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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.

Join the New Facebook Education Group!

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There's a brand spankin' new Facebook Education Group and a revitalized Facebook Education page! Learn what it's all about and how to join within. Join the new Facebook Education Group ! You should also Like the official Facebook Education Page !

Pilot Implementation Results Reveal creatED Professional Learning by Crayola Energizes Classroom Instruction

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A year ago, Crayola®, the brand that inspires creativity in education, made a commitment to expand its role in education by introducing its comprehensive professional learning program for educators, creatED Professional Learning. The creatED program has enabled AEA to build capacity for teacher leadership and equip educators with skills and resources they can use to energize classrooms and spark students’ love of learning.”

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption. Facebook and social media are not going away.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE 2014 Kay L. Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional learning on Snapchat. Never stop learning. .

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

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sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. How might Stephen Douglas have used Facebook? How might Stephen Douglas have used Facebook? In the early spring, I had the chance to be part of a conversation that focused on using social media tools and strategies as part of educators’ instructional design. Is it productive to encourage the use of social media and smart devices in the classroom?

Discovery Educator Network Invites Educators Around the Globe to Attend the 2018 Fall VirtCon

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-Virtual event provides teachers and administrators new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments- Silver Spring, Md. The DEN is supported by Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms.

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Discovery Educator Network Announces 2018-2019 Leadership Council Members

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Educators Around the World Leading the Growth and Development of Discovery Education’s Professional Learning Network– Silver Spring, Md. The Discovery Education Network is supported by Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms.

How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What if I told you that you could create a class template inside Google Classroom? In 2018, Google released several significant updates to Google Classroom.

Florida’s Commissioner of Education Approves the Award-Winning Discovery Education Science Techbook for Classroom Use Statewide

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Discovery Education’s Techbooks are currently used by approximately 5.6 To date, 12 states have approved the Discovery Education Science Techbook for classroom use through their formal adoption process. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

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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.

5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Wondering how to organize Google Classroom? I decided to put this question to the Shake Up Learning Facebook group and find out what teachers are doing with this new setup.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

My book, The Relevant Educator ships today. Below is a post (thanks to the most awesome Mark Barnes) about the entire Connected Educator Series from Corwin. Enter Corwin Press and the Connected Educators Series. The Edcamp model connects educators to PD like never before.

Oprah-fy Your PD

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Hordes of teachers jumping around, crying tears of joy as you hand them little boxes with the keys to their professional development…You could even summon your own inner Oprah and run around the staff room shouting…. Innovate passion-based learning professional learning

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. In America ,” former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan often says, “ your zip code or your socioeconomic status should never determine the quality of your education. ” Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Whether providing lessons for sick kids or giving parents a weekly update on classroom activities, livestreams and podcasts offer teachers yet another way to connect with their students and families. Moreover, he’s also seen many educators use the technology for professional development.

4 terrific teacher communities for summer PD

eSchool News

The summer break is a great time for teachers to take advantage of those professional development (PD) opportunities that are hard to fit in during the school year. We put together a list of our favorite online professional learning networks (PLNs) for you to check out over the break.

Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education

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Designed to provide access to digitally immersive and educational experiences, this inaugural Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip will premiere LIVE from Itron’s Innovation Center in San Jose, Calif. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com.

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

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-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.

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

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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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6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

“We now live in a world where even twelve-year olds can create their own global classrooms around the things about which they are are most passionate,” writes Will Richardson in an essay entitled “Navigating Social Networks as Learning Tools.” Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.” Personal learning network cultivation.

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

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-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

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June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students. Recently, teachers requested more ways to access the high-quality content they need for teaching and learning.

Today's Newsletter: Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

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For those of us in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Try Connecting: Are you a connected educator? How do you develop relationships with other educators, besides the ones at your own school?

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.

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

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- 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

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- 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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Discovery Education’s Spotlight on StrategiesContent Now Aligned to McREL International’s Six-Phase Model for Learning

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–Alignment of Spotlight on Strategiesto Learning Model Helps Educators Identify and Implement New Tactics Supporting the Success of All Learners– Silver Spring, Md. Become interested in learning, 2. Committing to learning, 3. Engaging in learning, 4.

10 Ways To Naturally Support Teacher Collaboration

TeachThought - Learn better.

A recent story on The Onion , the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. That’s why educators need to join together and support one another.

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

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- 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.

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

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- 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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Does Trump’s Education Budget Even Matter?” An education IPO!

Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. Educators at both schools will also participate in the capacity building model.

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New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

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- Unique Combination of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Bolster STEAM/STEM Education in New STEAM-Focused High School and Classrooms Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. Vernon STEAM Academy and classrooms districtwide.

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Texas’ Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Long-term Strategic Plan

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Professional Learning System to Play a Key Role in Meeting the Goals of District’s Strategic Plan, Transforming Learning for Global Achievement - Silver Spring, Md. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

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–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md. EducationPlus is a non-profit, membership-driven educational service agency serving 58-member school districts in the St.

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools Expands Relationship with Discovery Education to Support STEM Education

techlearning

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) announced today it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education for 3 more years to support a new K-12 STEM strategy set for implementation in 10 district schools.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). Did you share this Raw Story story – “Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report” – or this Salon story – “Expert: Expect DeVos to resign from Trump administration”? ” (In fairness, I’m not sure what the typical work-week looks like for a Secretary of Education.).