5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

But conferences would not make it on my Top Ten Reasons I Like to Teach list. This is how they act in class. This is what they should be doing to improve.” And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. In fact, we should use this technology to our advantage and add more ways that teachers and parents can work together face-to-face in helping every student succeed.

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Weekend Reading: July 31 Edition

ProfHacker

Here are a few links to give you something to think about or talk about (or both) over the weekend. “ From Gamergate to Cecil the Lion, Internet mob justice is out of control.” The Atlantic provides a look at “competency-based education.”

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Want to learn more?

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K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies. Engaging students and personalizing instruction with technology requires IT and instructional experts to work effectively , together, outside of their traditional silos. How do you get that done?

Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

Ask a Tech Teacher

An option several school districts I converse with are trying is called “mastery-based learning” — MBL. When I read this article about it, I got pretty excited. Learning is personalized, based on school standards. What is Standards-based Grading?

Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

edWeb.net

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. discussed how the approach had worked successfully in the Futures Academy network of schools.

The Five Stages of Mastery Learning

Turning Learning On Its Head

Lately I have been thinking about how flipped learning, mastery learning, and competency based learning (CBL) intersect. I believe that implementing a Flipped Mastery approach is a practical way to personalize learning for each kid.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.