As you read today's blog post, I am getting started on my first VSTE experience! Over the course of the next couple of days, I will be presenting a virtual session, two concurrent sessions- one with a colleague for the first time and a poster session with a book signing. If you can't tell, I am super excited about this.
Each of these sessions highlights something that I am truly passionate about and I am honored to be one of the choices that participants at this conference can choose from. Plus, I also get to be a learner at this conference too- I am so excited to learn from fellow VA colleagues at sessions like:
PROP-EL Propelling Els forwards using technology-based skills and strategies,
Digital Health and Wellness- Using Student Data to Develop a Meaningful and Relevant Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Diving Deep into Effective Schoology Use
Becoming a VSTE Certified Coach
Strengthen CS Integration with SEL Learning- Support Equity with SEL, ELA and CS Integration using Scratch-
I love going to conferences like this one because not only do I get to share my passions as choices with others, but I get to choose sessions that help me grow as an educator and better support my school and students.
Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-
Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called F= Facilitate Math Thinking In this post, I shared how students will often believe that there is only way to solve a math problem and will close themselves off from other possible ways of solving it. The two programs I shared provide an easy way for educators to facilitate their students to share different ways to solve math problems and make connections to each other's thinking.
This week, we will focus on G = Grant Students Choices in Learning. Just like we, as educators, value choices in our learning- so do our students. But sometimes, educators don't know where to start as they grant students choices in learning. This post will share two instructional strategies that provide our students scaffolds and supports as they become more independent learners and give you as the educators concrete examples to get started. It will show you how you can package these strategies with tech tools and give your students choice that validate and honor their learning styles and needs.