CEDFA Summit 15, June 13, 2014
Presented at CEDFA Summit 15, June 12, 2014
I left the discussion with plenty to digest as we contemplated creating connections as a key aspect of an authentic, project based learning experience on this week’s episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers. I know I’ll be exploring Curiousme and the core concept of uniting learners around passion in-depth after hearing about Monkia Hardy‘s work.
Thanks to Paul Allison for organizing the hangout.
Wakefield Public Schools – May 28, 2014
Design Thinking, Making and Mapping – Prototyping Cartography
Presented at VITA-Learn 2014, Burlington VT
I can’t think of a better way to learn Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion, the engineering design process and the craft of building a flying object than building and firing model rockets with middle schoolers. There’s nothing quite like it!
I’m glad to have been included in this Google Apps for Education eBook. There’s a ton of great tips for anyone using or considering Google Apps for Education.
Edit the image
Rotate the image if needed.
Crop the image as needed.
Use levels to adjust the image
Adjust levels as needed
Export as jpg
Export as jpg
Open the image in OmNomNom
Drag and drop image to open.
Export as Logo
The object will open in OpenSCAD
Preview and render the model
Prepare to wait
Export as STL
Prepare (slice) your file for your 3D printer
Scale object as needed
Export to file
Print and enjoy!
Cultivating the Global Citizen: Creating a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum
Presented at AISNE Middle School Conference “Outside the Box”, October 11, 2013
The Meadowbrook School of Weston has redeveloped how it helps students become positive global citizens. Discover how Meadowbrook students have broadened their impact on the world through new programs, including Photo Justice, Digital Citizenship & Literacy, ThinkGive, and Community Service.
• The process of examining Meadowbrook’s social/emotional curriculum and identifying
areas of opportunity.
• Identifying resources, including partnerships, to help create the curriculum pieces.
• Creating a more comprehensive program.
• Figuring out the logistics – how to find the time and the people to make it happen.
• Adopting and adapting curricula.
The Implementation & Reflection
- See the lessons, students, and programs in action.
- Photo Justice – Students capture an issue in a photograph and exhibit.
- ThinkGive – Students give something up for a day and examine its impact.
- Digital Citizenship – Students explore what it means to be safe and positive
- citizens online.
- Awareness Into Action – Students bring awareness of an issue to others.
- The challenges — what worked and plans for improvement.
Zaidee Rose, Middle School English Teacher, CGA Coordinator
Jonathan Schmid, Director of Innovation & Technology
Mike Scafati, Teacher K-8: Technology, Social Studies, Film
Justin McLean, Director of Multicultural Affairs, History Teacher