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Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 7pm ET, 6pm CT, 4pm PT
for Twitter chat 
#plearnchat 


Topic: Innovation & Creativity


Big Question: "Why do we need to encourage
innovation and creativity in learning
?"


We will use the Q1, A1 format during #plearnchat with these 6 questions:

  1. Why do teachers need an innovation mindset?
  2. What are the characteristics of an innovator?
  3. What does innovation really mean, and why is it important in our schools today?
  4. What is an example of a practice that you would consider to be innovative?
  5. How do you see creativity transforming education?
  6. How would you create an environment that fosters creativity and innovation?

Tell your friends to join the conversations around Innovation and Creativity
on Monday 12/5/16 using the #plearnchat hashtag




Past Events


11/21/16 #plearnchat 
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT  
Topic: Self-Advocacy


Big Question: How can learners become advocates for themselves and their learning.

11/7/16 #plearnchat 
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT  
Topic: Launching How to Personalize Learning


Big Question: How can teachers create an environment that personalizes learning for all learners?


10/24/16 #plearnchat 
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT  

Topic: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments


Big Question: What can we do to start with small steps to personalize learning? 





10/10/16 #plearnchat 
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT  

Topic: Continuum of Purpose


Big Question: 
How can we foster purpose so learners have a meaningful life? 



9/26/16 #plearnchat 
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT  

Topic: Personal Learning Plans


Big Question: 
How can we support all learners to become future ready?




9/12/16 #plearnchat archive
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT 
 
Topic: Learner Profile and Personal Learning Backpacks


Big Question:
How can learners support their own learning?


8/29/16 #plearnchat archive
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT  

Topic: Tips to Build a Culture of Learning


Big Question: 
How do you build a culture of learning right from the beginning of school?




8/15/16 #plearnchat archive
Monday, 7pm ET, 4pm PT  

Topic: Continuum of Ownership


Big Question: How Can Kids Own Their Learning?






7/25/16 #plearnchat archive
Learn, Unlearn, Relearn 

Big Question: Why would kids need to know how to learn, unlearn and relearn? 


7/11/16 #plearnchat archive
Making PBL Personal 

Big Question: How do you encourage learner voice and choice in PBL activities?

6/20/16 #plearnchat  archive
Summer Learning

Big Question: What are some resources for you to share and things to do over the summer?





Continuum of Motivation



Big Question: How do we guide learners to move from  extrinsic to intrinsic motivation?






5/16/16 #plearnchat archive
Continuum of Voice


Big Question: Why is learner voice critical in developing agency?





      Big Question:  Why is UDL the Lens to Personalize Learning?


      Continuum of Engagement: from Compliant to Flow
      Big Question: 
      How do you know learners are engaged in the learning process?


      Voice, Choice & Authentic Learning
      co-moderator: David Truss (@datruss)
      Big Question: 
      What happens when learners move from "doing school" to "authentic learning"?


      3/21/16 #plearnchat  The Educator with the Maker Mindset
      co-moderator: Jackie Gerstein (@jackiegerstein)
      Big Question:  How can educators develop a maker mindset that supports and reinforces personalized learning? 

      3/7/16 #plearnchat  Design Thinking & PL
      co-moderator: Chris Good (@cgooddesign)
      Big Question:  How does the design thinking process encourage creativity and collaboration? 

      2/22/16 #plearnchat Power of Questioning
      co-moderator: Starr Sackstein (@mssackstein) 
      Big Question:
      How can we empower learners to take control over their learning?



      2/1/16 #plearnchat The Importance of Learner Voice co-moderator: Megan Harrington (@globaljigsaw) Nellie Mae Education Foundation Big Question: How can teachers offer structure and support to learners while encouraging them to own the learning?


      1/11 #plearnchat on Moving from Standardization
      co-moderator: Tom Whitford (@twhitford)
      Big Question:
      How do you overcome the status quo and move to Personalized Learning?


      12/14 #plearnchat on Building Learner Agency
      co-moderator:Dr. James Rickabaugh (@drrickabaugh) of
      the Institute of Personalized Learning (@institute4pl)
      Big Question: Why is Learner Agency the Missing Link?
      Why is learner agency the missing link?
      Why is learner agency the missing link?


