Building Our Future-Ready Skills

Technological opportunities to help you grow! @MVeLearn

November 28, 2018

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The Unlearning Cycle (why we learn and how it is changing)

Watch the video and think about how we learn. Read A.J.Juliani's Unlearning Cycle. This is great food for thought and excellent reminders as we work with learners!

CS EDWeek, the FIRST Week of DECEMBER!

More Hour of Code events than ever are being organized for CS EdWeek, the first week of December. Join the Hour of Code movement at https://hourofcode.com/


Lots of ACTIVITIES for you to use in your classroom! Let us help you prepare for this exciting opportunity!

Earn the 2018 badge and sticker by filling out the Google Form below!

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Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research

Whether you use a digital drawing app or simple paper and pencil, drawing, and in particular Sketchnoting, can be a very useful note-taking strategy for your classroom. New research shows drawing as the fastest and most effective way to learn. Why not let your students learn about Sketchnoting from the expert, Sylvia Duckworth? Take a look and listen as Sylvia teaches you how to draw simple depictions of ideas.


1. School icons, Oct. 23: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
2. Easy fonts, Oct. 24: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
3. Animal icons, Oct. 25: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
4. Fancy fonts, Oct. 26: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
5. Transportation icons, Oct. 27: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
6. More fancy fonts Oct. 28: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
7. Weather icons, Oct. 29: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
8. Food and drink icons, Oct. 30: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
9. Halloween icons, Oct. 31: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
10. Banners, Nov. 1: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
11. Containers/frames, Nov. 2: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
12. Arrows, Nov. 3: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
13. Bullets and Dividers, Nov. 4: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
14. Faces, Nov. 5: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
15. Female hairstyles, Nov. 6: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
16. Male Hairstyles, Nov. 7: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
17. People, Nov. 8: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
18. School subject icons, Nov. 9: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
19. More icons, Nov. 10: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide.
20. Remembrance Day/Veteran’s Day icons, Nov. 11: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide. Bonus lesson: Even more icons! Click here for the video. Click here for the slide
21. Winter Holidays, Nov. 12: Click here for the video. Click here for the slide

Breakouts!

Joining the Breakout challenges this past week were Koren Duckworth, Katie York's Farmersville first grade, and Michelle Johnston's sixth grade classes.
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Thanksgiving Break EDU on Tuesday! My kids loved it and did a great job!.......Michelle Johnston
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Chelsea Mayer in a VR Snowball Fight!

Each of our schools have been gifted a new Lenovo Mirage Solo VR device. Find yours and ask Geoff Barnes, Julie Kissinger, or Pam O'Risky to show you how this device can enhance your studies!
https://youtu.be/u9Xyu10pVGs
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Johnna Denning-Smith and Design Thinking!

Johnna Denning-Smith, from UE, presented a Design Thinking workshop this morning for about 12 of our teachers. Included in the workshops were elements of creative writing, collaboration, creative thinking, designing, communication, and presentations.

Take a look at those teachers receiving the Design Thinking badge below and ASK them to SHARE what they learned today!

https://youtu.be/1JYN-SCm8zA
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Allison King's students in a collaborative lego wall build! Fantastic Work!

Semester II - Twitter Book Chat

Beginning in January, we will be hosting another Twitter Book Chat where you will have the opportunity to earn PD points for participation, learn more about building a culture of innovation, collaborate with MSDMV peers, and chat with, author of Pure Genius, Don Wettrick and his daughter, Ava Wettrick!


We invite administrators and staff to join this opportunity. Be with us for all virtual chats or come when you can! The more you attend, the more PD points you earn.

Our first Twitter Book Chat will be from the SHARP Lab for anyone new to Twitter chats. This will help you get comfortable with Tweetdeck and Twitter Chats!

Don will be with us, virtually, for most of the chats, and his daughter is planning on joining us at all our chats!

Each chat (#MVeLearn) will be on Thursday night (7:00pm) for an hour before the #INeLearn state chat (8:00pm)



  • Jan. 10 - Chapter 1 - Why Innovate?
  • Jan. 17 - Chapter 2 and 3 - Creating a Culture of Innovation and Leadership / There is no Plan
  • Jan. 24 - Chapter 4 - Six Building Blocks of Innovative Learning
  • Jan 31 - Chapter 5 and 6 - Social Media and Teachers / Social Media and Students
  • Feb. 7 - Chapter 7 - Getting Started with Social Media
  • Feb. 14 - Chapter 8 - Opportunities are Everywhere
  • Feb. 21 - Chapter 9 - Student Voices (Special Guest Ava Wettrick)
  • Feb. 28 - Chapter 10 - Moving Forward


If you want to join this Innovative opportunity, Please fill out the Google Form below to get your copy of the Pure Genius book for your Holiday break!
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