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How Micro-Credentials Support Professional Learning

All educators are lifelong learners, whether they’re figuring out how to incorporate the latest edtech device into their lessons or researching bios on NBA players to help a reluctant reader. On-demand—Educators can work on the skill when they need it, and where it’s convenient.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning


One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering.

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. A Socratic seminar? Micro-credentials are truly authentic professional learning tools.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. Helping both educators and students succeed in today’s science classrooms is our top priority,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “To

Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education Announce “Super Health, Super You” National Community Health Challenge Winners


The Super Health, Super You Community Health Challenge, designed to help elementary school teachers incorporate healthy lifestyle education into their curricula, inspired elementary school students to develop new ways to help their school’s community healthfully and holistically flourish.

When the future of learning includes teacher training, too

The Hechinger Report

Teachers are routinely told they should not stand in the front of the classroom and lecture. Dynamic classrooms get students moving around, working together and engaging in hands-on activities. Instead of a handful of professional development days each year, D.C.

3 Ways Districts Can Rethink Teacher Professional Development


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.

Want to Give Students More Voice and Choice? Start with Teachers


Stop me if you’ve seen this one before: In an effort to encourage teachers to abandon traditional, lecture-style instruction in favor of next-generation learning models, we sit them down and ask them to listen for an hour or two. Conversations around personalized learning are nothing new for the staff at the M.S.D. Teachers in our virtual high school and blended learning programs, which I help direct, have been having them for a few years now via webinars and seminars.

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Summer PD Feel Overwhelming? An Improviser’s Mindset Can Help You Keep Cool


With every summer break comes the eight-week-or-so refresh and reset most classroom educators need. But for many of us, professional development opportunities wrestle for space amongst family vacations, home projects, and part-time jobs. A quick tour of the edu-blogosphere reveals numerous reading lists, playlists, conferences, workshops, seminars, webinars, retreats and edcamps to engage with over two short months. Grow your professional learning network.

Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

I have been sharing the below thought for years, and it is a crucial part of having empathy as an educator, as discussed in “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: The key to this question is not thinking like you but thinking about your students and their point of view.

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Goodbye, Long Nights of Lesson Planning: The Secrets to Successful Virtual Co-Teaching


In the summer of 2015, we (Zach, a fifth-year teacher in Memphis, Tennessee and Justin, an eighth-year teacher in Hartford, Connecticut) participated in the Hollyhock Fellowship Program , a two-year residential fellowship at the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford University that addresses the complicated educational realities that inner-city, early-career high school teachers face. Here’s what we’ve learned along the way.

NCDLCN Voices from the Field: The Secret to Coaching

The PL2C Blog

For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure to be part of an amazing network of educators from across North Carolina – the Digital Leaders Coaching Network. I have seen our group grow exponentially, both in attendance and in terms of professional growth of individuals that are taking part.


The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts


In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. You can personalize learning just fine without technology. Personalized Learning, Personal Meanings.

Summit Up! Soundboard New Orleans


I mean, I love a good seminar, summit, workshop, conference, unconference and whatever else you call it. Before my first summit, I was ready for a “two-day, hop from classroom to classroom, walk away with one or two good tips or tricks” kind of time. But I did learn!

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

In other words, we enable digital and physical learning spaces in which they can freely explore ideas, argue with each other (and us) over concepts and theories and in so doing, develop their reasoning and thinking skills. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

21st Century Learning, Literacy 2.0 and Common Core


One of the things that I love about AJUSD is how technology integration and 21st century learning is part of every layer of our district, from the students, to the teachers, to the site administrators, to the District Office, through a supportive School Board. Furthermore, one of the pieces that make us successful is the ongoing professional learning with the Superintendent, Principals, and the Education Services Team.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Educational Psychology. Learning Culture. Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – Ken Robinson. “It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander 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. Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference.