Monday, February 21, 2011

Guided Inquiry Unit - Librarian and Teachers:)

Guided inquiry, as Carol Collier Kuhlthau envisions it, is a model based on collaboration between the classroom teacher and the librarian.  Sadly, many schools in Maine no longer have full time librarians.  Rumford Elementary does, Eileen Broderick. Eileen collaborates with teachers using the guided inquiry model Kuhlthau proposed.


During this one hour webinar, Eileen and her team mate, Denise Richard, will review a unit on animals they have co-taught.  The presentation is teacher friendly.  Viewers will be amazed by the level of thinking these students demonstrate.


Please join us on March 3, 2011 - 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Topic:  A librarian and elementary (4th) classroom teacher present a guided inquiry unit  (science) 
            on  animals.
  
Presenters: Eileen Broderick, librarian
                     Denise Richard, classroom teacher


To take part in the webinar click on this link: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/bp2011/
   







*Audio access to the meetings will be conducted via phone bridge.  To help participants connect by phone, a box will appear asking for their phone number so the Connect conference room can call them back.
Those using a telephone with a direct-dial phone number, should accept this option, enter their phone number, and the conference room will call them right back.
Those who have a telephone with no direct-line phone number (if their phone is only reached by a switchboard), should click on CANCEL when the call-back box appears, then dial-in to the meeting using this access combination:
·         Dial-in 1-866-910-4857
·         Password 985399
Detailed instructions on joining the meeting can be found online at http://www.maine.gov/education/lsalt/paap/materialstools/documents/PK20-2_login_instructions.pdf.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Archived Presentation:) Special Education Guided Inquiry Unit!

For those of you who missed yesterday's presentation on a Guided Inquiry Unit written and taught by Wendy Moreau, RSU 36 Special Education Director; Jenna Cote, Livermore Falls High School, Special Education Teacher; and Eric Kobischen, Livermore Falls Middle School, Special Education Teacher.

The unit is an excellent example of blended teaching - excellent teaching and the use of technology.  Those of you who are interested will find the unit doable and a unique way to help your students connect to their local community and then onto the global community at large - increasing relevance and so rigor.

Here is the link to the archive of their presentation:  http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/p24905680/.

If you have any further questions, you can contact Wendy Moreau directly at:  wmoreau@rsu36.net .

Monday, February 14, 2011

Guided Inquiry Unit - First in the Webinar Series! - Don't Miss It!

Date: February 17, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM


Topic:  A team of middle school and high school teachers present a guided inquiry unit on the history of Livermore Falls.
  
Presenters: Wendy Moreau, Special Education Director, 
                     Jenna Cote, high school teacher
                      Eric Kobischen, middle school teacher
             
To take part in the webinar click on this link:  http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/bp2011-1/ 


Audio access to the meetings will be conducted via phone bridge.  To help participants connect by phone, a box will appear asking for their phone number so the Connect conference room can call them back.
Those using a telephone with a direct-dial phone number, should accept this option, enter their phone number, and the conference room will call them right back.
Those who have a telephone with no direct-line phone number (if their phone is only reached by a switchboard), should click on CANCEL when the call-back box appears, then dial-in to the meeting using this access combination:
·         Dial-in 1-866-910-4857
·         Password 985399
Detailed instructions on joining the meeting can be found online at http://www.maine.gov/education/lsalt/paap/materialstools/documents/PK20-2_login_instructions.pdf.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Webinar Series on Guided Inquiry

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important."  Bill Gates


Now truer words were spoken.  International studies are touting the importance of "blended learning" - a combination of technology use and excellent teaching.


As part of the Title 11 Literacy and Technology pilot we have explored these connections over the last 3 years.  We are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to share excellent guided inquiry units - blended learning at its best - with the master teachers who created them.  Here is the schedule.

All webinars will be conducted from: 3:00-4:00 EST.  


Webinars will be archived after the presentations and will be available on the DOE website.  



Date: February 17, 2011


Topic:  A team of middle school and high school teachers present a guided inquiry unit on  
              the history of Livermore Falls.
  
Presenters: Wendy Moreau, Special Education Director, 
                     Jenna Cote, high school teacher
                      Eric Kobischen, middle school teacher
             
To take part in the webinar click on this link:  http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/bp2011-1/ 
and then follow the directions below.*


Date: March 3, 2011


Topic:  A librarian and elementary (4th) classroom teacher present a guided inquiry unit  (science) 
            on  animals.
  
Presenters: Eileen Broderick, librarian
                     Denise Richard, classroom teacher


To take part in the webinar click on this link: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/bp2011/

and then follow the directions below.*




Date: March 17, 2011


Topic:  A team of inter-disciplinary high school teachers will share the logistics and 
            technology involved when working on a school wide basis.
  
Presenters: Hattie DeRaps, Alternative Education 
                     Jake Bogar, Physics and Engineering
                     Lisa Dalrymple, Foreign Language Department Head


To take part in the webinar click on this link: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/bp2011-3/ 
and then follow the directions below.*


*Audio access to the meetings will be conducted via phone bridge.  To help participants connect by phone, a box will appear asking for their phone number so the Connect conference room can call them back.
Those using a telephone with a direct-dial phone number, should accept this option, enter their phone number, and the conference room will call them right back.
Those who have a telephone with no direct-line phone number (if their phone is only reached by a switchboard), should click on CANCEL when the call-back box appears, then dial-in to the meeting using this access combination:
·         Dial-in 1-866-910-4857
·         Password 985399
Detailed instructions on joining the meeting can be found online at http://www.maine.gov/education/lsalt/paap/materialstools/documents/PK20-2_login_instructions.pdf.

More to come in March and April.  We hope you will join us:)