I shared a little about how #1smalltweak came about at in an earlier post but it’s hard to believe it’s here. From those steps a few months ago in the corner of a conference hall, we now are ready to share on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
As we chatted we realized many of us had supported individuals that felt overwhelmed with the choices that come from digital technologies. So many options and often it felt so far removed from their everyday practice. Together we wondered how we could help educators’ get started on that change journey. If it’s all about moving from our point A to our point B, how could we help educators try something new. We didn’t want it to be something extra, but easily integrated into their practice. Just a small tweak. And that one small tweak could lead to another small tweak and so the journey would being. We wanted to help educators see how they could use those quick tools/strategies and apply them across the curriculum.
So here is the plan: Each month there will be a new theme that builds on a typical classroom activity. Every Friday we will share a resource to start the conversation. The weeks are outlined below.
- Week 1: A Recipe Card-A one page image that will help you get started with the strategy in your classroom right away. No detailed steps to follow, just a prompt for you and your learners to dive in.
- Week 2: Ideas for the Classroom – After learning the strategy we wanted to make sure it could be used again and again (if the kids enjoy it of course) across the curriculum so we will share just a few of the ways we have done so in the classroom.
- Week 3: Resource Round Up Many of the strategies and tools we are sharing are not new so we want to help connect folks to some of the great resources already out there.
- Week 4: Share What you Have Created! Part of being a community of learners is sharing that learning. We want to celebrate how you have used the strategy in your own practice.
It is such a pleasure to learn and create alongside a fantastic group of educators: Ann, Cindy, Matt, Mike, Stuart, Tami. I hope you join us on this wild ride as we see where it may lead. Connect with us each Friday on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and see the learning that follows!