The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. With a PLN, I was able to learn anytime, anywhere, from anyone I wanted for free.

6 Ways to Improve Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

No matter your position in education, you have gone through some form of professional development. In many cases, the act of being “developed” comes in a variety of standard types such as workshops, mandated PD days, presentations, conferences, book studies, or keynotes. The bottom line is that all educators yearn for quality professional learning as opposed to development that leads to sustained improvements in teaching, learning, and leadership.

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4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

Professional learning for educators comes in many flavors: Face-to-face, blended, online Content-driven, instructional practices, Edtech focused Faculty meeting, half-day, conference session If we were all to think long enough we could come up with a list of the best professional learning we've participated in and what made it great. For me it was learning where I connected to the presenter and the presentation immediately.

edWeb 2021 Professional Learning Survey

edWeb.net

“We are not isolated in our common concerns regarding student learning in light of the COVID pandemic, and it has been a great resource to find solutions to common problems shared by fellow educators.”. The Professional Learning Survey was conducted the week of April 12th.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! At this year’s CUE 2016 Fall Conference, we are working hard to make the attendee experience even more engaging and enjoyable than years past. Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment.

The Importance of Reflection and Connection Time for Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

I was recently asked the following question about professional learning being delivered through online spaces: Do you think that educators are becoming so comfortable with online professional learning that they might not want to go back to in-person events?

Professional Learning School Leaders Need and Deserve

A Principal's Reflections

During my ten years as a school leader I dreaded professional development days in my district. I am not sure any educator looks forward to these monotonous experiences (developed under the guise of learning!) If in-district professional development wasn''t bad enough, I also attended my fair share of workshops and conferences that were a complete waste of time. I attended many of these events just to meet the required hours of professional development.

Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

Teacher Reboot Camp

You are invited to attend the ISTE panel discussion, Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials , which takes place today from 11:45am–12:45pm, in Room 301BC. Additionally, the panel will explore how digital badges and micro-credentials play an effective role in building high-quality professional development and motivate learners. You’ll learn how to create an exemplary digital badge and micro-credential system for today’s educators.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. As digital technology continues to evolve, educators now have numerous options to connect, learn, and grow in both formal and informal ways. edWeb Personal Learning Network PLN

edWeb wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce that it won the 2019 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff, for the third year in a row. The winners were announced during the SIIA Ed Tech Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 11. Winning this award three years in a row is proof that the best professional learning is shared learning.”.

Two Ways to Support Teachers’ Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

the summer break is, and that it’s also a great time to engage with colleagues in professional learning experiences not available during the school year. With our first ever Digital Promise Challenge Institute around the corner, we thought it might be helpful to suggest leveraging online funding platforms to support this or other incredible learning opportunities you might have your eye on. Good luck with all of your summer professional learning endeavors!

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. Their enthusiasm has been contagious and has it has been such an invigorating experience, which I feel puts my learning and excitement into another gear.

A Model to Solve a Few Professional Learning Challenges | #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

This past April I was fortunate enough to have been asked to speak at the Moanalua High School Professional Development Conference in Honolulu, HI. It was an incredible opportunity to get back to Hawaii for a professional event as opposed to a vacation. Besides the great learning and connecting that took place that day, the number of educators who traveled to the event from the neighboring islands impressed me.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. This resource is sure to jumpstart your next professional learning or team building activity!

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. I am proud to announce Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School , a digital badge professional learning platform. The badges will also of course be showcased on the Worlds of Learning @ NMHS site.

Teachers Can Transform Education if We Reinvent Professional Learning

EdNews Daily

The structure encourages stasis, and the most vocal advocates for transformation come usually from those on the fringes—the consultants, commentators, and conference keynoters. We’ve spent a great deal of effort in the past decade redefining the role, skills and modes of learning of students.

Admins: Here’s what teachers think about professional learning

eSchool News

Teachers are overwhelmingly turning to social media and online resources to drive their own professional learning, according to new Speak Up Survey data released by Project Tomorrow on July 30. The data gives district administrators insight into what teachers still struggle with in the classroom, as well as the professional learning approaches they say they most value. Participating in webinars or online conferences (from 15 percent to 34 percent).

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.

edWeb Releases 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey Results

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has just released its 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey. For three years, edWeb has conducted an annual survey on professional learning and how edWeb meets educators’ needs. Download the complete 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey.

