08-23-15 Chat Archive

Authentic Learning with @kylepace on #txeduchat

  1. Q1: How do we establish a clear understanding of what "authentic" means? Do we need to? What does it mean to you? #txeduchat
  2. A1: Of course “authentic” has a connotation of “real.” But what makes a learning experience “real?” Translates to out-of-school? #txeduchat
  3. A1: Authentic means not scripted and real world. Sometimes, best lessons come out of nowhere! #txeduchat
  4. #txeduchat A1:We need a place where Ss are free to take control of their learning, take a learning standard and let Ss run with it
  5. A1: For learning to be authentic, it needs to be genuine...real opportunities for Ss to engage with lessons, materials, etc. #txeduchat
  6. A1: Authentic means true to self or something that happens naturally #txeduchat
  7. A1: authentic is all relational. If you aren't investing with emotion then you are just going through motions. #txeduchat
  8. Authentic is who you're trying to become. You dont have to be perfect yet to be authentic. Mistakes dont mean you arent authentic #txeduchat
  9. A1: We collaboratively define by definition & example what authentic means. Yes, we need to, so all in our schools will be clear. #txeduchat
  10. A1b: Sometimes, easier to say what it is NOT...a standardized test score is NOT a measure of authentic learning! #txeduchat
  11. A1: Authentic learning is not just “learning for school” but “learning for life.” #txeduchat
  12. Something that could be encountered outside the school building; relevant to students #txeduchat
  13. A1: authentic-as in real world connected/applicable-must engage students #txeduchat
  14. Authentic = genuine. We all need to be authentic in our teaching. #txeduchat
  15. I absolutely love that at my new school we are spending 3 days doing relationship building before we even touch curriculum. #txeduchat
  16. A1 I could be wrong, but here goes...Authentic learning is where Ss are allowed to do work, learn, try, fail and try again. #txeduchat
  17. A1: Authentic congers up what's real, original, transparent. Engaging, creative, innovative, inspirational. Relevant & connected. #txeduchat
  18. A1: Authentic learning inspires, ignites, and allows creativty to prevail! #txeduchat
  19. A1) Authentic means exploring what matters to the students. It's where learning makes a difference in the world. #txeduchat
  20. A1 Authentic learning means that you can get Ss to care about it without them having to decipher why they need to know it. #txeduchat
  21. A1 Must have discussion w/all stakeholders 2 establish clear understanding. If not, traveling multiple paths. Means-Real,Relevant #txeduchat
  22. A1 Authentic-real life learning. Creativity at it's best. Ss to share their experiences, products and learning with the world. #txeduchat
  23. @Mr_Portier Is this for Ts or whole community? Can you say more about this 3 day experience. #txeduchat
  24. Authenticity = making the learning experience as "real" as possible. #txeduchat
  25. A1. You could always just ask the kids at the end of a lesson, "Raise ur hand if today was fo' real". Boom. #txeduchat
  26. A1: Setting up learning so Ss can develop an innovator mindset and really deepen the content standards #txeduchat http://t.co/z5R2Mjbj1z
    A1: Setting up learning so Ss can develop an innovator mindset and really deepen the content standards #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/z5R2Mjbj1z
  27. A1: Think about how babies learn: experience the world, allowed to make mistakes to learn forward, a joy of new things #txeduchat
  28. A1: Learning that is relevant, valued by students, products generated that have real world implications. #txeduchat
  29. A1 Where the Ss take over the learning and make it come to life to solve real world problems and don’t wait to be handed learning #txeduchat
  30. A1 POV of authenticity must be the Ss. If learning is to be authentic it must be accurate to our Ss reality as a 21st Cen Learnr. #txeduchat
  31. Beth, ms principal from MO. A1: Authentic learning? When Ss and Ts aren't wondering why in the world am I learning this?!? #txeduchat
  32. A1 Authentic learning = student-centered and student driven. #txeduchat
  33. Q2: What are the essential elements of authentic learning? Are there ideal conditions for it to occur? #txeduchat
  34. A2: For learning to be authentic, teachers must know their kids as people, and how they best learn. #txeduchat
  35. A1- I think the word "authentic" speaks for itself. Teach students how to solve real-world problems by letting them do it. #txeduchat
  36. A1 Learning that engages interest & passions of the learners. At each grade/stage it may differ, but needs to respect the learner #txeduchat
  37. A2 True authentic learning features experiences that paint Ss into a corner. Then must apply the learning to get out. #txeduchat
  38. A1: #txeduchat Authentic learning is real world learning where Ss are able to apply what they've learned to something in the real world.
