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21 May 2021
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Toolkit for Calm

SESSION DESCRIPTION

In these uncertain times, students and staff both need tools to support calm and help them cope so they can be creative and think critically. The toolkit shared includes a plethora of tools (in a variety of formats… Apple, Google, analog) in order to make these gems accessible to all learners. From habit and health trackers to journal prompts and tools and templates for executive functioning, time management, and self regulation, I have you covered. Join me for a rabbit hole of a session that will lead you into a Wonderland of possibility, productivity, and purpose. And while these tools can be used personally and/or professionally as well as with students, I will also discuss ways to specifically weave them into your curriculum too. 😉

RESOURCES

GOODIES & FREEBIES

Want MORE ideas for Calm, Coping, and Creativity? Check out Creatively Productive book and the resources on the companion site as well as the Creatively Productive boards with additional resources on all of these topics. You can also preview a chapter before you buy. 😉

I should also mention ALL of the trackers and templates that I have shared can be found in the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker. Just sign up using the form below and you will receive an email shortly with a secret link to the site and password to nab your freebies.

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29 Jun 2020
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Journaling

SESSION DESCRIPTION

In these uncertain times, journaling is a way to regain some clarity and normalcy. This session details the why for journaling (e.g. reasons as well as the research benefits), shares multiple examples (a range from simple to artistic), provides a list of ideas and prompts, and suggests a list of supplies and tools (both analog and digital).

RESOURCES

ANALOG SUPPLY LIST

DIGITAL SUPPLY LIST

GOODIES & FREEBIES

Want MORE ideas for Journaling? Check out Creatively Productive book and the resources on the companion site as well as the Creatively Productive boards with additional resources on all of these topics. You can also preview a chapter before you buy. 😉

I should also mention that I have lots of FREE trackers and templates that could be printed and put in a journal AND I just added a 30 day journaling prompt activity AND a photo calendar template to accompany it. They can be found in the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker. Just sign up using the form below and you will receive a link shortly with a secret link to the site and password to nab your freebies.

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15 Jan 2020
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Tracking What Matters

SESSION DESCRIPTION

This session levels up reader’s notebooks by infusing ideas from the planner, bookbento, and bullet journal world to provide engaging strategies to make the reader’s notebook an authentic tool for the present and future. Starting with assessing values for goal-setting and then delving into how to develop healthy habits using habit trackers that can track study and personal habits, mood, sleep, productivity, mental health and more, the reader’s notebook truly becomes a lifelong learner’s notebook.

SLIDE DECK

RESOURCES

ANALOG SUPPLY LIST

DIGITAL SUPPLY LIST

GOODIES & FREEBIES

Want MORE ideas for Reader’s Notebooks? Check out Creatively Productive book and the resources on the companion site as well as the Creatively Productive boards with additional resources on all of these topics. You can also preview a chapter before you buy. 😉

I should also mention that I have lots of FREE trackers and templates that could be printed and put in a reader’s notebook. They can be found in the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker. Just sign up using the form below and you will receive a link shortly with a secret link to the site and password to nab your freebies.

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11 Nov 2019
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Defeating Digital Distractions

Session Description

This session offers a thorough dive into the topic of digital distraction and multiple practical pathways and processes for students and staff to develop healthy practices for personal and academic use of technology.

 

Slide Deck

👥Resources for Parents

📱Tools (Apps, Templates, etc…)

📚Suggested Reading (Books)

📝Articles, Blog Posts, and Research

Want MORE ideas? Check out “Creatively Productive” book. You can also preview a chapter before you buy. 😉

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05 Feb 2019
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Managing Your Digital Life

SESSION DESCRIPTION

This highly-interactive, station-based session highlights both analog and digital strategies for secondary students to set goals, dissolve distractions, manage time, and create healthy habits.

