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7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. 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. Organization: Learning Forward.

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

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These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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Teacher-Student Digital Communication Makes for Good Learning

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With remote learning still at play, students now rely on virtual engagement with their teachers to have questions answered and assignments clarified. The report is one of four reports featured in the executive brief series 90 Days that Changed K-12 Teaching & Learning.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

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Beyond just the ability to pivot and be prepared for any type of learning, the pandemic has brought new concerns with “Zoom bombing” and increased outside access to school networks. Liability: Of course, the main concern is with a data breach and the district’s responsibility.

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Increasing Equity Through Student, Family, and Community Engagement

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Gresham-Barlow’s four-point learning model starts with accessible and intentional instruction that is designed to produce more equitable outcomes. Student, family, and community partnerships, another part of the district’s learning model, are encouraged and supported in a variety of ways.

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

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Every professional possesses a set of tools that help them perform their job duties at an optimal level – instructional coaching is no different. Tool #1: Mobile Technology. The first, and arguably the most obvious, tool for instructional coaches is some sort of mobile technology. It is important for coaches to have technology that is mobile, because your role as an instructional coach is mobile. A word of caution about coaching mobility.

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Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

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Whether your role is as an administrator, teacher, parent, or student leader, if you’re reading this, you are probably interested in helping other school community stakeholders understand the power of technology in a teaching and learning environment. A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learning coaches and innovative administrators is that they feel the progress toward using technology tools in their schools has plateaued.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

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Moreover, he’s also seen many educators use the technology for professional development. What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents? Many platforms let you promote events via several social media channels, but some are meant for a specific channel. What type of data do you need to collect? He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

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The latest data from Speak Up Research Project gives insights on school to home communications. They had four top areas which they wanted to know more about: recommendations about apps to use at home to support learning, types of technology or workplace skills their child is learning, what type of technology they should have at home to support learning, and how to work with teachers to improve learning opportunities.

Online Learning During COVID-19

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In a recent edWebinar sponsored by Blackboard, Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, and Chris O’Neal, a former teacher and current Blackboard Solutions Engineer, shared front-line stories and tips to provide insight into how to ensure continuity of learning for our students during this unprecedented time. Three Phases of Online Learning. Tips and Strategies for Effective Online Learning. The post Online Learning During COVID-19 appeared first on edWeb.

What Happens When Teachers Connect

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Digital and social media have replaced the landscape for education. Everything–the tools, the audiences, the access to content, the data, the opportunity. What can I learn from there? What can they learn from me? You may be able to fool a few teachers that your students practice digital citizenship, or self-direct their own learning, or are doing amazing projects in the community. They can learn from people with specialized knowledge.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

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We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu. If you want to follow those tweets, you can either track the conference hashtag #ticalsls14 or you can follow the Learning Revolution Twitter account at @learnrevproject.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

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Learning Culture. In Lean In, Sandberg digs into issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – Ken Robinson. Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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CEFR, Plurilingualism and Pluriculturalism Win-Win Situation , Mrs. Maha Hassan, Teaching ESL Hub Chemistry Content and Modeling to Teach Climate Change and ACTION , Ashley Shunk- Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Alison Bixby Stone School Citizen Science-Led Open Data Innovation Through NASA Programs , David Lockett, STEM Teacher, Bok Academy | Denise Wright, STEM Teacher, Ocean Bay Middle School Class of 2030: We're here, so what are you waiting for? ,

The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

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Conference strands are aligned to the internationally-recognized ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Administrators and include the leadership topics of: Vision in a Changing World, Teaching and Learning in a Changing World, Professional Learning in a Changing World, Data-driven Reform in a Changing World, and Ethical and Responsible Use in a Changing World. We teach based on our belief of how students learn. -

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. These sessions will be delivered by top-notch researchers and practitioners who you can learn more about here.

8 Tried and True Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

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Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers has several online professional development options to check out: GSuite for Teachers , Teaching History with Technology , and Practical Edtech Coaching. You’re far more tech-savvy than most other people, most other educators that are just… I don’t want to say just punching the card and going through the routine… but who aren’t necessarily seeking out new sources of professional development. We can all learn something new.