Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today we talk to an award-winning French teacher turned Instructional Technology Program Manager who can help us understand the pitfalls and possibilities of successful implementation. Blog: [link] Twitter: @NicoleNaditz.

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Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. I'm going to bet we can all recall a meeting or boring PD we had to endure.

How Micro-Credentials Support Professional Learning

edWeb.net

All educators are lifelong learners, whether they’re figuring out how to incorporate the latest edtech device into their lessons or researching bios on NBA players to help a reluctant reader. First, the unit is developed around a clear learning goal.

Professional Learning School Leaders Need and Deserve

A Principal's Reflections

During my ten years as a school leader I dreaded professional development days in my district. I am not sure any educator looks forward to these monotonous experiences (developed under the guise of learning!) We are excited to invite you to join us in Nashville this February.

YOUTUBE, TOILETS AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

Battelle for Kids

on a website called How To Fix a Toilet and Other Things We Can’t Do Without Search. P21 BlogLast year Google News Lab collaborated with designer Xaquín G.V.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on Episode 508 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun!

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Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

This past weekend, I had the honor and privilege to travel with Buncee to Teach Your Heart Out in Miami, Florida. I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

The GaDOE Social Studies Department and three of their virtual specialists presented an edWebinar on their three-year journey in creating and maintaining virtual learning communities for social studies for every grade level and course from K through 12. How they did it.

How to Use Augmented Reality in Language and Literature Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

TW Williamson on Episode 452 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast TW Williamson, an educator in Taiwan, shares how he is helping literature and language teachers use augmented reality (AR) in their classrooms. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. to create a device that blocks cell phone signals).

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Clair on episode 540 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sherry St. Targeted to both administrators, instructional coaches, and technology coaches – Sherry has five practical ideas to get us started. Listen to Sherry St.

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, has launched PowerUp , a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. To facilitate robust opportunities for personal and authentic learning, the PowerUp Initiative has provided all high school students and teachers with 1:1 laptops and access to digital content through the HUB, a district-wide learning management system. Lessons Learned.

My Rewind – A Professional Learning Journey

Fractus Learning

To add a little fun component to my professional learning journey, I decided to create a video that includes moments I’ve had over the past year , or so. I also added quotes and sayings to the video that are meaningful to me.

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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How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Angela Stockman in episode 99 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This is going to be fun! Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Blog: [link].

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Why being in a Professional Learning Network (PLN) is essential for the growth of a 21st century teacher.

Linways Technologies

A community, in this sense, would be a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for teachers. It is a community that exists on mutual share and learn of information. The learning happens in the form of feedback, insights, documentation, new contacts, or new business opportunities.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. So, what we have doesn’t seem to be working. She read them to us. Others learn by hearing.

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Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Bray on episode 174 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Barbara Bray talks about personalizing learning in the classroom. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. So how can we do that?

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Early Learning Educators Lead the Way with Professional Learning Webinars

edWeb.net

Who is participating the most in professional learning webinars? They hosted 260 professional learning webinars in 2016 that were viewed by 165,000 educators – an average of 635 educators per webinar. Join the Early Childhood Learning Solutions community.

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Crystal Koenig on episode 72 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She uses it to organize her students, clubs, and so many things. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

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Blogging for Educators

MiddleWeb

Why blog? Starr Sackstein provides lots of reasons in her book, Blogging for Educators: Writing for Professional Learning. Sackstein also shows how to set up a blog.

Making the Most of Your Online Professional Learning in the Digital Age

The 21st Century Principal

“Most successful teachers learn from a combination of resources, including local communities, virtual communities, and research,” writes Kristen Swanson in her new book Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator’s Guide to User-Generated Learning.

5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards

The CoolCatTeacher

Patti Duncan on episode 275 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards.

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5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Dyane Smokorowski on episode 195 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Smoke” talks about what makes excellent professional development. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. They’re reading to us.

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How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? That title belongs to Kristen Swanson, whose job is to develop trainings for its employees and to help explain the messaging tool to customers around the globe. It’s an unusual approach to explaining a product to the uninitiated. “We Pull Learning'.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich on episode 192 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn how she uses this tool. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

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8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. The best teachers begin counting up the time remaining to make a difference in the lives of their kids. And how can you join their ranks?

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

NeverEndingSearch

It occurs to me that so many of my best ideas come from the blogs of others. As often as not, those blogs live outside of the school library world. In no particular order, here’s a very personal selection of blogs/bloggers I couldn’t live without.

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Shoot, I Did It Again: 3 More Ways to Implement Video in Professional Learning

Edsurge

More and more schools and organizations are wanting to integrate video as a professional learning tool for teachers. At Edthena , a video coaching and professional learning platform, we work with many organizations working with video for the first time. A common concern for administrators and teachers is the how-to of integrating video into their culture of practice. Coaches end up providing more feedback to teachers with a more efficient process.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 129 with Angela Stockman on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop.

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. It is based on the visual below that was created by Sylvia Duckworth and adapted from “ 8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom “ ). Connected Learning. We need to do less, better.

How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. We can now insert audio in Google Slides–this can be voice, music, narration, sound effects, any type of audio you have access to or want to create.

Getting the Most from Collaboration Tools

edWeb.net

There are many tools that allow educators and administrators to talk to each other, but to take advantage of edtech’s promise, they should also be able to use the tool to work together on the same projects. What do they want to accomplish?

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Create an Interest List for Professional Learning on Facebook

EdTechSandyK

I was asked to be a guest this evening on the Tightwad Teacher podcast. In prep for the podcast, I created a little tutorial on how to create an interest list on Facebook to leverage Facebook for professional learning. I''ve blogged about Facebook for professional learning in the past, but I think the recent addition of interest lists to Facebook makes this endeavor even easier.

How to Help Kids in Poverty Succeed in Life and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on episode 84 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Click here to download the transcript or scroll down to read it on this page. Blog: [link].

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How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! How to Plan an Awesome Book Study!

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How to Design Google PD That Works!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Design Google PD That Works! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A Framework for Professional Learning with G Suite. I’ve learned a lot of lessons as a Google trainer, A LOT! How to Design Google PD That Works!

How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s explore how we can use podcasts for professional learning and get credit for it! How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts!

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

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 to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I’m going to show you how to create a class template in Google Classroom that can be reused over and over again. edtech #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet.