#HackLearning Archive

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Sunday July 22, 2018
8:30 AM EDT

  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:30 AM EDT
    Welcome to another #HackLearning chat. Our "hacky" topic this morning is textbooks and workbooks. Let's start with introductions.
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:31 AM EDT
    Hi Everyone! I love to think that everything is #hackable ! Make it your own with a twist or a flair! I've been textbook free since 1999 #hacklearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:31 AM EDT
    I represent the #hacklearning team and https://t.co/H2NtLvVTSb Jon Corippo and I are your moderators today.
  • CoachJonCraig Jul 22 @ 8:31 AM EDT
    GM from a soaked PA #HackLearning
  • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:31 AM EDT
    Matt J - digital learning and innovation director from greater Boston area #hacklearning
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:31 AM EDT
    Goooood morning fellow EduHackers! Kristen Dolen, middle school AP in Liberal, KS ready to #HackLearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Our fast-paced chat will be 3 questions in 25 minutes. Use A1 to respond to Q1 & remember to include hashtag #HackLearning in all tweets.
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Good morning, Coach. #HackLearning
    In reply to @CoachJonCraig
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Welcome Matt. #HackLearning
    In reply to @MatthewXJoseph
  • LaurenPorosoff Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Good morning #HackLearning! Lauren from NY, currently on leave from teaching 6th grade English to write another book about empowering students.
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Don't all great eduhackers rise around 5? #HackLearning
    In reply to @hackmylearning, @jcorippo
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Good morning! Keri from NYC. I'm an ESL teacher/instructional coach. Founder of #ECSchat, the educational case study chat (Sundays at 7:00 PM ET). Just made baked ziti. #hacklearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Clearly Kristen has had her coffee and is ready to #HackLearning
    In reply to @KristenDolen
  • hartel30 Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Hi all, John 3rd grade T from STL MO #HackLearning
  • BenBo370 Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Ben here. Starting new classroom gig in the fall (after 3 years "out" or mostly out)... In the middle of other stuff, but half an eye on my Hacky pals. :) #hacklearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    Hi Lauren. #HackLearning
    In reply to @LaurenPorosoff
  • MissRKerr Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
    👋🏼 Rebecca, science teacher from Melbourne, Australia #HackLearning
    In reply to @hackmylearning
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:32 AM EDT
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Thanks for joining, Keri. #HackLearning
    In reply to @kerisavoca
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Good morning! #HackLearning Sylvia, Writing Coach @BrandonHSEagles & moderator of the #HackLearning slow chat ... so excited to be heading to Cleveland this week!
  • PrincipalFrench Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Good morning, #HackLearning, Mark here, elementary principal in Hopkins, MN, checking in from northern Minnesota this morning.
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Great to have you here, John. #HackLearning
    In reply to @hartel30
  • KRScienceLady Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Good morning from rainy Milford MA where I am already at work on my computer #hacklearning
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    On my second cup... #HackLearning
    In reply to @hackmylearning
  • LindaEdwardsi Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Good Morning #HackLearning Linda Edwards Toronto 🇨🇦
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    "Liberal" is my absolute favorite name for a city. I'm considering moving there, just so I can say I live in Liberal. #HackLearning
    In reply to @KristenDolen
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    A familiar face. Hi Ben. #HackLearning
    In reply to @BenBo370
  • kchatbio Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Morning everyone! Coming to you LIVE from Jackson, MS. Interested with the topic this AM and ready to see what ideas I can “borrow” #hacklearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:33 AM EDT
    Making the #HackLearning global! Thanks for joining from Australia, Rebecca.
    In reply to @MissRKerr
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:34 AM EDT
    We'll be starting with Q1 in one minute. #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:34 AM EDT
    How's Boston this #SundayMorning, Matt? #HackLearning
    In reply to @MatthewXJoseph
  • aprilpatton257 Jul 22 @ 8:34 AM EDT
    April from NC, still working on my first cup of coffee. New to #hacklearning! #ElonEd
  • brianrozinsky Jul 22 @ 8:34 AM EDT
    Morning, #hacklearning. I'm Brian. I teach middle-school students English In Colorado. Full disclosure: While we don't rely on textbooks to chart our course, we do have 'em around as time-capsule anthologies for some readers to dip into sometimes.
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:34 AM EDT
    Is there another option? Sleep is over rated anyway... #HackLearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:34 AM EDT
    HI Sylvia. #HackLearning
    In reply to @SylviaEllison, @BrandonHSEagles
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:34 AM EDT
    Haha. We hear that a lot! #HackLearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • Dale_Chu Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    HAPPENING NOW: @jcorippo moderating a chat about textbooks. Follow along at #HackLearning! @hackmylearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    Hope you can stick around to the end of this #HackLearning chat. I've got a monstrous announcement coming.