  39. A2: it must be on individual terms. No scripts that create scripted thinking. Learning leads the learning. #txeduchat
  40. A2: A collaboration nature is key. Starts from the first day of school. #txeduchat
  41. A2 - the learning should be student-driven and incorporate inquiry. #txeduchat
  42. A2: Teachers have to consider what is best for the kids, not what is easiest or most expedient for them. #txeduchat
  43. Essential elements driven by TEKS that are supported by enduring questions #txeduchat
  44. A2: I think a comfortable environment & dialogue that teaches various perspectives. Welcoming diversity and technology. #txeduchat
  45. A2: Essential elements: inquiry based, real, collaborative, student driven. #txeduchat
  46. A2: has purpose and collaboration and NOT a cookie cutter answer/solution #txeduchat
  47. A2: Learning tasks having same components of coll, career, or life task they are attempting to mirror. #txeduchat
  48. A1- Authentic--Trekkers 10th-Graders Explore Colorado and Utah - Freepress Online  http://sco.lt/7zMLtB  #txeduchat #currichat #edbeat
  49. @awakenlibrarian Yes! Ts forget to have conversations with Ss. Talk with them, not at them. #txeduchat
  50. A2: Authentic learning is hard because there's no recipe/blueprint for it #txeduchat
  51. A2 For there to be authentic learning, there must be a relationship between Ts & Ss. We must truly know Ss to make it relevant. #txeduchat
  52. A2.2 Collaboration among Ss, scaffolding, and feedback must be present #txeduchat
  53. A2: T helps set the frame of learning, Ss have some choice on how to best attack it in their own way/style #txeduchat
  54. A2: inquiry, modeling, data, testing, failing, revising, starting w a new inquiry... Perfect for science! #txeduchat
  55. A2- Ts must be able and willing to let Ss try and fail, experiment and discover without being "in charge." #txeduchat
  56. A2 authentic learning must provide relevant learning experiences that address real world problems, allowing for student voice. #txeduchat
  57. A1: IMO authentic learning is letting Ss try and make mistakes. The key is helping them learn/grow from the mistakes. #txeduchat
  58. Authentic learning is learning that is open to new interpretations as well as old. It doesn't discriminate methodologies. #txeduchat
  59. A2: We still try to make education one size fits all. Students need multiple paths - give them authentic choices to show mastery. #txeduchat
  60. A1 Authentic? It isn't when someone walks into a store and buys 42 pineapples but drops 1/6 of them on the road. #txeduchat #pshehas35left
  61. A2: Essential elements of authentic learning = Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, & Communication. #txeduchat
  62. #txeduchat A2: Essential = open aware Ts who build environment of trust & discovery where each S is valued & failure is just part of process
  63. A2: We have a lot of frameworks for authentic knowledge. We just don't have freedom to enact in schools. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/Owl_b_TorresEdu/status/635621573383159809 
  64. A2 students engage in discourse in social and social learning in a community of learners #txeduchat
  65. A2: Although the T has some criteria, they are open-minded about HOW the Ss do the work & produce the solution. Choice. #txeduchat
  66. A2: Passion from Ts will spread to the Ss and would allow Ss to benefit from authentic learning. #txeduchat
  67. Late to join. Christine from the Sunshine Coast, BC. Math educator, EdD candidate & school trustee. Looking forward to tonight's #txeduchat
  68. A2: Student centered learning with real world application is essential. #txeduchat
  69. @Tom_Kilgore #txeduchat A2 Ss make decisions, have choice in showing learning, lots of poss right answers, Ss are creative,
  70. A2. For authentic learning, Ss need opp. to practice the skill, then apply it in the real world. Otherwise it's memorization. #txeduchat
  71. @MaryHadley8 Inquiry forces application which makes the student use the skill. Crucial piece of authenticity. #txeduchat
  72. @txeduchat A1: Authentic learning= Growth mindset, creativity, perseverance, grapple, high quality work, & student choice. #txeduchat
  73. @txeduchat Authentic learning would be independent and collaborative work with the lesson making a connection to real-world. #txeduchat
  74. A2: Authentic learning comes down to relationships between the teacher and kids. When they know we care, they are able to learn. #txeduchat
  75. A1. Authentic learning. Must be established early. It's the "why" to learning. If not, then not meaningful. Leads to compliance. #txeduchat
  76. @kylepace #txeduchat A2 A clear central role for students in terms of owning the process and the ultimate outcome.
  77. A2: #txeduchat An ideal condition for authentic learning is an environment where taking risks is mandatory & failure is viewed as learning.
  78. A2: Authentic learning needs opportunity, collaboration, support, and feedback...for both teachers and students! #txeduchat
  79. A2 make your classroom a place for co-learning. Make your students equal #txeduchat
  80. @stuartkellynz True, but as long Teachers' jobs hang in the balance most will focus on test prep ... How do we stop it? #txeduchat
  81. A2: We get caught up in credentials and proxies for knowledge while ignoring the authentic experience of those around us. #txeduchat
  82. A1 Learning requires pedagogy. Authentic learning may have nothing to do with technology. #txeduchat
  83. A2 For kinders play essential for learning. Reflections as they navigate relationships & wonder/inquiry in math, reading writing #txeduchat
  84. A2: Must be a culture of trust and risk tasking that allows everyone - students and teachers to fail. No fear! #txeduchat
  85. A2: Ts willing to take risks and advocate for authentic learning experiences! #txeduchat
  86. A2: essential elements would have connections to Ss discovery and investigation where they claim it.#txeduchat
  87. Student voice plays a role in authenticity. In order to listen & gain insight into their world, we must allow them to speak. #txeduchat
  88. A2: the essential elements for authentic learning include interest, engagement, and genuine curiosity #txeduchat
  89. A2 Ss need to see or trust there is a reason for the activity, choice in how to complete the learning task makes a difference too #txeduchat
  90. A2: the student should be able to speak about the learning with confidence, they should relate to it on many levels #txeduchat
  91. A2. AND rubrics for authentic skills need to measure quality NOT quantity of new skill. #txeduchat
  92. @MrsLieberman356 As long as your PBL includes your standards you will be all right. There is a balance. #txeduchat
  93. A2 PBL& SOLE research feels like the road to travel for authentic learning. Both rely heavily on Ss interests&angle, 2 any topic. #txeduchat
  94. @kylepace #txeduchat Good point Kyle. Also Ts need to focus and emphasize the importance of the journey & the learning of skills v content.
