How Micro-Credentials Support Professional Learning

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The goal of micro-credentials, according to Younge, is to capture the educator demonstrating these skills and provide their schools with evidence of the professional learning. While not a traditional learning module, micro-credentials have several characteristics in common.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

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3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

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Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE).

LEARN with Marginal Syllabus (January): Generative Principles for Professional Learning for Equity-Oriented Urban English Teachers

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Our January reading for Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN investigates the experiences of three early-career secondary English teachers in urban settings who sought professional development opportunities to support teaching for social justice. At the same time the teachers were putting this assessment to work in their classroom practices, they all took on roles and identities of knowledge producers. January Topic: Professional learning for equity-focused teaching.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. Students do need to keep learning and working, but increasing the workload will make students and parents anxious and grumpy.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

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Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. They can document their individual learning pathways independently.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

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Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Like all districts in Texas, we live and die through accountability ratings based on how our students perform on the state’s STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests.

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The Case for Coaching Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Initially, I resisted but then decided that this could be an excellent opportunity to connect with more kids and hopefully in the process pass along some of the life lessons that I learned from my former coaches. Coaching educational leadership Leadership professional learning

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe.

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Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

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and Symon Hayes of Altitude Learning explained how using a learner-centered process prepares administrators and teachers to implement the same approach with their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

Update from readingbyexample.com: An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

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Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12 , on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. For more information about this professional learning opportunity , click here.

Why Becoming an NBCT May Be Right for You

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Articles Professional Learning Amber Chandler Amber Rain Chandler assessment benefits components cost financial support leadership National Board Certification NBCT portfolios professional development teacher leadership

Use These Two Tools in the Classroom for Communication, Assessment, and More

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Meanwhile, Edulastic provides an easy way to create formative assessments and analyze data. They may already be using an app to keep up with parents, an online tool to have students record and send in answers to questions, or a learning management system to have students turn in assignments.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

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In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others.

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5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

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The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. Subgroups Matter: Even though demographic data is collected for assessments, constituents often just look at the overall, aggregate score as an indicator of success or failure.

Texas’ Abilene Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Grow Middle School Teacher Capacity

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-Implementation of New Professional Development Model to Help Educators Evolve Their Classroom Practice to Meet the Continuously Changing Needs of Today’s Classrooms - Silver Spring, Md. These approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Best Year Ahead- Making your Teaching Something Special

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They simply assessed the situation, processed what they did know, then tried their best to make the most of it until it made sense. As the learning and accountability continued to shift more and more into the hands of our students throughout the year, it was apparent that our focus on our 21st Century Learning Skills translated far past just the activity or lesson we were applying it to for the day. Have your Best Year Yet like Tyler and join our professional learning!

Making Your Teaching Something Special: 50 Simple Ways to Become a Better Teacher

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When you finish reading (or now), have a look at Hurley’s non-profit nextvista.org and get your students involved in creating high-quality learning resources that can be used by others. I imagine any educator would agree that building positive (yet professional) relationships with students is critical to student success. How do we quickly learn names and deal with feeling embarrassed about forgetting? professional learning network). Article EdTechTeam Press

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

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The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning.

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Achieving Professional Growth Through Micro-credentials

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When I embarked on the journey of reviewing micro-credentials for the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation , I was excited and honored to be a part of what I believe is an incredible initiative to provide educators more personalized professional learning.

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Subscriber Special: July

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Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. 40+ Hall of Fame tech ed articles.

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Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

At one point or another, we have all used the time excuse when it comes to our professional work. First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

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This article originally appeared on Edutopia. 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.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

The 6 Truths Of Effective Educators

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6 Truths of Effective Teachers View Their Teaching As A Science And An Art- Most educators, early on in their career, have had one of those moments, at the end of a long successful day, realizing that they learned more in those 8 hours than in their previous 4 years of higher education. Effective Educators are never satisfied with where they are in their practice and are constantly seeking to figure out the best ways to teach and the best ways students learn.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

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The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Your Personal Learning Network.

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Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Standards

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I do hope you enjoy this content driven article. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! 15 Ideas To Ensure That Project Based Learning Is Grounded In Content And Standards.

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

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Recently, Education Week published an article describing culturally-questionable activities and language found in Studies Weekly , a social studies curriculum used by more than 13,000 schools across the country. Are we requiring DEI professional learning and development for our team members?

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

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EdClusters18 brought together nearly 100 leaders from more than 20 regions and 48 organizations across the country working to advance future-facing teaching and learning. Remake Learning Network (Pittsburgh). Learn more about the conversation in this EdWeek article.

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Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring your own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum and game-based learning! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community