TeamMark is a web based tool, comprehensively supporting teacher collaboration.
Ask educators why they went into teaching, and the majority will respond that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. How are you (and your teams) working to ensure that each child in your school and community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged? In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, our guests will share what led them to teaching, what inspires them, and how they make a difference in their students' lives and learning: http://ow.ly/xZeps
"Professional learning as a creative process" by Anthony Armstrong, from Tools for Learning Schools, Learning Forward
An insightful read--enjoy!!
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A new school year begins. This year there is so much excitement in the air...common core becomes a great focus for many, technology continues to open new doors for learners and innovative educators, and there continues to be a commitment to meaningful professional learning through collaboration within our learning communities. What a wonderful profession. TeamMark Collaboration Solutions wishes all a wonderful school year!
Book: Visible Learning
www.amazon.com Amazon:Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement
...and another, thanks to Yvette Jackson:
Thanks to Yvette Jackson, Learning Forward Summer Conference Keynote speaker, for this great slide:
Enjoyed Jim Knight share insights on autonomy and accountability in professional learning. Check out his blog at www.radicallearners.com.
Happy Summer! If you needed to access PLC collaboration notes or learning data this week, how easy would it be? With TeamMark, it is as easy as logging into TeamMark and viewing all collaboration documentation for any team, from any year you have been using TeamMark.
SYNERGY: the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc. TeamMark = synergy!
New tutorials added to our free online TeamMark tutorial library!
This tutorial walks through the basic steps of TeamMark's Subjects, Roster, Student Alert, and Essential Learning tools. NOTE: These tools must be setup befo...
Check out the LSA - application deadline is March 15th.
The MARCH 15 deadline for Learning School Alliance applications is rapidly approaching. This program can help you and your school team achieve professional learning goals and take your school to the next level. Learn more and apply today: www.learningforward.org/learning-opportunities/learning-school-alliance
Did you know when you create an Action Plan in TeamMark the individual who has been assigned the action plan immediately receives an email notification and a reminder one day before the action plan is due? The Action Plan tool is a great way to monitor team tasks and to-do lists!
Now scheduling TeamMark Summer Clinics! Contact us for more information. Summer clinics are a one day interactive training designed directly from learner needs. Easy, fun, meaningful, and helpful!
The education Profession presents a variety of challenges, Learning is complex, Communities are dynamic . . . no wonder implementing and sustaining Professional Learning Communities can be a daunting task. TeamMark can make it a wee bit easier (with some practice, TeamMark can make it quite a bit easier)! www.myteammark.com - Norms, Goals, Agendas, Collaboration Notes, and more all accessed, organized, and saved online.
myteammark.com TeamMark has been designed by educators to support effective collaboration. TeamMark encourages and organizes discourse, providing teams with a research-based protocol and integrated tools to use as they discuss and reflect on learning, instruction, assessments, data, curriculum, and more!
Did you know with TeamMark you can attach personal documents to Agenda Topics and access them from anywhere, anytime? Next time you facilitate a collaboration and need to access a document to work on or read with a team, just click the icon next to the Agenda Topic and voila! One more way TeamMark facilitates and supports synergy and focus within collaboration!
Reminding you once again to be thinking about what TeamMark enhancements you would like to see for the 2013-2014 school year. Your input and feedback are what drive our improvements!
Hot off the press: How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading. We have not reviewed this one yet . . . but it could be good. Check it out and share your thoughts!
JUST RELEASED: How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading by bestselling author Susan Brookhart. Learn more: http://bit.ly/13lAIx3
As a sponsor of the Learning School Alliance we have had the pleasure of meeting some of the amazing educators engaged in this learning opportunity and we can attest that the LSA provides a truly rigorous and rewarding experience.
Anyone out there interested? This is a great way to recognize the hard work of truly collaborative teams!
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Small steps lead to big successes! TeamMark coaches have recently enjoyed conversations with first year subscribers who are implementing TeamMark one step at a time. The result? TeamMark fades into the background, supporting teams as they engage in efficient, effective collaboration focused on student and teacher learning.
New year, new enhancements! Let us know what your 2013 TeamMark enhancement wish list includes . . . our continuous improvement is, and will always be, guided by subscriber input.
We had the pleasure to meet with educators and share how, even though we were 900 miles away from the district in which we teach, we could EASILY access ALL of our collaboration documentation. It is so simple and powerful . . . we can't help but get excited!
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NEW SUBSCRIBERS - complimentary subscription upgrades!
CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS - complimentary school-wide TeamMark mid-year review (usage data, tips, and more)!
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Professional learning teams should tap into the brain's five learning systems: Emotional (safe, challenging, minimal threat), Physical (interaction, creation of products), Cognitive (read, view, process, dialogue), and Reflective (questioning, analysis, goal setting). Maximize all systems to actualize greatest collaborative learning results. For more information, see Gregory & Kuzmich (2007), Given (2002), or join us for a TeamMark Summer Clinic - http://myteammark.blogspot.com/p/teammark-certification.html!
This is a great time of year to reflect on your PLC collaboration Agenda Topics. With TeamMark, log in, go to "Agenda Topics" and viola! You can see all agenda topics created for your team(s), when they were posted, if they have been completed, how they were categorized, read associated notes, view attached documents, and more.
Hummm...Exciting to think of the fun, deep discussions that will go on around these thoughts!!
blogs.kqed.org Excerpted from Will Richardson's new TED Book Why School: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere. Richardson offers provoc
A thoughtful read full of wonderful opportunity for discussion! Enjoy!
Jason Flom says when we talk about the achievement gap, we're really talking about the "experience gap." Read the full post: http://bit.ly/T13cda
If you know a teacher, administrator, instructional coach or, well, anyone . . . remind them to Like TeamMark on facebook!
Thank you teachers and Teachers' Night Out - what a fun evening we had yesterday! Spread the word - there is an easy, even enjoyable way to document collaborations and PLC work designed by teachers, for teachers.
Teachers' Night Out is right around the corner. We will be there! Stop by and say hi.
eventbrite.com Teachers in southwestern Idaho are invited to Teachers' Night Out -- a night of fine food, drink, prizes, socializing and musical entertainment! At this free teacher-appreciation event, you'll also have the opportunity to visit with staff members of local non-profit organizations and pick up v...
Have you seen what's new in TeamMark for 2012-2013? Back by popular demand - a large easy to view timer in the Collaboration Log (this makes time keeping a snap); new collaboration log format (more room for teams to view content in their collaboration notes), new Agenda Topic Category - "Professional Learning" (helps teams categorize and reflect on their agenda topics); and more! Thanks to user feedback, the best just keeps getting better!
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