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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

techlearning

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

techlearning

- 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.

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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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.

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.

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?

A Humbled Declara, Once a Darling of the Edtech Industry, Finds a New Home

Edsurge

But its AI-powered social learning platform struggled to live up to expectations, and never quite found its footing in the education market. We’ll continue to serve educators all over the world, and foster better enterprise learning and development.”

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

techlearning

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.

#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.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

Edsurge

education technology companies raised $1.45 And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. edtech industry matures, companies with demonstrable revenue growth are distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack and attracting bigger funders higher up the investment ladder. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide

techlearning

September 25, 2018) – California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) today announced it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. There are a lot of fake companies out there, and it is in your best interest to make sure the company you choose to teach for is legitimate.

The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS. In my own experience, I know that as a short-term solution, teachers of other subjects are attending summer professional development workshops to learn the basics of teaching CS. Code.org claims to have trained 72,000 teachers through their professional learning programs over the past few years. Rethinking teaching and learning.

Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning

edWeb.net

edWeb.net , an award-winning professional learning network, today joined forces with Pearson on its professional learning community, Assessment for Learning. The post Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning appeared first on edWeb.

Network: EdWeb’s Research and Evidence Community

Edsurge

The Research and Evidence in Edtech hosted on edWeb is a free, virtual clubhouse or professional learning community for educators, company representatives, entrepreneurs and researchers. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning StrategiesedWeb supports such online communities across a variety of education topics. This one is sponsored by Digital Promise , whose mission is to spur innovation in education. Webinars are a key feature of this resource.

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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We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

Edsurge

As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?” I had recently been asked to seek an innovative, cost-conscious way to make professional learning more personal for educators.