My Journey to Becoming a Distance Learning Teacher-Leader

Digital Promise

Manus shares how these Edcamps supported her practice and work with other educators, and we look forward to the launch of our next Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home session on November 21. . Were my students really learning anything? Blog Edcamp Educators

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

We adopted the edcamp "rule of two feet" for this event. Therefore, when I told them about digital learning day I didn't ask for anything special to happen, I just asked them to allow visitors when they normally used technology in the classrooms. dlday collaboration digital learning day edtech elementary technology integrationLast Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration.

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Merritt Public Schools: How a Rural Oklahoma District Developed its Digital Learning Program

Education Superhighway

As a result of their efforts, teachers have seen far greater opportunities to marry critical thinking with digital learning in their classrooms. With 1 Gbps of bandwidth and 1 Wi-Fi access point per classroom, the district meets the bandwidth goals set by the Oklahoma Connect & Learn Initiative and SETDA. Students learn through interactive courses that involve video, active creativity, and real-time feedback from their teachers.

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

I guess I might as well start this series with my soapbox message- the importance that educators continue to be learners and what that looks like in the digital age. Below is the excerpt from the ISTE Standards for Educators that describes this standard: Empowered Professional Learner - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.

Looking Ahead to the 2020-2021 School Year

Digital Promise

Options range from continuing home learning programs full-time, to fully reopening classrooms with or without additional public or outdoor spaces and staggered schedules, to hybrid approaches. The post Looking Ahead to the 2020-2021 School Year appeared first on Digital Promise.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Reflecting on a busy weekend of conversation and learning at this year’s annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, a few bright spots stand out for me. Social Media and Connected Learning. I’m not sure how many people from that session continued to tweet over the course of the conference, but the eagerness to learn was palpable. Student-Centered, Project Based Learning. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Reflecting on a busy weekend of conversation and learning at this year’s annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, a few bright spots stand out for me. Social Media and Connected Learning. I’m not sure how many people from that session continued to tweet over the course of the conference, but the eagerness to learn was palpable. Student-Centered, Project Based Learning. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

The Importance of Relationships, Voice and Digital Leadership #EdCampUSA

Shake Up Learning

Great group shot of #edcampusdoed w/ @arneduncan pic.twitter.com/oex1G4cNcg — Zac Chase (@MrChase) May 29, 2015 #EdCampUSA On Friday, May 29, I had the privilege to attend #EdCampUSA (aka EdCamp DOED) in Washington D.C. This was no ordinary EdCamp. This EdCamp was held at the U.S. Department of Education with Edcampers from across the U.S. The morning began like most EdCamps, networking and building the schedule. GET YOURSELF TO AN EDCAMP!

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids. In a Future Ready district, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are tightly aligned, redesigned to engage students in 21st Century, relevant, technology-empowered, deeper learning. Personalized Professional Learning.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

Ask any of the thousands of teachers who regularly use Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook about connected education, and you may get an earful about using digital tools as a means to connect with educators and students worldwide. But if you ask teachers who have never used a social network, blog, or mobile device for learning in their classrooms to discuss connected education, you are likely to be met with blank stares, furrowed eyebrows and shrugged shoulders.

The New Librarian: I started a digital badging movement for my students

eSchool News

to find gems; becoming global citizens; making informed actions; and exploring digital tools. Then in 2015, my teaching partner and I decided to go one step further with our learning management system. Finally, we created paper and digital badges for students to earn to record their achievements. Students are motivated to ask questions, find answers, and share their learning with classmates, teachers, and the Colchester (CT) community.

GREAT SCOTT! Going Back to the Future at This Year’s CDLi, 2015

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. We can all agree that while a growing number of schools and districts across North Carolina are making the transition to technology-enabled learning, technology is not the driving force behind these initiatives; teaching and learning always need to be at the forefront. Video created by Benjamin Robinson , Friday Institute.

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

Learning Resolutions For 2015

The Web20Classroom

Instead of the resolutions I make every year that are personal, I want to make some public, Learning Resolutions, that maybe you''ll adopt along with me. Learning Resolution 1-Reflect More I have written about the importance of reflection many times before and talk about it often. A quick search will show many articles, books and papers written on the importance of reflection on the learning process. You might have another space where you do your digital learning.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. Socioeconomics also plays a huge role in digital equity for rural districts such as the Florida and Wisconsin school districts.

5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The Alliance for Excellent Education is holding the event to c elebrate effective teaching and learning practices powered by technology as part of Digital Learning Day. Just as teachers strive to differentiate student learning and provide choice in the classroom, schools can provide opportunities to differentiate what and how teachers learn. How can administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders help build a culture of innovation in our schools?

Wonderful Word Problem Breakthroughs

The CoolCatTeacher

She has helped teachers, administrators and district office leaders create and implement a digital learning mindset. Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas and works with teachers in her school and educators across the nation on how to best to embrace digital learning across a variety of platforms. She greatly enjoys sharing her passion for being a connected educator through venues such as ISTE, Edcamp, EdTechTeam and various conferences. Never stop learning.

