Designing Powerful Professional Learning Experiences for Making

Digital Promise

In 2021, six educators representing community-based organizations, libraries, public schools, and the Digital Promise Maker Learning team embarked on a journey to increase opportunities for virtual and remote maker learning.

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. With a PLN, I was able to learn anytime, anywhere, from anyone I wanted for free.

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Rethinking Professional Learning for Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Why should professional learning be a part of every technology initiative? Because of equity, said the three leading superintendents on the edLeader Panel, “ Creating and Leading a Professional Team of Lifelong Learners.” Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast.

New Micro-credentials for Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for personalized professional learning. This stack includes: Conducting a Needs Assessment for Digital Learning. Developing a Virtual Desk for Digital Learning.

Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, states and school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development for educators in the United States, and almost all teachers participate in some form of professional development. Additionally, the vast majority of states require educators to participate in professional development to earn or maintain their teaching credentials. Are you interested in learning more about micro-credentials?

New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills. Scaffolding Learning to Support Refugee Students focuses on implementing scaffolds to assure learning is both accessible and meaningful to students.

Using the Learner Variability Navigator for Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Why is it so important to have a strong research base to our web app, the Learner Variability Navigator (LVN), and its factors of learning? All of these factors interact to impact a child’s readiness to learn when they come into the classroom.

Northern Highlands Regional High School: Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

If people are that particular about their coffee, imagine how they might feel about their professional learning, says Robin Knutelsky, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Human Resources for Northern Highlands Regional High School in New Jersey. Decaf. Cream. Sugar.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

In the last month, our teaching and learning environment has been upended. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, districts and educators have been tasked with shifting teaching and learning online, and many are seeking resources to support learning in this new environment.

How we moved professional learning to virtual facilitation

eSchool News

Facilitating in-person professional learning is exhilarating. Schools closed and moved to remote learning, including the district where we work. While there was still a need for professional learning in the virtual space (perhaps even more so!),

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. This resource is sure to jumpstart your next professional learning or team building activity!

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

edWeb.net

Despite decades of existing research, most professional development programs fail to adhere to established criteria for effectiveness. Moore says that before any rollout of sustainable and effective professional learning, there are four factors that school leaders must consider.

Cicero School District 99 Adopts Lexia LETRS Professional Learning Programs

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 29, 2022) – Cicero School District 99 in Illinois has adopted Lexia LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning programs for its teachers and administrators. About Lexia Learning. About Cambium Learning Group.

How Edtech for Teachers Helps Collaboration and Professional Learning

Edthena

The author of Ed Tech Essentials and founder of Class Tech Tips encourages educators to use tech tools for their own professional learning. Access to video and other edtech for teachers that can record instruction help enable seeing others’ instruction asynchronously.

Georgia Model for Virtual Professional Learning: Supporting Educators During COVID

edWeb.net

In this edWebinar, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Social Studies team, made up of regional and district leaders, describe how their virtual learning communities on edWeb.net helped them support educators, and their students and parents, during a time of crisis.

Georgia Model for Virtual Professional Learning: Supporting Educators During COVID

edWeb.net

In this edWebinar, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Social Studies team, made up of regional and district leaders, describe how their virtual learning communities on edWeb.net helped them support educators, and their students and parents, during a time of crisis.

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. 51Talk’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and to enable students to talk to the world. If you are thinking about teaching online, or would like to learn from your education colleagues, you will find a great resource here. I was learning so much through my experience with 51Talk, I wanted to share it with others.

Kansas Provides Statewide Access of LETRS Professional Learning in Literacy for Educators Responsible for Prekindergarten through Grade Three

eSchool News

1, 2021) –– The Kansas State Board of Education is providing statewide access to LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning for educators in prekindergarten through third grade to individuals entering the early education field.

Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Offer All Educators New, No-Cost Professional Learning Resources

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, December 16, 2021) — As school systems nationwide begin to look towards Winter Break, Discovery Education and select social impact partners present curated professional learning resources at no cost to support educators’ continued professional learning.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. As digital technology continues to evolve, educators now have numerous options to connect, learn, and grow in both formal and informal ways. edWeb can be accessed on any mobile device.

Creating A Professional Learning Collection With @appoLearning

The Web20Classroom

We are teaching in what might be the most incredible times ever, due to the shear amount of information we have access to. I've been working on a Professional Learning Collection. I get asked all the time about the best places for educators to learn from other educators on their own time. Oh and check out the Professional Learning Collection. appoLearning Professional Development

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, has launched PowerUp , a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. To facilitate robust opportunities for personal and authentic learning, the PowerUp Initiative has provided all high school students and teachers with 1:1 laptops and access to digital content through the HUB, a district-wide learning management system. Lessons Learned.

edWeb and STAGES Learning Host Professional Learning Community on Teaching Students with Autism

edWeb.net

April is Autism Awareness Month, and edWeb.net is especially thankful to announce that STAGES Learning will be the new sponsor of Teaching Students with Autism , a free professional learning community on edWeb that provides ideas and resources for teachers working with students with autism.

