The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. With a PLN, I was able to learn anytime, anywhere, from anyone I wanted for free.

Professional Learning Summer Webinar Series

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Flinn Scientific is hosting a safe return to school series of webinars, designed to provide facts and information to enhance student learning and facilitate instruction in a safe format, regardless of the learning modality.

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Online professional learning facilitated by Dell

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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.

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

Learning Together – Looking Ahead for Professional Learning

Battelle for Kids

As we close out 2015, I can't help but reflect on all the amazing 21st century learning we saw and shared over the course of the year on the Blogazine, through our Exemplar Program, and in conversations with educators around the country and through our webinars on edWeb as part of P21's Partners in 21st Century Learning community. Volume 2, Issue 14, Number 11. 2015 was an incredible year in education.

Admins: Here’s what teachers think about professional learning

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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. Participating in webinars or online conferences (from 15 percent to 34 percent).

Professional Learning and Development Surveys

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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.

District Model for Online Professional Learning: Spencerport School District

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The Spencerport School District (NY) was looking for a professional learning solution for some of their teachers who can’t stay after hours for face-to-face PD because of family responsibilities. Blended Learning. Student-Centered Learning/Voice. Online Learning.

Early Learning Educators Lead the Way with Professional Learning Webinars

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Who is participating the most in professional learning webinars? edWeb.net just completed an analysis of their 2016 webinar viewership stats for 2016. They hosted 260 professional learning webinars in 2016 that were viewed by 165,000 educators – an average of 635 educators per webinar. Thirty eight webinars (15%) were on early learning topics and had 45,000 (27%) of the viewers. Join the Music in Early Learning community.

FreshGrade Creates Professional Learning Center

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FreshGrade the portfolio and assessment platform announces its Professional Learning Center?. Designed to give teachers flexibility with their professional development (PD), the Center offers online webinars, modular courses, and customizable PD options to streamline educators’ FreshGrade’s practice. One of these resources is a collection of free webinars that cover topics such as an introduction to portfolios and using FreshGrade in an ESL/ELL classroom.

District Model for Online Professional Learning: Spencerport School District

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The Spencerport School District (NY) was looking for a professional learning solution for some of their teachers who can’t stay after hours for face-to-face PD because of family responsibilities. Blended Learning. Student Centered Learning/Voice. Online Learning.

edWeb Releases 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey Results

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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. Download the complete 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey.

edWeb 2018 Professional Learning Survey

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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.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Faced with implementing new standards and inquiry-based instruction for over 180 school districts and over 30,000 social studies teachers with a department of two people, the social studies team at the Georgia Department of Education turned to virtual learning communities on edWeb.net to reach Georgia teachers and leaders. The impact on student learning. What they’ve learned over the past two years as they start year three. How do you know it’s impacting student learning?

edWeb 2019 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

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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.

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

edWeb.net

This new phenomenon has a name – a “Professional Learning Network” – and it is the greatest thing ever to happen to the educational profession! The help teachers can access takes many forms – it can be an a Twitter chat, a Facebook group, a collection of awesome bulletin board ideas on Pinterest, or my favorite… the edWeb webinar! The post Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network appeared first on edWeb.

How Microcredentials Can Boost Professional Learning

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Microcredentials provide an opportunity for educators to pursue focused professional learning at their own pace, and on their own schedules. In this webinar, we’ll explore: How can teachers understand the value of microcredentials for their own personal learning? But they also raise a lot of questions for teachers and schools. It’s an exciting and daunting topic.

New Webinar Series to Support Virtual Coaching

eSchool News

Edthena is kicking off a new webinar series to help instructional coaches provide newly-virtual teachers with timely and much-needed support. To register for the live webinars or get free access to the content, visit [link].

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

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The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

The sequence of professional learning opportunities will highlight the unique ways schools and districts nationwide are implementing innovative strategies and new instructional models to transform learning for their students. These models are ushering in a new era of personalized learning pathways, teacher empowerment, and student choice. PDT; • “Val Verde Academy: A Successful Blended Learning Model” on May 5th at 9:00 a.m. News Professional Development

Hacking Project Based Learning: A free webinar!

Tom Murray

School leaders across the country are working to create meaningful, authentic, and real-world learning experiences inside their schools and classrooms. Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom , by authors Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy , is a dynamic read and addresses many of the myths associated with leveraging a PBL approach to teaching and learning. All for the kids we serve, Hacking Project-Based Learning.