  95. A2.3 There must be a continuous reference to the purpose of the task and linking it will skills students are employing #txeduchat
  96. A2: There's variety, suspense and surprise to emulate life at times. The learning space is flexible. #txeduchat http://t.co/rdsu9zkasH
    A2: There's variety, suspense and surprise to emulate life at times. The learning space is flexible. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/rdsu9zkasH
  97. @nathan_stevens Very true, learners need to be asking & answering questions with more than one answer! = Thinking not repeating! #txeduchat
  98. A2: Must be a tangible product, T role is facilator, ensures thinking and creativity, solves a real-world issue. #txeduchat
  99. A2: Ts start with end in mind. Ss organically navigate their way; S driven inspired by S interests and learning styles #txeduchat
  100. @edvents Yes. Ultimately I think authenticity comes from preparing problem solvers then setting them loose in their own world. #txeduchat
  101. @GoinDigitalShow I love that you mention the culture of trust. I think many people underestimate how important that is. #txeduchat
  102. @kylepace That’s the key! Common instructional goals, but personalized paths to learning and showing they’ve learned. #txeduchat
  103. @NKeithBlend we do! Some of our best discussions have stemmed from failed lab attempts! #txeduchat
  104. @BBDaneDell #txeduchat I agree Dane, it's whatever best fits the occasion, the moment.
  105. A2: Ss/Ts need purpose and passion in a setting that encourages risk taking and learning from failure. #txeduchat http://t.co/Ga8hzygkEG
    A2: Ss/Ts need purpose and passion in a setting that encourages risk taking and learning from failure. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/Ga8hzygkEG
  106. @kylepace true dat. How can experts exist anymore? Information changes so fast #txeduchat
  107. A2: Ss crave, but so many times WE are scared 2 let go & go off "plan." Whole child global approach helps authenticity. #txeduchat
  108. A2: Authentic learning isn't always product based! It is continuous and doesn't end when the grade is assigned. #txeduchat
  109. A2 Authentic learning provides space for students to discover important questions themselves. #txeduchat
  110. A2 Ss want to learn, create curiosity and pride in work. #txeduchat
  111. @Kpalmerscience And I think Ss have to understand that there's typically far more to be learned in failure than success. #txeduchat
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  113. A2. Clear learning intentions. Meaningful to Ss. Ts as learners too. Require a culture of learning. Safe. Respectful. #txeduchat
  114. A2: @SM4BTerman yes we have to help Ss determine how their comfort and interests come into play in their learning. #txeduchat
  115. @nathan_stevens We should be sure to call ourselves learners as Ts in classroom. Model the ways you are a learner/problem solver #txeduchat
  116. @Mr_Portier #txeduchat Cool post. John. If Ss can't articulate what they're doing and why, they won't truly engage and learn.
  117. A2: Trust needs to be established between Ss and Ts. An environment where risk taking happens. #txeduchat
  118. Q3: What T characteristics and school culture are necessary for authentic learning to be successful? Is it a pedagogy or mindset? #txeduchat
  119. #txeduchat a2: Mistakes have to be ok to a degree for authentic learning to occur and know it can’t be scripted.
  120. A1) Authentic learning is learning the learner wants to learn. #txeduchat
  121. @ChristineYH We have to be the lead learner in our classrooms so Ss see that we are all works in progress! #txeduchat
  122. A2 Learning the culture of your Ss through activities like this created/ shared by Dan Meyer  http://goo.gl/3uR7jS  #txeduchat
  123. What do you consider a product and what's not a product? I think we need to broaden our scope here. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/bethhill2829/status/635622363363569664 
  124. WOW! Great ideas being shared tonight in #txeduchat about Authentic Learning - Join us! #iaedchat #oklaed
  125. @DennisDill #txeduchat Remove standardized testing, focus on how well Ts guide students' learning journeys, use formative and portfolios.
