How to Turn Ideas Into Action (with a Free Download)

The Educator Canvas is a free 1-page organizer that helps teachers take ideas into action whether it is self-care, classroom management, or anything- Darcy Bakkegard talks about the Educator Canvas and also shares some about the 30 day PD Challenge starting on June 1st. This is episode 744, “A Simple Free Way to Turn Ideas into Action”

Episode 744 Darcy Bakkegard

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  • Download the Educator Canvas (Free PDF) – From Darcy – This simple organizer that helps turn teachers' ideas to improve teaching and learning into action. I've used with countless teachers to help them personalize tech integration, as a follow-up to traditional sit-n-get PD to help them turn inspiration into implementation, and with students to problem-solve/PBL. My favorite is when teachers finish a workshop using the canvas, look at me and ask, “So I just got PD credit for working on my own idea?” Yes. That feeling of bafflement is experiencing PD that's actually helpful. Can be used solo, with a team, with students- an organizer that helps put plans and ideas into action.

Darcy Bakkegard – Bio as Submitted

Darcy Bakkegard is an English/Theatre teacher and professional development coach who got tired of traditional sit-n-get PD and now creates the type of PD she always wanted. With 10 years of experience teaching English and Theatre, Darcy specializes in interactive strategies for the classroom, meaningful technology integration, and building relationships with students. She is an ISTE Certified Educator, an experienced international presenter, and a dedicated teacher-empowerer. Darcy hopes her book, The Startup Teacher Playbook helps teachers rekindle their joy and passion for teaching. She lives in Fargo, ND with her husband Jeff and their 15-month-old triplets, Kurtis, Benjamin, and Cordelia. You can reach her at [email protected] or @dbakkegard on Twitter.


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