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    HI there, Kathy. #HackLearning
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    😮 I need a view like that #hacklearning
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    G'morning LInda. #HackLearning
    In reply to @LindaEdwardsi
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    Good morning #hacklearning ... I am Dennis ... an imperfect teacher from Florida ... and I am ok with that.
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
    Borrow away.... That's what #HackLearning is all about.
    In reply to @kchatbio
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:36 AM EDT
    Q1 again. #HackLearning
    • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
      Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • KRScienceLady Jul 22 @ 8:36 AM EDT
    I’m trying to get some writing and other #hacklearning things done today
  • LaurenPorosoff Jul 22 @ 8:36 AM EDT
    A1 Wow. OK yes, many of us could improve our pedagogy. But the crisis in education is about corporate greed, corrupt politicians, and institutional racism. #HackLearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:36 AM EDT
    Monstrous? LIke ME? #HackLearning
  • Jim_dEntremont Jul 22 @ 8:37 AM EDT
    Good morning - Jim, 7th grade social studies teacher joining from MA #hacklearning
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:37 AM EDT
    It's fine to refer to textbooks - it's not fine to confine yourcareer to them. Although I must say, @Wikipedia is PRETTY HARD TO BEAT as a resource on darn near anything. #hacklearning #eduprotocols
    In reply to @brianrozinsky, @Wikipedia
  • hartel30 Jul 22 @ 8:37 AM EDT
    A1. I would say this is generally and sadly true. Not sure how or why but it seems like many are happy to be handed a script or slide to "teach" from. Been guilty myself #HackLearning
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:37 AM EDT
    A1: It's a bit of a generalization, but we can't judge someone else's perspective if they are being honest about their experiences. He's not entirely wrong but I don't blame corporate LPs. I blame a lack of time and breathing room to develop our pedagogy. #HackLearning
    • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
      Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • LindaEdwardsi Jul 22 @ 8:37 AM EDT
    A1 I think many are overly dependent on textbooks, they are sometimes good as a reference but not to work out of page by page ☹️ #HackLearning
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    When the goal is to get the kids to pass a standardized test, produced by textbook companies, we fall into the rut of textbook lesson plans because ... well they write the test. #hacklearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • CoachJonCraig Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    A1: There may be truth to that as companies fight for EDU dollars...I feel like when I ask teachers about curriculum pacing, the answer usually revolves around a chapter in a textbook #HackLearning
  • RalphCSTEM Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    A1 We can certainly do better, but today's educators are doing the best we've ever done. I think we should be careful about using words like "crisis" when what we're really saying is there is work left to be done. #hacklearning #MeasuredDiscourse
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    A1 Excellent standards-based instructional frameworks make lesson planning easier NOT complete ... planning is a critical part of our profession. I feel blessed to have #SpringBoard as my framework but I still have to purposefully plan so I don’t miss impt moments #HackLearning
    • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
      Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • carlameyrink Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    Good morning #hacklearning! Carla, principal in Santo Domingo, DR checking in from northern Ontario this morning.
  • kchatbio Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    A1: To quote my grandparents “tell the truth and shame the devil!” This is a huge issue for me. There is more focus on lesson plan format and not content, which to me means the focus is on appearances and not instruction. 😒 #hacklearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    One of the most compelling in the storied history of the live #HackLearning chat. @SylviaEllison will have plenty to work with at this week's slow chat.
