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Renee Moore

April 22, 2014

Reinventing the Classroom

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Reinventing the Classroom logo   The first ever "Reinventing the Classroom Conference: How EdTech is Reshaping the Classroom Experience" takes place online Wed., April 30th and Thurs., May 1st. "This free world-wide conference will be ....a unique chance to participate in a collaborative global conversation on innovative classroom uses of edtech."  

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Renee Moore

April 10, 2014

What Should and Should Not Change About National Board Certification?

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Most of us who have completed the National Board Certification process agree that is one of the most significant, transformative experiences of our careers.

We would also be the first to point out that the process could be better.

Until this year, the entire process was paper-based, starting and ending with a big, blue and white box.  The process is very long and labor intensive on the candidate, processing staff, and scorers, which is why it is also very expensive—more than board certification for other professions.

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Renee Moore

April 3, 2014

My Favorite TeachMoore Posts 2013

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Doing some spring cleaning, and going through my file of blog posts, I realized that some things I wrote in 2013 are really special, and worthy of revisiting. Join me, won’t you, and share your thoughts.

“It’s Not the Technology; It’s the Teachers”  - Oct. 20, 2013

Learning From Our Elders About Using Social Media – Sept. 9, 2013

Why Are They So Angry?  - July 21, 2013

Poverty is Not an Excuse; It’s Inexcusable! – May 24, 2013

What if Your Students Don’t Like You? – May 5, 2013

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Renee Moore

March 29, 2014

If Digital Literacy is a Basic Skill, Who's Responsible for Teaching It?

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One of my students, a grandmother in her fifties, sat a full arm’s length away from the computer, recoiling from the mouse as if it were a snake. It was the first night of our Freshman Comp I class at the rural Drew, Mississippi campus of Mississippi Delta Community College, and I was trying to introduce her to our class website.

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Renee Moore

March 11, 2014

NCLB-Style Accountability---Coming to a College Campus Near You!

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Increasingly, Regional Accreditation Agencies are requiring colleges to show evidence of student learning outcomes as part of their re-accreditation process.  While much of this is common knowledge and practice to elementary and secondary teachers, the language of accountability is relatively foreign to many colleagues in the post-secondary world.

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Renee Moore

February 23, 2014

Teach the Civil Rights Movement in Present Tense

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Welcome to Mississippi signMy husband and I have spent the past several days at the 25th Annual Natchez (MS) Literary and Cinema Celebration (NLCC). I was actually sent to the event representing my school, Mississippi Delta Community College, as a William Winters Scholar—an annual award given to outstanding students and faculty members in the humanities.  The award, named for former Mississippi Governor William Winters who has directed the NLCC since 1990, is a special honor, considering Gov.

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Renee Moore

February 14, 2014

Read This: THRIVE!

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Our CTQ Collaboratory colleague, Meenoo Rami, founder of the wildly popular #engchat, has written a fascinating new book that is already creating quite a buzz.  Thrive: Five Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching.  The book devotes a chapter to one of my favorite topics: the role of mentors in the teaching profession. The other four chapters address Joining and Building Networks, Keep Your Work Intellectually Challenging, Listen to Yourself, and Empower Your Students.

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