Hope you join us online this Thursday, 1/13 at 4pm EST as we explore how reader's theater can be used to improve comprehension of informational text and help students learn science concepts. We'll focus on science-themed text, but the same principles can apply to other content areas as well. You can find the link to participate, the descriptions, and archived recordings of all the webinars at http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/BeyondPenguins/Seminars
Hi Lori - Hope your summer is going well! I wanted to update you on our free webinars and hope you can join us for one of them soon.
We've had three Tech Talks so far - one on Interactive Notebooks, Moodle, and Digital Storytelling. You can get to the recordings of those by clicking on the Web Archive link.
You can see all our upcoming events by clicking on the Events tab. The next TechTalk topic is Using Wikis. We've got lots more topics to cover in the next few months - technology, pedagogy, content knowledge, all sorts of fun stuff! Any ideas on additional topics or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated! Kim
Hi Lori - Just read your last post about what you are teaching. We've got lots of resources for middle school math and science teachers (but to tell you the truth lots of high school teachers use the resources as well) - look at the left side of the Main page - Math and Science Online Publications, Diigo lists, and three project blogs where we highlight exemplary online resources - Exemplary Resources for Middle School Math, Polar News and Notes, and Science and Connecting News with the National Science Education Standards.
We’ve also started holding free Elluminate-based webinars through the MSP2 project - you can see all the details at http://www.msteacher2.org/events. These webinars are the start of an ongoing series that will touch on topics from A to Z. We are going to try to have at least two per month. Do you have any ideas for topics that you think we should address? Here are the titles of the next four:
Interactive Notebooks - 7/29
Moodle for Middle School - 8/5
Digital Storytelling - 8/12
Wikis for the Classroom - 8/19
Hi! Well, I have been teaching 8th grade physical science and 7th grade AVID for a couple of years. I love it immensely. Prior to that, I taught 5 years of 2nd grade, but desired teaching at a higher level. I enjoy teaching any area of science. Currently I am teaching the 1st year of algebra in summer school to high schoolers. I believe that at some point I would like to teach high school chemistry, physics or biology.
I was actually surfing the "net" to find information on inquiry in the science classroom when I came across your website.
Its good to see another Californian here. How are things in your neck of the woods? How will the fiscal crisis effect your locus of control?
Its times like these that network are so valuable to find new ways to adjust - new ideas, new methodologies, new strategies...
There are tons of resources here, and the more we all add in the more resources we have available. Please explore, add to discussions, and introduce yourself. If there is anything we can help with, be sure to let us know!
Welcome, Lori! So glad you've joined MSP2. Would you be willing to share a little bit about yourself? What subjects you teach? What topics you LOVE to teach? What you were looking for on the Web when you found us (if you remember!). What you are interested to discover or learn here.
I hope you'll be willing to jump in, search, comment, post questions, share resources or ideas. There is a range of experience and interests here, and we are eager that MSP2 provide the support, resources, encouragement, and professional learning that meets individual needs.