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Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. Think about Professional Development, specifically technology-related PD. What if that hour/90 mins/half day was spent on meaningful, embedded professional development that was participant driven?

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. If you are thinking about teaching online, or would like to learn from your education colleagues, you will find a great resource here. I was learning so much through my experience with 51Talk, I wanted to share it with others. How do you choose the topics?

Creating A Professional Learning Collection With @appoLearning

The Web20Classroom

I've been working on a Professional Learning Collection. I get asked all the time about the best places for educators to learn from other educators on their own time. Oh and check out the Professional Learning Collection. appoLearning Professional DevelopmentLast time you read about this new site I had been checking out, appoLearning. The choice is yours!

Inquiry Based Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

What if we created professional learning opportunities that were not only engaging, but also empowered educators in the change process? Inquiry Based Learning” is something that I have been spending a lot of time looking into lately, not only from the perspective of how it could be done in the classroom, but for staff professional learning. ISTP2015.

A Simple Formula for Planning Your Next Professional Learning Initiative

Brilliant or Insane

Most of my days are spent debriefing professional learning initiatives I’ve facilitated in schools throughout the year or planning new ones beside the administrators and teachers I get to serve each day. Strategy professional developmentBrilliant or Insane June is all about endings and beginnings.

Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, states and school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development for educators in the United States, and almost all teachers participate in some form of professional development. Tapping into teachers’ intrinsic love of learning, educators often supplement their formal professional development.

Professional Learning that Connects and Empowers Teachers

Tom Murray

As educators, our core business is learning. We fulfill a multitude of additional roles that are also extremely important, yet, at its essence, education is about learning and our schools and school districts must be learning-focused organizations. Of course, when we talk about learning as our core business, we (rightly) think, first and foremost, of student learning.

Blogging for Staff Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

The week before (maybe more, maybe less) a professional learning opportunity, we had a school/staff blog that had an idea that was going to be discussed with staff. This way, you are not limited to one person’s point of view, but are open to learning from others. I have been really thinking about the idea of using social media to make local impact, not just global.

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Connecting globally is really powerful, but how do we use this medium in a way to enhance professional learning and empower the voice of teachers in our own building.

5 Questions To Drive Personal-Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

People need to feel empowered in the process of work and learning. Yet we too often focus on external “motivators” to be the driver for change or even learning. One of the biggest shifts in my own thinking in the past few years is how learning is such a personal endeavour, yet we try to package it up and decide the paths and passions for others. Autonomy).

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. Do you need some assistance with that?

4C the Success of Your Next Professional Learning Initiative

Brilliant or Insane

There’s always a bit of a honeymoon period before the real work […] The post 4C the Success of Your Next Professional Learning Initiative appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane I began meeting with strategic planning groups last week, in anticipation of the summer and the year ahead. Issues edchat leadership

Professional Learning School Leaders Need and Deserve

A Principal's Reflections

During my ten years as a school leader I dreaded professional development days in my district. I am not sure any educator looks forward to these monotonous experiences (developed under the guise of learning!) If in-district professional development wasn''t bad enough, I also attended my fair share of workshops and conferences that were a complete waste of time.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaBy Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Experienced Teacher General pln Social Media In The Classroom

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, has launched PowerUp , a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. To facilitate robust opportunities for personal and authentic learning, the PowerUp Initiative has provided all high school students and teachers with 1:1 laptops and access to digital content through the HUB, a district-wide learning management system. Many shared that having voice and choice in the process honored them as professionals. Lessons Learned. Recognition.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 1)

The Principal of Change

As I am in the process of going deeper into the topic, someone asked me if this is something that we could do in professional development. As someone who is a big believer in creating experiences for educators where they partake in the types of learning that should happen in the classroom, I thought this suggestion made total sense. I reflect, therefore I learn. . Voice.

Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. The 2016 Vision K-20 Professional Learning Survey Report is the ninth annual national K-20 educator survey from the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA, and also is the first survey focusing on online professional learning (PL).

Excellent Checklist for Online Professional Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 7, 2015 Today we are sharing with you this interesting checklist designed to help educators, teachers and school leaders evaluate online tools for professional learning. professional development This checklist is part.read more.

