A Week of Awesomeness at EHS 1.15.16
I apologize if the Friday Focus is a bit short this week. Tuesday was Tech Tuesday, I was gone Wednesday at a conference, Thursday morning at JCCC, and this morning I was out of the building as well. So, for the little amount of time I was here and available to go to classrooms this week, I saw some neat things!!
Thank you for your continued hard work! I hope you have enjoyed your week, and that you enjoy the upcoming weekend!
Students As Learners
JCCC Technology Competition
2nd Place - Vanessa Taylor and Cole Williams
3rd Place - Bret Folks
2nd Place - Camryn Splichal and Emily Hull
3rd Place - Jasmine Thevarajoo, Maria Wellman, Halle Norris
All of our students did a great job of representing our school! Thank you to the CTE teachers who helped organize the teams, and to Mr. Galemore for chaperoning the event.
Staff As Learners
Also, don't miss his video 2's new video "It Only Takes One." This is the video that received 3rd place at the JCCC competition yesterday. Struck a chord with me. Great video!
Thanks to those of you who came! We had a great turnout this week, accompanied with some awesome conversations of how teachers can see themselves using these tools with students!
Articles Worth Reading
Genius Hour Articles
"Because, I took the time to explicitly teach and reteach the tools my students needed, Wonder Workshop goes much more smoothly. Yes, I still have the child that has been creating the same book for the past 3 months and yes I do have children that have changed their question more frequently than they brush their teeth. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a process and that the process is more important than the product."
Again, thank you for all that you do for our students. We've had a great week this week, and I'm looking forward to another (short) one next week! Enjoy the long weekend.