It should be duly noted that we recorded this entire podcast asynchronously over two weeks on Voxer. Jon recorded on an airplane, in hotels, walking down the street… you get the idea. We had no clue if this would work or not, but decided to take a risk and try it. A warning: the audio quality is not the usual pro audio, but I’m gonna go ahead and make the case that it adds character to this episode.
At the end of the podcast, I shared CUE’s new conference: Bold. Between lesson plan remixing and classroom crib redesigns, this first annual conference is going to be something special. So, sit back (unless you exercise to podcasts; in that case, pick up the pace!), and enjoy Jon and I talking about taking STEM, STEAM, and project-based learning to the next level.
Learning is a social process. Historically, this has meant that even the most base level literature conversations have necessarily taken place in the classroom. Several tools enables teachers to embed scaffolded instruction in the text, outside the confines of the classroom. When students arrive to the discussion, they have already engaged the text in multiple ways and explored meta-textual elements. Students bring this knowledge and background to the discussions allowing for deep, meaningful conversations.