Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, "Featured Teacher: Michael Foster" with our special guest presenter, Michael Foster, from Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado.

October 7, 2017

00:23 - Anthippi Harou
Hello, everyone!

00:28 - Peggy George
We are so excited to have Mike Foster as our Featured Teacher today!!!!

01:00 - Peggy George (Follow Michael Foster on Twitter)

03:10 - Peggy George
I always love hearing the answer to this question!!

03:20 - Peggy George
Hi Laura! Welcome!

03:32 - Peggy George
Hi Anthippi! I'm so glad you could join us!

03:49 - Peggy George
Nothing like a good buffet!!

04:24 - Peggy George
Mike's slides are in our Livebinder today so you will be able to click on all of his links.

04:41 - Peggy George (Poudre School District, Northern Colorado)

04:48 - Anthippi Harou
Thanks Peggy! I'm glad to keep on learning at the weekend!

04:51 - Peggy George (Poudre EdTech Website)

05:08 - Peggy George (PSD Tech on Twitter)

05:28 - Peggy George
This is a great infographic on their site!!

06:00 - @plnaugle (Paula)
50 schools - thats a lot to cover.

06:29 - Peggy George
that is awesome that your district provides so many tech teachers on assignment!

06:57 - Peggy George (PSD Ed Tech Professional Development Catalog of Class Offerings)

07:41 - Peggy George
they have made it so easy for teachers to get support on their EdTech website!

08:14 - Peggy George
love that name! digital innovations pathways!

08:35 - Peggy George
that's terrific support for professional development!!

09:19 - Peggy George
if you have any questions for Mike as we go along please post them in the chat and Lorie will ask him on the mic during Q/A

09:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Love edcamps!

10:05 - Peggy George
Super Connected Conference! Love the idea of partnering with several districts!! Great model!

10:18 - Peggy George (Super Connected Conference Flyer)

10:36 - Peggy George (Super Connected Conference Schedule)

10:46 - Peggy George
love it! librarians the secret weapon!!

11:00 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Yes, that is great Peggy.

11:03 - Susie @shighley
I was going to say that too, Peggy

11:06 - Peggy George

11:12 - Susie @shighley
How great to include preservice teachers

13:08 - Susie @shighley
Are there advantages to PlayPosit over EdPuzzle?

13:22 - Peggy George
I agree Susie! They get to learn alongside the veteran teachers and get such a great start with developing a professional learning approach to their teaching.

14:16 - Susie @shighley
That's amazing. How cool!

14:19 - Peggy George
what an exciting reason to use PlayPosit :-)

14:20 - Patti Ruffing
we had them on the show when they were called EduCanon

15:02 - Peggy George (PSD EdTech Digital Tools Catalog)

15:20 - Peggy George
that's right Patti! I hadn't made the connection between EduCanon and PlayPosit!

15:29 - @plnaugle (Paula)
That's a great community outreach using the people from PlayPosit.

15:35 - Susie @shighley
As a librarian, I would have loved to test drive, too

16:14 - Peggy George
Are all of those tools able to be used on both computers and mobile devices?

16:41 - Peggy George

16:41 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Are any of your schools 1:1? What devices are available in your schools?

17:02 - Peggy George

17:05 - Peggy George

17:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
Just curious- What make/model of button maker do you use? size?

17:37 - Peggy George

18:48 - Peggy George

19:08 - Peggy George

19:45 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Love that teachers can checkout tech tools.

20:15 - Peggy George (PSD EdTech Digital Tools Catalog)

20:21 - Peggy George
what an awesome service!!

20:22 - @bcdtech Maureen
I was also going to invest in more Cubetto for K-2 Very successful last year

20:54 - @bcdtech Maureen
Do you use makerbot or?

21:18 - Peggy George
Hi Peg Volak! So glad you could join us! :-)

21:57 - Peg Volak
Hello! Need more time in the day!

22:02 - Peggy George
How does your reservation system work? How long can teachers check an item out?

22:05 - @bcdtech Maureen
I love the little mouse bots- waaay cheaper than beebots too

23:01 - Patti Ruffing
Am I understanding correctly that in Mike's district there are tech coaches who push into the classroom to help guide activities or do they just train teachers and teachers conduct the activities themselves?

23:29 - @bcdtech Maureen
Is the Sparkfun redbot like the Edison robots or more advanced?

23:43 - Peggy George
Mike, are your teachers evaluated on their use of technology in their classrooms? Is it a required school/teacher goal/objective?

25:41 - Peggy George
this is the link for the page Mike is showing us now so you can explore it more later.

26:01 - @bcdtech Maureen
what kinds of kits do you use that are aligned to elementary science standards?

26:34 - Peggy George
that is a great question Patti! I'd love to hear more about how that works.

26:54 - Peggy George
just learning about cospaces! amazing!

