DLMOOC – Wk 9 email – student panel

(This is a duplicate of the March 20 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC participants:

Tonight at 4pm Pacific (Los Angeles) will be our final panel discussion. This one will be an all student panel about deeper learning.

Please take a minute to fill out our final course evaluation survey, and check out these Put it into Practice options to help you reflect on deeper learning and your DLMOOC experience.

And don’t forget that we’ll be live streaming these events from DL2014:

  • Wednesday, March 26 – 9:15 – 10:15 am Pacific (Los Angeles) – Opening Session
  • Thursday, March 27 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific (Los Angeles) – Keynote: Ron Berger, Expeditionary Learning & Polaris Students
  • Friday, March 28 - 9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific (Los Angeles) – Special Academic Mindsets panel

Happy deeper learning!

Sincerely,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

Wk 9 email – Final reflections

(This is a duplicate of the March 16 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC’ers:

Well, it’s hard to believe, but this is the last week of DLMOOC. There’s no new content this week, but it’s not over — we want you to take this opportunity to catch up on something you didn’t get to AND to close the loop and reflect on your own deeper learning during the course. We think that time for this should be built into every learning experience.

  • On Mon., March 17 at 4pm Pacific (Los Angeles), we’ll be having a special DLMOOC participants’ discussion. We’ll have a few participants in our regular hangout, and we also want ALL OF YOU to participate via chat. We’ll have a page for this up here (will require a Google sign-in), and we’ll be running a simultaneous Twitter chat.
  • On Thurs., we’ll be having another all-student panel discussion about deeper learning.
  • We have several options for Put it into Practice activities to help you reflect on your DLMOOC experience.
  • Our Tweet of the Week this week is:
    How did DLMOOC affect your idea of what #deeperlearning means? How will you carry this forward?
    Tweet with the hashtag #dlmooc
  • Complete this short survey to help us (and our funders) evaluate the impact of DLMOOC.

We would like to sincerely thank you for your participation in DLMOOC. This has been a tremendous learning experience for us here on the team, and we are happy that you were able to join us for the ride.

All of the materials from the course will remain posted online indefinitely, and they are open licensed so that you can remix and reuse them for your own professional learning. We hope that the discussions about deeper learning we’ve had here are only the beginning for all of us as we go deeper!

Sincerely,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

 

Wk 8 – Live streams coming from DL2014

(This is a duplicate of the March 12 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC participants:

For this week’s discussion on exhibiting student work, we invite you to try this Put it Into Practice.

You can also respond to this tweet of the week: Tweet a picture of a space where you can imagine student work living. Use the hashtags #dlmooc #dlspace, and respond to others’ tweets with suggestions of how the space might be transformed.

There is no Thursday “Lens into the Classroom” session today.

Finally, we are excited to announce that the Deeper Learning 2014 conference will be live streaming several events for remote viewers:

  • Wednesday, March 26 – 9:15-10:15 am Pacific (Los Angeles) – Opening Session
  • Thursday, March 27 – 9:00-10:00 am Pacific (Los Angeles) – Keynote: Ron Berger, Expeditionary Learning & Polaris Students
  • Friday, March 28 - 9:00-10:00 am Pacific (Los Angeles) – Special Academic Mindsets panel

These events will be linked on the DLMOOC G+ community page and on Twitter.

We will also be having a DLMOOC meet-up during lunch on Thursday, March 27. If you were a part of DLMOOC or if you are interested in DLMOOC, join us at the DLMOOC tables!

Regards,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

Wk 8 email – Exhibiting student work

(This is a duplicate of the March 9 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC’ers:,

It’s week 8, the second to the last week of DLMOOC, and we’re talking about exhibiting student work, audience, and curation. A list of the activity options for this week is available here.

We’re anxious to hear your ideas and thoughts this week about sharing student work and curation. We’ll be looking for them on our G+ community and on Twitter (#dlmooc). And keep those badge submissions coming!

Sincerely,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

Wk 7 email – How do you assess DL?

(This is a duplicate of the March 6 email sent to registered participants.)
Dear DLMOOC participants:

As we explore assessing deeper learning this week, we invite you to share your own experiences with this topic — How do you assess deeper learning? What assessment is most useful to you and your students? What gets in the way? Share your thoughts on G+, Twitter, or your own blog. (And any of these would be a great submission to get your Deeper Learner badge as well!)

