What are Choice Boards and How Do They Benefit Student Learning?

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Categories: Differentiation & Personalization, Blended Learning     ||    6 CEUs (for total workshop)     ||     60 min / workshop  

About the Workshop Series:

Are you looking for a creative way to differentiate instruction and give your students more flexibility and freedom in how they learn? Join Matt Bergman for a series of six collaborative, hands-on workshops where you will have the opportunity to make and take a variety of choice boards that are fun and engaging for your students

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

By the end of this workshop series, you will be able to: 

  • Evaluate six types of choice boards and demonstrate how each can be used to benefit student learning. 

  • Create a multi-column and multi-row task-based choice board to optimize student voice, choice, and autonomy. 

  • Design a tic-tac-toe standards-based choice board to assess student knowledge and conceptual understanding. 

  • Construct a menu choice board to facilitate student-driven, project-based individual and collaborative learning experiences. 

  • Build a portfolio-based choice board using Google Slides that empowers students to demonstrate mastery of standards, skills, and objectives. 

  • Develop a scavenger hunt bingo choice board to gamify student learning that supports differentiated, personalized instruction.

  • Create a Fliphunt choice board using Flipgrid that increases student engagement and fosters communications skills. 

Series Workshop Descriptions

This is session one of six for the workshop series titled “Designing Choice Boards for Personalized and Blended Learning Experiences.” 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits. 

Workshop Description: 

Choice boards are effective tools for increasing student autonomy and engagement. Join Matt Bergman as he shares a framework for developing choice boards, an explanation of the various kinds of choice boards, and how they can be used to benefit student learning. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own multi-column and multi-row task-based choice board that they can immediately use with their students. 

Learning Objective:  

  • Create a multi-column and multi-row task-based choice board to optimize student voice, choice, and autonomy. 

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket at the end of the workshop to assess their understanding. 

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This is session two of six for the workshop series titled “Designing Choice Boards for Personalized and Blended Learning Experiences.” 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits. 

Workshop Description: 

Choice boards are easy to design and implement in the classroom, and they are also highly effective tools for assessing student knowledge and conceptual understanding. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how to design standards-based choice boards, add scaffolds to support student learning, and evaluate student assignments. Participants will also have an opportunity to design their own tic-tac-toe standards-based choice board that they can immediately use with their students. 

Learning Objective:  

  • Design a tic-tac-toe standards-based choice board to assess student knowledge and conceptual understanding.  

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket at the end of the workshop to assess their understanding. 

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:

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This is session three of six for the workshop series titled “Designing Choice Boards for Personalized and Blended Learning Experiences.” 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits. 

Workshop Description: 

Providing students with voice and choice is an essential element of true project-based learning. Join Matt Bergman as he defines project-based learning and shares tools and strategies for supporting project-based learning through menu choice boards. Participants will also have an opportunity to construct their own menu choice board that they can immediately use with their students. 

Learning Objective:  

  • Construct a menu choice board to facilitate student driven, project-based individual and collaborative learning experiences. 

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket at the end of the workshop to assess their understanding. 

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:

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This is session four of six for the workshop series titled “Designing Choice Boards for Personalized and Blended Learning Experiences.” 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits. 

Workshop Description: 

Choice boards are an effective way to engage diverse learners and provide students with a variety of tools to reflect on their learning. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how to leverage the power of portfolio-based choice boards and Google Slides to help students demonstrate mastery of standards, skills, and objectives. Participants will also have an opportunity to build their own portfolio-based choice board that they can immediately use with their students. 

Learning Objective:  

  • Build a portfolio-based choice board using Google Slides that empowers students to demonstrate mastery of standards, skills, and objectives. 

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket at the end of the workshop to assess their understanding. 

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND:

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This is session five of six for the workshop series titled “Designing Choice Boards for Personalized and Blended Learning Experiences.” 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits. 

Workshop Description: 

Choice boards are an innovative way to differentiate instruction and give students the power of choice for how they want to learn the content. Join Matt Bergman as he shares tools and strategies to gamify student learning with scavenger-hunt choice boards for use in your classroom, professional development, and more! Participants will also have an opportunity to develop a scavenger hunt bingo choice board that they can immediately use with their students.  

