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5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves

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We rarely accept “sit and get” instruction as ideal for our students. So why is it still the most common form of professional development for teachers across the country? we found that both teachers and administrators value the same things in professional development—and it’s not sitting and getting. Even though educators acknowledge the weaknesses of presentation-based professional development, 80 percent of teachers still participate in a sit and get each year.

How to Create a Vision

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Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process.

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How to Create a Vision

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Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. What do you do with third graders who join your class and haven’t had formal technology classes before? You’ve been thrown into the technology teacher position and you’ve never done it before.

Collaboration Coaching

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As we wrap up our second year of Collaboration Coaching , we celebrate the success we''ve had with collaboration, learning with colleagues, and creating 21st century, student-centered classrooms. What is a Collaboration Coach? Our Collaboration Coaching is based on the Microsoft Peer Coach Training developed the Peer-Ed Team. During the first two years, it was through invitation only to become a collaboration coach. It''s a learning process.