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10 Innovative Ideas To Provide Time for Professional Development and Collaborative Learning

The Innovative Educator

Finding time for teachers to meet and learn together is often very difficult, but a resourceful school team can utilize creative ideas that have worked well in other schools.  It is important to put these structures in place early in the year. Here are some ideas for providing time for educators to learn together. Organize some regular large group activities for children. want more ».

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A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. Allows for the sharing of resources, discussion of best practices, and collaboration. Wikis encourage information sharing and collaborative learning.

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False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

Collaboration is where two or more people work together to achieve a common objective. In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. Ostensibly, learning is an individual goal, and each student does tend to learn in their own way, using their own favoured approaches and tools. Learning is learning.

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Embrace Change This Summer with Professional Development

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

My Professional Development Goals Help educators Use free and user friendly digital tools to transform learning. Explore, connect with others, and learn together through constructive play as you build a personal learning network. Align learning experiences to the Common Core. Maximize instructional time. Model digital citizenship.

Learning pathways

Learning with 'e's

The institutional learning platform - the VLE - is a classic case of decisions made about learning without consulting the learner. How can we reach a place in education where students find their own level and make their own pathways through learning? Students can, and do, create their own personalised learning pathways. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Is Isolation in Education A Choice?

My Island View

Educators were limited to their buildings for collaboration, which occasionally might widen out to include other educators in their district, but that was often less likely to occur. Of course collaboration on a greater scale would take both time and money, and that has rarely been a priority in most schools. Collaborative learning has always been with us from the beginning of learning, however, it required that the learners occupied the same space at the same time. It required effort, time and money to get people together for substantive collaboration.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. The Network Society. Web 2.0 2006).

#EDENchat Growing minds

Learning with 'e's

When we learn we grow. Such growth can be chaotic and seemingly void of structure at times, especially in the digital age where there are multiple pathways and a bewildering number of choices we can make as to what we learn, how (and with what tools) we learn it, and at what pace we learn. What tools and technologies do students need to be able to learn in this way?

Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences With Technolgy

EdTechSandyK

This content below is written as a reflection on what I learned in week four of the Teaching with Technology course I am taking as I pursue a master''s degree in educational technology leadership. The two themes that stood out the most for me during Week 4 of Teaching With Technology were "cooperative/collaborative learning" and "contextual/situational learning". Something that became evident to me as I was working with my team was the fact that I was experiencing cooperative/collaborative learning at the same time that I was reading about it.