How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be. That doesn’t happen in online courses. Because online classes can feel impersonal, you as the teacher gain a deeper understanding of the value of collaboration, community, and chatter.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

In the last month, our teaching and learning environment has been upended. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, districts and educators have been tasked with shifting teaching and learning online, and many are seeking resources to support learning in this new environment.

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Online Learning During COVID-19

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When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students. We are now in 2020, living through the COVID-19 pandemic and in the remote and online environment predicted in 2015. Three Phases of Online Learning. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaBy Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

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.

edWeb Resources for Online Learning & Collaboration

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We’ve gathered edWeb resources, that are all free, to help you with online learning and collaboration, as we all cope with the spread of the coronavirus. You can use edWeb.net to create free online communities for your staff, schools, and districts that can be public or private, and include many tools for collaboration. … We’ve documented some great ways you can use edWeb for collaboration and virtual professional learning.

How Online Learning Research Can Improve Remote Instruction

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Looking for an easy way to become a better online instructor? At a time when millions of educators have been thrown into remote learning with no formal training, any answer to that question might seem too good to be true. But for now, some experts say to start simple: Take a short online course, for example, to see what students experience. There's not a lot of research on very young children and online learning,” Rice says. “So,

Professional Learning and Development Surveys

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edWeb is kicking off back to school with two webinars and three surveys on professional learning and development! Callie Turk, founder of Intersections in Education Consulting, began the webinar on Building Trust, Respect, and Empathy into Personalized PD by discussing the fall 2015 Personalized Professional Learning Survey sponsored by Performance Matters. The survey aimed to learn more about connected educators from current edWeb members.

District Model for Online Professional Learning: Spencerport School District

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The Spencerport School District (NY) was looking for a professional learning solution for some of their teachers who can’t stay after hours for face-to-face PD because of family responsibilities. New York State requires that teachers earn 100 hours of professional learning in five years for their license renewal, and teachers were struggling to earn those hours. Blended Learning. Student-Centered Learning/Voice. Classroom and Learning Spaces.

District Model for Online Professional Learning: Spencerport School District

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The Spencerport School District (NY) was looking for a professional learning solution for some of their teachers who can’t stay after hours for face-to-face PD because of family responsibilities. New York State requires that teachers earn 100 hours of professional learning in 5 years for their license renewal, and teachers were struggling to earn those hours. Blended Learning. Student Centered Learning/Voice. Classroom and Learning Spaces.

From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. At 51Talk, based out of China, American teachers are sharing their stories about lessons, culture, and even how they’re making money online at home teaching. I shared my knowledge when providing learning opportunities for the French teachers in my system. What have you learned?

edWeb Resources for Online Learning & Collaboration

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We’ve gathered edWeb resources, that are all free, to help you with online learning and collaboration, as we all cope with the spread of the coronavirus. You can use edWeb.net to create free online communities for your staff, schools, and districts that can be public or private, and include many tools for collaboration. … We’ve documented some great ways you can use edWeb for collaboration and virtual professional learning.

Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

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Two months after the COVID-19 crisis forced educators across the United States to leave their classrooms and start teaching online, the scope of the changes and challenges have now become clear, and educational leaders have started to identify what’s working and what still needs improvement. Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers.

TEACHER VOICE: Already affected by crisis in their own countries, refugee students are left behind in online learning

The Hechinger Report

What does this mean for teaching and learning? As reopening guidelines remain varied and in seemingly permanent flux, we must remember that children across the country simply haven’t experienced consistent online teaching and learning.

Mr. Hooker Comes to Virtual Fall CUE!

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Guest Blog Post by Virtual Fall CUE Featured Speaker Carl Hooker Like many of you, when March hit, I was thrown for a loop when it came to teaching and learning. News conference FallCUE online learning PD Professional Development professional learning remote teachingAs someone who works with teachers on a daily basis, I quickly had to not only help them adapt, but also adapt myself. I’m […]. The post Mr. Hooker Comes to Virtual Fall CUE!

Avoid magical thinking: ‘Design for online’ this fall

Dangerously Irrelevant

As coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, numerous school districts are reluctantly announcing that they will be doing ‘remote learning’ again this fall. Many of them center learning in person at school as the main modality, with accommodations perhaps being made for students, families, and educators who are rightfully concerned about becoming infected with a deadly virus. We had our chance this summer to get better at online learning.