FreshGrade Creates Professional Learning Center to Foster Platform Proficiency

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18, 2018) – This back-to-school season, FreshGrade, the portfolio and assessment platform that deepens the conversation about learning, announces its Professional Learning C enter. Designed to give teachers flexibility with their professional development (PD), the Center offers online webinars, modular courses, and customizable PD options to streamline educators’ FreshGrade’s practice. Now everyone has the tools to engage in this facet of learning.”

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

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His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. 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. This post was written by Eric Sheninger.

Extend your professional learning with online tools

Kathy Schrock

Professional Development by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images We all have participated in formal professional development days at school. Even if the topic is carried over for several PD sessions, the trainings sometimes leave you with questions or needed follow-up to learn more about the topic. You can continue to learn on your own using simple online tools and have access to experts from all over the world to help you out.

Redesigning Professional Learning with Video: Igniting District-Wide Leadership and Learning

eSchool News

We also know, from experience, that providing on-going, personalized and relevant professional learning to all teachers within a district is a seemingly insurmountable task. Upland Unified School District in California has found a way to meet this challenge by leveraging the power of video and making it a centerpiece of their professional learning program. What a district-wide video-based professional learning program looks like at all levels.

Hacking Leadership: A Free Webinar!

Tom Murray

With that, I’d love for you to join Joe and me next Thursday, at 1:30 PM EST, for a free, can’t miss webinar on Hacking Leadership ! Please join Future Ready Schools ® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub , a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. In this webinar, panelists will offer tools that you and your team can use to find openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn.

Learning Transformed: A Free Webinar!

Tom Murray

This Thursday, September 21st, from 3:00-3:45 pm EST, my co-author, Eric Sheninger and I will join former Governor and Alliance for Excellent Education President, Bob Wise, for a free webinar on our new book: Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. We can’t thank enough the thousands of school leaders who have already invested in the book and are using it as a roadmap to transform teaching and learning in their schools and classrooms.

Stay Sharp This Summer with Free PD Resources

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As much as we love teaching, summer break presents valuable time and opportunity to reflect and rejuvenate – and also retool and sharpen our skills through self-directed professional learning. Class Apps Summer Learning books Curtis Chandler podcasts professional development professional learning communities social media summer break webinars

The best PD webinars of 2016—did you watch?

eSchool News

edWeb.net just completed an analysis of their 2016 webinar viewership stats for 2016. The professional learning community hosted 260 PD webinars in 2016 that were viewed by 165,000 educators – an average of 635 educators per webinar. Thirty eight webinars (15 percent) were on early learning topics and had 45,000 (27 percent) of the viewers. Early learning webinars had an average of 1,160 viewers, almost twice the average of all webinars.

Teaching and Learning Webinar: Accessibility for All

EdTechTeam

This month’s Teaching & Learning webinar was all about better meeting the needs of all learners with some amazing tools and tips from our panelists. But we were all excited to learn from Jeffrey how to add automatic captions to any video we uploaded to Youtube. To see the archive of all our Teaching & Learning monthly webinars visit our Youtube playlist. Teaching and Learning. Pedagogy Teaching and Learning #assistivetech

edWeb’s Emerging Tech Hosts 50th Webinar

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edWeb’s Emerging Tech community hosts 50th webinar thanks to Follett’s ongoing support. edWeb.net’s first professional learning community Emerging Tech: Using Technology to Advance Your School Library Program hosted its 50th webinar in August thanks to the ongoing support of Follett. The 50th webinar Google Apps for Education had 1,475 registrations, 540 live attendees, and over 640 views so far.

Teaching and Learning Webinar: Innovation in Social Studies

EdTechTeam

This month’s Teaching & Learning webinar was all about innovative ways to teach our students social studies and history. To see the archive of all our Teaching & Learning monthly webinars visit our Youtube playlist. And register for April’s webinar with @TechCoachSusan @MiaLeonard and @jb4tech as we talk about how our littlest learners love to explore! We’ll discuss tools and strategies for giving them amazing opportunities to learn!

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Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. I also want to invite you to a very special webinar on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4 PM EST. First, t o ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Bringing Focus To Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas.

ETA hand2mind hosts its 50th edWeb webinar for math teachers

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ETA hand2mind has hosted a professional learning community on edWeb for the past three years, providing free professional development for elementary and middle school math educators. Since then, the community has grown to over 6,400 math education professionals, with over 6,000 CE certificates issued and more than 20,000 views of the program’s recorded webinars. The learning that happens here is collective work.”

Set Up a Smooth Transition by Ending the Year Right!

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Donetta Buggs Coordinator of Online Professional Learning, n2y. Join our experts as they show you how to review assessment data and analyze student progress within Unique Learning System. A link to the on-demand webinar will be sent to all who register. Presenters.