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Saturday, September 16, 2006

K12 Online Conference

I want to take this opportunity to invite you to this Online Conference. I believe it will be a very valuable experience and am looking forward to the presentations.

K-12 Online Conference 2006

www.k12onlineconference.org

Announcing the first annual "“K12 Online 2006″ convention for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms and professional practice. This year'’s conference is scheduled to be held over two weeks, Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 30- Nov. 3 with the theme "Unleashing the Potential." The K12 Online 2006 blog has just gone live.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Real Reading In The Middle

Northwest Kidder Middle School has started the Real Reading in the Middle (RRIM) literacy program with consultants Linda Hinkle and Penny Vogel who are with the Michigan Coalition of Essential Schools.

RRIM is designed to foster academic achievement and intellectual abilities, as well as the social and ethical development of middle level students, in the context of a caring classroom community. What makes RRIM unique is the opportunity to integrate Language Arts and Social Studies through the use of rich, relevant literature, and the intensive two year staff development component for participating schools that supports staff in the explicit instruction of reading within and beyond the language arts classroom.

This first training session was recorded in the Media Center of KMS on August 30,2006 during a Professional Development Inservice prior to the beginning of school. The inservice has been divided into three sections for convenience.

Below are links to:

Michigan Coalition of Essential Schools

RRIM Session 1A recorded 08/30/2006
Duration 1:03:49
RRIM Session 1B recorded 08/30/2006
Duration 1:01:02
RRIM Session 1C recorded 08/30/2006
Duration 27:58