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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/successful-distance-learning-for-young-kids/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids




You may be worried that the youngest kids can't learn at a distance, but Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook comes alongside us to help us understand how it can be done. From successful online meetings to screentime and essential things to include, Nancy encourages us to do what seems impossible. She also gives us some mistakes to avoid. We can reach the youngest students at a distance and support families. Thanks, Nancy for helping us learn how.

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Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. Advancement Courses is a leader in online professional development, with over 280 courses in 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25.
Visit advancementcourses.com/give to learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course.

Nancy Frey with Doug Fisher - Bio as Submitted

We are professors at San Diego State University in Educational Leadership and focus on policies and practices in literacy and school leadership. For over two decades, our work has been dedicated to the knowledge and skills of caring teachers and school leaders needed to help students attain their goals and aspirations. Our shared interests include instructional design, curriculum development, and professional learning. We are co-authors of articles and books on literacy and leadership, including This is Balanced Literacy, The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+: Better Decision and Greater Impact by Design, Comprehension: The Thrill, Will and Skill, The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook, and most recently The Distance Learning Playbook.

In 2007, with our colleague and friend Ian Pumpian, we founded Health Sciences High and Middle College, an award-winning open-enrollment public school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. There we learn from students, teachers, and families every day.

We strive to have an impact in everything we do!

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 


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Monday, July 27, 2020

7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/7-things-to-consider-as-we-return-to-learn-this-fall/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

7 Things to Consider as We Return to Learn This Fall




As we prepare to learn this fall, we need to consider some teaching best practices. In this episode we cover quite a few topics: 

  • What the fall will look like (we think)
  • How to plan for instruction
  • How to differentiate online instruction
  • Blended learning best practices
  • How to support parents
  • Using community resources to support your classroom
  • Self Care

This show includes sponsored content from Advancement Courses and is an advertorial. The 10 Minute Teacher only has several advertorials a year, but all editorial content is my own. I hope this helps you get started!

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This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses and includes advertorial content from the sponsor. All editorial content is my own. When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course.

Courses Mentioned in this Episode

If you're interested in the topics mentioned in this show, here are some suggestions for professional development that may help you. Remember to use the code COOL20 to receive a 20% discount from this sponsor:

Dawn Stansbury - Bio as Submitted

I am currently working as an Instructional Designer for Advancement Courses, A Wiley Brand. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. My Masters Degree was earned at University of South Dakota in the area of Educational Administration.

During my years of working in elementary education, I spent time as a classroom teacher as well as a school leader, all with the Sioux City Community School District in Sioux City, Iowa. I enjoyed teaching for six years in grades 2-5 as well as working as a reading specialist. Although I loved teaching children, I spent the next thirteen years of my career as the elementary principal of a K-5 school. During my time as an elementary principal I led my building of 700 students and 80 staff members to becoming one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa, offering many specialized programs to our students. As a STEM school we were proud to have the 2017 Northwest Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year, as well as a state of Iowa Teacher of the Year top five finalist.

I am passionate about offering educational opportunities to students and educators alike, realizing that the stronger teachers are, the better the learning opportunities for students. When we offer current and impactful learning to teachers, our students, families, and communities’ benefit. As an educational leader, I recognize that it is impossible for administrators to be all-knowing on all aspects of education. Advancement Courses offers valuable resources to educational leaders so that they can best meet the needs of their teachers and allowing those teachers to best meet the needs of their students. I am proud to be a part of providing these resources to the world of education so that we can more efficiently and appropriately differentiate the ways in which our educators are learning.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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Monday, July 20, 2020

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/morgan-green-the-idea-machine-with-ideas-on-how-to-improve-this-fall/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall




Educator Morgan Green is an idea machine. Here she gives us the ways she's working to improve her classroom this fall.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Morgan Green - Bio as Submitted

Morgan Green is starting her seventh year of teaching high school social studies. Currently, she teaches AP U.S. History to 11th-grade students at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia. She serves as Social Studies Department Chair and is a member of Creekview’s technology committee, instructional leadership team, and the district’s Advanced Placement (AP) collaborative workgroup. Additionally, Morgan is involved at her school by serving as the founder and advisor for Creekview’s Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society chapter and group leader for Education First (EF) International Tours that she takes with her students each summer. Morgan presented in Fall 2019 at the Advanced Placement (AP) Regional Conference in Georgia and the Georgia Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference where she shared engaging ways to bring history to life using technology tools in the classroom. Morgan earned her master’s degree in instructional technology and her specialist degree in curriculum and instruction with endorsements in gifted, online learning, and leadership.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.


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