Twitter has been buzzing with how attendees of this past weekend’s innovative conference will apply what they learned, shared, discussed and saw. I felt the pressure.
After spending my weekend immersed in discussion of moving education in the right direction, how would I make a difference? How would I play my part?
It came to me last night before fading off into (glorious!) sleep. Most of my memorable experiences involved discussion and collaboration. I need to put these experiences into the lives of my students.
As I plan for the next 6 week cycle of lessons, I am going to make a point to plan collaborative projects for my students that allow them a choice in how to ‘show what they know.’ I will let them do collaborative research projects, using Diigo to let them share resources and giving them a rubric that includes grading their part in the group.
A daunting task for students I see once a week for 45 minutes, but should it prove successful, I know it will be powerful for my students and for myself.