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is proud to become an Apple Professional Learning Provider. With a history of producing conference-style iOS Summits and custom workshops featuring Apple products in education, EdTechTeam builds on their success to offering unique professional learning opportunities in support of the new Apple Teacher Program - a new professional learning program designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad and built-in apps to Enhance student learning.

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. It was my first time attending a TYHO Conference, and it did not disappoint! One tool that he shared that I can’t wait to learn more about is Empatico. We teamed up to talk about Empatico, Buncee, and other learning experiences that impact student learning and engagement.

Professional Development and Professional Learning #miamidevice

The Principal of Change

Simply processing through writing… Sitting in Adam Bellow’s session this morning discussing “professional development”, I tweeted the following: Does the term “professional development” invoke thoughts of “1 time”, where “professional learning” sounds more continuous? Professional development seems to be more connected to an “event” (conference) or an objective, where as professional learning .

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.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Faced with implementing new standards and inquiry-based instruction for over 180 school districts and over 30,000 social studies teachers with a department of two people, the social studies team at the Georgia Department of Education turned to virtual learning communities on edWeb.net to reach Georgia teachers and leaders. The impact on student learning. What they’ve learned over the past two years as they start year three. How do you know it’s impacting student learning?

Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. Educators from Pre-K up through higher education most often prefer to participate in professional learning opportunities that focus on training for online software and digital resources (34 percent), classroom management strategies (34 percent), and digital device training (33 percent), according to a new survey released during this year’s ISTE conference.

Professional Learning: Engagement Before Anything Else

Reading By Example

Teachers have selected one of a variety of faculty-suggested professional resources. For instance, Conferring with Readers by Jennifer Serravallo and Gravity Goldberg (Heinemann, 2007) is now located in three different grade levels/departments (and counting). I have a running Amazon cart of professional titles. We need to be working with teacher-leaders to guide the direction of the faculty’s professional learning focus.

EdTechTeam Impact Report- Apple Professional Learning

EdTechTeam

As an Apple Professional Learning Provider , EdTechTeam offers professional development featuring Apple. These online courses, on-site workshops, and conference-style events are designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad, and built-in apps to enhance student learning. In 2017, EdTechTeam produced five conference-style events across the US and provided custom solutions to large school systems committed to Apple.

Two Simple Questions To Ask at the End of a Professional Learning Day

The Principal of Change

If the professional learning days and times are not directly benefitting students, is this ultimately a waste of resources? This does not only put an onus on every educator to own their own learning, but for the person(s) delivering, designing, or leading the professional learning day to have accountability to the students we ultimately serve as well. This should go beyond “I am going to use this new app”, as that is surface level learning.

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. During this year, I attended our state's annual reading conference, Kagan professional learning 5 day workshop, several Lucy Calkin's writing workshop sessions, numerous district level conferences, and received private coaching from some of the nation's top educational consultants.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

Edsurge

Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community Personal Learning NetworkWho can be a “collaborative changemaker”? Anyone, according to St.

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? Today, I am going to share with you 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning. If you are in a position where you deliver training and professional development to other educators, this episode is for you! Shake Up Learning 2019.

Extend your professional learning with online tools

Kathy Schrock

Professional Development by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images We all have participated in formal professional development days at school. Even if the topic is carried over for several PD sessions, the trainings sometimes leave you with questions or needed follow-up to learn more about the topic. You can continue to learn on your own using simple online tools and have access to experts from all over the world to help you out.

My Rewind – A Professional Learning Journey

Fractus Learning

To add a little fun component to my professional learning journey, I decided to create a video that includes moments I’ve had over the past year , or so. It also reminded me that making time to look back, to reflect, learn, and grow is something that makes me better. Making a “rewind” video can be a wonderful, creative, addition to your professional learning journey. Make it for yourself to learn and reflect from, but also share with others.

Twitter for Professional Learning #ISTE13

EdTechSandyK

Photo Courtesy of @mistergoode via Twitter On Tuesday, June 25th, I presented a poster session on Twitter for Professional Learning at the ISTE 2013 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Meanwhile, if you are interested in resources on Twitter for professional learning, scroll down to check out the LiveBinder I put together for ISTE. Twitter for Professional Learning – ISTE 2013 Alternate link to LiveBinder: [link].

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don’t get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. This post was written by Eric Sheninger.