#5thchat Archive

#5thchat is for people interested in chatting about topics in education, especially as they relate to Grade 5. The goal is to connect people who enjoy learning & sharing, plus supporting & creating partnerships worldwide!

Tuesday July 3, 2018
8:00 PM EDT

  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    #5thchat is starting up as we begin discussing Blended & Personalized Learning. Please Introduce yourself by sharing your name, role, & where you are from!
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Hello! My name is Luke. I am a 5th grade teacher in Indiana. Excited to talk and learn about blended and personalized learning! #5thchat
  • tikaee Jul 3 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hello #5thchat, Tika from Las Vegas,NV. Excited to be here😊
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hi! Tracey, teaching 5th in SC as of August. Returning to 5th after 15 years in younger grades. #5thchat
  • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    #5thchat Hi there! My name is Leslie and I'm a 5th grade teacher in San Jose, CA.
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hi all- Danielle here- 5th grade ELA & Science teacher in SC. #5thchat
    In reply to @Mrs_H5th
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jul 3 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hi #5thchat! I'm Paul, a 5th grade teacher (soon-to-be 4th grade teacher) from Arlington Heights, IL. Great topic tonight!
  • AdamBrownEDU Jul 3 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hi! Adam from Virginia Beach. Dean of Students. Excited to be here tonight! #5thchat
  • MsMonf Jul 3 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    #5thchat Hi! My name is Emma! I'm a fourth grade teacher in New York and it's my first time participating!
  • Teachintjay Jul 3 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hi #5thchat I'm Terry. I'm honored to teach 4th grade in a wonderful school system in South Alabama. #BaldwinProud
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Question 1 is coming your way in 1min! #5thchat
  • msweisenbeck Jul 3 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Kellie from Virginia Beach- ITS! But always a teacher first! #5thchat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    The Learning Accelerator reporting in for #5thchat! We work transform K-12 education by catalyzing high-quality blended learning, and we hope to be able to provide some helpful and free resources on tonight's chat!
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Idk you were going to 4th! I am doing a 4/5 combo this year! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Q1. What is your personal definition of Blended Learning? #5thchat
  • Dale_Chu Jul 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    HAPPENING NOW: @Mrs_H5th moderating a chat on blended learning. Follow along at #5thchat!
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jul 3 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Awesome! Always loved 4th grade (ever since student teaching in 4th). Very excited about next year! I'm sure I'll be picking your brain for ideas!!! :) #5thchat
    In reply to @Mrs_H5th
  • tikaee Jul 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A2 My definition of blended learning is incorporating technology and in-person learning. The tech should incorporate differentiated activities. The rigor should be there for all Ss. #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: I will admit that I am rookie when it comes to blended learning. I define it as an integrated form of education where there is an online portion that supports the instruction in the classroom #5thchat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1. We define blended learning as the strategic integration of in-person learning with technology to enable real-time data use, personalized instruction, and mastery-based progression. We have a few infographics to make the explanation easier: https://t.co/UmTvvOTDVB #5thchat
  • Teachintjay Jul 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1: My personal definition of blended learning is to integrate technology, where it fits, into everyday classroom routines and assignments. It puts anything on the table if Ss will benefit. #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1. To me, Blended Learning is a framework were students are empowered through their choices (time,place,path & pace) in a combination of personalized digital and face-to- face settings! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    The data plays such an important role in creating those personalized experiences! #5thchat
    In reply to @LearningAccel
  • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    #5thchat I think Blended Learning is finding a balance between Ss learning through Technology and more traditional methods. It also includes lots of student CHOICE and personalized instruction and pace.
