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.

edWeb 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

edWeb.net

edWeb is a professional learning network that provides teachers and all educators with free online professional learning communities and edWebinars. edWeb makes it possible for educators to participate in personalized, collaborative learning – anytime, anywhere.

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edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Report prepared by Cambridge Learning Group. Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa relies on edWeb.net to support its professional development program for teachers. Active learning through structured online activities and classroom application.

Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

The sequence of professional learning opportunities will highlight the unique ways schools and districts nationwide are implementing innovative strategies and new instructional models to transform learning for their students. News Professional Development

10 Innovative Ideas To Provide Time for Professional Development and Collaborative Learning

The Innovative Educator

Finding time for teachers to meet and learn together is often very difficult, but a resourceful school team can utilize creative ideas that have worked well in other schools. Here are some ideas for providing time for educators to learn together.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. The gifted group. The slow group.

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

Edsurge

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. Teachers value learning most when it comes from other teachers.

A School Leader’s Guide to Using edWeb for Personalized Teacher PD

edWeb.net

To provide the best possible teaching and learning environment, school leaders need to provide their teachers with professional learning opportunities that are personalized and engaging. Schools and districts can use edWeb to create private communities for collaboration.

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Annotate, Collaborate, and Learn with Marginal Syllabus and Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator

Starting in April, Educator Innovator will host a dynamic opportunity for open learning via author partnerships, annotathons (more on these below!), The founders of Marginal Syllabus aim to advance educator professional development about education in/equity through the use of participatory learning technologies. You can learn more at the Marginal Syllabus website. We look forward to learning with you!

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Students model how professional product teams work together to create prototypes for authentic users. Collaborate with teachers in your school.

ISTE Launches ISTE U to Help Teachers, Leaders Build Digital Competencies

techlearning

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is beginning enrollment today for ISTE U , an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] ISTE partnered with D2L to use the BrightSpace learning management system (LMS) to power ISTE U. Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level. ?

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Job Embedded Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning.

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Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students.

For PD, the days of one-and-done are dead and gone!

eSchool News

According to research from the Center for Public Education , “one-and-done” professional development sessions for teachers simply don’t work. It’s not unusual for a district to assume that teacher learning is straightforward, something that can be covered quickly and checked off in day.

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. Showing a growing trend in the field, this year’s FETC brought more educators than ever before – almost 10,000 school professionals, from superintendents and principals, to instructional technology coaches and classroom teachers. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Going Beyond the “Cool” Factor

The Principal of Change

It was more like a media center and had spaces that were created for collaborative learning as well as spaces to work your own. Flexible seating accommodated the learning needs of many different learners, and it was a space, unlike anything I had seen in education before.

Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

edWeb.net

Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning. edWeb Blog coding computer science early learning

Reinvigorate Creativity and Confidence with STEAM

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar , “Building STEAM Confidence and Creativity in Middle School,” educational technology experts described how enriching STEAM-based learning experiences can enhance the socio-emotional skills students need to succeed now into the future.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. I don’t just learn in the classroom, I learn all day long.

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.

Asked and Answered: 6 Common Questions About Getting Started With Video Coaching

Edsurge

Video coaching is no longer a professional development buzzword or novelty, in part because of the accessibility of devices in today’s world makes it a convenient choice for educators looking to improve their practice. Their collaborative learning is powered by the video evidence of their own classrooms. Depending on the specific strategy for professional learning, there may be reason to keep video private.

Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

I want them to be positive, collaborative learning communities, where ideas are shared and staff walks away energized. The staff meeting focus is now one of instruction, professional learning and sharing. I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right?

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. Interest-driven learning can be really valuable.

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96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. Jacob Bruno, vice president of professional learning, NWEA.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

edWeb.net

Select schools in Orange County are part of LaunchED, an immersive, connected, and collaborative learning experience providing students with access to world-class digital tools and resources. André DeLeón is an education programs professional for the Nevada Department of Education.

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How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

Through coding, kids can increase their computational and innovative thinking, expand their creativity and collaboration, learn how to think outside the box, and have more confidence in themselves.

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

eSchool News

A new era of professional development is sweeping into districts across the country, and just in time. We’ve augmented our professional development program with an online video coaching platform for classroom observation through one-on-one coaching and collaborative study teams.

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Learning Walks : One District’s Plan to Implement Instructional Rounds for Maximum Impact

The PL2C Blog

When professionals share their talents and skills, they help the whole school develop a collective wisdom.”. ~ Robert Marzano. Today’s educators work hard to balance both the increasing demands of blended and digital learning and the best curriculum and instruction for their students. This collaborative practice is based on the medical model or rounds. Learn more about instructional rounds/learning walks. By | Jaclyn B.

When Coaching Teachers Has Curiosity As Its Primary Goal

MindShift

Our innovation was that we wanted to make teaching and learning better, but we wanted to be better at making teaching and learning better,” Hopkin said during a presentation on the coaching model his school uses at the Building Learning Communities conference in Boston.

The Global Leadership Summit - Streaming Live Today from Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Share best programs and practices in advocating for and implementing global learning initiatives with educators around the country and the world. Many Thanks to Our Global Ed Events Sponsors At Participate , we believe learning has no limits.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

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. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

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. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies