Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, "Letters to the Next President 2.0" with special guest presenter, Christina Cantrill.

August 13, 2016


01:07 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Hello Eileen. Welcome to CR 2.0.

01:57 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Maureen.

02:19 to: Eileen
Hello Paula! Happy to be back😃

03:08 to: @bcdtech Maureen
Hi Paula

03:40 to: Peggy George
Hi Eileen and Maureen! Great to see you!!

03:54 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
So excited to hear directly from Christina about this project.

04:05 to: @bcdtech Maureen
Hi Peggy

04:28 to: Eileen
Hello Peggy😎

04:37 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Jackie!

04:39 to: Peggy George
everyone has an opinion about things going on in the world and especially about political events!

04:57 to: Peggy George
it's great to have a way for students to get engaged through this initiative!

05:06 to: Peggy George
Hi Jackie! Great to have you with us!

05:31 to: @jackiegerstein
Hi Peggy - this is such a good initiative

05:39 to: @jackiegerstein
initiative

05:56 to: Peggy George
when students can publish their ideas and opinions globally in a forum like this they feel so empowered!

06:34 to: Trish
Relevance and engagement...OUR world. A great clip about teens and power from old WEST WING episode is a great starter:

06:42 to: Trish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSDxg-bDw1A

06:51 to: @jackiegerstein
schools don't do enough related to civics education

07:50 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Elections: Everything You Need | Scholastic.com http://bit.ly/2bolYJ5

08:01 to: Eileen
I have noticed our new Social Studies books are including more about Civics.

09:24 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016 - The New York Times http://nyti.ms/2boljY8

10:00 to: Peggy George
it touches on so many important skills!!

10:10 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
The first site mentioned in the NYTimes article is Letters to the Next President. :)

10:20 to: Peggy George
thanks for those links Paula! I'll add them to the Livebinder.

11:15 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
I'm all signed up.

11:28 to: Peggy George
all of these resources are in our Livebinder for today http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2032053

11:30 to: @jackiegerstein
I like that Obama is pushing STEM initiatives so I'd love to see that option offered to kids, (if and) how the government could support stem and maker education in their letters to the President.

11:53 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
That is a great idea, Jackie.

11:56 to: @jackiegerstein
:)

12:13 to: Peggy George
That video is also in our Livebinder :-)

12:30 to: Peggy George
love that point Jackie!!!

12:44 to: Peggy George
love that story!

13:31 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
PBS Election http://bit.ly/2bom1Vk

14:12 to: @jackiegerstein
wish we can get adults beyond party politics - maybe they have an initiative like this, too.

14:22 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Laura and welcome to today's session.

14:48 to: @jackiegerstein
It's only for older students, right?

15:03 to: Laura Antichi #2
Hi, Paula

15:39 to: @jackiegerstein
ok - have some gifted kiddos who might like to do this

16:06 to: @jackiegerstein
thanks

16:08 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi @stidmama. Great to have you with us again today.

16:10 to: Peggy George
Hi Laura, Rhonda and stidmama :-) So glad you could join us!

16:38 to: stidmama
Thanks -- sorry I am late, was on the phone with my mother! :-)

16:40 to: Eileen
We would appreciate the activities for elementary students.

16:40 to: Peggy George
Elementary: http://letters2president.org/resource/its-elementary-writing-letters-to-the-next-president-in-the-primary-grades/

16:50 to: Trish
Bringing in the World'sLargest Lesson, the UN sustainability goals, is definitely a possible connection.

17:02 to: Peggy George
can't wait to see the new publishing site!!

17:21 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
My 4th graders will write an opinion paper on who they would vote for and why after they research the candidates.

17:22 to: Peggy George
http://letters2president.org/

17:32 to: Peggy George
http://letters2president.org/resources/

17:44 to: Peggy George
love that we're the first to see it!! :-)

17:50 to: Trish
This looks awesome!

18:09 to: Peggy George
college tuition is definitely an important topic in the election!!

