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.

Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily. One tool that he shared that I can’t wait to learn more about is Empatico. The post Palm Trees and Professional Learning appeared first on Buncee Blog.

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. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Organization: Learning Forward.

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.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

Using your LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward. Related: 3 reasons elementary schools should adopt an LMS.

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

Linways Technologies

If you are really interested in teaching, maintaining a relationship with your community of teachers is elementary for your growth in terms of both private life and career-wise. A community, in this sense, would be a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for teachers.

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.

“Growing my professional learning network…literally changed my life!” – Scott Titmas, USA

Daily Edventures

When a colleague of mine mentioned all the learning she did on Twitter I was intrigued. Growing my professional learning network through Twitter chats like #TLAP, #KidsDeserveIt, #MakeitReal, and #FlipgridFever literally changed my life! Scott Titmas.

Redesigning Professional Learning with Video: Igniting District-Wide Leadership and Learning

eSchool News

We also know, from experience, that providing on-going, personalized and relevant professional learning to all teachers within a district is a seemingly insurmountable task. What a district-wide video-based professional learning program looks like at all levels.

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.

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Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

techlearning

Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with professional development to support state-of-the-art coding and robotics education.

What This Writing Expert Learned That Will Make You a Better Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s learned some remarkable things that she shares on this show. Angela Stockman – Bio as Submitted Angela Stockman facilitates professional learning experiences for K-12 literacy teachers within and beyond her home state of New York.

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Prior to that, she taught French for 25 years, winning numerous awards for her work designing authentic relevant learning experiences for her students.

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California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide

techlearning

September 25, 2018) – California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) today announced it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

Live Tuesday August 30th (Early Time) with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on Professional Learning Communities to Improve Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, August 30th, at an earlier-than-normal time for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on using Professional Learning Communities to improve schools.

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. Since my first year of teaching, I've grown to understand the importance of high-quality professional learning.

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide ) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom.

Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here’s what we discussed… Day 1: The Big Picture: Start With the Why – How is the innovation decade going to change learning of, by, and for young people? – Transmedia – Blended learning models – Personalization v. We also had fun as we learned.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

Oprah-fy Your PD

CUE

Hordes of teachers jumping around, crying tears of joy as you hand them little boxes with the keys to their professional development…You could even summon your own inner Oprah and run around the staff room shouting…. Innovate passion-based learning professional learning

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

on Corippo is the Chief Innovation Officer for CUE, leading CUE’s professional learning throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. CUE All-Star Professional Services.

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders

techlearning

Mary’s Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! The contest invited elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate.” – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Awards St.

The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

Tom Murray

In short, we must invest in our teachers through professional development, and by establishing cultures of ongoing learning and inquiry that expand beyond any defined professional development hours. The following is a guest post from Ross Cooper. Connect with Ross on Twitter.

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Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

He also shares how flexible seating should go with more student voice and choice in their learning. Concept #1: The Process of Continual Design of Learning Spaces. So that’s what Ilsa was working with at our school and we learned that this really makes a difference in student learning.

Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Bray talks about personalizing learning in the classroom. Now we’ll put it in the show notes Barbara has her own podcast,“ Conversations on Learning “ and I want you to check that out.So I call it personal professional learning. How do you like to learn?

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Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re learning, and we are providing them that environment to push those boundaries. Area of interest include self-directed professional learning, sketchnoting, coding/programming, and cats.

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn all about this tool that has educators talking (especially those with Chromebooks.). Crystal is a certified gifted education facilitator, eMINTS trainer, Professional Learning Community Leader, educational instructional and technology coach, and behavior specialist.

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5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards

The CoolCatTeacher

Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. Concentrate on experiential learning.

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Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional learning on Snapchat. Parker, Diana Maher, Always Learning Admin, and Teacher Mike. Every week day you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today. [00:02:00]. Never stop learning. .

Why we love our PD tools

eSchool News

Ask most teachers what they think of their district’s professional development (PD) and you’ll most likely get a grimace or an outright groan. Video coaching with Edthena provides us with a sustainable and scalable professional development model.

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

Or consider an academic dean observing two teachers at his school with markedly different performance, and consequently very different professional development needs. How can this dean more effectively personalize professional development to meet each teacher where they are and help them get to where they need to be? These two examples highlight some of the key limitations of today’s “seat-time” centric models for teacher professional development.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

3: Find evidence of learning while on our feet. Angela: Number three is to stop relying our gradebooks so much and to start scooping up evidence of learning, on our feet while we’re teaching kids.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. professional learning and new learning experiences.

5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher’s grade book, learning management system, student information system, and assessment in one powerful platform with just one log in. Learn about the Unified Classroom. Idea #2 Dress Up and Become Part of the Learning.

Turn tech PD into a casual trip to the CAFE with this new model

eSchool News

Casual, ongoing professional development on technology makes a difference at one district. Out of this need, the Technology CAFÉ became a reality, and has continued to increase this year with the rollout of 1,800 more laptops for grades 3-5 at all six of our elementary schools.

Where Will You Go? Get Global with your Students

EdTechTeam

Teachers don’t need “one more thing,” they need a learning opportunity that integrates several skills, a variety of entry points, and something that is of interest to students. With thoughtful integration and preparation, your learning journey is just getting started.

The Value of #EdTech Certifications: #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast 3.0

techlearning

NYCSchoolsTech educators interested in learning more and applying for these programs can visit the training tab of our website at Schools.nyc.gov/tech and join our #NYCSchoolsTech online community. This can leave innovative educators feeling disconnected to what their learning.

When Your Colleague is a Curmudgeon

Brilliant or Insane

I spend most week days facilitating professional learning throughout my region. Last week alone, I taught five different lessons in elementary and middle school classrooms […]. Brilliant or Insane.