Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

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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. Perhaps the secret of saving this knowledge lies in a unique melding of two professional learning practices that teachers use today: the professional learning community (PLC) and the professional learning network (PLN).

Live Tuesday August 30th (Early Time) with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on Professional Learning Communities to Improve Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, August 30th, at an earlier-than-normal time for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on using Professional Learning Communities to improve schools. The DuFours have made two papers available for those who would like to read up before the interview: What Is a Professional Learning Community?

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The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. In Evolving How We Plan , I pointed contentiously at the “unit” and “lesson” as impediments to personalized learning. ” Even in high-functioning professional learning communities, teachers are behind before they give their first test. the primary function of assessment in a dynamic learning environment is to provide data to revise planned instruction.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit is in its final week. For the next eight days we'll be publishing three special 30-minute video interviews each day with an amazing set of learning experts (see below), for a total of 24 interviews (and maybe a surprise bonus interview or two).

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Job Embedded Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning.

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Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

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Disconnection between teaching and learning: Teachers often confuse covering the material with teaching to the kids—if they teach to understanding, then the classroom becomes a different environment. The question we should have been asking is: How do we get kids excited about learning?”

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Maybe evolution is not the right approach for education, but rather a concerted focus on paradigm shifts to professional practice. Thus a paradigm shift constitutes a change from one way of thinking to another to spur a revolution that transforms learning and professional practice.

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A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

The post was titled Schools.the New Digital Age Learning Organization? In my case and that of New Milford HS anything now seems possible thanks to the unequivocal support from Central Office, a staff that has embraced meaningful change, and a student body yearning for a better way to learn. Our "Institution of Learning" is morphing into a digital age learning organization - one that is continuously learning and unlearning. New York: Amacon, 2003.

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Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate

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Working with the Committee for Children, they’re piloting a program merging social emotional learning (SEL) and Restorative Practice (RP) in school. First, the staff met the coach and learned more about SEL and restorative practices. Kindergartners who’ve never been in school before might need basic skills for learning. She supports systemic SEL implementations across the country through consultation, strategic partnerships, and professional development.

6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students

eSchool News

She has traveled with over 800 students to Washington, DC since 1993 and to Europe since 2003, and is passionate about providing equity in educational travel for students. Teach & Travel is a free professional learning community, and an educator’s resource for all things student travel, the educational benefits of student travel, and how to successfully initiate, organize, and conduct tours for their student groups.

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

She also learned from her mother, who spent more than 30 years teaching at New Orleans’ John McDonogh High School. In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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Because of the high level of anxiety and stress caused by testing, Jones suggests explaining to parents how they can connect with their professional school counselors to support their students’ well-being. Students do need to keep learning and working, but increasing the workload will make students and parents anxious and grumpy. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003.

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources

EdTechSandyK

You don''t have to take or attend formal classes to extend your learning. It''s also the greatest opportunity many of us have all year to extend our own professional learning and grow in our craft. Depending on where you work, your professional development may be proscribed for you, or you may have a lot of freedom to choose courses or sessions you would like to attend or work through online. Resources exist for Office versions back to 2003. Happy learning!

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

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She has traveled with over 800 students to Washington, DC since 1993 and to Europe since 2003, and is passionate about providing equity in educational travel for students. Teach & Travel is a free professional learning community, and an educator’s resource for all things student travel, the educational benefits of student travel, and how to successfully initiate, organize, and conduct tours for their student groups.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

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Elbert Hubbard As a second year teacher, I remember being very excited about leading my students to participate in a project-based learning activity. As champions we must learn to put ourselves in the shoes of a late adopter or laggard, then try to help them along. The constant for all teachers is students and their learning needs. But, overall, you know, on average, that I’m making a difference for kids and that they’re learning from me.”1 2003).

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

At the event, Carolyn Sykora , Senior Director of the ISTE Standards Program, shared that the 1998 standards described a landscape in which we were learning to use technology. The 2007 standards described a landscape in which we were using technology to learn. We’ve nurtured and grown flexible Learning Commons. We’ve taken the lead in designing and implementing professional development around thoughtful use of technology. link] (2003).

Final Schedule - Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Abels Dean, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College (Boston, Massachusetts) @profeileenabels As Dean of the Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), Eileen Abels brings more than 30 years of award-winning expertise in library and information science to the school to help prepare 21st century information professionals for work in libraries, archives, information institutions, and cultural heritage organizations.

Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, October 7th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Joseph DiMartino and Denise Wolk on their book, The Personalized High School: Making Learning Count for Adolescents. While at Brown she also contributed to Changing Systems to Personalize Learning: Discover the Power of Advisories (LAB, 2003).