Transforming Educator Practice through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Whether through Pinterest boards, YouTube lesson demos, or conversations with colleagues in the faculty lounge, I find myself and my fellow teachers increasingly turning to informal, unconventional methods to develop and hone our craft. Micro-credentials are another way to support this quest for ongoing professional learning and gain recognition for the time and commitment it takes to do so. The demonstration of learning can occur in a variety of ways.

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

Kleinspiration

Learning. Learning for guided reading, but now I could utilize their resources for close reading strategies as well. Learning is that it doesn''t tell me how to teach or provide me with a forced script that I must do with fidelity each day. Learning ? Learning blog.

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ISTE 2018: Everything You Need to Know Before the Show Begins

EdTech Magazine

Featuring hundreds of experiential workshops, vendor demos of the latest technology and at least two dozen interactive explorations of hot topics in ed tech, ISTE’s conference will likely influence educators around the world to introduce new technologies into their classrooms. This year’s keynote speakers demonstrate bold thinking around some of the most critical education topics , including the learning sciences, digital creation and equity,” says ISTE CEO Richard Culatta.

7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education

Edsurge

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have long supported teachers in their career development, but with the help of technology, they’re now transforming education itself. This anytime, anywhere access to information speeds up collaboration between meetings.

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Thankful For EdTech

CUE

I’m thankful for the opportunities edtech has given me with my PLN and access to experts all over the world. CUE Conferences where I learn more. I’m thankful for district leaders who understand the importance of professional learning and code to invest in people before #edtech. Easy demos etc). Tis the season to be thankful, so I took to Twitter to ask educators what they were thankful for when it came to EdTech. Let the love and sharing commence!

Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

Edsurge

How does a fifth grader feel getting ready to do a live edtech demo at their local school board meeting? At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years.

Evaluating Digital Curricula for the 21st Century District

edWeb.net

Assess whether the digital curricula will address students’ learning needs, rather than just being centered around the use of new technology. Plan backwards and have learning goals be the driver to accomplish this. Finally, plan learning experiences and instruction around that.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Notes from an edWeb.net Webinar 4/28/14 Dr. Joe Mazza Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership North Penn School District Dr. Mazza just took on his position in December. He is a project manager, promoting connected teaching, learning, & leadership.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It has improved vastly over the years, and teachers have learned how to make the most of this flexible assignment manager and communication hub. Most teachers do not have this kind of access.

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

Edsurge

Quottly at LAUNCH Sydney Johnson How Bigger College Costs Could Mean Smaller Degrees Unaffordable and rising tuition costs have prevented many students from accessing a higher education. That increasingly “leaves it up to corporations today to have huge training and learning development programs,” Anant Agarwal, CEO of massive open online course platform edX, said on Wednesday.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

Is it visiting a specific web page, downloading a white paper, or possibly viewing a demo? Often, it’s best to start with a cornerstone piece of content, like that white paper or demo video, and repurpose the content.