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Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

The Growing Potential of Micro-Credentials

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk these days about micro-credentials and digital badging as a means to acknowledge professional learning of educators. Micro-credentials can be used to guide, motivate, and validate informal learning.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Empowerment and ownership need and should be associated with learning to increase relevancy, value, meaning, and outcomes. For sustainable change and innovative practices to take hold let’s evaluate the level of educator agency in our schools.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most utilized excuses in education when it comes to change is lack of time. At one point or another, we have all used the time excuse when it comes to our professional work. First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe.

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New Micro-credentials Provide Path to PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification

Digital Promise

PBS and KQED offer a set of free media literacy micro-credentials that validate media literacy skills and classroom implementation practices. These competency-based micro-credentials provide the pathway to earning certification as a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. Use Cntrl + F to Find Numbers and Words in Classroom.

Transforming Classrooms with Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

Jennifer is the director of the educator micro-credentials initiative at Digital Promise. Richards, in her fourth year in the classroom, teaches seventh grade history. Richards, Deeper Learning holds great promise for engaging her students.

Transforming Classrooms with Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

Richards, in her fourth year in the classroom, teaches seventh grade history. Richards stumbles upon the concept of Deeper Learning — the idea that through hands-on, real-world learning, students can master academic content, improve their communication, problem-solving, and collaboration skills, and ultimately become more engaged, self-directed, and confident learners. Richards, Deeper Learning holds great promise for engaging her students.

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is an educational service agency in rural southeastern Kentucky that serves 22 school districts, 134 schools, over 3,000 teachers, and more than 50,000 students. Learn more about our work.

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.

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills

EdTech Magazine

How Microcredentials Help Educators Develop New Tech Skills. In addition to their daily task of educating students, teachers must also continue to learn. Traditionally, that requires educators to take courses, whether in the classroom or online. . In efforts to make time-mandated and compliance-based professional learning efficient, technology offers microcredentialing as a vehicle for educators to pursue personal growth.

It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone

Edsurge

Across America, students are learning in new ways many of us could only imagine, tinkering, creating and experimenting in makerspaces and fab labs to solve real-world challenges. Education Technology Maker and DIY Movement

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

Brent Maddin is the Provost at the Relay Graduate School of Education, Director of TeacherSquared, and a member of the Digital Promise Micro-credential Advisory Board. Through this design work, we’re learning a few lessons: We need to support anywhere, anytime learning.

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Are you making great things happen in your classroom, school, district, or region?

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.

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Designing a System to Support Continuous Learning

Digital Promise

In the previous post, we discussed building authentic cultures of professional learning. Today, we explore one of the design principles at the heart of micro-credentials – embracing learning as continuous process. Can I learn from someone else?"

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Can Online Courses Help Fix Teacher Professional Development?

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If we have heard it said once, we have heard it said 1,000 times: Professional Development is Broken For every time we have heard that said, we have also heard suggestions on how to fix it. Online Education Professional Development TL Advisor Blog

Class Tech Tips: How-To Find Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership

techlearning

Professional development can take many forms. The most powerful professional learning is relevant and actionable. Co-Teaching Partnership As a classroom teacher, I had the opportunity to teach in a co-teaching placement.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Department of Education Secretary in October 2016.

3 Ways Districts Can Rethink Teacher Professional Development

eSpark

According to a recent study conducted by the Gates Foundation, $18 billion is spent annually on teacher professional development. The average teacher spends anywhere from 68-89 hours in professional learning a year. Tip #2: Encourage professional learning through technology.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education is changing. Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. One of the leaders in this field is Digital Promise.

Want to be a stronger digital leader?

eSchool News

In a rapidly changing world, educators have been forced to self-examine and come to terms with approaches that are inefficient and irrelevant–from outmoded ways of setting up classrooms to equating school success solely on standardized metrics. The 7 pillars of digital leadership.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. Reinventing the Classroom - Correction.

Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

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Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership.

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

MindShift

Learning science says people learn best when they apply new information to their own contexts. But these elements are rarely applied to professional development. Micro-credentials have the benefit of being rooted in classroom practice. Digital Promise ).

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to: Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services.

Announcing Global Competence Micro-credentials for Educators

Digital Promise

As educators, we have a responsibility to equip our students with the skills needed to become global citizens able to engage with the world in meaningful ways. Classroom practice should lead our students to be globally competent, with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to navigate and succeed in today’s interconnected world. We recognize that for young people to develop these skills, we must provide ways for educators to build them into their instruction.