pplied for in the junior or senior year, but that is too late!
The U.S. needs merit-based college access for teens. e.g. a series of Savings Bonds that you earn from your own school and out-of-school academic efforts from the time you are 13 - a "Teen GI Bill" (standing for Global Innovation), to encourage and support 21st Century knowledge and skills needed for U.S. participation in the global economy.
The in-school and out-of-school learning that qualifies for bonding should be required to integrate technology, global communications, entrepreneurship, and the science, engineering mathematics and fine arts (media arts especially) in small team and leadership and creativity-evoking learning situations that achieve measurable educational outcomes.…
Tutor/Mentor Connection ning site and see how we're beginning to recruit interns to turn some of our PPT ideas and concept maps into animated messages. Since the issues of poverty are not limited to Chicago, the ideas I'm communicating can be applied anywhere in the world. The collaborations we build can help each other in many ways. I'd love to have your and your students apply their talents with CAD to help communicate these ideas.…
requirement for the PYP that the programme of inquiry and all corresponding unit planners are the product of sustained collaborative work involving all the appropriate staff. Collaborative planning and reflection has to ensure that all teachers have an overview of students’ learning experiences. At our school we now organise horizontal planning with all teachers of a particular class deciding on a central idea to which they can all make connections in an authentic way whenever possible, regardless of subject area. This means focusing on related concepts and deciding on a central idea that is sufficiently broad to encompass different subject areas. Only after such face-to-face collaboration are teachers encouraged to complete the Google docs planner template individually.…
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:Indonesia
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s):Teachers of YL and Teenagers
Writing task is quite challenging for young learners to accomplish. Some teachers even have difficulty to assign this task and have the students finish the task. Lack of confidence, fear of making mistakes, or simply boredom might cause these problems. This short presentation offers teachers some fun web tools to encourage young learners to write in a fun engaging way.…
action and creative solutions for social and global issues by using Web 2.0 in the actual process as well as in the solution. We are putting together student-designed/envisioned projects over the next 12 months as spin-offs from the conference that address global needs. To do this we are including the students in the organisation and management of the projects, students who are basd all around the world. In particular we have also been discussing how we can include low-income, geographically dispersed groups and include them in this conversation via Web 2.0. We are looking at links with the OLPC initiative and we hope to be able to add value by providing ideas for pedagogy, once again based on connectivity, communication, collaboration and creation, that will shift education into a more meaningful realm.
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to the student's head what *the* answer to a question is. But creative people should know that there is often more than one (simple) answer to a question. It depends on the perspectives and the context as to what the most appropriate answer is.
We should teach that there is often more than one answer to a question. That helps develop creativity.
Get kids to provide examples of when different answers are valid.
In terms of innovation, society may be better placed if kids are asked to consider the potential disadvantages of an innovation. By identifying these the innovation can be proactively modified to produce a better innovation with fewer disadvantages; along with its advantages of course! :-)…
rdinateurs ou leur antiquité fait le reste.N´oublions pas la lenteur des conexions si courantes dans les établissements scolaires...comment donc les encourager à travailler à la maison et les rendre conscients des avantages de cette nouvelle manière d´apprendre, très riche et intéressante malgré ses défauts?…
stitute spans 5 days and includes afternoon networking and reflection sessions.
Edu1st provides highly effective practical training by combining theory sessions with daily access to see the theory in action at our schools.
Participants can expect a high level of professionalism and should be prepared to work deeply and collaboratively with their colleagues who come from schools around the world.
Dates, Times, and Locations:
• May 10 - 14, 2010, 9:00am to 5:00pm, - NEW Spanish sessionWith special visits to Education First Schools
Weston Florida, USA
• October 25 - 29, 2010, 9:00am to 5:00pm,
With special visits to Education First Schools
Weston FL USA
• Monday, 18:30-20:30
• Workshops, plenary and group sessions
Tuesday through Thursday
• Morning observations at Edu1st.preschools
• Afternoon sessions, plenary and group reflection time
• Closing group sessions and plenary
Special dinner and closing
• Thursday, 18:30 – 21:30
This Five-day institute includes daily presentations, interactive workshops, small group sessions and visits to classrooms featuring students and teachers engaged with thinking routines and other strategies to encourage thinking in the classroom.
Participants will hear from colleagues and researchers as to the Power of Making Thinking Visible through documentation, Thinking routines, concept maps and the use of the language of thinking in early childhood settings.
The Power of Making Thinking Visible Institute is an opportunity for teachers and school administrators to engage with the ideas associated with Visible Thinking, Culture of Thinking, Artful Thinking and TfU.
Although the institute is focused on early childhood ages, the theory, routines and strategies used during the presentations and at the schools, are all used in elementary, middle schools and high schools around the world too.
• Learn about Visible Thinking approach and practice thinking routines designed to make students’ thinking visible.
• Hear from experienced colleagues that have been working with the Visible Thinking approach from Harvard University in early childhood settings
• Visit classrooms to see thinking in action
• Explore the cultural forces as leverage points for creating a culture of thinking
• View students’ thinking through gallery walks
• Develop skills in collaborating with colleagues
• Build lasting relationships with colleagues across the world
• Leave with an action plan to implement back home
All registrants will receive pre-read materials before arriving at the institutes. These reading can typically be completed in a few hours.
Handouts will be assigned by the instructors.
This conference is intended for early childhood professionals outside Florida, elementary teachers, and school administrators with a genuine interest in enhancing early childhood education. We highly encourage teams of four or more participants.
In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants must complete the full 5-day institute.
$350 per participant. Includes conference, materials, and meals
Early birds $300 before February 26, 2010
10% discount for groups of 3 participants and over.
Adriana Madrinan - email@example.com