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Applications are now open for the LEADS iIN Visionaries for 2017-2018! Visionaries are part of a learning network that utilizes district funds and coaching support to identify and explore opportunities to improve learning. 

LEADS iIN Visionaries

For more information and to apply visit: http://leads.liberty.k12.mo.us/visionaries 
Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 3/6/17




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Thank you to our Buck Institute National Faculty trainer, Alicia Peletz for her continued support of our learning. Alicia has been on site regularly this year to help teachers wrestle with Gold Standard Project Based Learning.

Project Based Learning

This month our topic for learning is creating scaffolded assessments. Check out our resources HERE.

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 3/3/17




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Get your #EdCampLiberty t-shirts today! Our online store closes at midnight on March 19. Shirts will be available at our event on Saturday, April 1.

EdCampLiberty Tshirts

To learn more about EdCampLiberty visit: www.edcampliberty.com

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 3/3/17




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Join us Saturday, April 1, at Liberty Middle School for EdCampLiberty!

EdCampLiberty

To find out more and register, go to: www.edcampliberty.com 

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 3/2/17




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With a lot of focus on Project Based Learning, sometimes teachers wonder what they should do when students are in self-directed or team learning modes.

Here is an interesting blog post, “What To Do During Student Work Time in PBL” that contains ideas and checklists for conferring that might be interesting to modify and try.

Share your thoughts, ideas, and strategies on #lpsleads.

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 2/14/17




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Just released is a new feature in Google Slides where students can upload their video into Google Drive and then upload into Slides without the use of YouTube.


Check out this tutorial by Richard Byrne.

 

 

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 2/10/17




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This week a team from Liberty will be attending the Future Ready Conference in "making a firm commitment to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning".

As one of our responsibilities for the conference we will be opening our classrooms and sharing our learning environments. Be sure to tweet out your classroom to #lpsleads so that we can highlight the great things happening across LPS!

Check out #FutureReady on Tuesday and Wednesday and join in the conversation!

Future Ready

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 11/28/16




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As of September 2016, Google Hangouts on Air officially YouTube Livetransitioned to YouTube Live! The only problem is that it can be difficult to find quickly. Alice Keeler helps solve this issue with a step-by-step tutorial for bookmarking the link.

 

YouTube Live is a live streaming Google Hangout. You might consider using this with an expert to class connection or streaming exhibition projects. Keep in mind, whatever is streamed is initially saved as public. You can change this setting once the Live session is over.

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 11/20/16




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If you don't regularly read Cult of Pedagogy, I would definitely recommend adding this to your weekly reads! In this particular post, Gonzalez shares 8 Great Educational Podcasts for Kids that might be great to "deliver content, provide enrichment, or explain topics in a different way".

 

If you have others you would like to share with staff, please tweet out resources to #lpsleads

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 11/13/16




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Liberty Public Schools continues to learn and move toward Open Education Resources for the 2016-2017 school year. Several of our departments have been curating and publishing their OER resources. Take a look!

 

To learn more about Liberty's journey into OER, click HERE.

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 11/7/16




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Snapchat as QR Reader
Learn more about "Snap Codes".

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 10/31/16




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Engaging students with video doesn't have to be a passive activity. Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 6.21.50 PM.png
Check out the resources below to learn more about increasing Learner Agency and giving students the opportunity to process video.

 

Amplify student voice by scaffolding the learning environment for student led discussions.

Resources:
Slides (Speaker) Notes

Collaborative Notes 
Video Resource 

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 10/24/16




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The following is for teachers of students ages 13-18...

Write the World

Are you looking for ways your students can publish their writing for authentic audiences? Check out Write the World – it is a writing community for young writers that hosts monthly competitions (with expert feedback if submitted the first week).

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 10/17/16




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Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 1.49.59 PM.pngDigital Citizenship needs to be part of our daily consideration and routines as teachers of students who are 1:1. Check out Common Sense Media's resources for Digital Citizenship Week - October 16-22! 

 


 

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Posted by: Tracey Kracht
Published: 10/16/16