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The CoolCatTeacher

Modern professional learning links the Professional Learning Community (PLC) with the Professional Learning Network (PLN). An Excerpt from Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLC’s with PLN’s. ” Excellent craftsmanship throughout history often happened in places where large professional networks grew. It retires.

Washington adopts professional learning bill

eSchool News

Legislators pass bill to help deliver high-quality professional learning to educators. Jay Inslee recently signed into law HB 1345 , a bill that adopts a definition and standards for educator professional learning. That’s the best way to help educators learn new content and master effective teaching practices.”. Washington Gov. Legislation News

5 Tips to Make Professional Learning Fun

Leadership Lounge

There is no question that professional development for educators is imperative, but the last thing teachers want to do is participate in bad professional development. Here are five tips to conducting great professional learning for your faculty: 1. Listen to what the faculty needs and wants to learn. Then design a learning activity to address the weaknesses.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. This has a major impact in our learning today. Access to one another can accelerate and amplify powerful learning opportunities.

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is proud to become an Apple Professional Learning Provider. In Addition, the Apple Teacher Community hosted by EdTechTeam is free and open to all educators wanting to learn more about innovative best practices using iPad, Mac and Apple apps for teaching and learning. Learn More. Learn More

Professional Development and Professional Learning #miamidevice

The Principal of Change

Simply processing through writing… Sitting in Adam Bellow’s session this morning discussing “professional development”, I tweeted the following: Does the term “professional development” invoke thoughts of “1 time”, where “professional learning” sounds more continuous? miamidevice.

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

Edutopia

Supercharge your PLC by blending in ideas from your PLN and encouraging more traditional community members to sample these networks' free-flowing ideas

A Model to Solve a Few Professional Learning Challenges | #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

This past April I was fortunate enough to have been asked to speak at the Moanalua High School Professional Development Conference in Honolulu, HI. It was an incredible opportunity to get back to Hawaii for a professional event as opposed to a vacation. If your school or organization is interested in hosting a Digital Leadership and Learning Academy let me know.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. Ability to join specific communities aligned to professional learning needs and interests.Be

Twitter for Professional Learning #ISTE13

EdTechSandyK

Photo Courtesy of @mistergoode via Twitter On Tuesday, June 25th, I presented a poster session on Twitter for Professional Learning at the ISTE 2013 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Meanwhile, if you are interested in resources on Twitter for professional learning, scroll down to check out the LiveBinder I put together for ISTE. Stay tuned for more info! Happy Tweeting!

Professional Learning PBL: An Open Letter To George Bernard Shaw

P21 Blogazine

Volume 2, Issue 14, Number 6. Driving Question: Why Is George Bernard Shaw All Wet? We have all heard the disparaging idiom by George Bernard Shaw: " Those who can, do ; those who can't, teach." At every Advanced Reasoning In Education Global PBL Academy , we are proud to pour a bucket of water over his head and prove him all-wrong. P21 Blogazine

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. This resource is sure to jumpstart your next professional learning or team building activity! Organization: Learning Forward. The Learning Accelerator (TLA). Breakout EDU*. URL: [link].

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset. Twitter for professional learning is not a passive exercise. It requires a collaborative mindset as well as a willingness to learn.

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. I am proud to announce Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School , a digital badge professional learning platform. The idea behind this platform is to provide professional learning with a pinch of gamification. ?For putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

The sequence of professional learning opportunities will highlight the unique ways schools and districts nationwide are implementing innovative strategies and new instructional models to transform learning for their students. These models are ushering in a new era of personalized learning pathways, teacher empowerment, and student choice. News Professional Development

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

Over 20 teachers recently celebrated their learning as part of their work with an action research course. Equally impressive was how some of the teachers shared data that suggested their interventions did not have an impact on student learning. Therefore, she made a professional judgment that her students did grow as readers and thinkers. She learned what not to do.

Professional Learning and Development Surveys

edWeb.net

edWeb is kicking off back to school with two webinars and three surveys on professional learning and development! Callie Turk, founder of Intersections in Education Consulting, began the webinar on Building Trust, Respect, and Empathy into Personalized PD by discussing the fall 2015 Personalized Professional Learning Survey sponsored by Performance Matters. link]. link].

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades. A comparison in the philosophies of today’s school districts yields results that falls across a continuum of who controls the learning. Learn alongside your staff members and model expectations for them. Invest the time in professional learning, not managerial tasks.