Who Should Facilitate Professional Learning?

A Principal's Reflections

Have you ever paid money to go and watch a professional sporting event, play, or musical? Let me focus the rest of my point on professional sports. There is often a debate in physical and virtual spaces about who should facilitate professional learning for educators.

How to Build an Online Professional Learning Community Through Respect

EdNews Daily

Learn about building online professional learning communities with Merry Cora, 51Talk Teaching Specialist. In this piece, she shares her experience working for 51Talk, and how she built an online professional learning community through respect and politeness.

5 Ideas for Improving Professional Learning Experiences

The Principal of Change

It has been and always is, a blessing to be a part of district professional learning days. These past two weeks, I have been so caught up in the passion of so many teachers who are on “summer break,” that are excitedly taking part in their professional learning.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE).

Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily. One tool that he shared that I can’t wait to learn more about is Empatico. You are more than a tool and a company.

What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning.

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

” “Personalized Learning” for educators is something that is gaining more traction in education, and rightfully so. A couple of things about the above quote: It is personalized YET ties directly to moving the company forward (“will most benefit Google”).

What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning.

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Professional Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm

The Innovative Educator

What type of learning opportunities do you provide or attend at your school or in your district? You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions: Q1 What are some of the best professional learning opportunities you have provided or attended?

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

Renaissance Partners With Teaching Channel to Provide New Professional Learning Platform

techlearning

Renaissance and Teaching Channel are partnering to enhance Renaissance-U , an online professional development solution from Renaissance. The companies will roll out the updated Renaissance-U platform in August 2018, in time for the 2018-2019 school year.

Early Learning Educators Lead the Way with Professional Learning Webinars

edWeb.net

Who is participating the most in professional learning webinars? They hosted 260 professional learning webinars in 2016 that were viewed by 165,000 educators – an average of 635 educators per webinar. Join the Early Childhood Learning Solutions community.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

Edsurge

One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering.

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. Companies are seeing the impact that a strong culture can have,” she adds.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning. But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Learn More About Kiddom Academy For Schools: Apply to Kiddom's Pilot program.

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

Edsurge

An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom. They provide insights, tips and stories of classroom product implementation to those curious about the company.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

Edsurge

Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.

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National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

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During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees.

Discovery Educator Network Announces 2018-2019 Leadership Council Members

techlearning

Educators Around the World Leading the Growth and Development of Discovery Education’s Professional Learning Network– Silver Spring, Md. Most importantly, their efforts will continue to improve the teaching and learning experiences of students around the world.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Workplace, Teams, or Slack, Oh My! What's Right for You?

techlearning

If you haven't heard, and it's likely you haven't, Microsoft launched a product called Teams in 2017 following the company's decision not to sink 8 billion dollars into the purchase of Slack. No learning curve and it provides an intuitive ease of use.

Discovery Educator Network Invites Educators Around the Globe to Attend the 2018 Fall VirtCon

techlearning

-Virtual event provides teachers and administrators new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments- Silver Spring, Md. Learn how one Library Media Specialist developed a center for creativity, discovery, and community spirit.

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The Value of #EdTech Certifications: #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast 3.0

techlearning

This program allows educators to develop expertise and receive recognition from companies like Common Sense Education, Google, Apple, Microsoft, PBS/WNET, BrainPop, SoundTrap, and more. This can leave innovative educators feeling disconnected to what their learning.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. The Vernier TIL was honored with a Stellar Service Award from Tech & Learning magazine.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Today we talk to Rachael Mann, author of The Martians in Your Classroom: STEM in Every Learning Space. Related Resources The Martians in Your Classroom: STEM in Every Learning Space “ The Spaces You Will Go ” by Rachel Mann How Does STEM Bring the Real World Into the Classroom?

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5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Clair is the founder of Reflective Learning LLC, an educational consulting agency based in Kentucky. She has published numerous professional learning activity guides and facilitated webinar series focused on leadership and effective instructional practices. Sherry St.

Knewton Was Acquired For Less Than $17M, and Former CEO Brian Kibby Has Left

Edsurge

When Wiley announced back in May that it had acquired Knewton, both companies kept mum on how much the deal was worth. That’s a hard hit for investors in the New York-based company, which had raised more than $180 million since its founding in 2008.

Preparing Students to Innovate with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Simulations will save companies millions of dollars and allow for more precision. One way that school districts can create pathways for computational thinking is by preparing teachers with professional learning opportunities. Learn More About Computational Thinking.

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. Click to learn about Advancement Courses Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

#NYCSchoolsTechChat on Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm EST

The Innovative Educator

Join us this Thursday as we discuss professional learning opportunities. You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions: Q1 What are some of the best professional learning opportunities you have provided or attended?

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide ) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom.

5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Smoke” talks about what makes excellent professional development. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. 5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development.

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#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.

Fuel Education, Modern Teacher Partner to Support 21st Century Classrooms

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Modern Teacher is an education technology company founded four years ago to enable Digital Convergence, the fundamental shift in the K–12 school system from the traditional classroom toward a modern learning environment.