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How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". They are free, attendee led and driven, places to share and learn. Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. This is a great opportunity to connect, share, teach, learn, and expand their personal learning network.

Individualized and Personalized Learning

The Principal of Change

Listening to Dr. Yong Zhao recently at a conference, he talked about the idea of “”individualized” and “personalizedlearning. “Personalizedlearning is having students go through their own paths to whatever endpoint they desire.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. It can also consist of individuals who’ve never met face-to-face but who find each other online, united by a common goal to collaborate and learn.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Come see me present and be sure use my personal VIP code of EK10 to receive my partner discount of 10% your registration at any of these 7 events. Learn more and register at www.SDE.com/nationals. MACUL stands for Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning. EdCamp U.S.

"Edcamp Style" PD- Personalizing teacher learning on a required PD day!

Tech Helpful

On one day in August before the students came, and again in January of this year we set up Edcamp style PD days. She is someone that sees the value technology can add to the classroom and looks for ways to enhance learning in many different ways.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

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. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. This resource is sure to jumpstart your next professional learning or team building activity! EdCamp Foundation.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The district had looked over where the majority of teachers were weak and were going to provide them some learning in those areas. Many schools and districts are trying to do the right thing by meeting the needs of as many educators as possible when it comes to professional learning.

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.

Fueling the Leaders

Tech Helpful

Yesterday I got back from spending a day and a half at Emory University free of charge thanks to the Gates Foundation and the Edcamp Foundation. Edcamp Organizers Summit was an amazing opportunity for those of us that have been on the planning committees for local Edcamps.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

After all is said and done, in regard to building a Personal Learning Network, who one follows is much more important than who follows back. There is important information beyond the person’s name and location. A very important number on that profile is how many tweets the person has tweeted while on Twitter. Of course that is not limited to administrators, but that is one of my personal hot buttons. Do you want that person as a collegial source?

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. The idea of the flipped faculty meeting means the time normally spent on the boring stuff can be turned into a time to share, learn and grow, together, as a faculty.

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The Web20Classroom

In every facet of our practice there are other educators doing amazing things that we can all learn from. Through the creation of our Personal Learning Network we find smart folks we can learn, share and grow with. If we are lurking we are learning. Visit an Edcamp.

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

The Principal of Change

As someone who is a big believer in creating experiences for educators where they partake in the types of learning that should happen in the classroom, I thought this suggestion made total sense. To be honest with you, professional learning in many cases needs an overhaul.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

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. Will this help my students learn and achieve?

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

All teachers who feel they are on a mission to provide meaningful learning are rockstars in my book. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. On Monday, June 27th, attend the free Dash and Dot Future of Learning party. Virtual Ways to Learn During ISTE.

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. This has a major impact in our learning today.

Compliance does not foster innovation.

The Principal of Change

In my workshops, I always encourage people that if the session doesn’t work for them, they are more than welcome to leave (but not in a threatening way, more in the idea of the Edcamp model of “voting with your feet”), or they can work on things that they are interested in learning.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

MSEDTechie

Mandating that teachers attend a specific training, and never surveying them to ask what they need, or what they would like to learn. Why is it that we constantly stress the need to differentiate learning for our students, but bundle all teachers into the same learning environment.

5 Ways to Lay the Foundation for Innovation #InnovatorsMindset

The Principal of Change

1.Powerful Learning First, Technology Second. Although the words “innovation” and “technology” are not synonymous, we do have to understand that technology can be transformational in our learning. Create Meaningful Learning Experience for Educators.

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.

Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer

MSEDTechie

For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, regrouping, and also new learning. Here are some questions to ponder when choosing your summer learning experiences. Social media allows you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

MSEDTechie

Differentiation and personalized learning opportunities are just as important for teachers--creating empowering learning communities is key. Here are few of the unique ways educators are given opportunities to expand their learning environment through creative measures.

Making the leap from a teacher to an Edtech coach

Kairos EdTech

It is imperative that Edtech coaches therefore embrace a culture of expanding their PLNs — personal learning networks — and learning and undertaking risks for the sake of learning. Image by Vishal Patel from Flickr. (CC-BY-NC-ND CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

The “growth mindset” is the openness to learning about the medium, but the idea of the “innovator’s mindset” leads to people creating hashtags to share things that are happening in their classroom, or using it to connect with educators that teach the same discipline as they do. With the Twitter now implementing video in the service, it will be something that people will not only be open to learn, but I am sure will do interesting and new things with.

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

TeacherCast

Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Learn more about YouTube Tools Every Teacher Should Know here: [link]. Please visit my homepage and I will help you launch your personal brand today! Download. Listen in a New Window.

How to Grow Your Edu-Family Tree

Graphite Blog

Your Local Professional Learning Community (PLC) Why? A professional learning community (PLC) shares resources and discusses specific student performances. To cement your bond, attend a local conference together or an Edcamp. Your Global Personal Learning Network (PLN) Why? If your students are learning about Canadian geography, you can find a teacher in Toronto to provide authentic resources. Going to a conference is like attending a family reunion.

The Best Feedback a Principal Could Get

A Principal's Reflections

I have also added some of my personal thoughts at the bottom of this post. Image credit: [link] Recently, New Milford High School hosted their annual edcamp-like Saturday learning conference called Edscape. Edscape was an incredible learning event for me.

THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

A wealth of knowledge June 15, 2015 by jpdalton from United States I got the honor of hearing this gentleman speak in person and he knocked my socks off! I learn so much each time I listen or watch a new podcast. I always take what I learn and teach other teachers.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.

JedCampSFBay, Hack your PD

My Paperless Classroom

10/27 join us for a mindful day of discussion and learning. We are so excited to invite you to attend JEDCAMPSFBAY, an edcamp unconference in the San Francisco bay area for Jewish educators. visit our edcamp Wiki page.

JedCampSFBay a mindful day of discussion and learning

My Paperless Classroom

10/27 join us for a mindful day of discussion and learning. We are so excited to invite you to attend JEDCAMPSFBAY, an edcamp unconference in the San Francisco bay area for Jewish educators. visit our edcamp Wiki page.

Make A Big Splash Into Summer Learning

MSEDTechie

For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Are you using Twitter, Voxer, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook, or other social media tools to expand your personal learning network?