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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. Think about Professional Development, specifically technology-related PD.

edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Report prepared by Cambridge Learning Group. Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa relies on edWeb.net to support its professional development program for teachers. Active learning through structured online activities and classroom application.

Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

Odysseyware, a provider of customizable online courses for K-12 education, announced the launch of its School Transformation Series. These models are ushering in a new era of personalized learning pathways, teacher empowerment, and student choice. News Professional Development

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. on March 13, 2015 with inspiring educators from around the country. What is Digital Learning Day? Why Support Digital Learning Day?

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. in gifted education and an M.S.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. 20 NEW Ways to Use Google Classroom.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. You’ve been teaching for twenty years, but now your Principal wants technology integrated into your classroom.

5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves

Edsurge

So why is it still the most common form of professional development for teachers across the country? we found that both teachers and administrators value the same things in professional development—and it’s not sitting and getting. Even though educators acknowledge the weaknesses of presentation-based professional development, 80 percent of teachers still participate in a sit and get each year. Teachers value learning most when it comes from other teachers.

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 ). Job Embedded Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning.

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A School Leader’s Guide to Using edWeb for Personalized Teacher PD

edWeb.net

To provide the best possible teaching and learning environment, school leaders need to provide their teachers with professional learning opportunities that are personalized and engaging. Schools and districts can use edWeb to create private communities for collaboration.

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Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Connected Educator Month - Week One's Amazing Schedule!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connected Educator Month kicks off this week, and serving as a consultant to the event with significant responsibility especially for this week''s events, I humbly think you''re going to be BLOWN AWAY by the opportunities to learn and participate. Connected Educator Month is a U.S.

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

eSchool News

A new era of professional development is sweeping into districts across the country, and just in time. We’ve augmented our professional development program with an online video coaching platform for classroom observation through one-on-one coaching and collaborative study teams.

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Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and 2nd, are the kickoff days for the 2013 Connected Educator Month (CEM). From Twitter to Facebook and Pinterest to Vine (hey--what about Classroom 2.0 ?!),

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. Showing a growing trend in the field, this year’s FETC brought more educators than ever before – almost 10,000 school professionals, from superintendents and principals, to instructional technology coaches and classroom teachers.

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Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. Interest-driven learning can be really valuable.

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ISTE Launches ISTE U to Help Teachers, Leaders Build Digital Competencies

techlearning

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is beginning enrollment today for ISTE U , an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] ISTE partnered with D2L to use the BrightSpace learning management system (LMS) to power ISTE U. Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level. ?

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Speakers, presenters and public from all over the world talking, showing and listening about education. Catalina Valenzuela "Loved the chance to learn, share and grow both as an educator and as a person who wants to stay abreast of changes and innovation." Effie Kyrikakis "An awesome gathering of educators from all over the world with valuable contributions to improve education as a whole. A fantastic demonstration of a global learning event."

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Ubiquitous access to technology means that acquiring knowledge is no longer dependent solely on a classroom teacher. Technological tools are integrated into the lives of today’s students and they want those same tools integrated into their educational experiences.

Asked and Answered: 6 Common Questions About Getting Started With Video Coaching

Edsurge

Video coaching is no longer a professional development buzzword or novelty, in part because of the accessibility of devices in today’s world makes it a convenient choice for educators looking to improve their practice. Their collaborative learning is powered by the video evidence of their own classrooms. The following excerpt provides a sampling of the advice educators will find to help them get started with the process of recording video.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. Bailey, educator, author, and founder, Conscious Discipline .

The Global Leadership Summit - Streaming Live Today from Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and NGOs committed to educating students for a diverse, global society. Receive resources and generate new ideas that can help you make immediate changes in your educational context.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

edWeb.net

Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks.

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How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical.

How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

From December 4th to 10th, educators and students around the world will be participating in the Hour of Code, an annual event that takes place during Computer Science Education Week, and is designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical.

Learning Walks : One District’s Plan to Implement Instructional Rounds for Maximum Impact

The PL2C Blog

When professionals share their talents and skills, they help the whole school develop a collective wisdom.”. ~ Robert Marzano. Today’s educators work hard to balance both the increasing demands of blended and digital learning and the best curriculum and instruction for their students. This collaborative practice is based on the medical model or rounds. In the Classroom: Observe. Engaging teachers in classroom walkthroughs.

Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right? I want them to be positive, collaborative learning communities, where ideas are shared and staff walks away energized. The staff meeting focus is now one of instruction, professional learning and sharing.

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell announced the debut of three new, interactive display products, purpose-built for active learning, classrooms and conference rooms at ISTE 2016.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED. TeachDoNow is a free, collaborative learning experience offered by KQED this summer in partnership with Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. It often refers to the gathering and contextualizing of OER to replace expensive traditional texts and to include them in learning management systems.