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 blended learning is combo of teacher led/ student led learning using tech to offer choice, increase collaboration, creativity, critical thinking & communication. Learning at their pace and on their level #5thchat
  • assignmenthelp Jul 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    10 Best Essay Writing Tips That Every Master’s Student Must Know https://t.co/DMNR6vCtAd #ASCDL2L #busedu #DI4ALL #edulive #2ndaryELA #5thchat #kidscancode #mdedchat #nced #pblchat #profchat #sced
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Yes!! Students should have some element of control over time, place, path, & pace! #5thchat
    • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:09 PM EDT
      #5thchat I think Blended Learning is finding a balance between Ss learning through Technology and more traditional methods. It also includes lots of student CHOICE and personalized instruction and pace.
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Yes that why I loved #LearnLAP so much! Blended Learnings + Student - Led Classroom = win win! #5thchat!
    In reply to @lkedmccoll
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Question 2 is up in 1min! #5thchat
  • msweisenbeck Jul 3 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1- Blended learning is finding a creative mix and balance of using different approaches including face2face, and technology #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Agreed. Engage, enhance, and extend! #5thchat
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Q2. How can you adapt existing blended learning models to personalize learning for your students? #5thchat
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1 - To quote Alice Keeler, "Paperless is not a pedagogy." Blended learning is taking the best format for that task, whether that is digital or analog, and balancing the two. #5thchat
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Student Choice leads to increased engagement and empowerment #5thchat
    • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:08 PM EDT
      A1. To me, Blended Learning is a framework were students are empowered through their choices (time,place,path & pace) in a combination of personalized digital and face-to- face settings! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1. #BlendedLearning is Face-to-face instruction blended with digital learning where Ss have some control over time, place, path, and pace & the modalities along each students path are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. #5thchat
  • MsMonf Jul 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    #5thchat A2 Based on individual classroom and student strengths, teachers can choose meaningful technology and student centered approaches that enhance student learning and play on the students' strengths. I try not to pick technology just for the sake of having technology.
  • Teachintjay Jul 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2:We've come to rely on Discovery Education for videos related to our content areas as well as for our genius hours While it's important for elementary Ss to learn to read it's important for us to teach them how to analyze and synthesize information presented diffntly #5thchat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2. Often, BL/PL models vary based on how a district defines and uses it -- and that's OK! We talked to ed leaders across the country and heard from them on what it's like to adopt existing models vs. pick and choose. Lots of good insights here: https://t.co/uqXcLSeHmc #5thchat
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Synthesizing information is such a challenging, yet important task for kids to learn! #5thchat
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    #5thchat A2: I use a lot of Hyperdocs, Choice Boards, and Tech programs that can level the content such as Newsela, Digital ReadWorks, etc. I like that I can assign to groups in Google Classroom, too. Same assignment - different levels.
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2 1st know your Ss to relate to them, build playlists & learning menus w choice, create open ended assignments that allow for creativity & multiple responses based on Ss interests. Many ways to problem solve & share. No more one size fits all model #5thchat
    • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:12 PM EDT
      Q2. How can you adapt existing blended learning models to personalize learning for your students? #5thchat
  • tikaee Jul 3 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2 We have used @ReadWorks and @Newsela to differentiate reading levels and to build background knowledge. #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Question 3 will be posted in 1min! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2. Flipped- embed flipped lessons within Ss playlists Individual Student Playlists- design Ss playlist based on assessment data. Create modules/assignments for the whole year so that Ss can move at their own pace. Flex Fridays- remediation, enrichment & Ss conferences #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    That is a crucial skill to teach students. Students at a younger age have a hard time learning how to watch a video for learning versus watching it for enjoyment #5thchat
