Please note... The sketch notes below were created by Jen Giffen.
Day 1 - Dr. Desiree Alexander
1) Self care ---> either you take care of you or someone else will be taking care of you while you recover.
2) Tech --> remote learning is forcing us to learn to use technology. Pick a few and leave the rest.
3) Instruction and Classroom Management --> necessary for success even in an online world.
4) Leadership --> you are a leader even if you don't have a title.
One of the big take-aways for me was the fact that having the camera on is not a sign of engagement but of compliance. Compliance has been a big thing in 2020. We must comply with mask mandates, closures, and so much more. BUT compliance doesn't mean I am engaged. It means I am aware of the rules and following them.
Day 2 - Esther Park
1) Student to Student
2) Student to Content
3) Student to Teacher
My favorite part of today was learning about color coding parts of a group project. GENIUS! I would have never of come up with that but yet it fits in so well with my teaching style. I can see using this online (as she demonstrated) or in person.
Day 3 - Paula Martinez
Having the chance to hear from a Google Slides master is priceless! I have gotten pretty good at using Google Slides (and all things G Suite) but I know there has to be a better way. Especially to solve the problem of students accidentally deleting things. AND THERE IS!
Students work on the templates but Teachers work on the masters. WHAT? Yes!!! You can build your entire presentation on the master template side of things and then when presenting or sharing with students they work on the template. Just like when you imbed your background it locks in place. This makes deleting it accidentally impossible. It can be done still but it has to now be done on purpose.
This is just the thing I needed to know!
More To Come
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Hi! My name is Misty. I am a 6th Grade ELA Teacher, Mama of 5, and author of The Path to Passionate Teaching.