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Shifting Our Schools Episode 19: How to Recruit Shifted Educators?

By , 15 January, 2009, 2 Comments

Introductions

Greg Moncada, HS Principal at the American International School Vienna, joined Jeff and David for the show.

Essential Question

How to recruit shifted teachers?

Blog Posts of the Week

David: David Warlick interviews Chris Lehman for his Connect Learning podcast. David asks Chris what he looks for in new hires in episode 92 & 98 in iTunes. Or go directly to the pages for 92 & 98 in David’s Site. Also, take a look at the tech-oriented questions Jeff and Andy came up with for recruiters to use especially if their schools have 1:1 laptop programs.

Jeff: Michael Wesch writes about the next transformation in education. Kaplan University has a very engaging video sharing their approach to how they work to meet the needs of students.

Greg: Shared a video about students making connections in their learning. The link will soon be posted here.

Note: Those listeners looking to learn more about how to recruit internationally might find David’s article in Edutopia helpful to get you started.

Sign Off

*Next show is Thursday January 29th at 7 PM Bangkok time.
*Chris Lehman and Brent Loken will be our guests.
*Essential Question for the show: Once shifted, where do we go next?
*Don’t forget to post Web sites/blogs to the SOS Diigo bookmarking site that support our upcoming EQ.

Shift Our Schools Episode 14: What Were the Big Picture and Practical Classroom “take aways” from the Learning 2.008 Conference?

By , 7 October, 2008, 1 Comment

Note: Technical difficulties prevented the recording and subsequent posting of this podcast. We will get it right next podcast with quadruple flux capacitator backup procedures. :)

Introductions

Kim Cofino and Julie Lindsay joined David and Jeff for this start of the second season of Shifting Our Schools podcast.

Essential Question

What Were the Big Picture and Practical Classroom “take aways” from the Learning 2.008 Conference?
Some take aways from the discussion>

  • The need to prepare teachers for progressive conferences like Learning 2.008. Scaffold the process so they will take time for the networking, unconferencing and reflection portions of conferences like Learning 2.008.
  • Look to have regular presentation sessions that lead out into and scaffold into unconference sessions
  • Look to shift our regular presentations in the way we organize the rooms and work to make them more discussion focused
  • Need to differentiate for the “shiftedness” continuum of the participants
  • Jan 24-26 Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar

Blog Posts of the Week

David> GenTech podcast by Steve Whitaker, Mark Hofer and Michael Kelly
Jeff> Video by Chris Lehmann   |   Connectivism Blog by George Siemens
Kim> Slideshow of Brain Rules for Presenters
Julie> The Educational Technology Site by Terry Friedman

Sign Off

  • Next show is Thursday October 23 at 7 PM Bangkok time.
  • Our guest will be Clay Burell.
  • Essential Question for the show: Where do you start the shift?
  • Don’t forget to post Web sites/blogs to the SOS Diigo bookmarking site that support our upcoming EQ.