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1, @SylviaEllison
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:38 AM EDT
    As a younger teacher, I've never used textbooks in class, but after growing up with them, they're a source of comfort for me when I learn. My Russian textbook is a lifeline but I wouldn't teach others with it - only myself. #HackLearning
    In reply to @jcorippo
  • solomongrundy6 Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
    #hacklearning @seanhannity
  • KRScienceLady Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
    We need to remember that and the teacher and the intentional learning design is the foundation and technology is the accelerator not the driver. #hacklearning
    • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
      Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • AdamBrownEDU Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
    A1. We focus too often on the product of our teaching. What does the data say? This forces teachers to subscribe to lessons developed by ‘best practices’. What if we focused more on Ts exploring the art of teaching? Ts who refine their own pedagogy can be empowered #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
    Is a corporate lesson plan something that comes from a Pearson work book, or anything of that ilk? #HackLearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
    We got new textbooks last year with nice workbooks ... they have come a long way. Lots of things that I would create myself. One thing I do not like is how you have to sign into their account to use #hacklearning
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
    A1: I agree to an extent. I’ve heard some people say they have scripted lessons and that makes me cringe. We should be willing and able to take risks! And we should WANT to. #HackLearning
  • RalphCSTEM Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
    I agree here. Providing time for professional creavitivity and autonomy will provide space for more to move away from textbook-dependency. #HackLearning
    In reply to @kerisavoca
  • mrshowell24 Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    A1- We need to focus on the learning before the tool. #hacklearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    A1: Problem about using textbooks is that it focuses on "covering" content, not ensuring students learn it. Publishers can't predict how students will respond to their lessons. #HackLearning
  • assignmenthelp Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    Study Abroad in Bristol, UK https://t.co/kwCHYrwmIf #hacklearning
  • ChrisBjerklie Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    Good Morning! A bit late to the party! ElementaryPrincipal in Red Lake Falls, MN. #HackLearning
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    Using a textbook does not make you a bad teacher. #hacklearning
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    I got yelled at for saying "I'm not using this because it takes more time to differentiate and modify it than to write my own curriculum. It's terrible." #HackLearning
    In reply to @DennisDill, @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    A1- With respect to MF, That’s like saying I am not a good golfer BC my clubs are just OK. If I had a strong coach and I practice and get feedback I would improve. Lesson plans in an active learning environment creates engagement and retention #hacklearning
  • Jim_dEntremont Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    A1: I feel many teachers do fall into the trap of programs / textbooks, but I don't know that I would call it a crisis. #hacklearning
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
    I agree ... pre-packaged lesson plans could be a good start for new teachers .... yet many don’t get beyond “turning the page” ... purposeful, excellent planning does take time and coaching #HackLearning
    • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:37 AM EDT
      A1: It's a bit of a generalization, but we can't judge someone else's perspective if they are being honest about their experiences. He's not entirely wrong but I don't blame corporate LPs. I blame a lack of time and breathing room to develop our pedagogy. #HackLearning
      • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
        Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:41 AM EDT
    We're moving on to Q2 in one minute. #HackLearning
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:41 AM EDT
    Sadly! #HackLearning
    In reply to @CoachJonCraig
  • carlameyrink Jul 22 @ 8:41 AM EDT
    Agree. And from what I've seen the textbooks often cover far too much material, forcing shallow coverage. #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:41 AM EDT
    Imagine teaching 5 preps and being offered a fully written curriculum for one of them, saving you hours and hours each week. We know it's not good, but the temptation is real... #HackLearning
    In reply to @RalphCSTEM
  • blocht574 Jul 22 @ 8:41 AM EDT
    Agreed! Just like key using computers/iPads doesn’t make you a good teacher! #HackLearning Teaching isn’t defined by tools! More in process and How we questions students to think!
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:41 AM EDT
    16 years ... never married to the textbook ... unless I have a Sub, but that was done more out of necessity that anything ... the textbook sucked or was that old ... now I can see myself pulling from textbook more. #hacklearning
    In reply to @kerisavoca, @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • aprilpatton257 Jul 22 @ 8:43 AM EDT
    A1-Using quality texts/products as part of instruction is not a bad thing. Relying solely on them seems to be terribly boring and corporate centered. #hacklearning #ElonEd
  • PrincipalFrench Jul 22 @ 8:43 AM EDT
    A1) I think there are other education crises: inequity, mental health needs, lack of support, teacher shortage, lack of resources, etc. #HackLearning
    • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
      Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • MissRKerr Jul 22 @ 8:43 AM EDT
    A1 not a crisis....but more planning & Collab time would allow a shift away from textbooks... #HackLearning
  • Jim_dEntremont Jul 22 @ 8:43 AM EDT
    A1: Relying too heavily on one thing or one way of doing something might be more concerning. Using the textbook & materials might be exactly what the students needed that day. #hacklearning
