Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. Think about Professional Development, specifically technology-related PD.

Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, states and school systems spend $18 billion annually on professional development for educators in the United States, and almost all teachers participate in some form of professional development.

How to connect EVERY educator to awesome professional learning

Ditch That Textbook

For me, professional development has often meant sitting through a staff-wide meeting about topics with limited interest and little time to practice hands-on. That kind of professional learning stinks. Thankfully, we have TONS of options for fun, hands-on, relevant professional learning — on our own terms. How can find this kind of professional learning — […].

Two Ways to Support Teachers’ Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

the summer break is, and that it’s also a great time to engage with colleagues in professional learning experiences not available during the school year. With our first ever Digital Promise Challenge Institute around the corner, we thought it might be helpful to suggest leveraging online funding platforms to support this or other incredible learning opportunities you might have your eye on. Good luck with all of your summer professional learning endeavors!

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades. A comparison in the philosophies of today’s school districts yields results that falls across a continuum of who controls the learning. Learning Should be Anytime, Anywhere. .

Google Classroom for Professional Learning

Learning in Hand

When I read that Google Classroom was open to everyone, I was most excited by the possibility of bringing together educators from different school systems for professional learning. Professional Learning Possibilities.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. This resource is sure to jumpstart your next professional learning or team building activity!

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The CoolCatTeacher

Modern professional learning links the Professional Learning Community (PLC) with the Professional Learning Network (PLN). An Excerpt from Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLC’s with PLN’s.

YOUTUBE, TOILETS AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

P21 Blogazine

Last year Google News Lab collaborated with designer Xaquín G.V. on a website called How To Fix a Toilet and Other Things We Can’t Do Without Search. P21 Blog

10 steps to developing a powerful professional-learning culture

eSchool News

Professional learning in many districts must undergo radical reform, from a model that’s outdated and ineffective to one that’s personal, empowering, and owned by the learner. Learn alongside your staff members and model expectations for them. “Be the leader you wish you had.”

Hoonuit Announces Professional Learning Delivery System

techlearning

Hoonuit announces a Professional Learning Delivery System designed to help districts create personalized professional learning and deliver it equitably. Districts deploy Hoonuit professional development services in a variety of ways. To learn more, visit [link].

4 Reasons to Invite Parents to Your Next Professional Learning Day

The Principal of Change

Most of my work is now leading professional learning opportunities for educators. I hope to not only get people to feel some discomfort but to inspire them to new learning and help relight that fire if that is needed. Maybe your professional learning is boring.

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. ” Simply sharing a YouTube video that shares the ideas learned to others, is not enough.

A Simple Formula for Planning Your Next Professional Learning Initiative

Brilliant or Insane

Most of my days are spent debriefing professional learning initiatives I’ve facilitated in schools throughout the year or planning new ones beside the administrators and teachers I get to serve each day. Strategy professional development

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.

Creating A Professional Learning Collection With @appoLearning

The Web20Classroom

I've been working on a Professional Learning Collection. I get asked all the time about the best places for educators to learn from other educators on their own time. Oh and check out the Professional Learning Collection. appoLearning Professional Development

Professional Learning that Connects and Empowers Teachers

Tom Murray

As educators, our core business is learning. We fulfill a multitude of additional roles that are also extremely important, yet, at its essence, education is about learning and our schools and school districts must be learning-focused organizations.

Inquiry Based Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

What if we created professional learning opportunities that were not only engaging, but also empowered educators in the change process? If you do “Inquiry Based Learning” in your professional learning, I would love for you to leave a link in the comments.).

Professional Learning and Development Surveys

edWeb.net

edWeb is kicking off back to school with two webinars and three surveys on professional learning and development! Turk stated that although the survey covered many topics, teachers defined respect and trust as the “bedrock attitudes” of any personalized professional learning initiative.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. If you are thinking about teaching online, or would like to learn from your education colleagues, you will find a great resource here.

Learning Together – Looking Ahead for Professional Learning

P21 Blogazine

Volume 2, Issue 14, Number 11. 2015 was an incredible year in education.

Two Simple Questions To Ask at the End of a Professional Learning Day

The Principal of Change

If the professional learning days and times are not directly benefitting students, is this ultimately a waste of resources? This should go beyond “I am going to use this new app”, as that is surface level learning.

