Leading Through Learning


Change Begins with Me

If you have signed up for this class, you have signed up for change. Change for you. Change for your students. Change for your teaching style. This class is different than what we have done in the past. We will use the "Blended Learning" model as it shows the most success for students! (Yes, that's you!)

How does this work? It's simple. You'll have the opportunity to attend a few face to face trainings at KHS and the rest of the learning will take place when it is convenient for YOU via webinars, screen casts, podcasts and whatever else works in this modern, non-traditional course.


Attend as few or as many trainings as you'd like, but to be considered for the give aways and the big give away - TCEA in Austin, TX - You'll need to attend 10 trainings. We will begin May 3 and end October 3, 2016.

To help you and provide variety for all learning styles, we are providing you a menu. Some are required, but most you'll be able to pick from a menu.

Menu - https://goo.gl/qmVxsJ

Getting Started

Let's start by signing up. To get started, you'll need a Twitter account. If you don't have one or you don't know how to get one, scroll down for directions.

Ready to get started?

Please go to https://goo.gl/kKtHpu and fill out the short survey. This will allow us collect each other's Twitter accounts and give us the opportunity to follow each other and learn from each other.

Link to Spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/lG3b9B

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Appetizers, Main Course and Al A Cart

Appetizers are required as part of this experience. These courses create the foundation needed to be able to implement a true blended learning experience. These courses can be found below. All other courses will be found on a DIFFERENT S'More. Click links below to access.

Main Course choices pick 4 from any of the levels, but be sure to choose items that are new to you! Want to learn more? Help yourself! Take as much as you'd like.

Main Course Information:

Beginner: https://www.smore.com/06dr3

Intermediate: https://www.smore.com/xvsqn

Advanced: https://www.smore.com/8h4za

Chef's Choice (pick 1) and Desserts (pick 1)

A La Cart: https://www.smore.com/jckwv

Appetizers (Required)

Most the courses we are providing you get to choose from; however, there are a few that are the foundation of a leader whether it be in the classroom or your peers.

  1. Blended Learning
  2. Using Twitter as a Professional
  3. SAMR Model
  4. Leadership and Differentiated Instruction

COURSE 1: Blended Learning - Face 2 Face

Description: This is a mixed learning of online, face to face and collaboration. It also touches all learning styles and is mostly self paced.

Date: June 15, 2016 and TBD

Location: KHS Library

Time: 8:30-10:00 AM

COURSE 2: Using Twitter as a Professional

Description: Learn how to Twitter can help you build your Personal Learning Network by following well known professionals such as (insert) and other teachers around the world. The opportunities are endless!

Date: June 15, 2016 and TBD Date

Location: KHS Library

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Please go to https://goo.gl/kKtHpu and fill out the short survey. This will allow us collect each other's Twitter accounts and give us the opportunity to follow each other and learn from each other.

Link to Spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/lG3b9B


POSTPONED for a couple of months. However, continue using the hashtag when you post on Twitter.

Use #TheKHSWay when tweeting during chats or any time you want to bring something to our attention regarding this course.

Although Open Twitter chats are NOT required, I strongly encourage you to attend. You'll be impressed by your colleagues and amazed by the ideas you'll gather during this time with us.

I will add themes to each chat as the time gets closer. I am open to suggestions/ideas! I want you to feel you own this experience. Also, I could use help with moderating these chats. Please let me know if you're interested in helping with moderating a course.

Assignment: Follow 3 new people that will help your Personal Learning Network (PLN). Tag these 3 people on Twitter using the hashtag #TheKHSWay.

EXAMPLE: @CoachJeffery @MrsIpadLady @bjlangston Thank you for being a part of my PLN! #TheKHSWay

Need more help? Watch the video below for more details.

Twitter for Professionals

Twitter Chat

We will be doing a couple of Twitter chats during this course. This is a great way to get and give feedback and ideas. This is the opportunity to have that "aha" moment and learn from others outside of your department, school or even district.

There are several chats going on throughout the week. Here is a link to 15 popular Twitter chats supported by ISTE. https://www.iste.org/explore/articledetail?articleid=7

Twitter in the Classroom

HooteSuite.com - Watch to help w/Twitter Chats

This video will show you how to use Hootesuite. Hootesuite is used with Twitter to help follow specific people and hashtags. You can also schedule Tweets for specific time and dates or select autoschedule to have Hootesuite schedule it for you. Hootesuite helps you track tweets sent out during a Twitter chat and just makes your life easier and ensures you don't miss out on any tweets sent via a Twitter Chat.
HooteSuite Tutorial - Basic

Create a Twitter Account (optional video)

How to create a Twitter account


Description: The SAMR Model is similar to Bloom's in that it levels how we use technology in the classroom. It starts with substitution, which is the lowest level of technology all the way up to Redefinition which is the highest level.





Live Webinar
Date: May 12, 2016

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Link: Will be added later

Link to Recorded Webinar: http://fortbendisd.adobeconnect.com/p38b9fkorq2/

COURSE 4: Leadership and Differentiated Instruction (DI)

CANCELLED/DELETED - You can count this course as completed.