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6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Hashtag for professional learning days (and beyond).

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

There were sessions about assessment, technology, professional development and others. What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter. Social Medi

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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn more about formative assessment.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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? Social studies teachers will adore these!

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. Self-Assessment. Self-Assessment.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. The key to change is not telling, but showing how ideas can transform teaching, learning, and leadership.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @jcorippo. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ).

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Justin Reich on episode 264 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Twitter: @bjfr.

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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.

Discovery Education’s Spotlight on StrategiesContent Now Aligned to McREL International’s Six-Phase Model for Learning

techlearning

–Alignment of Spotlight on Strategiesto Learning Model Helps Educators Identify and Implement New Tactics Supporting the Success of All Learners– Silver Spring, Md. McREL’s six-phase model was recently outlined in a McRELwhitepaper entitled Student Learning that Works , and consists of: 1.

Viva las Matematicas at CAMT 2019!

MIND Research Institute

Attendees can choose from a wide range of sessions, with topics covering technology, assessment, STEM, and working with bilingual students. Sure, It’s Personalized, But Is It Actual Learning? Beyond Instagram-worthy: Gain More Professional Learning From Social Media.

Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

techlearning

June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students. Recently, teachers requested more ways to access the high-quality content they need for teaching and learning.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

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 Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

techlearning

-New Collaboration Introduces Unique Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Targeted Professional Learning to Chilean Schools- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Education Digital Learning Flipped Classroom The Wire k12 education

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. The future, and increasingly the present, of educator professional development is predicated upon insights and resources shared within professional learning communities.

Iowa’s Buena Vista University launches new track within online Master’s Degree program powered by Discovery Education

eSchool News

Participants enrolled in its new Technology Integrationist Track will learn from BVU and Discovery Education instructors how to successfully combine educational technologies with research-based, pedagogically proven instructional strategies to create student-centered classrooms.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

techlearning

- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer appeared first on Shake Up Learning. You may recognize Pam, as she is very active on social media and serves as one of the community managers of the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group.

Random’s place in PD

The Reflective Practitioner

I found the image on the left on Twitter tonight from @techgirljenny. I love that it 100% promotes the idea of getting professional development through social media, specifically Twitter. And Jenny nails Twitter on the head – It’s daily.

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

techlearning

This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

In Utah, Governor Gary Herbert addressed his state’s teacher shortage recently with the following plea to his fellow residents via Twitter: "Consider becoming a teacher; it is a noble profession.". University of Tennessee Value-Added Research and Assessment Center.

Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

TeachDoNow is a free, collaborative learning experience offered by KQED this summer in partnership with Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. using social media tools.

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Hidden Digital Spaces Where Innovation in Education is Brewing

MIND Research Institute

In the 21st century, educators are no longer bound to the limits of geographic location for professional development opportunities. These pioneers are assessing every aspect of their classroom and school. Twitter Chats. One of my favorites is Jo Boaler’s How To Learn Math group.

Florida’s Commissioner of Education Approves the Award-Winning Discovery Education Science Techbook for Classroom Use Statewide

techlearning

In addition, the Techbook series saves teachers’ time with a comprehensive design that places model lessons, student activities and assessments at their fingertips. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The best way to find apps is to connect and learn from other teachers using apps in their classroom. Teach her how to find apps, she can facilitate learning for a lifetime.”

Indiana’s Hamilton Southeastern Schools Select Discovery Education Science Techbook for Use Across All K-12 Grade Levels

techlearning

-New Digital Textbook Empowers District Educators to Create Immersive, Real-World Learning Experiences That More Deeply Engage Students in Science- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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EdTechTeam Leadership Symposium Ohio

EdTechTeam

On March 10, 2017, at Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, OH nearly 100 educational leaders gathered for a day of learning, discovery, exploration, reflection and energy. Leaders who get the chance to be focused on their own growth for an action packed day of learning are better leaders.

Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – SULS019

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – SULS019 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to learn the top 10 secrets of being an awesome tech coach? There are so many great resources for you to excel in your coaching and consultant role, so get ready to learn!

What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

Reflection is a fundamental tenet of learning; it is also, therefore, a fundamental part of teaching. Reflection isn’t a single thing–a box to check in some elliptical cycle of learning. Professional and people. Tweet: 10 Assessment Tools For The Flipped Classroom.

Technology in Schools: What If We’ve Just Made Everything Worse

Fractus Learning

Social Media and Mobile Devices. There is no doubting that students love their devices and social media in all its forms. We have to stop giving screen time and column inches to the social media horror stories. Teacher Professional Learning.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. You have the local media, you got the state, you have everyone telling your story from their perspective, but no one was hearing about the hard work teachers were doing. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!