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What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset. Each of those follows is a person.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. May 16, 2018) – Texas’ Richardson Independent School District (RISD) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the district’s new, three year “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative.

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Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

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While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. Aglio recommends that districts align every action and decision regarding remote and virtual learning to their mission, vision, and core values. Learn more at www.net-ref.com. edWeb Blog edtech Personalized LearningWATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Missouri’s Mehlville School District’s Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Focus on Creating Engaging STEM Learning Environments

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-A Combination of Discovery Education’s New STEM Connect Digital Service and Sustained Professional Development is Set to Drive District’s Efforts to Grow Student Interest in STEM Education- Silver Spring, Md. March 14, 2018) – Missouri’s Mehlville School District (MSD) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. edtech k12 education The Wire STEM

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

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-Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Help District Create STEM Learning Environments that Promote Students Desire to Learn and Succeed- Silver Spring, MD. February 28, 2018) – New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District (LMSD) today announced a new four-year partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

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Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

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Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. So many times, we’re seeing schools and teachers thinking that technology is going to solve the learning issues that we’re seeing, and that technology can just transform old practice. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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One word every idea shared at #ISTE2015 depends on

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’ve learned more about makerspaces, genius hour, flipped learning, STEM, STEAM, BYOD, PLCs, project-based learning, game-based learning, differentiated learning, personalized learning, and approximately 4,752 different apps and web tools to make it all possible. Do we choose to trust our students to take ownership of their own learning? Do we trust them enough to create classrooms where they’re not dependent on us in order to learn?

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EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

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May 21, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its long-term partnership with EducationPlus. By extending their 10-year relationship with Discovery Education, EducationPlus reaffirms its commitment to empowering their 58 member school systems to create dynamic digital learning environments with high-quality content from Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

Viva las Matematicas at CAMT 2019!

MIND Research Institute

Let’s celebrate math at the 2019 Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics (CAMT)! This year’s conference highlights educators and organizations making educational gains with diverse student populations. Attendees can choose from a wide range of sessions, with topics covering technology, assessment, STEM, and working with bilingual students. Sure, It’s Personalized, But Is It Actual Learning?

California League of Schools- Partners in Personalizing PD

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Over the past few years, we at California League of Schools (CLS) have been working hard to revamp and revitalize the attendee experience at our conferences. We have added unconference spaces, hands-on STEM sessions, and increased opportunities for attendees to interact with one another in a more social environment. Our Fall Conference focuses on student-centered learning and features keynotes by Dave Burgess and Julie Adams.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

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By incorporating Discovery Education’s award-winning digital content into teaching and learning, educators in Archdiocesan schools now have flexible digital resources that not only help them more deeply engage students and personalize learning, but also help create authentic learning experiences combining faith and reason. Digital STEM k12 education edtech The Wire

Tennessee?s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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#ICE18: Robert Dillon Explains the Pillars of Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

That old adage sums up why it is so hard for educators, parents and communities to adopt new learning spaces and the pedagogies that go along with them. Over the past 20 years, Robert Dillon has been a huge advocate for experiential learning. Dillon met with EdTech at the #ICE18 conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Watch on #Periscope : #Watch Bob Dillon @ideaguy42 Talk #LearningSpaces , #StudentVoice and Experiential Learning at … [link].

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21st Century Global Collaboration – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

The worst thing that we could do as educators is to confine the learning of our children to the four walls of a classroom. Here are some of the best practices that my colleagues and I have shared and presented LIVE and through the catalyzation of blended and personalized learning in the Challenge to Change Project. Challenge to Change is an Italian multi city tour in which global educators shared messages about changing the status quo in teaching and learning.

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Louisiana Public Broadcasting Renews Long-Standing Commitment to Students Statewide Through Continued Collaboration with Discovery Education

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–Renewal of 15-Year Partnership Supports the Creation of Digital Learning Environments Across Louisiana- Silver Spring, Md. April 11, 2018) – Discovery Education , one of the leading providers of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its 15-year partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). Education Digital Learning The Wire k12 education

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. The plans are a unique mix of teacher-led structure and student-led learning.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference.

Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Quick news on Library 2.013 , our third annual worldwide, online, and free conference on libraries, librarians, and librarianship: the formal deadline for session proposals is end of day Monday, September 30th. The other part of my job is hosting a nightly CEM "cafe" all month so you can personally meet lots of special "connected" guests--stay tuned!).