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. Care for educators themselves, whether through mental and emotional self-care or by creating space for professional development and learning.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Not every professional development book is made equal. In every book on this list, the main focus is on the four C’s and putting student learning first.

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As you are adjusting to the new features inside Google Classroom that were released in August 2018, I thought it would be useful to put together a list of resources to help you do more, learn more, and engage more learners in your classroom. I write and create a lot of Google Classroom blog posts, podcasts, courses, playlists, and more just for Shake Up Learning readers.

Does your district need this innovative App Approval Tool?

eSchool News

Technology was set as a priority because the district hadn’t focused in this area previously. Professional development and planned obsolescence for devices were outlined in the strategic plan as prioritized strategies. To help make the change as smooth as possible, OPS placed an emphasis on digital citizenship through professional learning, as well as the development of a new device deployment strategy and an innovative App Approval Tool.

15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

NeverEndingSearch

In addition to her solo posts, sharing thoughts and discoveries, Jennifer’s podcasts feature interviews with teachers, learning experts, parents, and other people who make things happen in education. As an EdTech consultant, I help educators leverage the power of technology in the classroom — strategically and with purpose. You can energize and enhance teaching and learning — and I’m here to help you get started! Kasey Bell’s Shake Up Learning. technology

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FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this 21-page handbook you will find details on each certification, what is required to prepare, what exams are required, and details about the application process. Learn All About it with this FREE Guide! Becoming Google certified was a game-changer for my professional learning and my career. Shake Up Learning 2016.

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HyperDocs in Math

EdTechTeam

As a high school math teacher for 29 years, I have watched my students change so much with how they learn and what they are exposed to in their school years. Now my students look at their mistakes and learn from them before the assessment is given. This provides students with more ownership of their learning and prevents waiting for a paper to be graded to see if they understand the content. Learn more about HyperDocs here.

Social-Emotional Learning Implementation in a School District

edWeb.net

CASEL , The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, defines social and emotional learning (SEL) as the “process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.” District administrators and school student health professionals are having concurrent conversations around SEL.

Boosting Engagement in Your Digital Library

edWeb.net

In “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection. They can have their own dedicated webpage which can include professional development selections, teaching resources, or popular adult fiction.

Free edTPA Tools Support Teacher Candidates and Programs

Edthena

We came to this work via our existing partners who were already using edTPA, and they asked us to build a solution that went well beyond offering a way to download the edTPA handbooks. Our portfolio builder is set up such that the instructions from the edTPA handbook are available for each task part. That’s because we care tremendously about the experience for teachers when using our technology.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Learning Culture. Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – Ken Robinson. Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. How can school leaders use technology to be more effective?