And here are some other ways to put DLMOOC into practice for this topic:

Finally, the High Tech High Graduate School of Education is offering full fellowships in School Leadership and Teacher Leadership, some of which also include a living stipend. Fellows are immersed in a HTH school for a year, while earning their M.Ed. Priority Deadline March 10 with rolling admission after this date. Questions can be sent to: hmurugesan@hightechhigh.org. More information is available here.

Regards,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

Wk 7 email – Assessing deeper learning

(This is a duplicate of the March 2 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC participants:,

It’s week 7 of DLMOOC, and we’re talking about assessing deeper learning. A list of the activity options for this week is available here.

We also want to let you know that High Tech High is offering a full fellowship in School Leadership! This includes a full tuition fellowship, a living stipend, a year-long immersion at a HTH school and of course, earning your M.Ed. in School Leadership in sunny San Diego, CA. Priority Deadline March 10. Questions can sent to: kwilson@hightechhigh.org. More information is available here.

Sincerely,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

 

Wk 6 email – badges!

(This is a duplicate of the Feb. 27 email sent to registered participants.)

badges

Dear DLMOOC participants:

Today we are very excited to announce BADGES! We have two deeper learning badges you can apply for: Deeper Learner and Deeper Learning Guide. More information is available here. Show us how you’ve experienced deeper learning and earn a badge!

We have a great academic mindsets assessment survey from PERTS that you can do for this week’s Put it into Practice, and there are also some new interactive video segments from Zaption to try out.

And don’t forget our panel discussion today Feb. 27 at 4:00pm PT (Los Angeles). In this session, we’ll be hearing the dilemma of teachers Matt Strand and Kevin Denton talking about what academic mindsets looks like in the classroom.

Warmly,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

Wk. 6 email – Academic mindsets

(This is a duplicate of the Feb. 23 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC participants:

It’s week 6 of DLMOOC, and we’d like to invite you to RESTART your DLMOOC participation. Forget about what you haven’t done and pick up with something you’d like to do now.

This week, we’re looking at academic mindsets, and we know that this is a topic that many of you are really looking forward to. Here is a list of the activity options for this week.

And if academic mindsets aren’t your thing, stay tuned for the upcoming explorations of assessment of deeper learning and exhibiting student work, audience, and curation!

Sincerely,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

 

Wk 5 – Thurs. email – RESTART

(This is a duplicate of the Feb. 20 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC  participant,

Regardless of how you have or haven’t participated in DLMOOC so far, we’d like to invite you to RESTART!

Restart your MOOC learning

Remember that this is the #noguilt MOOC, and each week’s content stands independently, so you can come and go as you like!

Next week, we’re going to be talking about academic mindsets, and we know that many of you have been eagerly awaiting this topic. So it’s a good chance to jump in and sample a reading, watch a panel discussion, or try putting some of this into practice in your classroom. And if you haven’t posted a comment on our G+ community, now is a good time to try that as well.

We think there is a lot of value in groups connecting around live events as well. You could live tweet these sessions and submit your questions to the panels and lens discussion. And starting this week, DLMOOC would like to buy you coffee and bagels for your face-to-face meeting. Email us for more information.

And don’t forget our panel discussion today Feb. 20 at 4:00pm PT (Los Angeles). In this session, we’ll be hearing the dilemma of teacher Andrea Morton looking at what differentiation strategies might be effective for high-ability and high-achieving students in a mixed-ability classroom.

Warmly,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team

Wk 5 email – DL for a wide range of students

(This is a duplicate of the Feb. 16 email sent to registered participants.)

Dear DLMOOC participants:,

It’s week 5 of DLMOOC, and we’re looking at deeper learning for a wide range of students. The options for this week are posted here.

If you’re doing a local meet-up around DLMOOC, we’d love to hear about it. In fact, we’d be happy to buy refreshments for your group. Just send us an email at dlmooc@deeper-learning.org for more information.

Also, if you missed last week’s all-student panel, it was great, and the archive is available here.

Sincerely,

Ben, Rob, Laura, Ryan, Karen, and the whole DLMOOC team