#mnlead Archive

A Twitter chat for leaders and learners. Sunday evenings at 7:00 CT.

Sunday July 16, 2017
8:00 PM EDT

  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Welcome to #mnlead chat hosted by @kmmorlock and I! Introduce yourself, what you do, & share 1 thing you have chosen to learn this summer!
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Hi Everyone in #mnlead - this is Barbara in Oakland, CA where it's really hot today. Trying to stay cool!! So glad to be here with you.
  • participatechat Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #mnlead by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/AQiIE8qOan
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Hi #mnlead I am Angela a SPED coordinator in a urban school district - I work in the middle and high school
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    GLAD to have you here Barbara! Should be a great convo tonight! #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Waving Hi! Barbara! :) #MNLead
    In reply to @bbray27
  • MrStevenKerr Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Hello #MNlead I'm Steven, a Middle School Principal from Missouri!
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Welcome Steven! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrStevenKerr
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Kory, Elementary Innovations T in Byron, MN. #MNLead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Excited for tonight's #mnlead chat! Hello Barbara!
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Welcome Angela! Look forward to learning with you! #mnlead
    In reply to @angelamirretti
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Waving back to you Kory @korytellers #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Glad to see you Kory!!!! #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hi, This is Kathleen from NH where it was a perfect summer day! Excited to join in the convos abt voice and choice! #mnlead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hello Angela & Kory! Excited for tonight's conversation! #mnlead
  • MinSchroeder314 Jul 16 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Mindy Autism/Behavior consultant from ZED. Learning about traveling soccer & being co-president of PTA. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Greetings Kathleen! It was a fantastic day in MN too! #mnlead
    In reply to @khmmc
  • MsMathHill Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hello! #mnlead I am Crystle a middle school math teacher in CT. I am new to twitter and this is my first Education Chat ever! πŸ™‚
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    thank you happy to be here #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    We love our PTA!!!! Glad you could be here Mindy! #mnlead
    In reply to @MinSchroeder314
  • MrStevenKerr Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Thank you Jen, excited to chat with you and the other awesome educators on #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • _mnteacher Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    I'm Lauren! I will be a first year teacher this fall. I learned how to golf πŸŒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ#mnlead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hi Mindy! Thanks for joining! #mnlead
    In reply to @MinSchroeder314
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Jim Smith, Forest Lake, MN. Classroom assessment and Data #mnlead
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Chad Maxa here from Intermediate District 287 in Plymouth, MN #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Whoop! Whoop! Welcome Crystle! Have fun with this tonight! :) #MNLead
    • MsMathHill Jul 16 @ 8:03 PM EDT
      Hello! #mnlead I am Crystle a middle school math teacher in CT. I am new to twitter and this is my first Education Chat ever! πŸ™‚
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Thanks @jenhegna for inviting me. I'm trying to stay cool so thinking about weather TIES in December -looking forward to convos in #mnlead
    • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT
      GLAD to have you here Barbara! Should be a great convo tonight! #mnlead
      In reply to @bbray27
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Fantastic Crystle! I am sooo excited for you! We will be posting questions soon! #mnlead
    In reply to @MsMathHill
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Howdy Jim! Glad you could visit tonight! Always appreciate your perspective! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Welcome Chad!!!! #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Have you enjoyed learning it? I have tried to like golf, but I get frustrated with it very easily. #MNLead
    In reply to @_mnteacher
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hello #mnlead Michelle, representing Oregon! Instructional coach. Magnificent summer day Here! ❀ voice & choice!
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    This summer I learned that involving Ss in the hiring process for teachers is the ultimate way to increase student voice and choice #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Ditto... Hitting the white ball was my first hurdle. :) #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @_mnteacher
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Thanks, feel the same about your comments, I always learn from them. #mnlead
    • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:04 PM EDT
      Howdy Jim! Glad you could visit tonight! Always appreciate your perspective! #mnlead
      In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    AWESOME Michelle! Glad you could visit tonight! #mnlead
    In reply to @mdeHSD
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Q1) Is voice and choice important in learning? Why? #mnlead
  • patrickjwiggin Jul 16 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    P.J Wiggin, high school social studies and business at St Paul Preparatory School. I learned how to survive a 3.5 week roadtrip! #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @KMMorlock
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Anna, Nature preschool teacher in Prior Lake. I am tackling lots of house projects for the first time this summer. #mnlead
  • MrStevenKerr Jul 16 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1:Ss having a choice on their learning gets buy-in and allows Ss to show what they learned in a way that is comfortable for them #MNlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Since both my husband and I are from out East that is something we have to do every other summer. #NotAVacationForUs #MNLead
    In reply to @patrickjwiggin, @jenhegna, @KMMorlock
  • AdamBrownEDU Jul 16 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1. It is important. Voice and choice allows a more direct path towards engagement. Increased chance of investment #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1: Voice gives learners a chance to share their opinions about something they believe in and builds agency. https://t.co/E0Ah1XJydP #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    1. I think voice & choice reflects view of children as competent and capable individuals. Empowers Ss as a result. #MNLead
