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Chart a course to innovation using educational technology Let’s go on an edventure! Do you want to innovate and take risks in your teaching? Looking for ways to troubleshoot common classroom challenges? Whatever obstacles you and your students face can turn into edventures, and this book will show you how to navigate them with grace, humor, and grit. Jennie Magiera charts a course for you to discover your own version of innovation, using the limitless possibilities of educational technology. You will learn: • How to create your own Teacher-IEP (Innovation Exploration Plan) • Keys to problem-based innovation (PBI) • Strategies and solutions for tackling common classroom problems • Methods for putting learning into the hands of students • How to find innovation in everyday places Packed with real-world, immediately applicable solutions to the problems teachers face in their classrooms every day,Courageous Edventures shows how technology can be a fun and easy tool to improve classroom management and student learning! “Magiera leads people on a journey with some great ideas to get started in the classroom right now, or the inspiration to find your own way, leading to innovative ideas for learning and teaching.” George Couros, Author of The Innovator’s Mindset and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant “This book does a superb job of providing practical ideas and strategies on how to actually implement innovative practices in today’s classroom. Her knowledge and experience as a change agent further strengthen the techniques presented and will help educators truly envision what’s possible in classrooms today.” Eric Sheninger, Corwin Author and Senior Fellow International Center for Leadership in Education
Chapter 14: Staying Inspired and Finding Support
Staying Inspired and Finding Support
Now that you’ve had your edventure, how can you find support and fresh ideas? If you’re still on the journey, how do you stay inspired to keep going when it’s not smooth sailing? As Ellen Potter once said, “All great adventures have moments that are really crap.” You’ll need a way to keep going through that . . . crap. In this chapter, we will explore powerful places to find that inspiration.
Creating a Professional Learning Network That Works
When taking on an endeavor like transforming your practice, being part of a community helps motivate you, feeds your passion, and provides support during those FAIL (First Attempt In Learning) moments (see Chapter 5 for more information about ...