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. Our personal learning networks are all different.

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots. Libraries can help close learning gaps.

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Does growing student diversity mean a renewed focus on personalized learning?

eSchool News

socio-economic background, gender, race, and previous learning experiences) is greater than ever before. Personalized learning seems like a natural consideration as an effective learning option for such a high level of learner diversity. Not Just Any Personalized Learning.

Free Webinar: Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for a user friendly and flexible tool to help you easily create engaging multimedia rich content to redefine teaching and learning? Are you interested in using technology to meet the personal learning needs of the students in your classroom?

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Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

Kleinspiration

Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

It was at this point that the internship became an opportunity to do something that could truly transform the learning culture here at NMHS. As we floated around some project ideas, I became fixated on ways to personalize and individualize the learning experience for my students.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle and Jackie discussed how the library can personalize instruction through assessing, reading, learning, and making.

Stepping Toward Personalized Learning and a Lesson on Walls… plus a Free Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I want to take a break from my Over 70 STEM Resource Series to have a conversation on Personalized Learning and its relationship to the Walls of education. I also would like to invite you to a free ISTE OLN Webinar on Personalized Learning with Andrew Miller.

Digital Differentiation, a Free Webinar on 3/29

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Please join me and Simple K 12 for a free day of learning on March 29th. I''ll be kicking off the day of learning with an overview of flexible tools to support personalized learning, an essential component of Digital Differentiation.

Free Webinars to Transform Teaching & Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me for the first in a series of free webinars designed to Transform Teaching and Learning with ThingLink EDU. Explore the interactive image above to learn more about all of the webinars in the series and sign up to participate live or to receive the archived version in your inbox.

Personalized Learning and SEL: Why Meeting Students Where They Are Matters

Graphite Blog

Educators know the benefit of differentiating instruction to the specific needs of the learner in academic subjects: Students are more engaged in their learning, and test scores go up. Now study after study is showing that social-emotional-learning (SEL) skills, such as empathy, self-regulation, and cooperation, may be even more valuable for students' short- and long-term success than academic content knowledge. Instead they get to go back and learn to make better choices."

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.

Live Interview Tuesday, January 31st - David Loertscher on Physical and Virtual Learning Commons and Building Personal Learning Environments

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, January 31st, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with David Loertscher, professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and proponent of the library as a new learning commons.

A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning. Along the way, I created a wealth of resources using a variety of formats to accommodate the learning needs of busy teachers.

Learning Revolution: Host Your Own Webinar - Learn from Homeschoolers - Submit A Video - Job Forum

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 14th Genius is an exceedingly common human quality, probably natural to most of us. John Taylor Gatto Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network.

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). It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals. edWeb Personal Learning Network PL

A Free Day of Differentiated Learning on SK12

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Instructional Shifts Simple K 12 will be hosting a free day of learning on Saturday October 4, 2014. I am excited to kickoff the days'' events with a webinar and overview of my interactive model highlighting Flexible Learning Tools for Digital Differentiation.

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

Huckans says that Bishop Hall’s use of the Brightspace learning management system provides students with highly personalized learning pathways, which “allow them to innovate and experiment.” He adds, “Kids are allowed to learn at their own pace, and can learn experientially.” And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Portfolios also highlight learning’s natural progression.

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.

Happy Connected Educator Month

Kleinspiration

I''m no longer bound by a rigid point system that only awards gold stars for following directions rather than thinking critically or failing miserably but learning immensely. Well, that comment added a few more friends in our PLN, personal learning network, to the conversation.

How to Weave Advisory into Academics — Plus 10 Resources for Teaching SEL

Edsurge

It was vital they graduated, but a diploma doesn’t guarantee students the social emotional learning (SEL) skills needed to be informed citizens and productive members of society. I can say with confidence my students didn’t learn anything in advisory in my first two years teaching it. I wanted my students to learn how to reason effectively: I loved hanging out with them during lunch and I was getting `irritated hearing them argue with faulty logic.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The district had looked over where the majority of teachers were weak and were going to provide them some learning in those areas. Many schools and districts are trying to do the right thing by meeting the needs of as many educators as possible when it comes to professional learning.

Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation

edWeb.net

>>> VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING. Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. The webinars are recorded so if you can’t join one live, you can always watch it later.

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

Kleinspiration

Project 24 is a systemic planning framework around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of “career and college readiness” for all students.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

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 Blackboard Collaborate (formerly 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] ).

Week of September 12, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

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 Blackboard Collaborate (formerly 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] ).

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? What does the future of learning look like?

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.

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.

Personalize Classroom Learning - Free Online Event

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and Simple K 12 for a f ree online event on January 31st designed to help educators personalize learning. The first webinar will provide participants with an overview of my Digital Differentiation model. Register for this free day of learning on Simple K12 today

Competency-based and blended learning: Friends or foes?

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I presented a webinar for the Michigan-based EdTech Specialists’ webinar series on blended learning and competency-based education. Early on, as many in the field do, the overlap of blended and competency-based learning felt obvious to me.

3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

The Web20Classroom

This post is sponsored by ThinkCERA , an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines. The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere. Want to learn more?

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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 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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ThingLink Live & On Demand: Digital Differentiation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Many years ago I began building a digital toolkit of resources for using technology as a tool for differentiated learning. Join us for a free webinar on Monday, November 30th to explore Digital Differentiation with ThingLink EDU.

Maximize Your Instruction with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and Simple K-12 on Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 PM EDT for a webinar designed to help educators Maximize Instruction with Google Docs. Sign up today to reserve your spot and learn to put the power of Google Docs to work for you

Maximize Your Instruction with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and Simple K-12 on Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 PM EDT for a webinar designed to help educators Maximize Instruction with Google Docs. Sign up today to reserve your spot and learn to put the power of Google Docs to work for you

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.