Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. Think about Professional Development, specifically technology-related PD.

TEACHER VOICE: Three classroom trends gain ground

The Hechinger Report

It’s the middle of my first year back in the classroom after a year away as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. While on my journey, I observed three patterns in particular that I’d like to share: Teacher leadership, social and emotional learning, and fellowship.

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How to Personalize Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

The PL2C Blog

Many have written about the potential micro-credentials represent for changing professional development as a process. Moving beyond passive sit-and-listen experiences, micro-credentials create active learning experiences as educators apply their learning to their classroom. However, we should consider the consequences of the competencies themselves for personalizing learning. Microcredentials Teaching & Learning

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes. Pull Learning'. Each learning experience is brief, targeted, and modular.

Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. Nearly 60 percent of participating survey respondents said they enrolled in online professional learning in the past year.

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.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” The post Top Edtech Classroom Tools appeared first on edWeb.

ISTE’s 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year

EdTechTeam

28, 2017— International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) CEO Richard Culatta says we’re at a tipping point when it comes to using technology in the classroom. With improved connectivity and increasingly impactful educator professional learning around the use of technology, many students will have new experiences as the bell rings to start a new school year. ISTE offers the following top five trends to watch this school year: 1. WASHINGTON, D.C. —

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm.

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

To address these challenges, we need to understand how they are experienced in different settings—from small, rural districts to large, urban districts—and we need to learn from educators and researchers who are working to solve these issues.

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6 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Implementation

Tom Murray

In a report enti tled, “ Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook , “ F utureSource consulting projected that edtech spending worldwide will hit $19 billion dollars by 2018, up from $13 billion when measured in 2013.

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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.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

We observed classrooms and interviewed all stakeholders—students, teachers, parents, the community, principals, district office staff. Learn more about AdvancED | Measured Progress improvement support and services at advanc-ed.measuredprogress.org/EdSurge1. well-managed classrooms.

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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Understanding Your Collaboration Quotient: Powerful, Evidence-Based Insights Across an Organization

Edthena

When an organization decides to put Edthena to work in its classrooms, it’s usually part of some broader initiative—an investment in teacher professional development. How many minutes of classroom instruction do those videos contain? Interested in learning more?

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When Teaching the Holocaust, Heed These Three Recommendations

Edsurge

They seek to ensure that students learn the basic facts of Holocaust history—no small thing, given that a 2018 survey documented that 66% of American millennials cannot explain what Auschwitz was and 41% believe that 2 million Jews or fewer were murdered. Professional Learning.

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

edWeb.net

Teachers are bombarded regularly with new digital tools for their classrooms. They may already be using an app to keep up with parents, an online tool to have students record and send in answers to questions, or a learning management system to have students turn in assignments.

7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education

Edsurge

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have long supported teachers in their career development, but with the help of technology, they’re now transforming education itself. Standardized learning for all students PLCs may level the playing field for all students.

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3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. He will post updates on Public Education Policy and highlight various trends in education.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. He will post updates on Public Education Policy and highlight various trends in education.

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”.

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. School districts are also relying heavily on substitute teachers to fill vacant positions and ensure classrooms are staffed.

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3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning. Every class, student interaction, social setting and community learning experience is another opportunity to help our students see their potential and grow. We started Torah Academy in September 2016 with a strong vision for how and what we want our students to learn. When teachers hear their administration pause to learn a little bit more about them, learning becomes collaborative.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education.

“We are a collaborative group where I’m only a mentor who helps my students to go their way.” – Olga Ilchenko, Russia

Daily Edventures

As a teacher trainer, Olga Ilchenko has been working with Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIEs) and Microsoft Showcase Schools for years, always searching for the best methods for these educators and schools to apply in their classrooms. Olga Ilchenko. Educational Expert.

Building and Sustaining a Strong Math Culture

edWeb.net

Current employment trends and future projections all point towards continued growth in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs, as well as the need for STEM-related skills in other fields. Sustaining a Strong Math Culture in the Classroom.

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The Future of Micro-credentialing Policy

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Isn’t it about time for teachers to lead without leaving the classroom?

One word every idea shared at #ISTE2015 depends on

The Cornerstone Blog

I’ve learned more about makerspaces, genius hour, flipped learning, STEM, STEAM, BYOD, PLCs, project-based learning, game-based learning, differentiated learning, personalized learning, and approximately 4,752 different apps and web tools to make it all possible.

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Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. Students who are not engaged are not likely to be learning.

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Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes learning organic, part of life rather than something that must happen from a certain book or room. The problem is trying to blend them effortlessly into a class LMS or learning platform without lots of extra clicks and logins. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

What is the experience our students tell others about their time in school?

The Principal of Change

Here’s a starter pack of essentials for Day 1 defense: customer obsession, a skeptical view of proxies, the eager adoption of external trends, and high-velocity decision making. It should be something posted in our schools and classrooms.

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Social-emotional learning (#2). This finding aligns with a growing trend toward a “whole child” approach. Personalized learning (#4). Real world learning (#8). Finally, we found that the only student learning challenge to rank in the top 10 is literacy (#6).

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