The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. In March of 2009, I began to use Twitter, and it was at this time that I began to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

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Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

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What is a Twitter Profile?

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After all is said and done, in regard to building a Personal Learning Network, who one follows is much more important than who follows back. The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. There is important information beyond the person’s name and location. A very important number on that profile is how many tweets the person has tweeted while on Twitter.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates. This has resulted in fewer and fewer opportunities for educators to attend out of district learning opportunities as there is no funding to support travel, registration fees, and expenses. Will this help my students learn and achieve?

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

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But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

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There is nothing worse than receiving training on a tool that you don’t have access to, or will never get to use. Mandating that teachers attend a specific training, and never surveying them to ask what they need, or what they would like to learn. Why is it that we constantly stress the need to differentiate learning for our students, but bundle all teachers into the same learning environment. Their professional learning should be personalized.

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