Dive into Summer Professional Learning – and More!

MiddleWeb

Whether summer means it's time to relax, bolster your professional know-how, or improve your bank balance, we have suggestions from your educator colleagues (and other sources) that can help.

Rethinking Professional Learning: The Role of Technology

P21 Blogazine

Driving Question: How Can Schools Rethink Professional Learning to Improve School Success? Volume 2, Issue 14, Number 3. Twenty-four years ago, I stepped through the doors of my first fourth grade classroom. I was a young, dedicated, new teacher ready, I thought, for the opportunities and challenges of my new classroom and hoping to bring some of my experiences and interests to my students.

[PL Summit Series] Activating Professional Learning through Personalization

Education Elements

Earlier this year, Digital Promise and the Center for Teaching Quality co-authored a paper on how micro-credentials help drive teacher learning and leadership. In it, we discuss the challenges teachers face in the classroom to ensure that all students’ learning needs are met. To do so, educators must engage in ongoing professional growth. However, evidence suggests that current professional development does not meet educators’ needs.

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. For me, this type of learning reminds me of what our students must feel each day. What did I learn? individualizing the learning.

4C the Success of Your Next Professional Learning Initiative

Brilliant or Insane

There’s always a bit of a honeymoon period before the real work […] The post 4C the Success of Your Next Professional Learning Initiative appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

More Verbs

Having a good network of other educators interested in the same topics and issues you are is a strong approach to powering your professional learning. Twitter and other social media can help feed that learning and build your network. Principal Matt Renwick writes about how Twitter can be overwhelming, but smart use of Twitter, and supporting tools, can fuel your professional learning network (PLN).

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! FallCUE Social Media Mastery — Connecting and learning IRL (ed.

Building an Authentic Culture of Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Many sectors, including education, acknowledge that learning does not end when formal training does. In particular, key innovations of the last two decades have opened new possibilities for ongoing learning. As a result, where we learn and where we receive credit for that learning are not necessarily the same place. While this affords learners unprecedented freedom, it also can make it difficult to effectively recognize that learning.

How do we define Innovative Professional Learning? / Featuring @TechMaverick

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we sit down with Mike Lawrence and Dr. Sam Patterson to talk about the State of Professional Learning. The post How do we define Innovative Professional Learning?

Blogging for Staff Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

The week before (maybe more, maybe less) a professional learning opportunity, we had a school/staff blog that had an idea that was going to be discussed with staff. This way, you are not limited to one person’s point of view, but are open to learning from others.

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is proud to become an Apple Professional Learning Provider. In Addition, the Apple Teacher Community hosted by EdTechTeam is free and open to all educators wanting to learn more about innovative best practices using iPad, Mac and Apple apps for teaching and learning.

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Professional Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm

The Innovative Educator

What type of learning opportunities do you provide or attend at your school or in your district? You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions: Q1 What are some of the best professional learning opportunities you have provided or attended?

5 Questions To Drive Personal-Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

People need to feel empowered in the process of work and learning. Yet we too often focus on external “motivators” to be the driver for change or even learning. If people don’t understand why we are learning something, it will not stick.

Professional Development and Professional Learning #miamidevice

The Principal of Change

As he used the term “professional development” and the conversation centred around how to make it more meaningful, I thought about the term “professional learning” and these are thoughts that stuck out in my brain.

Twitter Helps Teachers Develop Professional Learning Communities

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez We’ve got you covered for #back2school by taking a look at the conversation on #edtechchat. Internet Social Media

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, has launched PowerUp , a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. To facilitate robust opportunities for personal and authentic learning, the PowerUp Initiative has provided all high school students and teachers with 1:1 laptops and access to digital content through the HUB, a district-wide learning management system. Lessons Learned.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

Over 20 teachers recently celebrated their learning as part of their work with an action research course. Equally impressive was how some of the teachers shared data that suggested their interventions did not have an impact on student learning. She learned what not to do.

Action Research: Professional Learning from Within

Reading By Example

Over 20 teachers recently celebrated their learning as part of their work with an action research course. Equally impressive was how some of the teachers shared data that suggested their interventions did not have an impact on student learning. She learned what not to do.