The Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation
Transforming Learning Through Universal Access to Technology
The goal of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF) is to ensure that all children have access to unlimited opportunities to learn anytime and anywhere and that they have the tools that make this possible. To achieve this, AALF helps schools develop visionary leadership and knowledgeable, innovative educators.
ANNOUNCING NEW SPRING SESSION...
**Second Spring Session Just Announced for AALF Online Course: WE'VE GOT LAPTOPS, NOW WHAT? - FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS
Are you a teacher, instructional or technology coach, or administrator new to 1:1 teaching and learning? Are you moving to a school with a 1:1 program or is your school introducing 1:1 in the coming year? Are you wondering where to start? Start here!
AALF's new online course is designed for new or soon-to-be 1:1 educators who are asking: What are the common foundations implemented in highly effective 1:1 classrooms? Why are these foundations effective? What are my next steps in designing and implementing these foundations?
Participants will learn how to backwards map the vital classroom foundations, principles, and strategies that lead to well implemented and effective 1:1 learning.
New Session Announced! A new course session will run from April 24-May 22, 2014. Course participants will meet for four 75 minute sessions.
Click here for more information.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU!
We're currently looking for new 1:1 coaches and lead coaches to join the AALF team! If you're interested, click above for the job descriptions. Please send a resume, describing any coaching and other relevant experience. If you have questions, contact us here!
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT...
-- Action Research for Technology Integration (ARTI) Are you considering conducting action research in your classroom? According to Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh, the ARTI model, a cloud-based action research framework developed as part of a US federally funded K-12 project, is an innovative professional development tool that has helped shift practice. Click here to read more about ARTI!
-- Our friends at TakingITGlobal have recently launched Future Friendly Schools, a global network and certification recognizing schools' commitment to inclusive, responsible, and globally relevant education. The program was designed through a global consultation, with more than 4,000 school leaders, educators, and students playing a role in designing the indicators. Click here to learn more about the program (including the AALF scholarship), and get involved!
-- We've set up an EdWeb community for our AALF members to connect with one another. We'd love to have you join the conversation! Be sure to check out the 1:1 infographic "The Independent Learner" posted by a recent participant in our We've Got Laptops Now What?! online course. It's sure to be incredibly helpful for all 1:1 educators.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
*How frequently do you use online assessments? Let us know by responding to our 10-second poll!
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Latest Blog Posts
Read recently published entries from AALF member's blogs. Any AALF member can have their blog listed here, all you have to do is write a new entry.
Last time I said I would share some of the experiences of my recent travels. It seems only right to start with vision; right because, well, that’s where all good personal technology initiatives should start…but rarely do. No matter how often you run workshops for educational leaders...
We at AALF have from our organizational start been guided by Professor Seymour Papert’s (considered by many as the ‘father of educational computing’) visions of learning in a technology rich world. Among these are that computers are not just for adult researchers but are the ‘children’s...
Get the conversation started with this month\'s quote from Neil Postman in Teaching as a Subversive Activity: \"In order to understand what kind of behaviors classrooms promote, one must become accustomed to observing what, in fact, students actually do in them. What students do in a classroom...
You may not have realized, but a few issues ago we changed the name of the AALF newsletter from One-to-One to the Anytime Anywhere Learning Report. This may not seem like such a huge change to you, but to us, it’s significant. First and foremost, as an organization, AALF has always been...
AAL School Program Update
In the July issue of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Report, we shared a story about an innovative online program Hale@Home, at the Hale School, an independent school for boys in Perth, Australia.
In this article, Michael Valentine, Head of Online Learning, updates us on the program's progress, and how it has fostered a collaborative community at the school. Click here to read the latest news about Hale@Home!
What kind of progression is required to move from low-level thinking to higher order thinking? How can you appropriately challenge each student, who arrives in the classroom, a unique person with different forms of prior knowledge? In this article, Steve Martin, award-winning New Zealand educator and author of Using SOLO as a Framework for Teaching, describes how the SOLO Taxonomy aids this process and helps to create a common language of learning. Click here to read about the SOLO Taxonomy!By: Steve Martin, Howick College
April 15, 2014
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