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Apr 15 2014

Join a discussion of Thrive with Author, Meenoo Rami on Teachers Teaching Teachers at 9PM ET/6PM PT on Wednesday, 4.16.14

If you’ve read Thrive ph.ly/thrive or have wanted to, please plan to join us on Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wednesday, April 16 at 9PM ET/6PM PT for a conversation with Meenoo Rami about her book. 
We will be joined by Professor and Writing Project Director, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen and two of her pre-service teachers from Colorado State University.
You can join us in the Hangout. Just let us know of your interest and we’ll include you in the invitation. Or you can listen to the live webcast on Wednesday and join the chat at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
Meenoo Rami is a national board certified teacher who teaches her students English at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA, and co-chairs EduCon annually.  Mixing moments of joy, laughter, risk and encouragement Meenoo pushes her students to think critically about their connection to the word and the world.  She has shared her classroom practice at various conferences  such as: NCTE, ISTE, ASCD, EduCon, Urban Sites Conference for National Writing Project, and #140edu.  Meenoo also runs a weekly twitter chat for English teachers called #engchat which bring teachers from around the country together to discuss ideas related to teaching of English. Meenoo also works as a teacher-consultant for the Philadelphia Writing Project.
We want to welcome you to the conversations about Meenoo’s book that have been growing since its publication last month.
Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT on Wednesday, April 16.
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Paul Allison, Monika Hardy, and Chris Sloan

Apr 14 2014

Our friend and colleague Meeno Rami will talk about her book Thrive on TTT Wed. 4.16.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT

If you’ve read Thrive ph.ly/thrive or have wanted to, please plan to join us on Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wednesday, April 16 at 9PM ET/6PM PT for a conversation with Meenoo Rami about her book. 
You can join us in the Hangout. Just let us know of your interest and we’ll include you in the invitation. Or you can listen to the live webcast on Wednesday and join the chat at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
Meenoo Rami is a national board certified teacher who teaches her students English at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA, and co-chairs EduCon annually.  Mixing moments of joy, laughter, risk and encouragement Meenoo pushes her students to think critically about their connection to the word and the world.  She has shared her classroom practice at various conferences  such as: NCTE, ISTE, ASCD, EduCon, Urban Sites Conference for National Writing Project, and #140edu.  Meenoo also runs a weekly twitter chat for English teachers called #engchat which bring teachers from around the country together to discuss ideas related to teaching of English. Meenoo also works as a teacher-consultant for the Philadelphia Writing Project.
We want to welcome you to the conversations about Meenoo’s book that have been growing since its publication last month.
— 
Paul Allison, Monika Hardy, and Chris Sloan

Apr 08 2014

Learning with Paul Salopec on the Out of Eden 7-Year Walk on Teachers Teaching Teachers - Wed. 4.9.14 - 9PM ET/6PM PT

Join @carrie_james @misssball on edtechtalk.com/ttt RE: teaching @outofedenwalk/@PaulSalopek’s 7-yr walk 4.9.14 - 9PM ET/6PM PT #NWP 

+Chris Sloan has begun to introduce the Out of Eden Walk to his students, and mine are soon to follow. We want to learn more, and we invite you to do the same on Wednesday at 9PM ET/6PM PT on http://edtedtalk.com/ttt 

We’ve invited +Carrie James and +Brenda Ball to help launch our work with students into learning with the amazing resources that +Paul Salopek and many others have been gathering around the +Out of Eden Walk 

Carrie James is an +Out of Eden Learn team member at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School. She is an expert on young people’s digital lives and has a forthcoming book called Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap (The MIT Press).

Until recently Brenda Ball was the Head of Social Studies at Crofton House School in Vancouver, Canada. This fall she took up the the position of Assistant Principal at Bodwell High School, also in Vancouver. 

Brenda writes in a “Walk to Learn” blog post http://walktolearn.outofedenwalk.com/author/misssball/:

My students and I got involved in the Out of Eden project because even though it meant “straying” away from our specified curriculum, the project focuses on things that will be important for students – citizens – to know ten years from now, when they have long since left school. Students are more likely to remember stories, human and personable, than they are the “Google-able” content of their curriculum. And following Paul’s walk involves listening to stories that are both old and new.