  • RalphCSTEM Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
    Sure, I don't argue there is still an over-reliance on books. My question is more about the directionality of the arrow. What was the percentage 10 years ago? 30 years ago? Have you shared/published those stats (do you mean research)? I'd love to see them. #hacklearning
    In reply to @jcorippo
  • KRScienceLady Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
    Not to mention engaging the learners in meaningful opportunities for deepening their understanding #HackLearning
    • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
      A1- With respect to MF, That’s like saying I am not a good golfer BC my clubs are just OK. If I had a strong coach and I practice and get feedback I would improve. Lesson plans in an active learning environment creates engagement and retention #hacklearning
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
    yes, but sometime you have to cover content because ... those are your standards... I have 122 of them. #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • brianrozinsky Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
    That's fair: Whether we're talking textbooks or canned lesson plans, presuming those tools are the best resources for all learners in all situations isn't just confining, it's a McGuffin -- standardized & unsatisfying. #hacklearning
    In reply to @jcorippo
  • sstorm01 Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
    Using "just a textbook" does #hacklearning
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
    I agree in that “workbooks” have come a long way .. and while I don’t mind logging in to their system, what I do like is having the ability to use what we need without having to recreate and/or doing my copy machine exercises 😜 #HackLearning
    • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:39 AM EDT
      We got new textbooks last year with nice workbooks ... they have come a long way. Lots of things that I would create myself. One thing I do not like is how you have to sign into their account to use #hacklearning
  • DebbiSab Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
    Morning. Debbi, HS technology teacher from NJ. A text is just a tool, just like tablets, the internet and you know paper and pen. It's what you do with the materials that count. IMO #hacklearning
    • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:41 AM EDT
      16 years ... never married to the textbook ... unless I have a Sub, but that was done more out of necessity that anything ... the textbook sucked or was that old ... now I can see myself pulling from textbook more. #hacklearning
      In reply to @kerisavoca, @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • cybraryman1 Jul 22 @ 8:45 AM EDT
    Need to move away textbooks and try Self Determined Learning https://t.co/xwOV7fEVMm Let students follow their passions. Allow time for Class Discussion, Socratic Seminars, Philosophical Chairs page https://t.co/tEQ77WEeaF Debate page https://t.co/sqmlmCMesK #hacklearning
  • chadw675 Jul 22 @ 8:45 AM EDT
    Textbooks, like any other tool, should never be the sole source of teaching or content...especially in a world where information is so readily available via myriad resources #HackLearning
    In reply to @aprilpatton257
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:45 AM EDT
    Crazy - and it's sad because some of these books have the potential to be great resources. RESOURCES, not the whole curriculum. They do it in college too - one chapter a week and that's the whole syllabus. Lame. I could just stay home and read it. #HackLearning
    In reply to @jcorippo
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:45 AM EDT
    I teach US History ... with 122 standards ... 40 question test ... passing that test is more about luck than how much a student knows. What types of questions will be asked from which time periods. #hacklearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:45 AM EDT
    They told me to be quiet for the rest of the company's presentation lol #HackLearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @DennisDill, @MichaelFullan1
  • mrshowell24 Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
    A2- We need to focus on the student. Meet each ss where they are at. That can be difficult to do with a textbook. We also need to allow students to be producers. I love what @jmattmiller says: #hacklearning
  • AustinELA8 Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
    The crisis in education comes from external factors. Poverty, abuse, and neglect are huge barriers to education on a daily basis. We have a systemic problem in our society. A textbook does not fix that. #hacklearning
  • hartel30 Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
    Potentially yes. But it depends on the experience/training/culture the teachers are in. More time can also equal more time just to pretty up the text by putting it on a smartboard digitally. #hacklearning
    In reply to @MissRKerr
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
    Yes!!! Whether I start from scratch or use my framework, the end result should be a standards-based, purposely planned lesson based on the needs of my students. #HackLearning
    • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
      A1- With respect to MF, That’s like saying I am not a good golfer BC my clubs are just OK. If I had a strong coach and I practice and get feedback I would improve. Lesson plans in an active learning environment creates engagement and retention #hacklearning
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
    YES! #HackLearning
    In reply to @LaurenPorosoff, @RalphCSTEM
  • brianrozinsky Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
    That last sentence, Sylvia, strikes me as true, wise, & often overlooked. #hacklearning
    • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
      I agree ... pre-packaged lesson plans could be a good start for new teachers .... yet many don’t get beyond “turning the page” ... purposeful, excellent planning does take time and coaching #HackLearning
      • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:37 AM EDT
        A1: It's a bit of a generalization, but we can't judge someone else's perspective if they are being honest about their experiences. He's not entirely wrong but I don't blame corporate LPs. I blame a lack of time and breathing room to develop our pedagogy. #HackLearning
        • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:35 AM EDT
          Q1 I've heard @michaelfullan1 say that we have a crisis in education because our pedadgogy is not strong (his research shows we are overly dependent on "corporate lesson plans") - what's your reaction? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • chadw675 Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
    Mark... couldn’t agree more. These are the things no one wants to address. Easy to buy another program, not so easy to fix these other issues #HackLearning
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:47 AM EDT
    In some defense of textbooks - I'll share this: It's better to follow the text when you're unsure of the content. Too many times, I have seen teachers deviate and teach things WRONG. To me - that's worse. #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:47 AM EDT
    There's always something better than a textbook. #HackLearning
    In reply to @DennisDill, @kerisavoca, @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • DebbiSab Jul 22 @ 8:47 AM EDT
    FACTS! #hacklearning
    • AustinELA8 Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
      The crisis in education comes from external factors. Poverty, abuse, and neglect are huge barriers to education on a daily basis. We have a systemic problem in our society. A textbook does not fix that. #hacklearning
  • ChrisBjerklie Jul 22 @ 8:47 AM EDT
    A1. Too much pressure & emphasis is put on test scores. Ensuring students are exposed to grade level standards before the state assessment is causing it. We get rated on how a student tests. Teachers are afraid to take risks due to pressures on students to perform. #HackLearning
  • MissRKerr Jul 22 @ 8:47 AM EDT
    Agree... guess I am just thinking about myself and how much better/creative my lessons are when I bounce ideas in a team! #HackLearning
    In reply to @hartel30
  • timwolffSSD Jul 22 @ 8:48 AM EDT
    Whatever resources you have to or choose to use still require quality planning, instruction, and reflection. What worked? What didn’t? Did my students learn? How do I know? #HackLearning
    In reply to @DebbiSab
  • aprilpatton257 Jul 22 @ 8:48 AM EDT
    I tch in a district that has just adopted a scripted, open source math product. With the "threat" that admin will be ensuring everyone is doing the same thing...I cringe, as I think about what will happen in many classrooms this year. #hacklearning #eloned
    In reply to @chadw675
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:48 AM EDT
    I asked where our adoption's lessons were on Irony. Crickets. Can't satnd the irony!!! #HackLearning
    In reply to @kerisavoca, @DennisDill, @MichaelFullan1
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    It's time for Q3 in one minute. #HackLearning
  • DebbiSab Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    Exactly! It takes a lot of reflection... #hacklearning
    • timwolffSSD Jul 22 @ 8:48 AM EDT
      Whatever resources you have to or choose to use still require quality planning, instruction, and reflection. What worked? What didn’t? Did my students learn? How do I know? #HackLearning
      In reply to @DebbiSab
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    Thanks for contributing to #HackLearning today, Michael. Great insights.
    In reply to @RalphCSTEM, @jcorippo
  • KRScienceLady Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    Computers, textbook , science notebooks are tools they should be designed into the learning plan where they help kid sense-make they are not stand alone in the whole learning experience #HackLearning
  • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    Most are outdated as soon as they are printed #hacklearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @DennisDill, @kerisavoca, @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    That's a conversation that requires more than a tweet. Makes the teacher feel good to "cover" but doesn't increase learning to simply expose students to standards. I'd argue there's a good chance they learn less in that scope/sequence. #HackLearning
    • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:44 AM EDT
      yes, but sometime you have to cover content because ... those are your standards... I have 122 of them. #hacklearning
      In reply to @conniehamilton
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  • BenBo370 Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    I am really looking forward to finding out how “teamy” my new colleagues are! #HackLearning
    In reply to @MissRKerr, @hartel30
  • hartel30 Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    Absolutely. Just can be a shift in thinking that can require support/coaching. #hacklearning
    In reply to @MissRKerr
  • LaurenPorosoff Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    A2 We don’t have to “get through” textbooks as if they were tunnels with a defined beginning, end, and direction. Instead, we can think of them as highway lanes we can move into and out of when it serves our journey. #HackLearning
  • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    A2- paced by standards and rate of student retention. Not driven by textbook companies table of contents #hacklearning
  • ChrisBjerklie Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    Well said, my friend! Hope summer is treating you well! #HackLearning
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
    I use corporate DBQs (Document Based Question) packets they are well put together and allows the students to practice analyzing documents in a guided manner ...then write a written response ... don't even feel a little bit guilty #hacklearning
    In reply to @SylviaEllison
  • kchatbio Jul 22 @ 8:50 AM EDT
    A2: In order to get "over" textbook based pacing, we need to change the goals of education. If we're still functioning to achieve 60+ yo goals, of course our methods will be behind. #hacklearning
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:50 AM EDT
    I agree, but what about professional learning books? When they're used in college courses, they feel like textbooks. On our own time, they feel like great resources. We keep publishing them and promoting them. Is it only a textbook if we make it our curriculum? #HackLearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @DennisDill, @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
  • Jim_dEntremont Jul 22 @ 8:50 AM EDT