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1 because school is abt the Ss so their voice & choice is essential - choice allows for autonomy & we all feel good with autonomy #mnlead
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Businesses listen to their customers, and Ss are our customers. Common sense. Historically we've been bad in this area #mnlead
  • MsMathHill Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: I think choice in learning is very important because it builds responsibility and commitment to learning #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Good evening! Jumping in a bit late. Elyse from Texas. Special Ed and behavior support. #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: Voice and choice are the essential elements in creating learner-centered environments #MNlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: Choice is more than a menu of options: it is moving from participant to becoming a self-directed learne https://t.co/Eh0VH8RGy4 #mnlead
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    #mnlead Hi! Sarah K-5 science in St. Paul, MN
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1) I ALWAYS want a voice and choice in what I learn. Gives me a sense of ownership. Google certification this summer is example. #mnlead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Welcome Elyse! #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 Most definitely yes, it is important. Helps our students feel valued, feel a part of their learning, gives them ownership in it. #MNLead
  • prlowe91 Jul 16 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 It provides a sense of control in lrning that is empowering for students; in a way tchr-directed lrning does not. #MNLEAD
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Welcome Sarah! #mnlead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1. Yes! Choice and voice essential skills in order for students to be active and informed participants in democracy. #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 Voice/Choice allows for students to have power in their learning & take ownership. It gives the pathway for learning to happen. #mnlead
  • MinSchroeder314 Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1) Been interesting to watch Ss with disabilities struggle when given choice. Makes me ?? if we aren't providing training 4 this!! #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1: Every learner needs to have a voice of who they are and how they learn so that can be validated as a learner #MNlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Oooh I like that answer! Active and informed! #mnlead
    • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:10 PM EDT
      A1. Yes! Choice and voice essential skills in order for students to be active and informed participants in democracy. #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1 But I'm going to be honest, I struggle sometimes w/the voice and choice. I give my Ss surveys to fill out each Q to let me know+ #MNLead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    I agree Elyse, student's take more away from learning with their voices present. #mnlead
    In reply to @Hahne_KingEle
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1: If we don't let Ss process out loud then dev voice suffers. Choice is SO imp. If student can demo learning another way- Let them #mnlead
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Shawna from Arizona! I am a Pre-k/kindergarten readiness educator! Excited to be here #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • patrickjwiggin Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1: Voice & Choice are vital. I work with international students, and the language barrier will kill them if I make them passive. #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1: When learners have a voice and choice in learning, they are more confident, are more responsible and own their learning. #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Agreed! It's not a teacher only classroom anymore. Ss have to be heard and appreciated for what they bring. #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    #mnlead A1: I feel valued when my VOICE is heard. Students will feel valued.
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1: They both are very important! #mnlead
    In reply to @patrickjwiggin, @KMMorlock
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    +what they think about the class and what we are learning. By far the one thing that comes across in their opinions? "They want+ #MNLead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    How much choice is provided? It seems like it is something that has to be learned... especially when S's havent had opportunites. #mnlead
    In reply to @MinSchroeder314
  • MrStevenKerr Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    I totally understand, the surveys can give you ideas for the menu of choices for S choice #MNlead
    In reply to @korytellers
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  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    I too have noticed this when Ss move from structured/T directed program to more unstructured, S led nature PreK #MNLead
    In reply to @MinSchroeder314
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    +more free time." Basically they want the whole class to be free time, all the time. #MNLead
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    I see this too - I feel like we enable Ss with disabilities - w/ the best of intentions- that automatically hinders them when older #mnlead
    • MinSchroeder314 Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
      A1) Been interesting to watch Ss with disabilities struggle when given choice. Makes me ?? if we aren't providing training 4 this!! #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    BUT, when given opportunity to get comfortable w/ this format, all Ss thrive with opportunity to take ownership of learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @MinSchroeder314
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: A student is not a vessel to filling, but a vibrant, growing and ever-changing observer of the world. V and C = deep learning #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: Every learner needs to have voice to tell their story and we need to listen! #mnlead
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  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Nature PreK has shown me that while many Ss need structure for predictability, what happens within that structure can be flexible. #mnlead
    In reply to @MinSchroeder314
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Q2) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) VOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1: If Ss truly understand the content they'll have feelings about the medium through which they convey it. Thus, voice & choice. πŸ”‘ #mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Late to the game #mnlead. Amy, tech integration from Austin, MN. This summer I am learning about #futurereadyschools!