      11/30 #plearnchat on Transforming Spaces to Makerspaces
      co-moderator: Diana Rendina
      Big Question: How can learning spaces encourage creativity, curiosity, and personalize learning?

      11/9/15 #plearnchat on #Future Ready
      How can we ensure that Future Ready schools are learner-centered?


      10/26/15 #plearnchat on Connected Educators
      How can connections and collaborations encourage personalized learning?


      10/12/15 #plearnchat on Fostering Connected Learners
      Why is it necessary for learners to be connected?
      9/28/15 #plearnchat on Learners NOT Technology
      Why does the focus have to be on learners first?



      9/14/15 #plearnchat on Full STEAM Ahead
      Big Question:  Why does it make sense to apply the arts to STEM?



      8/24/14 #plearnchat on Growth Mindset
      Big Question: What factors need to be in place to foster and nurture a growth mindset with all learners?


        8/3/15 #plearnchat on Leadership, Change and Personalized Learning
        Big Question: How do you set the stage for change and personalized learning?


            7/20/15 #plearnchat on Changing and Building Culture
            Why is UDL the framework for Personalized Learning?


                7/6/15 #plearnchat on UDL and Personalized Learning
                Why is UDL the framework for Personalized Learning?
                Here are a few resources we archived from the #plearnchat on 7/6/15:

                  6/22/15 #plearnchat on Personal Professional Learning
                  How do teachers get the support they need to own and drive their learning?
                  We archived the chat and here are a few of the resources from the chat:

                    6/1/15 #plearnchat on Teacher and Learning Partnerships Why do teacher and learner relationships matter? We archived the chat and wanted you to have a few resources that we shared:



                    5/11/15 #plearnchat on Advisories, Mentors, and Internships How can learners explore their interests, talents and passions so they find their purpose?  We archived the chat and here are a few resources we shared


                    5/4/15 #plearnchat on Self-Sustainable Personalized Learning Systems.  Big Question: How do you build and grow a Personalized Learning Systems that transforms teaching and learning?  We archived the chat and here are a few resources we shared



                    4/20/15 #plearnchat on Competency-based Systems Big Question: Is our traditional system of learning meeting our  kids needs and relevant for today's learners?
                    Check out the archive where educators from all over the world were sharing ideas and resources. We need to thank Rose Colby for helping us design the questions and participate in the chat. 


                    4/6/15 #plearnchat on Shared Belief System.  Big Question: Why is it important to have a shared belief system based on a common language of personalized learning?  We archived the chat and here are a few resources we shared


                    3/23/15 plearnchat on Assessment AS Learning. Why is it important for learners to reflect and monitor their progress as they  learn?  We archived the chat and here are a few resources we shared:



                    3/9/15 plearnchat on Play-based learning  where the conversations discovered Why is play important and how does it encourage deeper learning for all learners?  We archived the chat and here are a few resources we shared:



                    2/23/15 Twitter Chat on Multi-age classrooms and co-teaching teams where the conversations discovered How do multi-age classes and co-teaching teams support personalizing learning?  We archived the chat and here are a few resources we shared:


                    2/9/15 Twitter Chat on Inquiry-based PBL and Personalized Learning moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. Wait until you see all the The big question everyone considered in the chat was: What are authentic ways for learners to engage in project-based learning activities?
                    Check out who received our book, Make Learning Personalfor  actively participated in the chat.


                    1/26/15 Twitter Chat on Flexible Learning Spaces moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. Wait until you see all the The big question everyone considered in the chat was: How do learning spaces impact learning and learners?
                    Check out who received our book, Make Learning Personal, for  actively participated in the chat.

                    First Twitter Chat (1/12/15) moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. The big question everyone considered in the chat was:
                    How do we develop a school culture where  being a learner is valued more than being a student?
                      Check out who received our book, Make Learning Personal, for  actively participated in the chat. 
                      UDL: The Lens to Personalize Learning
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