Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes. Micro-credentials support timely topics like distance learning.

Alabama Expands Use of LETRS Professional Learning Course Statewide

eSchool News

16, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that all schools throughout Alabama can now boost literacy instruction via LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning. About Lexia Learning.

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Video-Powered Professional Learning (The Pulse Podcast)

Edthena

Learn more about Edthena’s start and video-powered professional learning in this conversation between Rod Murray of The Pulse podcast and Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller. And, try out Edthena’s video coaching professional learning for yourself.

Georgia Model for Virtual Professional Learning: Supporting Educators During COVID

edWeb.net

In this edWebinar, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Social Studies team, made up of regional and district leaders, describe how their virtual learning communities on edWeb.net helped them support educators, and their students and parents, during a time of crisis.

Georgia Model for Virtual Professional Learning: Supporting Educators During COVID

edWeb.net

In this edWebinar, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Social Studies team, made up of regional and district leaders, describe how their virtual learning communities on edWeb.net helped them support educators, and their students and parents, during a time of crisis.

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.

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.

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

eSchool News

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. About mindSpark Learning.

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.

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. We teamed up to talk about Empatico, Buncee, and other learning experiences that impact student learning and engagement. He made us understand why every child, every student needs our emotional support in order to allow them to focus on learning.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Faced with implementing new standards and inquiry-based instruction for over 180 school districts and over 30,000 social studies teachers with a department of two people, the social studies team at the Georgia Department of Education turned to virtual learning communities on edWeb.net to reach Georgia teachers and leaders. The impact on student learning. What they’ve learned over the past two years as they start year three. How do you know it’s impacting 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. In my position as K-12 Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in the Spotswood School District, I am assisting with the district’s transition to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) as well as working with teachers on the effective integration of technology. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

AI is part of students’ everyday lives, and their interest and passion for the technology continues to grow, and educators who are embracing this movement are realizing that it’s a critical part of preparing students for a modern workforce. Click Here to Learn More

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

Newark Public Schools (NPS) has approved expanding implementation of Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® (PowerUp) throughout its K-5 and K-8 schools. About Lexia Learning. About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

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. 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.

The Technological Transformation of Districts to Benefit All Learners

edWeb.net

Many school districts are now going through a process of determining which pandemic-related practices should be kept, improved, or discarded, and the use of remote and blended learning technologies is frequently being raised during these types of discussions.

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

Daily Edventures

Technology Integration Specialist. 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! Without these learning communities, I don’t know where I would be today.”. or on Flipgrid, Titmas says his students yearn for authentic learning experiences. “We Scott Titmas.

Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Others paid attention to the data and rising number of coronavirus cases and used their summers more wisely to design for better remote/hybrid learning and teaching than the mostly-low-level direct instruction, digital worksheets, and paper homework packets that we saw last spring.

2 hours, up to 200 people, 1 low price

Dangerously Irrelevant

Schools who are trying to focus on deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion are finding the protocol to be helpful in their efforts. Or we could do: 1 introductory session for elementary school(s). [Trying something new here…].

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

AI is part of students’ everyday lives, and their interest and passion for the technology continues to grow, and educators who are embracing this movement are realizing that it’s a critical part of preparing students for a modern workforce. Click Here to Learn More

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. But is technology the key to their success? Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. and technology?

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. Local nonprofit partners like ACTEM, DCIU, mindSpark Learning, NYSCATE, and T3 are playing a critical role in supporting the development of great teachers and leaders.

Technology and Innovation as Paths to Educational Equity

edWeb.net

However, it also created opportunities to develop more equitable outcomes, based on the widespread switch to digital learning experiences and new education models. The presentation featured Dr. Beth Rabbitt, Chief Executive Officer of The Learning Accelerator; Richard E.

Woz U Is Partnering with CredEd to Provide Teachers with Coding Education

eSchool News

This partnership comes as the pandemic has highlighted the need for our education system to evolve, especially when it comes to technology. A recent survey shows that teachers have a strong desire for professional learning that builds comfort with technology.

Educational Technology Support

Kleinspiration

I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Being a sponsor of this site is more than simply having a spot on the side bar, but rather joining a partnership together to support the advancement of technology in education. MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.

OPINION: Students need more computer training for our increasingly digital world

The Hechinger Report

From work to school to home, digital technology is everywhere. They need opportunities to create, decode, analyze, customize and otherwise manipulate programs, datasets and predictive models to solve problems in support of their learning goals.

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today we talk to an award-winning French teacher turned Instructional Technology Program Manager who can help us understand the pitfalls and possibilities of successful implementation. Nicole Naditz – Bio as Submitted Nicole has been a Program Specialist in Instructional Technology at San Juan Unified School District since 2018.

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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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LAUSD Making a Comeback with Instructional Technology

Leadership Lounge

As the second-largest urban school district in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District has embarked on a long journey to embed technology into learning and teaching in the most effective way possible. After years of strategic planning and collaboration, the district is now making a comeback as a true leader in instructional technology. However, the district paused the rollout of devices in 2014 to ensure schools established a technology plan.

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. One of the phrases that has emerged in my conversations is the idea of synchronous learning vs. asynchronous learning.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on technology tools? 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. Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. CUE All-Star Professional Services.

Indiana’s Perry Township Announces New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting the Creation of Equitable Learning Experiences in Any Learning Environment

eSchool News

May 17, 2021) —Indiana’s Perry Township Schools (PTS) today announced the finalization of a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the creation of equitable learning experiences in any environment. professional learning. SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday,?May

A Shopping List for Mathematics in the Digital Age

edWeb.net

With the continued move to distance learning and digital resources, educators need to make sure any tools support this new mindset. Whiteboards, voice recorders—anything that lets students work through the task in their own way and supports their learning style is essential.

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. During this year, I attended our state's annual reading conference, Kagan professional learning 5 day workshop, several Lucy Calkin's writing workshop sessions, numerous district level conferences, and received private coaching from some of the nation's top educational consultants. Professional Learning Varies.