    This sounds like the district is saying the content is more important than the students in front of the teachers. #HackLearning
    In reply to @aprilpatton257, @chadw675
  • KRScienceLady Jul 22 @ 8:50 AM EDT
    SylviaEllison you nailed it ! #HackLearning
    • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:46 AM EDT
      Yes!!! Whether I start from scratch or use my framework, the end result should be a standards-based, purposely planned lesson based on the needs of my students. #HackLearning
      • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:40 AM EDT
        A1- With respect to MF, That’s like saying I am not a good golfer BC my clubs are just OK. If I had a strong coach and I practice and get feedback I would improve. Lesson plans in an active learning environment creates engagement and retention #hacklearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:50 AM EDT
    True, but most are not very good. I've found that I could grab a video, article, or other tool off the web that is far superior to anything in the textbook. #HackLearning
    In reply to @aprilpatton257
  • mrshowell24 Jul 22 @ 8:51 AM EDT
    A3: We need to provide ss with personalized learning! The 1st step in moving to this direction is station rotation. Take it little by little to add personalized learning into the class. A step for administrators is adding personalized professional development to ts. #hacklearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jul 22 @ 8:51 AM EDT
    Can someone repost Q2? #HackLearning
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:51 AM EDT
    I have been able to observe some elements of textbooks being developed. It lacks soul - more like a puppy farm. =( Many lessons are "developed" in 1-3 hours. #HackLearning #eduprotocols
    In reply to @MatthewXJoseph, @markbarnes19, @DennisDill, @kerisavoca, @MichaelFullan1
  • LindaEdwardsi Jul 22 @ 8:51 AM EDT
    A2 I think as individuals we have to do what we feel is best for any individual group of students. Try to find as many authentic learning experiences in a subject as you can. #HackLearning
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:51 AM EDT
    Kids need to know there were Presidents between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln ... they may not be talked about a lot, but they were there. #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:51 AM EDT
    That supports the literacy standards as well as your content standards ... as a FL native & tchr, there are way too many “loved” standards by the DOE 🤪 #HackLearning
    • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:49 AM EDT
      I use corporate DBQs (Document Based Question) packets they are well put together and allows the students to practice analyzing documents in a guided manner ...then write a written response ... don't even feel a little bit guilty #hacklearning
      In reply to @SylviaEllison
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:52 AM EDT
    I never saw it... #HackLearning
    In reply to @CoachJonCraig
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:52 AM EDT
    Or what's happened with "corporate beer" or food trucks over the last 10 years - we CAN take this back pretty quickly!! #HackLearning #eduprotocols
    In reply to @YodaPond, @korytellers, @MichaelFullan1
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:52 AM EDT
    And for gen ed students performing at a predetermined pace. Works for 1% of them. What about everyone else? #HackLearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MatthewXJoseph, @markbarnes19, @DennisDill, @MichaelFullan1
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:52 AM EDT
    Thanks for helping us #HackLearning today, Krystal. Appreciate your insights.
    In reply to @kchatbio
  • Jim_dEntremont Jul 22 @ 8:52 AM EDT
    No reason to feel guilty if it is sound and effective. #HackLearning
    In reply to @DennisDill, @SylviaEllison
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:52 AM EDT
    Q3 again: I like to say that all teachers should treat their classroom like a food truck (see the movie Chef or Chef's Table on @netflix) - how could moving from a lockstep approach to lesson benefit S's and T's? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • PrincipalFrench Jul 22 @ 8:52 AM EDT
    Somehow, I missed Qs 2 and 3. #HackLearning
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    I like to say that all teachers should treat their classroom like a food truck (see the movie Chef or Chef's Table on @netflix) - how could moving from a lockstep approach to lesson benefit S's and T's? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • branowar Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    I'm a firm believer in power standards or really power "topics." Like for example, if you understand how a right triangle works, you could almost figure out trig by yourself if you had to. #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • carlameyrink Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    I can't repeat my lessons from year to year - Ss are different, I want to hook them by following their interests. I also want to meet them where they're at. Textbooks are too limiting in this regard. #hacklearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MatthewXJoseph, @markbarnes19, @DennisDill, @kerisavoca, @MichaelFullan1
  • RalphCSTEM Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    A3 Schema development is NOT linear. Students are testing their limits, entering and leaving sense-making, and asking their own questions. All of that is destroyed when we try to impose a lockstep approach. #Freedom #LetThemLearn #HackLearning
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    Same. Help! #HackLearning
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • LaurenPorosoff Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    A3 Thinking flexibly about curriculum helps us respond to our individual students, local and global events, shifting priorities, and new discoveries—all of which helps our students. It also leaves room for us to bring our creativity and insight to our work. #HackLearning
  • brianrozinsky Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    Reflection & dialogue! Increasingly students' voices have role in this process -- rather than single voice of teacher or textbook or education-technology corporation or chorus of textbook editors orchestrated by their publishing conglomerate. #hacklearning
