Starting the school year! Tips to help find out where learners are.
Matt and Courtney are here with a summer sendoff as they prepare for the new year. They are joined by their good friends at the Maine Education Matters podcast to talk about why they started a podcast and what keeps them going. Follow the MEM pod wherever you listen to this pod!
Interview! Human-Centered Learning Systems with Katherine Prince and Abbie Forbus Everett of KnowledgeWorks
Matt and Courtney interview Katherine Prince, co-author of the publication Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems, and Abbie Forbus Everett of KnowledgeWorks. They discuss the vision for the future of learning, the key takeaways, and much more. Download it at the link above!
Hint: lots of sticky notes. Also, two other great ideas from Courtney, and Matt shows his age when talking about Trapper Keepers.
Matt and Courtney talk about reflections on the last year and a half of crazy times, and where we can go from here. It's our season finale, but we'll be around with some intermittent episodes during the summer before coming back in mid-August for the new school year. Thanks to some inspiration and callbacks to our child-pod, @MaineEdMatters. Courtney also has a great story from a 6th-grader at the end.
Matt helps Courtney with her upcoming presentation about engagement strategies. Spoiler: this is how we did things when we worked together in-person. We both miss it, but thought it would be a good way for you listeners to get a glimpse of how we do things. Let us know what you think on our parking lot at plearnmc.com!
It's that time of year! Whether you are interviewing for a new position or interviewing others for positions in your school, the question is how would I get the point across that I am a learner-centered person/school, and I am looking for the right fit? Fortunately, Matt and Courtney have some ideas and advice.
Do we address this in an interdisciplinary way, or as stand-alone dedicated units? Are these insulting discussions? Spoiler alert: we don't really know, but we think the discussion is a good one, and we will be following up on this topic in future episodes.
Well, kind of. They discuss learning progressions without grades, and how you can show growth for learners while doing that - or can you? Let us know who won the fight on any social platform with #plearnmc
Matt and Courtney answer a listener question about defining competency. We offer ways to break down the existing framework into something more meaningful for both teachers and learners.