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Back To School-Leadership In 2011

The Web20Classroom

Since that time so much has gone on in the world of Social Media in Education, I decided it needed some updating. With all of these external pressures there is little time for school leadership to encourage teachers to take risks in their classroom and be creative in terms of technology.

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Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

” “Personalized Learning” for educators is something that is gaining more traction in education, and rightfully so. If we want personalized professional learning to effectively move organizations forward, it should be tied to the vision of the organization.

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. As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

edWeb and FreshGrade Host Professional Learning Community on Technology for the Classroom

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce that FreshGrade will be sponsoring TechTools for the Classroom , one of the largest professional learning communities on edWeb. We’re delighted that FreshGrade will be sponsoring this valuable online professional learning program.

FreshGrade Creates Professional Learning Center to Foster Platform Proficiency

techlearning

18, 2018) – This back-to-school season, FreshGrade, the portfolio and assessment platform that deepens the conversation about learning, announces its Professional Learning C enter. The resources in the FreshGrade Professional Learning Center are invaluable for teachers.

Ideas for Developing Your Global Professional Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

With Twitter I have connected with educators as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and Australia. This is quite a contrast from my first classroom where I did not have a phone. And Twitter has also enabled me to connect with leaders in education that I would not have been able to network with in the past. Blogging has served to accentuate the connections in my professional learning network in many ways.

Moving Forward

A Principal's Reflections

This process has become more difficult as mounting challenges such as budget cuts and what seems like a relentless attack on the profession of education have taken their toll on staff moral. The consensus has to be that every student can and should learn. Cross-posted at Edutopia.

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). David Simpson ([link] will discuss the use of facebook and other social networking sites in education and the need for/issues around digital citizenship education in Secondary schools. link] CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE-FEATURED TEACHER CAROLYN STANLEY ( Classroom 2.0

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). TECH TALK TUESDAYS: LEARNING TO SCRATCH ( Australia Series ) Tue 29 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 30 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 30 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. Learn how to use Scratch for effective learning and programming in your classroom.

Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Scott recently presented a similar session at the Innovations Showcase for the Department of Education in Victoria, Australia. If time permits, he will share innovative uses of technology in his classroom and school. link] ADOBE YOUTH VOICES AND POV ( Classroom 2.0

The Epsilen Experience: Power Users Share Their Stories #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session Panelists: Evan Nisonson - Epsilen Leann Ingram - Comanche ISD High School English and Dual-Credit College English Carrie Barnett - Dublin ISD Director of Federal Programs Lannon Heflin - Region XIII Instructional Technologist, Program Manager for Edtech Initatives Ingram - Comanche is one of the first districts to be using Epsilen with students. Ingram''s classroom is close to paperless. What is the impact on teaching and learning?

5 Goals for the School Year

The Electric Educator

Every year I pick five professional goals to work on during the school year. These activities play into my longer-term goal of becoming an Apple Distinguished Educator. Focus my PLN Over the last few years I have built a very wide-ranging professional learning network.

Why Should School Administrators Blog?

The 21st Century Principal

Because of my sixteen years in the classroom as an English teacher I love blogging. Based on my personal experiences I can only currently offer the following: Blogging is another node in the Professional Learning Network. Posting on a blog has allowed me to connect with other administrators and educators. Blogging provides still another way to connect with educators globally. Blogging is a way to share ideas with other educators and get ideas in return.

April 27th - Pam Moran and Ira Socol: From Scientifically-Managed to Community-Driven Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Pam Moran and Ira Socol bring differently diverse backgrounds to the conversation about leadership in contemporary education.

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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3 steps for bridging the equity divide in classrooms

eSchool News

When Robert Runcie became superintendent of Broward County (FL) Public School District (BCPS) in 2011, he faced more than academic challenges. The diversity of our student population was not reflective of our teaching staff, which created challenges for students and educators.

Your Best “Classroom Management” Strategy

The Principal of Change

The most important aspect of what he tweeted is not that all educators agree, but that we are all in on the conversation, for our students and ourselves. Think about it…Are we as educators much better than the students we complain about when we are bored in professional learning?

A Helpful Resource to Support Close Reading in the Classroom via Snap!Learning

Kleinspiration

PARCC, 2011, p.7) Over the past few years, I''ve been collecting resources to support the implementation of close reading in our classroom. Learning. Learning for guided reading, but now I could utilize their resources for close reading strategies as well. Learning ?

