Ruth Fox Elementary & MSU Professional Development Collaborative

 

Welcome to our August 25th, 2014 PD Day at Ruth Fox!

Our Agenda for Today

8:30-8:45
Coffee

8:45-9:30
Welcome & overview of the day
  • Review of tech-integration projects underway
  • "Big Ideas" to guide our tech-integration brainstorming today
9:30-9:40     Quick Intro to the Digital e-Portfolio Space

9:40-10:00   Tech-Integration Brainstorm #1 (start)

10:00-10:10 BREAK

10:10-10:30 Tech-Integration Brainstorm #1 (continued)

10:30-11:00
Tech-Integration Brainstorm #1 *Discussion*

11:00-11:30 Lightning Learning Challenges--Round #1

11:30-12:00 LUNCH

12:00-12:40 Tech-Integration Brainstorm #2

12:40-1:10  
Tech-Integration Brainstorm #2 *Discussion*

1:10-1:40    
Lightning Learning Challenges--Round #2

1:40-2:10     Revisit your favorite Tech-Integration Idea--and take it a step further

2:10-2:15     CUPCAKE BREAK

2:15-2:50    Big-picture discussion questions:
                    How can we continue to wrestle deeply with Big Ideas throughout the year?                                 
                    How can we
weave tech-integration time, talk, & sharing into our busy school lives?
                   
How might a RF student portfolio system work in 2014-15?
                    

2:50-3:00    
Final reflections and thank you's


Useful links for today:

Social Studies textbook page scan (option for screencast activity)

Science textbook page scan (option for screencast activity)

Math textbook page scan (option for screencast activity)

 

Thank you, everyone, for another fun PD Day! (August, 26th, 2013)

Useful links for August 26th, 2013:

Our main Google Doc for today ("Tech Integration Compass") with a table containing tech integration ideas
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ucQMRUNfb9_u4t3Rw9j9BEyVHNMyKKJl0MlPwDfVOvg/edit?usp=sharing

Challenge questions for Round #1 and Round #2:
https://sites.google.com/site/ruthfoxmsupdcollab/home/challenges

An evaluation rubric developed by Doug, Michelle, and Paul for evaluating iPad apps--but also relevant to other tech-integration decisions:
http://readingappmap.wordpress.com/about/

Some slides for today to walk us through a couple of classroom tech-integration scenarios:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oJHYU0ftfs4RWScGnbSEUSfZfORA9tboP9Ua8DgQHQc/edit?usp=sharing


Thank you, everyone, for another awesome PD day! (January 21st, 2013)

Key links for the January 21st PD day (in case you'd like to re-visit them):

The Google Doc ("RFE-MSU PD Brainstorming GDoc (Jan 2013)") where we brainstormed and took notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f9werDYrn9bZ_kK0fu6JaVklwsmVqr3Ay2Sp4hu3MzI/edit#

WWWDOT handout to scaffold critical reading of internet websites:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eiGNULTiI9oVJgBadqoQMy6PP9HTlxyqPbT4lFG9NPw/edit

PST2 + iC3 handout to support synthesis of multiple, multi-modal Internet texts:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/14_7Bin11Zjc-gtDbbesp8H5C5e8kiNFCYXtmFob0FkQ/edit

The LINO virtual bulletin board we used for our summing-up activity at the end of the day:
http://linoit.com/users/mschirahagerman/canvases/MSU-Ruth%20Fox%20PD

A shared spreadsheet in the RF Drive where you posted questions, comments, and ideas before the March 8th PD day:
https://docs.google.com/a/rfbroncos.net/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aoj59x_aBpUxdDIweFJUdHhSelA1N0YtbUtxZlBRY3c


Thank you, everyone, for another terrific PD day! (August 31, 2011)

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in the 2010 Ruth Fox-MSU Summer Institute!

Scroll down for great pics of our March 5, 2010, PD day at Ruth Fox Elementary School.
Scroll farther down for pics and bios of the MSU PD team.
Click on the links in the sidebar to see useful PD day links, today's agenda, tech tool resources, and more.


Thank you, everyone, for a terrific PD day! (March 5, 2010)


MSU & Ruth Fox PD Team Members


Douglas K. Hartman
Professor of Teacher Education & Educational Technology

Doug
taught middle school English language arts and fourth grade in Oregon and California.  His research interests include technology & literacy, adolescent literacy, and the history of literacy.

Email Doug at:  dhartman at msu.edu

Webpage:  http://www.msularc.org/html/prin_hartman.html
Carlin Borsheim
Doctoral student, Teacher Education

Carlin taught middle and high school English language arts and drama for eight years in Michigan and Ohio.  Her research interests include multiculturalism, teaching for social justice, and technology & literacy.

Email Carlin at:  borsheim at msu.edu
 


Mike DeSchryver

Doctoral candidate, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology

Mike was a technology coordinator and director in public and private schools for over ten years and taught pre-service and in-service technology integration courses at MSU. His current research interests include advanced new literacies and knowledge synthesis when learning online.

Email Mike at:  deschry2 at msu.edu



Michelle Schira Hagerman
Doctoral student, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology

Michelle taught French as a Second Language in both public and private schools for ten years in Canada before moving to Michigan with her family.  Her current research interests include adolescent online literacy and cognitive development.

Email Michelle at:  schiraha at msu.edu



Robin Harris
Doctoral student, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology

Robin taught elementary school in Louisiana and Texas at both charter and public schools before moving to Michigan. Her current research interests include issues related to urban education, diverse learners, and students who struggle to achieve within the schooling system.

Email Robin at:  harri710 at msu.edu




Danah Henriksen
Doctoral student

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Kristen Kereluik
Doctoral student, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology

Kristen taught undergraduate pre-service teachers and Masters students in the Masters in Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. Her current research interests include the use of self-regulated learning strategies in online, informal environments.

Email Kristen at:  kereluik at msu.edu

Webpage: kereluik.com


Jackie Kerr
Doctoral student

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Paul Morsink
Doctoral student, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology

Paul taught middle school and high school English for twelve years in California. His current research interests include the new demands and opportunities of online reading comprehension.

Email Paul at:  morsinkp at msu.edu
Andy Price
Doctoral student, Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education

Andy was a high school English teacher before he came to MSU to learn to teach teachers.

 Email Andy at
:  ajprice at msu.edu



Josh Rosenberg
Doctoral student

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Sandra Sawaya
Doctoral student, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology

Sandra Sawaya is an advanced doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State University.  Her research interests involve informal learning using mobile technologies and the implications of such devices on learning.  She is also interested in designing technology-rich learning environments for higher education.  In addition to being a full-time student, she is teaching in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program and a user experience intern at Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

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Carmen Woodruff
Computer Teacher, Ruth Fox Elementary School

Carmen teaches 5th and 6th grade computer classes at Ruth Fox Elementary. She also teaches computer classes at the Middle School. She has two master's degrees, one in The Art of Teaching and one in Technology in Education.

Email Carmen at
:  cwoodruff at nbbroncos.net



Anne Heintz

Doctoral student, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology, Literacy Specialization

Anne worked in arts education in New York City and has developed and taught online courses for undergraduate and Masters students. Her current research interests include literacy instruction and the performing arts in online and offline learning environments.

Email Anne at:  heintza1 at msu.edu


 

Matthew Boyer

Doctoral student, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology

Matthew taught elementary school for thirteen years in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in both second and fifth grades. He has his Master's degree in Technology in Education and is currently researching the design of game-based virtual learning environments.


Email Matthew at: boyerdm at msu.edu