Posts Tagged ‘Diane Huckabay’

Swamp ReflectionOn the call were Diane Huckabay, Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder and Paul Signorelli.  Their conversation used Deborah Farmer Kris’s KQED Mind/Shift article “5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students” as a jumping off point for a conversation about “Using Our Brains to Help Our Students.”  Resources from the call are in a separate blog post.

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Six elements for high-quality project-based learningOn today’s call were Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli. Our topic was project-based learning.  We generated a number of ideas, including:

  • Have a clear goal for the project-based learning activity.
  • Help the learners understand their own dispositions.
  • Have someone external to the team act as a facilitator or support.
  • Have learners share how they work on projects (e.g., last minute, face-to-face, collaboration tools).
  • Help teammates understand how to support each other and provide feedback to each other.  Make sure they don’t do each other’s work.

And more if you listen to the entire show.  There is also a minor rant, but we’ll let you discover that on your own.

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Our next T is for Training will be on April 13, in four weeks!  We will not record on March 30.

A Brief T is for Training History: The first T is for Training occurred on Sept 12, 2008. (Sadly, it looks like TalkShoe doesn’t have those early episode available for your listening pleasure.) Since then, we’ve recorded new episodes every two weeks, with a few skipped weeks due to holidays, and have even done several live sessions, which meant that participants were actually in the room together at some library conference. Maurice, our Bald Geek in Maryland, also did some interviews and published them as episodes. So perhaps there have been more than 222 to date, but whose counting! We have had a long list of participants and most of them appear in the column on the right side of this site. Most have been from the U.S., but others have been from other countries, including South Africa and Australia.  Episodes are available through your favorite podcast service (e.g., iTunes) and on the Talkshoe web site.

If you have been on T in the past, please consider stopping by as we work our way towards our 10th anniversary!  And be sure to to listen to today’s show.

Cinderella's Using WiFiOn the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Clark Quinn, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We discussed tools we use for online collaboration.   Paul pointed to this KQED article as background for the conversation.

Tools we mentioned included:

It was noted that wikis are not as “hot” as they were 10 years ago.  And there was a random mention of Google Wave (w-h-a-t?).

You can hear the episode here as well as through places like iTunes.  Our next two shows will be on March 16 (hosted by Paul Signorelli) and then on April 13.  (We’re skipping March 30, which is Good Friday.)

ALA Midwinter signage in DenverOn the call were Kate Kosturki, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, and Samantha (Sam) Becker. We talked about winning the war on complacency in education.    We need to illuminate exemplars and expose people to different ways of engaging learners.  Can we learn from our own experiences?

As teachers, we need to help students/learners to understand how to learn better.  We can’t just teach them the subject, but how the student can learn more about it in the future.

Technology are not a meaningless set of tools.  We need to understand how to use the technology in meaningful ways to meet our goals.

All stakeholders need to come together to think about how various disciplines play together, and how learned can acquire multi-interdisciplinary skills.

Students/learners need to acquire foundational, core and specialty skills.  Sam noted that there are a broad range of foundational skills which people need. Some of this might be done through personalized learning.   Jill noted that the acquisition of those foundational, core and specialty skills might occur with technology being a means or clue.

This conversation connected to our previous conversation with Jonathan Nalder. Sam and Jonathan have worked together and she is was part of the genesis of  First on Mars.

What are some simple things we can do to help our folks get to a place where they can be successful with technology?

  • Digital literacy initiatives
  • Space for collaboration using technology
  • Space for using technology
  • Building in professional development for staff, so staff can then support technology learning

What’s the first thing you would say directly to trainer-teacher-learners to reverse that the part of learning that is passive (referred to in our conversation as the 90% piece of the pie)?  We talked about several solutions.

Question: Can we do personalization at scale?  What can we do face-to-face as well as online?

You can listen to the entire conversation on the TalkShoe website, as well as through your favorite podcast service (e.g., iTunes).  And don’t forget to rate the show, so we might get a rating that shows during our 10th year!

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Constraint

Constraint

On the call were Kate Kosturski (moderator), Paul Signorelli, Henry Mensch (newbie), Angela Paterek, Diane Huckabay, Jules Shore, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about the article, How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Learning Opportunities, which includes a link to a 5-minute video.  Our stories included ideas of creativity in training, improv classes, and more.

By the way,  when we came up with today’s title, Jules chimed in with (from Only the Good Die Young): “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners have much more fun.” When you are faced with a constraint, you need to be able to smile, laugh, and move forward.

It was a good conversation today and we hope you’ll give it a listen.

Spring flowersWith spring weather back again in the East, on the call were Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman.   Our conversation twas on how to create training (or education) materials that could be reused by others.  The conversation was really rich and fruitful!

We talked briefly about making training materials Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.

You can listen to this episode on TalkShoe.

The Pot Of Gold At The End Of My RainbowEpisode 202 was recorded St. Patrick’s Day!  Diane Huckabay, Maurice Coleman, Kate Kosturski, and Paul Signorelli talked Play to Learn (yes, using games), the Congress bromance trip, and incorporating play into your training.  You can listen to the episode here.

 

John LewisOn the call were Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about ALA Midwinter and the role of libraries as a place of facts and reliable information.  Libraries – as an institution – can be community beacons.  You can listen to the show here.

We talked about fake web sites, which can test someone’s information literacy skills such as this and this.

We also talked about if there have been changes in the activity levels in public libraries, since the inauguration.  Maurice noted that they are compiling their January statistics now and hopes to report on them during the next show.

Maurice Coleman with his pussyhatFinally, we want to thank those who are willing to engage in conversations and actions, and to bring facts into those conversations.  Also thanks to ALA and other associations for the statements they have issued.  The ALA statement is here.

Our 200th episode will be February 17.  We hope more of our T community will come and help celebrate!

IFLA WLIC2016After a three-minute episode on Sept. 2 (Too Beautiful Outside), the crew bounced back with a full Episode 193. On the call were Andrea Snyder, Diane Huckabay, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman.

Here are links to items mentioned in the show:

You can listen to the entire show here.

Fort Worth Public Library -Central- ADA accomodations (3)On the call were Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl and Diane Huckabay.  We talked about making accommodations to address the needs of all learners.  You can listen to the show here (31 minutes).

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