Who Should Facilitate Professional Learning?

A Principal's Reflections

Have you ever paid money to go and watch a professional sporting event, play, or musical? If you are like me, then you have gone too many times to count and have lost track. What drives you to spend money and attend these events?

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.

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How to connect EVERY educator to awesome professional learning

Ditch That Textbook

For me, professional development has often meant sitting through a staff-wide meeting about topics with limited interest and little time to practice hands-on. That kind of professional learning stinks. Thankfully, we have TONS of options for fun, hands-on, relevant professional learning — on our own terms. How can find this kind of professional learning — […].

How to make best use of a Professional Learning Network (PLN)

techlearning

As  the Educational Technology Coach and a District Personalized Learning Coach for Verona Area High School, in Verona, Wisconsin, a key part of my role is supporting my colleagues as they learn to integrate technology into the classroom.  In

Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. I'm going to bet we can all recall a meeting or boring PD we had to endure.

How to Build an Online Professional Learning Community Through Respect

EdNews Daily

Learn about building online professional learning communities with Merry Cora, 51Talk Teaching Specialist. In this piece, she shares her experience working for 51Talk, and how she built an online professional learning community through respect and politeness.

Professional Learning School Leaders Need and Deserve

A Principal's Reflections

During my ten years as a school leader I dreaded professional development days in my district. I am not sure any educator looks forward to these monotonous experiences (developed under the guise of learning!) We are excited to invite you to join us in Nashville this February.

Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

Teacher Reboot Camp

You are invited to attend the ISTE panel discussion, Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials , which takes place today from 11:45am–12:45pm, in Room 301BC. Join and get the exclusive digital badge to add to your ISTE badge.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on Episode 508 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun!

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YOUTUBE, TOILETS AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

Battelle for Kids

on a website called How To Fix a Toilet and Other Things We Can’t Do Without Search. Last year Google News Lab collaborated with designer Xaquín G.V. P21 Blog

Rethinking Professional Learning: The Role of Technology

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How Can Schools Rethink Professional Learning to Improve School Success? I was a young, dedicated, new teacher ready, I thought, for the opportunities and challenges of my new classroom and hoping to bring some of my experiences and interests to my students. I knew how to use it for word processing. How could I not know how to use it with my students? Volume 2, Issue 14, Number 3.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. 51Talk’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and to enable students to talk to the world. How do you choose the topics?

Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

This past weekend, I had the honor and privilege to travel with Buncee to Teach Your Heart Out in Miami, Florida. I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily.

edWeb Guide to New Models for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

“When you have administrators, teachers, and people in my position who are planning PD do so in a way that is meaningful to each and every teacher, in any content area – it’s really exciting. To me those are absolutely immeasurable qualities.”

How to Personalize Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

The PL2C Blog

Many have written about the potential micro-credentials represent for changing professional development as a process. Moving beyond passive sit-and-listen experiences, micro-credentials create active learning experiences as educators apply their learning to their classroom. However, we should consider the consequences of the competencies themselves for personalizing learning. In both, the teacher is expected to use formative assessment.

How to Use Augmented Reality in Language and Literature Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

TW Williamson on Episode 452 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast TW Williamson, an educator in Taiwan, shares how he is helping literature and language teachers use augmented reality (AR) in their classrooms. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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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. How they did it.

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Targeted to both administrators, instructional coaches, and technology coaches – Sherry has five practical ideas to get us started. Sherry is the author of Coaching Redefined: A Guide to Leading Meaningful Instructional Growth. Listen to Sherry St. Sherry St.

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

” “Personalized Learning” for educators is something that is gaining more traction in education, and rightfully so. We encourage our employees, in addition to their regular projects, to spend 20 per cent of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google.

12 Professional Learning Curriculum Buckets for Teaching and Learning with Tech

More Verbs

As we think about our teachers becoming highly skilled at using technology in the classroom, we could certainly generate a very long list of skills, approaches, tools, apps, strategies, and other competences we’d like them to get good at. How can students use their knowledge?

My Rewind – A Professional Learning Journey

Fractus Learning

To add a little fun component to my professional learning journey, I decided to create a video that includes moments I’ve had over the past year , or so. I also added quotes and sayings to the video that are meaningful to me.

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, has launched PowerUp , a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. To facilitate robust opportunities for personal and authentic learning, the PowerUp Initiative has provided all high school students and teachers with 1:1 laptops and access to digital content through the HUB, a district-wide learning management system. Lessons Learned.

Connecting Professional Learning and Leadership

The Principal of Change

Years ago I heard about a great program from a school district that wanted to work with their teachers on deepening their understanding about using technology for learning. As incentive, at the end of the 12 sessions, they would be given their own laptop to use at their discretion.

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate.com allows us to pull all of this goodness together for ourselves and for the learning communities we serve. Before we can develop students’ digital literacy, we must first equip teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. to create a device that blocks cell phone signals).

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

Edsurge

Microcredentials provide an opportunity for educators to pursue focused professional learning at their own pace, and on their own schedules. This online panel discussion, originally recorded on May 30, 2018, covers what you need to know and how to make the most of microcredentials. In this webinar, we’ll explore: How can teachers understand the value of microcredentials for their own personal learning?

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works.

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5 Questions To Drive Personal-Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

People need to feel empowered in the process of work and learning. The shift from compliance to empowerment is essential in organizations today. With that in mind, how do we help people grow? Leadership’s job is not to control people, but to unleash talent.

When professional learning isn’t your choice…

Reading By Example

As teachers, we have all had times when we have been asked to participate in mandated professional learning. How did you feel about being there? For me, this type of learning reminds me of what our students must feel each day. What did I learn?

Professional Development and Professional Learning #miamidevice

The Principal of Change

As he used the term “professional development” and the conversation centred around how to make it more meaningful, I thought about the term “professional learning” and these are thoughts that stuck out in my brain.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

By becoming question-askers and problem-solvers, students and teachers work together to construct curriculum from their context and lived experiences. Over 20 teachers recently celebrated their learning as part of their work with an action research course. She learned what not to do.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

By becoming question-askers and problem-solvers, students and teachers work together to construct curriculum from their context and lived experiences. Over 20 teachers recently celebrated their learning as part of their work with an action research course. She learned what not to do.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. So, what we have doesn’t seem to be working. So, what can we do to improve teacher professional development? She read them to us. Others learn by hearing.

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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. Face-to-face is still the ascendant modality, but LMS-for-PD is gaining serious traction, thanks to the efforts of educational IT innovators like Ken Dirkin. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Bray talks about personalizing learning in the classroom. She teaches us strategies and helps us think about how to make our classrooms better. Note: There were so many great quotes in this show, I’ve made some graphics for you to share. So how can we do that?

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How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun! Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Is that what you want us to do?

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How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario’s elementary schools , students are behaving better. They’re creative spaces where students can gather to explore, tinker, discover and create, and they’re making students more enthusiastic about school.

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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. The learning happens in the form of feedback, insights, documentation, new contacts, or new business opportunities.

Making the Most of Your Online Professional Learning in the Digital Age

The 21st Century Principal

“Most successful teachers learn from a combination of resources, including local communities, virtual communities, and research,” writes Kristen Swanson in her new book Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator’s Guide to User-Generated Learning.

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. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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