  126. A2) The essential element of authentic learning is the learner wants to learn. That is the ideal condition. #txeduchat
  127. @wadestanford @nathan_stevens I disagree that students are equals..it is more of an apprentice/master relationship. #txeduchat
  128. A2. My T partner designed  http://ThemeSpark.net  to make standards-based rubrics for authentic learning in less than a minute! #txeduchat
  129. A3: Ts (and admins) need to be open to noisy classrooms, kids out of their seats, and some messiness—intellectual, and physical. #txeduchat
  130. @OCTVisser Agreed! With fellow Ts and Ss! It doesn't work any other way! #txeduchat
  131. @kylepace Yes! Extend personal learning beyond a custom curriculum by providing opportunities to engage in personal interests. #txeduchat
  132. I've always used the measure of student choices. A simple, "Write down approx. how many important decisions u made today" #txeduchat 0=BAD
  133. A3) Flexibility and ability to step aside to let learning occur. I believe it is a pedagogy mixed with a little mindset. #txeduchat
  134. Good point about the focus on the grade! Would schools ever move away from a traditional grading system? #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/bethhill2829/status/635622363363569664 
  135. A3: it's both. The culture has to allow for teachers and students to learn in any way they need to succeed. #txeduchat
  136. Not sure I agree here either. I've had some great breakthroughs learning things unwillingly. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/wmchamberlain/status/635622563343831040 
  137. A3: Growth mindsets must exist throughout a school, adult learning taking place with peers and kids! #txeduchat
  138. Inauthentic learning is bad, it is usually necessary for teh good of the community. #txeduchat
  139. We got to get out of our head the notion that Differentiated Instruction is a bad word, it's what leads kids learn deeply! #txeduchat
  140. A3: Passion, collaborative nature, strong knowledge/content base from the Ts #txeduchat
  141. A3: Authentic learning is a mindset: innovation, risk-taking, reflection, and support all lend to a positive school culture #txeduchat
  142. @KS_EdMktg #txeduchat I find that traditional literacy skills are a natural part of PBL - Kids WANT 2 use them 2 communicate & be effective
  143. A3: School culture works like incubator for Ts. Encourages the risk-taking and failure-embracing characteristics necessary. #txeduchat
  144. A3: Ts need to ask interesting questions, and be willing to chase down rabbit trails with students. #txeduchat
  145. Absolutely. To create a culture of learning, we are all learners. We are vulnerable. We are risk takers. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/tom_kilgore/status/635622684651450371 
  146. A3: trust, respect, team approach, community, and more trust. It's mostly a mindset & a bit of pedagogy doesn't hurt either. 😉 #txeduchat
  147. #txeduchat A3:Whatever we do is best for Ss and failures are ok.This is a mindset,Ts ok with giving up control  https://twitter.com/kylepace/status/635622563037581316 
  148. @kylepace #txeduchat I think it requires a mix of both, a strong leader in a school makes strong teachers in the classroom.
  149. @d_mulder Such a great way to get formative feedback, we have to let kids communicate/collaborate! #txeduchat
  150. We will have to eventually if we truly do what's best for kids and their preparation for real life. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/laurie_a_sharp/status/635622938973093888 
  151. A3: Sometimes authentic learning requires a T to take a leap of faith, to trust Ss with voice and choice. #txeduchat http://t.co/FeJowVwHdo
    A3: Sometimes authentic learning requires a T to take a leap of faith, to trust Ss with voice and choice. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/FeJowVwHdo
  152. @Mr_Portier #txeduchat Yes when Ss are able to articulate what and why they learned something you know they got it :-)
  153. A3: It's both! Ts teaching in a way they didn't learn requires a growth mindset and a pedagogy that allows all Ss a chance #txeduchat
  154. A3: Could it be changing your mindset on pedagogy? Less of the T and more of the Ss? #txeduchat
  155. A2 Last yr Srs came back after the final exam to finish the project we had started. They had taken ownership. So proud of them! #txeduchat
  156. A3: I think mindset is very imprtnt on T part 4 authentic learning to be successful. Admin also needs to be open to risk taking. #txeduchat
  157. A3: Ts must be willing to take risks and lead by example in the classroom. #txeduchat
  158. A3 Requires trust and openness with Ss. Few of us want to see them fail, but that is an important part of the learning process. #txeduchat
  159. A3: Pedagogy is important because there's an art to creating an authentic environment #txeduchat
  160. Ts must be students of human behavior and know how to facilitate the fray #txeduchat
  161. @txeduchat #txeduchat A whole focus on modern learning and a priority on learning journeys over test scores and individualized content.
  162. @MrHowardFMS I tell students on the first day that we bought new stuff and I am learning with you #txeduchat
  163. A3: I think whatever those characteristics are they should be consistent. Teachers and admins should be of the same mindset. #txeduchat
  164. A2: Ss need to celebrate risk taking, challenge the status quo, learn from failure, be ready to get back up and try again #txeduchat
  165. A3: I will take a T with the right mindset ANYTIME and work on developing the pedagogy with them. #txeduchat
  166. Sorry guys... Something is up with up signal. Twitter keeps shutting. I'm logging off for a while and rebooting. #txeduchat
  167. A3 Open minded, flexible, risk taker...allow for failure to occur so Ss and Ts can learn together. #txeduchat
  168. A3: I think it's mindset. You have to keep thoughts imaginative & challenging so that Ss can make that authentic connection. #txeduchat
  169. From both the students and the teachers. Admin, colleague and school support always important #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/nathan_stevens/status/635623126890483712 
  170. @JenaiaMorane Exactly why #PBL is so powerful. :) More opportunities for low-risk experimentation=authentic learning! #txeduchat
  171. A3: Entire school should be thinking about what these authentic goals are. #txeduchat
  172. A3: Promotion of risk taking, collaborating, T facilator, student interests, creative grading #txeduchat
  173. @briangrenier @nathan_stevens Would tend to agree with that but also agree that Ts & Ss need to learn in classroom. #modeling #txeduchat
  174. A3. Mindset, then pedagogy. Ts have got to believe that everyone can learn and has potential. This influences pedagogy. #txeduchat
  175. #txeduchat A3: Teacher as a facilitator...Let go of those textbooks and teach to interests of students!