Learning Objective:  

  • Develop a scavenger hunt bingo choice board to gamify student learning that supports differentiated, personalized instruction. 

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket at the end of the workshop to assess their understanding. 

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This is session six of six for the workshop series titled “Designing Choice Boards for Personalized and Blended Learning Experiences.” 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits. 

Workshop Description: 

When you think about choice boards, graphic organizers designed using word processing or slideshow tools may come to mind. However, there are a variety of applications that can be used to create choice boards. Join Matt Bergman as he shares the concept of Fliphunts, a framework that combines the power of choice boards and Flipgrid! Participants will also have an opportunity to create a Fliphunt choice board using Flipgrid that they can immediately use with their students.  

Learning Objective:  

  • Create a Fliphunt choice board using Flipgrid that increases student engagement and fosters communications skills. 

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket at the end of the workshop to assess their understanding. 

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Who Should Attend?

Elementary Educators (K-5), Middle Grades Educators (6-8), High School Educators (9-12), Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Multimedia Teachers, Other School Support Staff, Curriculum Directors/Instructional Support, Administrators 

Meet the Presenter

Matt Bergman - Professional Development Trainer

Matt Bergman is a K – 12 Learning Technologies Specialist at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA. He is a former high school and middle school teacher, who won the 2015 Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology Teacher of the Year. Matt enjoys blogging on a variety of topics including educational technology and leadership. Matt has also made numerous presentations at various venues, including ISTE, Harvard University, and PETE&C.

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Live Attendance

In order to receive credit for attendance and CEUs for each individual workshop, you must be a member and be in attendance and participating throughout the whole 60-minutes. Members who are in attendance and complete all required aspects of the workshop will see their completion status reflected on their Certificate of Attendance and CEUs applied to their profile on their Teacher Learning Community profile, typically within 48 hours of completion.

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  • Members can access any workshops they may have missed on-demand. Recordings of the workshops are typically available within 3 days following the live workshop.
  • Non-members will need to pay for each individual workshop they would like to watch. *CEUs and Certificate of Completion are not provided for non-members.

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  • 1 CEU learning hour is provided for each workshop you attend.

Anyone! If you find a workshop that appeals to you, you are welcome to join us.

Live workshops are 60-minutes in duration. Attendees will have access to the ‘workroom' following the workshop so they can continue collaborating with peers. Additionally, the trainer is available for 24 hours following the workshop to help coach.

While it's recommended you attend every workshop of a series to make sure you are achieving all learning outcomes, each workshop can be viewed as a stand-alone.

  • Workshops will be available on-demand in the Teacher Learning Community for UpTeach members, typically within 3-5 days after the workshop has ended. NOTE: Non-members will need to pay to access the on-demand workshop.
  • UpTeach members will also have access to the associated classroom to view the participant discussion stream and access any resources supplied. NOTE: Access to the trainer is only available during the actual workshop.

We host at least one virtual workshop per week throughout the year, with the exception of holiday weeks. Times for workshops vary due to many of our trainers being educators and school consultants themselves. This means that typically workshops are held after school hours ET.

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*The links to purchase individual workshops are available under the workshop descriptions.

  1. Internet access.
  2. Access to GoToWebinar. Whether you use the download app or an internet browser, trainers present direct instruction and communicate throughout the training via GoToWebinar.
  3. Access to Google Classrooms. Please make sure you are in a setting where you will have access to Google Classrooms. NOTE: Some school firewalls will not allow you to access Google Classrooms from your classroom. In these cases, you may need to be in your home to participate. Additionally, if your school email address is already associated with Google Classrooms, you will need to use a different personal email address to join so that you are not locked out of the training. Again, due to school privacy restrictions on some school email addresses.

Yes! If you have access to dual monitors, this is ideal. With this type of setup, you will be able to keep GoToWebinar open on one screen, and Google Classrooms open on another.

If you do not have access to a dual monitor setup, no worries! You will just need to make sure you can ‘toggle/switch' between the two.