The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. In March of 2009, I began to use Twitter, and it was at this time that I began to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EST #Back2SchoolChat

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning. The exchange of ideas and building of our Personal Learning Network (PLN) is part of our growth and learning.

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Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

Edsurge

The box included nametags, pens, markers, sticky notes and lanyards—the typical staples for any event. The maker kits were provided courtesy of Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit, which saw these events as “a great vehicle to introduce teachers to making,” says Josh Weisgrau, its director of learning experience design. We were talking on Twitter about having an in-person meeting,” says Hadley Fergusion, who helped organize the inaugural event.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

Edsurge

Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. These networks, often found on Facebook or Twitter, are spaces where educators around the world can meet each other to share ideas and best practices.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

Course Round-Up: Summer Learning for Educators

MIND Research Institute

Looking to learn something new this summer? Maybe you want to develop your personal learning network on social media, read a few new books , or take a course alongside other educators. Thanks to technology, we can take learning online and collaborate with educators around the country and the world. Plus, we can do many of these events or tasks in our pajamas, or even by the pool! Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools. From a growth perspective, the Personal Learning Network ( PLN ) concept has dramatically impacted countless educators across the globe.

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itslearning to host ISTE roundtable series on education practices

eSchool News

Educators point to the ability to learn from colleagues, in addition to experts, as essential for enhancing their abilities. itslearning , developer of the itslearning learning management system, is helping attendees at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo to be part of topic-specific “professional learning networks” through roundtable sessions on pedagogical best practices. Personalized Learning Roundtable. Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning.

Let's Get it Started!!! The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

MSEDTechie

True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." The SAMR model stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition The SAMR model eliminates teachers using tech just because, it allows you to evaluate why you are using the specific technology, design tasks that enable higher order thinking skills, it engages students in rich learning experiences which should ultimately impact student achievement.

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning 2.0 ( [link] ) August 20 - 24, 2012 Just announced! Learning 2.0 is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. as well as a special educational start-up "pitchfire" event. The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. It is organized in conjunction with Connected Educator Month , and the conference is based on a highly inclusive model for participation and designed to encourage peer professional development--which means we want you to come and learn from each other! as well as a special educational start-up "pitchfire" event.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England. They were surely an asynchronous form of instruction, a sort of same place - different time learning. Learning in any mode, in any place and at any time is accessible to anyone with the means to access it.

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This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile, or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. link] JOY IN LEARNING (CLASSROOM 2.0