Amle and #MSchat are collaborating on a flipped chat on 9-19-13 about homework. For this to work we are asking all chatters to read a couple perspectives on Homework from AMLE Magazine and then join the conversation on Thursday Sept 19 at 8 pm EST using the #mschat hashtag.
Schedule for #MSchat for Sept and Oct
Chat is Thursdays week at 8 PM EST
August 29 No chat for Labor day holiday
Sept 5 How to address Student’s Physical needs
Sept 12 Celebrations in learning
Sept 19 Homework- Flipped Chat event with AMLE
and Guest Moderator Dru Tomlin
* * More info coming up shortly * *
Sept 26 How to address Student’s Emotional needs
Oct 3 Literacy in Middle School
Oct 10 Parental Involvement
Oct 17 This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents Part 1
Oct 24 This We Believe: Keys to educating Young Adolescents Part 2
Oct 31 No Chat for Halloween
Tonight I had the honor of being on the panel for an AMLE twitter celebration for Middle Level Education Month. The topic was two-fold: First about celebrating middle level education and Second about collaboration. This was a very well attended and lively chat.
The Panel was:
Todd Bloch @blocht574 : great middle level thinker and supporter who hosts a weekly twitter chat on Thursday nights at 8p. Hashtag #mschat
· Summer Howarth @EduSum : a wonderful middle years teacher from Australia who has travelled to the US for professional development and a serious tweeter. http://edusum.edublogs.org/
· Julie Ramsay @JulieDRamsay : a prolific tweeter, fifth grade teacher, and Stenhouse author who is really in tune to middle grades http://juliedramsay.blogspot.com/
· Todd Williamson @twilliamson15 : tech-savvy director of technology at a school district in North Carolina who has been interviewed about technology integration on Middle Matters for their podcast
· Rick Wormeli @RickWormeli : nationally and internationally recognized educator and speaker on all matters related to the middle level
and the questions were:
a. Why should we celebrate the middle level?
b. How should we (teachers, schools, parents) celebrate the middle level?
c. How can we involve students in that celebration?
d. What are some challenges we will face in the middle level?
e. How can we prepare ourselves and deal with those challenges?
f. Why is collaboration such an important element in the middle level?
g. How can we collaborate more effectively –time, technology, etc.?