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Greg McVerry

expansion of methods
ethical dimensions
more partnerships
conceptions of human
  reflected throughout
deeper attention

Greg McVerry

"modeling methods to share and support cultural change?" post the links of you reflecting on doing the work that needs to be done, elevate the voices, model listening not "yes, buts" or "glory snatching"

Greg McVerry

Make up your own methods, better yet do with with the community you are in as a writer and studying as a writer. . ..but seriously don't let others dictate the patterns you find in refactored truth

Greg McVerry

If I taught qualitative research methods class would go something like this:

Greg McVerry

Goals for 2018-08-19 Finish the Theory of Change and the methods section of IES grant resubmission. Will be working from the skate park for a few hours.

Greg McVerry

Repeat after me: A worksheet is not a mini-lesson, a worksheet is not an assessment in workshop methods. If you want to teach lessons on editing and revising materials can help but students need to work through the process on their own pieces.

Greg McVerry

If you did any work on social media or blogging for please consider submitting it to the first issue of samizdat. We will explore methods for exploring knowledge and identity in our work:

Greg McVerry

As Common Core testing enters second week, controversy still abounds - WRGB CBS6 - Top Stories If you can generate valid and reliable scores by sampling methods Why are we wasting billions testing every child.

Greg McVerry

@mtechman Melissa and I were discussing and how awesome it is when conferences have wifi. The cost of providing wifi is astronomical but essential. She brought up the idea of the edcamp unconference model. That got me thinking how could we do a unconference.

If there were enough folks interested I would be more than happy to help organize one. I was thinking it could work like this:
- use the unhangouts plug-in for hangouts (if available).
- each session an hour
- Have ten slots available (add extra hours after if many submissions)
- Publish all proposals in the open and unblinded
- We upvote the proposals.
- Highest ten make program.

The voting rather than the famous index card board is a little un-unconferency here but I think it works. This would mean all proposal submitters are also all conference reviewers. There is no rubric. We know each others work; we cite the same scholars without reading theirs.

Basically we know good work. Vote for your ten proposals. Use two guiding questions: Is the research and work relevant to you? Do you trust the motives, methods and results?

We have the ten rooms going on using the unhangout plug-in. You still get to vote with your feet. In this example you would be voting with a cursor, but a similar format could work IRL.

This would also mean clarity in proposal writing. Being concise takes work. Clear and predictable text structures help your audience and chance of acceptance. No word count but remember you have to read everyone else's work too. Keep it manageable. Link to data and long form analysis rather than include. Use the abstract as your metaphor.


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