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  1. Welcome Kimberly. It is a bit quite here but we are working on an addition to the site.
  2. Reflecting on and highlighting all the key moments of your school experience. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mjW-NTFs9PAh4R5cmPUdHCObXO0Bw-RHd9yLNdqGonE/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Here is a 5th Grade Poetry Slide Hyperdoc that is colorful and fun for students. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Yo52mfKhjfaB43uhpoSqofp6NTFHCxwHeUBy9X5FeeY/edit?usp=sharing
  4. Ending the school year is a great opportunity to see your students in a new way. This cool Hyperdoc is a fun way to encourage writing and creativity. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SNoRoC3Zygiiy1e7QjdQwPe5fJCBlmkdJ1DIsAoy0vg/edit?usp=sharing
  5. Here is a great resource for A Deep Unit of Character study based on the Units of Study. It lays out everything really well. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LFlRBOhuYNW9NH9Ah5Zgv_RswZKkgnntQY8G560xv4o/edit?usp=sharing
  6. The American Library Association announced winners of the nation’s outstanding children’s books this week. At the top of the list is “We Are Water Protectors,” a picture book created by two Indigenous women. It was illustrated by Tlingit artist Michaela Goade and written by Carole Lindstrom, Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. The selection is history-making, marking the first time an Indigenous person has ever won the Caldecott Medal. The medal is the award for the most distinguished American children’s picture book. https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/the-first-indigenous-caldecott-medal-winner-MRB94wzxuUeVZ3EHKdzP1g
  7. Here is a great Black History Month Hyperdoc. This Black History Month choice board features the lives and stories of Black individuals who should be known by everyone! https://docs.google.com/document/d/14dzuwNIDrM39BOKWCf3aFRfenYf0Ng-3xHNUS5LKjPI/edit?usp=sharing
  8. The 2021 Inauguration Choice Board featuring activities that support design-based learning, higher-order thinking, and media literacy competency development. Check it out! Try it out! Best for middle & high school students, but could be adapted for younger grades. https://docs.google.com/document/d/15-XuZBZOPZfNNzlTzw553iW_eItU51S86ZOgFU36edk/edit?usp=sharing
  9. I am interested if anyone went to this. How was it for them? Was it productive? Offers given or taken?
  10. The Thai-Chinese International School needs two Middle School English Language Arts Teacher and three Elementary School teachers with Reading and Writing Workshop Experience. We are a great school in an amazing city. It is a great opportunity for someone to get introduced to international teaching. We are looking for US Certified educators for three Elementary School positions and two Middle School ELA positions. Please email a full resume and letter of interest to: michael@tcis.ac.th http://www.tcis.ac.th
  11. Is anyone else loving Google Jamboard? Google Jamboard is a tool that can be used to support learning in fully online and/or a personalized pedagogical approach. One could model this for teachers by having them use Jamboard at your first staff meeting of the new year. Just asking them something simple like, "add your name to the first slide to show you are present at the meeting." At the end of the meeting, you could ask them to list one thing they learned at the meeting on another slide. For students, I would use this with my ELA class and instead of having a drawing board, I would have them read and highlight excerpts from mentor texts online together. After they highlight those areas, I would ask them to fill in a slide called 3 Maybes and a But! which states a theory about the text. I could also have them add events to a slide that showcases a storyboard arch. This tool could be use to promote digital citizenship by ensure that all texts we use are attributed properly and that students add their names to their own ideas so that others can see whose thought that was about a point in the text. I could see this tool transforming our school in many ways. During online learning, we needed more ways to have students be interactive with each other but not just on video. Jamboard accomplishes this but it also lets students and teachers share their creativity with each other. Everyone is also co-creating a document that helps other members of the group. For example, in the Jamboard about a Story Map, some students may see a theory playing out in a different way but as students co-create in live online environment, their ideas and thoughts are challenged. As we all know, we need to try to follow ISTE Standards. So which ISTE Standards might be met by this? For Educators: Designer Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators: 5a Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs. 5b Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning. 5c Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning. In conclusion, Jamboard can be fun and a great way for students to be actively engaged in your classroom. Give it a try at: jamboard.google.com If you have a Google for Educators account, be sure your Google Admin activates this on your domain!
  12. If she is not certified, she will have problems getting jobs in international schools k-12. It is possible in a college or an ESL job. Some international schools will hire a traveling spouse to do work depending on their qualifications. I'd suggest you reach out to a few of the agencies like Search Associates and put a profile up there.
  13. I set mine up with 3 tabs: My Reading Life - for independent reading Our Reading Life - for book clubs and read alouds Toolkit - for charts, mini posters or reference sheets and we glue them in In the front we keep the Reading Inventory and Reading Log
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