Our ability to think and work creatively is heavily influenced by our workplace….the size of the container. District size doesn’t matter. What matters is group norms and culture. We can’t always control that in our work environments, but we can expand our container by connecting with expansive thinkers.
Intentionally choosing expansive thinkers as thought partners has been the defining element in my professional life. One way I’ve expanded my container is through work with a global team of educators. We only know what we know, and if we limit ourselves to our own district, we are often just reaffirming what we already think. Our global team was asked to keynote at the recent Global Education Conference.
How big is your container? Mine is as big as the world.
What an honor to be chosen as the Featured Teacher for Classroom 2.0 LIVE! If you are interested in Project-based Learning or 21st Century Learning, here is the recording. Here’s the Livebinder link to all of the projects and resources mentioned in the presentation.
Make sure you visit the Classroom 2.0 LIVE site and check the calendar for upcoming events and archives. They are always a great resource for cutting edge education ideas and resources.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013
Guest Post: Donna Román about Starting out School Year
Donna Adams Román is a 5th grade teacher at Mill Creek School in Geneva, Illinois, blogger, trainer, and presenter committed to providing rich learning opportunities for her learners and professional learning network. She is a recent recipient of ISTE’s first place SIGOL Online Learning Award. Donna is active in Professional Development online and in her district, CoSN, ISTE, Flat Classroom®, and iEARN (International Education Resource Network). We met Donna at ISTE 2013 with Lisa Parisi
, a 5th grade teacher in Long Island, New York.
Welcome Donna! Her first guest post with us is a cross-post of the September 20th post from her blog “Map without Borders” about starting out this school year.
Month one: hold on, here we go!
– See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/10/guest-post-donna-roman.html#sthash.xx0dkSFQ.dpuf
I just have to share this amazing video by our partner school, Mr. Matt McGuire’s Grade 2 class at Kingsclear Consolidated School in New Brunswick, Canada. This song was written, performed and recorded by the class as a culmination of our Eagle Eye to the World Project. It will make your day!
Wow! What an amazing thing happening in education in a small North Georgia town! Direct To Discovery is what engaged and collaborative education is all about. Amazing leaders make all the difference. It’s great to see Vicki Davis, my mentor and colleague, leading the way. We can’t all do this, but we can all do something.
Innovative use of technology in the classroom. What’s stopping you? Sometimes everything you want is just on the other side of fear.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams