Possibilities for PLC

Ideas for our teachers as you form your Professional Learning Communities and choose topics? Tiffany and I did a little brain storming this morning and here are a few possibilities. Dream BIG about what you want to learn about that will ultimately impact your students in learning with passion, innovation and leadership and will impact student achievement in some way. I know you’ll have even better ideas of your own. šŸ˜‰

Smart board learning for students
Senteo clickers-creating quick formative assessments to check students
understanding
Smart notebook software- using the smartboard beyond power point
Reading in the content areas
Math and literacy integration
Science/social studies and literacy integration
Project-based learning
Transitioning though middle grades
Motivating students
website design-making it a learning tool for students and parents
(incorporating blogging, podcasting, glogsters, etc.)
District wide guidance plan
Dyslexia
Digital storytelling
District wide PE plan
PE management software
Differentiated Instruction- what it is and what it is not
Response to Intervention- Tier II interventions
Guided reading- using a 90 minute reading block effectively
Step-Up to writing
6 Traits of Writing
Vocabulary strategies
Questioning strategies
Voicethreads
Creating formative assessments -informal and formal
Learning Centers
Curriculum -Based Measurements (CBM)
Photostory
Podcasting
  • Smart board learning for students: put the technology into their hands
  • Senteo clickers-creating quick formative assessments to check students–and what do I do with the information?
  • Smart notebook software- using the smartboard beyond power point
  • Reading in the content areas–reading for understanding, really!
  • Math and literacy integration
  • Science/social studies and literacy integration
  • Project-based learning–YES!
  • Transitioning though middle grades–not you, them!
  • Motivating students, (not ‘how do I get kids to comply?’ but “what can I do to get kids excited about learning?”)
  • website design-making it a learning tool for students and parentsĀ (incorporating blogging, podcasting, glogsters, etc.)
  • District wide guidance plan
  • Digital storytelling
  • District wide PE plan
  • PE management software
  • Differentiated Instruction- what it is and what it is not
  • Response to Intervention- Tier II interventions
  • Guided reading- using a 90 minute reading block effectively
  • Step-Up to writing
  • 6 Traits of Writing
  • Vocabulary strategies
  • Questioning strategies
  • Voicethreads
  • Creating formative assessments -informal and formal
  • Learning Centers and Creativity
  • Curriculum -Based Measurements (CBM)
  • Photostory
  • Podcasting
  • Designing lessons that push students in their thinking, problem solving, and curiosity

Just to get you started thinking. . .

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