Join http://edtechtalk.com/ttt Oct 1 9PM ET/6PM PT Talk w/ #ConnectedEducators who use http://youthvoices.net More: http://sched.co/1ruUKn6 #NWP
Go to event: http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
A special-focus Connected Educator Month webinar will kick off on October 1st as part of the “Student Agency, Voice, and the Maker Movement” theme and set the stage for a month-long set of conversations about creating space, time and opportunities for this kind of connected learning in the classroom. An open online forum for youth and their teachers called Youthvoices.net will also be highlighted as a space that many regulars at TTT work in with youth.
Teachers Teaching Teachers is exactly what it claims to be – an opportunity for educators to touch base as peers and colleagues about connected learning and daily practice. Held every Wednesday evening at 9pm ET, New York City high school teacher Paul Allison invites open dialogue and conversations, “water cooler style,” among a range of teachers and learners from K-University educators, to developers, artists, mentors, coaches, designers, makers, dreamers and students.
This is a perfect time to jump into this collegial and friendly community, as well as get introduced to a related youth/teacher forum called Youthvoices.net, if you haven’t been already. And if you have been, we invite you to reconnect and revisit throughout October. TTT is streamed live via Google Hangout at EdTechTalk.com and includes a chat to increase the numbers who are able to participate.
frames our conversation for this week’s TTT:
This week — 9.24 at 9PM ET/6PMPT on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt , we’ll speak with a panel of educators about launching a Twitter chat about equity in educational technology.
For educators thinking about connected learning, the webinar series on Connected Learning.tv has posed important equity questions about digital tools in schools:
How does connected learning combat the growing gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in education, and address broken pathways from education to economic opportunities.
What role can classroom teachers play in providing students (particularly those who do not have opportunities to produce digital content after school hours) access to transformative Connected Learning opportunities?
These questions echo in schools everywhere as access to digital devices increase, due in part to mandated online standardized testing.
LA Unified School District spent over a billion dollars to put iPads and digital curriculum materials in students’ hands. Media reports of student “misbehavior” with iPads prompted UCLA’s (who will be with us for this episode of TTT) to write Innovators, Not Hackers, Stop Portraying Youth as Digital Deviants.
Her important commentary cautions that, with the digital shift upon them, schools must engage youth rather than label them.
We will talk about the need to keep equity considerations like these in the foreground as schools unbox new devices, administer new tests, and grapple with the accompanying changes for teachers and students. After all, if equity in ed tech doesn’t have a hashtag, it can’t trend the way it should.
Please plan to join us for this formative, open, conversation. Join , and more as we explore these important issues, and make plans for continuing such conversations.
We’ll look for you at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT on Wed. 9/24.
Join in a conversation about connecting our students on http://youthvoices.net this fall. Join us live at 9PM ET/6PM PT on Wed Sep 10 at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt This will be an practical planning session. If you’ve wanted to get your students connected with their peers around interest-based projects that they share, join us tonight! Let us know if you would like to jump into the Hangout with us, or join the chat at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
Join K12 educators from CA, UT, MO, AL, MI, PA, NY talking #FergusonSyllabus & the new sch yr edtechtalk.com/ttt 9PM ET/6PM PT 8.27 #NWP
This Wednesday at 9PM ET/6PM PT, we are gathering a small group of teachers — most of us using http://youthvoices.net — to continue talking about how we are bringing the Michael Brown shooting and Ferguson protests into our classrooms.
As you may already know, Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT) http://edtechtalk.com/ttt is an informal webcast where we have been meeting every Wednesday at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific since 2006, most recently on a Google+ Hangout On Air. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF7D01E81E9C0D94F Please subscribe: http://www.teachersteachingteachers.org/feed/podcast/
Last week Marcia Chatelain joined us to talk about her thinking around #FergusonSyllabus . http://edtechtalk.com/ttt407-welcome-back-after-ferguson-w-marcia-chatelain-karen-fasimpaur-alicia-lobaco-jo-paraiso-and
In a recent post “5 Ways to Teach About Michael Brown and Ferguson in the New School Year” Christopher Emdin wrote just what many of us needed as we return to talk with skeptical colleagues. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-emdin/5-ways-to-teach-about-michael-brown-and-ferguson-in-the-new-school-year_b_5690171.html I know I’ll be using it this week when I return to my small transfer middle-becoming-high school in the Bronx, New Directions Secondary School.
We would love it if you could join us this Wednesday at 9PM Eastern to bring us your perspective and to help guide our conversation. Often we see TTT as a open staff meeting where all are welcomed to join. I embed the broadcast at the top of a Titanpad where people watch and discuss what we are saying.
Let me know if you would like to join us this Wednesday in our Hangout On Air at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific, or listen in and chat with us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
We’d love to have you!