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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 29 Highlights

Yesterday was a mind filling experience. Starting with McNulty on student engagement through relevance I attended many good sessions. See previos post on Harry Wong.

2 highlights were an elementary and a middle school. English Estates Elementary does project-based learning as curriculum approach. http://teachercenter.scps.k12.fl.us/ees What makes this worthwhile is their culture-building element. All students engage into Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as part of their learning content concepts. See their resources on their site. They have several resources on their systemic work.

Salina Intermediate School uses teacher leadership with the principal to improve instruction and learning. http://salina-int.dearbornschools.org

They're doing great work on establishing focus on learning as a learning community. Students and teachers use many methods to teach and learn together. One example is through videos, such how and how not to meet collaborative and Co-Teaching.



Here are some usefulresources.

D-Tube: http://video.dearbornschools.org
Blog: http://blog.dearbornschools.org/salinaprincipal/my-presentations
http://battee.blogspot.com

Today, I'm at a session called Game On.
http://www.spngameon.ning.com

More later!