Strengthen Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials present a unique opportunity to link professional learning to practice. Through each competency-based credential, educators demonstrate application of their learning. Focus on integrating the new learning into instructional practice.

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. Additionally, the vast majority of states require educators to participate in professional development to earn or maintain their teaching credentials. ” — Survey Respondent.

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Using the Learner Variability Navigator for Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Why is it so important to have a strong research base to our web app, the Learner Variability Navigator (LVN), and its factors of learning? All of these factors interact to impact a child’s readiness to learn when they come into the classroom.

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! Callie Turk, founder of Intersections in Education Consulting, began the webinar on Building Trust, Respect, and Empathy into Personalized PD by discussing the fall 2015 Personalized Professional Learning Survey sponsored by Performance Matters. The survey aimed to learn more about connected educators from current edWeb members.

edWeb Releases 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey Results

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has just released its 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey. For three years, edWeb has conducted an annual survey on professional learning and how edWeb meets educators’ needs. Each year the survey shows consistency in why teachers engage in professional learning, the features that are most important in a professional learning program, and the impact edWeb has on teaching and student learning.

edWeb 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

edWeb.net

edWeb is a professional learning network that provides teachers and all educators with free online professional learning communities and edWebinars. edWeb makes it possible for educators to participate in personalized, collaborative learning – anytime, anywhere. The 2020 survey was sent to 100,000 teachers and received 1,144 replies, a 1.04% response rate, with no incentive. Download the edWeb 2020 Survey. Download the edWeb 2020 Survey.

edWeb 2019 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

edWeb.net

edWeb is a professional learning network that provides teachers and all educators with the personalized professional learning and collaboration needed to improve education and student learning. We’ve been conducting research on educators’ use of edWeb and its impact on professional learning for a number of years to track trends in professional learning and looking for ways to continuously improve.

mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

Educators have been tasked with pivoting from in-person to remote learning more than once in many districts across the country. mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators. About mindSpark Learning.

Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. Educators from Pre-K up through higher education most often prefer to participate in professional learning opportunities that focus on training for online software and digital resources (34 percent), classroom management strategies (34 percent), and digital device training (33 percent), according to a new survey released during this year’s ISTE conference.

How to use an LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward. It’s more common than you think, but separating the educator professional learning (PL) experience from the student learning experience can actually have a negative impact on both parties’ experiences in the long run.

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Admins: Here’s what teachers think about professional learning

eSchool News

Teachers are overwhelmingly turning to social media and online resources to drive their own professional learning, according to new Speak Up Survey data released by Project Tomorrow on July 30. The data gives district administrators insight into what teachers still struggle with in the classroom, as well as the professional learning approaches they say they most value.

Using your LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward. It’s more common than you think, but separating the educator professional learning (PL) experience from the student learning experience can actually have a negative impact on both parties’ experiences in the long run.

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What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The post What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning. What is Professional Learning? *

Take the 2016 ETIN-SIIA Vision K-20 Online Professional Learning Survey

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Educators, administrators and faculty members from K-12 and higher educational institutions around the globe have the opportunity to take a short, online survey to evaluate their use of online professional learning. The collective responses from educators nationwide will help ETIN better understand how education leaders are using online professional learning opportunities. The survey is open March 15, 2016 to May 9, 2016. Complete the survey today!

edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

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Report prepared by Cambridge Learning Group. Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa relies on edWeb.net to support its professional development program for teachers. In each case, edWeb.net provides critical support that empowers Rock Valley leaders to implement research-based practices: Content-based professional development through edWeb.net resources applied to instruction. Active learning through structured online activities and classroom application.

What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast we sit down with Mike Soules and Dr. Sonja-Hollins Alexander from Corwin to discuss a recent surgery of more than 6300 educators on the state of professional development in schools today. The post What is todays State of Teacher Professional Learning? | @CorwinPress appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. The 7 Standards of Professional Learning. What is Professional Learning? *

T&L Reader Survey How Much Professional Learning Did You Accomplish This Summer?

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T&L Reader Survey How Much Professional Learning Did You Accomplish This Summer? Techlearning Resources

Personalizing Professional Learning

District Administration

Strategies for fostering a climate of professional development District Administration Custom Publishing Group Professional development is a key component of any district, but what takes professional learning to the next level of engagement and effectiveness is being able to differentiate and personalize professional growth for each teacher or administrator.

