How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. The efforts of this amazing community helped educators stay connected and empowered as they navigated tough times together.

4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

Professional learning for educators comes in many flavors: Face-to-face, blended, online Content-driven, instructional practices, Edtech focused Faculty meeting, half-day, conference session If we were all to think long enough we could come up with a list of the best professional learning we've participated in and what made it great. For me it was learning where I connected to the presenter and the presentation immediately.

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Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

edWeb.net

Despite decades of existing research, most professional development programs fail to adhere to established criteria for effectiveness. Moore says that before any rollout of sustainable and effective professional learning, there are four factors that school leaders must consider.

Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Thus, I basically just shared what my teachers and students were doing at New Milford High School (NJ) and the evidence that showed how our implementations of innovative ideas were improving student outcomes as well as teaching, learning, and leadership practices.

Professional Learning: Using Video to Provide Feedback (Teaching Learning Leading K12 Podcast)

Edthena

On this episode of the Teaching Leading Learning K-12 Podcast, Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller talked with Steve Miletto talked about all things professional learning, including how video is changing the game for giving educators feedback about their teaching.

#PLN: Using Twitter to Impact Your Professional Learning

Class Tech Integrate

This post is week 2 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators from HotLunchTray.com. The most important/impactful professional learning I have ever participated in was developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter. When I tell many of my fellow educators this, they look at me with a strange look on their face. and how on earth are you doing professional learning with Twitter?

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity.

The New Style of Educator Professional Development (EdTech Today Podcast)

Edthena

Wondering where professional development is headed post-pandemic? But in fact, professional development has been an essential aspect of this whole experience. Certainly mine has changed but absolutely the work of educators and school leaders and district administrators has changed.

Latest Updates to Discovery Education’s Flexible K-12 Platform Keeps All Learners Connected to Engaging Content, Instructional Strategies, and Professional Learning

eSchool News

Discovery Education today announced a series of updates to its flexible, award-winning K-12 learning platform that will keep teachers and students connected to the service’s engaging content, instructional strategies, and professional learning resources wherever learning is taking place.

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. A few years ago, a group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that paid for notebooks and software for creating a professional development program for elementary school teachers.

Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions. The post Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach EdTech Integration Plan Tech Coach Technology Coaching

DIY Professional Learning

techlearning

Are you waiting for the perfect professional learning opportunity? Now you can stop waiting and design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates. Creating & Coding Picademy (Raspberry Pi Foundation) [FREE] www.raspberrypi.org/training/picademy Become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. After completing the program, educators join a community of passionate digital making practitioners.

mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

Education has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Educators have been tasked with pivoting from in-person to remote learning more than once in many districts across the country. mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators.

How Micro-Credentials Support Professional Learning

edWeb.net

All educators are lifelong learners, whether they’re figuring out how to incorporate the latest edtech device into their lessons or researching bios on NBA players to help a reluctant reader. But while schools expect teachers to continue their education, most only get rewarded for getting an advanced degree like a master’s or a Ph.D. Now, organizations like Digital Promise have developed micro-credential programs, which recognize educators for acquiring new skills.

Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

After a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you’re now called on to figure out which edtech products will support your learners and educators. Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning?

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CUE Higher Education Learning Network to Present at Global EdTech Academy

CUE

The Global EdTech Academy – a partnership between CUE and Microsoft – continues to provide educators across the country and globally with FREE professional learning this summer. News conference edtech PD Professional Development professional learning

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. Now is the time we all need to educate ourselves on effective online teaching and I recommend this course as a great place to start. Education

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I can tell from experience that it’s a prerequisite for a teacher to follow trends due to the fast-changing market and nuances of working with young professionals with a progressive mindset. 6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Video-Based Learning. More on education trends.

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There’s a Badge for That (EdTech Digest)

Edthena

A rundown on what you need to know about micro-credentials and three ways they boost professional learning for educators are outlined in this EdTech Digest article by Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena. Curious about micro-credentials?

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. During a planning call prior, I was asked to work with special education, math, and reading teachers in particular.

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Propelling Educators to the Next Level

CUE

The post Propelling Educators to the Next Level appeared first on CUE, Inc. News Blended Learning edtech Fall CUE Professional Development professional learningGuest Blog Post by Virtual Fall CUE Featured Speaker Vernon Wright Hello everyone!

CUE Announces Partnership with Microsoft for Global EdTech Academy

CUE

CUE and Microsoft have teamed up for a global collaboration – bringing the masses free, universal access to an entire suite of live and recorded EdTech resources, Master Class sessions, and personalized office educators with educators and authors in the field.

GETA Continues with PD From Superstar Educators

CUE

The Global EdTech Academy – a partnership between CUE and Microsoft – has been providing educators across the country with FREE professional learning this summer. The post GETA Continues with PD From Superstar Educators appeared first on CUE, Inc.

12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Honestly, I’ve never wanted my education career to take a major hiatus for months at a time. [.]. Ed Tech conferences edtech education on air educational technology professional development professional learning seesaw voxerAh, summer … that time when all teachers leave school work and school thoughts behind for months to lounge by the pool. Right? Well, in more than a decade of teaching, it’s never been that way for me!

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Sponsor : Urkund 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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Take the 2016 ETIN-SIIA Vision K-20 Online Professional Learning Survey

edWeb.net

Educators, administrators and faculty members from K-12 and higher educational institutions around the globe have the opportunity to take a short, online survey to evaluate their use of online professional learning. The collective responses from educators nationwide will help ETIN better understand how education leaders are using online professional learning opportunities. edWeb Blog edtech etin professional 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? Today, I am going to share with you 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning. If you are in a position where you deliver training and professional development to other educators, this episode is for you! Shake Up Learning 2019.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises.

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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. A Professional Learning Network (PLN) is a community or a group people with similar interests or shared passions with whom a person interacts with to create relationships and learn. The learning happens in the form of feedback, insights, documentation, new contacts, or new business opportunities.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? Before she landed at Slack, Swanson was already a well-known figure in edtech. She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes.

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID19 pandemic unearthed many harsh realities for education across the globe. Inadequate WIFI and the availability of computers at home for kids to use for learning caught many educators off guard. Drive-by professional development did not work in the past.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

Edsurge

One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering.

The EdTech Genome Project: Talking Implementation with Elizabeth Birie

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. Over the past year, Elizabeth has also been lending her expertise to the EdTech Genome Project.

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A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Ditch That Textbook

For many of us the connections, support, and resources we gain from being part of a professional learning network on Twitter are what give us back our passion for teaching. DitchBook Twitter chat beginner's guide to twitter for educators edtech twitter twitter chats twitter for educators twitter for teachers twitter guide for teachersJoining Twitter can be a career-altering event.