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From Engaged to Empowered Learners
Silvana Scarso

From Engaged to Empowered Learners

By on Oct 17, 2018 in Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

We have heard a lot about engaged students. Now we hear about empowered learners. What is the difference, and what is the shift in thinking? As we consider empowering our students as self-directed learners, which are the steps or strategies to make that happen? Fortunately, there is enough research nowadays to support steps towards that goal. One step, even if it...

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New Courses:  Building Digital Citizens Part 1 & Part 2
Silvana Scarso

New Courses: Building Digital Citizens Part 1 & Part 2

By on Aug 12, 2018 in Announcements | 1 comment

The need for Building Digital Citizens starts as soon as kids pick up a digital device, certainly by Kindergarten. To thrive in the digital ecosystem that infuses both their personal and educational world, students must understand the culture of the online world and how to use it effectively while doing so safely, morally, and legally. In these two parts online...

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Teacher Clarity: A Visible Learning Approach
Silvana Scarso

Teacher Clarity: A Visible Learning Approach

By on Apr 4, 2018 in Announcements, Professional Development | 0 comments

Teacher clarity, described below as one of John Hattie’s influences on student achievement, implies visibility of learning intentions.  Visibility of learning intentions goes hand in hand with the visibility of student learning. For too long, we have kept teaching and learning inside our heads, inside students heads, inside notebooks, inside of folders, inside...

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No Longer EITHER OR of Technology Integration: It Is About the Learning MIX
Silvana Scarso

No Longer EITHER OR of Technology Integration: It Is About the Learning MIX

By on Nov 30, 2017 in Announcements, Lifelong Learning, Modern Literacies, Professional Development | 0 comments

Many of us have now lived through the adoption of student laptops, Google Docs, cellphones and other technologies in schools. Many people involved may have had mixed feelings about all of the technology. However, a lot of discussion and research has already taken place about the true value of technology integration in the classroom. The old idea of “tech for tech’s...

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