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TTT 02.05.2020 WestEd's Use of NowComment with Bob Montgomery, Irisa Charney-Sirott, & Heather Howlett

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This coming week, Wednesday, February 5th TTT is live at an earlier time 7E/6C/5M/4P. We are talking with Bob Montgomery, Irsa Charney-Sirott, and Heather Howlett from WestEd about their use of online tools -- especially NowComment -- in professional development.

Joining the conversation:

  • Andrew Klobucar, Associate Professor, Director of the MSPCT program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Dan Doernberg, creator of NowComment
  • Jane Higgins, Director of the New York City Writing Project
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    Terry Elliott, Writing and Reading Instructor in Munfordville, Kentucky Christina Cantrill, National Writng Project
  • Christina Cantrill, National Writng Project
  • Troy Hicks, professor of Literacy and Technology at Central Michigan University
  • AND YOU!

DMU Timestamp: February 03, 2020 23:30

Added February 05, 2020 at 9:39pm by Paul Allison
Title: Chat Transcript

18:59:35

From Christina Cantrill : Hello all. I’ll be back in a bit.
19:00:18

From Peggy George : Hi everyone! :-)
19:00:29

From dannewdoernberg : Hello everyone!
19:00:34

From Peggy George : I always look forward to your conversations!
19:01:32

From Peggy George : of course
19:05:10

From Peggy George : hahaha!!!
19:05:27

From Peggy George : Always great to hear from Troy!!
19:08:57

From Peggy George : Where are the WestEd people located?
19:09:09

From Christina Cantrill : In San Fran
19:09:17

From dannewdoernberg : Irisa and Bob are Sf, Heather in Michigan
19:09:26

From Christina Cantrill : Right - what Dan said
19:09:28

From Peggy George : thanks!
19:09:30

From Troy Hicks : Hi, Peggy!
19:09:39

From Peggy George : Hi Troy :-) Great to see you!
19:18:55

From Christina Cantrill : Here’s a document Michelle King from Western PA WP created re: why annotate in the first place: https://s15138.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Why_-Infographic.pdf … I love this kind of focus on why are we doing the in the first place like Jane is describing … how does it deepen reading, writing, thinking.
19:19:09

From Peggy George : thanks Christina!
19:20:17

From Peggy George : That’s a great document!!! Really captures the essence of annotating! Love infographics!
19:21:13

From Christina Cantrill : :)
19:21:20

From Christina Cantrill : Jane — it’s not dissim
19:21:38

From Christina Cantrill : it’s not dissimilar in Philly. Still such low connectivity in many of these old classrooms.
19:23:40

From Peggy George : that’s always so sad to hear! we should do better for our students and teachers!
19:25:25

From Troy Hicks : yes. how do we help them move into critical reading practices, using the tool to its full advantages?
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19:29:43 From Christina Cantrill to Paul Allison (Privately) : Modules are essentially playlists too btw :)
19:29:43

From Christina Cantrill to Paul Allison (Privately) :
19:31:44

From Troy Hicks : with the more “casual” approach, do you still find that engagement is strong?
19:32:29

From Troy Hicks : this is always my fear... wanting to give enough direction and scaffolding without the typical “post once, reply twice” model
19:33:04

From Peggy George : Great question Troy!!
19:34:20

From Peggy George : seems like the notifications might help to keep them engaged
19:38:33

From dannewdoernberg : I was really impressed with the commenting style of the commenters in Heather’s document; the conversations were very natural (much like face-to-face), all the commenters understood they didn’t need to (for example) repeat the “topic line” like an email.
19:39:02

From dannewdoernberg : Were they all experienced with NowComment, or was that modeled and taught to them?
19:39:11

From Troy Hicks : Thanks, Peggy!
19:40:09

From Heather Howlett : Dan, we model and provide feedback to get them there
19:40:12

From Troy Hicks : Good point, Dan. Again, thinking about the reading itself and the annotation task/purpose.
19:40:32

From Troy Hicks : Do you provide the with sentence starters/templates for response?
19:43:26

From Peggy George : It’s really helpful to see this example!!!
19:45:29

From Troy Hicks : Have you done examples where the video is an author reading his/her work and then have the text underneath? Annotating the video and connecting to the text could be powerful.
19:48:18

From Peggy George : I would love that as a student!
19:55:59

From Peggy George : haha Troy!! :-) cut to the chase!
19:56:58

From Troy Hicks : 😊
19:57:42

From Troy Hicks : Well, that is the struggle. no matter how many “best practices” in online discussion I use, it always comes back to carrots and sticks.
19:58:17

From Peggy George : absolutely!!
19:58:20

From Troy Hicks : Don’t know how to make it better or more useful.
19:58:45

From Troy Hicks : It’s not like an organic dialogue on twitter or a list serv.
19:59:02

From Troy Hicks : it is, at the end of the day, still “class”
19:59:57

From Peggy George : is it because the original text/artifact just doesn’t attract their attention enough to want to have a conversation about it?
20:03:10

From Peggy George : I would worry that that kind of analysis might make them reluctant to share
20:12:43

From Peggy George : Thanks everyone for allowing me to be a fly on the wall! You’re all so inspiring!!

DMU Timestamp: February 03, 2020 23:30





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