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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. .

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Hashtag for professional learning days (and beyond).

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like?

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn more about formative assessment.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge? It is not always easy, and we have a lot to learn as well.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I now have the confidence to clearly articulate how social media has enabled me to become a more effective and efficient administrator in many areas.

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

CUE

I studied the materials. Have you ever learned something by failing for a bit and then mastering the concept by simply doing it? Back in the early 2000s, we didn’t have an option for social media – so I gave everyone my email. . Social Media Support.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Content Exploring the Science of Happiness: Studies show that two out of three American teens are stressed and many don't know how to handle it.

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Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. Students continue their negative social interactions but simply use other mediums.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

techlearning

This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

–Exciting New Content Supports Both Student Instruction and Educator Professional Learning - Silver Spring, Md. The recently added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that engage students and boost academic achievement.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. An Illustrator Study of Carson Ellis https://t.co/QWfDVFWefC Created by Kristina Holzweiss.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Social media had to be blocked for all and I, for one, wasn’t going to waste any of my precious time using it professionally or personally.

Teaching Educator Digital Literacy With A Pinterest Party

The Web20Classroom

During a multi-day workshop I was running in one of my schools a few years ago, we had teachers divide up in to curriculum teams to investigate and find resources for a unit of study they felt they were weak in. Who wouldn't want to come to a professional development with tons of food!

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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What does it mean to be “connected”?

Reading By Example

What does it mean to be “connected”, as a professional and a learner? Just as student learning can become more personalized with technology in the school mix, so to should professional learning. My start, like many others, was on Twitter.

Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer appeared first on Shake Up Learning. You may recognize Pam, as she is very active on social media and serves as one of the community managers of the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

In Utah, Governor Gary Herbert addressed his state’s teacher shortage recently with the following plea to his fellow residents via Twitter: "Consider becoming a teacher; it is a noble profession.". Teachers have the largest in-school impact on student achievement.

Technology in Schools: What If We’ve Just Made Everything Worse

Fractus Learning

When I was studying History at University in the late 1970s I had an eccentric, English born lecturer. Social Media and Mobile Devices. There is no doubting that students love their devices and social media in all its forms. Teacher Professional Learning.

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Justin Reich on episode 264 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Twitter: @bjfr.

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Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. The Discovery Education Community will continue assisting RISD’s educators’ efforts to create more personalized learning experiences.

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Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

techlearning

June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students. Recently, teachers requested more ways to access the high-quality content they need for teaching and learning.

EdTechTeam Leadership Symposium Ohio

EdTechTeam

On March 10, 2017, at Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, OH nearly 100 educational leaders gathered for a day of learning, discovery, exploration, reflection and energy. Leaders who get the chance to be focused on their own growth for an action packed day of learning are better leaders.

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The best way to find apps is to connect and learn from other teachers using apps in their classroom. Teach her how to find apps, she can facilitate learning for a lifetime.”

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. You have the local media, you got the state, you have everyone telling your story from their perspective, but no one was hearing about the hard work teachers were doing. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. Teachers in mathematics, science, technology, physical education, art, social studies, and special education were represented. That is why we started with Twitter. Tweet = post on Twitter.

Every Student Should Publish for the World!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The reality is this is a real-world skill and can be a very important and authentic learning experience for students of all ages. Ask your PLN on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Social Media. Private Google+ Community and Study Group.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with 'e's

After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25. The previous post highlighted issues around the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

GLW presents opportunities for educators and organizations to learn from one another and share effective leadership principles, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. We will be hosting a twitter slow chat using the hashtag #LCPSedChat.

Discovery Education Adds Dynamic New Content to Award Winning Digital Services

techlearning

April 19, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added a variety of new digital assets to its award-winning supplemental and digital textbook services. Silver Spring, Md.

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He then began his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993.

Rockin’ the Mindset- A Teacher Leader Cohort Journey

EdTechTeam

I just hoped that I would learn at least one thing that I could take back with me. Well, I immediately tried a few things I learned, however, it wasn’t cohesive and I still didn’t feel very confident. 1:1 Chromebooks were a game changer…I had to figure out how to use these tools in a meaningful way and learn what I could do to provide what everyone is calling “21st Century” skills. . Twitter: @MrsBarnett_Tchr.

All Work and No Play Makes Everything Dull

Fractus Learning

As educators we all study the importance of giving students the time to play during the school day. During our coursework to become teachers, we learn about the importance of play in a child’s early developmental stages. Our #KyEdChat Twitter Talk.

Update from readingbyexample.com: An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

Reading By Example

Having trouble navigating Twitter? Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12 , on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay

EdTechSandyK

It doesn''t take a lot of money, but a community of practice to scaffold the learning and collaboration. Professional developers, teacher educators. Don Tapscott talks about customization of digital tools which leads to customization of learning environments.