1st Annual Educational Academy
What I learned: by, Katie Crofutt
Session 1: making Learning Visible: Strategies to maximize K-12 Student engagement
Brittany also discussed using little tricks to keep kids engaged, including "ya'll do"s which consist of activities for saying, writing, and doing that the class does as a whole. These are located on page 8 of the document linked below.
The rest of the session looked at different forms of formative assessment that are highly effective in the classroom. All of her fantastic ideas are located on pg. 9-13 of the handout. Many of them, we are already doing, but some are truly innovative.
Session 2: Smarter Balanced Digital Library
The Nitty Gritty
Session 3: The Wrong Emphasis: Youths Learn What Adults Teach
Dr. John Tufte- Superintendent for Wing Public School
My favorite quotes from the session:
"Our job is take kids and make them better than they are"
" We can be friends when you are 30"
"Notice kids for what they are NOT known for"
"Grit- the ability to work hard and stick at it"
" Successful people have grit. If you don't have it, it doesn't matter how smart you are."