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Q3. What is the role of the teacher in a blended learning environment? What is the role of the students? #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Great information. Thanks for sharing! #5thchat
    In reply to @LearningAccel
  • msweisenbeck Jul 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2- This is where #edtech becomes an amazing tool! Hyperdocs are a great way to differentiate instruction. I have also used #quests in @classcraftgame, and @goformative to allows students take different paths based on choice and need. #5thchat
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3: The role of the teacher in a blended learning environment is like a coach. Sometimes you need to address the whole time, most of the time you need to work with small groups or 1:1. #5thchat
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A3 Ts are cheerleaders & faciltators, helping to generate ideas as needed, offering feedback. Ss are teachers, problem solvers, critical thinkers, collaborators, communicators, researchers, etc...the list goes on. They are working harder than me #5thchat
    • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
      Q3. What is the role of the teacher in a blended learning environment? What is the role of the students? #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    My district is 1:1, we utilize @Achieve3000 for informational texts at various lexiles! I also love @khanacademy for math! I would love to add in something for my students to learn a 2nd language during genius hour! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Agreed! Model, Model, Model! @edpuzzle has some great PD for teachers and students to walk them through modeling expectations and practice! #5thchat
    • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:18 PM EDT
      That is a crucial skill to teach students. Students at a younger age have a hard time learning how to watch a video for learning versus watching it for enjoyment #5thchat
      In reply to @Teachintjay
  • tikaee Jul 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3 The role of the T is to be a support system for the Ss. Ts need to make sure Ss are owning their learning through tech not just doing it for compliance. Ss need to be reflective to determine what they need to own their learning. Blended learning is more Ss centered. #5thchat
    • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:19 PM EDT
      Q3. What is the role of the teacher in a blended learning environment? What is the role of the students? #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    I agree 100%! Students should be heavy lifters in their education as well. Teachers are there to help guide and encourage them through adversity! #5thchat
    In reply to @lkedmccoll
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Adding most of my work is up front building relationships and building meaningful activities for Ss. They take the lead in the classroom & run with it. #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    I love using @SymbalooEDU to create my students personalized pathways for their playlists! #5thchat
  • Teachintjay Jul 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: In a blended learning environment, the T is the facilitator and the S is the active participant. Ts jump in with minilessons while Ss work collaboratively or independently. T floats, questions, and sprinkles "thought nuggets." #5thchat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3. One of the most dynamic aspects of BL/PL is the adaptable nature of the roles of teachers and students. Teachers support, help engage, provide guidance, and can lead students who, in turn, become the educators, analysts, and drivers of their learning experiences. #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    I have not used @SymbalooEDU yet. I will have to look into it. Thanks! #5thchat
    In reply to @Mrs_H5th, @SymbalooEDU, @SymbalooEDU
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    Question 4 coming your way in 1min! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Q4. How can you redesign the learning space to support blended learning? #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3. The teacher creates personalized learning experiences for Ss, observes/confers, provides targeted small-group instruction, personalized feedback, & the next pathway for students when they are ready. #5thchat
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4: Flexible seating is great for allowing students to move to work with groups or alone as needed. I love having tables and individual spaces available based on what they prefer. #5thchat
  • msweisenbeck Jul 3 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3- The T is the facilitator, cheerleader, sounding board, support, guide. The S is the creator, investigator, questioner, persuer. #5thchat
  • MsMonf Jul 3 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    #5thchat I think having a variety of flexible spaces that could be used in ways to socially enhance learning could help facilitate blended learning. Students can collaborate while utilizing technology or work independently depending on the needs of the task.
  • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    #5thchat A4: Our District has been rolling out flexible furniture. I was resistant at first, but am slowing coming along. I'm still old-school enough to want each kid to have a desk! But . . . we have various learning spaces defined and Ss move around a lot.
