July 12-15, 2012

Connect with me -Toni Theisen:

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Twitter hashtag: #nadsflsummer12

Handouts/images, etc. located here: NADSFL summer dropbox link (I have loaded the handouts here)
NADSFL youtube channel

A book you might like:21st century book images.jpg


Lead the Change

Essential question: How does leadership in the 21st century reflect the skills our students will need?

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Section 1-Before you arrive----Yes, let's flip the learning. Making meaning.
I hope you have time to explore Section 1 before you come so we can apply your new learning to our reflection questions. Do what you can if possible. Thank you.

A. Learner targets
  1. Learner target #1: I can identify the ACTFL 21st century skills map and its contents in order to use them to discuss them in relationship to my role as a leader.
  2. Learner target #2: I can use a variety of technology tools to review the ACTFL 21st century skills.
  3. Learner target #3: I can reflect on my leadership role in relationship to these skills and others needed to be an effective leader in the 21st century.

B. Important reflection questions for discussion on the first day.
  1. Which of these 21st century skills is most important for a WL leader to have?
  2. How can a WL leader use the 21st century skills map with what already exists in a district?
  3. How can a WL leader guide teachers to embed these 21st century skills when the WL leader is not there yet?
  4. What are other important skills to have at this crucial point in education?
  5. How can we network and share?

C. Tasks before you come-become familiar with the 12 ACTFL 21st century skills and some of the strategies and instructional activities. Lots of choices. Not necessary to do everyone, but just different ways to learn. (:
Task
Links/downloads
"I can" statements
1. ACTFL 21st century skills map document-explore as you like-many ways-your choice
2. The source for this map
I can learn about the ACTFL 21st century skills by using a variety of resources.
2. Links to learn
  • Here are several sites where you can examine the 21st century skills and skill explanation.
  • Notice that they are student centered.
  • Choose as many as you want to be more familiar with these skills.
  • Refer to the reflection question above as you explore.
(here is a step by step "how to" sheet)
I can use a variety of technology tools to review the ACTFL 21st century skills.

(Which tools might you share to guide others?)
3. A challenge-if you like
  • Quizlet-go to this site, register
  • Make a set of flashcards that might be helpful for your teachers to learn about these skills
  • If you want send me the link to your flashcards and I will load them on the wiki
I can create my own meaning of the skills map by using different tech tools.
4. A challenge-if you like
  • If you have a smart phone and/or tablet you can download an app to read qr codes. (like scan code at grocery store). Read about these and download one or use the one some of you may have and scan this code to see where you end up.
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Here is the site I used to generate the code. There are many.
I can use a variety of technology tools to learn more about the ACTFL 21st century skills.

(Which tools might you share to guide others?)
5. A challenge-if you like
  • Wordle is a word cloud generator, Man of you are aware of this web tool and have used it. Anyway for those who are pros and those who are novices build one. Chose 25-30 favorite key words from the document. Chose 5-7 of your favorite and type them more than once so they are bigger. When you have finished save the link so you can use it with your teachers. You can also take a screen shot and then it will be like a picture you can put in other documents.
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I can create my own meaning of the skills map by using different tech tools.
6. A challenge-some comments so far about what you know about the 21st century skills.
  • So go back to the reflection questions above and leave some thoughts here at Wallwisher. (no need to register, just double click and type). wallwisher will not work with an iPad.
  • Instead add your thoughts, etc. here at Today's meet.
I can create my own meaning of the skills map by using different tech tools.


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Polleverywhere question


Section 2-Day 1 of the NADSFL Summer Institute
A. Learner targets
  1. Learner target #1: I can identify the attributes of an effective 21st century leader.
  2. Learner target #2: I can start to better understand my strengths, challenges as a leader.
  3. Learner target #3: I can begin to create an action plan for 21st century leadership.

B. Important reflection questions for discussion on the first day.
  1. Which of these 21st century skills is most important for a WL leader to have?
  2. How can a WL leader use the 21st century skills map with what already exists in a district?
  3. How can a WL leader guide teachers to embed these 21st century skills when the WL leader is not there yet?
  4. What are other important skills to have at this crucial point in education?
  5. How can we network and share?

Resources to help you lead in the 21st century. What do you want to add?
Documents
Curriculum resources
Technology sources
ACTFL 21st century skills document:
  1. Assessment in the 3 modes-Resources from Wisconsin
  1. Cool Tools for School-lots of links and examples to tech tools so teachers can give students choices
ACTFL proficiency guidelines revised 2012
  1. What is proficiency? Resources from Greg Duncan
  1. World Languages Tech: lots of resources, activities and helpful links to give students choices
ACTFL-Alignment of Common Core ELA standards with the 5 C's:

P21 Common Core Toolkit:A Guide to Aligning the Common Core State Standards with the Framework for 21st Century Skills:
  1. Sample of an activity aligned with common core
Thanks @ Amy Kelly-Graham Twitter:
@TNschatz
  1. The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should have.
CCSSO/ Asia Society/Edsteps:
Educating for global Competence:Preparing our youth to engage the world.

Asia Society
Ed Steps
Global competencies matrices:
  1. Sample of our WL district curriculum wiki
  2. Sample of our UbD units (attention-we have the 4 C's-communities integrated)
  1. iPad apps 4 Teachers
  2. The world in your pocket-apps for language classes--Thanks @Melinda Larson-Horne. Twitter @melindamlarson
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  1. Edmodo
  1. Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.