18:54 to: Peggy George
There are several great videos in our Livebinder that explain lots more information about the initiative! You'll enjoy watching them later. :-)

19:05 to: @jackiegerstein
thx Peggy

19:17 to: Peggy George
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/letters-to-next-president-2point0-ellen-shelton (Ellen Shelton: Letters to Next President 2.0 Announcement on Edutopia, April 26, 2016)

19:44 to: Peggy George
that's fantastic that you can create your own groups! super that student emails aren't required!

20:13 to: Peggy George
Did I understand correctly? A teacher can create multiple groups on the site?

20:36 to: @jackiegerstein
cool

20:49 to: Peggy George
Fantastic!!! Infographics are a powerful tool for students to learn how to create!!

21:19 to: @jackiegerstein
Love that the letters can be presented in ways that respect the kids' talents and interests

21:25 to: Trish
so great that these are multi-modal

21:25 to: Peggy George
it's great that there are so many alternatives for sharing their voices! The multimedia features are wonderful!

22:15 to: Peggy George
incredible how many topics can be discussed that students really care about!

22:28 to: Peggy George
awesome graphic!!

22:50 to: Peggy George
I wonder if family is such a hot topic because of the immigration implications!

23:21 to: Peggy George
the photos they add to their letters really greatly enhance their message!

24:02 to: Peggy George
great to know! I teacher signs up on site for the geo-location and then can create as many groups as they like

24:34 to: Peggy George
Can teachers search for those letters only from their school too?

24:47 to: Peggy George
http://letters2president.org/

25:00 to: Peggy George
http://letters2president.org/resources/

25:18 to: Peggy George
http://letters2president.org/partners/

26:09 to: Peggy George
https://twitter.com/2nextprez (@2nextprez on Twitter)
https://www.facebook.com/2nextprez/ (2nextprez on Facebook)

26:22 to: Peggy George
Follow them on Twitter & FB to get all of their updates

26:38 to: Peggy George
http://letters2president.org/resource/its-elementary-writing-letters-to-the-next-president-in-the-primary-grades/

27:07 to: Peggy George
This is the hashtag for the initiative: https://twitter.com/hashtag/2nextprez

27:30 to: Peggy George
http://letters2president.org/opportunity/make-cycle-6-make-a-plan/ (Letters 2 Next President: Make a Plan through Play)

27:38 to: Peggy George
I LOVE this scavenger hunt!

27:55 to: Christina Cantrill
https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2016/08/11/new-year-greatest-fear/

28:17 to: Peggy George
Scavenger hunt article: https://www.lrng.org/National%20Writing%20Project/playlist/Scavenger%20Hunt%3A%20Teaching%20Letters%20to%20the%20Next%20President%202.0

29:50 to: Eileen
Cross-curricular writing

30:08 to: Peggy George
Be sure to explore all of the resources on this page! Loaded!! http://letters2president.org/resources

30:30 to: Peggy George
we have several KQED links in our Livebinder

30:46 to: Trish
great!

30:59 to: Christina Cantrill
KQED Do Now

31:15 to: Peggy George
http://ww2.kqed.org/education/about-do-now/

31:28 to: Peggy George
so many possibilities beyond elections :-)

32:28 to: Peggy George
http://educatorinnovator.org/

33:32 to: Peggy George
if anyone would like to take the mic to ask a question just raise your hand :-)

33:47 to: Peggy George
Feel free to type questions here in the chat too

34:35 to: @bcdtech Maureen #2
ugh! lost internet and now have no volume. will check the recording later. Love the hilltowns

34:38 to: Peggy George
Christina can you share anything about Youth Voices and how they are participating in this?

34:39 to: stidmama
Question for the group: I teach in a community that has confederate flags painted on the sides of some houses... the tone of the presidential election this time around is alarming enough. How can

34:39 to: stidmama
I use some of the ideas without actually having third graders discussing the presidential candidates? I have minority students, some of whom are "hidden" minorities who could be deeply hurt if anothe

34:39 to: stidmama
r student parrots a parent's intolerance.