    In reply to @DebbiSab
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    Not disagreeing - but just because you told them there were, doesn't mean they remember or make meaning out of the contributions made between those years. #HackLearning
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • math8LC Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
    Totally agree! And I see both sides as a parent/ teacher. A test at one time does not show Ss or Ts success. I want my Ss to be productive members of society. Will a test score matter after high school? #hacklearning
    In reply to @ChrisBjerklie
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    Not every time ... I have noticed with our new textbook, many of the activities are very similar to those I had created for my learning stations ... it is how we use the textbook/activities that make a difference. #hacklearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @kerisavoca, @jcorippo, @MichaelFullan1
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  • aprilpatton257 Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    And/Or they don't trust the teachers to make sound decisions regarding their students. I will continue to do what I do, put kids first! #hacklearning #ElonEd
    In reply to @Jim_dEntremont, @chadw675
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    AMEN! I love the term #openpedagogy too!! Examples are: #hyperdocs and #3actmath #hacklearning #eduprotocols
    In reply to @YodaPond, @korytellers, @MichaelFullan1, @OERCommons
  • oneandonlyjen10 Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    #hacklearning why be an artist when you could be a con artist lolz jk
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    Never saw question 2 and 3 of #HackLearning 😕
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    Oh, yes. This might need to be a whole #HackLearning chat. Maybe you should moderate that one, Connie. I never based a lesson on a standard, and my kids did great on "the test." #HackLearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • DebbiSab Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    Yes! What Lauren said: #hacklearning
    • LaurenPorosoff Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
      A3 Thinking flexibly about curriculum helps us respond to our individual students, local and global events, shifting priorities, and new discoveries—all of which helps our students. It also leaves room for us to bring our creativity and insight to our work. #HackLearning
  • PrincipalFrench Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    A3) Make sure teachers and students have voice and choice. #HackLearning
  • kchatbio Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    A3: It definitely allows for more personalized learning goals which in my opinion leads to better outcomes. Our kids are unique, so our approach to teaching them should align with that. #hacklearning
  • timwolffSSD Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
    I agree. One thing we have to be aware of is including a number of formative assessments within lessons. Need to know where our students are. Can’t be just a “I’m getting from point A to point B no matter what” mentality. #HackLearning
    In reply to @LaurenPorosoff
  • EduGladiators Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
  • LindaEdwardsi Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    A3 Students benefit from personalized learning. I'm a big fan of Student Choice. I use Choice Boards always so they can decide which response is a good fit for them to show their learning #HackLearning
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    A2: If we’re too busy going by the pacing of a textbook or a curriculum map, then kids are getting left behind and the learning gap widens. Textbooks should only be used as a supplemental resource. (Plus I guarantee most textbooks don’t allow for the 4C’s) #HackLearning
  • carlos_valencia Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    #hacklearning would be a good name for comedy classes.
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    It's the depth vs. breadth dilemma. All teachers face it. #HackLearning
    • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jul 22 @ 8:54 AM EDT
      Oh, yes. This might need to be a whole #HackLearning chat. Maybe you should moderate that one, Connie. I never based a lesson on a standard, and my kids did great on "the test." #HackLearning
      In reply to @conniehamilton
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    A3: I try to meal prep for the week, and sometimes I just want a good ole’ pizza or a cheeseburger. Plans go awry. LIFE goes awry. It’s okay to stray! Ts and Ss will be able to have more FUN and learning won’t be limited! #HackLearning
  • AustinELA8 Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    Students thrive in an environment that allows them choice and voice. Help them master the standards in a way that feels authentic to them. They need a better WHY than because it’s in our textbook. #hacklearning
  • ByrneLearning Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    A3: "Lockstep" is so rigid and predictable. Loosen up, tap in to student interests, your interests, and lessons become... interesting #HackLearning
  • ChadLensman Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    A3: Allows Ts to meet Ss where they are at in their learning while giving Ss Voice in Choice in the process. We are not a factory. We have to be adaptable like we are asking Ss to be. #HackLearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    A3: Moving lessons away from textbook dependency, allows for more practice/exposure to the 4 C's...especially in the creativity area #HackLearning
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:55 AM EDT
    True, but the content does not change ... just how you present it. When I write a lesson plan, I do not write down how it will be implemented to meet the need of every kid (although my Admin probably would love it if I did). #hacklearning
    In reply to @carlameyrink, @jcorippo, @MatthewXJoseph, @markbarnes19, @kerisavoca, @MichaelFullan1
  • KRScienceLady Jul 22 @ 8:56 AM EDT
    We need a learning target ,a goal a standard we are working toward. What is our why and how can we best get there? We needed be about sense-making with students to move student learning forward , #hacklearning what tools will make the experience engaging, meaningful & relevant?