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Makes me wonder if our expectations of Ss with disabilities are too low as well. #mnlead
    • MinSchroeder314 Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
      A1) Been interesting to watch Ss with disabilities struggle when given choice. Makes me ?? if we aren't providing training 4 this!! #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Q2 coming up! #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1: Letting go & encouraging voice/choice is tough. But when Ss take more responsibility for learning, the environment is magical. #mnlead
  • ShanaVWhite Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1: It isn't really learning without either. Its compliance and dictation instead. #mnlead
  • _mnteacher Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1 #mnlead for me, they are vital! I love giving choice but it is definitely hard to do
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2: In my world it is their classroom. I am just the guide. So they always have a say. They always have a voice #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    V and C have rarely been a part of the learning experience in school - its been about compliance. Deep cultural change. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1: With proper modeling & guidance V & C create better learning outcomes. It's not a free for all. #mnlead
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Perhaps low, but also with intentions to help sometimes becomes to much support and not enough natural struggle of learning #mnlead
    • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
      Makes me wonder if our expectations of Ss with disabilities are too low as well. #mnlead
      • MinSchroeder314 Jul 16 @ 8:11 PM EDT
        A1) Been interesting to watch Ss with disabilities struggle when given choice. Makes me ?? if we aren't providing training 4 this!! #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2: Give learners a voice (and choice) in how they will master a skill or demonstrate what they know, #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    I think too much structure/T directed also amplifies many of the Ss behaviors. Problem is, Ts often respond w/ more structure... #mnlead
    In reply to @MinSchroeder314
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    I love how you said are just the guide....not the direct instructor. #mnlead
    In reply to @Hudsonwife16
  • prlowe91 Jul 16 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Our focus has to shift from learning content to learning how to learn. Once a S is expert lrnr, the content will come. #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2 Even in my special ed room, Ss have the voice to speak up & to collaborate. They voice their needs & what works best for them. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Do you feel this is something that can happen as early as PK -K? #mnlead
    In reply to @khmmc
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2: We survey and have discussions with Ss to learn about what and how they want to learn, and we simply listen when they share. #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
      Q2) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) VOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    I am just the guide. There is no pressure or expectations #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2: Check out how Paula Ford gives Kindergarteners Voice through PBL --->Agency via @prford5 https://t.co/7F6ft34aSa #mnlead
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2 In our elem school, engaging students in decision-making around the direction of interdisciplinary themes and personal projects.#mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2. The PD we design 4 staff is rooted in their feedback/requests. We are also doing more w/ T led PD instead of admin/speaker led. #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    @Hayne_KingEle Exactly! Every learner can give voice what they need and how they need to learn it! #MNlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Thanks Barbara! I am definitely going to check this out!!! #mnlead
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: Backchannels work well, author's chair and peer feedback, rubric development, est deadlines w/ Ss #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    They could, but then we still really aren't giving them V and C. Because they still HAVE to learn something specific. #MNLead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps
  • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Will. 4th grade T in @SLP_Schools and co-founder of@EdjiNotes. I had a great day at the beach! #mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Listening...the key to almost everything when it comes to voice and choice for learners. #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: Facebook page where Ss asked Qs on what #personalizedlearning means @Inquiryhub via datruss #mnlead https://t.co/unyOj2V0FA
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 maybe this is off base but I think pre-assessment offers S voice in their learning - showing knowledge allows for changes #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
      Q2) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) VOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    I have been thinking alot about S voice lately. Do schools have them on their "leadership" teams? Thoughts? #mnlead
    • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
      A2: We survey and have discussions with Ss to learn about what and how they want to learn, and we simply listen when they share. #mnlead
      • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
        Q2) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) VOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    I love this! I too view my role as a guide as well as co-learner with the Ss. #mnlead
    In reply to @Hudsonwife16, @KMMorlock
  • ShanaVWhite Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: We don't provide or give them anything. All Ss have voices. Our job is to amplify and provide safe space to share it #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    This is key-can be started in the youngest grades. Its our job as educators to take Ss down this road to learning independence. #mnlead
    • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:16 PM EDT
      A1: With proper modeling & guidance V & C create better learning outcomes. It's not a free for all. #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    :) It's something that really gives the students power. No matter the disability, students have a voice. #mnlead
    In reply to @khmmc
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Well then you should start adding the #MNLead hashtag to your responses. ;)
    In reply to @NA_Dellsey
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Yes! Many of us educators have had little training in how the brain learns best, so we could also use training in this area #mnlead
    • prlowe91 Jul 16 @ 8:17 PM EDT
      Our focus has to shift from learning content to learning how to learn. Once a S is expert lrnr, the content will come. #mnlead
  • amberphillipsaa Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    This would be amazing! Curious on how they would incorporate students #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A2 #mnlead one of the ways I give students choice is in @NationalHistory. They get to pick topic, partners, & 1 of 5 categories to present.
    In reply to @KMMorlock, @NationalHistory
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Q3 coming up...#mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    BOOM! Love this Shana! #mnlead
    • ShanaVWhite Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
      A2: We don't provide or give them anything. All Ss have voices. Our job is to amplify and provide safe space to share it #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A2. My classroom is experiential based, so the experiences and interests of the Ss always drive the learning. #mnlead
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Thanks for sharing - play so important for a space for Ks to learn about the power of choice #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27, @prford5
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    When the Ss are interested in what they are learning they take ownership. #mnlead
    In reply to @ADutke
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    In their past free time, what have they done? Was their learning? What do you think they like about free time? #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @NA_Dellsey
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Agreed. And making eye contact while listening. With our youngest learners make sure to get down to their level so your eyes meet. #MNLead
    • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
      Listening...the key to almost everything when it comes to voice and choice for learners. #mnlead
      In reply to @clmaxa
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A2 #MNLEAD. I also like to give choice activities, usually picking from a list of different levels of Blooms.
