Remove 2012 Remove Classroom Remove Education Remove Professional Learning

Making the Most of Your Online Professional Learning in the Digital Age

The 21st Century Principal

“Most successful teachers learn from a combination of resources, including local communities, virtual communities, and research,” writes Kristen Swanson in her new book Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator’s Guide to User-Generated Learning.

Over 1,700 Free Educational Videos!

Kleinspiration

MasteryConnect is a place to share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance. MasteryConnect is now the largest network of teachers sharing and collaborating around the Common Core.

Video 188

21st Principal’s 2012 Edublog Nominations

The 21st Century Principal

Here’s my 2012 Edublog nominations. While it is difficult to narrow down my choices, these are sites I visit and read just about every single day and important nodes in my own professional learning network. Individual Blog Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day : Consistently, day-after-day provides links to valuable information for all educators. New Blog Diane Ravitch’s Blog : Diane Ravitch’s new blog gives voice to public education advocates everywhere.

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.

iLearn 197

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay

EdTechSandyK

Notes from FutureofEducation.com Webinar Steve Hargadon , Moderator Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay , authors of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds [link] Book was three years in the making. to make education connections. Julie says for anyone involved in education.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption. Flat Classroom also provides teacher training and support.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development.

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources

EdTechSandyK

You don''t have to take or attend formal classes to extend your learning. Photo Source It''s summer in the northern hemisphere, which is a great time for educators to take a break from the daily bustle of teaching. Get inspired with some new approaches to try out in your classroom!

So That's What I Think About That.

The Web20Classroom

Basically we talked a lot about #edchat and my philosophies on education. How did you start out in education? I took a very traditional road to the classroom. In the middle of my sophomore year I volunteered in a Kindergarten classroom a few days a week reading to kids and working on colors and shapes. It was then I realized that I wanted to be in the classroom. What inspires you to continue working in education? What are the barriers to good learning?

5 Things Teachers (And Administrators) Can Do to Make Learning Real in Their Classrooms

The 21st Century Principal

To paraphrase Marc Prensky from his collection of essays From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning : “The easiest, executable solution to our education problems today “is to change what goes on in our classrooms.” We need to move from teacher-centered and teacher dominated learning models to more personal, student-centered learning models. What does it really mean to make education and learning real in the classroom?

Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

edWeb.net

Eben Dowell, Senior Research Analyst in the Office of Research, Evaluation and Advanced Analytics at the Ohio Department of Education, explained the department’s five-step approach to getting their educators to embrace the evidence-based mindset. has 34 years’ experience in education.

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.

Join the Live Community Conversations to Close Connected Educator Month

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We really hope that you will join us to share what you''ve learned, to talk about any important conclusions you''ve come to, and to look forward together. During the session, we also plan to unveil a new catalog of badges from a range of issuers related to being a connected educator.

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Notes from panel discussion/concurrent session at SXSWedu 2012 Geoff Wurzel, TechNet Wurzel was one of the influencers on Senate Bill 6 and the creation of the Instructional Materials Allotment in Texas. Rob Lippincott, PBS PBS is working toward making more content digital (after spending over 40 years making TV educational). Examples of their initiatives include PBS TeacherLine, PBS LearningMedia, CPB Ready to Learn (PBS Kids), PBS Kids Lab (learning games).

Finally, Definitive Manual for School Leaders on Engaging in Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

In their new book, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age , authors Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes write: “Skill in communication is a key ingredient for school leaders’ success in today’s complex education environment, and this communication now includes social media.” As these author’s suggest, school leaders “can either learn to use these powerful tools or stand hopelessly by and the information good and bad swirls around them.”

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Prior to that, she taught French for 25 years, winning numerous awards for her work designing authentic relevant learning experiences for her students. Her most notable awards include finalist for California State Teacher of the Year, 2012 and ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year, 2015.

How To 346

Google+ Hangouts: A Brief Reunion with Google Certified Teachers on a Monday Morning

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

When fellow Google Certified Teacher Tanya Avrath invited 46 from the #GTANY cohort to drop in for five minutes to help her show the power of PLNs (professional learning networks) to her class, I was happy to accept.

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

In other words, we enable digital and physical learning spaces in which they can freely explore ideas, argue with each other (and us) over concepts and theories and in so doing, develop their reasoning and thinking skills. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Formative Assessment and Differentiation

wwwatanabe

Formative assessment informs educators about student learning, and when done correctly, it also informs the students how to improve and move forward with their next goal. He wasn''t understanding based on differences in learning styles.

Six Great Topic Forums from Connected Educator Month

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I have to say, I''ve been really appreciative of the opportunity to participate in the organization of Connected Educator Month , and while the kickoff days and preparation for the virtual Learning 2.0 Connected Education and the First Six Weeks of School [link] Immediate Questions: What are the key to-dos to get 2012–13 off to a great start in the classroom, and how can educators stay on top of and successfully manage all the competing demands involved?

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. Since my first year of teaching, I've grown to understand the importance of high-quality professional learning.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. Steven W.

Live Interview Tuesday, January 17th - Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on "The Connected Educator"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, January 17th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on her new book, The Connected Educator. "In In The Connected Educator, authors Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall integrate professional development that is currently working in schools with a new model connected learning communities. Connected learners take responsibility for their own professional development.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Tholfsen said that “across the board, reading unlocks everything else in education.

5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

Show Sponsor: PowerSchool This summer, PowerSchool announced the Unified Classroom. The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher’s grade book, learning management system, student information system, and assessment in one powerful platform with just one log in.

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. 2004; The Wallace Foundation, 2012 ).

Study 129

Using Educational Innovation to Catalyze Change

edWeb.net

The industrial education model was massively successful, with high school graduation rates and student achievement increasing decade after decade. Students share products with an authentic audience and homework, when given, is tied to individual learning goals. Department of Education.

Creating What We Experience

The Principal of Change

Having the opportunity to ask questions to the group, I asked them if they create time for the educators they serve to have time for reflection within their school day. As an administrator, if you think something is important for the educators you serve, you will create time for it to happen.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show.

Google 127

THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. Great information June 12, 2015 by jjbs21 from United States Great podcast with a lot of valuable tips for educators! I learn so much each time I listen or watch a new podcast.

Hapara 107

Learner Agency : Pushing the Boundaries of Educational Possibilities in the Digital Age

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The implication is that the most transformative learning experiences will be those that are directed by the learner’s own endeavors and curiosities.”

Creating Culture Conscious Campuses

EdNews Daily

Upon completion of my Fellowship with the Bellwether Education Partners/Texas Education Agency, my CCC Model was codified. A student’s zip code should not determine the quality of education they receive. We create structure to drive to deeper learning, faster.

3 Things That Have Slowed the Change Process Down in Education (And What We Can Do About It)

The Principal of Change

There has been a lot of talk on the idea that education as a whole takes a long time to change. As an educator, this is a challenging notion, since we are seeing many people doing some amazing things that did not exist when I was a student. Isolation is now a choice educators make.

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom

Educator Innovator

Project Zero’s Agency by Design team is developing documentation and assessment tools for maker-centered learning and “maker empowerment”, which they see as the key to ensuring that the maker movement secures a long-term place in education and pedagogy. From 2012 to 2015, the Agency by Design research team explored the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning.

Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and 2nd, are the kickoff days for the 2013 Connected Educator Month (CEM). From Twitter to Facebook and Pinterest to Vine (hey--what about Classroom 2.0 ?!),