Thursday, July 30, 2015

14 Ways to Make Teachers, Students, AND Parents Happy with Just One Tool!



Finally a Tool and Resource to Fit Everyone's Needs

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As a classroom teacher, I'm always on the look out for resources that will help my students in class and support the work they do at home as well.  Over the years, I've gathered binders full of information, computer files full of information, and now Pinterest boards full of information.  I'm over the moon the FINALLY have a resource where I can curate ALL of my content under ONE place: appoLearning Collections.  

What Are appoLearning Collections?
~ one spot to save ALL your favorites ~ 


Imagine a space where you could find standards aligned, developmentally appropriate, engaging content all in one place... like a filtered Google Search just for Education.  Collections are a space where you can save all your favorite items, like bookmarks.  Yes, you can save them as public or private.  I love Collections because I can save more than just links!!!  I can save files, iTunes apps, videos, PDFs, images, and more - all in one, single, organized spot.  With just a click, I can share with parents, students, or colleagues!  You can read more about appoLearning in this post I did earlier this month.  


What Makes appoLearning Collections Great?
~ They simplify accessing and saving great content for everyone! ~






Can I See What A Collection Looks Like?

Sure!  I made a math collection to for my measurement unit on capacity.  I opened up my favorite resources that I had saved in several different locations.  I had many links saved on my math Pinterest board.  Some files were saved on my computer's hard drive.  Finally I opened my iPad to see which apps I used to reinforce the learning for this unit of study.  


To see the "Elementary Math: Measurement and Capacity Collection" that I made, simply click the image above or click here.  Because I had most of these resources already, all I had to do was save them to the collection.  It was easy!  However, because appoLearning has so much more to offer, I was also able to search for great capacity ideas right within the website.... amazing!

How Can I make My Own Collection?

Making a Collection is quite simple... trust me.  It took me about four minutes to create the one above for math.  After one is created, you'll feel so good knowing you are that much more organized.  I love getting ready for "Back to School Time," but I tend to stress myself out a bit because I want everything to be "just-right."  Thankfully, this tool and resource will help me keep my planning organized.  I know it will save me a ton of time now and in the upcoming years.  I'll be able easily add and omit resources as the years pass so that my students always have access to the best content.


Step 1: Search for great content or if you know what you'd like to add... get started!



Step 2: Set up your Collection (give it a name and description)


Step 3: Start saving your favorite content (videos, apps, websites, files, and more!)


Really... this is Free?  How do I start?

You can sign up right away... it's very simple (and fun!) 

click this image to start
If you make a Collection, please be sure to share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or your favorite social media site so others can see the awesome content you've curated.  Together - we all learn more!  I can't wait to see what my friends come up with... please share your Collections with me!  

What Collection will you make first?  Ohhhhh.... I just thought of a great one - how about a Collection of book ideas to read to your students on the first day of school?!?  You could include activities, ice-breakers, games, and more that all compliment the books within the Collection - how fun!


“Disclosure of Material Connection: This post is sponsored by appoLearning. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, July 23, 2015

When Students Design Their School: If You Give a Kid a LEGO, He's Going to Ask For...


What if students could design their own learning spaces?

I've been traveling the country speaking on the power of a student's voice in his or her own educational experience along with the need for transforming learning spaces in today's schools.  Both topics are very important to me not only for my own passion as an educator, but as a parent of two children.  I've personally seen the impact a learning space can have on a child's experience within the classroom.  Additionally, I've been fortunate to have my children surrounded by caring educators who value the importance listening to students.  This week I have the pleasure of speaking at Blackboard World in D.C. 

When I arrived at Blackboard World, I knew the first stop I had to make, the student maker space.  Blackboard invited students from all ages to participate in a day of creating their ideal learning environments.  The company partnered with the Smithsonian to provide resources and guides to help facilitate the activities.  Children would rotate between 5 stations throughout the day - each station lasting roughly thirty minutes.  

Station I
3-D Printing


Students were over the moon to be able to design and create together using 3-D printing capabilities.  One boy especially caught my attention.  I think seven-year old Joshua said it best, "I like 3-D printing because I get to take something from my imagination and make it come to life." 


Station II
Crafting


I was thrilled to see that all mediums were being utilized... not simply digital devices.  The craft station encouraged students to gather inspiration for their learning spaces from books, magazines, and other print materials.  It was interesting to see that snacks, animals, choice, and comfort were among the priorities for these kids.  I couldn't agree more!


