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Global Education Collaborative

By Sara Zimmerman      November 11, 2011 -- 08:49 AM

Online Conference November 14-18, 2011 
Global Education CollaborativeDon't miss any of the 325 presentations starting this Monday as part of the 
Global Education Collaborative. Each presentation is using Blackboard Collaborative for you to participate or watch later.

Join Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey as they present Personalized Learning Toolkits on Thursday Nov. 17 at 4pm PST. Go here to access sessions.
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11 Tips on Personalized Learning

By Sara Zimmerman      November 11, 2011 -- 08:49 AM

Personalizing learning means moving to student-centered learning. This takes time. Here are a few tips to help you transform your learning environment. 

  1. Find out how each student learns best.
  2. Allow students to choose their topic.
  3. Encourage teachers and students to co-design the curriculum.
  4. Ask lots of questions.
  5. Teach less, learn more.
  6. Share how you learn.
  7. Connect, extend, challenge.
  8. Re-evaluate assessment.
  9. Define goals and encourage reflection.
  10. Focus on learning, not work.
  11. Coordinate student led conferences .

Learning begins with the learner. What children know and what ...   more...

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Curate Your Own Learning

By Sara Zimmerman      November 11, 2011 -- 08:48 AM

Curation is a new skill that all of us can use. There are multiple curation tools where you can collect resources based on a topic, tags, and other people's suggestions. One curation tool that is growing quickly is Scoop-it. Barbara has set up several Scoop-its that you can follow and rescoop any of the resources to your own Scoop-its: 

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Growing Creative Environments

By Sara Zimmerman      November 11, 2011 -- 08:48 AM

Barbara posts regularly on her blog Rethinking Learning. Join her as she facilitates growing creative and engaging learning environments. Here's some of the latest posts:


Contact Barbara, follow Barbara's blog
and follow her at Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn

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November Featured Projects

By Sara Zimmerman      November 11, 2011 -- 08:47 AM

We are so proud of the featured projects our members have created that they now appear in the lower right on the outside of My eCoach so everyone can view them. Here are a few of the featured projects since the last newsletter:

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November eLibrary Spotlights

By Sara Zimmerman      November 11, 2011 -- 08:47 AM

Here's a few spotlights that go straight to their websites. When you are on the My eCoach home page, you can find more than a link to the website or resource. We add vocabulary words, keywords, curriculum areas, grade levels, essential and discussion questions, extension activities, and, in some cases, match to standards.  

Do you know a great resource? Please submit it to our eLibrary.

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Educational News, Grants and Contests for November

By Sara Zimmerman      November 11, 2011 -- 08:46 AM

Educational News, Grants and Contests

Articles and Resources


Contests & Challenges

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