  176. @kylepace #txeduchat Believe Ts must become meddlers in the middle, able & willing to jump in and learn w/their Ss. We're all Ts, all Ss.
  177. A3: Failure embraced as part of the learning process, and risk taking seen as expected! #txeduchat
  178. A3:Ts must be willing 2 take purposeful risks,release some control in classes,provide structured fdback to Ss & trust the process #txeduchat
  179. A3: Support from ALL stakeholders beyond school (e.g. community, school board, parents/guardians). #txeduchat
  180. I hope all of u come to #ibookschat this Thurs 8PM CT to discuss/ learn about iBooks Author. 
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  181. A3 The belief that time Ss use to explore, fail, extend, & reflect is well INVESTED. Rushing through curriculum isn't authentic. #txeduchat
  182. A3: A #growthmindset culture built on mutual trust & collaboration. Essential for every T to improve practice to support Ss. #txeduchat
  183. A3 Growth mindset culture is crucial. Failing is important in setting goals and being real about what it takes to improve #txeduchat
  184. A3: There should be a framework for risk-taking. Not just experimenting with a group of kids without guidance/support. #txeduchat
  185. A3 Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to step back and let the Ss learn. Create a safe environment for trying things. #txeduchat
  186. @txeduchat #txeduchat A3 I think it is both, have to be open to new styles of learning/teaching, #growthmindset and taking risks in CR
  187. A3 Facilitator, ”learning coach.” Understanding of pedagogy with proper mindset are needed. Tough to separate in my opinion. #txeduchat
  188. A3: definitely a growth mindset and not fixed. If we never experiment and step out of our comfort zone, how will we know? #txeduchat
  189. A3: Both are necessary, but mindset probably comes first. pedagogy will be easier to learn. The willing are easily taught. #txeduchat
  190. A3: It's both. Let the pedagogy steer your mindset to grow into something aspirational & invigorating. #txeduchat http://t.co/3qqClQBvHN
    A3: It's both. Let the pedagogy steer your mindset to grow into something aspirational & invigorating. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/3qqClQBvHN
  191. @MrsJones_Merton #txeduchat I agree completely Heidi. Mindset is every for Ts, Ps and Ss, needs to be revisited deeply and often.
  192. @KS_EdMktg #txeduchat I love to see projects in which trial & error are just a natural part of the process. That's how RL works after all.
  193. A3: A fav from @bradmcurrie Risk taking by all members of school community helps foster auth learning. #txeduchat http://t.co/bGrrxzwE1U
    A3: A fav from @bradmcurrie Risk taking by all members of school community helps foster auth learning. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/bGrrxzwE1U
  194. I think focusing on authentic learning keeps us away from the more important issue of inauthentic learning in schools. #txeduchat
  195. A3: You Need: No Fear in Taking Risks, Learn from Mistakes, No 1 and done, Learning is always from the front of the room #txeduchat
  196. A3: Everyone in the school should be looking with the same eyes when it comes to how learning environment is maintained. #txeduchat
  197. @nathan_stevens I do the same thing. If I pretend I know everything, I become an unrealistic caricature to Ss. #bereal #txeduchat
  198. A3: There has to be trust and collaboration. Need positive school environment for Ts and Ss to feel safe to take risks. #txeduchat
  199. @craigyen Love that way of putting it! Learners will often scare us w/what they can accomplish if we don't limit them! #txeduchat
  200. A3.2 Schools must be willing to transition from traditional learning and allow students to engage in more life-aligned tasks #txeduchat
  201. A3 Risk-taking, Distributive leadership, Student-centered/Student driven. It is a blend of both, fluid by situation. #txeduchat
  202. @yaujauku Interesting thought: you say pedagogy, then mindset? I think of it the other way. Can you clarify? #txeduchat
  203. A3: Admin need to make Ts comfortable with trying, failing, and learning so Ts will emulate that same atmosphere in their clsrm #txeduchat
  204. If the learning is authentic, kids probably won't even need us. They do need us with inauthentic learning though. #txeduchat
  205. @kilgoretech @jstandre I agree. Having a S-centered classroom is important. For many teachers, it will require a shift in ped. #txeduchat
  206. .@craigyen This is a struggle in some schools. (Speaking from experience.) Colleagues can be a real problem for innovation. #txeduchat
  207. A3: I think it is the mindset. Ts should be caring, welcome diversity, & understand that learners come in various forms. #txeduchat
  208. So obvious yet many can't grasp this beyond their representation of what school is/can't be anything but… #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/johnnyeducation/status/635622905708068864 
  209. A3 Both and more. It is personal history/experience & respecting that all have a story to tell. #txeduchat
  210. @Tom_Kilgore #txeduchat It's both a mindset and a pedagogy...Actions follows thoughts and beliefs and values.
  211. A3 Part of mindset is faith. I believed conversations between us was essential 2 critical thinking. Conversations were relished. #txeduchat
  212. Super late!!! Sorry A3: culture of teamwork, risk taking, and a place where creativity is fostered - and coaching for teachers #txeduchat
  213. A3: Shared leadership among kids and staff so all have a chance to shine, share, teach, and learn. #txeduchat
  214. @JenaiaMorane For people who want to grow, at least! We both prob. know people who avoid taking risks. (And some Ts, sadly). #txeduchat
  215. And that comes with admin taking risks...showing their learning and growth...and admitting mistakes! #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/MBronstad/status/635623928568770560 
  216. @walkchrysj Any suggestions Chrys or good examples for folks to learn from? #txeduchat
  217. #txeduchat a3: both! A constructivist approach must be had 4 authentic learning to occur. Schools and Teacher have to learn and embrace this
  218. Q3: Ts need to show students that failure isn't bad, if you are trying. No punishment with bad grades. #txeduchat
  219. #TXeduchat A3 - I lean toward mindset, but prob both. Culture needs to allow for mistakes and encourage redo for growth. Lots of feedback.
  220. A3: School has become like Legos. No big buckets 2 create. Prepackaged kits w/ just enough pieces and instructions. No creating. #txeduchat
  221. @walkchrysj Agreed! It has to be purposefully done! A lot of prep needed to ensure clear goals are in place. #txeduchat
  222. A3 I've yet to encounter a T with the growth mindset that didn't have the pedagogy down, or the resources to harness it. #txeduchat
  223. Q4: How do we fold more authentic learning experiences into our curriculum? #txeduchat
  224. A3: School leaders need to understand that learning happens even when you aren’t at the projector or white board #txeduchat
  225. A3.3 Pedagogy and growth mindset must be present. The mindset will drive the transition in pedagogy. #txeduchat
  226. A4: Can't say it enough. Consistent vision for the school is a must. #txeduchat
  227. @kylepace @jstandre I'm finding that my Ss now are far more concerned about failing than my first few years. That must change. #txeduchat
  228. @wmchamberlain #txeduchat It's a good point, tho I believe both need 2 co-exist. Got to know what works to identify & take down what doesn't
  229. A3: Mindset Ss pull from their own background experiences & knowledge and consider alternative perspectives to concepts and ideas #txeduchat
  230. A4: Can't do alone...need more experts in our classrooms...community effort #txeduchat
  231. I see a lot of buzzwords in #txeduchat tonight…growth mindset…failing forward…risk-taking… Let’s get specific! *How* do you do this?
  232. @NKeithBlend I don't disagree that it can work the other way.I think it depends on the school culture. #txeduchat
  233. @solomom23 @kylepace @jstandre hmm. How do they react to this aversion to failure? Not necessarily bad. #txeduchat
  234. @Owl_b_TorresEdu Exactly. Bringing the community in and taking our students out into the community. #txeduchat
  235. @DehaanMaria @walkchrysj #txeduchat Great point. If purpose is understood by all, then pedagogy and learning far easier to move on.
  236. @lanier_katiesue @craigyen Those are the moments I remember, when kids learn more on their own than I could ever have imparted! #txeduchat
  237. @edvents Common goal certainly helps. Need to know what we are aiming for. #txeduchat
  238. A4 Experiential and PBL - Make it hands on and give Ss real world problems to solve. Let them choose content, you mold skills #txeduchat
  239. Used book fair to teach about budget + foster love for reading by Ss explaining why they chose that book #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/Kharima4/status/635620094530338818 
  240. @solomom23 @kylepace @jstandre we should definitely seek to minimize mistakes where we can. Otherwise it's just carelessness. #txeduchat
  241. A4: Once again, it goes back to knowing our kids, what motivates them, and how they learn for us to prepare for authenticity. #txeduchat
  242. @yaujauku Reasonable. I suppose if a school emphasized authentic learning, a T could grow into that mindset over time. #txeduchat
  243. A4: take risks, spread the word, model failure, model learning! Get the Ss excited & the rest will follow. #txeduchat
  244. @BethHouf @bradmcurrie #txeduchat Yes, what if everyone entered school each day intending 2 discover & explore rather than prepare 4 tests?
  245. @MBronstad Yes! T's need #PBL approach as well. "I'm not sure, let's figure it out together" is powerful model for change/risk. #txeduchat
  246. A4) easy, let kids learn about what they want to learn (at least some of the time) #txeduchat
  247. A4: we have to find ways to make each experience meaningful, not every lesson can be "greatest ever" but all can be "better" #txeduchat
  248. A3: both.Ts must be encouraged to take risks and encourage Ss to do the same; banish "we've always done it this way" mindset #txeduchat
  249. A4-plan authentic lessons with peers and do whatever it take to cross curricular lines #txeduchat
  250. A4: I wish curriculum included authentic teacher-created lessons that have been successful. Why should we all recreate the wheel? #txeduchat
  251. A4: We can include more authentic learning experiences by centering units around meaningful, engaging questions for Ss to answer #txeduchat
  252. This right here!Ts need role models & need to feel safe just like the students we welcome in our classes #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/mbronstad/status/635623928568770560 
  253. @kilgoretech #txeduchat Great point Andy. Research suggests lego can be detrimental if it forces students to recreate rather than create.
  254. A4: PBL and inquiry. Genius hour is a natural way to bring in authenticity as well! #txeduchat
  255. A4: We have to be aware of different prospective futures for kids. Know their environments. #txeduchat
  256. A4 Opportunities to provide authentic learning experiences are found by building relationships and listening carefully. @kylepace #txeduchat
  257. @ReidGenise I rarely have students fail bc I believe in letting them try try again. #txeduchat
  258. A4 stop being intimidated by TEKS. Match them with real experiences, small ones are a great start. #txeduchat
  259. I think it goes without saying when a teacher plans with purpose and being able to adapt when they fail. #txeduchat
  260. A4: Provide time for inquiry in everything we teach. Allow kids to share their curious nature so they don't lose it. #txeduchat
  261. A4. Requires time, messiness, and re-imagining. Project based learning that is purposeful. Maybe w/ a service learning attitude. #txeduchat
  262. A4 The leaders have to set & model the expectations and Ts will follow. #txeduchat
  263. @nathan_stevens @kylepace #txeduchat I disagree to an extent! It is more than just that. It is as simple as real conversations!
