Matt and Courtney talk about personalized learning, but only using the most used ten hundred words. We think it might explain a lot about what it is and what it isn't.
The inspiration came from the great xkcd, specifically this image: https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/up_goer_five.png
Maine Education Matters, you've been challenged.
Matt and Courtney talk about the mind-shift from work completion to learning. It's harder than you think, but there are some ways to help think this through to make it useful for you.
Matt and Courtney ask what we need to know about what learners know. In that, we talk about how assessment and learning are a giant Mobius strip.
Update. Courtney went and searched, and searched. At first it could not be found. Then an internet miracle! She found it again! You can read the blog from 2012 (wow) here.
Matt and Courtney talk about engagement, and how it is really about two things: motivation and participation. Matt pushes back a bit on this, but we get to talking about voice and choice, and how to start using it with your learners TODAY! Oh, and super buffets. You'll hear.
Matt and Courtney are back with another episode, this time about how to effectively incorporate the arts into our teaching and learning. Watch out for insurrections while you're at it!
Matt and Courtney are still processing the insurrection at the Capital last week, but they discuss how to frame those hard conversations we have to have with kids, and what it looks like at a school/district level. Let us know what you think on our parking lot at plearnmc.com or tweet at us @plearnmc.
After winter break, Matt & Courtney had a pod session planned today - then the riots broke out in DC. Insurrection and sedition didn't stop us from recording, however, and we talk about how we can talk to kids about the harder conversations, especially in the world we live in. Courtney has some great advice that is evergreen, of course, but it's worth saying again, especially now.
Warning - we do swear for the first time in this one (at least, the first time on air...), so listen for that (It's right in the first minute, and it's only the s-word, and we don't mean "standardized").
Stay safe, wear a mask, and we'll see you next week with another one.
Matt and Courtney have been busy lately, but we are back! We review the first semester of 2020 and how it has gone in this time of distance/hybrid learning.
Matt and Courtney return from their election-induced stress times with the introduction of the Profile of a Successful Distance Learner, developed this fall by the Maine Curriculum Leaders Association. They discuss how it is a document to be used to start conversations with teachers, learners, stakeholders, etc, and how it is NOT something to just hand out and call it good.
You can find the document at https://www.mainecla.org/blog/mcla-profile-of-a-successful-distance-learner. It is definitely something we could all use as we head into the winter months.
Matt and Courtney made it through election day, but it's obviously still going. Just a few minutes of therapy from us about what to do next..... Hang in there.