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Q3) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) CHOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: I never leave answers on the board. Always write what they learned in notebooks. Write their take away. #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
      Q2) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) VOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Do they get an opportunity to decide how they present it as well? #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @KMMorlock, @NationalHistory
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: Check out how @HCPSTinyTech used Passion through Kindness projects so Ss have a voice in learning https://t.co/WVImqIWPVC #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Yes! It should definitely start in the younger grades. All Ss are competent and capable. Even our earliest learners. #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • cybraryman1 Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    My What Students Want page https://t.co/nUQy17bbOd My Student-Centered #StuVoice page https://t.co/l34E825ehD #mnlead
  • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Q2: Ss+Ts+EdTech=So many creative ways for Ss to share their thinking and for Ts to analyze it. Lots of πŸ“šπŸ“š on this topic now, too😍πŸ”₯ #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27, @HCPSTinyTech
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    I agree. History/social studies (my background) demands voice and choice). #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @KMMorlock, @NationalHistory
  • MrStevenKerr Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: Have a menu of choices that you could assess, depending on the level of abilities, you can give more or less choices #MNlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Honestly, they like that they can choose to do anything-that they don't have to learn something specific. They want to play. #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    It would be easy to involve student council, etc with leadership at all levels. We should be doing this. #mnlead
    • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:19 PM EDT
      I have been thinking alot about S voice lately. Do schools have them on their "leadership" teams? Thoughts? #mnlead
      • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:18 PM EDT
        A2: We survey and have discussions with Ss to learn about what and how they want to learn, and we simply listen when they share. #mnlead
        • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:15 PM EDT
          Q2) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) VOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    This looks very cool. What a great way to teach kids how important it is to be kind to others. #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27, @HCPSTinyTech
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Here is Q3! #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:22 PM EDT
      Q3) How do you provide learners (classroom/school) CHOICE in their learning? #mnlead
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Love reading about brain research. Have you read Brain Rules by John Medina out of US? #mnlead
    • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:20 PM EDT
      Yes! Many of us educators have had little training in how the brain learns best, so we could also use training in this area #mnlead
      • prlowe91 Jul 16 @ 8:17 PM EDT
        Our focus has to shift from learning content to learning how to learn. Once a S is expert lrnr, the content will come. #mnlead
  • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2: Ss+Ts+EdTech=So many creative ways for Ss to share their thinking and for Ts to analyze it. Lots of πŸ“šπŸ“š on this topic now, too😍πŸ”₯ #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2 cont. #mnlead I also give Ss a chance to explore missing/absent, or under explored narratives in different units.
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    So then they are learning...that lack of structure is hard for us Ts, but they ARE learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @NA_Dellsey
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: I use emergent curriculum. Their interests. Their learning. You get more engagement when the Ss are interested #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    For the last month I did Makerspace w/3-5 with no specific learning outcomes since it was my 1st time doing it. It was like recess+ #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    And our struggling learners as well. It may even be more important for them - and is often taken from them. #mnlead
    In reply to @ADutke
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3: Let the learners discuss the choices as :Choice is more than a Menu of Options!” #MNlead #plearnchat
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3: Helping learners say how they get to choose by @dellwein at Harrisburg MS, SD https://t.co/1quukU8x4F #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Paper, exhibit board, website, documentary or performance. It's all about #studentchoice. #HistoryDay @MNHistoryDay #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @KMMorlock, @NationalHistory, @MNHistoryDay
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Maybe design should be the end goal? #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MrStevenKerr Jul 16 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A2B:In your exit ticket each day you can put a ? regarding your teaching, ask the Ss what could the I do to make this lesson better? #MNlead
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3 at one point I was creating videos on teaching strategies but instead of me talking or using research I recorded T - T leadership #mnlead
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    But there are specific things for kids to learn. There is a limit yo how ma y choices a teacher can have preped. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    +for them and the kids LOVED it. They couldn't get enough of it. Had I started talking standards, etc. unsure if the love would stay #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    I haven't, so thanks for the tip! Have you read Make it stick? Fantastic book based on years of brain research. #mnlead
    In reply to @mdeHSD
  • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    In K-12, I dont think students are the customers. #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • _mnteacher Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3 #MNLead right now in summer school, I made a BINGO coverall board for writing prompts. Kids get to pick what they write about BUT it's+
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Oh they are, but it might not be what I am "supposed" to cover with my standards. :) #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3 Provide options & tasks specific to Ss. For example, I learned so much abt my Ss through #geniushour & what they're int in. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    LOVE THIS! #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @KMMorlock, @NationalHistory, @MNHistoryDay
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    No, will note that one! Thx #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    What would you do Steven? #mnlead
    In reply to @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    I know, and that is what I struggle with all the time, and question and wonder about. #TheStruggleIsReal :) #MNLead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Is someone keeping tabs on you in terms of standards taught? Or is it more your own litmus for "quality"? #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @NA_Dellsey
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3: Learners of any age can present choices. Their voice is important in driving the learning! #MNlead
  • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3: Playlists, variety of stations. Use @EdjiNotes to collect S feedback on stations. Having say on what isπŸ‘πŸ‘Ž=πŸ’ͺvoice=πŸ”T improvementπŸ” #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3: Check out Design Thinking, UDL, and Makerspaces for STEM/STEAM via @jackiegerstein @bbray27 #mnlead https://t.co/EqPZ9XnF4H
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I disagree. We're there to educate and provide support for them to reach their potential. To me that's a customer. Society benefits. #mnlead
    • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:25 PM EDT
      In K-12, I dont think students are the customers. #mnlead
      In reply to @clmaxa
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3. By trusting the Ss & being intentional about designing the learning environment to support them & their learning choices #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Probably a little bit of both. #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3. We try to avoid punishment/reward systems - students more likely to make authentic learning choices if intrinsically motivated. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3 Choice in learn also requires creative ways of assessing learning for both T and S. There must be evidence of learning #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Yes, this ---> avoid punishment/reward systems - students more likely to make authentic learning choices if intrinsically motivated. #mnlead
    • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:27 PM EDT
      A3. We try to avoid punishment/reward systems - students more likely to make authentic learning choices if intrinsically motivated. #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3. Give Ss choice in everything! Where to sit during circle, snack, where to play, etc If not a good choice, work w/ S to teach why #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3.1 #mnlead Great idea. I did the same thing I a couple of our #MNstudies units. Bingo card set up you hit different levels of Blooms
    In reply to @_mnteacher
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    I get it. We are a product of that traditional factory-style educational mindset. #mnlead Shifting is so hard.
