The Case for Case Studies: Success Stories for Continued Growth

A Principal's Reflections

Case studies provide a glimpse into how vision, strategic planning, and implementation drive results-oriented change. In education, they connect people to stories of how schools and districts have improved school culture and the specific steps that were taken.

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.

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

Edsurge

Microcredentials provide an opportunity for educators to pursue focused professional learning at their own pace, and on their own schedules. This online panel discussion, originally recorded on May 30, 2018, covers what you need to know and how to make the most of microcredentials. In this webinar, we’ll explore: How can teachers understand the value of microcredentials for their own personal learning?

5 Stories of Superintendent Leadership from AASA and Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Despite wielding tremendous influence in their respective school districts, the lives of superintendents can become isolated if they don’t have peers to reach out to. Superintendents profiled in the AASA-Discovery Education Case Study Series include: Kristine Gilmore.

Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

Two years ago I had the incredible opportunity to work with the entire leadership team of District 59 in Arlington Heights, Illinois for SEVEN days. We met approximately once per month from September to May. How could we make them better? How could we make them better?

Personalizing Student and Educator Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has prioritized a culture of technology-enriched student learning through its Students and Teachers Advancing Tomorrow Initiative (S.T.A.T.). is to transform BCPS into a student-centered, personalized learning environment.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices? Job Embedded Professional Development.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. While RSS skimming and short eBooks are beginning to find favor with busy teachers–and for good reason–pairing that kind of persistent content with longer-duration reads is never a bad idea.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge? It is not always easy, and we have a lot to learn as well.

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

eSchool News

Every teacher’s professional development must keep up. Like so many of us, I have been grateful throughout my life for the professionals I’ve needed to call upon for vital services and expert guidance. They deserve every opportunity to excel and grow.

Part 1: Ten Reasons for Mapping Out PBL… Scaffolds That Makes Project Based Learning Work

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It supports tested content standards and important 21st century skills while PBL providing teachers with the why and how. In this series I wish to investigate that “why” and “how” while providing some ideas and resources to support PBL planning.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

Edsurge

This case study was originally published on Getting Smart Achievement First operates a network of 32 high-performing college-preparatory, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York City. Its rigorous standards, high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development for teachers serve to support this goal. The network also piloted and uses Cortex, a next-generation learning platform developed by InnovateEDU.

So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? FAQ Answers!

Shake Up Learning

The post So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a Google Certified Trainer? If you really want to become a Google for Education Certified Trainer, listen up!

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The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Picking just fifty is no easy feat but we’ve done our best to cover the best books for teachers from five different angles. So take a browse through the list or jump direct to your area of interest. Learning Culture. The Way They Learn – Cynthia Ulrich Tobias.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have had such an enthusiastic response to this event that we have expanded the conference this year: we will start Wednesday afternoon/evening and go through Friday mid-day (US Time). We hope it gets you excited to attend!

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!

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Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. Learn more. Common Sense has been among the nation’s pivotal advocates in promoting digital citizenship and inclusion and in leading efforts to reverse the " app gap." Policymakers and industry are responding to these concerns. Learn more and register today

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. Learn more. Common Sense has been among the nation’s pivotal advocates in promoting digital citizenship and inclusion and in leading efforts to reverse the " app gap." Policymakers and industry are responding to these concerns. Learn more and register today