  264. @d_mulder Check out Carol Dweck's book Mindset to dig into specifics, tough to do in 140 characters :)... #txeduchat
  265. A4: Also think we need a societal mindset makeover for what education is now #txeduchat
  266. A4 Get hands on, get dirty and play. Creativity applied to standards based instruction can make it real authentic. #txeduchat
  267. Aaron Hogan, hs AP in College Station, TX. Jumping into #txeduchat late tonight
  268. A4: Relate each thing you teach to students passions and find ways to make it meaningful.Curriculum should be authentic already #txeduchat
  269. A4 Ask the students! They can help design the lesson, rubric, and assessment. That would = Authentic Learning!! #txeduchat
  270. A4 with technology available today we should be making learning global. Get Ss out there and let them explore real world issues #txeduchat
  271. A4: Authenticity comes from student ownership, a real audience, and a sense of purpose - Ss need to know why/how learning matters #txeduchat
  272. @txeduchat @Tom_Kilgore What are some examples of authentic learning people are doing? I'm seeing a lot of general answers. #txeduchat
  273. A4: Find out Ss interests first. It's not authentic if they don't connect to it. #txeduchat
  274. A4: Connecting w/ other educators to share ideas & collaborate. Using issues or problems close to S's hearts. #txeduchat
  275. A4: By giving Ss choice & letting them engage in things like #geniushour #makered #pbl w/real world topics/problems to solve #txeduchat
  276. A4: Encourage Ts go observe peers throughout district to see authentic learning in practice & build a network in-district #txeduchat
  277. A4) Ask the students what problem in the world that they would like to solve. #txeduchat
  278. @Tom_Kilgore #txeduchat get Ts to find out how Ss learn outside the classroom, Ts must think like students of today not yesterday.
  279. A4: We change how we teach…much less whole group and more personalized learning; flip learning that not everyone needs #txeduchat
  280. .@MrHowardFMS when you say making learning global what do you mean? #txeduchat
  281. @ryanvhill I’ve read it, and it’s great. But that’s the problem. Are we an echo-chamber? Let’s get creative in our tweeting! #txeduchat
  282. A4: activities that increase student audience. Authentic learning needs an audience bigger than 1 teachr.  http://Tinyurl.Com/classibooks  #txeduchat
  283. #txeduchat A4:Showing Ss how the subject matter relates to their lives, if Ss don't see the connection=little value  https://twitter.com/kylepace/status/635624341527400448 
  284. A3: risk taking mindset is a key-failure can be powerful learning opp-lets Ss see us as real-makes them more willing to risk #txeduchat
  285. A4: Reach out to the community for service leaning and/or PBLs. There are great resources that are not tapped in the community. #txeduchat
  286. A4: Want more authentic learning experiences in your classroom? IMPLEMENT #geniushour Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! #txeduchat
  287. @NKeithBlend Absolutely. Ss should have a heavy hand in curating class content. Essentially we should be giving them skills. #txeduchat
  288. A4: We can connect with other educators and grow our PLN. We need the support to help us continue to learn ourselves. #txeduchat
  289. A4: Take risks! Used book fair to teach about budget + summary (info from back cover); not in lesson plan at all! Ss <3 it! #txeduchat
  290. .@R_H_Steele what are ways in which you'd amplify student ownership and voice? #txeduchat
  291. A4: Give students a say in their learning. It is possible to take many topics and create a lesson with your objective around it. #txeduchat
  292. A4: Integration of Technology & Community based project learning- Classrooms do not have to be defined by four walls anymore. #txeduchat
  293. A4: Give motivating reasons why material is important & connecting to what Ss are interested in already. #txeduchat http://t.co/JyE4D8a4ua
    A4: Give motivating reasons why material is important & connecting to what Ss are interested in already. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/JyE4D8a4ua
  294. @Kharima4 Good point! The leader sets the tone and removes the barriors :) #txeduchat
  295. @solomom23 @kylepace Accepting failure and learning to grow from it is the most relevant and valuable lesson one can learn #txeduchat
  296. @d_mulder growth mindset: as a T never b satisfied with what u know and ur pedagogy, through PD, PLCs and PLNs u refuse 2 b done. #txeduchat
  297. @SoontobeEdD @kylepace both give students the opportunity to become evaluators of knowledge. Discussion happens over building #txeduchat
  298. A4. Turn current events into #PBL project. "This is happening today, is it fair/not fair?" Show evidence for your opinion, share. #txeduchat
  299. A1: authenticity is modeled. It starts with who you are. Genuine people make a genuine impact. #txeduchat
  300. @wmchamberlain #txeduchat Seen 2 many Ss shut down & angry 2 agree. If Ts not given tools & allowed 2 address learning diffs authentic hard.
  301. @NKeithBlend I see where you're coming from. I think both go hand in hand ultimately. #txeduchat
  302. A4: #PBL is important with the idea of #growthmindset and failure is an option. Students learn and grow together. #txeduchat
  303. @ChristineYH Nice post. Service if embedded in the learning is more engaging and real for our students. #txeduchat
  304. @edvents Network with other classes @SkypeClassroom or GHangouts. Publish their work and create discussion. Reach out w/ ideas #txeduchat
  305. A4 By getting to know our Ss. Engaging them in meaningful activities. #txeduchat
  306. A4: Focus on the importance of teaching kids to be knowledge seekers! #txeduchat http://t.co/jJ2O9Iyr3o
    A4: Focus on the importance of teaching kids to be knowledge seekers! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/jJ2O9Iyr3o
  307. A4 Listen to Sts build that relationship, get 3know them and give them the floor #geniushour #PBL #inquiry It's there, step aside #txeduchat
  308. A4: And more field experiences for science. Get their hands and feet dirty! #txeduchat
  309. A4: Ask students about their interests. Ts then have the role of helping connect the content to their world. #txeduchat
  310. @yaujauku Agreed. I just hadn't thought about it from the perspective you presented. Thanks. #txeduchat
  311. A4: This I LOVE! Plan using real life problems. Let Ss solve, collaborate and learn from each other. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/lanier_katiesue/status/635624893699100672 
  312. #txeduchat With tech, sometimes Ss are the experts, its great to let them come forward and show off their knowledge, win-win for Ts and Ss
  313. A4: Bringing experts in & planting the seed of passionate learning! Nothing like seeing the magic of learning right before them! #txeduchat
  314. Have you (or others) seen flipped classroom create more opportunities for authentic learning? #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/rantoine2/status/635625199673679873 
  315. A4 - Ts work together to intentionally design tasks that require real-world products. #txeduchat
  316. A4: Mindsets have to change at all levels starting at the top. It's not about finding the time it's about making it for our Ts. #txeduchat
  317. @d_mulder many ts use these buzzwords yet I often think "I do not think that word means what you think it means" #princessbride #txeduchat
  318. Failure can hurt. How you respond will determine for how long. Failure is an option.  http://www.principal-p.com  #txeduchat
  319. @jstandre @kylepace I agree. The fear of failure should not be a reason to hold back from learning something new. #txeduchat
  320. @bethhill2829 #txeduchat Agree but at some point must have help of Ps & larger community 2 create lasting change. Can't all be done by Ts.
  321. @d_mulder Start w/ praising effort instead of talent, Ts model the #growthmindset to help Ss gain skills needed to do the same #txeduchat
  322. A4: Step out of the classroom; talk to other Ts outside of req. PLC time. Learned a lot from doing this + got ideas. #txeduchat
  323. @MrsJones_Merton This will be yr 4 of #20%time for my SRD Ss. Unleash amazing! Let them discover how to love learning! can't wait #txeduchat
  324. @Tom_Kilgore Student choice (with appropriate parameters) is very important! #txeduchat
  325. A4: We've used @thrively to find out the passions of each of our Ss. Can't wait to see the results this week! #fmsteach #txeduchat
  326. @Laronna_D Best practice for science. I don't get how to teach science WITHOUT this type of mindset. #txeduchat
  327. A4: Provide time for inquiry & opportunities for Ss to question, research, plan...Ss connect & collaborate for a greater purpose. #txeduchat
  328. A4 Consider how. Where, and why someone would do this in the real world. #txeduchat
  329. A4: If the curriculum is to be more authentic Ss have to solve problems that are important to them.#txeduchat
  330. What kinds of untapped resources are you seeing? How have you built those community ties? #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/Laronna_D/status/635625240039591936 
  331. @edvents #txeduchat Great point. If Ss see the clear and now link between the learning and society, easily more buy-in.
  332. Hey #txeduchat it's been a while - just popping in to say hi from Singapore
  333. A4: Invite guest speakers. Do a Google Hang Out w/ another class or author. Play @GetKahoot #txeduchat I'm excited just talkin' about this!
  334. @nathan_stevens @kylepace I agree #txeduchat I just feel we use those terms makerspaces &PBL sometimes a bit too much.
  335. A4 Discover the questions that are on the minds of the students. Authentic questions lead to authentic learning. #txeduchat @kylepace
  336. A4: Ss have to be creating for an audience > 1-the teacher. They engage, self-assess, and are more creative. Create and share. #txeduchat
  337. A4: Also, let your voice be heard. Be the change. When curr. depts. are writing new curriculum, join the team. #txeduchat
  338. @d_mulder @tracycramer But how's a buzzword different from shared vocabulary? I think there's agreement on most of these terms. #txeduchat
  339. Q5: What is technology's role in bringing authentic learning experiences to our classrooms? Share your examples! #txeduchat
  340. @edvents Ss are learning about what THEY want to learn about. I think that is about as authentic as you can get! #txeduchat
  341. @txeduchat #txeduchat A4 Provide more opps thru #pbl #stuvoice let Ss decide learning goals, share exper, trying #geniushour this year
  342. A4: by listening, communicating and breaking down the 4 walls of our classroom to make learning real #txeduchat
  343. @MrsJones_Merton Saw Ts having some luck with this last year, -still haven't used it much. Excited to dive in with it this year #txeduchat