5 Tips to Make Professional Learning Fun

Leadership Lounge

There is no question that professional development for educators is imperative, but the last thing teachers want to do is participate in bad professional development. Here are five tips to conducting great professional learning for your faculty: 1. Listen to what the faculty needs and wants to learn. Conduct a survey or an assessment to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Then design a learning activity to address the weaknesses.

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. One teacher, who explored student-driven learning in her middle school, shared survey results that revealed little growth in her students’ dispositions toward school. 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. One teacher, who explored student-driven learning in her middle school, shared survey results that revealed little growth in her students’ dispositions toward school. She learned what not to do.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. This has a major impact in our learning today. What I have started to notice is that you can see some major benefits of being connected in the classroom for the learning environment of our students. Connected Learning.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning. All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more.

edWeb PD Survey: Early Learning Educators

edWeb.net

edWeb has just release a new edWeb 2018 Early Learning PD Survey which provides a valuable extension of the information gathered in the Professional Learning Survey: K-12 that was conducted in March 2018. The results are a strong endorsement for the collaborative, anytime anywhere, free professional learning that edWeb provides – for educators in all roles and at all levels. – Engaging in consistent learning.

Principal Survey: Voices from the Field

edWeb.net

In preparation for the launch of a new Principal Leadership Community , edWeb conducted a survey of principals in May of 2019 to probe the topics of most interest to principals in current times. Principal Survey | May 2019. In order to address the needs of principals, a survey was sent out to administrators across the United States to assess their biggest areas of need. Download the Principal Leadership Survey Results.

Online PD Pays Dividends for Teachers’ Tech Learning, Survey Suggests

Marketplace K-12

Teachers who take online PD are more likely to become "self-directed" users of tech-based professional learning, a survey by Project Tomorrow suggests. The post Online PD Pays Dividends for Teachers’ Tech Learning, Survey Suggests appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Online / Virtual Learning Professional Development Project Tomorrow Teacher Training

edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning. All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more.

Gale Helps Charleston County School District Integrate Social Emotional Learning

eSchool News

The district is using professional learning and student collections on Gale eBooks to help educators and learners strengthen their understanding and provide guidance for mental health and racial equity to create more supportive and inclusive learning environments.

Woz U Is Partnering with CredEd to Provide Teachers with Coding Education

eSchool News

A recent survey shows that teachers have a strong desire for professional learning that builds comfort with technology. CredEd is an online platform for teachers to access professional development courses at a reasonable cost.

Run your meetings edcamp style: The un-faculty faculty meeting

eSchool News

That’s why administrators and teacher leaders should transform faculty meetings into engaging professional development (PD) opportunities. Want to take it even further with engaging, interactive professional learning community (PLC)-style faculty meetings? You can elevate the motivation and learning to heights that seem unreachable. Survey your faculty on the topics they are interested in learning about.

How to deliver PL that really works

eSchool News

I recently chatted with Kathy Dyer, NWEA’s manager of innovation and learning, professional learning design, about how to connect professional learning (PL) to student outcomes and how to best support teachers. According to Dyer, quality PL that sticks with learners is when people learn with , from , and for each other. The good teaching strategies we use with kids are good strategies for teachers to use to learn as well,” she says.

How a Principal Uses edWeb to Personalize PD

edWeb.net

In May, when edWeb.net surveyed principals, personalized professional development for teachers was the number one topic of interest. With all the responsibilities and tasks on principals’ plates, relevant, engaging professional development focused on best practices can be extremely challenging. ” edWeb used as a platform for professional development is done fairly regularly in South Park Elementary Center.

Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

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In a recent edWebinar, “ Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success,” leaders from the Ohio Department of Education explained how a statewide initiative is helping administrators and teachers not only understand the tiers but also provide assistance in selecting the best materials for their students. to determine what programs will assist with meeting learning goals. Step 3 – Learn the basics (about ESSA levels).

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

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

How teacher voice can improve professional development

eSchool News

One common faculty complaint of professional development is that it doesn’t lead to improvement. Even though providing engaging professional development is a hard challenge, we were committed to finding ways to make PD more responsive and relevant. How did we know that so many educators felt overlooked by our professional learning efforts? By gathering survey data first, we knew where to focus our discussion and our efforts.