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25 professional learning conversation stations

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past Thursday I created 25 professional learning ‘conversation stations’ for my principal licensure students. I printed them all out and spread them around our classroom (which is a school library). We learned a lot and had some awesome conversations together!

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.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

The GaDOE Social Studies Department and three of their virtual specialists presented an edWebinar on their three-year journey in creating and maintaining virtual learning communities for social studies for every grade level and course from K through 12. The impact on student learning.

Inquiry Based Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

What if we created professional learning opportunities that were not only engaging, but also empowered educators in the change process? If you do “Inquiry Based Learning” in your professional learning, I would love for you to leave a link in the comments.).

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.

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.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 1)

The Principal of Change

Over two years ago, I wrote “ 8 Things To Look for in Today’s Classroom ”, and more recently, Sylvia Duckworth created the above visual that has been shared numerous times. To be honest with you, professional learning in many cases needs an overhaul.

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.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. It is based on the visual below that was created by Sylvia Duckworth and adapted from “ 8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom “ ). Connected Learning. EDCAMP professional learning day.

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom

Educator Innovator

Project Zero’s Agency by Design team is developing documentation and assessment tools for maker-centered learning and “maker empowerment”, which they see as the key to ensuring that the maker movement secures a long-term place in education and pedagogy. From 2012 to 2015, the Agency by Design research team explored the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. It’s only free if you have a G Suite for Education account. Designed by Freepik.

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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. Here are 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers by Teachers!

Empowering Educators of Refugees as Teachers and Learners

Digital Promise

Educators are fundamentally learners, as well as masters of assessing and adjusting learning opportunities. Unfortunately, most learning opportunities offered are static, prescriptive, or limited (and limiting)—not contextualized, personalized, or responsive.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

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.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Tholfsen said that “across the board, reading unlocks everything else in education.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom + Meaningful Feedback = Winning Combination! In this post, we will explore ways to give meaningful feedback in Google Classroom. Shake Up Learning 2019.

Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom with Chromebooks

EdTechTeam

Do you want to add your Bitmoji to a document in Drive? Students can create, edit and publish videos, images, documents, projects and more. Kate is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and is a Certified PBL Teacher in Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute.

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.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. Educators across the country are addressing challenges and building solutions that work for their communities with big results. Learn more: ISTE Feature.

Quickly Turn Comments into Clear Professional Goals with New Edthena Commitments

Edthena

And somewhere within this busy schedule, teachers are also participating in professional learning to continually increase their effectiveness. Our own desire is to help teachers take these next steps from good idea to in-classroom action.

Common Classroom Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

edWeb.net

Not having a seating chart on day one: This is the teacher’s opportunity to exercise their authority from the beginning while also learning students’ names and the dynamics of the room. and TechTools for the Classroom communities on edWeb.net.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Since President Obama’s ConnectED announcement in 2013 in Mooresville, NC , there has been more than $10 billion committed as part of the five-year program to transform American education. Each student learned how to create brushes from words related to their subject matter.

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Annotate, Collaborate, and Learn with Marginal Syllabus and Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator is very excited to announce a new partnership with Marginal Syllabus. Starting in April, Educator Innovator will host a dynamic opportunity for open learning via author partnerships, annotathons (more on these below!), The founders of Marginal Syllabus aim to advance educator professional development about education in/equity through the use of participatory learning technologies. We look forward to learning with you!

5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

Show Sponsor: PowerSchool This summer, PowerSchool announced the Unified Classroom. The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher’s grade book, learning management system, student information system, and assessment in one powerful platform with just one log in.

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Across the United States and around the world, educators are being called on to help their students prepare for futures in an increasingly computational world. However, there are still many more educators who do not feel comfortable with computational thinking concepts than those who do.

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Texas’ Abilene Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Grow Middle School Teacher Capacity

techlearning

-Implementation of New Professional Development Model to Help Educators Evolve Their Classroom Practice to Meet the Continuously Changing Needs of Today’s Classrooms - Silver Spring, Md. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom.

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Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom (Shake Up Challenge!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom (Shake Up Challenge!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Is Your Classroom Static or Dynamic? Learning doesn’t have to end when the bell rings. A Google Doc is a living document.

Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Bring STEM Education to the District

techlearning

August 28, 2018) – Florida’s Franklin County School District (FCSD) announced today that it is teaming up with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on a new initiative supporting STEM education across the district.

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Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

My heart sunk when I thought about how this space - a cemetery - resembled the first classroom learning environment that I had created for my first class of fourth graders. These classrooms are seemingly suffering from what I’ll coin, “The Cemetery Effect”.

Hope of a Black – Latino Educator (Evolution)

The Jose Vilson

You jog up the next set of stairs into your classroom. Prep period, professional learning community time. You close your documents, read your e-mails, clean your students’ desks, and close the classroom door. Not classroom teaching. Come here.

Use These Two Tools in the Classroom for Communication, Assessment, and More

edWeb.net

In an age where students seem to be attached to tech, why not take that as an educational opportunity? Teachers are bombarded regularly with new digital tools for their classrooms. Have students send in a kind of KWL chart (know, want to know, learned) in any subject.

Back to school for teachers – My tips for a digital classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

With the start of the 2017 school year just around the corner, it’s time for teachers to get ready for a new year full of innovative and future-focused learning opportunities for their students. Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is amazing.

Google Certified Educator Capacity Matrix (Level 1)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Educator Capacity Matrix (Level 1) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Certified Educator Capacity Matrix (Level 1). Use This Capacity Matrix to Prepare for the Google Certified Educator Exam! Advanced : I can apply this in my classroom.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

techlearning

- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

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Illinois’ School District 54 Selects Discovery Education to Support Multi-Year Strategic Plan

techlearning

- Chicago-Area School System Combining Digital Content and Professional Learning to Create Innovative STEM Learning Experiences for All Students- Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education’s STEM Connect will serve as a key component of SD54’s new STEM curriculum.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education’s STEM Connect enhances core curriculum and brings STEM to life in classrooms.

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New York’s Yonkers Public Schools Joins Forces with Discovery Education to Create Culture of Student Inquiry Districtwide

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Streaming Plus Digital Resources Will Help Create Immersive Learning Experiences in All 39 District Schools- Silver Spring, Md. Through this new partnership, teachers in all 39 YPS schools will receive access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus.