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#FailForward with paper airplanes

Today was a hectic day. Track 2 tracked out and needed a home base for the day so the track 3 teacher could move into her room. So the track 2 teacher and I decided to #innovate4littles! We planned a paper airplane STEM challenge. It was hard. It was fun. It was dramatic. It was… Continue reading #FailForward with paper airplanes

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#wakeTLC #PBLitsnothard

#WakeTLC was an amazing opportunity provided to me and other teacher leaders by our district. They were looking for teacher leaders to embark on a self/team guided professional development journey. We were given the agency to choose from Instructional Design, 4Cs, and Project Based Learning (PBL). My group of amazing educators (Kara Damico, Betsy Archer,… Continue reading #wakeTLC #PBLitsnothard

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#PBLclouds – the reflection

STOP! This is a reflection post! If you haven't read the story about what happened during #PBLclouds. Click here to read it now! My favorite thing about doing a PBL with my weather unit is that my students took ownership over their learning and I only needed to provide them with the time and space… Continue reading #PBLclouds – the reflection

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#PBLclouds – the story

In January I participated in a twitter chat #hackingPBL and was so inspired I bought the book Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy. I had learned about Project Based Learning (PBL) in college at SUNY Frediona from Dr. Mira Berkley. I already knew PBL is good for kids. If you don't… Continue reading #PBLclouds – the story

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Hacking PBL – book reflection

I wanted to compile my books snaps and other creations after reading Hacking PBL in an easy to see format.  Hack 1 Just finished reading hack 1 #hackingPBL takeaways- relationships, questioning, risks &failure! https://t.co/wbE70Y58Mh via @youtube — Aubrey DiOrio (@AubreyDiOrio) January 18, 2017 Hack 2 https://padlet.com/embed/wxjheok9dr7ohttps://padlet.com/embed/wxjheok9dr7o Hack 3 Hack 4 Planning PBLs Things I'm doing… Continue reading Hacking PBL – book reflection

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My Knowledge of Content Knowledge

Here I sit on an airplane on my way home for the holidays and all I can do is reflect on my teaching. It's the end of December the universal time for reflection. It's hard not to end the year and prepare for the next and not reflect on life in general. My professional resolution… Continue reading My Knowledge of Content Knowledge