Chartchums Live! (or as close as we can get)Posted: May 9, 2015
We have received numerous requests to visit schools and to present workshops to school districts, but our day to day life in schools makes this difficult to happen as often as we would like. So we have joined with Heinemann to offer our workshops online as a digital course that anyone can sign up for anytime, anywhere, and access is good for one year from signing up.
We planned the course with the hope that it would help teachers deepen children’s engagement with charts by teaching how charts can build independence and agency, communicate information efficiently and effectively, and help in setting and achieving goals. There are numerous photos of charts and you can see us “live” through videos of us interacting with children and charts through minilessons, small groups, and conferring and the “pièce de résistance” (at least for us–Kristi and Marjorie) are the chats between the two of us that introduce each session.
Discover new ways to create and use charts with your kids that are based on the science of memory, moving your charting work from good to great.
The course explores the following:
- Understanding the philosophy, theory, and research behind charting
- Learning to plan and prepare different types of charts
- Designing charts using language, visuals, and different tools and techniques
- Teaching with charts
- Exploring charting across the curriculum
To catch a glimpse you can view some short animated video clips through the following link: Chart Tips Live
The course can also be taken for CEU credit. You can go to the Heinemann website for further details: Smarter Charts
We can’t wait to interact with you through this Digital Campus course and to continue to share all that we are learning with you.
Marjorie and Kristi