Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Learning Revolution Shows Today and Tomorrow: "Connected Classroom," "Exceptional Learners," "Thrive in EDU," and "REINVENTING.SCHOOL" #learningrevolution

We have four Learning Revolution shows this week ("Teaching by Heart" took the week off). Times are US-Eastern Daylight Time--to see the schedule in your own time zone, and to get the links to attend live in Zoom, please use the SCHEDULE page on the Learning Revolution site.

  • 10:00 AM - The Connected Classroom with Rusty May - "Creating A Climate of Trust & Support" with Guest Josh St. Louis." Josh St. Louis is principal at SG Reinertsen Elementary School in Minnesota. Join us for a fun and lively discussion about creating a climate of community, trust, and support for our families, students, and staff--and ways we can help prepare for what comes next. We welcome your participation and perspective as the mics are always open in the Connected Classroom.

  • 2:00 PM - Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners, Episode 5: IEP Goal and Objective Writing During Times of Uncertainty. Host Rebecca Muller, Special Educator and Advocate, Collingswood High School, and special guest this week Debi Vesper. Home or school, if a student has an IEP they are required by IDEA 2004 to include a “statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals, designed to meet the child’s needs that result from the child’s disability to enable the child to be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum.” But in the world of COVID-19 how are these goals to be tracked? Whose responsibilities will it be to keep data and ensure that these goals are being met? Will IEPs need to be rewritten to accommodate learning needs if schools are in a hybrid remote learning or 100% remote learning? This week's guest Debi Vesper has been a practicing School Psychologist in New Jersey for 21 years. She earned her Masters Degree and School Psychology Certification from Rowan University and also obtained a Supervisor Certification from Seton Hall University. As an adjunct professor for Fairleigh Dickinson University, Debi has taught classes including Correction of Learning Disabilities and Principles of Collaboration and Consultation. For the last 10 years, she has also supervised school psychology interns during their field experience. Debi has been married for 22 years, has an 18-year-old daughter who recently graduated high school and twins(boy/girl) who will graduate in June of 2021. Debi has experience working with students with a variety of disabilities from ages 3 through 21. She has worked with children in both public and private settings, as well as with children of military families. As a student advocate and parent supporter, Debi believes all children can learn when provided with the right goals and support. She also feels strongly that parents can and should be part of that process to develop an educational plan for their child. Currently, Debi works primarily with high school students and their families to help them prepare for their post-graduation transition, whether this be into the workforce, higher education setting or vocational training. Debi advocates for the students to have the skills needed to be happy, successful, and productive members of their community.

  • 4:00 PM - Thrive in EDU - Guest Tisha Richmond (@TishRich). Host Rachelle Dene Poth: "This week I will be talking with Tisha Richmond. Tisha is an innovative district Tech Integration Specialist, speaker, and author from Southern Oregon. She has taught Family and Consumer Science for 25 years and has served in various leadership roles in her school and district. Tisha is the author of the book Make Learning MAGICAL, which unlocks seven keys to transform teaching and create unforgettable experiences in the classroom. She speaks nationally on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning in all content and grade levels, Family and Consumer Science being her specialty. Our conversation will focus on gamification and anywhere learning. Gamifying PD, gamification in our classroom and other innovative ideas!  Maybe even talk about sketchnotes and fun ideas for anywhere learning. Join us! Let's talk about education and how to thrive!
  • 4:45 PM (SPECIAL TIME) - REINVENTING.SCHOOL Episode #12 - "Episode 12 - "What I Need from School" with host Howard Blumenthal (USA). Join Howard this week as he hosts a discussion just with students about the student view: what I want and need to learn, what works, what doesn’t; what I can learn on my own, and what I need school to do; here’s how I would design / rebuild / do for the future; what is the role of technology, what about distant learning.
See you "online!"


Steve Hargadon | Library 2.0 | Classroom 2.0 |

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