  • Teachintjay Jul 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4: My district has been one-to-one since 2014, so I've redesigned my learning space to accommodate. One thing I've noticed happen kind of on its on is Ss naturally move to where they're most comfortable to work. Flexible seating came on its own without any help from me #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4: I think the most critical component to a learning space is that it is adaptable. My room often changes organization throughout the day depending on the different events of that day/time period. #5thchat
  • msweisenbeck Jul 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A5- Flexible Seating and student choice! Depending on task or learning objective, Ss move to their best work areas. That varies with how they want to work! Flexibility is key! #5thchat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4. 2 considerations here: physical space in which Ss learn & the time in which Ss are given "space" to learn. There are numerous strategies for both, from modular furniture to dedicated time blocks. Hope these strategies from BL/PL schools help! https://t.co/cDy5rkQrHE #5thchat
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4 allow collaborative & individual spaces for Ss, recording space for videos, allow movement w/in & outside the classroom. Would ❤️ a green screen & additional recording resources. Can’t wait to hear everyone else’s thoughts #edtech #wishlist #5thchat
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Last year I took the plunge on flexible seating. I had enough space and furniture available that every kids could have a "home base" and still have options for other places to sit. My new classroom is a bit smaller though. #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A4. I love flexible seating! My classroom changes throughout the year for a variety of projects and lessons. #5thchat Below we transformed my classroom into a speakeasy for our Harlem Renaissance themed poetry unit!
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Mine as well! Flexible/alternative seating became my go to! #5thchat
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Question 5 coming your way in 1min! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A4. It is important in to include individual space, collaborative space, and a teacher directed space with your classroom. Students should have choice! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Q5. What teaching practices are getting in the way of effective blended learning? #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Yes, collaborative & individual spaces are so important! It is equally important to model each spaces intention to promote productive choices! #5thchat
    In reply to @lkedmccoll
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A5: Grading can be challenging when students are doing lots of different kinds of work. #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A5. Whole Group Instruction, Delivering Content One Way, & Assigning the Same Tasks for All Students has got to STOP! Personalized and meaningful learning paths are where you get student gains! #5thchat
  • Teachintjay Jul 3 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A5: What gets in the way of effective blended learning? Lecture (sit and get) Traditional textbook assgts Straight Rows and Quiet Classrooms to name a few #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Agreed and taking the time to provide personalized feedback to students. That is my personal goal this upcoming school year! #5thchat
    • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
      A5: Grading can be challenging when students are doing lots of different kinds of work. #5thchat
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5 lack of tech training, resources, textbook regurgitation, Ts afraid to change, or doing what they’ve always done, many speculations here #5thchat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A5. There's a danger to prescriptive teaching methods that can do more harm than good, and BL/PL can aim to address that. If something isn't resonating with Ss in a single format, it's worth exploring other modalities and formats. One size definitely does not fit all Ss! #5thchat
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Teaching & learning IS NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL! Make it meaningful, rigorous, & offer CHOICE. #5thchat
    • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:34 PM EDT
      A5. Whole Group Instruction, Delivering Content One Way, & Assigning the Same Tasks for All Students has got to STOP! Personalized and meaningful learning paths are where you get student gains! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A6. Targeted Small Group Guided Instruction, One-on-One Conferencing, Interventions/Progress Monitoring, Observing Student Progress, and Providing Feedback are all great uses of face-to-face instructional time! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Question 6 coming up in 1min! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Q6. What is the best way to utilize face-to-face instructional time? #5thchat
  • msweisenbeck Jul 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A6- Sometimes its the "required tasks," those things that the district, or state say must be done. Sometimes it is time- This is why sharing between Ts is so important! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A6. Targeted Small Group Guided Instruction, One-on-One Conferencing, Interventions/Progress Monitoring, Observing Student Progress, and Providing Feedback are all great uses of face-to-face instructional time! #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6: Providing feedback, conferencing, progress monitoring, and reteaching is a great way to spend face-to-face time. #5thchat
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6 feedback, feedback, feedback. Modeling, talking, reading, modeling, and more feedback #5thchat
  • Teachintjay Jul 3 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A6: The best way to utilize instruction time is to know your goal/objective and to be laser guided focused. Make it count. #5thchat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A6. In-person time with Ss is integral to PL/BL and can be adapted to Ss and school needs. It can be structured flexibly to maximize the amount of individual and/or small-group attention Ss receive, allow them to work at their own pace and on differentiated content. #5thchat
  • msweisenbeck Jul 3 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A6- Small, flexible groups! Student conferences- This is more powerful than whole group lectures! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Question 7 coming up in 1min! #5thchat
  • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    #5thchat Modeling, mini-lessons, student work conferences/monitoring. Make sure it is effective face-to-face time.
