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.
**A new AALF Online Course: WE'VE GOT LAPTOPS, NOW WHAT? - FOUNDATIONS FOR CLASSROOM 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.
Registration closing soon! The course will run from March 18-April 8, 2014.(In Australia/NZ, the dates are March 19 - April 9, 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...
-- Partnerships That Produce Change. In this article, Karen Ward, Manager of Professional Development and Coaching services at AALF, discusses her experience as an AALF coach establishing professional growth plans with 1:1 schools. She shares AALF's 4-Step Coaching and Consulting Model, that helps address the complex nature of instruction in a 1:1 classroom. Click here to read more!
-- 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!
*Do you carry out action research in your classroom? 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.
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...
January is best known as BETT month, in most countries with the ironical exception of the US. First run in 1985 as the British Education Training and Teaching exhibition, this year it attracted more than 40,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. I actually attended the first three in the...
Get the conversation started with this month\'s quote from Ramsey Musallam, Chemistry teacher and TED talk presenter: \"Flipping a boring lecture from the classroom to the screen of a mobile device [is] the same dehumanizing chatter, just wrapped up in fancy clothing.\" - Ramsey Musallam Do you...
As I fly back home from Brazil, after working in nine countries over the past eight weeks, life is frankly a bit of a blur. Just when you thought it was safe to chill back for a while, it can all catch up with you. I’ll make sure I take time over the next few issues to share my thoughts about...
1:1 in the Classroom
When first setting out as a 1:1 math educator at a middle school,Brandon Dorman knew that he would come up against some challenges. In this article, he shares both his journey as a 1:1 math teacher and several interesting solutions and suggestions for how to integrate 1:1 technology in your math curriculum.
Click here to read Brandon's story!
In this article, high school Technology Coach Angela Kahle-Mendoza shares her experiences participating in AALF\'s online course We\'ve Got Laptops, Now What?! Foundations for Success. Specifically, she details the work she did with three classrooms as part of the action research for her PLC (professional learning community) work.
Click here to read about Angela's project and results!By: Angela Kahle-Mendoza
February 11, 2014
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