Our guests on this episode ofÂ Teachers Teaching Teachers are:
- Kyle Meador, the Director of Education at Our School at Blair Grocery, New Orleans. To learn more about Our School at Blair Grocery, check out this video. Then click here to visit their photo slideshow. This is well worth your time! And while you are there, please contribute to their construction efforts. You’ll find a donate button on the right side of the site.
- We met Kyle on Edutopiaâ€™s â€œofficial PBL Camp kickoffâ€ this Monday. This was a webinar led by Suzie Boss, and it was â€œattended by more than 100 campers. If you missed the live event, you can view an archived recording, and/or download the slide presentation.â€ Suzie also joins us on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teacher. There was a lot of synergy between Edutopiaâ€™s Problem-Based Learning Camp and our webcast this summer. It was great to be a small part of this work. All of of the materials of this camp areopen to everybody and there is PBL wiki.
- On this episode, we also welcome two teachers from the Live Oak Writing Project which is on the coast in Mississippi. High school science teacher, Alicia Blair who had been with us the week before returns with a colleague, Stacey Ferguson who teaches 5th grade.
- Middle-school science and technology teacher, Jeff Mason joins us once again to give us his perspectives from Pensacola, Florida.
On this show, we talk about getting a website ready in time for the students on the Gulf Coast, to make it easy for them to share their stories, poems, photographs, essays, and cartoons with us. Bill Fitzgerald and his colleagues at FunnyMonkey pulled it off! Students are coming back along the Gulf Coast this week and next week. “Voices on the Gulf” is ready. We expect that student voices will dominate on this site eventually, but we invite you to join now, and add a discussion. What are you thinking about the BP oil spill? How will this event change your teaching?
Please plan to join us to plan curriculum and make connections with teachers in the Gulf. Browse over to http://EdTechTalk.com/live at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific USA every Wednesday in August./ World Times. Weâ€™ll see you then!
Go to EdTechTalk to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.