Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. My concurrent sessions were for secondary teachers as the audience. I thought these observations were fair and accurately described what many educators experience for professional learning offered in their school and district. There were positives, but it seemed like schoolwide professional learning wasn’t enough for the teachers attending. Personal Learning Networks.

Sound Advice on Personalized Learning from Six Regional Incubators

Edsurge

That’s the bottom line and big payoff for listening to this six-podcast series on personalized learning from The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. For city-based organizers interested in incubating a diverse set of next gen school models, personalized learning networks, or innovative education ecosystems, these podcasts provide a valuable jump-start. Don’t underestimate the number of local educators who are willing to try out new learning strategies.

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7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education

Edsurge

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have long supported teachers in their career development, but with the help of technology, they’re now transforming education itself. We spoke with educators around the country and discovered seven ways that PLCs are transforming teaching and learning in schools. Common learning goals and objectives A set of common goals, along with a designated meeting time for focused effort, helps each participant get the most out of a PLC.

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To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

Edsurge

This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Learning how to behave online responsibly and safely—a concept known as digital citizenship—requires access to social media tools in schools, they note. We must keep learning first.

The #blimage challenge spreads

Learning with 'e's

We anticipate that #blimage will grow even wider in its influence, because it has an appeal for everyone who is thinking about education and learning. It has spread across all sectors of professional practice, from primary, secondary and tertiary education, into the workplace learning sector. It's about learning through storytelling, and this is lucidly explained by H J deWaard in an insightful post entitled Stories and Spaces within a #blimage Challenge.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. I am passionate about technology and its effects on teaching and learning. I co-produce (with Dr. Abbie Brown) the award-winning podcast Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences ( [link] ).

itslearning to host ISTE roundtable series on education practices

eSchool News

Educators point to the ability to learn from colleagues, in addition to experts, as essential for enhancing their abilities. itslearning , developer of the itslearning learning management system, is helping attendees at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo to be part of topic-specific “professional learning networks” through roundtable sessions on pedagogical best practices. Personalized Learning Roundtable. Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning.

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. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development. So, we developed a first-of-its-kind coaching model, based on Jennie Magiera’s work in Courageous Edventures , aimed at helping teachers tackle their challenges with personalized strategies and innovative tools.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

To paraphrase, the student was interested in the theory and the content, but as a student teacher looking to launch into a hired position this student felt the course would be more beneficial if its objective was geared around learning how to utilize tools such as Moodle, Interactive White Boards, iPads, Virtual Field Trips or Google Docs into curriculum, and not finding educators to chat with on Twitter. Networked identity learning Networked Scholars pedagogy Toolkit

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

Keep in mind, even if your school has a different type of capstone course, my thoughts below could be applicable in the capstone process, learning environment, or product creation. All capstones include the following phases: Proposal creation Content learning Skill building Research Implementation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? Technology can also make communicating student learning to a wider and more authentic audience possible.

Reciprocity failure

Learning with 'e's

But nothing you learn is ever wasted. I wrote in my previous blog post about reciprocity learning , where I discussed the sharing culture emerging through social media. I suggested that Personal Learning Networks would not be able to function if people failed to share their ideas and content freely. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. I once trained as a photographer.