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8 Days of Awesome 

rAFT Sessions


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Build Your Responsive-Learning RAFT through the FLEXs from 8 Days of Awesome

Though the in-person event has ended, please feel free to continue learning using the FLEXs linked below. Also, access the Guidebook that included the event schedule and session descriptions here.

RELEVANCE

Make Learning Meaningful: Relevance as defined by KESA is “the power and ability of specific information to meet the needs of its user – strengthens learner motivation and allows learning to become more engaging, empowering, connected, applicable to the real world, and socially significant”. By working to improve our curriculum, instructional practices, student engagement, technology integration, and our relationships with students we must make learning relevant to #EveryStudentEveryDay489.

Creating Hyperdocs in Office 365
Developing Resiliency in Students
What is Trauma?
Creating Video to Enhance Instruction (Part 1)
Using Video to Enhance Learning (Part 2)
Surf’s Up! Let’s Ride the #WakeletWave
Planning Instruction to Increase Student Engagement (Part 1)
Planning Learning to Increase Student Engagement (Part 2)
Fundamental Truths about Trauma and Helpful Educator Responses
Creating Digital Breakouts
Mental Health in the Classroom, PK-12

AGENCY

Elevate Student Voice & Choice: Student agency refers to the level of autonomy and power over learning that a student experiences in our classrooms. Student voice and choice are intrinsically linked to agency as learning opportunities that direct students to take responsibility for their own learning. Students set and meet academic goals by demonstrating their knowledge and understanding in self-selected ways that are meaningful to them to reach an authentic audience. We must intentionally create these learning opportunities aligned to standards and designed to meet the diverse learning needs of #EveryStudentEveryDay489.

Creating Seesaw Activities to Differentiate Instruction
#FlipgridFever
Amplifying Student Voice through Video & Presentation Creation Tools
Increasing Opportunities to Respond
Creating Choice Boards
Play-based Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom
Strategies for Teaching English Learners (ELs)

FEEDBACK

What Went Well & What Needs Works?: Moving students from point A to point B on a learning continuum requires consistent feedback from a variety of sources. As students actively engage in learning, they develop the academic and social-emotional skills needed to meet their goals. No two students take the same path to college and career readiness but each one needs appropriate feedback in a responsive setting to determine next steps and reflect on their own progress. We must provide assessment for learning as we guide #EveryStudentEveryDay489 to enduring personal success.

Canvas Assignments & Rubrics
Mindsets in the Classroom
Games & Review Tools
Effective Corrections & Consequences
Office 365 Forms
Canvas New Quizzes & Lockdown Browser
Intro to MTSS
Intro to Competency-Based Grading

TEAMWORK

Work Smarter, Not Harder: None of this can be accomplished alone. We work daily to form relationships with students and our colleagues in a manner that facilitates increased relevance, agency, and feedback in our classrooms such that we’re ready for teaching and learning in any circumstances. We must be responsive to the learning needs of our students through our work in professional learning communities, with the data we collect on student progress, and the relentless pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning for #EveryStudentEveryDay489.

OneDrive Cloud Storage and Sharing
Cooperative Learning vs. Group Work
Self-Care for Educators
EduClimber: Class Level Data
EduClimber: Meeting Module
EduClimber: Intervention Module
Twitter for Educators
Welcoming Students Back to School
Family & Community Engagement

8 Days of awesome

Canvas & New Educator Sessions


HHS CANVAS TEMPLATE

HHS Teachers learn to use the Canvas Template built by a team of HHS teachers to facilitate continuity across all HHS Canvas Courses. The Task List linked here will walk you through the process of obtaining your own copy of the template, importing content from previous courses, and editing the template while maintaining the required uniformity. If you have questions about requirements, please email Marie Henderson (mhenderson@usd489.com).

HMS CANVAS TEMPLATE

HMS Teachers learn to use the Canvas Template built by a team of HMS teachers to facilitate continuity across all HMS Canvas Courses. The Task List linked here will walk you through the process of obtaining your own copy of the template, importing content from previous courses, and editing the template while maintaining the required uniformity. If you have questions about requirements, please email Marie Henderson (mhenderson@usd489.com).

NEW 6-12 EDUCATORS

6-12 Educators new to 489 this school year met to learn about Canvas, OneDrive, and OneNote.

Intro to Canvas
OneDrive Cloud Storage and File Sharing
OneNote Basics and OneNote ClassNotebook

New PK-5 Educators

PK-5 Educators new to 489 this school year met to learn about Seesaw, OneDrive, and OneNote.

Intro to Seesaw
OneDrive Cloud Storage and File Sharing
OneNote Basics and OneNote ClassNotebook