Having just returned from the OESIS Conference in Boston I have two big take aways spinning in my mind. The first is that although schools may seem different in how they are integrated technology (and specifically online learning), we are all trying to navigate a world that is new and sometimes scary. I attended one session where the Kiski School presented how they have implemented online learning. They have tried several models over the last five years and are in the end back to where they started. It was nice to hear how they have learned some lessons and are still trying to figure out how this best fits into their school culture and model. The second take away is that sometimes the best part of going to a conference is having uninterrupted time to think about a topic deeply. The conference, like most, had some good sessions and some not so good sessions. However, the ability to think about nothing but one topic for two full days was truly a gift. I am excited to share more of my thoughts in person and hope to do so at an upcoming meeting.
Although Al cannot attend, he recommends: Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ
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Reading of the Week:
Although this article is about public speaking – I believe it all applies to teaching as well!
Brain Reading of the Week:
Brain compatible study strategies.
Image of the Week: