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.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Many of the organizations, which are listed alphabetically, have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

Included in the new report and accompanying website are case studies of success stories. This edWebinar was hosted by SETDA and sponsored by Education Networks of America (ENA) , Kajeet , Mobile Beacon , and Parana River Group.

Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. " As you start to plan your professional learning for the summer, take a look at this recommended reading list from the Common Sense Education team. Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Learning Culture. Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – Ken Robinson. Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment.

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

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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. These actions, while necessary, are not enough to address a critical and related problem: Will today's young children ever learn how to read? We sum this up in four key steps: Invest in a new system of early learning from birth through primary school.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Candidate Advanced math for the young, the very young, and the young at heart - Dr. Maria Droujkova Affinity Spaces as Learning Tools - Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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