Motivation Monday! This week’s SchoolCity’s BLOG is dedicated to sharing a little 411 around a professional in the Educational Community that is capturing audiences across Canada and the US. Recently, I had another opportunity to hear George Couros speak at a Key Note and he is one of those educational advocates that has a room full of Educators laughing, thinking, reflecting and truly formulating an atmosphere to ponder our own Mindset and Movement into Excellence in Education and Innovation with Technology. Yes, he is so captivating that I was determined to hear him speak again during a conference in San Francisco. To see more on George, a Principal Leader and Consultant, check out his information here:http://georgecouros.ca/blog/about-me.
Ready to gather some contagious education humor and daily reality? Check this out, he tells it like it is. Here is a small Ted Talk with George. https://youtu.be/kZQKD83rsPw
Interactive Opportunity. Share some thoughts with us:
- What is your ideal next step with Technology in your School environment?
- In your opinion, what is necessary to make movement?
- What is getting in the way of your Innovative Movement for Students?
- What can you share that is working in your school? Share away!
Lastly, as an advocate myself for ALL students, ensuring students success and mastery for all skills and standards and claims, I find it imperative to have easy to use, easy to construct and easy to establish actionable items, with quick assessments, etc. Get creative with the assessment platform on SchoolCity. While Common Formatives Benchmarks can be established amongst the District, personalized assessments can be created across a school in a powerful way!
Imagine taking ONE target/Claim and creating a conversation ACROSS the grade levels to understand what mastery looks like in each grade level. Then, establish a 5 question quick check with various TEI items, DOK, and rigor at each grade level to determine student’s mastery. Let’s do it! Purposeful, direct, and meaningful innovation to keep the learning moving forward while attaining a cohesive scope across grades.
Let’s inspire each other and share.