Author Archives: ldowning

The 4 C’s of Learning

Four C’s: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. “Mentoring Matters”  (Learning Focused Planning Conversation) (you have to create an account to view it) — example of how the “coach” moves from each of the stances to support the teacher. “Bruce Wellman: Reforming the … Continue reading

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Promoting Math Discourse

The Central Rivers Math Team has created a Promoting Math Discourse self-paced professional learning that may be helpful in your PD planning. The focus is to become familiar with technology tools to implement routines and tasks that allow students to … Continue reading

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Create A Bitmoji Classroom

Great tips for an INTERACTIVE Classroom from Classnotes with Miss Nicole She walks you through the steps to easily create an Interactive Classroom. How to make an INTERACTIVE Bitmoji Classroom. ✨ Use Google Slides to create your own VIRTUAL ROOM.

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Watch YouTube Videos Safely

Here’s a quick tip to safely show a YouTube video without the worry of advertisements. Type a dash between the t and u in the word “tube” in the URL and the video will enter full screen and eliminate ads. For example, … Continue reading

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GetMedia Newsletter Winter 2021

Hello everyone, Attached please find the latest edition of the GetMedia Newsletter, an informational newsletter published by the Media Services area of Central Rivers AEA.  Attached at the bottom of this email is the newsletter in PDF format, or follow … Continue reading

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Active Learning While Physically Distancing

We are all looking for practical strategies to make our teaching engaging and impactful during these unusual times. The chart below outlines some common teaching goals and the face-to-face (F2F) active learning techniques often used to achieve those goals, along … Continue reading

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Facilitator Training with Dana Schon

Video Link Effective Facilitation Part 2 October 2nd, 2020  Template for facilitating a school team Conversation Template for Planning Professional Learning Template for setting your own personal goals for leading Professional Learning (Face to face)  (We are also developing goal templates … Continue reading

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Edpuzzle is an easy-to-use platform allowing you to engage every student, one video at a time. Edpuzzle Why & Training Options – LEA

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Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Flipgrid Why and How

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