Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hooks: Not Impossible Labs


This week our team went on a team retreat. The game plan was to identify new opportunities in the K12 space with special emphasis on the Internet of Things. On the first day, five teachers joined us and conducted a teaching 101 session. The teachers shared tips on hooks, presentation styles, assessments, differentiated learning and more. 

In the hook session we learned how real world stories, product vignettes, shocking images , and mini challenges are great approaches to engage students in the lesson of the day. One of my favorite resources shared in this session was the story of the Eyewriter which was developed by Not Impossible Labs. It is a super inspiring story and demonstrates how purpose and collaboration can lead to incredible outcomes.