Station III
Garage Band


Many children expressed a desire to listen to music as they worked with one another.  This was a station that took me a bit by surprise.  I have never really considered sound in relation to design.  Of course, I've considered sound regarding special needs and audio resources.  However, for productivity and enjoyment, I haven't thought too much about this regarding classroom design.  Yet... when I think of myself as a learner, one of the first things I do to get ready as I set up my laptop is to grab a cup of coffee and turn on Pandora.  So, I could see the importance of creating a holistic creative space that meets all desires when developing an ideal learning space.  These learners were working together in Garage Band to create sounds for their spaces. 


Station IV
Lego


The LEGO station was certainly one of the favorites for all the children.  There's something about just being able to play and design.  They loved seeing their designs come to life as they worked with one another.  What I loved seeing was the vast amounts of open floor space they left in their design.  They expressed the need for flexibility in their learning environment - yes! 


Station V
Digital Photography 

Students were given cameras and asked to walk around the conference venue capturing vignettes and ideas that were inspiring when considering their design.  What a great idea!  

How would your students design their spaces?  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom



TeamWork Made Easy - Thanks to ClassDojo

~ It's never about the tool itself... it's how you use it

I've used ClassDojo for a number of years in a number of ways.  What I love about ClassDojo is they're always evolving.  This is a company that truly listens to their users and builds what they need.

You may be familiar with the ClassDojo idea of awarding or deducting points for children based on a child's behavior.  If this is how you know ClassDojo, I highly encourage you to stay tuned over the next few weeks as you will notice the platform evolve into a tool that better aligns with an engaging, student-centric classroom environment.


In our second grade classroom, we work hard to model behavior that is indicative of a respectful and responsible learner who has integrity.  These are our school's core values.  ClassDojo has made it easy to create awareness within our classroom for students to understand what these concepts "look like" when being practiced.  For example, because we have always used ClassDojo as a whole class or small group model, when we notice a friend being respectful, we share it when appropriate.  This way, we can all begin to see these behaviors in action.  Plus, it fills our bucket when our efforts are noticed by others.  We don't need a gold star or a cookie - that's not what I'm saying.  But, let's face it... when someone thanks us for doing something or acknowledges we've made an effort, it feels good to be appreciated.  It's about creating an environment where positive behaviors are valued, noticed, and appreciated.  
Image Credit: Kagan Gallery 

Not "One More Program..."
A Better Way to Teach Any Program

Having been a former college cheerleader and national advanced cross-examination debate finalist, I've enjoyed the opportunity to serve as a coach in these roles.  There's something to be said about the T.E.A.M acronym - Together Everyone Achieves More.  Of course there's a time for whole group instruction and individual work time, but I've seen so many students light up when they get to work together with others towards a common goal.

During my first year of teaching, I was able to attend the 5 day course on Cooperative Learning from Kagan.  That's when I understood how to start integrating more of a hands-on, student-centered experience into each area of instruction to increase active engagement and student achievement.  You can read more in this article about how these structures aren't one more program, but a better way to teach any program.  When students get to share in the learning experience, the discussion raises to a new level.  Hearing from others broadens their perspective, builds empathy, and ignites deeper learning.  That's why I incorporate Kagan Structures into our classroom experience.    These structures provide a framework for groups to do more than work with one another.  They provide students an organized system where P.I.E.S exist.

Kagan Structures: P.I.E.S.

  • Positive Interdependence
  • Individual Accountability
  • Equal Participation
  • Simultaneous Interaction


ClassDojo now makes it easy for teams to track their goals.

I'm so excited about this!  Last year, my students individually tracked their goals.  This served as a great reflection at the end of each day.  However, next year, I'm looking forward to taking it a step further and enhancing our team building within the classroom.

I recommend you check out the Kagan Catalog for tremendous class building and team building activities.




“Disclosure of Material Connection: This post is sponsored by ClassDojo. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Save Your Seat: #STEAM & Arts Online Conference (8 PD Hours 15+ Sessions)


Summer 2015 STEAM & Arts Integration
Online Conference
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Attend LIVE: July 23, 2015 from 10AM-4PM EST | Watch On-Demand: Anytime between July 23, 2015 and July 23, 2016


An Exciting Opportunity for ALL Elementary Teachers
don't miss out ~ reserve your seat

This year I am honored to be a featured presenter at the STEAM & Arts Integration Online Conference.  If you are an elementary educator, this conference is a must for your summer list!  What I like most is that the sessions are available for an entire year after the conference is over.  This way, you can access all of your favorite content for months to come.   

Each session is created to be 100% actionable in your own classroom.  Plus, you can watch in your P.J.s!  I encourage you to check out this great learning opportunity and save your seat today!

Special Offer Now - End of May
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Click Here to See Sample Sessions, Presenters, and More!


Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD


What Great Educators Do Differently
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I've always been "addicted to" professional learning.  I was fortunate that during my first year of teaching my principal strongly believed in growing new teacher's skills and confidence.  During this year, I attended our state's annual reading conference, Kagan professional learning 5 day workshop, several Lucy Calkin's writing workshop sessions, numerous district level conferences, and received private coaching from some of the nation's top educational consultants.  Since my first year of teaching, I've grown to understand the importance of high-quality professional learning.  I would not be the educator I am today without the many mentors who have guided and shaped my practice throughout the years.  

Professional Learning Varies...

Some of the best professional learning comes directly from your own building.  I can't say enough about the positive benefits of learning from great teachers directly down the hall.  Each time I get to visit and observe educators in our elementary, I take something away that my students can benefit from.  There's just something magical about seeing dynamic teachers in action... 

With all aspects of life, I think balance - or at least variety - is essential in effort to continue moving forward.  With that being stated, I always encourage fellow educators to not only see the great teachers within their own buildings but also to attend conferences outside of their districts.  I am always inspired when I attend conferences around the country and find out about incredible practices other districts are doing to transform teaching and learning for their communities.  These ideas are gems that I'm able to take back and share with my own colleagues so that our students may also benefit.  

This year I have attended and will continue to attend some terrific conferences and workshops.  However, I am always excited when a new conference becomes available.  When three of my dear friends and educational mentors told me they were hosting a conference, I couldn't have been more proud but most importantly... anxious to attend.  These three mentors were educators who I knew from their body of work far before ever meeting them in person.  Their work has inspired thousands of educators around the globe, and I know their conference will help to spread their ideas even further.  



Who Exactly are Todd, Jeff, and Jimmy?

Your conference hosts, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas are three of the nation's top educational leaders.  Their newest book shares how being connected can help to transform your practice through practical strategies you can start today!  

Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.
Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.

Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.

One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 30 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Shifting The Monkey, Dealing With Difficult Teachers, 10 Minute Inservice, The Ball, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents.

Todd is married to Beth, also a former teacher and principal, who is a professor of Elementary Education at Indiana State University. They are the parents of three children; Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison.

Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader, currently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to working in this capacity, Jeff served as a district administrator in Rock Island, Illinois, and a school improvement specialist with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the nation's largest and oldest non-profit school improvement network. Jeff also served as a principal with Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Georgia, and with North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, Illinois.

Before serving as an administrator, Dr. Zoul was a classroom teacher for 18 years in the State of Georgia, teaching elementary school, middle school, and high school English.
Dr. Zoul is also the author of several books, including Improving Your School One Week at a Time: Building the Foundation for Professional Teaching and Learning and The 4 CORE Factors for School Success, co-authored with Dr. Todd Whitaker. Jeff has also served as an adjunct professor at North Georgia College and State University, teaching graduate level courses in research and assessment. In 2014, he was awarded the Bammy Educators Voice Award as the School Business Officials of the Year.

Dr. Zoul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Science degree in education from Troy University. In addition, Zoul earned an Education Specialist's degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and a doctoral degree from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Jimmy Casas is in his 20th year of administrative leadership.  He currently serves as principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa.  An experienced administrator at both the middle and high school levels, Jimmy brings a vast knowledge and understanding of school improvement reform initiatives, critical changes required to improve academic performance for all students, and the positive impact shared leadership has on the educational process.  His passion for teaching and learning coupled with a vision for developing a community of leaders has procured a culture of excellence and high standards for learning amid a positive school culture for students and staff.  

Jimmy’s core purpose lies in serving others.  He continues to give back to his profession by presenting both at the local, state and national levels, including SAI, ITEC, ISTE, and NASSP.  Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Most recently, Jimmy was awarded the 2013 Bammy Educators Voice Award as the Secondary School Principal of the Year.  Finally, he is the Co-Founder & Co-Moderator of #IAedchat, moderating the on-line discussion every Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. CST.

Why Attend This Particular Conference?

Two weeks ago I was asked about great conferences to attend.  This, of course, was on my list of a few I suggested.  I was asked a follow up question: "When you attend a large conference, how do you know which sessions to attend?"  This question is one I think everyone struggles with answering.  We often select sessions based on the catchy title, the detailed description, where our friends are headed, what relates to our grade level, or who the speaker is.  Because our time is limited at conferences, it is imperative that we select wisely.  I'm sure we have each had a mild sense of disappointment after attending a session we thought would be more relatable to our practice.  I can tell you that I have personally seen 9 out of the 11 speakers at this conference, and they are each some of the absolute best in their fields.  You simply can't go wrong when selecting a session.  


