Alan November

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Alan November Speech Topics

Teaching Zack to Think: Critical Thinking Skills on the Net
Too many students are not sure how to separate fact from fiction on the Internet. The Internet can provide any version of the truth to support almost any belief. We can teach students how to read the "grammar" of the Internet and apply strategies to validate information on a website. This popular...
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Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning
A powerful new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning is emerging. Access to more timely information and communication tools can empower educators to focus on the individual learning needs of their students. These same tools can lead to more collegiality, build stronger community...
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Smart School Design
School design can have a significant impact on the culture of learning in your school. New models of school design are emerging that support a wide range of learning styles and take full advantage of global communications. Access to powerful technologies can free designers to build smaller, more...
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Building Learning Communities
We now have tools to build and strengthen our learning communities. We have the opportunity to provide our students with authentic assesment relationships over the Web that can help dramatically improve student motivation. We can take advantage of the communication tools the Internet provides,...
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Cultivating a World-Class Work Ethic
In an economy where global outsourcing is commonplace, students must be prepared to participate in an increasingly competitive job market. In many ways they are in competition with bright, energetic, hardworking students from all over the world. In this workshop Alan discusses some of the ways we...
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Motivating Zack
From Alan's work as an educator on an island reform school to directing and alternative high school, much of his experience has focused on motivating at-risk students. Online communication can be a powerful tool for engaging students to be active learners. For example, students who never raise...
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Leadership: Managing the Transition
This workshop outlines essential skills for leadership and offers practical guidelines and creative solutions for building accountability into the planning process. Articulating vision and mission, managing change and aligning technology to primary goals are emphasized. A shift in planning from...
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Preparing Teachers for Today
This workshop targets the challenges beginning teachers and teacher educators often face. It explores critical skills teachers should know, such as information literacy. Practical ideas of moving curriculum and assessment to the Web are reviewed, along with suggestions on how to link students to...
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Teacher and Student Voices
Empower your students to create and access powerful audio content on the Web. Students can listen to experts or present their work to authentic audiences. Tap into technologies that many students are already using. In this workshop learn how to create a podcast, plus find out how teachers are...
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Winning the Grant Game
Effective grant writing is a powerful tool that can turn your concepts into programmatic reality. This workshop will explain the differences in winning corporate, foundation, state and federal grants. The session is designed for both the novice and seasoned grant writer. It presents an overview...
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Aligning Technology to the Standards
Data driven Web-based technologies can be a powerful tool to help manage and support standards. Technology can provide online-assessment, links to content-specific resources and activities, simulations, real time reporting to families, extensive portfolios of student work and much more. This...
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Writing, Writing, Writing
Writing is an essential skill and a key to academic success. Technology can be harnessed to provide student writers with inspiration, boundless resource and an authentic audience. Students can publish their work or peer edit with anyone around the world. They can share ideas and projects in a...
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From Smart Toilets to Smart Schools
This popular workshop provides a provocative and humorous look at ways to use technology to improve learning. Alan challenges participants to examine basic assumptions about how to move beyond flushing curriculum faster, to creating visions that provide students and communities with survival...
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Teaching with Primary Resources
Learning from primary resources can be far more meaningful than reading a textbook. Technology provides a mountain of primary resources, be it documents, museums or scientists at NASA. Learn how to effectively use these primary resources in your classroom and establish links to the outside...
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Linking Careers to Students
With the Internet, we can now connect students to a world of careers while they are in school. By doing so, we reinforce everything from basic skills to complex problem-solving. For example, middle school students can write police and fire reports, and high school students can present their...
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Education Keynotes
A keynote from one of the November Learning team members is a springboard for transformation. Our exciting presentations, available in a range of topics customizable for your needs and audience, will reframe the challenges and opportunities of your school(s) by asking the hard questions that make...
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The Common Core State Standards
Reaching today’s Common Core State Standards requires complete understanding of these challenging requirements and classroom implementation of rigorous assignments to meet these objective. Our Common Core State Standards services help teachers and administrators define their goals, focus their...
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Education Workshops for Educators
November Learning education workshops for educators offer focused instruction on specific topics. Powerful and direct, workshops are flexible in format and tailored by our expert team just for your district or school so the materials and themes suit your audience and needs. Your organization will...
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