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What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Teachers are constantly engaging with others—students, parents, and colleagues—yet they are the only ones with a complete understanding of their classrooms and practices. Other times, I would stick some student work in my professional portfolio and move on to the next unit.

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.

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.

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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.

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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Using edWeb.net to Connect with Pre-Service Teachers

edWeb.net

Tech4TeacherEd is a new edWeb.net community for pre-service teachers, college of education faculty, and inservice educators to share resources and ideas for integrating digital tools into the classroom. That’s why it’s important to have your 24/7 professional development.”.

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.

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources

EdTechSandyK

You don''t have to take or attend formal classes to extend your learning. Photo Source It''s summer in the northern hemisphere, which is a great time for educators to take a break from the daily bustle of teaching. Get inspired with some new approaches to try out in your classroom!

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.).

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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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more. I have been involved in learning through technology initiatives for more than 20 years. MLTI has always been about learning.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Discovery Education Launch ‘Speak Truth To Power’ In School Initiative to Engage the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders

techlearning

RFK Human Rights’ collaboration with Discovery Education will bring Speak Truth to Power to classrooms across the country with the goal of sparking a national dialogue about what it means to be a 21st century solution-seeker and human rights defender in our world today.

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

5 Advantages of Online Professional Development for Teachers

EdNews Daily

The number of teachers who participate in online professional development is rising at a faster rate than any other time in history. Today, prospective teachers can take full online degrees for certification, whether it is to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

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3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

All too often in education – whether that be at a conference, in a professional learning workshop, or even at a faculty meeting, we have become used to one person in the room being the “expert”, or the “Oz” around a particular topic. As educational.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

…very little of the work we give students in school provides them with a sense that they are making a contribution to anything other than their own educational progress toward graduation. Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. The Learning Is In The Struggle.

Lessons from a Global Design-Centered Learning Network

Digital Promise

Digital Promise Global set out to answer this question through a year-long research study in collaboration with Designs for Learning. Our research focused on the experiences of a global network of Learning Studios located across Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. What did we learn from the first year of the Learning Studios program? Blog Educators Global Research

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Student Jemar Lee explains why blended learning was ideal for him. Fully online schools.

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. Recent research shows that large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem.

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3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

This post was also a guest post for McGraw-Hill Education. While these leaders are certainly needed to help us shift our thinking and culture around teaching and learning, they should not stay the only authority on a topic for long. As educational.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming. Classroom Device Management.

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. ?

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.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. URL: www.christenseninstitute.org/education.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?

6 helpful videos for coding, STEM, and more

eSchool News

Videos have many benefits in the classroom; if they’re engaging, informative, and inspiring, they can appeal to students of different learning styles. Video: Featured on eSchool News Professional Development Resource Teaching & Learning

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Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

techlearning

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

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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.

Participant Perspectives: Constance Seibert

Educator Innovator

Our partner, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s free online Learning Differences course aims to help teachers better understand and meet the needs of all learners. Click here to learn more about the course and register!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

After The Workshop: PD Comes to Life at PS 176

The Innovative Educator

Innovative Educators understand the value of high-quality professional learning opportunities. They take what they learn and put it into practice in their schools and classrooms.

18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE! This course is about transforming the learning in your classroom and trying new ideas in 2018!

“Creating something new for the first time is never simple, but if you’re passionate about the ‘why’ behind the work, and can build strong relationships with all stakeholders, it will never seem like hard work.” – Meredith Roe, Australia

Daily Edventures

Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). Microsoft Innovative Educator Meredith Roe is all about collaboration. And what makes her most excited is seeing her students connecting with others – whether that’s in their classroom or beyond the four walls of their school. Roe also uses Teams to create collaborative communities for ongoing professional learning, keeping her files, resources, conversations, OneNote, favorite websites, and calls all in one place.

Check out KQED Teach – FREE Platform to Help Teachers

EdTechTeacher

We love sharing FREE things for teachers and are thrilled to let you know about a NEWonline learning platform for teachers created by KQED – an NPR and PBS affiliate in Northern California. Select stories will be published on KQED’s In the Classroom blog.

Trainers and Coaches: Unleash Your “Incredibles” Superpowers!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Traditional professional development does not model the best instructional practices that teachers need to experience in order to understand their value and transfer to classroom practice. Learn more about Superhero Facilitators.

Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

Edsurge

It’s pretty clear that very few people in education enjoy those typical sit-and-get professional development sessions. And when blended learning gets thrown into the mix, the situation gets even more complicated—what happens when educators seem afraid of products? EdSurge: I'm going to open with a really broad question… Generally, when it comes to professional learning, how do we get our staff to grow?