    In reply to @korytellers, @NA_Dellsey
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Evidence of learning should be a choice as well! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    And assess what? Play? #mnlead
    In reply to @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Honestly, I didn't do any challenges, I just let them explore, create, do what they want. It really did seem like a mental recess. #MNLead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Q4 coming soon...#mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A3.2 #mnlead Students also get choice in how many bingos they went to achieve. The more bingos, the deeper learning, the better grade.
    In reply to @_mnteacher
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    It's possible, but not conventional. Observational data. Video/conversational reflections by students etc. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers
  • danpbutler Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Yes @KMMorlock Evidence of how they demonstrate their learning is a choice! #MNlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
      Evidence of learning should be a choice as well! #mnlead
      In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    I may provide shelter to homeless but that doesn't make them my customer. More of a beneficiary. #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3: If you have a classroom culture built on trust and respect, you can encourage choice without problems. Everyone's voice matters! #mnlead
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Maybe. Evaluating a child's capacity to use social/emotional skills to engage in play is something we should be doing. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Is that not why we have learning goals? #mnlead To assess and provide forward feedback?
    In reply to @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3: It is easier for Ss to make menu of choices when outcomes are clearly defined. Ts need to know exactly what they are assessing. #mnlead
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    As long as the evidence demonstrates actual skills or learning that is valuable, I completely agree #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:28 PM EDT
      Evidence of learning should be a choice as well! #mnlead
      In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    With pure play all day, would students be pushed to try new things? Don't know what you don't know. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    I agree. This is where the S/T relationship, and quality assessment practice is so important. Rigorous learning requires mistakes. #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    You know me, I've shifted a lot, but I do still feel like their are "rules" that have to be followed. We have to cover standards. #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    6th grade #MNstudies 7th grade American History (#CHCougars) 7th & 8th grade Current Events. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @KMMorlock, @NationalHistory, @MNHistoryDay
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    @jwalkup I somewhat agree, customers to me sounds so capitalistic, but I agree w/ Chad that Ss = consumers and they are most imp. #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa, @jwalkup
  • RACzyz Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Good point. We talk a lot about "knowing in order to wonder" with students. #mnlead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps, @jenhegna, @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    In K-12, the staff's customer is the Board. And the Board's customer is the community. #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • SupAnger Jul 16 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A3) @jenhegna taught me a ton about completing the feedback loop and affirming teacher choices in PD, great stuff & very powerful #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Maybe... but then we have these little things called standards that we have to meet? Thoughts? #mnlead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps, @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    It'd be interesting to compare this type of "brain break" to go noodle. Similar outcomes but perhaps this has social benefits? #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Q4) What are some useful ways technology can be used to support/enhance voice and choice? Give examples! #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    @korytellers Learner can demonstrate mastery of standards by having choice in how they master it! #MNlead
    • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
      You know me, I've shifted a lot, but I do still feel like their are "rules" that have to be followed. We have to cover standards. #MNLead
      In reply to @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    I hear where you're both coming from, and I guess I use that term because I want to make my point that we need to listen more #mnlead
    • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:31 PM EDT
      @jwalkup I somewhat agree, customers to me sounds so capitalistic, but I agree w/ Chad that Ss = consumers and they are most imp. #mnlead
      In reply to @clmaxa, @jwalkup
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Yes! And not a list of vocabulary words. IDEAS! Need big learning goals when giving VOICE and CHOICE. #mnlead
    • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:30 PM EDT
      A3: It is easier for Ss to make menu of choices when outcomes are clearly defined. Ts need to know exactly what they are assessing. #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    I don't really see it as a brain break though-maybe mental recess is the wrong way to word it. #MNLead
    In reply to @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • SupAnger Jul 16 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A3) Lots of student learning choice options in ZM on WILD (Weather Impacted Learning Days) Days, sure beats Snow Days #mnlead
  • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    It's not so much capitalism, but a power structure. Ss are beneficiaries, not customers, bc they dont answer to students #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @clmaxa
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4: Student Voice Toolbox https://t.co/D6PzyJt1Wo collection of tools to anytime, anywhere learning. #mnlead #stuvoice @soundoutorg
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Yes. We have standards - and they exist for a reason. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A base of knowledge about the world gives Ss a place from which to ask questions. For projects Ss complete a Know/Wonder chart #mnlead
    In reply to @NA_Dellsey, @sbosch_spps, @jenhegna, @korytellers, @amythuesen
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    It's hard to put it into words, but I just think that kids don't get enough truly free choice opportunities in school that for them+ #MNLead
    In reply to @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Do S's have digital choices on those days? #mnlead
    In reply to @SupAnger
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    +this was the best thing ever. You talk about V and C for students. This was it to the max. #MNLead
    In reply to @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    +that are ripe for them to gain that needed knowledge through discovery. It's a difficult balance, though. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @sbosch_spps, @NA_Dellsey, @korytellers
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    And it was way more than just social benefits. #MNLead
    In reply to @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A4 #mnlead easy answer is with surveys that can give Ts greater insight instantaneously.
