Making Professional Learning Count

Digital Promise

You can reach her on Twitter: @JenCohKab. 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 — […].

#PLN: Using Twitter to Impact Your Professional Learning

Class Tech Integrate

The most important/impactful professional learning I have ever participated in was developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter. and how on earth are you doing professional learning with Twitter?

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. You sign in with your Google, Twitter or Facebook account. appoLearning Professional Development

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). PLN Twitter

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaStem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

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. I'm going to take this prompt as a challenge to balance out my professional learning goals.

Twitter for Professional Learning #ISTE13

EdTechSandyK

Photo Courtesy of @mistergoode via Twitter On Tuesday, June 25th, I presented a poster session on Twitter for Professional Learning at the ISTE 2013 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Twitter for Professional Learning – ISTE 2013 Alternate link to LiveBinder: [link].

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The CoolCatTeacher

A Post written for Edutopia From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Modern professional learning links the Professional Learning Community (PLC) with the Professional Learning Network (PLN).

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. .

Twitter for Professional Learning

EdTechSandyK

On Wednesday, February 8th, I am presenting a workshop on Twitter for Professional Learning at the 2012 TCEA Convention. Twitter for Professional Learning Please add comments, questions, and ideas below, whether you view the binder online only or attend the workshop in person. pln presentation tcea TCEA2012 twitter Embedded below is a LiveBinder containing all of the resources for my presentation.

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).

Twitter for Professional Learning - #TCEA13 #Twitter4PL

EdTechSandyK

Today @MagisterWarren and I ( @EdTechSandyK ) are presenting a workshop on Twitter for Professional Learning at the TCEA 2013 Convention and Exposition. Click to Access LiveBinder: Twitter for Professional Learning – TCEA 2013 Alternate Link to LiveBinder: [link] P.S. While waiting for the workshop to begin, you might want to check out The 10 Stages of Twitter for Teachers. pln presentation professional development tcea TCEA2013 twitter

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. Twitter.

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate.com allows us to pull all of this goodness together for ourselves and for the learning communities we serve. Before we can develop students’ digital literacy, we must first equip teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

edWeb.net

Teachers can seek out experts via edWeb.net , Edmodo , Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Skype , Pinterest , and other social media and educational websites. Follow him on Twitter @newteacherhelp. The post Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network appeared first on edWeb.

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! If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

Why Twitter Chats Matter

The Web20Classroom

As a co-founder of #edchat and a life-long learner I''ve had the opportunity to be a part of 100''s of Twitter chats over the past 5 years. Twitter chats expose you to colleagues and friends you might not otherwise engage with. One-way conversations don''t really work on Twitter. I find engaging with new voices one of the reasons I keep coming back to Twitter chats. This is my favorite part of Twitter chats. I want to learn. edchat Twitter Chats

12 Computer Science Resources That Boost Summer Professional Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An extensive list of websites, books, podcasts, Twitter chats and resources to help educators prep their computer science skills for the coming school year. The post 12 Computer Science Resources That Boost Summer Professional Learning appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog PD professional learning Teachers

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.

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.

Facebook for Professional Learning

EdTechSandyK

If you''re reading this post, I''m going to assume you are an active reader of blogs or Twitter or both. Are you also leveraging Facebook for your professional learning? Frequently, there are also great conversations around their posts on Facebook which I learn from.

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.

EdTechTeam Impact Report- Apple Professional Learning

EdTechTeam

As an Apple Professional Learning Provider , EdTechTeam offers professional development featuring Apple. These online courses, on-site workshops, and conference-style events are designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad, and built-in apps to enhance student learning. The post EdTechTeam Impact Report- Apple Professional Learning appeared first on EdTechTeam.

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.

edWeb Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrators”

edWeb.net

edWeb.net was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the category for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff.” Learn more at www.edweb.net or follow edWeb.net on Twitter @edwebnet.

“Growing my professional learning network…literally changed my life!” – Scott Titmas, USA

Daily Edventures

When a colleague of mine mentioned all the learning she did on Twitter I was intrigued. Then I read Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess, and along with other amazing educational practices, he encourages his readers to connect on Twitter. Website I check every day: Twitter!

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014.

My Rewind – A Professional Learning Journey

Fractus Learning

To add a little fun component to my professional learning journey, I decided to create a video that includes moments I’ve had over the past year , or so. Most of these moments, are ones that I have also shared along the way through Twitter. (On

The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

Learn from and converse with a diverse collection of colleagues by following, liking, and responding to them. Look at the people you follow and engage with on Twitter. Make space for them to share what they learned back at your school. However, I am still learning.

50 ideas to kick off Ditch Summit

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat DTT Digital Summit ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit professional learning networkAmplifying student voice. Building relationships. Integrating technology. Cultivating a community of creators. Building good habits. The topics covered at the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free online conference for teachers — are sure to be relevant and useful. And the presenter line-up is incredible.

30+ ways to Ditch That Textbook: Ideas for teachers by teachers

Ditch That Textbook

The best thing about Twitter is the community of educators who share freely with others. Aaron Hogan, the author of Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth, wrote that “Twitter is not going to change your life, but the educators you meet there will.”

Starting Your PLN on Twitter: A Guide for Teachers

techlearning

Are you a teacher who's new to Twitter? Looking to start an online PLN (or professional learning network)? Because it's so widely used among educators, Twitter is a great place to connect with others, share ideas, and learn from one another.

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. EDCAMP professional learning day.

140 Twitter Tips Help Educators Get Connected

MiddleWeb

Reviewer Laura Von Staden believes every educator can gain innumerable resources and make valuable connections by using Twitter. She highlights some of the basic and advanced Twitter tips in this book by teacher-experts Brad Currie, Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. 7 Golden Rules of Twitter [link].

Pilot Implementation Results Reveal creatED Professional Learning by Crayola Energizes Classroom Instruction

techlearning

A year ago, Crayola®, the brand that inspires creativity in education, made a commitment to expand its role in education by introducing its comprehensive professional learning program for educators, creatED Professional Learning. The creatED program has enabled AEA to build capacity for teacher leadership and equip educators with skills and resources they can use to energize classrooms and spark students’ love of learning.”

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. We’ve theorized before that learning through social networks is the future. Twitter in the classroom? But what about a simple process for schools to use begin using twitter meaningfully?

Ideas for Developing Your Global Professional Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

My two favorite tools for engaging and connecting with others are Twitter and Blogging, which will be the main focus of a training session I will be sharing next week. With Twitter I have connected with educators as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and Australia. In my "Life Before Twitter" these kinds of connections would have been impossible. Now, with Twitter, I can message other people who share my interests no matter where they are.

Ditch those excuses: Helping our colleagues break barriers to change

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat change pln professional learning network relationships reluctant colleaguesI’m not tech savvy like you. I need worksheets to give grades. I’ve always done it this way. Excuses, we hear them all the time.