Approaching Teaching: Week of September 22, 2019

 What is your learning mission?

MISSION: Feedback Fanatic

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Ladder of Feedback. In this blog post, find a free downloadable .pdf of the ladder of feedback that one MYP Design teachers uses with her students. (2 minutes)

MISSION: IB Programme Innovator

Learn and Earn

Cultures of Thinking. Dr. Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, will lead this seminar which is suitable for teachers, assistants, administrators and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas. Ron’s research focuses on understanding and developing the kinds of thoughtful learning environments that foster powerful learning for both students and teachers. November 7, 2019 – November 8, 2019 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

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Help Students Follow Their Passions. In this podcast from the Cult of Pedagogy, learn about tools to help students follow their passions. (45 minutes)

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Design as a Bridge. In this blog post learn about how Design can serve as a bridge between PYP and MYP. (2 minutes)

MISSION: Literacy Enthusiast

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Checklists to Support Writing Workshop. In this post learn more about how checklists can be used to support independence and goal-setting. (6 minutes)

Five Ideas for Dialogical Learning. In his seminal work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire describes five ideas that he believes are important for dialogue. Read more in this blog post to learn how these ideas are not only fundamental for dialogue between teacher and student, but for learning in its broadest sense. (3 minutes)

MISSION: Master Teacher

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Equitable Grading Practices. This is the second article in a two-part series about equitable grading practices. The first article sets up some of the challenges. In this post, learn how teachers are addressing this issue. (2 minutes)

Coaching for Change. Change is hard. However, it doesn’t have to be! When attempting to change anything, from an instructional practice to a career/job to developing a new skill, a critical step toward reaching your potential and achieving your goals, is seeking support with this process. Work with a coach! Read more about coaching for change here. (12 minutes)

The Spacing Effect. In this article, learn more about how to improve student learning and maximize retention. Find out more about how the spacing effect leads to learning and retaining information that works with our brain instead of against it. (13 minutes)

Un-Learning the Myths of Learning Styles. A recent survey revealed that almost all teachers believe persistent myths about learning. In this article from Education Week, learn more about the myths about cognition and learning that may be mis-informing our practices. (3 minutes)

MISSION: Math Maven

Learn and Earn

Teaching and Learning Mathematics Through an Inquiry Approach. This workshop is designed to empower teachers to apply the principles and practice of inquiry to the discipline of Mathematics, through exploring Mathematical skills and concepts. October 10 – 12, 2020 in Chang Mai, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Teaching Maths for Mastery. Learn the complete skillset you need to confidently teach, lead, and implement maths for mastery in your school. November 20 – 21, 2019 in Dubai, UAE. Learn more. | Register.

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Gizmos. Check out the ExploreLearning website that offers resources that leverage online interactive math and science simulations to power inquiry and understanding.

Same but Different. Read about a powerful routine to use in the Math classroom in this resource.

#Stenhouse Math Twitter Chats. Join #StenhouseMath Twitter Chats! Stenhouse hosts a monthly chat with their brilliant math authors about their innovative and energizing ideas. Check out the schedule below and mark your calendars!

MISSION: Teacher Leader

Learn and Earn

Building and Sustaining a Healthy International School Culture. In this AAIE self-paced course, learn how to assess and strengthen a healthy international school culture so that the school’s leaders, staff, practices and structures truly support learning. Additionally, learn how to develop a safe school environment that promotes cooperation, respect, collaborative decision-making, honest communications, and connective relationships. Learn more. | Register today for this on-demand, fully-facilitated, self-paced, online class.

Ethical Leadership in International Schools. In this AAIE self-paced course, apply multiple leadership strategies to understand change effectiveness and enhance the change process, identify ethical decisions made in contexts of personal and cultural values and institutional precedents, and design a guide for ethical leadership for your international school. Learn more. | Register today for this on-demand, fully-facilitated, self-paced, online class.

Leading a Culture of Thinking. Dr. Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, will lead this seminar which is suitable for teachers, assistants, administrators and school leaders across grade levels and subject areas. Ron’s research focuses on understanding and developing the kinds of thoughtful learning environments that foster powerful learning for both students and teachers. November 9, 2019 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Women in Leadership Institute. Please join us for a transformational, perspective enhancing and strategy building institute to solidify your unique “women in leadership” skill set. You will highlight the ways to build self and organizational trust, psychological safety and empathy. In addition, you will identify the ways to practice self-reliance and self-care. April 3 –  4, 2020 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

MISSION: Technology Trailblazer

Learn and Earn

European Edtech Conference. This workshop will equip K-12 educators with inspirational and innovative strategies and approaches for using mobile technology to promote student agency and develop visible thinking. An event where everyone brings something to the table. Come design, create and innovate with us. February 13 – 14, 2020 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Level 5 Workshops. Engage in an eclectic range of contemporary learning events and connect with educators around the world. Workshops include Maker Workshops, Exploring STEAM, and Robotics. Learn more.

 Maker Educator Certificate. A four-day professional development program where educators explore learning through Making with hands-on activities, case studies, and classroom examples. The Certificate explores the educational theory, practices, and approaches to successfully integrate learning through Making in the classroom. October 2 – 5, 2019 at The International School of Amsterdam. Learn more. | Register.

Listen

Better Slideshows. In this podcast episode from The Cult of Pedagogy, learn how to upgrade your slideshows using an approach know as the Zen of Presentation. (25 minutes)

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OneNote Class Notebook. In this blog post from The Cult of Pedagogy, learn about how the digital binder offered within the Office 365 platform can change the way you teach. (7 minutes)

Spend Less Time on Your Phone. In this article learn strategies for spending less time with your face in your phone or to help students spend less time with their faces in their phones. (8 minutes)

MISSION: University Degree

Learn and Earn

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University’s low-residency Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals seeking to transform the face of education. Through rigorous and relevant curriculum, which combines theory, applied research and interactive learning experiences, you will leave the program prepared to address the unique challenges faced in K-12, higher education or professional environments. The Ed.D. requires 60 post-master’s credits, including nine credits of dissertation. Attend three program residencies while participating in virtual class sessions and online learning. Learn more. | Apply.

Online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Wilkes University is pleased to partner with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) to offer the Master of Science in International School Leadership. This 30-credit master’s degree program is offered through a completely online format, allowing you the flexibility to obtain your graduate degree in as little as two years. Learn more. | Apply.

Tuition-Free Master’s of Education. The IB has collaborated with the University of the People and launched a tuition-free, online Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) programme. The M.Ed. offers teachers and schools across the world an opportunity to further their careers, regardless of where they live and teach. Learn more. | Apply.

MISSION: Well-Being Wizard

Learn and Earn

Mental Health and School Community. Develop clinical skills and foster peer consultation as a means of developing support across schools and geography. Participate in an effective peer consultation group to address challenging cases you’ve managed. Develop en vivo social/emotional understanding of clinical engagement through an experiential group/learning model. March 31 – April 1, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

Positive Education: The Science of Well-Being. A four-day extended learning certificate course. April 2 – 5, 2020 at the NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more. | Register.

The Teacher and Social Emotional Learning. Enroll in this University of Boulder SEL specialization offered online through coursera. Audit courses for FREE or pay $49 per month for an all access pass to coursera courses.

Practice

Stop, Breathe & Think. Stop, Breathe & Think is a free mindfulness and meditation app that allows users to check-in with how they are feeling and provides activities tuned in to their emotions. The app allows users to tune in to how they are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide them to recommended meditations.

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