Join us on Sunday, July 27, 2014
8:00-9:00pm Central Time
A little about Kevin Corbett:
A self proclaimed “technology geek” describes himself as a squirrel drawn to anything shiny and certainly drawn to new technology.
Since he had his first computer–the Atari 400 in 1979, he has been hooked, enjoying learning, using, playing, and exploring new technologies. He taught science nearly 25 years ago but found himself an early adopter of technology and has had the opportunity to explore how technology could expand teaching and learning in the Mobile and Gamification arenas.
Mobile Learning (mlearning)
“Having fun and learning—whether you’re a 16 year old high school student or a 36 year old corporate trainee, is possible and the challenge I enjoy pursuing! New advances in technology–especially cell phones and smartphones have me excited about using portable devices for mobile learning (#mlearning) anywhere, anytime, any place, any space!” — Kevin Corbett
Join Kirsten Wilson (@teachkiwi)
as she hosts #TXEduChat on 7/13/2014
Topic: ROLE – Results Only Learning Environment
Kirsten Wilson is an I.T. coach in Northwest I.S.D. in Justin, Texas. She has diverse experiences including gifted education, curriculum writing and campus administration. Kirsten is an avid facilitator of Genius Hour providing professional development and coaching support for the implementation of Genius Hour. Kirsten was recently published in the professional magazine TechEdge published by TCEA and was re-published online nationally by “Education World.” Additionally, Kirsten organizes and facilitates the technology integration Twitter chat #nisdNOV8 that occurs weekly on Tuesday evenings at 8:30pm, September to May.
Her interest in student driven learning, inspired by the philosophy of a third “drive” in Daniel Pink’s book Drive, led her to exploring the ROLE (Results Only Learning Environment) approach. She is facilitating an upcoming summer book chat over the book ROLE Reversal by Mark Barnes. (Information regarding the #summerROLE book chat: https://sites.google.com/a/nisdtx.org/role-reversal-book-study/) All participants are welcome.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Kirsten is a late-blooming runner that completed her first marathon in February and is participating in the #500in2014 challenge. She will celebrate 20 years of marriage to Eric, who also shares her alma mater and complete devotion to the University of Arkansas. When Kirsten isn’t running her own races, she is happily running her 11 year old daughter, Emmarie and 9 year old son, Kristopher to their activities and events. Kirsten shares her passion for learning and technology with her children, and uses the household “kid” test to “try” ideas before bringing them to the campuses she supports.
Sunday, July 6th, 2014
Dean Shareski hosts #txeduchat
The one, the only, @shareski joins #txeduchat as the host of July 6th’s chat on: what does life long learning look like to you and your students?
Dean Shareski is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as a digital learning consultant for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In addition he teaches pre-service teachers at the University of Regina in Canada. His blog consistently ranks among the top educational blogs. Dean also blogs for Tech Learning and the Huffington Post. In 2010 he won the ISTE Award for Outstanding Leader of the Year. Dean has had the opportunity to speak to a variety of education audiences both nationally and internationally. His passion remains helping teachers explore the affordances of technology for learning. Dean believes humor and humility go a long way in supporting and advocating transformational practices in teaching and learning.
His blog: http://ideasandthoughts.org
Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shareski
His AMAZING presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/shareski/presentations
Come one, come all on Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia
for our first ever #TXEDUCHAT TweetUp
Join us at the Homewood Suites in downtown Atlanta for the #txeduchat TweetUp!
9pm Eastern/8pm Central… and so on.
The role of Learning and Leading in the connected school
with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on #txeduchat
Sunday, June 22nd 8-9pm Central:
You won’t want to miss this chat with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach!
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, and China to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and is in the dissertation phase of completing her doctorate in Educational Planning, Policy and Leadership at the College of William and Mary.
Join Vicki Davis a.k.a. the @coolcatteacher to discuss
Reinventing Writing on #txeduchat
Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 8-9pm Central
She is the author of the BRAND NEW book Reinventing Writing (Eye on Education) and coauthor of the global collaboration handbook Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds (Pearson).
Her goal is to share a journey with other teachers to inspire and inform as we all work to become better at our craft.
The purpose of her blog is to inspire, encourage, and inform the teachers, parents, and professionals working to educate this wonderful generation of students. Vicki is a full time teacher and mother of three living in Camilla, Georgia.
@utalaniz on #txeduchat
Sunday June 8th
Summer Literacy for Students: Let’s keep them engaged!
Cynthia Alaniz is a passionate and dynamic elementary school librarian for the Coppell Independent School District. Join her as she hosts #txeduchat to discuss how students can best stay engaged in reading and writing over the summer break!
Cynthia is a Connected Texas Educator and frequently works directly with authors in order to bring their books to a larger group of students. She often assists her students in connecting and questioning the people writing the books they love to read and guides them on the path to becoming lifelong readers. Cynthia is herself such a consumer of books, as well as being a tireless literacy and library advocate, member of the #nerdybookclub, and a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant.
Let’s keep kids reading and writing this summer!
Sunday, June 1
The #txeduchat host is Jo-Ann Fox
Join us for another great #txeduchat when Jo-Ann Fox hosts and we explore creativity in the classroom.
Jo-Ann Fox is an elementary teacher. Since integrating technology into her primary classroom, it has changed the face of her teaching style in more ways than she could list. She has motivated her students to harness their learning and promote innovation. Her students are actively engaged, easily making connections to their learning, collaborating with their classmates, and internalizing their learning through the use of technology.
You may know Jo-Ann as @appeducationfox on Twitter or by her blog which provides resources to classroom teachers who are interested in taking their teacher to the next level with technology. http://www.appeducation.com/
Kyle Pace will host #txeduchat
on Sunday 5/25/14 at 8pm Central
Kyle was the keynote speaker last week at #txgoo. This is what one blogger said about his keynote: “The opening keynote by Kyle Pace was funny, engaging, and inspirational. Kyle says we are all geniuses, and we need to infectiously share our genius with the world! No one should hide their genius in the closet–including students! He even mentioned getting his “Texan card,” and taking his first trip to Buc-ee’s! Gotta love Texas!” see the entire post at: http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/archives/05-2014
Kyle Pace champions the support of teaching and learning with meaningful technology integration using a multitude of educational technologies. Kyle has worked with K-12 teachers in his current school district to provide instructional technology professional development for the last 10 years with 4 years prior to that teaching elementary school.
Kyle has spoken at education conferences such as Learning Forward, ISTE, FETC, and Educon. Kyle also has presented virtually for the Simple K12 Teacher Learning Community, The Reform Symposium online conference, and Education Week.
In January 2009, Kyle co-authored a book titled Integrating Technology With Music Instruction. In April 2010, Kyle participated on a panel about Education And The Real-Time Web at the 140 Conference in New York City. Kyle has also organized all 4 annual EdcampKC unconferences since 2010.
In July 2011, Kyle was chosen to participate in the Google Teacher Academy in Seattle, Washington to become a Google Certified Teacher. In January 2013, Kyle was named as one of Education Week’s 2013 “Leaders to Learn From” and joined the other honorees in April 2013 in Washington, D.C. to receive special recognition from Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. In May 2013, Kyle was chosen to join ASCD’s 2013 Class of Emerging Leaders.
Kyle has a strong passion for sharing with teachers and administrators about the impact that educational technology can have on adult and student learning.
Find out more about Kyle by visiting his website and blog at http://www.kylepace.com. Connect with Kyle on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kylepace or Google+ at http://www.google.com/+kylepace