Workspace of the week winners! Jan. 29, 2016
Hapara Certified Educator Jennifer Streubing designed a three-part poetry unit for her 10th grade English class at Maine West High School in Illinois, USA. Check out the awesome performance poetry videos and the ways Jennifer has encouraged learners to take more ownership by having them teach each other.
Beth Still, an Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist at Gering Public Schools in Nebraska and Hapara Champion Trainer, got innovative with Workspace this month by using it to create and publish her monthly professional learning teacher newsletter. Beth’s Workspace contains great resources for teachers invested in a growth mindset, including readings and videos on getting started with Google Classroom, using Google Maps in the classroom, a short book review of The Innovator’s Mindset, and much more. She also includes a quick tutorial of Workspace and some of the benefits to students and teachers. Check out Beth’s Newsletter Workspace at http://j.mp/1OKyySU
Kate Tilley, Hapara Certified Educator and English Teacher at Lake Stevens High School in Washington, USA, shared this Workspace on Jane Eyre. In this project, Kate differentiates the learning pathways according to topic, and learners work in small groups to investigate various literary elements present in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. We love how Kate used backwards design to align this lesson to Common Core ELA standards. http://j.mp/1ZBGMSB
Congratulations Jennifer, Beth, and Kate! We look forward to seeing more awesome creations!
Hapara Workspace empowers educators as they design and publish lessons, units, and projects in the cloud. Teachers around the world love Workspace because it makes differentiated instruction and collaboration easy, and because it supports an emphasis on backward design. Any of the Workspaces shared here can be copied and adapted by Hapara-using teachers using the Public Sharing feature. Simply click on the image of the Workspace or copy and paste the shortlink into your web browser while logged into your school account. You’ll be prompted to make your own copy of the Workspace. Now you can customize for your own learners.
No more silos! #letscollaborate