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Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Thanks Andrea. I just sent you an email."
Oct 17, 2017
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Any thoughts on this Andrea?"
Oct 16, 2017
Edward Lake replied to Nanacy Lin's discussion Future Of Education
"Nanacy, I agree. I have been using the UbD curriculum model since 2008 and it works great. I know that I tell myself I allow for a constructivist student-centered approach to unit and lesson planning, but the truth is I am a lot more…"
Oct 4, 2017
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Thanks Andrea, So basically I would like to give them the ability to chose any memoir that they want to read. But I was thinking it might be more interesting if they had at least 1 other person in the class that read the same book. But I also want…"
Oct 1, 2017
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Some things I have gotten from him are that: 1 Educators should try to diminish (he says eliminate) grades since they undermine learning. I have been at some schools who have done this very well and students have a pure joy of learning; other…"
Sep 27, 2017
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Lots of great ideas. I think I have learned most from my co-teachers at previous schools. I was working at a stellar international school in Singapore. I am currently teaching in Tokyo, but I would have to say I am not learning much from my…"
Sep 26, 2017
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"PD is often hit or miss. I have gone to great PD where I left excited to put ideas into effect, but I have also attended some PD where they are not saying anything new, or even worse saying things which I think are wrong. At some schools PD is just…"
Sep 26, 2017
Edward Lake replied to Nanacy Lin's discussion Future Of Education
"I am trying to move more towards discovery learning. Instead of giving students the Essential Questions of our unit, I want them to tell me what they think are the essential questions. I want to try this this year, but my HOD is really controlling,…"
Sep 26, 2017
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Aug 20, 2017

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Join OLC and Ashford University June 4th in San Diego as we explore our shared responsibility as educators to meet our diverse and changing student populations where they are, and to improve student success in online and digital learning. Share in an open dialogue with other colleagues from around the region.Hear featured speakers Dr. Dale Allen, President and co-founder, DXtera Institute; Dr. Laura Rendón, Professor Emerita, University of Texas-San Antonio; and Clark Shah-Nelson, Assistant…See More
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