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The Low Cost of Innovation

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The Low Cost of Innovation [Infographic]: http://t.co/oV3qCJtJhS

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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | Changing PL | Scoop.it
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagg...

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:44 AM

Upsss! Another digital toy. Seems to be use useful for proactive techno-teachers

Armando's curator insight, January 9, 9:16 AM

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 11, 7:29 AM

This is one of the coolest resources. I already have a project that I want to use it with that I will be #teaching . So many #teachers and #speakers will love this.

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Reflection and Narratives – Teacher Professional Development

The rationale is that the process of writing down one’s thoughts serves as a ‘thinking device’, helping the teacher find his way in retelling a story and in examining his perceptions and, if done very well, its multiple perspectives. Writing as a ‘thinking device’ is generated from oneself to oneself. A bit like a film director who also acts in the same film.

 

The act of externalizing reflections through writing makes a teacher’s ideas more ready for re-conceptualization. Writing is, perhaps in the loneliest form, engaging in dialogue. This is attuned to Vygotskyan perspectives of development which proposes that verbalization is a vehicle to changes in behavior, process of which language (and languaging) is the main mediation tool.

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Using Video to Improve Practice: Do It Yourself!

Using Video to Improve Practice: Do It Yourself! | Changing PL | Scoop.it
Teachers don't always need someone else to videotape them to use it to improve in their profession. Learn how you can videotape yourself and use that footage to find ways to get better at teaching.
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Book Review: Creative Educational Leadership: A Practical Guide to Leadership as Creativity

Book Review: Creative Educational Leadership: A Practical Guide to Leadership as Creativity | Changing PL | Scoop.it

"This text is organized as a combination of two interactive components of behavioral change. There are very few theories of adult un-learning, but this text lays out a staccato framework of bite sized information about organizations, change, resistance to change and couples it as the text reveals the complexity of change with a formula for personal change that is not dogmatic, but suggested. It is an adult learning model. It, in my opinion, could be a substantial portion of a leadership program at a university that becomes a bible of sorts about what personal change looks like (from text based discussions) and what change feels like as recorded by the student in journals and portfolios during internships or in actual leadership roles.

 

The strength of this text is that it is not directed at administrators, though they could certainly benefit from its messages, but to teachers, who lead their students through the labyrinth of schedules, classes, subjects and values each day."

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Community Manager UNconference San Francisco 2013 | Facebook

Community Manager UNconference San Francisco 2013 | Facebook | Changing PL | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Shifting Assumptions About Teacher Evaluation and Professional ...

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And yet if results for all students remains our goal, our discussion of better professional learning cannot stop with attention to personalized professional learning attached to teacher evaluations. Effective professional learning ...
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How A Daring Teacher Promotes Creativity

How A Daring Teacher Promotes Creativity | Changing PL | Scoop.it
Be a daring teacher! Let every student experience the joy of creativity. Bring a breath of fresh air into your teaching.

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Educational Leadership:Reshaping High Schools:Put Understanding First

Put Understanding First by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

"The high school curriculum should start with the long-term goals of schooling: meaning making and transfer of learning.

A local newspaper reporter asks students attending the town's high school to give their school a letter grade from A to F. One young man, a senior, rates his high school a B. When asked to explain, he replies with a single word: "Boring.""


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Commentary: Meaningful professional development | EdNewsColorado

Commentary: Meaningful professional development | EdNewsColorado | Changing PL | Scoop.it

Time, creativity, clear commitments and professionalism ensured every teacher learned and contributed to the conversation. Infusing these elements into our site-based and district level professional learning can shift professional development from something that is done to teachers, to something that is done by teachers.

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Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

"The digital age has provided learning professionals with an amazing opportunity via personal learning networks; and as with most opportunities, this one comes with a risk. PLNs aren't just for learning professionals; it's representative of a fundamental shift in the way people learn. People all around the world are forming PLNs, most without even realizing it yet. It's a natural evolution of our increasingly connected world."


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thanks for this.,
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A Culture of Collaborative Inquiry: Learning to Develop and Support Professional Learning Communities

A Culture of Collaborative Inquiry: Learning to Develop and Support Professional Learning Communities | Changing PL | Scoop.it

Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: To better understand how to support secondary teachers’ engagement in collaborative inquiry, a group of 12 professional development providers deliberately set out to use the same processes and structures in their development and implementation of a PD model. This research examines what this group learned about fostering and sustaining a culture of collaborative inquiry and considers how this can inform PD providers’ support of teachers’ engagement in a collaborative inquiry cycle.

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MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift

MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift | Changing PL | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have forced universities to reconsider their value in light of free high-quality education available online.
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Tech Tools 4 Teaching Educational Technology Professional Development

Tech Tools 4 Teaching Educational Technology Professional Development | Changing PL | Scoop.it
Bellevue Public School Instructional Technology Trainers are here for you!  Check in often to see the run-down of recent trainings and important district technology information.  Follow us on...

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Project-Based Learning Professional Development Guide

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This guide is organized into six sections:

Introduction
Why Is PBL Important?
What Is PBL About?
How Does PBL Work?

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:13 PM

How is it possible that such good resources are developing so quickly?

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Thank you, Bryan!
Chris Carter's comment, May 2, 2013 11:01 AM
Thank you, Bill!
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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently | Changing PL | Scoop.it

"If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear something like, “It was all Mr. Jones. He just never gave up on me.”

What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. It’s difficult to measure success, and in the world of academia, educators are continually re-evaluating how to quantify learning. But the first and most important question to ask is: Are teachers reaching their students?"


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 1, 2013 6:25 PM

How many of the 25 things successful educators do differently can you tick off? How many do you aspire to achieve over the next 12 months?