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Session#1AuthenticLearning TrevorMuir

Authenticvs.Applicable
Applicablerelevantorapplicabletoasituation
911memorialcreationnotreallygoingtobeusedanywhere,butstill
promotescriticalthinkingskills.
Authenticdoingbigthingsintheworldhelpingpeoplewhileyoulearn
createdchildrensbooksforHaitianchildrentopromoteliteracy
fundraisingtopayfortheprintingofthechildrensbooks
EncouragingServiceLearningWhy?
Showsthatyoureinvolvedinyourcommunity
Learningthatistrulyanexperiencevs.ameanstoanendactivelearning
insteadofpassivelearning
Learningthathasatangibleeffect
Encouragescharity/giving/thinkingbeyondmebroadensglobalperspective
Mutuallyachievedsatisfactionthepersonwhogivesandthepersonwho
receives
EmpowersstudentstoactuallyDOsomethingandmakeadifference
Creativity
Helpsthemdiscovertheirpassion
Memorable
Crossdisciplinary/differentiation
Encouragesteamwork/collaboration
Confidencetoact
Increasesacademicperformance
Authenticitydrivescontent
Jigsawingkidsresearchatopicandpresentittootherkids
Kidsactingasinstructors
Planningprocess
Lookatstandards
Askquestion:Howcanwedosomethingimportantwiththesestandards?
Brainstorm
Runideasbyprofessionallearningnetwork,coworkers,Twitter
Findauthenticaudience
Coldcalling
Nowbuildcontentinstructionintotheproject
Itdoesnothavetobeexact
TrevorMuir
trevorlmuir@gmail.com
www.trevormuir.com
@trevormuir

Session#2TeachingintheDigitalAge:GetNoticedtoGetHighered
kisd.pbworks.comtechwmresources

Whatdoyouteach?Kids.
Teachingthemtheskillofintrospectionjustsittingandthinking,withoutbeing
connectedtotheinternet
6Keydriversofeducation
peoplehaveanexpectationtobeabletowork,learnandstudywheneverand
wherevertheywantto
cloudcomputingallowsustoaccesspowerfulsystemsonanydevice
theworldisincreasinglycollaborativewhichdrivesthewaystudentprojectsare
structured
Mentoringisakeyskillbecauseoftheubiquityofinformation
Blendedlearningwillbethenewnormalitleveragestheskillslearnershave
developedoutsideofschool
Shifttoprojectbasedlearningconnectsstudentswiththecurriculumthrough
realworldexperiences
Threethingsforteacherstoconsider:
TheoreticalPractical
Practicalisallaboutyournetwork:youareonlyasgoodasyour
network
Twitteryoudonthavetotweettousetwitter
SSChatontwitter
Takechargeofyourprofessionaldevelopment
www.21things4teachers.net
KentISDPDHub
edcampgr.orgNov.1st
practiceyourinterviewquestion
blendedlearning
projectbasedlearning(culminatingevent)
problembasedlearning(solvingoneparticularproblem)
flippedclassroomvideobasedlecturecontentandhomework
thatisdoneoffsite
askthemtoclarifyacronyms
Howareyouactivelycontributingtoyourchosencareerfield
Howgoogleableareyou?BUYYOUROWNDOMAINNAME
about.me.compersonalwebsitewithallofyourownwebsites
Inyourfuturejobsearch,yourdigitalfootprintwillcarryfarmoreweightthananything
youmightincludeonaresume
TellushowtheCCSSwillchangehowyouteachcrosscurricularconnections
Howgoodareyouatbehaviormanagement
BEPROACTIVE
Thatwillneverhappeninmyclassroom
developedclassroomcodeofconductstudentdirectedandstudentcreated
ExplainhowyouuseUDLinyourlessondesign(cast.org)
Providemultiplemeansofrepresentation

Providemultiplemeansofactionandexpression
Providemultiplemeansofengagement
Startsmall
WriteadifferentcoverletterforEVERYPLACEYOUAPPLYTO
Technologywillneverreplaceteachers.However,teacherswhoknowhowtouse
technologyeffectivelytohelptheirstudentsconnectandcollaboratetogetheronline
willreplacethosewhodonot.
RonHoutman
EducationalTechnologyConsultant
KentISD
@ronhoutman

