6 Ways to Improve Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

No matter your position in education, you have gone through some form of professional development. The bottom line is that all educators yearn for quality professional learning as opposed to development that leads to sustained improvements in teaching, learning, and leadership.

Innovating Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

With the explicit support of its community, Burlingame School District (BSD) created a director of innovation position in 2017, a role I was excited to take on. These learning experiences would elicit deeper levels of engagement and improved outcomes for—and also beyond —academic achievement.

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Valuing Professional Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Districts across the nation are exploring a new approach to professional learning to meet the evolving needs of today’s diverse classrooms and the educators who lead them. To learn more about Kettle Moraine’s micro-credential program, check out this blog post.

How to connect EVERY educator to awesome professional learning

Ditch That Textbook

For me, professional development has often meant sitting through a staff-wide meeting about topics with limited interest and little time to practice hands-on. That kind of professional learning stinks. Thankfully, we have TONS of options for fun, hands-on, relevant professional learning — on our own terms. How can find this kind of professional learning — […].

How to Build an Online Professional Learning Community Through Respect

EdNews Daily

Learn about building online professional learning communities with Merry Cora, 51Talk Teaching Specialist. In this piece, she shares her experience working for 51Talk, and how she built an online professional learning community through respect and politeness.

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.

Google Classroom for Professional Learning

Learning in Hand

When I read that Google Classroom was open to everyone, I was most excited by the possibility of bringing together educators from different school systems for professional learning. Professional Learning Possibilities.

5 Ideas for Improving Professional Learning Experiences

The Principal of Change

It has been and always is, a blessing to be a part of district professional learning days. These past two weeks, I have been so caught up in the passion of so many teachers who are on “summer break,” that are excitedly taking part in their professional learning.

3 Simple Questions To Shape Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

I have often heard that there are two types of professional learning experiences; a “warm bath” or a “cold shower.” In my opinion, great professional learning should be a combination of both. This is what shifts learning to action.

What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning.

Twitter Helps Teachers Develop Professional Learning Communities

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez We’ve got you covered for #back2school by taking a look at the conversation on #edtechchat. Internet Social Media

What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning.

Dive into Summer Professional Learning – and More!

MiddleWeb

Whether summer means it's time to relax, bolster your professional know-how, or improve your bank balance, we have suggestions from your educator colleagues (and other sources) that can help.

edWeb Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrators”

edWeb.net

edWeb.net was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the category for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff.” Learn more at www.edweb.net or follow edWeb.net on Twitter @edwebnet.

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Professional Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm

The Innovative Educator

What type of learning opportunities do you provide or attend at your school or in your district? You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions: Q1 What are some of the best professional learning opportunities you have provided or attended?

Two Simple Questions To Ask at the End of a Professional Learning Day

The Principal of Change

If the professional learning days and times are not directly benefitting students, is this ultimately a waste of resources? This should go beyond “I am going to use this new app”, as that is surface level learning.

edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Report prepared by Cambridge Learning Group. Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa relies on edWeb.net to support its professional development program for teachers. Active learning through structured online activities and classroom application.

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. I am not saying that educators shouldn’t learn on their own time at any point, as all professionals that excel in their job will find time to do so.

On Inviting Parents and Students to Professional Learning Opportunities

The Principal of Change

I advocated for having both parents and students invited and involved in professional learning days so that they can understand and have a voice in how learning opportunities are changing within our schools.

When professional learning isn’t your choice…

Reading By Example

As teachers, we have all had times when we have been asked to participate in mandated professional learning. For me, this type of learning reminds me of what our students must feel each day. What did I learn? individualizing the learning.

Resources and Wrap Ups From #FETC 2017

The Web20Classroom

I spent the last week in warm and sunny Orlando attending the 2017 FETC Conference. This is one my favorite conferences of the year because of the quality of the sessions, the people and, of course, the learning. Take time to peruse and learn!

Professional Learning: Engagement Before Anything Else

Reading By Example

Teachers have selected one of a variety of faculty-suggested professional resources. by Lindsey Moses and Merideth Odgen (Stenhouse, 2017). I have a running Amazon cart of professional titles. As I have ordered and handed out these books to teachers, I have been wondering: Would this level of engagement be happening if I had been more directive in this professional book study?

The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

Learn from and converse with a diverse collection of colleagues by following, liking, and responding to them. 11) Empower staff Supervisors can be mindful to allocate days (5 - 10 per year) for staff to attend professional learning opportunities. However, I am still learning.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes. Pull Learning'. Each learning experience is brief, targeted, and modular.

12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech conferences edtech education on air educational technology professional development professional learning seesaw voxerAh, summer … that time when all teachers leave school work and school thoughts behind for months to lounge by the pool. Right?

Early Learning Educators Lead the Way with Professional Learning Webinars

edWeb.net

Who is participating the most in professional learning webinars? They hosted 260 professional learning webinars in 2016 that were viewed by 165,000 educators – an average of 635 educators per webinar. Join the Early Childhood Learning Solutions community.

4 Reasons to Invite Parents to Your Next Professional Learning Day

The Principal of Change

Most of my work is now leading professional learning opportunities for educators. I hope to not only get people to feel some discomfort but to inspire them to new learning and help relight that fire if that is needed. Maybe your professional learning is boring.

Admins: Here’s what teachers think about professional learning

eSchool News

Teachers are overwhelmingly turning to social media and online resources to drive their own professional learning, according to new Speak Up Survey data released by Project Tomorrow on July 30.

12 Excellent Professional Learning Podcasts for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 13, 2017 Professional development has never been as readily accessible as it is right now. The Internet provides teachers and educators with unprecedented learning opportunities that are only a.read more. my freebies podcasting professional development

EdTechTeam Impact Report- Apple Professional Learning

EdTechTeam

As an Apple Professional Learning Provider , EdTechTeam offers professional development featuring Apple. These online courses, on-site workshops, and conference-style events are designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad, and built-in apps to enhance student learning. In 2017, EdTechTeam produced five conference-style events across the US and provided custom solutions to large school systems committed to Apple.

edWeb.net Wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has won the 2017 CODiE Award for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff.” Here is a list of all the 2017 CODiE winners.

Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

After several visits to local schools to learn more about the technology they’re using to develop 21st-century learners, the idea of micro-credentials being a valuable part of a teacher candidate’s training at UCF became clear.

Get Inspired Whether You’re at #ISTE2017 or #NotAtISTE

Teacher Reboot Camp

Shelly Sanchez (@ShellTerrell) June 15, 2017. June 27th, from 11:45 am–12:45 pm, in Room 301BC, I will be part of the ISTE panel, Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials , along with digital badging gurus Rich Dixon, Noah Geisel, and Cate Tolnai.

edWeb.net Approved by the New York State Dept. of Education as a Sponsor of CTLE Professional Learning

edWeb.net

edWeb.net , a free professional learning network, has been recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders, and Level III Teaching Assistants.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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