Design for high engagement this fall

Dangerously Irrelevant

In a couple of recent posts, I said: One of the biggest challenges of ‘remote learning’ over the past few months has been that most of the motivators been pared away. For many students, all that has been left is the uninspiring learning. Accordingly, we shouldn’t be surprised when our students – who generally have more control and autonomy at home over their learning decisions than they do at school – simply opt out.

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. While most students still take at least some of their courses in a face-to-face setting, the need to scale online learning opportunities for thousands of students has required new infrastructure, new curriculum, and, of course, new teachers. When you talk about online and blended learning, they don’t have the background for that.

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

eSchool News

A recent survey shows that teachers have a strong desire for professional learning that builds comfort with technology. CredEd is an online platform for teachers to access professional development courses at a reasonable cost.

Five ways to build a community of learners online

eSchool News

Relationships are the foundation of learning. How can teachers forge these connections within a remote learning environment? For education consultant Lainie Rowell , that’s the central question facing educators as they’ve moved instruction entirely online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cultivating a community of learners is critical,” says Rowell, an author and international speaker who facilitates professional learning for the Orange County, Calif.,

Q&A: Miami Device Host Felix Jacomino Digs Deeper into Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Patnoudes Get an inside look at one of the year's most influential professional learning camps. Bring Your Own Device Classroom Leadership Management Online Learning Professional Development

Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID Slide

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Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. Learning Gaps. By Eileen Belastock.

Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

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The post Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This creates a fantastic and Dynamic Learning Experience for Mike’s students. I broke the process into five steps to be completed over six days of virtual learning.

How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3)

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The post How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lessons for blended learning have to be different than in-person activities translated to a digital space. How to Create #GoogleClassroom Blended Learning Lessons.

How to Integrate Google Classroom with Google Meet

Shake Up Learning

prepare for online and blended learning, more and more schools are relying on Google Classroom and Google Meet to deliver online lessons and assignments. If you are a Google for Education school, combining these two remote learning tools makes a lot of sense. Learn more. Learn more. Join the Google Classroom Master Class Online Course. Learn all about the new updates to Google Classroom and take your skills to the next level.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

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edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning. All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more.

Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

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In a recent edWebinar, “ Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success,” leaders from the Ohio Department of Education explained how a statewide initiative is helping administrators and teachers not only understand the tiers but also provide assistance in selecting the best materials for their students. to determine what programs will assist with meeting learning goals. Step 3 – Learn the basics (about ESSA levels).

Building STEM and Movement Skills Outside of School

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distance learning comes into play. But, vetted virtual programs can match the depth and impact of in-school learning experiences. An edWebinar sponsored by Unruly Splats , “Distance Learning: How to Support STEM and Physical Activity at Home,” models this alignment showcasing web-based programs and apps that offer stay-at-home learners with opportunities to strengthen STEM skills, remain physically active, and manage screen time. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. In this week’s post, we investigate the instructional value of an interoperable learning management system (LMS). Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified. Considerations When Introducing a Learning Management System.

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Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

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To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. Organized by SETDA, the State Education Technology Directors Association, the edWebinar included a 2 nd grade teacher who had previously taught online only during inclement weather and never expected to be teaching remotely for an extended period. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

3 Types of Learning Crucial for Educators

The Principal of Change

In “ Innovate Inside the Box ” I share three types of learning that are crucial for educators: These three ideas are something that I believe schools should be intentional about in their practice, as it is beneficial to learning now and in the future. When we unleash the genius of the ‘whole’ in our classrooms, there is no limit to what we can learn together.”

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

Social media enables collaboration, which for adult learning is the key to success for most adults. The key to accepting social media as a tool for learning comes in the term “Social”. It takes time to learn the tools, time to learn the culture, and time to learn the strategies to effectively learn through social media. There is no debate that collaboration is a leading method of learning.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures!

Shake Up Learning

The post Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. All of the current Shake Up Learning courses are now 50% OFF to help more schools and teachers during coronavirus-related school closures. As many schools are transitioning to home learning, teachers and schools find themselves in need of training for online tools like Google Classroom. Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures!

Survival Guide for Not Being at ISTE

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Stay in your pajamas, join here and start your virtual learning journey today! Reach out fervently to your Professional Learning Family to lend and get the support you need. Be a Professional Learning Stalker. Fortunately, professional learning excuses obsessive online following that otherwise in real-life, would be deemed, well, creepy. It is a clear reminder of the power of social media and online learning.