Yesterday was truly amazing. Not only did I get to present 3 sessions at the Perfect Blend conference, but I also got to enjoy the Teach Better 12 hour live. So as you can imagine, it was a super busy day for me! I loved getting to connect with people who were already part of my PLN (Professional Learning Network) and meeting new people there. It was such a great example of phenomenal Saturday Professional Development and were my first presentations officially as an ISTE Certified Educator!! This coming week is also busy. I have several conferences in March and this week, I will be spending time prepping for them. So if you are attending NCTies23, KySTE23 or Spring CUE (that one is virtual), please make sure to stop by and say hi.
Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-
Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called L = Launch a Student-Led Design Process. My mission in sharing the Tannenbaum Tech message is to empower both educators and their students to use technology in transformative ways that amplify student learning and engagement. One way to empower our students is to facilitate a student-led design process. Doing so will not only engage our students more but give them opportunities to be content creators in authentic tasks.
This week, we will focus on M= Maximize Student Engagement Using Audio and Video Tools. So many times, we try to engage our students using something that what we have always used. That could include completing a worksheet, making a poster, or countless other tasks. But doing so doesn't take into account the world that our students live in. They live in a world where they constantly engage with both audio and video content. We can teach like we always have or we can pivot and use our students' natural curiosity where it comes to digital content to maximize their engagement.