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9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades. A comparison in the philosophies of today’s school districts yields results that falls across a continuum of who controls the learning. Learning Should be Anytime, Anywhere.

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate.com allows us to pull all of this goodness together for ourselves and for the learning communities we serve. Before we can develop students’ digital literacy, we must first equip teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

He also shares how flexible seating should go with more student voice and choice in their learning. Prepare to have your mind shift about how we sit in classrooms today! I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

Use these Powerful Video Focusing Techniques to Accelerate Teacher Learning, Encourage Deep Reflection, and Facilitate Rich Discussions

Edthena

The tools educators can use to guide viewing of instructional practice videos are called Focusing Techniques, and they are synthesized from research on teacher learning, self-reflection, and accelerated improvement. Interpret: The Key to Accelerated Teacher Learning.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Does your district’s PL measure up?

eSchool News

Is your current professional learning (PL) program aligned with the federal definition of professional learning? The Frontline Research & Learning Institute set out to answer these questions in our four-part Bridging the Gap report series.

Learner Agency : Pushing the Boundaries of Educational Possibilities in the Digital Age

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The implication is that the most transformative learning experiences will be those that are directed by the learner’s own endeavors and curiosities.”

The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

Bigman is currently a Master’s student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he studies leadership, innovation, and equity in K-12 Computer S cience education. These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS. Forty-eight states have adopted policies supporting CS education, up from thirteen just a few years ago. Rethinking the role of outsiders in education. Education Blog

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

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New Digital Course Empowers Schools with Foundational Strategies to Put Personalized Learning into Action

techlearning

24 on , ISTE’s new online professional learning hub that sources best-in-class content for educators. The course is anchored in the LEAP Learning Framework, a research-based framework that establishes the four core components of a personalized learning experience.

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In an effort to help more educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, or Google Certified Trainer, I have put together this Google Certification FAQ to answer your most frequently asked questions.

FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn All About it with this FREE Guide! Becoming Google certified was a game-changer for my professional learning and my career. Shake Up Learning 2016.

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Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

edWeb.net

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. Then, look at a correlational study, run a comparison study, and run a randomized experiment. For example, publishing the best evaluation out of five that were done will not help the market learn.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. Then, look at a correlational study, run a comparison study, and run a randomized experiment. For example, publishing the best evaluation out of five that were conducted will not help the market learn.

What's AI Without Emotional Intelligence?

Mindspark Learning

This starts with education, and it starts at a young age. Below, there are two examples of both a high and low-tech method that can contribute to the growth of EQ initiatives in your school or classroom. Interested in Bringing Google Expedition Experiences to Your School or Classroom?

How I Learned Differentiation

TeachThought - Learn better.

How I Learned Differentiation. As middle and high school student, I had few choices in learning and few opportunities for work I would have called “fun” or even worthwhile. But my learning goals should have been more focused, specific, and measureable. Learning differentiation

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Rob Lippincott, PBS PBS is working toward making more content digital (after spending over 40 years making TV educational). Examples of their initiatives include PBS TeacherLine, PBS LearningMedia, CPB Ready to Learn (PBS Kids), PBS Kids Lab (learning games). It brings a library of over 18,000 purpose-built, digital learning objects to teachers, learners, and parents. PBS LearningMedia is aimed at teaching and learning. Example: Learning modules.