Thursday, Oct 11 9:00 pm EDT

Engaging students in authentic, content-specific conversations using collaborative technology and formative assessments.

With Shelly Stanton

Technology Integration Specialist

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Shelly Stanton is a technology integration specialist for Billings Public Schools in Montana. Prior to this position, she taught business education for 14 years. As a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google ... Full Bio



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"Students are happiest when they are free to communicate. Today's collaborative technologies make that easier than ever. For teachers, these technologies open new opportunities for formative assessment."

“I encourage teachers who are not comfortable with digital technologies to take advantage of the expertise that is available to them. I spend a lot of time with my students to help them develop codes of behavior when interacting online. We talk about how what they do online might affect others; how what they publish will exist permanently; and how they need to be diligent about citing sources.

“I also show students the ways in which these same technologies enable them to communicate anonymously to avoid possible embarrassment; connect globally with people who are not like them; and become better critical evaluators of sources of information they find online.”

As part of this Workshop:

Explore Videos of Practice

Learn directly from Shelly by first viewing videos of that share his ideas and practice. Then get ready to take part in live online workshops and learn first-hand how to personalize this strategy for your classroom.

Get Support from a Working Group

Learn together with other teachers. Be part of an ongoing working group of engaged colleagues committed to helping students better understand texts.

Attend Live Video Workshops

Get the guidance you need. Take part in two live workshops Shelly will host exclusively for working group members. Learn first-hand all you need to begin sharing this strategy with your students.


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