A Special Gift for Kleinspiration Readers:

I asked my three friends if I could share their event with my readers and if there was anything special I could offer.  They graciously donated autographed copies of their NEW book, What Connected Educators Do Differently, to the first 10 individuals who email me after registering (or just click the "contact page" at the top of this blog).  Additionally, those 10 will receive something special at the conference in Chicago this October... how exciting!  

Early Bird Registration Now - July 31


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Google + Pinterest + Dropbox = [NEW] Free @appolearning (Lesson Planning Dream)!




Find Engaging Resources, Save them to Your Collections,
and Organize Your Lesson Planning Favorites!

- See Organized Collections of Educational Resources -

Easily Find that Perfect App or Webiste You've Been Looking for!

As teachers, we all know the countless hours we've been sucked into the computer looking for that "just-right idea" to add to our lesson plans.  Most often we end up searching for an engaging app, website, video, or game that will help students understand the concept, skill, or strategy within the lesson.  Thankfully we've found our favorite blogs that usually inspire us or our favorite friends to follow on Pinterest or Twitter that typically provide us with those ideas.  

But... 

What do you do when you can't find what you are looking for via your favorite blogs, Pinterest buddies, or Twitter PLN?  It's often back to the drawing board... Google.  

If you're like me, you enjoy this process.  It's fun to search, have a million tabs open, and get side-tracked by the plethora of other engaging resources you weren't looking for.  However, you're probably also like me in that you become stressed once you realize 90 minutes or so have passed yet you still haven't found what you're looking for.  Wouldn't it be nice if there were one spot where someone has already curated/gathered all of these great resources AND organized them for you?

And...

Not only if that spot was organized but if there was also a way within that treasure chest of resources to also start saving those items as your own?  -- and you had the ability to organize them the way you wanted.  What if you could also share them easily with friends or colleagues?

Your Personalized Google for All Digital Resources & Content!


What is appoLearning Collections?

appoLearning Collections enable teachers to create, annotate and share lists of hand picked digital resources, including YouTube videos, iOS and Android apps, and websites, around specific subjects, topics or lessons. Collection creators can easily:

select from thousands of expert-vetted, standards-aligned resources from appoLearning search
and/or add their own resources (including anything that is URL-addressable including videos, apps, websites, assessments, Dropbox links, Google Drive links, Evernote links) and upload their own files (Photos, Lesson Plans, Videos, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc.). 




Collections empower teachers to continually manage the use of great digital resources into their classroom and to share these with peers, parents, students, and administrators.  You can CLICK HERE to search for yourself and see how easy it is to find the "just-right resources" for your lessons!

How to create Collections on appoLearning

Here is how one can create and view Collections on appoLearning:  



Click or tap “Create a Collection” to get started. From there, login via Facebook, Google or Twitter to get started. Once one has named, described and tagged a collection, there are three simple and fast ways to build it. 

Resources for any Collection can be pulled from the thousands of digital resources already vetted by appoLearning experts. Simply type in the search term on appoLearning, or browse by subject, grade-level, device and Common Core Standard, to find a list of vetted resources. While searching, one can also filter to show only FREE options. Simply press the “Add” button next to each resource to add to a collection. Click the “View” button to go back to the collection at any point.

Add in resources from other collections by simply pressing the “Add” button for individual selections or the “Add All” button to grab the entire collection

Digital resources that are not included in appoLearning search can also be added to a Collection. Simply paste the relevant URL - any URL, including those that point to a website, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play,  Prezi, Pinterest, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc., - of the selected educational resource, and it will be instantly added to the appoLearning database and included in the collection. 

Files can also be uploaded to be shared via a collection.Simply drag and drop the file - any digital file including photos, videos, lessons plans, quizzes, powerpoints, pictures, Smart Notebook software and more - and it will also be added to your appoLearning Collection. 

How to share appoLearning Collections

Each collection has its own unique URL that can be shared via email, messaging, or any social media channel.  appoLearning includes an embed feature to include the collection on a website in addition to one-click sharing for Twitter and Facebook.  . 

How to find Collections: Even Search by Common Core!

All appoLearning Collections can be found via the search box at top of the Collections page or by using the tag navigation to the left of that page.  




What’s next 

appoLearning Collections are free of charge.  As you begin to plan and organize your lessons for the upcoming year (after some well-deserved time off!), we encourage you to start creating and sharing your own Collections of resources to understand how easy - and addictive! - it can be. 

We are getting tremendous feedback from teachers on how to make the product even better, as well as a lot of special requests for how schools and districts can best take advantage of the platform and technology. 