  1. TES Teaching resources-UK
  1. Teaching Resources is where teachers share and download free lesson plans, classroom resources, revision guides and curriculum worksheet. (From the UK. All content areas so search for language resources. You can add resources, too.
Connecting with students and classes around the world
  1. Global connections
  1. Scroll down the page. Look at menu on the left hand side until you see this category.





Tonight's adventures and discoveries.: if you want or have time check out this resources.

1. Short Article #1:10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future
2. Short Article #2: 10 Mental Traits of Truly Innovative Leaders
3. Explore Mentormob;What are the possibilities of this tool to help guide your teachers? Below is an example of a Mentormob I did for the Flipped classroom.
Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!

4. Try Pinterestpinboard:check out this resource. The Pinterest platform is a visual pin board that allows users to pin images from blogs and websites, making it easier for them to refer to them later. Search items such as French resources, tapas, flipped classroom, iste12, 21st century learning. If you looked over the activities I put up before your came, I did a pinboard for the 21st century skills:
Pinterest pin board of the ACTFL 21st century skills. How could this tool you use this tool with your district/dept, etc?. Maybe start one today. Share with us if you like. I will put it on this wiki page.
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Section 3-Day 2 of the NADSFL Summer Institute


Polleverywhere question



A. Learner targets
  1. Learner target #1: I can identify structures that can help me lead.
  2. Learner target #2: I can begin to create an action for 21st century leadership..


B. Important reflection questions for discussion on the first day.
  1. How can I move my teachers into the 21st century? What sort of structures should I put into place to move my teachers forward?
  2. How do I lead them if I am not yet there?
  3. How do I embed technology without it having it just be "about" technology?
  4. How do I embed the 21st century skills into my professional development programs?

C. Video: Leadership in 21st century schools


D. Possible structures to help department chairs/district leaders connect and collaborate with your teachers. What do you think about when you think of structures needed into to engage all the teachers with whom you work? What structures or structure ideas do you have or need? What do you already have in place?
Structures to help department chairs/district leaders connect and collaborate with your teachers.
Link/ guides
How you might use it. What are your ideas? Please share.



Develop your PLN (Professional Learning Network)
  1. ACTFL
  2. NADSFL
  3. Professional organizations
  4. Twitter
  5. Facebook
  6. Stay in tune with NADSFL!NADSFL homepageNADSFL on FacebookNADSFL on TwitterNADSFL Picasa Photos
  1. We can't do it alone!
  2. Twitter hashtags # to follow: #actfl #langchat #wlteach #mfltwitterati #nadsflsummer12
Many uses of Google docs-
A very easy guide
  1. Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education
  2. Google docs official site (you will need to create a Google email account-Free)
  3. Step-by-Step How to use Google Docs site
  4. Google Drive: use Google Drive to share/store files virtually
  1. Keep a record of dept. meeting notes and minutes as well as share them.
  2. Collaborative projects such as creating activities for class, designing assessments, building rubrics, etc. This way participants can work at remote locations, together, anytime, anywhere.
  3. Share dept updates with administrators.
  4. Use Google Drive to share/store files, docs, pdf, etc. virtually
A website resource:
  1. Build your Wikispace (Go to Educational wikispace if you are using it for class-means no ads)
  2. How to make a wikispace How to make a wikispace 2011.pdf
  3. See how I have organized my district's WL work
  1. Keep a department/district resource wiki
  2. Load up resources for parents and students
  3. Share student work
  4. Collaborate with other teachers on a project
  5. Students can collaborate
  6. Help teachers create a wiki if they don't have an opportunity to have a website
Sharing documents
  1. Dropbox-iPad app, too
  2. NADSFL summer dropbox link (I have loaded the handouts here)
  3. Google Drive:
  1. Use to share/store files, etc. virtually (because keeping track of emails and attachments is crazy!)
  2. If you have a big document or a large ppt,too big to send, then Dropbox is a solution.
Collaborating
  1. Wallwisher
  2. Linoit
  1. Both of these sites are virtual bulletin boards
Sharing articles and information as a curator of information
  1. Pinterest
  2. Mentormob
  3. Coming soon: Educlipper
  4. More on Educlipper
  1. See example and information above.
Sharing powerpoints and documents-view without downloading
  1. Slideshare: share ppt as well as search ppt for resources
  2. SCRIBD: load up documents to share on a site: scroll and read.
  1. Easy as registering and uploading
  2. Makes it easy to share
Notes, reminders, taking notes at a session, etc.
  1. Evernote
  1. Access it on any computer
  2. App available for phone and iPad
QR codes (those things that look like the scanner codes on foods when you go to the grocery store
  1. QR code maker (there are many-Google qr code maker)
  2. QR code reader for phone or tablet (there are many)
  1. Direct teachers to links, messages, etc.
  2. Train teachers to use in class
  3. QR codes in classroom: 50 Interesting ways to use QR codes to support learning
Your turn to explore
  1. Theisen's World Languages Tech site
  2. Terrill/Theisen Hunger Unit






E. Collaborative Activity using Linoit: How to create a "shared vision" using the 21st century skills. Go to your group Linoit and populate it with your ideas, links, thoughts, questions, etc. What does it mean to have a "shared vision" and "shared leadership" with the teachers you work and collaborate with? How is leadership different in the 21st century?

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4




NADSFL 21st Century Educators video