Resources on Proficiency Based Education

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Teaching Internationally

Teaching Internationally

In 2011 I was offered a job teaching in Switzerland, and we packed up and moved.  It was an awesome adventure.  We were there for two years, and I often now get asked how we make it happen, so thought I would share. The international season for jobs begins i...

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Science in Second Grade

From: http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/marble-machines Come join 2nd graders who are exploring motion, movement, gravity, and more as they use marbles to learn and tinker.  We are looking for UMF students to help Engage 2nd grade students with questions Mo...

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Tinkering in Second Grade: Creating Primary Maker Spaces

Tinkering in Second Grade: Creating Primary Maker Spaces

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ELL Exchange Videos

Hello Sever (from Tori, Ben and Katie) Hello Maria Vittoria (from Michayla, Cameron, and Matt T) Hello Gabriele (From Rachel, Matt G, James) Hello Wendy (from Justin, Tristan, and Courtney) Hello Joe (from Brad and Kat)

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Student Engagement in Blended and Online Learning

May 14 University of Maine System Faculty Institute

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Teacher Leadership

I was really excited to find the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession.  The self assessment seems like an excellent way to begin conversations with teachers who are emerging as leaders.

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Inspiration

Concept mapping can be a great way for students to document thinking, and can easily be transferred into an outline for writing if you use the program Inspiration on the iPad.   See the screen shots below. President Report Outline Character Trait Template Ch...

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Timeline Generator

http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0Ak1EnOHK-wCudEhsaFQ4NVVRRUpkdEhucjdDS0xiYVE&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=toner&lang=en&height=650

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“Nimble Technology”

I just finished reading this great interview in GeekWire with Jessie Woolley-Wilson – I love here vision, and idea of nimble technology.  I think teaching kids to think, be curious, and explore is essential, and Ms. Woolley-Wilson captures it so nicely ...

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