All posts by williamjtolley

MYP Coordinator at Daystar Academy and Learning Design Coach at Global Online Academy

Changing Instructional Mindsets for the 21st Century

Originally posted on iAMSTEM HUB . UC DAVIS:
Written by William Tolley for Education Week. As teachers, we seek to nurture creators, inventors, and discoverers—the kind of men and women who will build and sustain our shared future. We try to synthesize effective traditional learning models with contemporary learning design. And we recognize the wisdom of Chris…

Coaching Conundrums: Pre-empting Pear-shaped PLCs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYHtZW1vmTQ What's the challenge? Billy's reaction to setbacks mirrors many of our first responses as coaches: resignation, surrender, acceptance ("I'm out. I'll just sit here and color or something..." I.e., "What a dream to just go back to the past when I wasn't responsible for anybody but myself, sigh."). While his second response mirrors our ...

December 5th, 2013: What a day…

Originally posted on pmazini:
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. – Mandela “Herder, Guerrilla, Robben Island, Nehru Award, End of Apartheid, Nobel Prize, President, Springboks, World…

The Art of Coaching: Or, Disrupting the Echo Chamber

Originally posted on Into (and Through) the Tangle:
“Disruption” is dusting itself off from decades of semantic scorn and experiencing newfound admiration.  I heard George Couros say recently: “To innovate we need to disrupt our routine.”  It’s funny to see this word experience such a dramatic turnaround in the world of education after so many…

Screencasting 102: Presentation Extreme Makeovers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMfSLXluiSE What's the challenge? To create screencasts: student-centered and engaging lessons that can be delivered asynchronously as an element of project-based, flipped, inquiry and blended learning. According to Educause: Students in both K–12 and higher education will spend all of their personal and professional lives immersed in a digital society. Educators in today's classrooms must ...