  • Getreal1991 Jul 22 @ 8:56 AM EDT
    Teachers can't teach outside the box & students can't focus inside the box. Finding the right balance can work wonders for our children and make teacher's life easy and more productive as well.#hacklearning
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:56 AM EDT
    A3 As a new tchr, lock-step could be a fantastic beginning - have to walk before run ... but the crime is staying there ... not moving into purposefully planning within & outside the textbook is disgraceful ... #SpringBoard provides me with that opportunity #HackLearning
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:56 AM EDT
    A3: It's all about choice and individuality. You can't assume that everyone in line at a food truck has the same diet. Some can't eat X or are allergic to Y or hate Z. Can't serve only one dish and expect to succeed. #HackLearning
    • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
      I like to say that all teachers should treat their classroom like a food truck (see the movie Chef or Chef's Table on @netflix) - how could moving from a lockstep approach to lesson benefit S's and T's? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • oneandonlyjen10 Jul 22 @ 8:56 AM EDT
    #hacklearning just plead temporary insanity LMAO jk
  • brianrozinsky Jul 22 @ 8:56 AM EDT
    I read 'lockstep,' but my brain substituted 'goosestep.' Not falling into either of those traps seems like a benefit to all learners who value flexibly open-ended, creative, innovative thinking. #hacklearning
    • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:53 AM EDT
      I like to say that all teachers should treat their classroom like a food truck (see the movie Chef or Chef's Table on @netflix) - how could moving from a lockstep approach to lesson benefit S's and T's? #hacklearning #eduprotocols
  • jcorippo Jul 22 @ 8:56 AM EDT
    "you cannot be a chef and work at Mcdonalds or Applyebys" - Jon Corippo I prefer to cook my own lessons and maximize my career. I magine retiring and realizing you've just been a worksheet distributor fo 20+ years. #chilling #HackLearning #eduprotocols
    In reply to @KristenDolen
  • JMitchellELA Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    But why feel compelled to require that important learning be teacher directed from a textbook? There are ways for important content to be learned w/ Ss doing the discovery using hundreds of other avenues. #HackLearning
    In reply to @DennisDill, @conniehamilton
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  • LindaEdwardsi Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    All the questions are here #HackLearning
  • BenBo370 Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    A3. I don't really understand the question. For many people, "lessons" are lockstep. #hacklearning
  • KristenDolen Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    Good point. Teaching and learning is not and should not be a one-size fits all approach. #HackLearning
    In reply to @kerisavoca
  • SylviaEllison Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    Don’t miss Q1 Monday morning 7:30 EST #HackLearning ... so excited to continue the conversation on this topic ... let’s chat all week!! 💜
  • hayes_melisa Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    Hi #HackLearning Melisa from Ohio jumping in soo late & reading responses 😱
  • kerisavoca Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    Yep. Fond childhood memories. "Do Now: Copy the board." 20 mins later: "Good. Now answer questions 1-5 on page 139 in complete sentences." #HackLearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @markbarnes19, @DennisDill, @MichaelFullan1
  • ChrisBjerklie Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    A2. Go beyond the resource. Let the interest and drive of students determine how far you go. Break down processes learned and tie material to what students know. Make it relevant and real. #HackLearning
  • timwolffSSD Jul 22 @ 8:57 AM EDT
    Texts are created to sell books. Within our schools they should be one of many resources we have to help our students learn. #HackLearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @MatthewXJoseph, @markbarnes19, @DennisDill, @kerisavoca, @MichaelFullan1
  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:58 AM EDT
    That sounds like Sub Work. how is reading a segment from a textbook different than reading a segment from a website. what if the questions being asked are the same as what I would ask? Discussion that follows is between me and the kids, but the content prompts it #hacklearning
    In reply to @jcorippo, @kerisavoca, @markbarnes19, @MichaelFullan1
  • MatthewXJoseph Jul 22 @ 8:58 AM EDT
    A2- Few fun Images to think about with our text book chat. #HackLearning
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  • DennisDill Jul 22 @ 8:59 AM EDT
    I find that much of what i do spins around the DBQ thought process ... open ended thoughts and discussion using historical resources ... #hacklearning
    In reply to @SylviaEllison
  • branowar Jul 22 @ 8:59 AM EDT
    A3: Dedication to small group instruction changed the game for me a few years ago. Was easier to "meet 'em where they're at." #hacklearning
    In reply to @hackmylearning, @netflix
  • ChrisBjerklie Jul 22 @ 8:59 AM EDT
    Or 15 years from now? #HackLearning
    In reply to @math8LC
  • aprilpatton257 Jul 22 @ 9:00 AM EDT
    A2 We have to get through certain standards, true, but our Ss interests and needs should play a big role in planning. What/who lies at the center of our instruction? Are we really teaching if Ss aren't engaged? #hacklearning #ElonEd