Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

You can reach her on Twitter: @JenCohKab. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, states and school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development for educators in the United States, and almost all teachers participate in some form of professional development.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaStem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

Professional Learning: Keeping A Balance

Class Tech Integrate

I know that I'm in the right profession, because when I learn I get excited. I share what I learn to twitter, voxer, this blog, as well as other mediums. I find myself quickly getting wrapped up in coding in the classroom, makerspaces, technology integration, and so on.

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. .

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. A few years ago, a group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that paid for notebooks and software for creating a professional development program for elementary school teachers. Twitter.

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.

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Hashtag for professional learning days (and beyond).

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. 7 Golden Rules of Twitter [link].

Admins: Here’s what teachers think about professional learning

eSchool News

Teachers are overwhelmingly turning to social media and online resources to drive their own professional learning, according to new Speak Up Survey data released by Project Tomorrow on July 30.

Professional Development and Professional Learning #miamidevice

The Principal of Change

As he used the term “professional development” and the conversation centred around how to make it more meaningful, I thought about the term “professional learning” and these are thoughts that stuck out in my brain.

My Rewind – A Professional Learning Journey

Fractus Learning

To add a little fun component to my professional learning journey, I decided to create a video that includes moments I’ve had over the past year , or so. Most of these moments, are ones that I have also shared along the way through Twitter. (On

Two Simple Questions To Ask at the End of a Professional Learning Day

The Principal of Change

They were blown away by what I shared and had hoped that this would start making its way into classrooms. If the professional learning days and times are not directly benefitting students, is this ultimately a waste of resources?

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

techlearning

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.”

Ideas for Developing Your Global Professional Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

My two favorite tools for engaging and connecting with others are Twitter and Blogging, which will be the main focus of a training session I will be sharing next week. With Twitter I have connected with educators as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and Australia. In my "Life Before Twitter" these kinds of connections would have been impossible. This is quite a contrast from my first classroom where I did not have a phone.

“Growing my professional learning network…literally changed my life!” – Scott Titmas, USA

Daily Edventures

Too often as teachers we live on an ‘island’ in our walled-in, door-closed classrooms,” Titmas says. When a colleague of mine mentioned all the learning she did on Twitter I was intrigued. Joining Twitter was the equivalent of entering a whole new world of education.”.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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Embrace the Power of Twitter

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

When inspirational speaker Ken Shelton, @k_shelton , gave the keynote speech at our school district's first Institute Day this fall, he challenged educators to join Twitter. Twitter is a quick and efficient method of exchanging information and ideas in order to learn with a global audience.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. We’ve theorized before that learning through social networks is the future. Twitter in the classroom? But what about a simple process for schools to use begin using twitter meaningfully?

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 108 with Bill Selak From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. Parker, Diana Maher, Always Learning Admin, and Teacher Mike.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. It is based on the visual below that was created by Sylvia Duckworth and adapted from “ 8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom “ ). Connected Learning. EDCAMP professional learning day.

Are Twitter and educational standards divorced?

Kairos EdTech

Originally published on SmartBlog on Education: [link] A lot is being said about Twitter these days in the education arena, and it seems to be a growing trend. These three stakeholders use Twitter to better achieve their purposes.

Five Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Let’s take Twitter as an example. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a microblogging platform. In the last few years, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for educators. This makes Twitter an excellent platform for educators to connect with others, share, and learn.

From PLN to Practice: Tips from 5 Educators on Personalizing Your Professional Learning

Graphite Blog

Traditional professional development for teachers, while important, doesn't usually address every teacher's unique needs when it comes to professional learning. Top-down PD solutions tend to ignore what we want most: More opportunities for choice and topics that are timely and actually relevant to our unique classrooms. While Twitter is probably the most widely used, teachers are finding personalized professional learning on plenty of other platforms.

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.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Let’s take Twitter as an example. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a microblogging platform. In the last few years, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for educators. This makes Twitter an excellent platform for educators to connect with others, share, and learn.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Let’s take Twitter as an example. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a microblogging platform. In the last few years, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for educators. This makes Twitter an excellent platform for educators to connect with others, share, and learn.

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Crystal Koenig on episode 72 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn all about this tool that has educators talking (especially those with Chromebooks.).

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Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. The key to change is not telling, but showing how ideas can transform teaching, learning, and leadership.

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Summer Learning for Educators: The Someday/Monday Approach

Class Tech Integrate

Summer learning for educators; there can be so much of it. Conferences, book studies, twitter chats, sessions at the local co-op. The question always is, "how am I going to implement all of these great things into my classroom next year?" Someday my classroom will __."

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 118 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He also shares how flexible seating should go with more student voice and choice in their learning. VICKI: Happy Wonderful Classroom Wednesday.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

Blogging bootcamp: Top tools, tips, and resources for getting started

Ditch That Textbook

It allows us as professionals an opportunity to collaborate with others and write for our peers. Through blogging, we can give others a window into our classroom. We can share ideas and resources with our professional learning network. DitchBook Twitter chat blogging in the classroom blogging resources blogging tips getting started with blogging tips for bloggersBlogging gives educators a way to share their voice.

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

Edsurge

sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like? What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like? Is it productive to encourage the use of social media and smart devices in the classroom?

6 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Implementation

Tom Murray

Schools can play a vital role in preparing students for their world of work, yet must systemically plan so that instructional pedagogy can shift to a more personalized, student-centered approach to learning. Begin with the Why and Focus on Learning Outcomes.

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3 Reasons Educators Need to Use Multiple Twitter Accounts

The 21st Century Principal

The widespread use of Twitter by educators is evident by the number of educators using it. Just following the Twitter stream during the course of a week, and you''ll see several "chats" devoted to education and educational practice. Because these two purposes for using Twitter are quite different, having multiple accounts set up for these dual purposes makes sense. In a word, this means establishing and maintaining each Twitter account for a specific purpose or function.

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

Below is the excerpt from the ISTE Standards for Educators that describes this standard: Empowered Professional Learner - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. A new friend from Twitter ( @Dr.SpikeCook ) gave me a call this morning to discuss a few educational topics. Twitter has opened the door for these types of connections to occur. I participate in Twitter chats.