REQUIRED to be there?)

Learning is joyful when it involves passion and curiosity.

The depth of learning increases for students and teachers with choice in  exploration, demonstration and inspiration.

The teacher needs to be thoughtful and have every action well planned.  That doesn’t mean serendipitous learning doesn’t have a place.  In fact, with the student as a focus, all learning will be totally relevant for the students.  With a plan, the teacher will know exactly how much time can be freed up.

Did you attend?

What did you learn?


Sometimes learning takes thought and reflection.  There were other ideas I heard yesterday that I need to continue to think about . . .


 

Other posts/resources about the day:

PD in PJs 

Ziemke padlet

Jo Ellen McCarthy’s Poetry Padlet

PD in my PJs:  Part 2

Teachers | Books | Readers

Thirty-One Educators Connecting Students and Books

Educator *Speaker *Author*coach

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Curriculum Coffee

A Written Shot of Espresso

Mrs. Palmer Ponders

Noticing and celebrating life's moments of any size.

doctorsam7

Seeking Ways to Grow Proficient, Motivated, Lifelong Readers & Writers

Doing The Work That Matters

a journey of growing readers & writers

Present Perfect

adventures in multiple tenses

Leadership Connection

from Great Prairie AEA

The Blue Heron (Then Sings My Soul)

The oft bemused (or quite simply amused) musings of Krista Marx -- a self-professed HOPE pursuing Pollyanna

Middle English

Life as an English teacher leader

steps in the literacy journey

Walking the Path to Literacy Together

arjeha

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Resource - Full

Sharing Ideas, Strategies and Tools

Joel Pedersen

be that #oneperson

adventuresinstaffdevelopment

All Things Literacy! Brianna Parlitsis

TWO WRITING TEACHERS

A meeting place for a world of reflective writers.

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This blog serves to document my path of learning and teaching.