Please Note: This is a work in progress.

Day One Agenda Day Two Agenda


Introduction


Essential Question

How do I incorporate what I've learned about 21st Century skills and digital tools into my teaching?
  • How do I create a tradigital classroom, balancing proven traditional srategies with digital tools?
  • How do I modify existing lessons to incorporate NETS for Students?
  • How do I use Backward Design Theory to design lessons that teach frameworks and incorporate 21st Century skills?
  • How can I use the power of Batesville's 21clc to collaborate with colleagues to design, review, critique, and improve my lessons and assessments?

21clc Year Two Goals

  1. Complete the second 11 things of 21 Things, (online hands-on lessons, each focusing on designing a lesson/activity using a particular digital tool), chronicling your personal learning journey on your blog.
  2. Participate in a book study: Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age (Suzie Boss & Jane Krauss).
  3. Collaborate with team members to design two peer-reviewed lessons, and document and reflect on your implementation of those lessons on your blog. This work will compliment our work with the Buck Institute on Project-Based Learning.
  4. Complete two peer observations of a colleague in action in the classroom.

Year Two Meetings: 21 hours Professional Development

    1. Meet two (2) days in summer (12 hours professional development). 2010-2011 meeting dates are July 26-27 at BHS Room 19 (Mrs. Huff's room).
    2. Meet once a month (excluding August) after school from 3:30 to 4:30 (9 hours professional development).


Application

To continue to Year Two, please complete the application below. If you are in the Tradigital group (laptops issued January 2010), you will not continue with a 21clc team (unless you want to) but will work solely with the Tradigital group.



Thanks to the following people, whose work and ideas have helped me create this page:

  • Kevin Honeycutt: I've borrowed his term tradigital. To my knowledge, Honeycutt is the first to use this term.
  • Backward Design Theory: Though I've used multiple sources to inform my understanding of Backward Design Theory, I especially, like this paper by McTigue, Wiggins, & Seif, which states six key tenets that ground Backward Design. Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching also gives a nice overview of the process.