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Sunday, February 26

  1. page Professional Learning Communities (Communicate, Collaborate) edited ... Instant Messaging Email Wikis (Fredlyne) Information and Resources Resource: DuFour,R., …
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    Instant Messaging
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    Information and Resources
    Resource: DuFour,R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. (2010). Learning by doing: A handbook for Professional Learning Communities at work. Solution Tree: Bloomington, IN. (Kimberly)
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  2. page Professional Development (Implement Curriculum, Train Educators) edited ... Podcasts Wikis ePortfolios (Freldyne) Information and Resources To aid in implementing t…
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    Podcasts
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    ePortfolios (Freldyne)
    Information and Resources
    To aid in implementing the curriculum : www.teachertrainingvideos.com. This is a site with many subject related videos to bring a fresh look at many of the lessons that are in the curriculum. (Kimberly)
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    www.learner.org/index.html (Kimberly)
    ASCD formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development "provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead" (retrieved from ASCD at
    http://www.ascd.org/about-ascd.aspx). (Fredlyne)
    http://wikispaces.com is a resource for sharing information that everyone can respond to or contribute to. Some leaders are using Podcasts to stay connected to their staff and share timely information. (Vivian)
    http://supportblogging.com gives access to a list of blogers which contains many links to leaders in education. (Vivian)
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  3. page Developing Curriculum (Write, Manage Documents) edited ... Use a share drive or Google docs to communicate about the curriculum and to share plans and id…
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    Use a share drive or Google docs to communicate about the curriculum and to share plans and ideas. (Kimberly)
    If teachers are not located close together then the use of a wiki page can help with curriculum mapping. (Kimberly)
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    be shared. (Fredlyne)
    Digital Portfolios can be used as individual student maps or even for the teachers. (Vivian)
    Powerpoints are slides used when conducting a technology break-out session.
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    Rubicon, International (Curriculum mapper) (Vivian)
    Strategies and Ideas
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    tested on. (Fredlyne)
    Prior to contracting, leaders should phone or web conference with prospective providers with a definite set of questions and concerns. Gather first-hand knowledge from current users prior to contracting with any provider. (Vivian)
    Provide adequate training to end-users (teachers) and access to on-going provider support. (Vivian)
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  4. page Analyzing School Culture (Survey, Evaluate) edited ... EZSurvey is an online survey that can be targeted towards parents. It allows for several quest…
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    EZSurvey is an online survey that can be targeted towards parents. It allows for several questions over the phone that can be answered through a touch tone phone. (Kimberly)
    The Center for Social and Emotional Education has developed an online tool to survey the perception of a school's climate by the students, parents and personnel. (Kimberly)
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    at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZTMSM3Z. (Fredlyne)
    Information and Resources:
    www.schoolreach.com/parents-polling-survey.html (Kimberly)
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  5. page Analyzing School Culture (Survey, Evaluate) edited ... Information and Resources: www.schoolreach.com/parents-polling-survey.html (Kimberly) ... …
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    Information and Resources:
    www.schoolreach.com/parents-polling-survey.html (Kimberly)
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    of Education (Fredlyne)
    Strategies and Ideas:
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    Assessment Process (Fredlyne)
    Interview - conducted by two facilitators with several small focus groups of randomly selected stakeholders. Information is collected based on answers to specific questions about school culture.
    Observation - Targeting support or classified members as well as other stakeholders to observe their interactions horizontally and vertically amongst different school positions. Specifically looking for 13 key characteristics:
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    Metaphors and Stories.
    Survey – given to teachers, teacher assistants and administrators. This can also be shared with parents and other stakeholders.
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    School Culture (Fredlyne)
    Students can create and publish an online gallery with examples of different historical periods, cultures, and countries. (Vivian)
    Employ data-collection technology such as probes, handheld devices, ang geographic mapping systems to gather, view, analyze, and report results for content related problems. (Vivian)
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Saturday, February 25

  1. page Professional Learning Communities (Communicate, Collaborate) edited ... PLCs at work webinar. (Kimberly) Strategies and Ideas ... sustainable solutions. (Vivian)…
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    PLCs at work webinar. (Kimberly)
    Strategies and Ideas
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    sustainable solutions. (Vivian)
    Post links
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    of readers. (Vivian)
    Communication is
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    technological devices. (Vivian)
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    5:49 am
  2. page Professional Development (Implement Curriculum, Train Educators) edited ... ASCD formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development "provides expert…
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    ASCD formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development "provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead" (retrieved from ASCD at
    http://www.ascd.org/about-ascd.aspx).
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    timely information. (Vivian)
    http://supportblogging.com gives
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    in education. (Vivian)
    Strategies and Ideas
    Educators and leaders can use the ePortfolios to keep up with training, new skills and knowledge acquired.
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    administrators, etc. (Vivian)
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  3. page Developing Curriculum (Write, Manage Documents) edited ... If teachers are not located close together then the use of a wiki page can help with curriculu…
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    If teachers are not located close together then the use of a wiki page can help with curriculum mapping. (Kimberly)
    Dropbox is another great tool for sharing data and information. It is compatible with Apple, Droid, and PCs. It allows one access to large files that can be shared.
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    the teachers. (Vivian)
    Powerpoints are slides used when conducting a technology break-out session.
    Information and Resources
    Accessing your state's standards can also help with developing curriculum. Knowing what students are supposed to know at the end of each school year is important when going through the developing process.
    Northwest Evaluation Association - Formative Assessment
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    (Curriuclum mapper) (Vivian)
    Rubicon, International (Curriculum mapper) (Vivian)
    Strategies and Ideas
    Assessing student's knowledge at the beginning of the school year can also help guide curriculum development. One such tool is the Northwest Evaluation Association or NWEA which students can take three times a year, fall, winter and spring. This assessment can provide necessary data to gauge students' academic level. These assessments are taken on the computer so data is available sooner with a breakdown of the strands students are tested on.
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    any provider. (Vivian)
    Provide adequate
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    provider support. (Vivian)
    Students may
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    curriculum content. (Vivian)
    Students may employ curriculum specific simulations to practice critical thinking processes.
    Students may design a website or create a media-rich presentations for other students on the appropriate and ethical use of digital tools and resources.
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