The school of one minute from now will be an information hub--a complex, omni-directional experience involving thinking, reading, and writing. These are some thoughts on how to make the schools of Missoula part of this vision.
SLA English teacher Zac Chase had his 11th graders read and then write essays from the "This I Believe" project. Many of the students submitted their essays to NPR, and we just found out that many of our students had their pieces published! Congratulations to all the kids and to Mr. Chase for inspiring them!
Welcome to this Wikipedia Selection. This 2008/9 Wikipedia DVD Selection is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and useful for much of the English speaking world. It has about 5500 articles (as much as can be fitted on a DVD with good size images) and is about the size of a twenty volume encyclopaedia (34,000 images and 20 million words).
The Peer Coaching Program is designed to train teacher leaders to serve as peer coaches for colleagues. As coaches, these teachers will assist their peers in identifying ways to enhance standards-based instruction and to offer their students engaging, technology-rich, learning activities. In doing so, peer coaches will help their colleagues to develop the necessary technology skills and instructional strategies needed to integrate technology into teaching and learning.
What are the key issues school and district leaders must address to create 21st century teaching and learning environments? This annual event connects superintendents, school principals, chief information officers, IT directors, curriculum directors and instructional specialists from across the Pacific Northwest to engage in a frank conversation around 21st century education.
The following are links to educational videos I use for professional development workshops and presentations with teachers. If you know of other videos that should be included in this list, please add a link as a comment to this page. Some of these videos are hosted on YouTube, TeacherTube, or other sites as embedded Flash media - Tips for downloading offline copies of Flash videos are also available.