AMLE and #MSchat Homework: Flipped Twitter Event Sept 19 at 8 EST

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.



#MSchat Schedule for September and October

Schedule for #MSchat for Sept and Oct

Chat is Thursdays week at 8 PM EST

Date                   Topic

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

#MLEM13 AMLE Twitter event 3-7-13

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.

·         Julie Ramsay  @JulieDRamsay : a prolific tweeter, fifth grade teacher, and Stenhouse author who is really in tune to middle grades

·         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.?