Crafting PLE

The Art of Creating Personalized Learning Environments

FMS Edition - May, 2015

Important Info

PLEF Schedule

I will be in and out of Ferndale for the remainder of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns about personalized learning, please feel free to email me!

Words of Wisdom

Hang in there! Only a few days left and you've done a great job this year! Good luck to all students and teachers during this testing season. Kick back and watch your hard work pay off! Click here for your official Last Day countdown!

I also just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for all the wonderful things you do for the students. Those things--seen and unseen--are making a difference. As this school year comes to a close, I'd also like to thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things related to personalized learning and tablet integration. I know it wasn't always easy, but you know more than you did this time last year and that's always the learn!

In the spirit of learning and growing, please take a few moments to complete this year's PACE survey to provide your feedback. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

PACE Participation Opportunities (Volunteer)

Looking for ways to be involved in content planning for upcoming school year or serving on a teacher advisory council? PACE has two invitations for you. If you are interested in either, please volunteer using the form linked here.

Plan-A-Thons. In the 2015 Summer, middle school teachers are invited to join together in same-content, same-grade-level groups to collaboratively plan for 2015/16 instruction. C&I specialists and PL Coordinators will be available to support these groups. This is a great way to get an excellent head start on preparing for 2015/16. When groups meet and what they do while they’re together will be determined by the teachers who express interest in participating.

2015/16 Teacher Advisory Council for PACE. PACE is looking for middle school teachers who are willing to provide feedback and guidance to the initiative next year. This would involve periodic meetings after school at Washington St. as well as some degree of virtual collaboration.

Looking for something new? Give #edchat a try!

This is where I get a lot of cool ideas and strategies from. The best part? You can tweet from the couch, by the pool, or wherever you are!

"Education Twitter chats take place when a group of educators "meet" on Twitter at an agreed upon time, using an agreed upon hashtag, to discuss topics of interest in education. Twitter chats range from small discussions with only a few participants to huge conversations with dozens or even hundreds of educators taking part! They provide a unique opportunity for educators to discuss specific topics of interest and connect with colleagues around the world.

The word from educators in the trenches is that these chats are making a profound difference in how educators are improving their professional practice, providing ideas, resources and inspiration in ways never thought possible..."

Read the rest of the article here for the most popular hashtags and get your Tweet on!

Follow me @craftyPLEF!

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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.
Click HERE for PACE Survey for Teachers

Please, please, please complete this survey regarding your experience this year regarding all things PACE.