4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

For me it was learning where I connected to the presenter and the presentation immediately. And where the presenter helped me make connections to what I was learning and why it was important. The purpose is to bring all voices to the table to learn and grow together.

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The CoolCatTeacher

Modern professional learning links the Professional Learning Community (PLC) with the Professional Learning Network (PLN). An Excerpt from Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLC’s with PLN’s.

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Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

Catlin Tucker

To capitalize on this energy, most school districts organize mandatory professional development opportunities for teachers designed to teach them a new teaching strategy or introduce them to a new piece of technology. As the spark , I explain the WHY behind blended learning.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! To that end, a group of 14 educators have been busily designing tasks, missions, and challenges for attendees.

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.

4C the Success of Your Next Professional Learning Initiative

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane I began meeting with strategic planning groups last week, in anticipation of the summer and the year ahead. I’m excited to be working with a handful of schools I’ve never had experience with before, as these first conversations are always filled with possibility.

Embedding Professional Learning

Reading By Example

Our journey to excellence in teaching begins with a commitment to professional learning. This beautiful hidden gem of a school only has one teacher per grade level K-4 so I get to be in their classrooms, learning side by side with the teacher and the students in every grade level every single day. My school lives what Regie calls professional learning over professional development and that is not easy to do.

Professional Learning: Engagement Before Anything Else

Reading By Example

Teachers have selected one of a variety of faculty-suggested professional resources. Their book choice has determined what groups they are in within the school. Although many of the groups were already formed prior to our book study, i.e. grade level or department, there has been some crossover. The art teacher is meeting with the 4K teachers. I have a running Amazon cart of professional titles.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

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The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. before they assign group work.

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? 15 Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom in Professional Learning.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.”

Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

In Chapter 4 of Becoming a Literacy Leader , Jennifer Allen describes how she facilitates professional learning beyond the schoolwide initiative. She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

Edsurge

Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. These networks, often found on Facebook or Twitter, are spaces where educators around the world can meet each other to share ideas and best practices.

Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing.

LEARN with Marginal Syllabus (January): Generative Principles for Professional Learning for Equity-Oriented Urban English Teachers

Educator Innovator

Our January reading for Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN investigates the experiences of three early-career secondary English teachers in urban settings who sought professional development opportunities to support teaching for social justice. This is the third month of LEARN, a Marginal Syllabus co-developed with the National Writing Project (NWP) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Over the many years that #Edchat has been engaging educators, one topic that always generates a huge amount of interest, based on comments, is the faculty meeting. The only upside is that with each meeting a check may be placed in the box for attending.

Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right? Many times, staff meetings become housekeeping lists, presentations on topics, and there is little interaction among teachers. After intense reflection, I have decided it is time to change the outlook of staff meetings.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research

Edsurge

The “Getting to Know and Love Your Brain” poster on her wall, which read “breathe deep into your belly to stay calm and help your PFC (prefrontal cortex) think clearly,” prompted her first graders to get their brains ready for learning. Nina Radcliffe’s teaching practice was changing.

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

Do you think you could integrate the concepts of the flipped classroom to optimize student learning time?”. How much input do you give you students in choosing what, where, and how they learn?” . These ‘sit and get’ meetings were information, one-sided presentation meetings.

The Case for Coaching Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Initially, I resisted but then decided that this could be an excellent opportunity to connect with more kids and hopefully in the process pass along some of the life lessons that I learned from my former coaches. Coaching educational leadership Leadership professional learning

How a Principal Uses edWeb to Personalize PD

edWeb.net

In May, when edWeb.net surveyed principals, personalized professional development for teachers was the number one topic of interest. ” edWeb used as a platform for professional development is done fairly regularly in South Park Elementary Center.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

Do you think you could integrate the concepts of the flipped classroom to optimize student learning time?”. How much input do you give you students in choosing what, where, and how they learn?” . These ‘sit and get’ meetings were information, one-sided presentation meetings.

Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

edWeb.net

and Symon Hayes of Altitude Learning explained how using a learner-centered process prepares administrators and teachers to implement the same approach with their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

It Takes a (Whole) School

Digital Promise

The legend of the superhero teacher who steps into a crumbling, underresourced school and singlehandedly changes the lives of a group of indifferent or hostile students is a pervasive one in popular culture. The Organizational Supports Teachers Need to Serve in High-Poverty Urban Schools.

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

Use these Powerful Video Focusing Techniques to Accelerate Teacher Learning, Encourage Deep Reflection, and Facilitate Rich Discussions

Edthena

The tools educators can use to guide viewing of instructional practice videos are called Focusing Techniques, and they are synthesized from research on teacher learning, self-reflection, and accelerated improvement. Interpret: The Key to Accelerated Teacher Learning. In-person meetings.

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How Collaboration Helps School Leaders Succeed

edWeb.net

School leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning, and to support collaboration with staff across schools and districts. School leaders can customize their communities to suit the professional learning needs of the group.

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.

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

Below is the excerpt from the ISTE Standards for Educators that describes this standard: Empowered Professional Learner - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.

Learn from 11 Innovative Educators in The #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast Episode 2

techlearning

Learn about the innovative practices going on with some of New York City’s most passionate educators and supporters. an example of a school that successfully incorporated technology into learning by actively demonstrating, creating, and making meaning in a math class.

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.

10 Ways To Naturally Support Teacher Collaboration

TeachThought - Learn better.

Most schools now have online learning management systems, including Blackboard, Moodle, and Edmodo are just a few. Start a reading group. It’s a way of acknowledging and honoring the achievements of my colleagues, and also an opportunity for me to learn, too—and that’s inspirational.

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A School Leader’s Guide to Using edWeb for Personalized Teacher PD

edWeb.net

To provide the best possible teaching and learning environment, school leaders need to provide their teachers with professional learning opportunities that are personalized and engaging. edWeb Blog administrators Next-Gen PD online professional learning PD school leaders

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Implementing a Personalized PD Program in Your District

edWeb.net

In a system where people learn in a variety of ways, one size does not fit all for PD programs. Districts must provide choice, allowing teachers to select what they want to learn while keeping in mind district goals. Schools and districts can also use edWeb as an online meeting place.