27:53 - Peggy George

28:35 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ Peggy I tried out cospaces with a small group of kids last year- they liked it, but our bandwidth doesn't really support it - very laggy. Altho it may be better now- cospaces has evolved pretty quickly

29:25 - Peggy George
very interesting Maureen! Thanks!

30:47 - Peggy George
They have some great tutorials for these tech tools on their site:

31:40 - Peggy George (Super Connected Conference Schedule)

32:19 - @bcdtech Maureen
Do you have teachers who say that they do not "have time" to integrate the tools you demo/teach? Or has your community become more comfortable and adept at adaptations to typical curriculum.

32:35 - @bcdtech Maureen

32:39 - Peggy George
that sounds like an awesome day! Are you streaming any part of it for people who don't live in one of those districts?

32:59 - Doug Henry (San Leandro, CA)
Do you use any online learning for teachers or students?

33:16 - Peggy George
Hi Wes! So glad you could pop in :-)

33:28 - @wfryer Wes Fryer

34:02 - @bcdtech Maureen

34:52 - Peggy George
that's definitely encouraging to have your teaching colleagues show how they use tech and are willing to partner with you to support your learning!

35:37 - Peggy George
wow! awesome to be able to provide some financial incentive for teachers to share their stories! very rare!

35:48 - Peggy George (ISTE Standards for Students)

36:46 - Patti Ruffing
Do teachers have regularly scheduled meetings with the tech coach or do they just schedule a meeting as needed?

37:04 - Peggy George
School & EdTech Partnerships

37:17 - Peggy George
5 Dimensions of Teaching & Learning Framework

37:42 - Peggy George

38:19 - Susie @shighley
I really like this idea.

38:20 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Invited my new assistant principal to my class as we did a Google Hangout with two other classes to stack our Oreos for Jen Wagner's O.R.E.O. Project ( and then we played a competitive Kahoot game which I screen shared. The Kahoot game was on the flavors of Oreos (15 of them). She loved it.

38:37 - Peggy George (Lesson Refresh Sample: Mona)

38:58 - Peggy George
These examples are in the Livebinder too :-)

40:00 - Peggy George
Do teachers see each other's Lesson Refresh ideas so they can help each other (like finding videos for her project)?

40:18 - Peggy George (Science PSD site: collaborative departments)

42:29 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I'm trying to move up on the SAMR model of tech integration to modification and redefinition.

42:31 - Susie @shighley
How neat to have a page like this just for science.

43:00 - Peggy George (Casey Echelmeier Smore: TPACK and SAMR)

43:08 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I have a high school teacher who has been wanting to use Gizmos with students for 2 years... haven't been able to work our the curriculum budget support tho

43:09 - Peggy George (TPACK and SAMR Google Presentation for Smore activity)

43:17 - Susie @shighley
I taught science before I was a librarian-- never had resources like this, although I'm trying to picture a district of 50 schools. We have few in our state that are that large

43:22 - Peggy George
how expensive is it Wes?

44:25 - Peggy George
I love the consistent use of the term "partnerships" in everything they do!

44:43 - Peggy George (Teaching Empathy through Trade Books presentation by Martha Rehm and Deborah Taylor)

44:51 - Peggy George (Our Town Grade Level Team Partnering)

45:14 - Peggy George
These are in the Livebinder are they are amazing examples!

45:34 - Peggy George
Our Town could work as a model for any town :-)

45:50 - Susie @shighley
Great idea. Our district tried something like that, but the follow through and time were not there

45:55 - @bcdtech Maureen
Just looking thru the LSOP stuff and Cool stuff! Love the flash science videos.

46:42 - Peggy George
How long did it take to actually create Our Town? Was it primarily done during the summer? Were teachers paid to participate in the curriculum development?

46:45 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Not sure on $ now but need to revisit that

47:06 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Love this "our town" project!!!!

47:15 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Susie- My district is 2 schools- preK-6 and 7-12... about 600 kids total. Hard to get groups of teachers out of their little bubbles when there are so few.

47:21 - Peggy George
Maureen that link didn't work. Can you check it?

47:26 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
What is the URL to this Our Town project?

47:38 - Peggy George (Our Town Grade Level Team Partnering)

47:47 - @wfryer Wes Fryer

48:32 - Peggy George
That presentation has excellent information in it for teaching empathy through trade books! It's in the Livebinder.

49:37 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Great for Digital Citizenship!

49:40 - Peggy George (Learning Policy Institute: Effective Teacher Professional Development)

49:51 - @bcdtech Maureen
hmmm the flash videos are on but I will have to go back thru all

49:51 - MFosterPSD

49:53 - Peggy George (PBS and EdCamp Partner to Offer Teachers Free Professional Development with opportunities for early childhood educators across the country to engage in peer-to-peer learning)

50:22 - MFosterPSD

50:27 - Peggy George
yes :-)

50:31 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I am going to go back and replay / watch all of this preso with my wife, Shelly!

50:37 - Peggy George
Seesaw gets mentioned frequently on our shows :-)

51:14 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I was dealt a heavy blow last week. my district blocked Seesaw! :(

51:28 - Peggy George
oh no Paula!!!!! :-(

51:28 - Patti Ruffing
Paula, why?

51:43 - Peggy George (One-on-one goal-setting sample: Lisa EOTP)

52:08 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I have not gotten a reason yet. But I'm definitely going to let my district know my thoughts on this move.

52:15 - Peggy George (Personal Reflection Portfolio example: Aaron)

52:57 - Peggy George
Resources by grade level: (Our Town Grade Level Team Partnering)

53:32 - Peggy George
that sounds like a very efficient model for maximizing devices

54:52 - Peggy George
very helpful explanation Mike! Sounds like a very reasonable timeline for teachers to check out equipment

54:58 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Peggy- cannot get that one to open... but it is referenced here

55:23 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Do most of your teachers use a learning management system such as Edmodo or Google Classroom?

56:43 - Peggy George
gradual release model--gradually remove the safety net :-)

57:32 - @bcdtech Maureen
Edison - low threshold and inexpensive

57:54 - @bcdtech Maureen
those little learning resource mice are easy cheesy too

58:27 - Peggy George
thanks Maureen

58:49 - Peggy George
I'll add that to the Livebinder

58:53 - MFosterPSD
I love the Mice

59:23 - Peggy George
Foss kits are so expensive to maintain with the consumable materials

59:37 - @bcdtech Maureen
Perhaps too specific, but do you use American Button Machines or another make? Putting together a request and have not used them...

1:00:10 - Peggy George
wonderful concept! Little Shop of Physics that travels around to districts!

1:01:28 - MFosterPSD
St Thomas squishy circuits

1:01:31 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Peggy- I'm asking for $ for the consumables from a local foundation. It's hard to replace all the stuff. I also want them to take stuff home. Altho the catapults we made the other day I kept at school- thought the bus drivers would be upset

1:02:15 - Peggy George
Little Shops Physics

1:02:28 - @bcdtech Maureen
I used squishy circuits in 4th grade. They love it too. Now that I have a STEAM space I plan to do a lot more with it

1:02:29 - Peggy George
great idea Maureen!

1:02:49 - Peggy George
Thanks Mike! That would be awesome!! Would love to see some of the conference!

1:02:53 - Peg Volak
Fun, Paula! I never use Kahoot for polls, good idea!

1:05:38 - Peggy George (Personal Reflection Portfolio example: Aaron)

1:05:49 - Peggy George
love that Aaron is a PE teacher!

1:07:31 - Peggy George
I love how much financial support they have for teacher participation in these projects! Very rare (especially in AZ)!!

1:07:55 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual applause for a wonderful presentation by Big Mike. Thanks for all that you shared. :)

1:08:36 - Peggy George
Thank you so much, Mike, for sharing with us today! So many great ideas and resources for us to learn from and explore!

1:08:44 - MFosterPSD
It was my pleasure!

1:09:14 - Susie @shighley
This was great. So many ideas and such examples of collaboration

1:09:20 - Anthippi Harou
Thanks for this great presentation!!!

1:09:30 - Patti Ruffing
I need to run some PD on Tuesday, lots of wonderful ideas to share thanks to Mike!

1:09:49 - @bcdtech Maureen

1:09:50 - Peggy George
haha! definitely did his homework! :-)

1:10:15 - Anthippi Harou
I also loved the links shared in the chat box! I hope they will all be included in the Livebinder!

1:10:50 - Peggy George
you can let me know later Mike and I'll add it to the Livebinder :-)

1:10:54 - Peggy George

1:11:04 - @bcdtech Maureen
thank you!

1:11:39 - MFosterPSD
It was my pleasure!

1:11:51 - Susie @shighley
Now I'm hungry for Chick Fil A

1:11:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Mike, I'm so glad you accepted my invitation. :)

1:12:21 - Peg Volak
Thank you, Mike!

1:12:40 - Rochdi Mohammed

1:12:44 - Laura Antichi
Thank, Mike!

1:12:49 - MFosterPSD
I am honored you thought of me!

1:13:06 - MFosterPSD
Me too, Susie!

1:13:10 - Tiziana Angiolini ( Italy)
Thanks for the great webinar! I will check the links and the materials in the LIVEBINDER! Have a nice weekend (y)(y)(y)(y)

1:13:16 - Peggy George (The Learning Revolution Network created by Steve Hargadon)

1:13:21 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Have a great weekend everyone!

1:13:24 - Peggy George (Host Your Own Webinar

1:13:33 - Peggy George
We love our Featured Teachers!!

1:13:41 - Peggy George (This link will open iTunes so you can subscribe to our video podcasts.)

1:13:51 - Peggy George (Nominate a Featured Teacher for our shows--you can nominate yourself too if you’ like to present for us)

1:13:58 - Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE survey link to request PD certificates for live or recorded webinars)

1:14:28 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thanks, Patti, for our certificates every week.