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Q4! #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:33 PM EDT
      Q4) What are some useful ways technology can be used to support/enhance voice and choice? Give examples! #mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Exactly. For too long Ss didn't have a say in the product/education they were supposed to be buying into. Thus no engagement. #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    I've used @TinyTapit to put mini lessons out for students when S are ready. - Hard to have it all prepped. #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:33 PM EDT
      Q4) What are some useful ways technology can be used to support/enhance voice and choice? Give examples! #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    But could it be a brain break? Would Ss need brain breaks if learning was truly Ss driven with voice & choice? #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A4 We use tech to support learning tasks w/ Ss voice & choice. Tellagami helped w/ how to make icecream. Seesaw-like a collection. #mnlead
  • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A4: Built @EdjiNotes b/c "highlighters&stickynotes" are not enough options for annotating text, images, etc. Easy to share=Voice & πŸ˜ƒ #MNlead
  • RACzyz Jul 16 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3:Ss/Ts pushed boundaries w #HourOfPossibility incl animation cake decorating, video game creation robotics https://t.co/crRmEMenVJ #MNlead
  • SupAnger Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Yes, students have multiple digital and non-digital options on WILD Days #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • JasonSalhaney Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    joining late today. sorry. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A) I have seen T's use technology at stations during daily 5 activities. From Kahn Academy, to subject specific apps #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A4: The tools that can help learners with voice could range from iMovie to BookCreator! #mnlead Like to hear what learners use for voice.
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A4: In flexible learning environments, Ss use tech to work independently to research, write & collaboratively for projects, etc. #mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    That connotation bothers me as well. I think it's contributed to other educational pitfalls. #mnlead
    In reply to @jwalkup, @clmaxa
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A4 #mnlead Students are very savy with technology. Give them a chance to demonstrate understanding in dif ways.
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A4 I would love to do a badge system for teacher PD #mnlead
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A4: For me I wish it was more! At my school I am limited tech. 10 min. per day per child! I know. I know. #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A4b Google text to speech helps my students get their thoughts out w/o struggling to write. Access to tools for Ss success. #mnlead
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Kahn Academy has been interesting...students with choice over when to access tutorials for instruction. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Well, it can't be a brain "break" because I'm a specialist and I have standards to cover in my class. :) But I just don't see+ #MNLead
    In reply to @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A4.1 #mnlead Several treats back, a student asked if they could create their fur traded part in @Minecraft. I said "Sure! Go for it!!"
    In reply to @KMMorlock, @Minecraft
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    One project of V/C I saw was 8th grade student deciding how they were going to educate their community on digital citizenship... #mnlead
  • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    We can treat Ss as beneficiaries & still meet their needs. They can't vote with their feet, so they arent in a customer relationship #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @clmaxa
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A4: tech tools need to be introduced prior to using for v&c. Google suite offers many. Others: iMovie, book creator, todaysmeet #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    +learning every being truly S driven w/ V and C because there are things they HAVE to learn. Does that make sense? #MNLead
    In reply to @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Letting students choose which tech supports their learning is important. Let them produce their own evidence in a variety of ways. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    I have tried this.... It was fun! - but not all T's are motivated by badges. #mnlead
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    As an adult, I still need brain breaks. I take a walk to check my mailbox when I'm stuck on an idea. #mnlead
    In reply to @ADutke, @korytellers, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A4.2 #mnlead With that said... I had no idea what @Minecraft was. What she produced, blew me away!
    In reply to @KMMorlock, @Minecraft, @Minecraft
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Exactly. To me buy-in always feels like compliance. To me this is the enemy of ownership of the learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @clmaxa
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    @Hahne_KingEle Learner success should be the outcome we are seeking when giving voice! #mnlead #plearnchat
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A4. Tech allows me (and Ss!) to capture the learning in action and share it with parents. Essential when learning happens outside #Mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    THIS IS AWESOME! I had a T do a writing project on this very concept! #mnlead
    • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:38 PM EDT
      A4.1 #mnlead Several treats back, a student asked if they could create their fur traded part in @Minecraft. I said "Sure! Go for it!!"
      In reply to @KMMorlock, @Minecraft
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Jen knows this already, I was one of those Ts not motivated by badges, but for the ones that were, they LOVED it! :) #MNLead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • angelamirretti Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    I am new to my district so it is something I'm not going to jump into, but I do want to explore it #mnlead
    • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
      I have tried this.... It was fun! - but not all T's are motivated by badges. #mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Yes. Makes total sense. I worry about the pendulum swinging too far one way. i.e. total free play vs. factory style teaching. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @NA_Dellsey
  • SKwikkel Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Get your picture taken w/ Ricco Flamingo at #EdCampSurfIA this Thursday! Register here! https://t.co/bAFLSzatHB #iaedchat #mnlead #edchat
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A4: Check out the Padagogy Wheel v5 https://t.co/nwiJzJBxZP for tools to support learning https://t.co/nwiJzJBxZP #mnlead
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Makerspaces can be a Choice in how to show learning. My students showed life cycle of a frog- notebook, makerspace, iPad, Legos #mnlead
    In reply to @ADutke, @korytellers, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A4 #mnlead when you can bring your learning to a greater audience then just your classroom, student learning becomes more meaningful.
    • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:40 PM EDT
      A4. Tech allows me (and Ss!) to capture the learning in action and share it with parents. Essential when learning happens outside #Mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    I know, I struggle w/it as both a T and a P, so hard to know what the right balance is. Not easy at all. #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @ADutke, @sbosch_spps, @NA_Dellsey
  • RACzyz Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A4: Ss VOICE/CHOICE can be shared using @flipgrid Have Ss share vision 4 school! Take the #FlipgridChallenge https://t.co/1MkuhqUTYs #MNlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Have you ever used tech to share learning outside of classroom/P's? #mnlead
    In reply to @ADutke
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    This is fantastic. #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Definitely!! What an awesome experience for Ss too! Standards do throw a curve in learning being truly V & C. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • SKwikkel Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Good evening #mnlead! Join Ricco Flamingo at #EdCampSurfIA July 20th! https://t.co/bAFLSzatHB #plaea ##mschat #futureready
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Since I'm in two buildings I can't do that so that is why I am doing Makerspace during my class time. #MNLead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps, @ADutke, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A4 #mnlead. Spot-on. Students will amaze you with what they can produce when they know exactly what tools they can already succeed with.
