How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

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The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. Care for educators themselves, whether through mental and emotional self-care or by creating space for professional development and learning.

Video-Powered Professional Learning (The Pulse Podcast)

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Learn more about Edthena’s start and video-powered professional learning in this conversation between Rod Murray of The Pulse podcast and Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller. And, try out Edthena’s video coaching professional learning for yourself.

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4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

Professional learning for educators comes in many flavors: Face-to-face, blended, online Content-driven, instructional practices, Edtech focused Faculty meeting, half-day, conference session If we were all to think long enough we could come up with a list of the best professional learning we've participated in and what made it great. For me it was learning where I connected to the presenter and the presentation immediately.

Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Thus, I basically just shared what my teachers and students were doing at New Milford High School (NJ) and the evidence that showed how our implementations of innovative ideas were improving student outcomes as well as teaching, learning, and leadership practices.

How Micro-Credentials Support Professional Learning

edWeb.net

All educators are lifelong learners, whether they’re figuring out how to incorporate the latest edtech device into their lessons or researching bios on NBA players to help a reluctant reader. 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.

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. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces.

Hoonuit Announces Professional Learning Delivery System

techlearning

Hoonuit announces a Professional Learning Delivery System designed to help districts create personalized professional learning and deliver it equitably. Schools and districts will be able to customize courses, assessments and learning pathways and build their own micro-credential programs. [ Districts deploy Hoonuit professional development services in a variety of ways. To learn more, visit [link].

How To Conduct a Staff Needs Assessment That Supports Your Instructional Coaching Program

TeacherCast

The Staff Needs Assessment is by far one of the most important and at the same time, most stressful part of the process in creating an EdTech Integration Plan for your school district. What is a Needs Assessment? Why is a Needs Assessment Important? Create an EdTech Menu.

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? Today, I am going to share with you 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning. If you are in a position where you deliver training and professional development to other educators, this episode is for you! Shake Up Learning 2019.

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Inadequate WIFI and the availability of computers at home for kids to use for learning caught many educators off guard. Many kids were automatically at a severe disadvantage as a result, which will most likely result in extreme learning loss and ever-widening achievement gaps.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

edWeb.net

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.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

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.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . What Are Summative Assessments Vs. Formative Assessments.

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20 K-12 edtech predictions for 2020

eSchool News

We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2020. rushed to abandon their mother tongue and learn English.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. Dr. Carolyn Brown, president and co-founder, Foundations in Learning. • Jacob Bruno, vice president of professional learning, NWEA.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” It makes math more accessible because students can make and learn from mistakes. DIY.org : According to Higgin, this is the best community in youth media and learning products.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar , complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind.

Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?

techlearning

As an educator who has built my career during the 21st Century, I've found that my fellow education professionals often classify themselves in one of two categories: Specialize in curriculum (often in one specific subject area) Specialize in technology (either as part of IT or integration) This is a mistake. Curriculum is the what, education technology (aka edtech) is the how. Edtech Defined Recently I was asked to define edtech. TL Advisor Blog curriculum edtech blo

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. What Actually Works in Edtech? He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. link] So, Tom, what actually does work in Edtech? Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? During their presentation, “Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could. First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

Checking Your Edtech Assumptions

Edsurge

This is the first in a series of articles chronicling how education leaders across the country understand the assumptions built into edtech products. And they are especially present when we build or implement technology to support teaching and learning. Discovering the right edtech is hard. Learn more about how EdSurge Concierge can help make it faster, more reliable, and tailored to your school. But how aware are educators of the assumptions behind edtech tools?

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the top. What Should Assessments “Do”? Teachers As Learning Designers.

Professional Development + Video = A Simple Equation for Effective Teacher Learning

Edthena

Is teacher learning easier than ever? Lots of things adjusted with distance teaching, but the changes to professional development for educators has actually helped it become more accessible. Prioritizing professional teacher learning?

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What does the Effective Use of EdTech Look Like?

Tom Murray

In a report entitled, “ Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook , “ FutureSource consulting projected that edtech spending worldwide will hit $19 billion dollars by 2018, up from $13 billion when measured in 2013. More specifically, research synthesis identifies three important components to successfully using technology with at-risk students: (1) interactive learning; (2) use of technology to explore and create rather than to “drill and kill;” and. (3)

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Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

edWeb.net

While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. He prescribes five tips for designing a student-centered, future-focused edtech mindset.

Teacher Professional Development to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Edthena

Just because summer is here doesn’t mean teacher professional development has to stop. Creating a personal PD plan for summer break is a great way to balance your leisure and learning this summer. Choose how you want to learn, then choose your own adventure.

The best edtech PD isn’t about technology

eSchool News

Schools and districts spend billions on edtech, even while questions continue to swirl around whether such investments yield solid returns. Few companies can reliably ensure the educational outcomes that teachers and administrators expect, and according to one estimate , only 35 percent of edtech tools purchased are actually being implemented. The promise of edtech stems, in part, from its ability to generate data that can inform instructional strategies.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Plan Professional Development with Intentionality. Social-Emotional Learning. Learn More. Learn More.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?

MIND Participates in SETDA and ECS Edtech Policy Discussions

MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute is a proud partner of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the Education Commission of the States (ECS) – two of the most prominent and important venues for edtech policy discussion. Remote Learning.

The Essential Question: Formulating a North Star to Guide Your Technology Integration Plan

TeacherCast

In this post, you will learn how to work with your school district and your instructional coaches' leadership team to formulate an “essential question” that will help guide you through the EdTech Integration Plan process. Why is an EdTech Essential Question Important?

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

on Corippo is the Chief Innovation Officer for CUE, leading CUE’s professional learning throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. CUE All-Star Professional Services. VICKI: Happy edtech tool Tuesday.

Edtech Still Doesn’t Get Diversity and We’re Tired

RafranzDavis.com

Don’t even get me started on talking about professional learning…the kind that is learner driven, accessible and aligned to what each person needs…when they need it! …and digital learning with math??? I want my son, nephews and niece to have the tools needed for much more than assessment. Welcome to the world of being black in edtech! It is the ENTIRE program and any program that serves professional learning that isn’t inclusive.