How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

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.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. How would you design lessons so that you were learning about your students during the lesson? Learning

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. How would you design lessons so that you were learning about your students during the lesson? Learning

Does your district need this innovative App Approval Tool?

eSchool News

Evans was brought in as Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to institute change processes that resulted from a needs assessment. Professional development and planned obsolescence for devices were outlined in the strategic plan as prioritized strategies. To help make the change as smooth as possible, OPS placed an emphasis on digital citizenship through professional learning, as well as the development of a new device deployment strategy and an innovative App Approval Tool.

50 Awesome Books for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 50 Awesome Books for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. And my professional learning bookshelf is always full as well as my Kindle app! Thanks for supporting the free resources on Shake Up Learning! Shake Up Learning. The Hyperdoc Handbook. The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve. Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading (Classroom Strategies) .

Achieving Equity Through Systems, Strategies, and Educational Justice

edWeb.net

In a diverse school district with more than 20 schools and 23,000 students, providing an equitable opportunity for every student to learn and grow is not an easy task. As a life-long learner, Dr. Khedam pursues academic and spiritual learning every day. By Robert Low.

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Not every professional development book is made equal. In every book on this list, the main focus is on the four C’s and putting student learning first.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. They discussed how adjusting student combinations, adapting teaching methods, and preparing students for group learning can lead to successful outcomes. This helps students avoid labels and learn to work with all of their peers.

Free edTPA Tools Support Teacher Candidates and Programs

Edthena

We came to this work via our existing partners who were already using edTPA, and they asked us to build a solution that went well beyond offering a way to download the edTPA handbooks. Our portfolio builder is set up such that the instructions from the edTPA handbook are available for each task part. Our task parts are configured to only accept the file types allowed per the assessment specification.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Learning Culture. Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – Ken Robinson. Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. The Way They Learn – Cynthia Ulrich Tobias.