Along with Paul Salopek and his Web partners on http://www.outofedenwalk.com, our students are “beginning to explore the latest multimedia technology, new digital mapping tools, exciting social media experiments about global affairs and the rewards of ‘slow journalism.’ “

Please consider joining us on this adventure as well on Wednesday 4.9.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt.

Here are a few sites where you can learn more:

The National Geographic site for Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk: http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com/about/ 

Out of Eden Learn site – the community where youth take part in our “learning journey”:http://learn.outofedenwalk.com/ 

Walk to Learn – the Out of Eden Learn blog: http://walktolearn.outofedenwalk.com/

Apr 01 2014

A Conversation with Monika Hardy on Teachers Teaching Teachers - Wed. 4.2.14

Join @monk51295 @kfasimpaur @paulallison on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt 9PM ET/6PM PT Wed. 4.2.14 RE: listening, networked individualism…

Over the past several years, +monika hardy has inspired many of us to wake up to the power of listening to youths and to a “quiet revolution” that allows young people to “be you.” You can follow some of Monika’s journey on these links:
http://redefineschool.com/story-board/
http://dmlcentral.net/search/node/monika%20hardy
http://connectedlearning.tv/personal-stories/innovationlab-exploring-possibility-self-directed-learning

About six months ago, Monika’s journey took a turn. She resigned from her teaching position after hearing this comment by Jane Costello at a panel talk about “her amazing work with indigenous people in the mountains of North Carolina”:

"It’s most unethical to screen people for a condition if you don’t have the services in place to treat them."

This led Monika to resign her position as a teacher and to focus more intensely on “getting the mechanism in place” that would give youths (and all of us) freedom from prescribed curriculum, assessments, and more.

Monika writes:
"The time might be right to finally indulge in the unthinkable/unbelievable dance… of ongoing/perpetual/emergent conversation/communication with/in both self and (the entire) community/world."

On this Wednesday’s TTT +Karen Fasimpaur and +Paul Allison will be joining Monika in her “ongoing/perpetual/emergent conversation,” and we invite you to join us as well at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Please plan to join us!

Mar 25 2014

What would happen if the Co-Directors of Hear-Me and teachers from Youth Voices met and started talking? Find out on TTT - Wed. 3.26 - 9PM ET/6PM PT

On TTT http:/edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed. 3.26 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, a few http://youthvoices.net teachers will be meeting the Co-Directors of http://hear-me.net. Johanna Paraiso, Tommy Buteau, Shantanu Saha, Maribeth Whitehouse, and Ethan Knecht will be learning from each other. Hear-Me has a provocative model for getting children’s and youths’ voices to “decision-makers.” Youth Voices is focused on giving youth a voice in a social network of peers. 

We would love it if you could join us in this conversation! We’ll embed the webcast at the top of a TitanPad where you can chat during this live webcast. This should be inspiring — and real.


Jessica Kaminsky

Jessica Kaminsky

Co-manager of Hear Me, giving a voice to the city’s youth
Jessica Pachuta

Jessica Pachuta

Applause enthusiast, Leader of the Hear Me project
Hear Me is a platform that gives prominence specifically to youth voice. Hear Me empowers schools, after school programs, community organizations and event organizers with the tools, technology and know-how to elicit authentic and meaningful stories from youth. Stories are curated through the website and distributed to public audiences in order to engage them in recognizing youth as crucial members of and contributors to the community.
 Inline image 1 http://www.hear-me.net/welcome

Mar 23 2014

On this episode of TTT we celebrate Open Education Week 2014 http://www.openeducationweek.org/ with:

We talk about open learning and open educational resources in K-12 education. We discuss the benefits and challenges of open resources, such as the new K-12 OER Community of Practice, http://www.k12opened.com/community/ and how online spaces like this and others might be used to support educators in opening up their practice.

K-12 Open Educational Resources Community of Practice from Karen Fasimpaur on Vimeo.


