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.

12 Professional Learning Curriculum Buckets for Teaching and Learning with Tech

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As we think about our teachers becoming highly skilled at using technology in the classroom, we could certainly generate a very long list of skills, approaches, tools, apps, strategies, and other competences we’d like them to get good at. Make learning progressions clear?

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On Inviting Parents and Students to Professional Learning Opportunities

The Principal of Change

I advocated for having both parents and students invited and involved in professional learning days so that they can understand and have a voice in how learning opportunities are changing within our schools.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

The overhead projector began to fall out of favor in the early 2000s with advances in technology. It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity.

Hoonuit Announces Professional Learning Delivery System

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Hoonuit announces a Professional Learning Delivery System designed to help districts create personalized professional learning and deliver it equitably. Districts deploy Hoonuit professional development services in a variety of ways. To learn more, visit [link].

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

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Microcredentials provide an opportunity for educators to pursue focused professional learning at their own pace, and on their own schedules. In this webinar, we’ll explore: How can teachers understand the value of microcredentials for their own personal learning? How rigorous of an assessment is involved and is there a common definition or evaluation process? Education Technology

FreshGrade Creates Professional Learning Center to Foster Platform Proficiency

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18, 2018) – This back-to-school season, FreshGrade, the portfolio and assessment platform that deepens the conversation about learning, announces its Professional Learning C enter. The resources in the FreshGrade Professional Learning Center are invaluable for teachers.

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? 15 Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom in 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. Incorporate technology.

Maine Learning Technology Framework

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The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. Note: this is not intended to be a vision for technology, nor a general vision for school.

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

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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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Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. The Vision K-20 Professional Learning Survey provides educators and administrators with critical insight to how educators are taking online PL courses, why they take them and who provides them.”.

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).

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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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.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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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.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

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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.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. Students do need to keep learning and working, but increasing the workload will make students and parents anxious and grumpy.

New Year’s Learning Resolution – Great Way to Engage Teachers

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One of the things that has weighed on me with the new Tech Director position in Bethel is trying to figure out how to support all our staff (K-12) with coaching, professional learning, and support for learning through technology. Professional Learning

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

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.

Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning

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edWeb.net , an award-winning professional learning network, today joined forces with Pearson on its professional learning community, Assessment for Learning. Attendees can visit Pearson School Assessment at booth 956.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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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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Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

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We have so many great opportunities in our area, including Exxon Mobil, Lamar University, and Lamar Institute of Technology right in our own backyard. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Social-Emotional Learning.

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. Getting these design elements into a teacher’s current curriculum demands that teachers create professional habits around Replacement Thinking. In a nutshell, those considerations include: Students must demonstrate what they’ve learned.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

Schoology launches Assessment Management Platform

eSchool News

Schoology Assessment Management Platform, or AMP, integrates learning management and assessment in one system, bringing together student learning experiences with comprehensive assessment and actionable reporting. Utilize new, technology enhanced item types.

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

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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.

How Can Tech Coaches Help Teachers Embrace Technology Integration Challenges?

TeacherCast

Are your teachers struggling with Technology Integration? In fact, for many tech coaches, the very thought of doing what they are professionally brought into a district to do is a daunting task. What can we as Tech Coaches do to help teachers embrace their technology challenges?

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

eSchool News

Homegrown online assessments prove invaluable to one district. Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. At Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD), we began the transition to online assessment more than three years ago.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. But is technology the key to their success? Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. and technology?

A Plain English Instructional Model

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We’ve been working hard to help Maine’s schools adopt a “More Verbs, Fewer Nouns” stance when thinking about the technology in our schools. That model includes the following components: Tech for Foundational Knowledge: How can we help students learn the basics?

Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

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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. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.