Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sep. 28, 2012

Transforming Geometry with Creativity, Depth, and Student Ownership

In this episode, Alan speaks to Jessica Caviness, geometry teacher at Coppell High School in Texas and winner of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching . The two will discuss Jessica’s use of Twitter to engage her students in real-life applications of geometry. Supporting examples of this work can be found in a blog post titled Connecting Students to Geometry Through Twitter and an article titled How Twitter Can Be Used as a Powerful Educational Tool.

To learn more about this type of teaching and learning with Twitter, we invite you to Boston to attend our Building Learning Communities Summer Conference. More information on our conference is also available at

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Sep. 24, 2012

Join Alan November in Two Upcoming Webinars


Register Now! Join Alan November in two upcoming, free webinars.
ThinkForward: Who Owns the Learning? Making the Case for Purpose-Driven Learning
September 28 at 12:00 PM ET/ 11:00 AM CT
Creative and altruistic things can happen when we equip students with easy-to-use digital tools. Some have been known to develop tutorials to help classmates learn. And we know that many children prefer to learn from their peers. Giving our students a sense of purpose by helping them contribute to the learning community can be one of the most powerful and effective ways to improve achievement for all students. […]

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