Crafting PLE

The Art of Creating Personalized Learning Environments

JSGS Edition - December 8, 2014

Important Info

PLEF Schedule for December 8 - 12, 2014

Monday, Dec. 8th - Ferndale

Tuesday, Dec. 9th - Ferndale

Wednesday, Dec. 10th - JSGS

Thursday, Dec. 11th - JSGS

Friday, Dec. 12th - Washington St.

Teacher Professional Development Survey

One of the first steps to personalize learning is to Know the Learner. For the PACE department, that means knowing YOUR needs in regards to Personalized Learning. Last spring, we began that process with the PLE Self-Assessment. If you have not yet taken the PLE Self-Assessment, or no longer have your results, you can take it here.

Once you know your own strengths and needs, you're ready to get help to achieve your PLE goals. This survey will help the PACE Department determine how we can best help teachers. The survey is only 4 questions, and there are no wrong answers!! Just be honest with yourself about where your strengths and needs lie, in regards to the PLE Navigator.

A new app has been added to your tablet called Teacher PD survey. The only thing you really HAVE to do is the survey - the rest is just background info. You can take the survey from the app or from the link above. The app is just there to put it at your fingertips!!

Complete the survey by the end of the day on Dec. 11th and you may be selected at random for a prize!!!

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Tools of the Craft

Web 2.0 and App Cheat Sheet

Ever wish you could have a cheat sheet of apps and websites that you might use in your class? Well, the PLEFs have created one for you! Each month, we will feature 5 new websites or apps, with a description and link, if applicable. I've shared a folder with each of you in OneDrive where you can find this month's and all future editions of the Cheat Sheet. Click the link to go to this month's Cheat Sheet. Each week I will feature one or two of these apps and websites.

Venn Diagram App

This app is great for having students compare and contrast items for one lesson or over a period of time. It's easy to use and implement in class. This app is available for students to download from the Amplify Market.

Crafting Wisdom

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Teena Martin, PLEF

What the heck is a PLEF? PLEF stands for Personalized Learning Environment Facilitator. Teena brings over 10 years of education experience having taught in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in some very diverse institutions. She has taught nearly every grade level and subject at some point. She has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education, and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology.