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Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Friday, December 4, 11:10–11:55 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Caitlin McLemore  
Fanny Passeport  

This session integrates concepts from the book Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice (ISTE 2018). Through educational activities and meditation exercises, this session will engage participants in personalizing their own growth to foster reflection, action, and gain confidence.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will:
- pause by reflecting about their practice as educators (thinking about where they are and want to go)
- think deeply about their personal vision (by using visible thinking routines extracted from the book "Stretch Yourself")
- take action by creating a digital innovation plan (using Padlet or another online tool)
- gain the confidence to dare to make mistakes
-acquire new tools to personalize their own learning in their own context


In order to reach our objectives, participants will:
- start by taking part in a mindfulness meditation created by the authors of Stretch Yourself to dive into our own agency as educators
- making their thinking visible by engaging in several exercises (such as journaling by answering a prompt, brainstorming ideas through a visible thinking routine)
- stretch themselves (optional) with a few yoga exercises embedded in the session (engaging participants in breathing, stretching and meditation and connecting those exercises to edtech, innovation, and learning)
- creating a personalized plan of action that is personal but requires sharing with other participants for feedback and collaboration to foster a sense of togetherness and inspiration amongst participants

Supporting research

This session is based on the book Stretch Yourself: A personalized journey to deepen your teaching practice.

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Dr. Caitlin McLemore, Blank Crayon LLC
ISTE Certified Educator
Fanny Passeport, No Borders Learning

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