25 professional learning conversation stations

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past Thursday I created 25 professional learning ‘conversation stations’ for my principal licensure students. We learned a lot and had some awesome conversations together! Both of the main documents are editable. Making learning a part of everyday work.

Inquiry Based Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

What if we created professional learning opportunities that were not only engaging, but also empowered educators in the change process? If you do “Inquiry Based Learning” in your professional learning, I would love for you to leave a link in the comments.).

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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.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

The GaDOE Social Studies Department and three of their virtual specialists presented an edWebinar on their three-year journey in creating and maintaining virtual learning communities for social studies for every grade level and course from K through 12. The impact on student learning.

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? 15 Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom in Professional Learning.

Not By Chance: High Tech High Faculty Embrace Professional Learning

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: Where does Professional Learning Fit in High Tech High's Commitment to Deeper Learning? In order to foster its aim of deeper learning, High Tech High teachers must become adept at building relationships, designing authentic work, and reflecting on their practice. An internal document called The High Tech High Teacher is used throughout the organization to communicate the attributes we hope to see emerge within our teachers.

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate.com allows us to pull all of this goodness together for ourselves and for the learning communities we serve. Before we can develop students’ digital literacy, we must first equip teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 1)

The Principal of Change

As I am in the process of going deeper into the topic, someone asked me if this is something that we could do in professional development. To be honest with you, professional learning in many cases needs an overhaul. I reflect, therefore I learn. .

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. EDCAMP professional learning day.

Shoot, I Did It Again: 3 More Ways to Implement Video in Professional Learning

Edsurge

More and more schools and organizations are wanting to integrate video as a professional learning tool for teachers. At Edthena , a video coaching and professional learning platform, we work with many organizations working with video for the first time. We recently offered three actionable ideas for using video coaching that we’ve learned from our own partners. Below find three more go-to ideas for using video to power teacher professional learning.

Why being in a Professional Learning Network (PLN) is essential for the growth of a 21st century teacher.

Linways Technologies

A community, in this sense, would be a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for teachers. It is a community that exists on mutual share and learn of information. The learning happens in the form of feedback, insights, documentation, new contacts, or new business opportunities.

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom

Educator Innovator

Project Zero’s Agency by Design team is developing documentation and assessment tools for maker-centered learning and “maker empowerment”, which they see as the key to ensuring that the maker movement secures a long-term place in education and pedagogy. From 2012 to 2015, the Agency by Design research team explored the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. The challenge of documenting and assessing maker empowerment is a tricky one.

The Growing Potential of Micro-Credentials

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk these days about micro-credentials and digital badging as a means to acknowledge professional learning of educators. Micro-credentials can be used to guide, motivate, and validate informal learning.

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. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Quickly Turn Comments into Clear Professional Goals with New Edthena Commitments

Edthena

And somewhere within this busy schedule, teachers are also participating in professional learning to continually increase their effectiveness. Teachers then finalize the timeline for action, align the goal to a professional skill, and share the goal with a partner.

Adjusting to the Room

The Principal of Change

As someone who does a lot of professional workshops, I am often asked for an agenda ahead of time. Although I do have some objectives in my mind of where the group could go, I usually send a rough itinerary to the organizer on a google document.

Annotate, Collaborate, and Learn with Marginal Syllabus and Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator

Starting in April, Educator Innovator will host a dynamic opportunity for open learning via author partnerships, annotathons (more on these below!), The founders of Marginal Syllabus aim to advance educator professional development about education in/equity through the use of participatory learning technologies. You can learn more at the Marginal Syllabus website. We look forward to learning with you!

Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Micro-credentials will become a more attractive form of professional development.

How not to fix technology reluctant teachers – Part 1 of X

EduTechGeek

I’ve been thinking of doing a series like this for a while and with the extended weekend, and a gentle rain outside, I give you some observations from many years of working with professional educators. EdTech professional learning Teaching education technology learning technology

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Good assessments of learning, for students as well as teachers, cost something.

The Impact of Micro-credentials on Educator Practice

Digital Promise

Last year, thousands of educators across the country engaged with micro-credentials as a way of personalizing their professional learning and gaining recognition for their skills. Each school year, educators welcome a new group of students into their classrooms.

Join Digital Promise in Shaping the 2020 National Education Technology Plan!

Digital Promise

We are excited about the opportunity to engage with stakeholders across the country to find and include innovative practices and research that will influence how technology can and should support teaching and learning. I am pleased to announce that Digital Promise is partnering with the U.S.

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Integrating computational thinking into activities, lessons, and curricula not only supports building new skills, but also enhances learning and engagement in every discipline. Blog Computational Thinking Educators Learning Experience Design

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. It also provides insight on all elements of school culture and student learning.

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE).

300+ Digital Tools Crowdsourced by Educators #LT8Keys

Tom Murray

Our kids deserve this type of maximized experience, and when organizing professional learning, our educators do too! Upon completion of the session, a participant asked, “Can we share this document with those we work with?”

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Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

More Verbs

The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Increasing access with a focus on learning.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Good assessments of learning, for students as well as teachers, cost something.

Four Signs It’s Time for Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Studies suggest American schools invest $18 billion in teachers’ professional learning annually. But considerable evidence indicates that formal professional development often misses the mark. And while teachers are also learning in informal ways, existing systems don’t track or make the most of that growth. . In short, the current approach to American teachers’ professional development is falling short.

8 Ways to Overcome Management Fatigue

A Principal's Reflections

During every summer, my team and I would reflect on the past year and establish a better vision and plan for how we all would collectively work to improve learning. It also takes an eye off the most critical job of any school leader – improving learning while developing a positive culture.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Adam Welcome

Catlin Tucker

If you are part of a professional learning community, the questions below are designed to facilitate a conversation–in person or online–about the issues discussed in this episode of The Balance. Do you make an effort to notice engagement and document those moments? Learning

Avoiding the pitfalls of social media in school

eSchool News

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy—and social media in school is no different. Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning

Microcredentials Could Be a Game Changer for Educators. But Hard Questions Remain.

Edsurge

We’re past people just looking for basic knowledge about what a microcredential is and using it for continuing education units and professional development,” Younge said. teachers are currently engaged in some type of informal professional development or learning.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

During a recent edWebinar , Kelli Etheredge, a Director of Teaching and Learning Resources in Mobile, AL, identified key benefits of formative assessment technologies presented by members of the Microsoft Education team. Documenting Progress and Integrating the Process.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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