Turbo Tax for Frameworks – Sorta

Pre-session Survey Ask me a question with Google Forms What would you like to learn from this workshop? TPEP (Danielson format) Survey (Optional) Take Session TPEP Prioritization Agenda Survey What domains and components would you like highlighted through this workshop? Post-session Survey Please fill in the What Works and What Doesn’t Google Form Here is a another version of the Teacher Feedback FormContinue reading “Turbo Tax for Frameworks – Sorta”

Starting a Video Game Design Program

Jim Flatmo and Scott Le Duc started using the Unity game engine and newly minted curriculum from Unity last year. In this roundtable they share their experiences. Game design teachers or anyone interested in starting a game design program are invited to be a part of the conversation. Questions? Fill in the Questions form WebContinue reading “Starting a Video Game Design Program”

Students as Partners in CTE Workshop

Below is a summarization of resources used or cited in the workshop in the Bethel School District. Find the workshop descriptions at http://commonaction.blogspot.com/2012/06/meaningful-involvement-in-career-and.html. The workshop was facilitated by CommonAction Consulting, which you can learn about at http://commonaction.org Day 1 Introduction to Meaningful Student Involvement http://soundout.org/frameworks.html Cycle of Meaningful Student Involvement http://www.soundout.org/cycle.html Scott’s über lesson plannerContinue reading “Students as Partners in CTE Workshop”

Guitar Building Workshop

http://KNDU.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=894209;hostDomain=www.kndu.com;playerWidth=500;playerHeight=300;isShowIcon=true;clipId=7609970;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=Station%252025;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlayNBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA | I learned how to building an electric guitar and tie the learning into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. It was a five day hands-on workshop for CTE (Career and Technical Education) teachers at Hanford High School in Richland, WA. The goal is to start a programContinue reading “Guitar Building Workshop”

The New Social Learning

The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media Most business books on social media have focused exclusively on using it as a marketing tool. Many employers see it as simply a workplace distraction. But social media has the potential to revolutionize workplace learning. People have always learned best from one another—socialContinue reading “The New Social Learning”

Report Calls for National Effort to Get Millions Of Young Americans onto a Realistic Path to Employability

“A must-read paper that focuses on the need to develop meaningful career training as a part of comprehensive school reform. Career training has been ignored for far too long, but is essential if we’re going to address the “career-ready” piece of the puzzle that, along with the “college-ready” piece, is now all the buzz.” JoelContinue reading “Report Calls for National Effort to Get Millions Of Young Americans onto a Realistic Path to Employability”