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
      Letting students choose which tech supports their learning is important. Let them produce their own evidence in a variety of ways. #mnlead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Q5) Think about current PD offerings in your school, where is your school’s PD on the CHOICE continuum? Provide examples! #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    But it sounds like what you did was the best of both worlds (V & C while covering standards). #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    A4. Tech provides opportunities for expression outside of two dimensions. Audio, video, etc. open up worlds of expression. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Q5! #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      Q5) Think about current PD offerings in your school, where is your school’s PD on the CHOICE continuum? Provide examples! #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I WISH I could be there! This is an AWESOME Edcamp! And for those in Southern MN it is not a far drive at all! #MNLead
  • sbosch_spps Jul 16 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I struggle as well. Worry students will reinforce misconceptions and not be introduced to new ideas. #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @korytellers, @ADutke, @NA_Dellsey
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A5: Looking forward to the responses to this Q. Are your schools using the Continuum of Choice?#MNlead
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A5: We are in transition. We had 5 teachers in the last 2 weeks with our director gone. I wish I could answer this #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    In my case it means wondering aloud/asking questions that lead to child incorporating my targeted skills/standards. + #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A4: As much as I love tech options some Ss desire pencil/paper/markers. That is a choice too!#mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A5: Professional Learning Journey Infographic https://t.co/13jO33yk3H #mnlead choose from 300 microcredentials @digitalpromise
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Ss do vote with their feet, and that is why there is an achievement gap. #mnlead
    • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:39 PM EDT
      We can treat Ss as beneficiaries & still meet their needs. They can't vote with their feet, so they arent in a customer relationship #mnlead
      In reply to @amythuesen, @clmaxa
  • RACzyz Jul 16 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A5: We need to push professional learning to a new level using CHOICE! Try these strategies to switch up meeting culture #4OCF #MNlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A5) Some proud PD moments (as a adjunct) was my grad students at the advocate level. Check their work --->https://t.co/hyVfjwYYj3 #mnlead
  • khmmc Jul 16 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Who is using micro credentials in your schools! #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27, @DigitalPromise
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    +Doesn't interfere with what S is doing/interested in, experience still authentic. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @sbosch_spps, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Hmmm... I don't think that's how the phrase "vote with their FEET" works. 😎 #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A5: Does your current PD involve #edcamps or #Twitter chats? This is where Ts move to co-designer and advocate level. #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Trying to participate in #mnlead but have WAY too many side conversations going on. :)
  • RACzyz Jul 16 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Going to try badges this upcoming year to promote new learning! #mnlead
    In reply to @khmmc, @bbray27, @DigitalPromise
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5 In my schools & surrounding districts, learners are encouraged to do PD. Personally, I've sought out PD that is meaningful for me #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    True, and I think with V & C, Ss should be able to take care of needs as needed - indiv brain breaks, move around, get a drink, etc. #mnlead
    In reply to @sbosch_spps, @korytellers, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • jwalkup Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    But seriously, theyre not free to vote with their feet because the school can penalize them. Not a customer relationship. #mnlead
    In reply to @clmaxa
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5) Little Falls school district (mn) has an amazing Teacher Genius Hour program that includes board credentials #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Yes, this---> always love the examples from @RACzyz and this graphic provides great examples of #choice #mnlead
    • RACzyz Jul 16 @ 8:45 PM EDT
      A5: We need to push professional learning to a new level using CHOICE! Try these strategies to switch up meeting culture #4OCF #MNlead
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Currently go to all the #edcamps I can and use twitter daily. #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27
  • Simon_Tyler1 Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5 Ts are designers/advocates, I think. They create a yearlong PD on agreed topics of study for the year. #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5 #mnlead our district #SocialStudies dept does a good job of offering choices of PD throughout the year. @SPPS_News
    In reply to @KMMorlock, @SPPS_News
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5. I think our PD is solidly in Designer. Our Ts have a lot of choice in how, when, what they learn, ex=online, edcamp-style, PLC #mnlead
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Here comes Q6...#mnlead
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A5: PD- Classroom gallery walks- showcase what u want on given topic; tech cafe- go where u want 2 learn; T PD based on interest #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A5.2 #mnlead Many of the choices are lead by teachers, which provides an extra level of authenticity and relevance. @SPPS_News
    In reply to @KMMorlock, @SPPS_News, @SPPS_News
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    I have heard of this and need to learn more about it. It sounds like the mature version of what we are trying. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Q6) Share an idea or two on how you can move your PD (self/school) to the next level(s) on the continuum? #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    We're on twitter #NaturePreK and facebook. My brain always intends to get back to blogging, but I can't seem to find that grove... #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    What if what they want to learn is not in your menu of options? Is there another pathway? #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A5: Do your teachers create their own personal professional learning plan? This could be how #choice drives their learning. #mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Great questions tonight, thanks for the organized moderation of this chat! #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A5: Designer, advocate. MN credential system means Ts can't get credit for much beyond "Desinger." And yet, here we are! Go #MNlead! πŸ˜ƒ πŸ’―
