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The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. As a result, an online course was created with the help of Participate.

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Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

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. Taking online courses on their own (from 20 percent to 23 percent).

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social studies teachers will adore these!

3 Reasons Educators Need to Use Multiple Twitter Accounts

The 21st Century Principal

The widespread use of Twitter by educators is evident by the number of educators using it. Just following the Twitter stream during the course of a week, and you''ll see several "chats" devoted to education and educational practice. Because these two purposes for using Twitter are quite different, having multiple accounts set up for these dual purposes makes sense. But why engage in using multiple Twitter accounts?

8 Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD

TeachThought - Learn better.

Professional development for teachers is a beautiful thing. While many professionals work either in isolation or total stagnation, educators are constantly given new tools to become better at their craft. But beyond any isolated parcel of teacher improvement lies social media.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter.

Oprah-fy Your PD

CUE

Hordes of teachers jumping around, crying tears of joy as you hand them little boxes with the keys to their professional development…You could even summon your own inner Oprah and run around the staff room shouting…. Innovate passion-based learning professional learning

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Notes from an edWeb.net Webinar 4/28/14 Dr. Joe Mazza Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership North Penn School District Dr. Mazza just took on his position in December. He is a project manager, promoting connected teaching, learning, & leadership.

Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?

MSEDTechie

Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. Twitter has changed so much from the "What are you doing now" tag line to becoming one of the largest Personal Professional Learning Networks available to educators.

Assertions and Assumptions Skew Perceptions

My Island View

Others had never ever heard of a Professional Learning Network. Of course the number of administrators, movers and shakers, the decision makers, or those who control the budgets and purse strings are most often represented in greater numbers and repeatedly attend year after year at these conferences. We will never have out-of-the-box, innovative learning until we promote and support out-of-the-box and innovative teaching.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. So how can educators engage in professional learning and find time to connect with other educators, when schedules and responsibilities make finding extra time difficult? Social Media.

Parrot fashion

Learning with 'e's

But if you starve yourself of a social life, your relationships will die, and your life experience will be the poorer for it. And social media are the enablers. Yet many teachers and students see social networking tools as frivolous entertainment or ego massage.

How to deliver PL that really works

eSchool News

I recently chatted with Kathy Dyer, NWEA’s manager of innovation and learning, professional learning design, about how to connect professional learning (PL) to student outcomes and how to best support teachers. Of course, there’s always social media.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. Steven W.

Resources and Wrap Ups From #FETC 2017

The Web20Classroom

This is one my favorite conferences of the year because of the quality of the sessions, the people and, of course, the learning. Discover why flipped professional development has the potential to disrupt the way teachers learn and will accelerate innovation in education.

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

My colleague Peter Yeomans (AKA @ethinking on Twitter) says we create the 'bear pits' for our students. That's why we encourage our students to critically engage with course material, and then to extend their knowledge by creating their own additional content around it.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? The same can be said about drive-by professional development.

Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections

The catalyst for a significant portion of this growth was my embracement of social media as a powerful leadership tool. Image credit: [link] I am excited to announce two specific resources available to any school leader to learn more about Leadership 2.0

3 Things To Remember For Every Conference

The Web20Classroom

If you are a social media user or a blog reader you may have seen several posts related to getting more out of ISTE. Many veteran attendees have extensive lists of ways to maximize the impact and learning of all attendees. The learning becomes so much more valuable.

Stories Link Us Together

A Principal's Reflections

When I work with schools, especially in a coaching role, I routinely ask educators to share with me how they are empowering students to own their learning or ways in which they are transforming teaching, learning, and leadership. I absolutely love hearing and telling stories.

Class Tech Tips: How-To Find Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership

techlearning

Professional development can take many forms. The most powerful professional learning is relevant and actionable. I’m so excited to share a new online course from a former colleague and fellow Participate author. What inspired you to create a course on this topic?

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.

How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s explore how we can use podcasts for professional learning and get credit for it! Carlos Garza has made a tracker to record your professional learning.

Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Pam is a graduate of my Become a Google Trainer online course , and she shares her experience with the course and how it helped her with the Google Certified Trainer application and video.

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

techlearning

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. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Iowa’s Buena Vista University launches new track within online Master’s Degree program powered by Discovery Education

eSchool News

Participants enrolled in its new Technology Integrationist Track will learn from BVU and Discovery Education instructors how to successfully combine educational technologies with research-based, pedagogically proven instructional strategies to create student-centered classrooms.

Illinois’ School District 54 Selects Discovery Education to Support Multi-Year Strategic Plan

techlearning

- Chicago-Area School System Combining Digital Content and Professional Learning to Create Innovative STEM Learning Experiences for All Students- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit 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.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. The future, and increasingly the present, of educator professional development is predicated upon insights and resources shared within professional learning communities.

What does it mean to be “connected”?

Reading By Example

What does it mean to be “connected”, as a professional and a learner? Just as student learning can become more personalized with technology in the school mix, so to should professional learning. My start, like many others, was on Twitter.