Session#4StrategicImpact,StartingNow:TipsforImpactasaFirstYearTeacher
DaveStuartJr.
teachingthecore.com/impact
Impactpromotingstudentflourishingthrougheverypossibleavenue.
Strategic,notmagicitdoesntrequireluck,anditcanbedoneintentionally.
Canbeachievedthroughstrategicallyfocusingonthreecruciallevelsof
impact
Teachingishardembraceit!
Youretryingtotakeinformation/knowledgefromyourbrain,andputitinto
someoneelsesbrainANDyouhave60minutesperdaytodoit.
FourKeystoanImpactfulTeachingCareer
TheYouLevel
TheStudentLevel
TheAdultLevel
theseallleadtolongtermstudentflourishing
TheAdultLevelImpactingFolksOutsideofYourClassroom=ExponentialImpact
Colleagues
Tip#1:Develophumility
Thinkingofothersmoreandyourselfless
Considerothersbetterthanyourself
Neitherofthesethingsmeanthinkinglowlyofyourself
Tip#2:Encourageeveryone
Tip#3:Bequicktolistenandslowtospeak
butbewareofautobiographicallisteningitdoesntalways
havetobeaboutyou!
ANDspeakwellofpeoplewhentheyarentaround
Makesitseemthatyoudonthaveanagenda
Eliminatescompetition
helpsyouhaveanimpactonkidsyourreputationwill
precedeyou
Tip#4:Stash(anduse)thankyounotes

Writeatleastoneonceaweek
Tip#5:Blog
Gettingyourideasoutofyoursystem
Helpsyouavoidbeinganautobiographicallistener
Yourblogcouldhelpsomeonesomedaysomeoneyoudont
evenknow
Bloggingcanleadtootheropportunitiesbooks,workingwith
otherteachers,speakingatconferences
Parents
Biggestfactorinkidslife
Youarejoiningthemontheirquest
Yourclassisabout:
college/careerreadiness
charactergrowth
Remindthemthatitisaprivilegetoworkwiththeirchild
Tip#1:Positiveparentphonecalls=money
Tip#2:Setupagradingsystemthatrewardsgrit
Allowretakes/redos/rewriteswhenitmakessense
Rewardinghardwork
Tip#3:Striveforsimplicityandfairnessinyourclassroommanagement
plan
Administrators
Tip#1:Figureoutyouradmintype
Tip#2:Dontsendkidstotheofficemuch
smartclassroommanagement.com
SupportStaff
Tip#1:Dontfreakoutwhensomethinggoeswrong,theirfaultornot.
Tip#2:Pickupgarbage
Expandingyourimpactoutsideofyourbuilding:
DoasessionatFireUp!
Startablog

Session#5ViewsonInterviewing
MickeySavageGRPS
KevinMessinaByronCenterAssistantSuperintendent
Lookingforconsistencyiswhatsinyourcoverletter,resume,andapplicationallthe
same?
Sendwhattheyreaskingfor
ActuallySAYsomethinginyourcoverletter
Portfolio
Studentteachingevaluation
Lettersofrec
Teachercertificate

Classroommanagementplan
Lessonplan
Notesfromstudents
Haveeverythingonline!
MightbeagoodideatobringafewhardcopiesandUSEitreference
it,talkaboutit
Alwaysbeprepared
Havesomesortoflessonthatsetsyouapartfromeverybodyelse
LettersofrecPROFESSIONALreferences(35)
Youmaywanttocustomizeyourreferencesbasedonwhereyoureapplying
Mentorteacher
Principal
Parents
Stayintouchwithyouruniversity
Incorporateyourfoliointoyourinterviewdontwaittomentionituntiltheendofthe
interview
Silenceisokayask,didIansweryourquestionfully?
Knowwhereyouregoing!
Sendathankyounote/emailtowhomeverestablished/organizedtheinterview
Thinkofappropriateinterviewquestions
Howdoyouworkwithteacherteams?
Opportunitiesoutsideoftheclassroomcoaching,extracurricularactivities
Alwaysbringquestions,evenifyoudontusethem.
Bereadytotalkabout
Assessment
Whydoweassessthem?Informsyourinstruction
Differentiation
Relevancyauthenticlearning
Whatdoesadayinyourclassroomlooklike?
Whyshouldwehireyou?
InterviewingwithTeachers
Theyrelookingtoseehowyoullfitontheirteam
InterviewingwithPrincipals/Admins
Howwilltheyfitinthebuilding/district?
PRACTICE