Chat Opportunities!


#1

Hey @new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators :formative:

We are starting this thread so that we can let you know about educational chats where you can connect and learn from other awesome educators! Follow this thread to stay updated!

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#2

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators :formative:

Tomorrow, @kelly.barr @brent.hall @ebryan are hosting our second ever #goformative chat on Twitter (4:30PM PST/ 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST)! We are going to be discussing the following questions and it’s going to be opportunity to learn new ideas for using Formative:

If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat before, below is a helpful poster for doing so. If you aren’t on Twitter, no worries! We plan on continuing this chat in our community!


Visual by: Timothy Wilhelmus


#6

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators :formative:

Me and @rdene915 are hosting our next #formativechat on Twitter! We are going to be talking about productive peer assessment and would love to hear your thoughts :slight_smile: We hope you can join us!


#7

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

This week, Formative Certified Educators @Darcey_Teasdale @mgarcia & @d.vendramin are leading a slow chat about standards-based learning and would love for you to participate. Each day, they’ll be posting a new discussion question in the #specialized-application category of our community and inviting you to respond. I got a sneak peek of the questions and they are sure to produce some awesome conversation!

Have a great week everyone :sunglasses:

Update…here are links to the community topics where we discussed each question! Feel free to check what other educators said and share your thoughts!

Monday

What do you use to assess your standards (points, rubric - if a rubric how many levels do you use?

Tuesday

What are some of the mentalities/habits that you personally have to fight against as you work to maintain a standards-based learning environment?

Wednesday

How can you differentiate your teaching in a standards based learning environment?

Thursday

What types of assignments are more conducive to standards based learning?

Friday

How many times do your students usually attempt re-assessment in a standard? How do you prepare them for it?

Saturday

How can standard-based learning and infusing innovation work hand in hand?

Sunday

How do engaging methods such as Project Based Learning and/or Genius Hours work with standard-based learning?


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#8

Later today, me and @rdene915 are also hosting #formativechat and are discussing one of my favorite topics, effective differentiation. If you are on Twitter, we hope you can join us live. If you are not, we’ll be posting the questions later this week in the #specialized-application category so you can participate as well!

Now that the live chat is over, you can continue to slow chat in our community! Jump to one of the questions below!

Differentiation can be a lot to manage…what strategies can you use to be efficient about it?

Share some of the positive results/benefits/changes you have experienced because of differentiation!


An amazing formative within a formative
#9

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

Formative Certified Educator @Danielle_Moore is guesting hosting our #formativechat tomorrow on Twitter (4:30PM PST / 7:30PM EST) and we’d love to invite you to join us! We’ll be talking about how we can help give students a greater voice in their education and ways to let them decide the “what”, “when”, and “why” of learning! It’s going to be a great conversation (3 questions in 30 minutes) and we’d love to hear your input!


#10

@new_members @informed_members

Summer’s here! We invite you to join us for #formativechat later today (4:30PM PST / 7:30PM EST) and reflect on how you used formative assessment this school year. It’ll be a great opportunity to learn new formative ideas from other educators (including Formative Certified Educators) and celebrate all the awesome things you’ve accomplished. The questions we’ll be discussing are below and you can click here for how to participate:


#11

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

Last #formativechat, we asked teachers what they’d like to improve upon in terms of their use of formative assessment and many of them shared the desire to become more efficient with it. So that’s what we are discussing this week! Join us tomorrow at 4:30PM PST / 7:30PM EST and you’ll most certainly learn some great ideas that you can take back to your classroom! Certified Educator @mlschnick is returning to guest host!


#12

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

This week, Formative Certified Educators @stephanie_howell & @d.vendramin are leading a slow chat about how to best serve students with special needs and would love to hear from you! Each day, they’ll be posting a new question in the #specialized-application category for you to think about and respond to!

Q1 is now up! Click here to share how you work with others (co-teachers, colleagues, admin…) to create a learning environment that is conducive for students with special needs!

Q2 is now up! Click here to share how you are helping all students achieve and not just the ones who are struggling!

Q3 is now up! Click here to share how you are helping THAT kid who is really struggling!

Q4 & Q5 are now up! Click here to share the tech tools and features that help you provide all students with access to learning!


#13

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

Tomorrow we are hosting another awesome #formativechat on Twitter at 4:30PM PST/ 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST! This time, we are inviting educators to share how they leverage standards-based learning and we’d love to hear from you! Lurkers are also welcome :slight_smile:

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#14

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

I hope your summer is going well so far! We are back tomorrow with another fun #formativechat (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST) and this time me and @rdene915 are inviting you all to share your thoughts on using formative assessment to fuel class discussions! This is going to be a great summer learning activity and we hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it to the live event, we’ll also be posting the questions in the #specialized-application category throughout the week so you can check out the discussion and respond whenever!


#15

@informed_members @Certified_Educators

Join us tomorrow for another amazing #formativechat (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST/ 7:30 PM EST)! Me and @rdene915 would love to hear your thoughts on breaking tradition and finding better alternatives to traditional tests!

