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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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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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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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.

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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.

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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The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

It’s important to notice a problem. It’s even more important to determine solutions to address that problem. As a result, I challenged myself and others to come up with strategies to invite diversity. Invite them to present with you.

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. A common concern for administrators and teachers is the how-to of integrating video into their culture of practice. Coaches end up providing more feedback to teachers with a more efficient process.

5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Smoke” talks about what makes excellent professional development. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. They’re reading to us.

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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?

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The author of Make Writing , Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. I’d like them to “make” that character.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? That title belongs to Kristen Swanson, whose job is to develop trainings for its employees and to help explain the messaging tool to customers around the globe. It’s an unusual approach to explaining a product to the uninitiated. “We Pull Learning'.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The first step is to use a logic model.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. There are a couple of risks to playing it safe and familiar.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. There are a couple of risks to playing it safe and familiar.

8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. The best teachers begin counting up the time remaining to make a difference in the lives of their kids. And how can you join their ranks?

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Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each other. I also listed the activities that are involved in content curation, specifically within K-12 learning environments.

How to deliver PL that really works

eSchool News

I recently chatted with Kathy Dyer, NWEA’s manager of innovation and learning, professional learning design, about how to connect professional learning (PL) to student outcomes and how to best support teachers.

How to Help Kids in Poverty Succeed in Life and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Click here to download the transcript or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Subtle bias of educators and how to address it. Want to hear another episode on helping kids in poverty?

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. Getting these design elements into a teacher’s current curriculum demands that teachers create professional habits around Replacement Thinking. In a nutshell, those considerations include: Students must demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Easy Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

Personalized learning for struggling readers can be timesaving and easy to execute. Finding patterns and honing in on students’ reading skill deficits will quickly point educators to the appropriate intervention. Find all of Cindy’s tips and timesaving strategies here.

Media Literacy Strategies for Tackling Fake News

edWeb.net

Twenty years ago it was easier to identify fake news. Now, between the number of online information sites and the proliferation of social media apps, plus near constant mobile phone use, determining a story’s credibility seems to call for advanced detective skills.

How to Design Google PD That Works!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Design Google PD That Works! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A Framework for Professional Learning with G Suite. I’ve learned a lot of lessons as a Google trainer, A LOT! How to Design Google PD That Works!

How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s explore how we can use podcasts for professional learning and get credit for it! How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts!

Common Classroom Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

edWeb.net

The dunce cap, a ruler on the knuckles, kneeling on rice: modern teachers wouldn’t think of using these methods to correct students’ behavior. Teachers need to have the parents on their side, so the measures need to be something parents can understand and support.

School Leaders: How to Achieve Instructional Breakthrough in Your Schools

Insight Education Group

The strategies and techniques that used to work, even just a couple years ago, just aren’t working anymore. As you look to the next year, there are two primary questions to consider now in order to avoid this scenario: What do I need to do differently to improve student achievement?