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.

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

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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.

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Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

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As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers. The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. I always heard there wasn’t enough time before school/after school or during the day to do professional development. Check out this blog post to learn more. Professional Development

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education. It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates. When this happens the first line item to get cut is professional development. Will this help my students learn and achieve?

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

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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.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

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Now we are all professionals and have never actually done this during a PD session (well I hope not) but I have certainly had the feelings to do so. Mandating that teachers attend a specific training, and never surveying them to ask what they need, or what they would like to learn. and finally, One size fits all PD- professional development that is not differentiated by content, expertise, grade level or delivery. Their professional learning should be personalized.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

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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. You have taken control of your own learning You have made the decision to be a public learner, swimming through social media waters using tools like Twitter, Google+, Linked In, blogs, etc.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

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