Once again, if you can’t attend the live event, we’ll be posting some of the questions in the community so you can respond later!


#16

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

Today, @mgarcia , @brent.hall & I are starting a reading group about student badging! If you haven’t heard of student badging before, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the value that it can bring to your classroom (helping students understand learning units, tracking progress, recognizing achievement…). And if you have experience with badging, participating in our reading group will be a great way to gain new ideas and resources.

The way it’ll work is over the next three weeks, we’ll post topics in the #specialized-application category, sharing articles/resources and inviting you to respond to included follow-up questions!

The first topic is now up! Click here to join us in exploring the reasons behind student badging, the process, and examples!

The second topic is now up! Click here to join us in talking about the role that can badges play in motivating students and how to make the most of them!

The third and final topic is up :slight_smile: Click here to explore resources for setting up your own badging system and making it efficient! Feel free to share your thoughts too!


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#17

@informed_members @Certified_Educators

#formativechat returns tomorrow (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST)! This time we are talking about creating awesome learning environments for students and would love to hear your ideas!

If you can’t make it to the live event, we’ll post questions throughout the week in the #specialized-application category, so you can respond there!

Update: Here’s some highlights from the chat!

Q1: Besides modeling :slightly_smiling_face: How can we teach students to ask great questions? How does this support a great learning environment?

Q2: How can you ensure that the criteria for success in your classroom is balanced for students and transparent to them?

Q3: What learning habits do you want your students to attain? How can you help your students attain them?


#18

This week, @Danielle_Moore @d.vendramin @jwyckoff & @kbaker are leading a special Iron Chef Slow Chat in the #specialized-application category of our Community Center! They’ll each be revealing a special ingredient (another educational app/website), sharing a recipe (how they envision using it with Formative), and inviting you to share your own ideas as well!

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to learn new ways to appsmash and collaborate with other great educators! “Allez cuisine!”

@jwyckoff shares how he uses Microsoft Sway for a tasty formative!

@d.vendramin reveals how he uses Mentimeter and Wakelet for great Formative grub!

@Danielle_Moore shares how she uses Edpuzzle, Youtube, and Flipgrid for a gourmet Formative meal!

@kbaker serves up an exquisite Formative dish using Actively Learn!

Bon appetit :plate_with_cutlery: :ok_hand:


#19

Hey @informed_members @Certified_Educators ! We hope you can join us tomorrow for #formativechat (4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST)! Steve Wick is guest hosting and we are going to be talking about the ISTE standards, building great lessons, and giving students greater ownership of learning! Check it out:

If you are unfamiliar with the ISTE standards, we encourage you to check them out using the links below. They are great for setting goals for yourself as a teacher and for your students too!

https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators

https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students


#20

This week, Formative Certified Educators @chase.kirkpatrick and @pflynn are going to be hosting a slow chat about flipped learning and would love to hear your thoughts! This will be a great opportunity for educators of all flipped experience levels so make sure to stay tuned to #specialized-application as they pose questions each day for you to engage in!

A new question is posted each day! Jump to one below:

  1. Why would you want to flip your classroom? What advantages are there?

  2. What does flipped learning look like in your classroom?

  3. What learning platforms do you use to flip you classroom?

  4. When flipping…how do you teach/reinforce students to work at their own pace and take accountability for their learning?

  5. How do you gauge the mastering of content being learned in your flipped classes?

  6. In a flipped classroom…how do you adjust to the pace of the learner, when they aren’t successful in meeting mastery expectations?

  7. How does “Flipping” make you reflect on your practices or rethink how you reach your students?


#21

Happy Sunday everyone! We’ve got a great #formativechat coming up tomorrow at 4:30PM PST/ 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST! We are going to be talking about how to use formative assessment to nurture learners. We hope you can make it!

And as always, we’ll be posting the questions in #specialized-application (later in the week) so you can slow chat there too!


#22

Hey everyone!

This week, @tricia.mintner @freymuge & @Dawn_Frier1 are hosting a slow chat about student-centered learning! It’s a gigantic topic that we’ve started explored in our community in the past and our hosts have put together a great line-up of questions to help everyone explore it further! Each day, they’ll be posting a new question in the #specialized-application category and would love to hear your thoughts! Here’s to a great chat :raised_hands:

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

Q1 is now up! What is student-centered instruction to you? How do you define it? What does it look like in the classroom?

Q2 is up! What are the benefits of a student-centered approach to working with today’s students?

Q3 is up! What is one thing you will instill in your classes or work to further student-centered learning?

Q4 is up! What challenges do you see in assessment with student centered learning and how do you overcome those challenges?

Q5 is up! How do you introduce Student Centered Learning to students?

Q6! How do you allow for student choice/input while keeping within your school’s curricula requirements?

Q7! How do you provide a more student-centered environment when your curriculum is ‘locked’?


#23

@new_members @informed_members @Certified_Educators

We hope you can join us tomorrow for another exciting #formativechat! at 4:30PM PST / 6:30PM CST / 7:30PM EST! This time we are talking about letting students take the wheel with formative assessment and we’d love to hear your thoughts!