7 Ways to Spark Innovation and Collaboration In Your School

MSEDTechie

Here’s a big question: how can educators create learning experiences that foster collaboration, and problem solving, but also nurture imagination and curiosity during the school day? Innovators make learning relevant, and they commit to sharing digital learning content and powerful ideas for improving teaching and learning. This emerging technology creates mind-blowing learning experiences that captivates students and gets them excited about learning.

Google Challenges for Teachers! (FREE Template by Pam Hubler)

Shake Up Learning

FREE Template by Pam Hubler) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual PD, or virtual professional learning, is more than just making things digital. AND, I will be sharing some new professional learning options myself, and here on Shake Up Learning.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

MindShift

In schools that succeed in implementing real instructional improvements, teachers figure out how to improve teaching and learning by journeying through multiple passes of a cycle of experiment, reflection and adjustment. One part of the benediction is to offer encouragement and support for the new initiative, but the second part is to offer cover and to say, “Look, learning takes time, and not everything you try is going to work. Helping Teams Learn from Experiments.

Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World

Edsurge

We also invest in digital technology that we believe can engage students, as well as make the teacher’s job more enjoyable. This was the rationale for starting teacher-centered Edcamps during professional development. Instead, teachers decide what they want to learn, and what they'd like to help others learn, instead of being force-fed one-size-fits-all PD. As a result, the school has become a learning lab for both students and adults: a place of true innovation. .

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

With respect to school change, he describes himself as a “catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning.” He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate and assess learning. His “ Mapping Media to the Curriculum ” book series and digital literacy framework focuses on helping students “show what they know” with media and create digital portfolios.

Trends 201

App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words SXSWedu 2017 Panel Jena Draper, CEO, CachOn Inc Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD P.H. It's important to build the WHY for using apps/digital resources. Good resources for finding quality digital resources and apps: Students EdCamp PLN on Twitter Educator Blogs When selecting tools and resources: Ask what the core functionality of the app is.

A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As most schools in the US prepare for the start of school online or in some blended format, it’s important to think specifically about teachers’ professional learning.

The Greatest Challenge Facing School Leaders in a Digital World

Edsurge

As founding director of CASTLE (the Center for the Advanced Study of Tech­nology Leadership in Education), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school leaders, I have had the good fortune to work with administrators all over the world on digital leadership issues. None of these have to do with learning, of course, and inevitably are insufficient to smooth over the challenges that arise as digital tools enter classroom spaces.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

Avoiding “The Cemetery Effect” a collaborative post via Thomas Murray and Erin Klein - click here to download Erin's FREE 18 page eBook with images, templates, printables, and more - This first segment reads from the Voice of Thomas Murray : State and District Digital Learning Director for the Alliance of Excellent Education , Washington D.C. During our first few days together, we sit together to think about what would work best for our learning objectives.

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

Edsurge

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.

A National Push for More ‘Active Use’ of Technology in Learning

Educator Innovator

In its 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department of Education emphasizes model approaches to digital learning. Katie and Jason’s work, part of a collected free ebook called Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom , was one of several highlighted in the Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan , “ Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education (PDF).”

Events + News - #TLChat LIVE! - NMC Preview - Students in Charge - iSchool Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 13th - April 27th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

Graphite Blog

During the school year, the professional learning we receive can be very district- or campus-centered. Although these learning paths are important to the implementation and attainment of district goals and initiatives, the beauty of summer learning (and summer vacation) is that you can turn your attention toward your own professional learning and growth. If you are a classroom teacher, the following learning paths or opportunities may be ideal for you.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

Graphite Blog

During the school year, the professional learning we receive can be very district- or campus-centered. Although these learning paths are important to the implementation and attainment of district goals and initiatives, the beauty of summer learning (and summer vacation) is that you can turn your attention toward your own professional learning and growth. If you are a classroom teacher, the following learning paths or opportunities may be ideal for you.

Enhancing Professional Collaborations

techlearning

From the Tech and Learning Leadership Summits to MassCUE and other regional and national conferences, presenting at and attending these events has helped us expand our PLNs to include colleagues from around the country. [ TOP 10 FOR PLNS ] With this reach, our PLN is always there for us to connect, learn, ask a question, or just send a funny Gif for a laugh. Challenge yourself to meet new professionals--you’ll be motivated to share learning as your PLC grows.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen has presented at conferences around the country about teaching students to navigate social media and working with teachers to develop digital projects that embrace new media literacies. Don Buckley Co-founder Tools At Schools Design and Maker Thinking - how can they be part of our Everyday in Education The focus of this presentation is to investigate the teaching and learning of design and maker thinking in schools. And we also organized India''s first edcamp, EdcampMumbai.