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. I am proud to announce Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School , a digital badge professional learning platform. Teachers must register to access all features of the site. ?Once

FreshGrade Creates Professional Learning Center

techlearning

FreshGrade the portfolio and assessment platform announces its Professional Learning Center?. Designed to give teachers flexibility with their professional development (PD), the Center offers online webinars, modular courses, and customizable PD options to streamline educators’ FreshGrade’s practice. Many webinars are led by teachers, whose personal-professional experience with FreshGrade connects them with other platform adopters.

#DitchSummit: The FREE Netflix of online professional learning

Teacher Tech

Binge on FREE #DitchSummit video presentations in December A Guest Post by Matt Miller What if you had access to a sort of Netflix for really good online professional development? The post #DitchSummit: The FREE Netflix of online professional learning appeared first on Teacher Tech. Draw Google Homework ditchsummit online professional development

MobileMind Launches the Industry’s First Crowd-Sourced Professional Learning Hub: MobileMind Community

eSchool News

ATLANTA— MobileMind , the modern professional learning hub for schools, has launched MobileMind Community, the industry’s first competency-based, crowd-sourced PD platform.

MindSpark Learning® Acquires Couragion to Disrupt the Landscape of Workforce Development, Career Literacy, and Professional Learning

eSchool News

— MindSpark Learning ® (MindSpark ), a nonprofit that delivers extraordinary and sustainable learning experiences for educators and professionals, announced today the acquisition of Couragion , a leading provider of STEM career literacy and workforce development solutions.

A 5-Step Plan to Improve Professional Learning in Your School

ED Surge

We must commit to creating meaningful, purposeful professional learning experiences for our educators. We must commit to creating meaningful, purposeful professional learning experiences for our educators. How can we make learning more relevant for them?

edWeb.net Wins 2 SIIA CODiE Awards for Professional Learning and Collaboration

edWeb.net

edWeb.net Wins 2022 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution for Educators and Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers. ” edWeb.net has provided a free professional social network and professional learning edWebinars for over 10 years.

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

edWeb.net

Teachers entered the profession with very limited access to people with expertise – they could befriend veteran teachers, ask their department chair or administrator, or read educational journals when presented with a problem. The truly lucky ones had access to relatives or close friends who could share tips and tricks to get a rambunctious class under control, deal with difficult parents, or design a cool bulletin board.

mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

Educators have been tasked with pivoting from in-person to remote learning more than once in many districts across the country. mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators. About mindSpark Learning.

District Model for Online Professional Learning: Spencerport School District

edWeb.net

The Spencerport School District (NY) was looking for a professional learning solution for some of their teachers who can’t stay after hours for face-to-face PD because of family responsibilities. Blended Learning. Student-Centered Learning/Voice. Online Learning.

District Model for Online Professional Learning: Spencerport School District

edWeb.net

The Spencerport School District (NY) was looking for a professional learning solution for some of their teachers who can’t stay after hours for face-to-face PD because of family responsibilities. Blended Learning. Student Centered Learning/Voice. Online Learning.

New Mexico Public Education Department Names Curriculum Associates to Its High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List for 2021

eSchool News

July 6, 2021— The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics and Ready Reading programs to its High-Quality Professional Learning (HQPL) Marketplace List for 2021. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

How Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

To support educators in accessing quality and relevant professional learning tools at the beginning of the pandemic, we curated a list of micro-credentials that could be earned with a remote or hybrid classroom. Are the majority of links and resources free to access?

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Faced with implementing new standards and inquiry-based instruction for over 180 school districts and over 30,000 social studies teachers with a department of two people, the social studies team at the Georgia Department of Education turned to virtual learning communities on edWeb.net to reach Georgia teachers and leaders. The impact on student learning. What they’ve learned over the past two years as they start year three. How do you know it’s impacting student learning?

Professional Learning: Using Video to Provide Feedback (Teaching Learning Leading K12 Podcast)

Edthena

On this episode of the Teaching Leading Learning K-12 Podcast, Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller talked with Steve Miletto talked about all things professional learning, including how video is changing the game for giving educators feedback about their teaching.

Latest Updates to Discovery Education’s Flexible K-12 Platform Keeps All Learners Connected to Engaging Content, Instructional Strategies, and Professional Learning

eSchool News

Discovery Education today announced a series of updates to its flexible, award-winning K-12 learning platform that will keep teachers and students connected to the service’s engaging content, instructional strategies, and professional learning resources wherever learning is taking place.

New AI Coach by Edthena Expands Access to Coaching for All Teachers

eSchool News

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2022) – Edthena is revolutionizing teacher professional learning with the AI Coach platform. Edie asks teachers about their professional goals, and then teachers analyze and reflect on videos of their classroom instruction by adding time-stamped comments.