  • twoguysde Jul 16 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A5: 1 thing is clear.. PD should reflect our expectations for the classroom. no more talking our ears off for 3hrs about engagement #mnlead
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Mature? Sorry, that just made me chuckle.πŸ˜‚ #MNLead
    In reply to @amythuesen, @jenhegna
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    I seen your school. I thought it was FANTASTIC! PreK students had a ton of voice and choice in their learning! #mnlead
    In reply to @ADutke
  • Hudsonwife16 Jul 16 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6: Follow the amazing words from @burgessdave @burgess_shelley n @BethHouf #Tlap #LeadLap its the only way to go #mnlead
    In reply to @KMMorlock, @burgessdave, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Thanks! Fired up about the great conversations! #mnlead
    In reply to @amythuesen
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Direct participation and side convos have their place in chats. Often the convos go deeper. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A6 #mnlead I need 2get more of my lessons, worksheets & ideas on line, so others can borrow, tweak, ask questions, adapt & make them better
    In reply to @KMMorlock
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Do you think the district needs a guiding goal/initiative for their professional learning plan? #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Agree 100%! :) #MNLead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • clmaxa Jul 16 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A6: District and school leaders collab with Ts to identify what practices actually work, and then collab to implement #mnlead
    • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:49 PM EDT
      Q6) Share an idea or two on how you can move your PD (self/school) to the next level(s) on the continuum? #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A6: Taking some risks by starting a podcast show to learn from others: Conversations on Learning https://t.co/82wthKrSaq #mnlead #love2learn
  • RACzyz Jul 16 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    We need all Educators to #RevolutionizePD I write abt many strategies to do this in my upcoming book! check it out! #4OCF #MNlead
  • MsColeSCPS Jul 16 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Have to remember we learn when we play. It's an engaged form of learning. #MNLead
    In reply to @korytellers, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A6: Many times we neglect try it out and report back. 😭 #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Yes, this ---> Designer, advocate. MN credential system means Ts can't get credit for much beyond "Designer." @WillStewartIV #mnlead
    • WillStewartIV Jul 16 @ 8:51 PM EDT
      A5: Designer, advocate. MN credential system means Ts can't get credit for much beyond "Desinger." And yet, here we are! Go #MNlead! πŸ˜ƒ πŸ’―
  • MrDataGuy Jul 16 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    I made a career out of this. My masters program had one focus, I had my own working focus - Assessment. Got what I wanted. #mnlead
    In reply to @bbray27
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A6)Teacher Passion Projects. Time provided for development/action/reflection. Then a gallery walk/presentation for others to learn #mnlead
  • senne_jason Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A5. We offer common planning time with tech and inst. coaches. Sessions focus on building initiatives and department choices. #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A6 Have your school/district host a teacher lead edcamp. Provide options & Ts take the lead. No more sit and listen. Engage/learn #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Wonderful! There is so much that we learn from playing.. Thanks @MsColeSCPS #mnlead
    • MsColeSCPS Jul 16 @ 8:54 PM EDT
      Have to remember we learn when we play. It's an engaged form of learning. #MNLead
      In reply to @korytellers, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Last question coming up! #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    I'm all for this @SPPS_News! #mnlead
    • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
      A6)Teacher Passion Projects. Time provided for development/action/reflection. Then a gallery walk/presentation for others to learn #mnlead
  • woodard_julie Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A6cultivate your PLN 🚜 #mnlead
  • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A6) I would love to have our entire staff be part of strategic planning somehow. Right now it's just faculty council. #mnlead
  • ADutke Jul 16 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A6 Our district has been moving towards more voice & choice for PD. Looking forward to early childhood being included this year #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    CTA How do/will YOU influence voice/choice in your classroom/schools? Respond via twitter or flipgrid! https://t.co/O6yEeJ9oqr #mnlead
  • woodard_julie Jul 16 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Q6first steps to create change #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    I want a copy - need to have a conversation with you @RACzyz about #4OCF #MNlead I constantly learn from you!! Thank you!
  • mdeHSD Jul 16 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Why is there such a stigma attached to play? Besides parents, it's our other first teacher! #mnlead
    • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:56 PM EDT
      Wonderful! There is so much that we learn from playing.. Thanks @MsColeSCPS #mnlead
      • MsColeSCPS Jul 16 @ 8:54 PM EDT
        Have to remember we learn when we play. It's an engaged form of learning. #MNLead
        In reply to @korytellers, @amythuesen, @NA_Dellsey
  • KMMorlock Jul 16 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    This is an excellent graphic. The power of learning from each other is so great! #mnlead
    In reply to @woodard_julie
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Also - If you want to respond to this flipgrid later this week - we can certainly use it as a slow chat all week! #mnlead
  • woodard_julie Jul 16 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    A6 begin with 5Cs #mnlead
  • bbray27 Jul 16 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Yes, this ---> it is important that all stakeholders have a voice in the mission/vision for the school. @amythuesen #mnlead
    • amythuesen Jul 16 @ 8:57 PM EDT
      A6) I would love to have our entire staff be part of strategic planning somehow. Right now it's just faculty council. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Jul 16 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    I think this is one I will put on my list too! @RACzyz #mnlead
  • MsColeSCPS Jul 16 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    It's finding the time & the means to have Ss & Ts share & consolidate the learning that is difficult. #MNLead
    In reply to @bbray27
  • korytellers Jul 16 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Because it's not "real learning." Honestly, I'm not sure, but I do think the many standards for Ss are part of the stigma. #MNLead
    In reply to @mdeHSD