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The Designer Level: Innovative Teaching Academy
Access Your Bonus Content for Designer and Maker Level
Access the Genius Hour Master Course
Access Your Design Challenges and Maker Projects
Access the Teacher's Guide to Technology
Welcome and Overview
Getting Started with the Innovative Teaching Academy (5:14)
Why innovation is needed now more than ever in our schools.
Intentional Innovation Framework
Join the Private Facebook Community
Share your Social Media and Blogging Info with the Academy
Where Are You on the Journey?
ITA Member Survey
October: Goal Setting and Priorities for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Week 1 Reading: Smarter Ways to Set Goals
Week 1 Activity: Setting Goals for the Academy
Week 1 Activity: Write a Letter/Email to Your Future Self (4:06)
Week 2: Question for the Week (What's holding us back?)
Week 2: Update and Links
Week 2: Resource (Action Plan Template)
Week 2 Video: The One Phrase to Stop the Fizzle (3:03)
Week 3 Question: What does innovation mean to you?
Week 3 Article: How to Make Writing a Habit
Week 3 Activity: Create a Meme and Share it!
Week 3 Recorded Interview: Ask Me Anything with George Couros (46:55)
Week 4 Question and Video: What are our learning biases? How do they impact our work?
Week 4 Recorded Video: Interview with Bo Adams
Week 4 Resource: From Zero to Thousands of Readers
Week 4 Activity: Join our ITA Triberr and ITA Medium
October Live Meeting for ITA Members - Recorded Video (44:52)
October Course: Build a Better Blog
Setting up Your Blog Domain and Hosting (4:22)
Getting Wordpress Setup on Your Blog (5:15)
Setting Up a FREE Wordpress.com Blog
Choosing the Right Wordpress (Blog) Theme and Look (8:42)
Setting up Your Pages and Posts (and the difference) (11:54)
Setting up the Menu and Settings (and what your Home Page options are) (9:12)
Adding New Plugins and Setting up Widgets (12:27)
Publishing Posts, Sharing Posts, and Setting up Jetpack (9:03)
Stats, Analytics, and the Best Plugin (SumoMe) (12:20)
Building a Blog Audience and Community Over Time (6:05)
Promote with Purpose: Build Relationships and Connect (10:34)
The Power of a Blogging Tribe (Join our Triberr) (4:40)
The Importance of Blog Titles (and five tools to help you pick the best one) (7:56)
How long (or short) should my articles be? (7:21)
Creating Cornerstone Content and a Blog Series (7:04)
Why Email Marketing Matters (and how to start in 5 mins) (3:46)
Bonus Video: Commit to Consistency for Blogging Success (5:23)
November: Technology’s Role in Innovation: The Frameworks and Tools for Success
Week 5 Question: How do connections fuel innovation?
Week 5 Activity: Twitter Challenge
Week 5 Article: What's next for educators after Twitter?
Week 6 Question: Has technology made us learn new things in new ways, or are we just learning the same old things in new ways?
Week 6 Video: Technology is Helping Millennials Change the World (or is it?)
Week 6 Activity: Twitter Challenge Continued!
Week 6 Video Interview with Jennifer Gonzalez of CultofPedagogy.com
Week 7 Question: What strategies have you used (or plan on using) to implement technology with purpose?
Week 7 Resource: Rollercoaster Project
Week 7 Article: 7 Ways to Use Technology with Purpose
Week 7 Activity: Find a Partner to do a Guest Blog
Week 8 Question: Which STAGE are you on in the Tech Journey?
Week 8 Resource: SAMR Model and Technology Frameworks
Week 8 Debate: Are cell phones good/bad/both in the classroom?
Week 8 Video: An Introduction to Technology Integration
Week 8 Activity: Post Your Guest Blog to Facebook Group and to Twitter Using #ITA17
November Course: Social Media with Purpose
What Social Media is in 2017 (4:38)
All Social Media Has Different Purpose and Function (6:04)
What's your purpose? (3:36)
Twitter 101 (8:56)
Facebook 101 (4:08)
Instagram 101 (4:45)
Hashtags (and why they are so important) (5:33)
Building Professional Connections (5:03)
Sharing Your Work (4:16)
Automation and Systems (4:03)
Buffer (your time saving app for social) (4:10)
Leveraging the Power of Your Network (3:54)
Law of Reciprocity (2:10)
Building Your Social Tribe (4:49)
Impact with Social Media (Relationships, relationships, relationships)
December: Building the Habits for Innovation: Work Smarter Not Harder
Week 9 Question: What are your best and worst professional habits?
Week 9 Video: The Surprising Power of Small Habits | James Clear
Week 9 Resource: The Morning Checklist
Week 10 Question: What are some systems we can create to make innovative work take less time and have more of an impact?
Week 10 Video Training: Angela Watson shares "How to Do Fewer Things Better" (59:34)
Week 10 Resource: Handout to Go Along with Angela Watson Video
Week 10 Article: Habits vs Goals : A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life
December Course: Building Better Habits to Reach Your Goals
Why Habits? (because Goals are Nothing without a System) (6:22)
Habit Stacking: 10 Quick Habits for the Classroom (10:02)
Personal vs Professional Habits (and the blurring of lines) (3:41)
Habit 1: Get a Morning Routine (3:12)
Habit 2: Write Every Day (3:18)
Habit 3: Reflect Every Day (4:13)
Habit 4: Create Something Small (3:00)
Habit 5: Learn with Intention (weekly focus) (2:37)
Habit 6: Say Thank You (2:19)
Habit 7: Focus on Your Strengths (3:53)
Habit 8: Connect with One New Person Each Week (3:34)
Habit 9: Share Other People’s Work! (1:58)
Habit 10: Affirm your goals every day (4:29)
Bonus Habit: Take Chances Out of Comfort Zone (4:49)
Connecting Your Process with Your Goals (5:14)
Habit Stacking: 10 Quick Habits for the Classroom
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