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills

EdTech Magazine

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills. In addition to their daily task of educating students, teachers must also continue to learn. Traditionally, that requires educators to take courses, whether in the classroom or online. . In efforts to make time-mandated and compliance-based professional learning efficient, technology offers microcredentialing as a vehicle for educators to pursue personal growth.

Education is About Giving

A Principal's Reflections

The next week off will enable us to recharge our batteries and continue our efforts to make New Milford High School a model for innovation and student-centered learning. This process has allowed us to focus on areas in education that we truly value.

From Flipped Classrooms to Flipping with Peer Instruction

Turn to Your Neighbor

In a recent article on flipped learning in USA Today, Nancy Lape of Harvey Mudd College reports finding no statistical difference in students’ learning in a study comparing a “flipped” and a lecture-based classroom. Moreover, is making our lives easier and our students happier the purpose of education? Or is the real Holy Grail designing educational experiences that transform students’ learning worlds and prepare them to thrive in the future?

Immersive Technology: Asset to the Classroom or Another Tech Fad?      

edWeb.net

Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality—can immersive technology really benefit students and their learning, or are these just tech fads? And looking towards the future, immersive technology is paving the way for learning in completely virtual classrooms.

Focusing on 3 Layers of Education

The Principal of Change

Switch this to the context of education, and many schools are focusing on the question of “What is best for the learner?”, which is a “learner-centered” approach to education. No matter what level you work or who you serve, relationships are crucial to learning.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

Jason is not in education, but who wouldn''t want to visit the beautiful landscape sunny California has to offer? just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. He''s writing a series of posts on his blog about how social media supports education for different people.

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Keeping Professional Development Fun and Exciting for your Teachers

TeacherCast

In today's episode of the MIE Spotlight Series, we take a look at how one school district is bringing some innovative ideas into the professional learning space with the help of Office 365, One. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT! About Microsoft Education.

A Peek at SXSWedu’s Panelpicker—and Some ‘Weird’ Trendy Things in Education

Edsurge

What can we learn about the future of education from hip-hop, yoga and fidget spinners? They’re among the sessions at this year’s South by Southwest education ( SXSWedu ) conference in Austin, from March 5-8. And according to their program descriptions, those are among the tools and tactics used by educators to help students manage stress and anxiety , and get into their “flow” state. education technology conference circuit.

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

edWeb.net

Teachers can get caught up in the day-to-day parts of the classroom and forget to take time to consider whether or not they’re teaching effectively. Wilson based her strategies on Professor John Hattie’s theories on Visible Learning and Teaching. Homework, assessments, projects.

Apply Now: League of Innovative Schools Seeks New Members

Digital Promise

Back in 2011, Digital Promise started the League of Innovative Schools , a network of forward-thinking districts around the country. At that point, efforts to use personal technology and adaptive software to support teaching and learning were relatively scarce.

Connected Educator Month - Week One's Amazing Schedule!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connected Educator Month kicks off this week, and serving as a consultant to the event with significant responsibility especially for this week''s events, I humbly think you''re going to be BLOWN AWAY by the opportunities to learn and participate. Connected Educator Month is a U.S.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

In these spaces students are learning how to tinker collaboratively with a problem and keep trying until they find a solution. They are learning to be thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers rather than mere consumers of information.

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“The use of Sway is the most powerful activity that enables students to do more in a short amount of time.” – Amna Manzoor, Dubai

Daily Edventures

This mission has often been challenging, but with the help of technology – especially Skype in the Classroom – Manzoor and her classes are making great strides. The moment that has defined me as an educator is that I have been more than thrilled to become a part of Belouga,” says Manzoor.

Book Release: Concrete Strategies to Help Schools Accelerate Teacher Growth with Video Coaching

Edthena

A new book aims to help educators successfully make and implement a plan for using video-based learning as part of the classroom observation and professional development process. This book is an important tool that belongs in every school’s professional library.”.

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Change Your Leadership: Introducing One-One Devices into Our School

Fractus Learning

As well as being an English teacher and a member of the professional development team, I was also integral in developing pedagogical outcomes and disseminating information through weekly professional development sessions. The Year Was 2011.

Using Design Thinking to Support Makerspaces

edWeb.net

Typically, when schools add makerspaces, they’re also looking to shift their education goals and focus on skills beyond traditional curriculum. A focus on empathy and learning to relate to all aspects of the problem and not just the end result.

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Social-Emotional Learning Implementation in a School District

edWeb.net

SEL can be the underpinning of every action a principal or classroom teacher makes about their campus, classroom or environment for students. District administrators and school student health professionals are having concurrent conversations around SEL.