Our 2019 Summer Summit is scheduled for July 31st & August 1st at Windham High School, in Windham, Maine. Registration details will be posted here soon. Please save these dates and join us for a variety of sessions presented by MCCL members who are building the Ideal Learning Experience for all their learners.
In coordination with our theme of building more effective communication skills with all our stakeholders, we have planned a series of events. This webinar is another in that series
Please join Kathy Martin from RSU 4 in Maine as she shares how she and her colleagues use different social media platforms to communicate with all their stakeholders. Webinar participants are encouraged to share and problem solve how they are, or could be, using social media to communicate positive messages about the vision their schools have for transformation.
Plan for about 60 minutes of webinar demonstrations & discussions. We will keep the online meeting open for an additional 30 minutes if participants want to do anymore problem solving/learning, etc.
Register Here: https://mcclsocialmedia.eventbrite.com
April 4, Thursday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: How Are You Using Learning Progressions to Design Ideal Learning Experiences?
April 23, Tuesday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: How Are You Integrating Habits of Mind & Critical Thinking in Daily Lessons? Registration Link
April 25, Thursday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: Instructional Design: Integrating Explicit Teaching of Critical Thinking Registration Link
April 29, Monday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: Teaching Habits of Mind: How Teaching HOM Improves Instructional Effectiveness. Registration Link
April 30, Tuesday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: Measuring & Providing Feedback On Habits of Mind: How Teaching HOM and Providing Learners With Effective Feedback Improves Instructional Effectiveness and Helps Build a Culture of Learning. (1 day + MCCL HOM Learning Path) Registration Link
May 2, Thursday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: New Teachers/Learning Facilitators: A Review of Year #1: What Will You Do Differently Next Year? (A Three Part Series That Will Continue Into the Summer) Registration Link
May 6, Monday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: Complex Reasoning Learning Progression Release Registration Link
May 13, Monday @ 3 p.m. Webinar: Communication: What Are Our Key Messages? What Are The Major Misunderstandings About What We Are Doing to Provide Every Learning With The “Ideal Learning Experience”? (Communications Project) Registration Link
May 16, Thursday Webinar: Instructional Design: Intrinsic Motivation Registration Link
TBD Webinar: How to Use Social Media to Communicate Your Vision (Communications Project)
Spring/Summer Book Talk: “Swimming in the Deep End” (Communications Project)
July 16-18 Tues. – Thurs. National MCL Summit in South Dakota
July 31 & August 1 Wed. – Thurs. MCCL Summer Summit
**Webinars will include a combination of direct instruction and an exchange of ideas between participants. All Webinars will be 60 mins.
2019 MCCL BookTalk
“Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives”
By Jennifer Abrams
May 23rd & June 13th 2019 @ 3 p.m. Register Here
In an effort to build our skills at communicating the details of the transformational changes we are making in our learning communities, we are hosting a discussion about Jennifer Abrams’ book, “Swimming in the Deep End, Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives”.
Teachers, learning facilitators, building level and district level leaders, consultants, etc. are all invited to join us for live, online discussions about how Abrams’ messages apply to the challenges we have experienced while communicating the details of our vision.
Participants are responsible for purchasing their own copy of the book which is available through Amazon.com and doing some reading before attending each of our two live sessions. Our two live book talk sessions will be held on May 23rd and June 13th at 3 p.m. EST. Each session will be 90 minutes long.
As a benefit of their MCCL membership, participants from MCCL member schools will receive a certain number of free seats to this book talk. See your district/school leaders for access to those free seats. We welcome non-MCCL members to join us for a minimal cost of $35/seat.
In the Fall of 2019, all our book talk participants will be offered a reduced rate to two webinars with our author, Jennifer Abrams, on September 18th and October 1st, 2019.
Online learning paths are being designed by Bea McGarvey, co-author of Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning (MCL). These learning paths are being hosted on the MCL Institute available through EduPlanet21. www.eduplanet21.com/mcl
The first of an eight part series is available now. “Shifting the Mindset” focuses on the foundational understandings necessary to replace the Industrial Age model of schools with MCL’s Information Age Vision of learning communities. It can be found at: www.eduplanet21.com/mcl for $50/seat. Bulk discounts are available for schools and districts interested in providing content for their entire staff.
Future MCL Learning Paths will include: Skilled Leadership, Quality Instruction, Viable Learning Outcomes, Motivating Learning Opportunities, Varied Evidences of Learning, Customizing Structures, & Transformational Technologies.
Study and reflect on the progress you are making on realizing a transformational vision for your learning community. Bea McGarvey, co-author of Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning (MCL), guides this online institute. Shifting the Mindset, the first of eight Learning Paths and a pre-requisite for the remaining seven, focuses on the foundational understandings necessary to replace the Industrial Age model of schools with MCL’s Information Age vision of a learning community.
Within the 5 modules of the Shifting the Mindset learning path, you will increase your understanding of an plan the next steps for yourself and for you learning community regarding:
- The rationale for and components of the Mass Customized Learning Vision;
- The role and parts of creating a shared vision – Strategic Direction – for your learning community;
- The current research on motivation and the implications for your learning community;
- The paradigm shifts fueling the MCL Vision;
- The value of shifting from a culture of compliance and control to one of empowerment and investment.
Bea McGarvey, Educational Consultant
Co-author of Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning (MCL)
MCCL had approximately 30 representatives attend the Mass Customized Learning National Summit at Penn State last week. Several of our members presented on a variety of topics including our MCCL Learning Progressions, Using a LMS and learner data to group and regroup learners and designing learning opportunities built on intrinsic motivators.
All our MCCL presenters will be delivering their presentations at our MCCL Summer Summit on August 8 & 9 at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine.
On August 8th & 9th we hosted a very successful 2-day Summit. Bea McGarvey delivered our Keynote, to get us started. She helped us reconnect to our MCL Vision, reflect on what we have accomplished thus far and presented some new thinking about the development of learning opportunities defined by seminars, labs, tutorials, and mentorships. Participants engaged in a combination of whole group and breakout sessions on a variety of topics and completed our second day with World Cafe and Team Time conversations. Thank you to all those who provided a breakout session. Collectively, you offered our participants a choice of 20 different breakouts.
We are collecting proposals to present at our MCL National Summit at Penn State and our MCCL Summer Summit in Waterville this summer. MCCL will be sponsoring a team of presenters who are interested in traveling to Penn State to participate in the MCL National Summit. We expect that these folks will also present at our MCCL Summer Summit in Waterville in August but need additional presenters willing to present at our August event. Deadline for selecting our team is April 30th. Please following this link to submit your proposal for either summit. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SummitProposal2018
Our MCCL Summer Summit is scheduled for August 7-9 at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. We are still in the planning process but look forward to a specific focus on leadership, high school/middle school transformation, elementary transformation, and technology support. Please check back for more details soon.