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MLTI Summer Institute 2015

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I ended the school year rather abruptly with this blog since it got so busy. No formal wrap up at all. Opps! That's what happens though, right?


This week is the first of several professional development sessions that I'm attending. When I took on this role two years ago, the MLTI Summer Institute was at the top of the list of sessions to attend given to my by the district. So here I am!
The basic outline of the MLTI Summer Institute is that you select a strand to cover during the three days and then you work with a cohort and your presenter to do your learning. I opted to spend the week with Ruben Puentedura from Hippasus to learn about "The Art of Refraction". Here is the full description to give you a better idea of what that means:
The Art of Refraction Presenter: Ruben Puentedura, Hippasus
At times, the challenges of integrating new curricular initiatives with new technology tools can seem overwhelming. A process of “refraction” can help here, where a unit of instru…