Go to EdTechTalk to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast,
and to find links to several of the resources shared during this episode of TTT.

Mar 18 2014

Open Badges Update and Conversation on Teachers Teaching Teachers - Wed. 3.19.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT

Please consider joining these guests on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wedensday, 3.19.14 for an Open Badges Update and conversation: +Leah Gilliam @leahatplay, +Vanessa Gennarelli @mozzadrella, +Sheryl Grant @slgrant, +Barry Joseph @mmmooshme, +Joanna Normoyle @jenormoyle, +Sunny Lee @soletelee, +Nate Otto @ottonomy, +Paul Oh @poh, +Joe Dillon @onewheeljoe

Join us at EdTechTalk.com/ttt on Wed. 3.19.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT. We’ll embed the Hangout On Air at top of a TitanPad where you can chat during the live conversation.

Mar 11 2014

Celebrate Open Education Week on TTT Wed. 3.12.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT

On http://edtechtalk.com/ttt 3.12.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT celebrate Open Education Week http://www.openeducationweek.org/ with:
Karen Fasimpaur https://plus.google.com/u/0/104568675700472295751/about
Verena Roberts https://plus.google.com/u/0/108390509469829218014/about
Greg McVerry https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GregMcverry/about
Ian O’Byrne https://plus.google.com/u/0/111576401886299659895/about
Nate Otto https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NateOtto/about
and more!

We’ll be talking about open learning and open educational resources in K-12 education. We’ll discuss the benefits and challenges of open resources, the new K-12 OER Community of Practice, and how online spaces like this and others might be used to support educators in opening up their practice. Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT

http://vimeo.com/user8163481/oercop

Mar 04 2014

On TTT, join a conversation about the research/inquiry process on Youth Voices - Wed 9PM ET/6PM PT

youthvoices.net teachers on edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed 3.5.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT Find out why, in an inquiry, students post often. #NWP

Join us as we talk together about how doing research and inquiry has changed since we’ve been having students connect on Youth Voices, our interest-powered, peer-supported, academically-oriented community.

We’d love to have you. join us!  We are welcoming two new teachers to Youth Voices, +Kaitlin Pearce and +Lisa Rothbard, introducing them to some of the other teachers whose students are doing research projects on Youth Voices. +Chris Sloan+Johanna Paraiso+Amal Aboulhosn, and +Shantanu Saha (with more invited) will talk about the different processes, assignments, and modes of connecting we practice on Youth Voices and in our classrooms when our students are doing research. +Paul Oh and +Karen Fasimpaur will also be with us to help us keep track.

Please join us on TTT#385 Teaching Research and Inquiry with Youth Voices. You can watch the conversation and join a chat athttp://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT.


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Paul Allison and Chris Sloan

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Feb 25 2014

Teaching about the Jordan Davis Murder Trial on TTT - Wed. 2.26.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT

Come talk #jordandavis w/@chrislehmann @TheJLV @dlaufenberg authors of goo.gl/muYJy6 Wed 9PM ET/6PM PT edtechtalk.com/ttt #NWP

Join several of the authors of the document, “Teaching the Jordan Davis Murder Trial” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tLCYBbt5jJCEExUuUt2eE2sYQWG-dP_B0y2_mM12huI/edit on Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wednesday, 2.26.14 at 9PM ET/6PM PT Join +Diana Laufenberg, +Chris Lehmann +Mike Thayer +Jose Vilson, +Joshua Block and Luz Rojas, and +Al Elliott and more who have been invited.

Here’s the educators’ introduction:

[This post represents the work of a group of educators and education activists who wanted to help educators try to help students process the verdict in the Jordan Davis murder trial. Many of us wrote from our experiences both in and out of the classroom, and as such, many of us used “I” statements in talking about these ideas. The writers are Melinda Anderson, Joshua Block, Zac Chase, Alexa Dunn, Bill Fitzgerald, Matt Kay, Diana Laufenberg, Chris Lehmann, Luz Maria Rojas, John Spencer, Mike Thayer, Jose Vilson and Audrey Watters. This is document is Creative Commons- Share Alike.]

