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Learning in the Loo!

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Kathi Kersznowski  

I am the creator of Learning in the Loo, a fun and creative way to deliver PD to educators by posting edtech tidbits on posters/signs inside faculty restrooms! This idea has caught on globally and been adapted in myriad ways. I even share a crowdsourced collection of ideas!

Audience: Coaches, Library media specialists, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None necessary
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Change Agent
  • Cultivate a supportive coaching culture that encourages educators and leaders to achieve a shared vision and individual goals.
Learning Designer
  • Help educators use digital tools to create effective assessments that provide timely feedback and support personalized learning.
Professional Learning Facilitator
  • Build the capacity of educators, leaders and instructional teams to put the ISTE Standards into practice by facilitating active learning and providing meaningful feedback.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

There's not always time for pull-out PD, so posting Learning in the Loo is a way to get micro-PD to teachers. It has proven to be well-received and very effective with teachers!

Learning in the Loo topics are almost always based on questions from individual teachers, and then developed into a graphically-pleasing simple poster that shares information about an edtech tool, strategy, shortcut, resource, etc.

Attendees will be given a link to the blog that explains how Learning in the Loo got started, a link to a crowdsourced Padlet of ready-to-go ideas (to which they can also contribute), and the Twitter hashtag #LearningInTheLoo so they can find related posts.


Intro - 5 minutes
 · Introduce myself and the expected objectives/outcomes for this session

The Story behind Learning in the Loo: 10 minutes
 · Share the story of how this got started with students and evolved to being an effective PD model that teachers enjoy!
Sharing Examples and Best Practices: 10 minutes
 · Show participants examples of my own past "tissues" of Learning in the Loo and why I created them
 · Show the #LearningInTheLoo Padlet - a huge crowdsourced resource that contains hundreds of ready-made Learning in the Loo ideas (and is open to continued contributions)

Conclusion - 5 minutes
 · Q&A
 · Share the blog post and Padlet resource collection of these (and a few other)
· Re-share my contact info

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Kathi Kersznowski, Integration Innovation, LLC

Kathi is an edtech enthusiast & energizer, global educator, keynote speaker, presenter, author of "Sail the 7 Cs with Microsoft Edu", and a Technology Integration Specialist. She is a proud MIE Fellow, MIEExpert, and Microsoft Master Trainer, and an ambassador and friend of many popular edtech companies. When she’s not “edtech-ing”, Kathi enjoys a cozy bonfire, nature, drinking really strong coffee and lots of it, saltwater fishing and crabbing, baking up a storm, going out for a flight, planning new vacation adventures, reading, slurping down some raw oysters, tent camping, kayaking, taking too many photos, and ridiculously long mid-day naps.

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