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. With a PLN, I was able to learn anytime, anywhere, from anyone I wanted for free.

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.

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. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. Perhaps the most concerning survey result is that more than half of teachers (57 percent) say they do not feel prepared to facilitate remote and online learning.

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.

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

In the case of schools, there has been a dramatic shift to remote learning that has allowed all of us to reflect on where we are, but more importantly, where we want and need to be in the near future. Through all this adversity, educators have risen to the occasion and have begun the tedious process of redefining education and what real learning really should be. Student engagement, learning, and outcomes : How will learning change in ways that better meet the needs of all learners?

Leading in a Remote Learning World

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that our teachers have done an incredible job when it comes to adapting to a remote learning world. Now more time is being spent refining plans as lessons are learned and, in some cases, are prepared for schools to be closed the remained of the year. Flexibility and an Empathetic Lens Everyone needs to understand that there is no one right way to implement remote learning. Success in a remote learning world will require bold and courageous leadership.

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

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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. The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

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In no particular order, here’s a very personal selection of blogs/bloggers I couldn’t live without. Since 2013, Jennifer Gonzales has been regularly blowing my mind with her thoughtful blend of effective classroom strategies and what’s new on the horizon that you can use in your classroom or library tomorrow. You can energize and enhance teaching and learning — and I’m here to help you get started! Kasey Bell’s Shake Up Learning.

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