Friday, February 26, 2016

2-27-16 What do we mean when we claim "college preparatory" in a Catholic School

1. Setting some context, share your school’s grade levels and the core academic objectives as defined by your mission statement?
2. How does your school determine academic requirements/course sequence?
3. Focusing purely on academics, what courses or knowledge is needed in college? How do we know this?
4. In light of a Catholic setting, what is missing if we purely focus on academic readiness for college?
5. In a Catholic setting, what unique opportunities can we offer students for college-readiness?
6. How does your school address the tensions between secular college-readiness and academic readiness based on faith foundations?
7. What recommendations/needs can be identified to articulate our Catholic answer to this tension?

Extra Questions
What does “college” look like these days?
How are our schools reflecting this changes landscape?
How are our schools pushing against this changing landscape?

Saturday, February 20, 2016

2-20-16 Storify Archive, Professional Development

2-20-16 Professional Development

Q1: What is the purpose of Professional Development for you? #CatholicEdChat

Q2: Time, money, energy are all limited resources. What PD experienced are “worth it” and why? #CatholicEdChat

Q3: How does good PD make you feel? #CatholicEdChat

Q4: What are signs of a bad PD? #CatholicEdChat

Q5: How do you find PD opportunities that fit your needs as a learner? #CatholicEdChat

Q6: As far as outside, in person PD, what events, organizations, etc have you found useful? #CatholicEdChat

Q7: What books, resources, etc have helped you grow as a practitioner? #CatholicEdChat

Friday, February 12, 2016

#CatholicEdChat 2-13-16 Teaching Students about Social Media

Join, High School Senior Sarah - Twitter Handle @The_Geeky_Girl, as she moderates our chat.

1. How can we have internet foreigners teach internet natives?
2. How do we keep up with the latest social apps and sites students are using?
3. How can we make sure students understand that their online presence affects their future?
4. How does it differ from elementary middle and high school?
5. How can we teach kids about staying safe online if they don't care?
6. What role can parents play in helping teach kids about being on social media?