As educators we believe that we have a responsibility to use our classrooms to help young people grapple with and address the messiness of the world around them. In collaborating on this, what we know to be true is that there is more than a single lesson plan here. The issues raised by the Jordan Davis murder trial touch deeply on issues of race, law, social justice, and any and all of these issues could be a course of study. What we hope to do is offer a number of ways for teachers and students to think about the case while knowing that no one way, no one day can possibly speak to all of the challenges this case represents.

What follows is an attempt to organize what was a 15-hour brainstorming session into a few organizing concepts - 1) things to consider as a teacher when tackling this subject, 2) ideas and resources around teaching about / toward the Jordan Davis murder verdict, and 3) some concrete lesson plans that teachers could use that examine the verdict from several different lenses.

Let your networks know that we’ll be talking about our experiences and plans to discuss the Jordan Davis Murder Trial with our students. Invite your friends to join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt We always post a link to the HOA there, so that anybody can join us at any time — as long as it doesn’t go over the limit of 10 participants. And all are welcomed to watch the webcast live athttp://edtechtalk.com/ttt and to join the live chat that will be happening just below the Hangout.

Also, if you haven’t seen it elsewhere, yet: I collected these resources http://bit.ly/NojmwC for my students and yours.

Feb 18 2014

A TTT episode for teachers and students interested in Youth Voices - Wed 2.19 - 9PM ET/6PM PT

Join us on TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this Wed. 2.19 at 9PM ET/6PM PT. We’re going to be talking with teachers and students who are using Hangouts in their classroom.

Joanna Paraiso, Chris Sloan, and I — along with our studnets — have started doing Hangouts On Air to connect students… to make their Youth Voices collaborations richer. Check out our early episodes of Youth Voices Live! http://youthvoices.net/live

Have you been using Hangouts in the classroom or with other teachers? We’d love to hear your story!

Please plan to join us on Wed. 2.19 at 9PM ET/6PM PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt #eduhangout #NWP

Feb 16 2014

Calling all gardeners, foodies, and critical inquirers! On this episode of TTT meet teachers who have been developing amazing projects around food. We are joined by Joseph Franzen and Brent Peters along with one of their students, Devin Brown. In additon Lauren Goldberg, Elfe Dona, and Karen Fasimpaur add to this rich conversation about what happens when we focus on the relationships students have with food.

Here are a couple of teasers:

Before becoming an English teacher and Bread Loaf student, Brent Peters worked as a chef at the Mayan Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Joe Franzen has been an urban gardener, sustainability enthusiast, environmental educator, and kitchen magician for years. He has turned Fern Creek Traditional High School into an “edible campus.”

Read more at “The Case For Food Literacy” on the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal http://sites.middlebury.edu/bltnmag/2012/10/25/food-literacy/

See how Joe and Brent helped connect their students from Louisville with youths in the Navajo Nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJoEdHe-p3s

Also take a look at Lauren Goldberg’s article in the English Journal, “Herbivores, Carnivores, and Literavores: Argument and Appetite in the Classroom”http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1026-jul2013/EJ1026Herb.pdf

We’d love to hear how your students have used food, gardening, and critical inquiry in their learning. What a rich place this is for learning — for all of us!


Go to EdTechTalk to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast,
and to find links to a few of the resources shared during this episode of TTT.

Feb 11 2014

Personal Inquiry meets Quantitative Data on TTT - Wed. 02.12.14 - 9PM ET/6PM PT

We’ve invited +Harshil Parikh, co-founder of http://tuvalabs.com to come on TTT talk to Youth Voices teachers about adding quantitative research our students ever-deepening work on their self-chosen, interest-based inquiry and research projects.

TuvaLabs provides an environment for students to be able to think critically about relevant quantitative issues. Encourage your students to delve into real data, make sense of quantities and their relationships in real-world situations.

Please join us on Wednesday 02.12.14 at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT

Learn more about brushing personal inquiry up against quantitative data! Find out what new things Youth Voices teachers are working on as their students do “connected research” and are beginning to use Google Hangouts to connect in real time: http://youthvoices.net/live

Bring your own ideas and questions about doing this sort of online research in an open network of peers.