Want a Personal Tour From appoLearning?

You can get started right away, or contact them for a personal demo so YOU can become that teacher everyone turns to for recommendations. 



“Disclosure of Material Connection: This post is sponsored by appoLearning. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Perfect Headset via @iThinkWrite for Your Blended Classroom!



ThinkWrite Headsets: Build with Students in Mind

I was so excited when a great friend of mine suggested I try these headsets for my classroom.  She knew I was trying many creative strategies with my students to personalize instruction within our classroom.  The more we talked, I shared some of the positives and negatives within our attempt towards a blended learning space.  Honestly, the only negative aspects were issues where we lacked resources.  

When she and I discussed the environment, it was clear that one area that could be improved was the need for a quieter space.  Because our classroom is small, noise travels.  Therefore, anytime we would work with technology, I would have to have the students turn the volume nearly all the way down.  Otherwise, nearby groups wouldn't be able to focus on the work in their center, or station.  Additionally, when each group was working around the room, it became a bit chaotic with the different sounds bouncing from each group, even though they were doing their best to be as quiet as possible.  It became even more of a challenge for me to work with my teacher guided small group because of all the noise happening within the small groups.  Sadly, each group would get mildly frustrated because they couldn't even hear the information being shared from their device since the volume couldn't be turned up that loudly.  

I knew we needed a simple fix... headphones.  I had students each purchase a pair of earbuds to bring in the room a few years ago.  Unfortunately, when it was time to use their earbuds, they either couldn't find them or they'd be in a tangled mess.  I decided to help out the kids and get a plastic craft divider for each child to house their earbuds.  Sadly, my plan didn't really work.  It seemed like a good idea in theory, but it was hard to crumble up the cords and put into each tiny, square compartment.  We tried a few other options, but none truly seemed to be efficient - even after looking at some creative ideas on Pinterest.  We simply needed a better solution.


Why would I need headsets in my classroom?
  • reduce noise volume for students working with devices
  • allow students to record and share their voices
  • enable students ability to successfully hear the content being shared

What makes ThinkWrite Headsets special?
  • they're built with students in mind
  • the headset's special plastic allows them to be bent without breaking or snapping
  • extra thick cable with built in volume control
  • compatible with iPad and Chromebook's single jack for recording and listening

How could we creatively use these to enhance the work we're doing?
I love the ideas shared from the ThinkWrite website - I can't wait to try some next year with my kids!

1. Record themselves reading so teachers can monitor fluency.
2. Record themselves reading their own writing.
3. Record voice overs for multimedia projects. (iMovie)
4. Get speech feedback from language applications. (Duolingo)
5. Participate in a Skype or FaceTime connection with a student in another state or country.
6. Leave voice feedback on other students work and projects. (Voice Thread)
7. Compose a first draft of a writing assignment using voice to text. (Siri or Dragon)
8. Teach a math concept to other students with Explain Everything.
9. Create an original song in GarageBand with voice effects recorded with headset.
10. Use Siri for voice commands.
Compatible with Scholastic Read 180 and Imagine Learning.
Is it expensive to get these for my classroom?
Each unit is $19.99; however, they do offer discounts for volume purchases.  You can click here to get a quote.  

How can I get these for my students?
  • Set up a request through Donors Choose - your project could get funded by a generous donor!  I've had SEVERAL friends receive donations for their students from the hospitality of others through Donors Choose
  • Add a ThinkWrite headset to your school supply list - this way, each child can have their own and take it with them once the year is over
  • Write a grant
  • Request through your parent organization

Be sure to click below to see up close details and exciting videos!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!


Click Above to Register Now

I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.  I invite you to simply click above to register for this free, jam-packed one hour webinar about effective class design and personalized learning for students.  I look forward to sharing with each of you soon!

Webinar Description:
Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra set of hands in the classroom to work with students while you worked with a small group? Join us May 21st to see how international classroom design consultant and elementary teacher, Erin Klein, is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating and personalizing her instruction for all students.

If you do Daily 5, Centers, or Workstations, you'll love these simple yet dynamic and creative teaching ideas:
  • Internally flip your classroom using only a few devices
  • Provide focused support in a limited time frame
  • Explore Erin’s favorite sites and methods for assessing students and personalizing learning
  • Support classroom planning while getting your kids connected
You’ll learn creative ways to organize your classroom and create unique spaces—all in the service of helping children learn. Erin will also walk you through the fundamental elements of creating a space that is developmentally appropriate, personalized, brain-friendly, and future ready, for today’s learners.

Warmly,

Erin Klein

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