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.

Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes. Micro-credentials support timely topics like distance learning. I’m finding a lot of great micro-credentials centered around digital learning with resources that I can apply now and in the future.

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New Micro-credentials for Back-to-School Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for on-demand, personalized professional learning. 21st Century Learning Through Global Education. King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

25 professional learning conversation stations

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past Thursday I created 25 professional learning ‘conversation stations’ for my principal licensure students. The idea was to expose our preservice administrators at the University of Colorado Denver to a variety of ways to foster and facilitate adult learning beyond schools’ traditional, moribund professional development sessions. We learned a lot and had some awesome conversations together! Making learning a part of everyday work.

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. Are you interested in learning more about micro-credentials?

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.

Rethinking Professional Learning: The Role of Technology

Battelle for Kids

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.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

In the last month, our teaching and learning environment has been upended. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, districts and educators have been tasked with shifting teaching and learning online, and many are seeking resources to support learning in this new environment. When Digital Promise first began building our micro-credential ecosystem more than six years ago, it was with a commitment to equity and access to professional learning opportunities for all educators.

Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Thus, I basically just shared what my teachers and students were doing at New Milford High School (NJ) and the evidence that showed how our implementations of innovative ideas were improving student outcomes as well as teaching, learning, and leadership practices. developing assessments, creating an action plan, learning how to use edtech tools, etc.) Pedagogy should be at the heart of all professional learning , in my opinion.

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. A few years ago, a group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that paid for notebooks and software for creating a professional development program for elementary school teachers.

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. Much time is spent on the how-to of technology. What if that hour/90 mins/half day was spent on meaningful, embedded professional development that was participant driven?

Online professional learning facilitated by Dell

eSchool News

Dell Technologies is providing support to those affected by school closures and the move to distance learning by facilitating online professional learning on Teaching and Learning Remotely , facilitated by Dell’s K-12 and Higher Education Strategy Teams. These webinar sessions are designed to address top of mind issues that teachers, professors, education leaders, and IT professionals are facing.

edWeb wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce that it won the 2019 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff, for the third year in a row. These exciting new products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. The post edWeb wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning appeared first on edWeb.

Professional Learning School Leaders Need and Deserve

A Principal's Reflections

During my ten years as a school leader I dreaded professional development days in my district. I am not sure any educator looks forward to these monotonous experiences (developed under the guise of learning!) If in-district professional development wasn''t bad enough, I also attended my fair share of workshops and conferences that were a complete waste of time. I attended many of these events just to meet the required hours of professional development.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Organization: Learning Forward.

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). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. As digital technology continues to evolve, educators now have numerous options to connect, learn, and grow in both formal and informal ways. edWeb Personal Learning Network PLN

Professional Learning: Keeping A Balance

Class Tech Integrate

I know that I'm in the right profession, because when I learn I get excited. I share what I learn to twitter, voxer, this blog, as well as other mediums. However, if I'm being honest with myself, I begin to admit that I don't keep a good balance of learning about all of the aspects of my profession. I find myself quickly getting wrapped up in coding in the classroom, makerspaces, technology integration, and so on.

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. Students young and old are learning English through 51Talk every day. And just like that, her professional learning community started to blossom. ESL Featured Interviews Technology

DIY Professional Learning

techlearning

Are you waiting for the perfect professional learning opportunity? Now you can stop waiting and design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates. Picademy is the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s free face-to-face professional development program that supports educators throughout their digital making and computing journey. blog Professional Development TL Advisor Blog Leadership Coding

Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions. The post Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning? In this episode, Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions. Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network.

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. I was learning so much through my experience with 51Talk, I wanted to share it with others. I try to reiterate at the end of each video that teachers can have fun and their students will have fun learning too!

Teachers Can Transform Education if We Reinvent Professional Learning

EdNews Daily

First, as schools adjust to the seismic shifts in society at large, increasingly teachers must demonstrate skills in inquiry, project-based learning, design thinking and supporting personalized learning through coaching and mentoring. Lack of professional opportunities to develop this complex skill set is leading to frustration and an exodus is building. We’ve spent a great deal of effort in the past decade redefining the role, skills and modes of learning of students.

A Model to Solve a Few Professional Learning Challenges | #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

This past April I was fortunate enough to have been asked to speak at the Moanalua High School Professional Development Conference in Honolulu, HI. It was an incredible opportunity to get back to Hawaii for a professional event as opposed to a vacation. Besides the great learning and connecting that took place that day, the number of educators who traveled to the event from the neighboring islands impressed me.

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.

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! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. CUESTEAMpunk — Jump into the STEAM-y side of learning by attending the CUE STEAM Punk Playground on Friday, October 28.

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.

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

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 first question asks, “What type of professional development helps you improve as a teacher?” The impact the learning has on my students is evident right away!”.

EdTechTeam: An Apple Professional Learning Provider

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is proud to become an Apple Professional Learning Provider. With a history of producing conference-style iOS Summits and custom workshops featuring Apple products in education, EdTechTeam builds on their success to offering unique professional learning opportunities in support of the new Apple Teacher Program - a new professional learning program designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad and built-in apps to Enhance student learning.

Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily. One tool that he shared that I can’t wait to learn more about is Empatico. We teamed up to talk about Empatico, Buncee, and other learning experiences that impact student learning and engagement. He made us understand why every child, every student needs our emotional support in order to allow them to focus on learning.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset. Technology today enables that to happen.

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. They created 50 spots for teachers that would have to attend 12 sessions, on their own time, to further their learning in this initiative. ” Simply sharing a YouTube video that shares the ideas learned to others, is not enough.

edWeb 2018 Professional Learning Survey

edWeb.net

Continuous, effective professional learning can help teachers and administrators improve teaching and learning, but research shows traditional forms of professional development have become expensive and ineffective. In the past 10 years, social media has helped educators connect online to more easily share resources, ideas, and practices among themselves, leading to more grass roots, open source collaboration and the evolution of personal learning networks.

edWeb Guide to New Models for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

edWeb.net was founded 10 years ago, and in that time we’ve grown into an award-winning professional learning network that helps engaged and innovative educators share their best ideas and practices – anytime, anywhere – with educators around the country and the world. Department of Education issued a National Education Technology Plan. The plan included the first statement officially endorsing the use of social networks for professional learning in education.

Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

Catlin Tucker

To capitalize on this energy, most school districts organize mandatory professional development opportunities for teachers designed to teach them a new teaching strategy or introduce them to a new piece of technology. I’ve spent the better part of the summer traveling around the country leading professional development for educators as they prepare for another year. As the spark , I explain the WHY behind blended learning.