6 Ways to Improve Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

No matter your position in education, you have gone through some form of professional development. In many cases, the act of being “developed” comes in a variety of standard types such as workshops, mandated PD days, presentations, conferences, book studies, or keynotes.

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.

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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. .

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? 15 Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom in Professional Learning.

How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! How to Plan an Awesome Book Study! The Perfect Book Study Package!

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Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing.

The Case for Coaching Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Initially, I resisted but then decided that this could be an excellent opportunity to connect with more kids and hopefully in the process pass along some of the life lessons that I learned from my former coaches. Coaching educational leadership Leadership professional learning

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. We have also had the honor of co-presenting workshops across the United States.

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3 Videos Showing Deeper Learning Micro-credentials in Action

Digital Promise

Over the past few months, Digital Promise has traveled the country capturing the stories of educators who have earned Deeper Learning micro-credentials to transform teaching and learning. Deeper Learning through Micro-credentials at Kettle Moraine School District.

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Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. Since my first year of teaching, I've grown to understand the importance of high-quality professional learning.

6 Ways to Learn Online with Kasey Bell this Summer!

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Ways to Learn Online with Kasey Bell this Summer! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Summer is a great time for professional learning! Today, I’m giving you 6 Ways to Learn Online with Kasey Bell this Summer! Get all the book study details here.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Mark has taught both pre-service and post-graduate studies.

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Teachers in the Makerspace: An Exploration Experiment

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Luckily, we had a district professional learning day that offered some flexibility for school-based professional learning. After all of us attended district meetings during the first half of the day, we returned to our schools for independent studies and choice offerings.

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Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

Most administrators and teachers believe in the importance and value of professional development. Sadly, though, too many teachers believe that those mandatory, one-size-fits-all professional development sessions offered by their schools are a waste of time and money.

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? The same can be said about drive-by professional development.

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Integrating computational thinking into activities, lessons, and curricula not only supports building new skills, but also enhances learning and engagement in every discipline. Blog Computational Thinking Educators Learning Experience Design

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Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

I loved my colleagues on my social studies team; we shared resources and supported each other. I would attend a workshop or read an article on a new teaching technique, and I’d be excited about new ideas, but then struggle to find opportunities and resources to implement them.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Good assessments of learning, for students as well as teachers, cost something.

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

A good number of educators have not received training on how to integrate activities into their classroom practices which entail resource heavy, hands-on learning. Professional Development. Effective Teacher Professional Development ). Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education.

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How Online Learning Research Can Improve Remote Instruction

Edsurge

At a time when millions of educators have been thrown into remote learning with no formal training, any answer to that question might seem too good to be true. The in-depth workshop or multi-day training can come later.) “It’s

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Good assessments of learning, for students as well as teachers, cost something.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Job Embedded Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning.

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Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures!

Shake Up Learning

The post Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. All of the current Shake Up Learning courses are now 50% OFF to help more schools and teachers during coronavirus-related school closures. Shake Up Learning 2020.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research

Edsurge

The “Getting to Know and Love Your Brain” poster on her wall, which read “breathe deep into your belly to stay calm and help your PFC (prefrontal cortex) think clearly,” prompted her first graders to get their brains ready for learning. toward the end of Writer’s Workshop.

Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures!

Shake Up Learning

The post Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. All of the current Shake Up Learning courses are now 50% OFF to help more schools and teachers during coronavirus-related school closures. Shake Up Learning 2020.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. — Alan November, Who Owns the Learning. Powered by ever-changing technology advances, digital portfolios serve as hubs for a variety of media to more fully illustrate the learning cycle. The Learning Is In The Struggle.

9 TCEA Presentations You Need to See!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I’m not sure how it happened, or how I made it through all of them, but it was a fantastic week of learning that I want to share with the Shake Up Learning readers. Dynamic Learning with G Suite. Learn more here.

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The Teacher Prep Program That Starts in High School

Edsurge

Some students in the program work on special projects related to areas of interest, such as Dylin’s art workshop. We've all asked, ‘Why do I have to learn this,’ right?” The majority of respondents were still in college—about 85 percent of them studying education or planning to teach.

Sparking Deeper Learning Through Authentic, Real-World Experiences

EdTechTeacher

Part 2 of the Deeper Learning Series. This is the second post in a new 4-part EdTechTeacher series focused on Deeper Learning. Most of the current research and classroom innovation around deeper learning point to a recurring, if not central theme: authenticity and real-world experience.

Bridging the Science and Coding Gap

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar, van Nood explained that it is his mission to mentor and facilitate computer science learning in a manner that integrates coding in every aspect of his students’ education. Van Nood emphasizes that students need to be creators of their learning.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Carrie Willis, Technology Director for Valley Preparatory School and Strategic Outreach Manager for Wonder Workshop, and Caitlin Arakawa, Kindergarten Teacher at Valley Preparatory School, dispel these misconceptions, during a recent edWebinar.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam produced professional development experiences in 10 languages for over 88 ,000 educators in 2016. EdTechTeam is a Google for Education Professional Development Partner and the global leader in Google for Education Certification.

The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

Bigman is currently a Master’s student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he studies leadership, innovation, and equity in K-12 Computer S cience education. These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS. In my own experience, I know that as a short-term solution, teachers of other subjects are attending summer professional development workshops to learn the basics of teaching CS.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! 15 Ideas To Ensure That Project Based Learning Is Grounded In Content And Standards. Formative and Summative Learning Opportunities.