From the shameless self-promotion department…
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Consider stopping by the TWICE room at 8:30 on Friday morning for my session. We’ll be videoconferencing with some students in India – who will be telling us about an amazing local temple – the Meenakshi Amman temple.
Here’s the session information:
8:30 am: Instructional Strategies That Work with Videoconferencing: Interactive Global Collaborations
Integrate the McREL and Marzano research on classroom instruction that works with your curriculum videoconferencing. Improve the learning quality and interactivity in your collaborative videoconference projects, whether you’re using room or desktop videoconferencing. During the session, we will connect to India for a taste of global videoconferencing.
You can see a sneak preview of the content with my K12 Online Conference 20 minute online presentation.
Hope you can come, prepared to interact and ask some great questions!
I’ve been off this week for mid-winter break, and have spent lots of time preparing for my MACUL presentation. I have a few book studies that I facilitate, focusing on Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works. I’ll be sharing how I structure and facilitate my book studies, along with all the materials I use.
Most everyone probably knows about Marzano’s nine instructional strategies that improve student achievement, according to thousands of research studies (Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement). This new book shows how technology can support the nine strategies. I thought about writing a similar book about a year ago… wish I had acted quicker, as the authors beat me to it!
My session will be on Thursday, March 6, from 2:30-3:30pm. I’ll be sharing some on-line and printable resources that participants can use for their own book studies. K-12 teachers may learn about some ready-to-use tips and strategies that can make a positive difference for student learning. Hope to see you there!