35:01 to: Peggy George
what a great question @stidmama!!

35:49 to: Peggy George
what an incredible amount of work and organization has gone into this project!! so impressive!!!

36:29 to: Eileen
Yes, I have students parroting their parents views.

36:50 to: Peggy George
that is probably the case for the majority of students! :-)

37:26 to: Peggy George
Christina, do you know of any resources that would provide guidance to teachers on how to discuss controversial issues in their classes?

38:13 to: Peggy George
Let's add those community guidelines to the Livebinder! They definitely make this a safe environment for students to use.

39:00 to: Christina Cantrill
#2nextprez

39:43 to: Peggy George
I included a live link to #2nextprez in the Livebinder so it will constantly keep updating every time you view the Livebinder.

39:43 to: stidmama
Thank you!

39:54 to: Eileen
Great!

40:03 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Election 2016 Resources | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice http://bit.ly/2bopF1p

40:12 to: Peggy George
Great Christina!!! Send the links to me and I'll add them to the Livebinder :-) Perfect!

40:20 to: Peggy George
thanks Paula!

41:06 to: Peggy George
love this resource on the site (how to make infographics) https://youthradio.org/journalism/science/diy-how-to-make-an-infographic/

41:59 to: Peggy George
http://youthvoices.net/2nextprez (Youth Voices-Letters 2 Next President)

42:32 to: Peggy George
I love what Youth Voices is planning to do. There is a video in the Livebinder about it (EdTechTalk-Teachers Teaching Teachers)

42:41 to: Peggy George
http://www.youthvoices.live/category/2nextprez/ (Youth Voices Blog Posts-Letters 2 Next President)

43:24 to: Peggy George
This is also a great way to participate. http://chadsansing.github.io/curriculum-testing/nwp-next-president/letter-and-hypothesis-lesson.html#overview (Chad Sansing: Lesson plan-Letters 2 Next Preside

43:24 to: Peggy George
nt: Composing and Annotating With Thimble and Hypothes.is)

43:40 to: Peggy George
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2015/12/19/the-best-sites-to-learn-about-the-2016-u-s-presidential-elections/ (Larry Ferlazzo: Best Sites to Learn about the 2016 Presidential Elections)

44:32 to: Peggy George
Fantastic presentation Christina! Thank you so much!!

44:46 to: @jackiegerstein
Great initiative - thanks!

44:57 to: stidmama
This was a very useful topic -- thank you!

45:06 to: Christina Cantrill
Thank you everyone ... really would love to learn from all of you. There is so much to learn from each other here.

45:12 to: Trish
Thank you so much!

45:21 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual applause for Christina. Love this project and all of the resources.

45:23 to: Eileen
Thank you Christina! I will sign up and check out the elem. resources.

46:04 to: Christina Cantrill
Please keep in touch with me too -- ccantrill@nwp.org -- I'd love to hear from you about the ways that you are designing for this work and the challenges of it too.

46:18 to: Barbara 2
Thank you.

46:20 to: Christina Cantrill
Thank you Classroom 2.0 team! You do such a great job here :)

46:33 to: Christina Cantrill
Share vis #2nextprez too.

46:40 to: Eileen
Matt is great!

46:52 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
My 2016 Presidential Election Hyperdoc - Google Docs bit.ly/29J702K that I will use with my 4th graders.

48:03 to: Trish
Thanks for the hyperdoc, Paula.

48:13 to: Christina Cantrill
Here's another useful resource for diverse issue: http://letters2president.org/resource/developing-and-discussing-diverse-political-views-in-the-classroom/

48:28 to: Christina Cantrill
diverse views, I meant :)

48:52 to: @plnaugle (Paula)
You're welcome, Trish.

48:54 to: stidmama
Thank you again for this time for learning... I will definitely be looking at the resources Christina presented!