Episode 19 – July 23, 2010
- Episode Length: 9 minutes, 17 seconds
- Previous episode – Educators Must Create Environments for Students
Feature of the Week – Special Needs Kitchen
- Custom-built, handicapped-accessible kitchen for its physically and mentally disabled students
- Allows them to practice social skills, teamwork, reading and math
- Gives them opportunities to practice independent living skills and real world tasks
#Hashtag Talk – Schooling, Learning, and Education Today | #Edchat Recap
- Is there an agreed upon goal for education?
- Schooling Vs. Learning
- “I don’t want my students to be good at ‘school’, I want my students to be great at ‘learning’.
- “college and career readiness”
- The mission of education should be to empower students to become passionate, self-directed, lifelong learners armed with the critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration skills needed to change and indeed save the world.
Watch and Learn – Rochester Green Schools
- Educated school staff about the importance of conserving energy
- Schools started forming teams to help spread awareness
- Started projects and tasks within each school
- Shows that a little effort can go a long way for our planet
E-Freebies – Green School Tips and Projects
- Earth Day Network promoting green classrooms
- Tons of ways to go green
- Ideas for projects to make your school green
- Benefits to your local community and environment
Teach This – 10 Grant Writing Tips for Teachers from #ISTE2010
- Become an educational entrepreneur: team, research, schmooze!
- Volunteer to be a grant reader.
- Alignment, Alignment, Alignment.
- DO NOT seem desperate
- Be clear and specific. Over-explain.
- Demonstrate the community connection: replicated, far-reaching imapact?
- Think innovatively.
- Invest in and enhance in your grant.
- Clearly define your budget proposal.
- Never give up; never surrender!
So, What Do You Know?
- SWIMS & NOON are words that can be flipped backwards and upside down and be spelled the same way!
- Our sun is so big that 1 million earths could fit inside of it. On the other hand, the largest star known to man can could house 9,261,000,000 Suns