We plan to have an open meeting about doing research/inquiry projects on Youth Voices. Come learn with +Chris Sloan, +Johanna Paraiso and others as we talk with each other about how to better connect our students on line.

For example, how can I connect the 6th Grader in my school with the Senior in Chris’s school, both of whom are looking at chocolate — only to find out about child labor.

—We’ll have them comment on each other’s posts about Chocolate on http://youthvoices.net

—Perhaps we can get them talking with each other on a Google Hangout.

—Could we connect these students with John Doyle and Kira J. Baker-Doyle of http://www.johnandkiras.com

—Maybe we can ask both students to annotate an article in the “Chocolate” folder on the Youth Voices Crocodoc folder, perhaps this one: http://personal.crocodoc.com/y6HXwGe

—And what about quantitative data? How could these students request information about chocolate and child labor at http://tuvalabs.com/ask

—Is there more? What about Johanna Paraiso’s notion of doing “field research? or Chris Sloan’s use of research databases?

—What are some tricks on Google searching that we could suggest?

—Maybe the students could put together a collection on http://goorulearning.org

You get the idea! Please bring your voice into our discussions on Teachers Teaching Teachers athttp://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT.


Paul Allison, Monika Hardy, and Chris Sloan

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Feb 01 2014

Teacher voice is our theme on this episode of TTT recorded on 10.16.13 in the middle of Connected Educators Month http://connectededucators.org/. Raising teacher voice is an ongoing theme on TTT, and we welcomed this opportunity to re-join the conversations that we hosted in May and June, 2013:

  • TTT#351 Teachers Speaking Up http://edtechtalk.com/node/5198
    On this… episode… we talk about how, when, why, and where to speak up!
     
  • TTT#353 Teachers Speaking Uphttp://edtechtalk.com/node/5200
    A provocative conversation about Teachers Speaking Up w/@AndreaZellner, @KSchulten, @StevenZemelman, @Ochoajen @MsSandersTHS, @meenoorami, and Pat Delaney

On this episode of TTT we are joined by:

Meenoo Rami's profile photo Meenoo Rami Kevin Hodgson's profile photo Kevin Hodgson Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur
Johanna Paraiso's profile photo Johanna Paraiso Chandler Sansing's profile photo Chandler Sansing Maribeth Whitehouse's profile photo Maribeth Whitehouse


Go to EdTechTalk to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast,
and to find links to several of the resources shared during this episode of TTT.

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Digital Learning Day on Teachers Teaching Teachers - Come tell your story!

Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt invites you to join us at the end of what we hope is an exciting and making-filled day on February 5th to celebrate Digital Learning Day with the Educator Innovator Initiative’s #make4dlday.

On February 5, thousands of educators will take part in the third annual Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of common-sense, effective applications of digital learning that support educators, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. NWP Digital Is http://digitalis.nwp.org/ is partnering through the Educator Innovator Initiative with the Afterschool Alliance, and Edutopia who share a common belief that this shift should reflect connected learning principles: interest-driven, production-centered learning opportunities for youth, in school and out. These principles allow youth to collaborate with peers and mentors in person and via the web as they become producers of digital artifacts and not simply consumers.

To that end, we are inviting teachers, afterschool leaders and educators everywhere to celebrate Digital Learning Day by accepting the #make4DLDay challenge, a set of digital storytelling activities that allow youth and adults to be makers for Digital Learning Day.

Both the maker education and digital learning movements are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. From cardboard and clay to circuits and computers, kids can use a variety of analogue and digital tools to tell their story. The #make4DLDay challenge is about sharing ideas among educators and experimenting with modern ways of engaging youth in storytelling as a teaching and learning strategy.

Learn more »> #make4dlday: What’s Your Story?
http://blog.nwp.org/educatorinnovator/2014/01/22/make4dlday-whats-your-story/

Come join the dialogue on Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wednesday at 6PM PT/7PM MT/8PM CT/9PM ET/10PM AT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

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