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Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel
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  • Salem, MA
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Pamela Jimison and Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel are now friends
Jun 14
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How can pre-service teacher educators collaborate to flatten the curriculum? in the group Teacher Educators
"Hello Pamela, My students and I have been connecting with a professor in the Ukraine, Tetiana Zubenko,  and her students over the past two semesters.  Our students haven't quite made it to actively co-create projects but we did have a…"
Jun 14
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel commented on Yvonne Caples's event FCP Student Summit
"Helo Yvonne, Thanks for the invittation. I've been absent from FlatClassrooms for a while so I am looking forward to seeing what students have accomplished. One question: Is there anything that I should do to prepare for the Student Summit?"
Dec 10, 2013
Tracy hanson left a comment for Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel
"Rocky, You don't mean Salem State University in Massachusetts do you?  My sister is a professor at Salem State.  Her daughter has taken on the school I work with in Africa as their high school senior project.  Love to find out…"
Sep 1, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel commented on Jennifer Simon's blog post Content Management
"Hello Jennifer, Thanks so much for sharing your content management links.  I've been playing a tiny bit  with mentormob and I can see some very good uses for it. I'm an associate professor in Teacher Education at a university in…"
Sep 1, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel commented on Charles Pawlik's blog post Learning Management Systems for flat classroom
"Hello Charles, I'm at a higher education institution and we use Canvas.  Most faculty like it and it is a big improvement over the version of Blackboard we had a few years ago.  Regarding Moodle, faculty liked it but the IT department…"
Aug 31, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel replied to Lisa Durff's discussion Flatteners and Senses in the group Flat Classroom Project 13-1
"I was looking for a short introduction, something not technical and I found this 6 minute segment on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwhlzlCsw_E One problem with this segment is the sound isn't great.  I originally listened to it…"
Feb 20, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel commented on Emily McCarren's blog post Summative vs. Formative Assessment
"Hello Emily,   Thanks for your reply to my questions. It sounds like you are using rubrics in neat ways with your students!   Your reply got me thinking about the fact that I don't actually have students make rubrics for assignments…"
Feb 5, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel and Lisa Durff are now friends
Feb 5, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel commented on Emily McCarren's blog post Summative vs. Formative Assessment
"Hello Emily, I surely can't share any words of wisdom regarding the seismic action that leads to the ever widening rift between "read" and "respond". :(  Indeed, just before I logged on here I read and then marked with…"
Feb 3, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel joined Julie Lindsay's group
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Flat Classroom Project 13-1

Teachers and advisors for the Flat Classroom Project 13-1, February-May, will use this group to connect and discuss and share.See More
Jan 26, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How can pre-service teacher educators collaborate to flatten the curriculum? in the group Teacher Educators
"Hi Julie, Yes, seeing what I could offer as a "feedbacker" would be very interesting. And getting involved with others in a constructive way would be a good way for me to get started with this. I had looked at the information about…"
Jan 25, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How can pre-service teacher educators collaborate to flatten the curriculum? in the group Teacher Educators
"Hi  Julie,   Thanks for your feedback on my plan.  Your comments make a lot of sense to me. And I have, or am acquiring, a better sense of the need to build/enter some community/ies before I drag my students very far into this!…"
Jan 23, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How can pre-service teacher educators collaborate to flatten the curriculum? in the group Teacher Educators
"The attached pdf file is a description of my proposed collaborative project.  Many of the concrete details need to be filled in but that will need to await a partner.  For example, at this point there is no projected timeline although the…"
Jan 8, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How can pre-service teacher educators collaborate to flatten the curriculum? in the group Teacher Educators
"p.s.  (about 10 hours later!) Hi Julie (and other readers of this discussion thread) I hope that my previous comments about judging and competition didn't come off as judgmental (!) or dismissive of the value of both of these concepts in…"
Jan 7, 2013
Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion How can pre-service teacher educators collaborate to flatten the curriculum? in the group Teacher Educators
"Hi Julie, Thanks for the great suggestion! I'm actually part of a faculty learning community at Salem State and, until I read your comment, I never thought about the possibility of involving them in my project! But for a number of reasons,…"
Jan 7, 2013

Profile Information

Name:
Rocky Shwedel
About Me:
I'm an associate professor of education at Salem State University. I teach introductory research methods for master's level educators and computer literacy for undergraduate preservice teachers.

I have co-led two groups of students to conduct fieldwork in Liberia, most recently to introduce XO computers to high school students as part of a larger initiative to foster peace and reconciliation among Liberian youths.

I am also the School of Education Faculty Assessment Coordinator.

And I take my trusty beagle for walks in all kinds of weather! :)
Website:
http://rockyshwedel.ipage.com/
Interest in Flat Connections
Most immediately, I am interested in setting up a collaborative project with another school of education, preferably outside of the U.S.A., to have preservice teachers from both institutions explore and document teaching practices and teacher training practices in each locale. I see this project as a starting point for both for increased cross-cultural understanding among the students and as a means to enhance their computer literacy skills and confidence. I also see it a a way for me to enhance my skills and network with other educators.

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At 4:09am on September 1, 2013, Tracy hanson said…

Rocky,

You don't mean Salem State University in Massachusetts do you?  My sister is a professor at Salem State.  Her daughter has taken on the school I work with in Africa as their high school senior project.  Love to find out more about you, your projects and how NGGE can help you achieve them.  Please feel free to  contact me at ngge.k12@gmail.com.

At 7:51am on January 7, 2013,
Project Manager
Eva Brown
said…

Hi Allan,

Thanks for the connection! Yes, Barb and I are excited about the project for our pre-service teachers. We will certainly post our experience and results here on the Ning and other areas. We look forward to comments.

Eva

At 7:44am on January 7, 2013,
Founder
Julie Lindsay
said…

Alan, Thanks for heads up re possible Ning glitch. I will keep an eye on it. We can also submit a trouble ticket.

At 8:52am on January 3, 2013,
Founder
Julie Lindsay
said…

Welcome to our Flat Classrooms network Allan, we are delighted to have you join us. Teacher educators gather in this group. I especially encourage you to connect with Eva Brown in Canada and Barbara Morganfield in the USA. Let's stay in touch as teacher education and flattened learning is top of my list this year!

 
 
 

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