A project of Deeper Learning, the Share Your Learning campaign highlights the value of having students present their work to authentic audiences. In sharing their stories of learning, students reflect on their growth and engage in real dialogue with others about their accomplishments and their futures. To get started, teachers can sign up to join a community of educators encouraging students to produce meaningful work for an authentic audience. After signing up, teachers can download one of the toolkits and have their students publicly share their learning via student-led conferences, exhibitions of student work, or presentations of learning. Then they can post an image or video on social media using the #shareyourlearning hashtag or upload directly to the Share Your Learning website under the Community tab. Share Your Learning aims to have 5 million students across the US sharing their stories of learning by 2020. That goal will require the participation of 300,000 teachers!
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive initiative brings the power of real science stories into high school life science classrooms. The stories anchor a variety of classroom resources based on peer-reviewed science.
Many of us have the tech, but don’t always know how or where it makes sense to use it in the classroom. Edina Public Schools and Logitech discuss simple, school-tested ways to use technology to creatively enhance learning. You’ll come away with creative ways to personalize learning and specific school-tested strategies that you can use immediately. Access the webinar recording here.
Voice of Witness advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by—and fighting against—injustice. The nonprofit produces a book series that depicts human rights and social justice issues through the edited oral histories of people most closely affected by them.