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Using Feedback to Drive Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Like all my implementations where the work is job-embedded and ongoing, learning walks are a core component. In September, the leaders and I conducted walks in every classroom over two days. Feedback is a critical catalyst for professional learning and growth. Feedback is a powerful tool for driving professional learning.

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Efficacy in Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

At the individual level, intrinsic motivation drives educators to actively seek opportunities that support their diverse learning interests and needs. Social media has played a considerable role in this area over the years, demonstrating the power of Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) with learning anytime, anywhere, and with anyone.

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6 Ways to Improve Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The bottom line is that all educators yearn for quality professional learning as opposed to development that leads to sustained improvements in teaching, learning, and leadership. The image below from Katie Martin sums up nicely what educators want out of professional learning. Below are a few lessons learned.

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Who Should Facilitate Professional Learning?

A Principal's Reflections

There is often a debate in physical and virtual spaces about who should facilitate professional learning for educators. Quality professional learning takes time and goes well beyond one and done. That is what all educators expect and deserve when it comes to professional learning. Substance matters.

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Professional Learning Communities: Using the 5Es to Give Teachers Agency and Maximize Productivity

Catlin Tucker

This will be easier to do if school leaders harness the talent on their campuses and create systems that encourage teachers to learn with and from each other. Professional learning should not be relegated to a handful of all-staff training days. The members of the PLC determine the focus of their inquiry and learning.

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Why Professional Learning Is a Crucial Piece of a 1:1 Program

Edsurge

Paula Stamey, a seventh-grade social studies teacher in Benton, Tennessee, taught for 20 years before her school became a Verizon Innovative Learning School and adopted one-to-one technology in 2017. Mrs. Stamey is not alone in her initial reluctance to use technology in her classroom.

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Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes. Micro-credentials support timely topics like distance learning.