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ISTE Engagement & Collaboration Plan

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Karen from Ohio
12:12 PM ET (US)
Plan to link the "Live Web and presentation skills" to John Medina's Brain Rules as we develop PD for our faculty---refresh our learning targets
michael angelis
12:12 PM ET (US)
What I like about the potential online component is developing the culture, since each student is isolated and the class chemistry is very much a blank slate. The creative and personal component seemingly can be accessed well and quickly and without pre-conceived borders.

Two aspects I think I would employ, regardless of topic or subject:
1. Sharing or employing individual aspects of each person integrated into the projects in order to develop relationships and utilize personal meaning.
2. Incorporate elements of exploration, since web searches and information access can and may be accomplished more readily through the online component. For example, an industrial design course could use aspects of 2 or 3 students interests or backgrounds, merge those into a need-based project for a structure, and then have that cohort utilize what they are learning about design to create the proposed structure.
12:12 PM ET (US)
I have a lot of content and I really want to review and see how my current resources fit into where I'd like them to be. I want to focus on Instructor Presence, Relationships, Brain Rules, and Creative Application. One thing I know I want to do is introduce each online session/module with an instructor video. In this video I'd like to share the why behind learning the content and help review and spiral back to previous content.
12:09 PM ET (US)
I'd like to work on building relationships, brain rules, making connections and exploring creative application of content in blended/online classes. I think I need to consider these factors in planning future classes. I particularly like the 3Rs, and will attempt to get students to draw connections between their learning to what's meaningful for them. I also wish there was more collaboration and hands on practice in this session.
Maria Singh From Guam
12:08 PM ET (US)
Earn the respect of your peers. Have an open communication with one another will help to pave the way of trusting and honest communication.

Include every person on the team in as many large decisions as possible. Create a means of communicating current workflows to avoid duplication of effort. Initiate daily team huddles where each member shares what they will be accomplishing that day. This keeps everyone on the same playbook and enables team members to re-direct their efforts as needed.
12:07 PM ET (US)
My plan to improve the book study includes increased instructor presence, building relationships, visual images, and making relevant connections. I will use Microsoft Mix to do some short instructor led presentations. Students can get to know each other with introductory discussions and a google map with their pictures and places of residence. I will use Canva and/or Pablo to make some good visuals. I think these three will lend themselves to making the course materials more relevant.
David Sladkey Math HS
12:07 PM ET (US)
1. I think debate (giving your opinion and justifying it) is very useful. I plan to use that more this next school year.
2. The peer review is important. I want to incorporate this to help students critique justifications in mathematics.
12:06 PM ET (US)
I am so excited that Relationship, relevance, rigor was key to this. I have been try figure out ways to bring that into designing courses and maximizing my role as an instructional facilitator. I think I will try to include the student (in this case other teachers) sharing piece as well as the peer review piece to build more collaboration between teachers as they try these tools with students.
Ruth Kuzmanic
12:06 PM ET (US)
Personal buy in resonated with me. Teaching teens, I have learned that unless they see relevance...usually in the short-term...they often don't buy in. My other take away is the peer review; removing the point values from the peer review, encourage editing and then submit to instructor for evaluation.
12:06 PM ET (US)
Peer review will be a strong feature of my next opportunity for online learning. I also like the idea of submitting to a wider audience as I did that recently to great effect.
The power of images and how this can be used to best advantage is also interesting, particularly where student-generated images can be integrated into the understanding of content and then be re-used in the teaching and learning process.
12:04 PM ET (US)
Though I do many of these already in my online courses, helping to teach other teachers to do the same thing is challenging. I think I will ask teachers to consider choosing 2-3 of these ideas and then provide them with support for implementation after they have considered ideas for how they may want to do this in their own course.

This session would have really benefited from being in a blended learning style session where we could collaborate and be engaged both online and in person so we can see these examples in action!
12:03 PM ET (US)
1. I will work on building relationships by creating a class directory and asking about students unique talents.
2. I will look for one or more additional controversial topics to stimulate discussion and debate.
3. I will provide a way for students to publish collaboratively using wikibooks or a similar tool.
12:02 PM ET (US)
1. I will work with teachers to develop a teacher presence online. School does not do full online classes, but a stronger online presence will help students in a 1:1 program who do a lot of work at home.
2. Creativity is another strategy for teachers to embrace. Allowing student to add interest and present knowledge in creative ways can raise student engagement. The teachers in this district are very conventional. Providing them wit similar experiences may help them transition to embracing creativity for personalization.
Sara from Utah
12:01 PM ET (US)
1. I will create stronger instructor presence on my online videos by using close-up camera angles. I also really like screen casting and feel that including the visual of me speaking in the corner of the screen would help strengthen my presence with that.
2. I want to make my presentations and instruction more visual.
11:59 AM ET (US)
Using Relationships, Relevance, and Brain Rules, I will foster engagement and cooperation with my students. Having relationships will aid in creating relevance - I won't be able to connect to my students unless I know how to connect to them by building relationships. Additionally, know how they learn and the best ways for them to connect through Brain Rules will also build relevance of topics.
11:56 AM ET (US)
Looking forward to implementing technology in my curriculum. Building Relationships, Brain Rules, Visual Images - those are all really great Ideas to make classes more accessible to the students. Thank You!
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