4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. Recently, on a webinar with my friend Erin Olson , she talked about an activity she does with teachers. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

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Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? There never seems to be enough time in the day to do what needs to be done both personally and professionally. Like change, learning is a process, not an event. So, what does meaningful professional learning look like? To learn more about creating or improving a PLN, click HERE.

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. With a PLN, I was able to learn anytime, anywhere, from anyone I wanted for free.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals. edWeb Personal Learning Network PLN

Designing Empathy-Based Professional Development That Teachers Will Use

Edsurge

Empathy (Source: Participate) While there has been an increase in training around social-emotional learning (SEL) in K-12 classrooms, many professional development (PD) resources for educators treat SEL as a standalone subject rather than a foundational component of learning environments. Participate , a social learning platform, and Empatico , a free tool for classroom virtual exchange, noted a lack of SEL-related PD opportunities for educators. Em·pa·thy /?emp?TH?/

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century teacher blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network. Tonight, I''m hosting two opportunities for professional learning. We will talk about creating the ultimate learning environments, how to foster creativity and engagement, and much more!

More Cool Events coming up from EdChat Interactive

Educational Technology Guy

EdChat Interactive is a new type of free, online PD brought to you by some of the same folks who created #echat twitter discussions, including Tom Whitby and Steven Anderson , who are both friends of mine and in my Personal Learning Network and great educators. They created it as a way for educators to share and learn the best ideas, practices and techniques that are working in schools. edchat professional development webinar

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century teacher blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Tech Ed Resources–Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. Plus, it’s easy to create multimedia presentations that teachers will actually enjoy or make use of webinars and videos.

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This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). These resources can help you network, save time, and remain current on research.

Week of January 3, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). The Webinar shall cover: What is Six Sigma?,

Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). What does the future of learning look like? network?

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Be on the lookout for Australia-time-friendly events as part of the new Australia Series, Spanish-language Webinars from the Aula 2.0 Things are getting interesting as we cry out for a means of sharing information, between people and across time, space and networks.

Week of March 14, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). It will explore the ways learning can be enhanced through such interactions.

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Creative Strategies for Redesigning Today's Classrooms via @All4Ed & @edwebnet!

Kleinspiration

2 Free Webinars Featuring Classroom Design Tips - sign up now to reserve your spot - Webinar I : Redesigning Learning Spaces: Creating Brain-Friendly, Blended Learning Environments Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education in a back-to-school webinar that is part of its Project 24 leadership series. This Google Hangout will explore how classroom spaces can be transformed into brain-friendly digital learning environments.

Twitter: A Tool For All

A Principal's Reflections

I am constantly advocating for other school leaders and educators to embrace this powerful tool to improve communications, enhance public relations, establish a positive brand presence, grow professionally through the formation of a Personal Learning Network (PLN), increase student engagement, and discover a world of opportunity. I recently did a webinar for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 in Pennsylvania.

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. The idea of the flipped faculty meeting means the time normally spent on the boring stuff can be turned into a time to share, learn and grow, together, as a faculty. Check out this blog post to learn more. Traditional PD models can be flipped too, where work is done before to learn basic skills via video or through course work.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A well-designed classroom boosts student learning by as much as 16% (Barrett, Zhang, Davies, & Barrett 2015), but overdecorating is a distraction. Busy teachers can use good classroom decoration and design principles to boost learning. Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces by Todd Finley [Edutopia].

Actionable advice for school leaders on how to create an effective teacher training program

Neo LMS

Today’s classrooms have more devices, more educational software, more opportunities to differentiate learning based on various student needs, and educators are under more pressure to do more, preferably as fast as possible, with excellent results. Each student learns differently.

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

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Do You Have the Backbone for a PLN?

My Island View

The discussion around technology in education often revolves around wha t technology can or can’t do in regard to affecting kids’ learning. Technology’s effect on education is difficult to assess, because it is not just the technology that affects the learning.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Develop the solid core of a Professional Learning Network.

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Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)

Kleinspiration

MasteryConnect makes it easy for teachers to communicate and collaborate around standards aligned assessments in order to build more effective measures of student learning. Best of all, teachers can sign up for their Learning Community and begin accessing these resources IMMEDIATELY for FREE. Currently, teachers from more than 4,700 school districts and all 50 states are using MasteryConnect to learn and reference the Common Core.

Web 2.0 Tools for Professional Development

Dr. Shannon Doak

As we move more into the world of online learning and teaching for students, it is becoming apparent that teachers are also needing to move online for their own professional learning. The ultimate goal of professional development is a better learning environment for students.

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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Your Personal Learning Network.

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Discovery Educator Network Open House Sept 10-14. Great free resources!

Educational Technology Guy

The Discovery Educator Network is an awesome, free, resource for educators, filled with other educators. I''ve met some great people in the DEN and learned so much. It''s a great Personal Learning Network for any and all educators. There will be webinars, blog posts from educators, and much more, all for free. We’ve got a great schedule of activities to help you share the DEN and even learn more yourself about the community.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don’t get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. This post was written by Eric Sheninger.

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person. How to share learning. LIVE webinars and am an organizer for the K12 Online Conference and EdCamp Phoenix. Stay tuned at the end of the show to learn about their Unified Classroom at ISTE Power School’s Classroom of the Future in room 207 A. Every week day you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today. Be sure to share what you learn; no matter how or where, give credit.

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