CONTACT

🎯GROOVY GOALS SORT

📲DISOLVING DISTRACTIONS DETECTION

⏰TERRIFIC TIME MANAGEMENT TAILORING

⌛️POSITIVE PROCRASTINATION PERUSAL

📅HAPPY HABIT HANDIWORK

Want MORE ideas for Managing your Digital Life? Check out “Creatively Productive” book. You can also preview a chapter before you buy. 😉

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24 Mar 2018
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Nurturing the Neglected C

 

Session Description

Rick Stevens, Senior VP of HR for Boeing famously stated “We hire for hard skills. We fire for soft skills.” While there are multiple books, sites, & resources available to support creativity, critical thinking, & collaboration, very little content is available to support students with communication…the highest rated of the four C’s among employers. Curricular content can be easily threaded through the art of communication which will inevitably incorporate the 3 other C’s. Franklin D. Roosevelt once observed, “We cannot build the future for our youth-but we can build our youth for the future.” So how can secondary teachers better prepare their students for an unknown future? How can oral, written, visual, & nonverbal communication skills be nurtured? Discover the secrets of nurturing the Neglected C w/in a curricular context using a wide range of activities from email etiquette & positive interdependence strategies to critically evaluating social media, curation, & digital portfolios.

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Session Links and Resources

CONTACT

 

 

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24 Mar 2018
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Shaping Slides 4 Saturation

Session Description

Let’s face it… most authors use a slide deck at some point in time. Are your slides stagnant or do they leave your audience spellbound and eager to share? Join in this fast-paced session interspersed with thought-provoking dialogues to level up how you communicate with visuals and your own content. We will blend research-based strategies, tips for organizing content, designing slides (including theme, template, and layout), purposefully using images, color, and data, and delivering memorable presentations. This savory session will culminate with a toolkit of support resources including an infographic, curated research and examples, and a list of tools that can support you with both design and appropriate use of creative commons images. You will find that Shaping Slides feeds your hunger for both compelling content and inspiration for irresistible ways to be your own digital architect.

SLIDES

RESOURCES

BLOG POST

HANDOUTS from BOOK

  1. “Cultivating Communication in the Classroom” Chapter 3 Resources
    • (BOOK on Amazon: Chapter 3 is all Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills)
    • (BOOK on Corwin: Chapter 3 is all Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills)
  2. Student Presentation Note-taking Guide
  3. Student Presentation Planning Guide
  4. Presentation Planner Communication Catcher

EXTRAS

  1. The Secrets of Slide Design for Students (INFOGRAPHIC)
  2. Slide Design Hacks for Secondary Students (INFOGRAPHIC)
  3. Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills (30+ RESOURCES)
  4. Snazzy Slides (220+ RESOURCES)

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24 Mar 2018
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Digital Portfolios Deep Dive

Session Description

Let’s face it: digital portfolios are here to stay. As student work and educational content becomes increasingly digital in nature, we as educators need to ensure we are offering students tools to support them as learning architects and archivers. In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-centric digital portfolios and how to evaluate a digital portfolio platform to best meet student, teacher and parent needs.  Participants will explore examples of stellar student digital portfolios — particularly in the ELA disciplines — and conduct dialogue on strategies for digitizing, reflecting on, assembling and publishing student work. Set a course for deeper understanding and dive head first into digital portfolios! (Previous Version: ePortfolios are Awesome)

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24 Mar 2018
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Designing Docs 4 All Learners

Session Description

We expect our students to communicate clearly and effectively during projects and publishing. Communication skills and instructions are not only fostered and delivered through our oral directions but the written communications and instructional materials that we provide to our students. How can we use best practices and model effective communication strategies to ensure that our students not only understand what is expected of them but can carefully execute an assignment without confusion or need for constant clarity? This three part strategy of chunking information, providing visual cues, and revising text and formatting is a tried and true practice that has been developed through research-based strategies and honed through actual student classroom encounters. Don’t miss 3 Fantastic Strategies for Kick Starting and Doctoring your Instructional Designs.

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Want MORE ideas for Designing Documents and Being Creatively Productive? Check out companion site of Chapter 3 of Cultivating Communication in the Classroom.

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24 Mar 2018
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iPad Base Camps

SESSION DESCRIPTION

How do you ensure that all students are successful in experiencing the legitimate instructional functionality of the iPad, receive content about digital wellness, AND achieve a technical baseline of skills? iPad Base Camps of course!

SLIDES

THE WHAT & HOW

SAMPLE STATION INFO

ADDITIONAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Want MORE ideas for College & Career Readiness and Creative Productivity? Check out “Creatively Productive” book. You can also preview a chapter before you buy. 😉

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