Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. Nearly 60 percent of participating survey respondents said they enrolled in online professional learning in the past year.

What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning.

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What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning.

5 Tips to Make Professional Learning Fun

Leadership Lounge

There is no question that professional development for educators is imperative, but the last thing teachers want to do is participate in bad professional development. Here are five tips to conducting great professional learning for your faculty: 1.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

Over 20 teachers recently celebrated their learning as part of their work with an action research course. Organizing and analyzing student assessment results was viewed as a necessary part of their practice, instead of simply a district expectation. She learned what not to do.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

Over 20 teachers recently celebrated their learning as part of their work with an action research course. Organizing and analyzing student assessment results was viewed as a necessary part of their practice, instead of simply a district expectation. She learned what not to do.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning.

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. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

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.

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. .

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edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning.

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? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Should Schools Be Asking Teachers To Self Assess Their Tech Skills And If So … what Would That Look Like?

TeacherCast

In order to personalize professional learning for your teachers, one of the first things to do is assess the skills of staff members. There are plenty of opportunities where a simple survey can yield great results. The question that often comes up is “what should a technology self assessment look like?” While you are here, don't forget to download a free copy of our Instructional Technology Self Assessment below.

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

In 2017, we partnered with Google and EdTechTeam to launch the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a classroom-based coaching program with the goal of increasing educational equity and the impactful use of technology. What did we learn about coaching trends in the U.S.?

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The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

How Schools Can Prepare for a Very Different Kind of School Year

Edsurge

Equity and access have been huge concerns with remote learning, to the extent that some districts have not permitted online learning to be their primary approach. EdWeek recently conducted a survey asking teachers how they plan to make up for lost time during the pandemic.

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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 ).

Inclusive Schools Week Giveaway with Brookes Publishing

edWeb.net

For Inclusive Schools Week , which took place from December 5th to 9th, Brookes Publishing , sponsor of the Teaching All Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms professional learning community (PLC) on edWeb.net , celebrated with a five-day giveaway.

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For Schools, Time Was Already Scarce. Here’s What They’ll Need to Restart in Fall.

Edsurge

Before they can think about welcoming back students, schools will need to prepare for the new year with tighter budgets and a better way to support distance learning, among other seemingly endless questions. Student Assessment By now (mid-June), nearly every school in the U.S.

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

In spring 2019, we collected nearly 350 survey responses from stakeholders working in all levels across public schools. The survey also asked respondents how much progress their school or district has made toward addressing each challenge. Social-emotional learning (#2).

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

Using available micro-credentials from Digital Promise, each educator can create a personalized professional development plan that builds on the expertise they feel they most need in the classroom and in our schools. Learn more about our work.

Four Reasons Why Students—and Teachers—Need SEL Embedded Into School All Day, Every Day

Edsurge

It’s no secret that educators who champion the whole-child approach also laud social and emotional learning (SEL) for its scientifically linked success in creating a productive, positive, less stressful school climate. Watch a sample professional development video lesson.

Literacy Leadership: Expecting (and Embracing) Conflict

Reading By Example

So far, half the teachers have taken the beliefs survey. My prediction is this number will be reduced after everyone has taken the survey. I’ve come to learn professional conflict can be a source of professional learning.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. ClassTag surveyed more than 1,200 U.S.

STEM teaching toolkit supports deeper learning

eSchool News

A new STEM teaching toolkit from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) aims to improve curriculum design through authentic, collaborative, project-based learning experiences.

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COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

Edsurge

Knowledge work has moved online as professionals work remotely. In a 2018 survey of hiring leaders , we found that online pre-hire assessment was the single most likely “disruptor” of the reliance on degrees in hiring, followed by simulation-based hiring.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Key takeaways from the 2019 national survey include: The U.S.

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7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education

Edsurge

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have long supported teachers in their career development, but with the help of technology, they’re now transforming education itself. Often, PLC groups take the lead in creating curriculum, resources, or assessments.

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In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Where Schools Need to Focus Their Ed Tech Efforts

EdTech Magazine

This means that administrators can’t see what has produced better learning outcomes for students as a result of their purchases.”. A recent survey found hidden costs from implementing ineffective technology solutions can be as high as $220 per student. . Inspecting the difference between schools with higher and lower student outcomes, higher-performing schools were much more likely to focus on tools that promoted student collaboration, assessments and games.

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

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.

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

Edsurge

As increasing demands on teachers’ time are coupled with the need for remote learning resources, online PD has emerged as an important tool to address new challenges. Five Free Distance Learning PD Sessions. Remote Learning: Administrator Strategies.

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Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Building and Sustaining a Strong Math Culture

edWeb.net

Surveys have shown that it’s not only the students who may have a negative attitude toward math. Instead, David recommends a professional learning and planning approach that engages educators in active learning, which they can then share and perpetuate in the classroom.

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