It’s hard to believe that this is week 5 and this week will be the end of season 4 but it’s definitely not the end of the amazing connections, learning and best of all impact on learners all over the world!
I want to send a special thank you to Tara Martin, Allyson Apsey, and Annick Rauch for all they do behind the scenes and within the community to inspire, create and make the Twitter chats run smoothly. You ladies are AMAZING and truly inspire me every day (and make me laugh a lot too!). This iceberg image is perfect to highlight how much they do (and all of you do) that people don’t see but it shows in your work and it’s making a difference so keep it up but also make sure you recharge and rest when you need it, too.
Common Edu-Over Prescriptions– Carolyn Cormier
Rest or Restore– Annick Rauch
Learning Experiences for Week 5: March 24- March 30
This week the focus is on the following question: What changes can you make in your own practice to move forward?
1.YouTube Live (Monday)
Our final guest for the season will be Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for #FutureReady Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. Tom is also the co-author of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Join us as we chat about schools and educators who are pushing boundaries and doing amazing work and share insights and ideas to move your own practice forward. Join us at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST (Monday, March 26th) for what I am sure will be an awesome conversation.
2. Suggested Reading + Blog Prompts
The following blog prompts are intended for you to read, reflect, and share your insights. Suggested chapters are provided along with prompts but if there is something else that inspires you, we encourage you to share that too. Please use both the #IMMOOC and hashtag for the specific book # you are reading to share your blogs, highlights, and reflections. Also, please post your blog in the Facebook group as a comment under the “Season 4, week 5” post.
Innovator’s Mindset #InnovatorsMindset
Suggested Reading: Part 4
- How might we measure the impact of innovative practices in education?
- What will you do moving forward?
Suggested Reading: Chapters 10-12
- How can we create flexible instructional design that gives students permission to modify that design?
- How would that maximize student engagement and thus learning?
Learner-Centered Innovation #LCInnovation
Suggested Reading: Chapters 11-12
- Find a way to visit another classroom or school. How can you celebrate and share what you what you learned?
- How are you working to make the world a better place by creating more thoughtful, compassionate, creative, and skilled individuals?
3. Facebook Live (Wednesday)
Check out the always entertaining, Allyson Apsey, who will be hosting a Facebook Live session Wednesdays at 4:30 PST/7:30 EST. Also, in case you haven’t heard, check out her upcoming book, The Path to Serendipity– It’s so good!
4. Twitter Chats (Thursday)
5. Weekly Challenge- Create a Visual
Think about your most significant takeaways from IMMOOC and what you can do moving forward. The challenge this week is to create a graphic that sums up your learning over the course of the #IMMOOC. I can’t wait to see what people come up with because there are so many options and the possibilities are endless.
Let’s make this an awesome week and end STRONG!
All the best,
George, AJ, John + Katie