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At 2:50pm on August 13, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Rudy - 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
At 4:46pm on June 3, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
I have no idea what works "best" - and I sure don't know if one is more efficient than the other. Columbus Public school district in Ohio is planning on combining elementary and middle schools. I live in rural Ohio and we finally passed a levy - we had gotten down to almost nothing. It will be interesting to see what choices are made.

I have to ask what is going on in your picture - looks like some wild physics experiment gone awry! Kim
At 4:13pm on June 3, 2009, Rudy said…
Thank you for the responce Kim, the other is that I teach at a K-8 school (3 years now) before this I was at a real (6-8) middle school. I cannot get used to this format and understand it is a funding issue. Is it more efficient to runa K-8 versus a 6-8 middle school in terms of Admn staffing? It seems that middles schools are being fased out in Arizona and are becomming more and more diffcult to locate.
At 1:34pm on June 3, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Rudy - So glad you joined the MSP2 network. We're just getting started so any ideas or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated! We've got lots of resources for middle school science teachers - look at the left side of the Main page - Science Publications, Diigo lists, and two project blogs - Connecting News to the National Science Education Standards and Exemplary Resources for Middle School Math and Science. We're havomg some really good discussions about integrating technology.

I see that you clicked on Other when you registered - what Other are you? Do you have any specific issues or topics you would like to see addressed?

We have another project that might be worthwhile for you to check out - Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears - Integrating Literacy and Science for K-5 Teachers. Truth be told - lots of middle school teachers use the resource too!

Welcome – Kim

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