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Q7. What is the best way to use digital learning opportunities to personalize instruction? #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A7. Mini Lessons Recorded Read Alouds Recorded Think Alouds Recorded Instructions for Complex Tasks Providing Examples/Non Examples Vocabulary Review Model Peer Evaluations/Rubrics App Tutorials Logistics/Process Videos #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A7. Individual Playlists: Tailored to meet individual students’ needs Data driven to close gaps Station Rotation: Small Group Instruction Balanced Literacy Maximize Instructional Time #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Love these! #5thchat
    In reply to @lkedmccoll
  • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A7 view the data frequently, daily when working w Ss. Adapt accordingly ❤️ programs like ALEKS, achieve3000, noredink also important to not overkill such programs- have Ss reflect on their learning #5thchat
  • MsMonf Jul 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    #5thchat A7 I love the idea of creating digital resources to help support student work. Teachers can create videos that students can refer back to at home and at school. Tech can also be used as a way for students to demonstrate their learning in new creative ways.
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    You guys are making me sad that my new school isn't 1:1! Station rotations are probably going to be my go to model most days. #5thchat
  • luke_bremer Jul 3 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    I agree that it is important not to overkill programs. We can't forget important pedagogical practices such as reflection, co-use, etc. #5thchat
    In reply to @lkedmccoll
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Question 8 coming your way in 1min! #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Q8. How can you rethink your daily/weekly schedule to leverage blended opportunities? #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A8. Daily Schedule - Utilize individual playlist model while integrated flipped lessons within playlists. Weekly - Flex Friday to utilize the flex model for student to take their own path as I progress monitor, complete interventions, pull remediation groups #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A8. I am also transitioning from a bock schedule to a individual and collaborative schedule. Sample: 8:00 - Begin to arrive; work on playlists 8:30 - Morning Meeting 9:00 - Enhancements 9:45 - Collaborative Project (Reading/S.S.) 10:45 - Personalized Playlists #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jul 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    TOPIC: "Effectively Engaging our English Learners" Please join @MrsSpinasClass next TUESDAY at 7pm Central for #5thchat! All grades welcome! #edchat #education #edtech #k12 #tlap #LearnLAP #ELLchat #ELL #langchat #bilingual #1stchat #2ndchat #3rdchat #4thchat #6thchat #mschat
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A8. Going to give a shout-out here to a NYC high school doing really innovative work around scheduling. Ss follow custom curriculum, and educators and school leaders follow a master schedule designed to maximize human-to-human contact through a three-block schedule. #5thchat
  • lkedmccoll Jul 3 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A8 use pretests to meet Ss where their at, only use while group instruction when needed, otherwise use rotational model (play lists and menus) based on Ss need. Plan with other Ts and adapt to fit needs of your class. Work smarter not harder #5thchat
  • acurriculumnerd Jul 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A8: Don't schedule for down time. Instead, have some things that can be worked in in small spurts. I gamify my classroom, and like to have side quests available kids can work on whenever they finish other assignments early. #5thchat
  • LeslieLong67 Jul 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    #5thchat A8: We have adopted #EduProtocols so we can increase proficiency quickly with more "reps". This opens up more time for PBL, Genius Hour, Lit. Circles, etc. Bonus - EduProtocols can be highly blended, too!
  • LearningAccel Jul 3 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    For more info around their scheduling methods: https://t.co/cB5uEY3ZLo And more info on Bronx Arena and their BL/PL strategies for those who might be interested: https://t.co/kbn98KLCZA #5thchat
  • Mrs_H5th Jul 3 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Thank you all for am amazing #5thchat tonight! Shoutout to @SlidesCarnival for their slide templates and @jaymelinton for her inspiring Blended Learning Blueprint!