Developing a Culture of PD
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Developing a Culture of PD
A clearinghouse of sites that look at ways to develop a culture of PD in your educational setting. Advice on how to implement, how to organise, and various perspectives on what Professional Development means.
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Tweet from @antfitz

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As you work with your team on developing Professional Development, it is essential that they see that their mindsets toward change and development can grow.  Here's a great graphic to help!

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Teacher-Led Professional Learning: The Latest Revolution In Education - Edudemic

Teacher-Led Professional Learning: The Latest Revolution In Education - Edudemic | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
I’m both in awe and encouraged at the current trend of teacher-led professional learning occurring across our country. Our nations’ teachers are taking control of their own learning and are using a wide variety of social media platforms to do so.
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Professional Choice is a big part of developing a culture of PD in your school.  To encourage this, there are many different ways that teachers can be in control of what they are learning and exploring professionally.  This article outlines the top three most popular choices right now: Twitter, Edcamps, and Google Hangout.

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SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
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When developing a culture of Professional Development for teachers, it helps to have a framework to explain the goals that you have for the staff.  This model is easy to explain, remember, and implement for many.  It's a great place to start!

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Flipped Professional Development for Teachers

Flipped Professional Development for Teachers | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
Video tutorials have been available to educators for many years. However, there is currently great momentum for using video resources for “flipped learning”.
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An excellent example of how to develop a culture of professional development through the use of videos. Clear instructions on how to get started and how to implement change are provided on this page.
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Social Media Tools for Personalized Professional Development

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When considering developing a culture of personal professional development at your school, it's important to discuss the basics that underly the use of technology for PD. This presentation by Lucy Gray gives clear and short explanations of the different tools, what they do, and why you should use them.  Excellent!

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Survival of the Savviest: Content Curation & Professional Development

How do you develop and display your talent efficiently and with impact? Curate content on Scoop.it and shine on LinkedIn.

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An excellent pecha kucha style presentation on what curation matters in professional development.  As you develop a culture of PD in your school, one of the key factors is helping people identify the interests and talents that they want to develop.  Curation is a fun and effective way to do just that!

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Professional Learning

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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development >> Eye On Education (How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development http://t.co/JXOjnZ9s9J via @asvlandt)...
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Who doesn't love pinterest? Using this tool it's easy to see how it can excite the teachers in your school to build a culture of PD.  With curation they can find out about the topics that they are interested in and share it amongst themselves to foster community and buy-in which are essential to strong PD programs.

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Tech Isn't Everything - Teachers Are!

Tech Isn't Everything - Teachers Are! | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
As a lover of all things tech, I sometimes forget that everyone doesn’t feel the same way that I do about it. In fact, there are many teachers who become uneasy and even anxious when technology in ...
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A great reminder when trying to build a culture of PD in your school.  Teachers must be given time to develop and investigate the tool/ method/ procedure you are discussing before they will take it on board and lead the change themselves.  An excellent reminder to keep near your desk!

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Grass Roots Professional Development Poster

Grass Roots Professional Development Poster | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
A CybersalonAZ project. This poster's actual size is 8 feet wide by 4 feet high.
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I love this picture and think it is the epitomy of how people can create their own culture of PD in their school.  This group worked together to create the "rules" for making professional development work for them in their school.

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Wait! School Leaders Need Professional Development Too?

Wait! School Leaders Need Professional Development Too? | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
Professional development isn't about wallowing in our own self-pity, it's about establishing and fostering real learning opportunities.

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Spot on suggestions on how to develop PD with the administrators in your school.  The quick suggestions at the end are excellent, easy to implement ideas!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 3, 2013 11:39 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

davidconover's curator insight, May 5, 2013 12:46 PM

This is a good article for those to read if you value the development of the various forms of leadership.

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Some Low-Cost Summer PD Ideas for Connected Educators

Some Low-Cost Summer PD Ideas for Connected Educators | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
With computer access and an Internet connection, you can bring summer professional development to your own living room at little or no cost.
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A great way to build a culture of PD in your school is by offering FREE resources and at an individual pace.  This site gives a short list of ideas that teachers can pursue during their limited "off" hours. 

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30 Free Teacher Professional Development Courses

30 Free Teacher Professional Development Courses | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I wrote a post about places tosearch for free online courses. One resource that I neglected to mention and subsequently had many people on Google+ remind me of is Coursera. Earlier this spring Coursera announced a new category of courses, Teacher Professional Development. Currently, thirty courses are scheduled in the new Teacher PD category. The next course begins in July.


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A great resource for teachers to use when trying to personalize their Professional Development choices in your school.  As part of developing a culture of PD, teachers need to have access to courses and resources that fit their needs.  These online classes are the perfect start!

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Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition - Teach Amazing!

Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition - Teach Amazing! | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition - Check out Teach Amazing for educational technology, web 2.0, and great tips to teach amazing!
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To develop a culture of PD in your school, teachers need to access resources that are based on their own interests and needs.  One of the best and most cost effective ways to bring this to the teachers is through Twitter.  This article provides the basics for learning and using Twitter to help get your staff searching and seeking their own PD!

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Building the Culture of an Empowered Mindset Towards Technology Innovation | The Principal of Change

Building the Culture of an Empowered Mindset Towards Technology Innovation | The Principal of Change | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
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An INVALUABLE resource to have when trying to move your school from a training/ event mindset towards one that embraces a CULTURE of professional development, including the use of technology. As alwasy, Geoge Couros "walks the talk" and makes everything available to use and edit according to your context.

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Professional Development in Social Learning: 3 different skill areas

Professional Development in Social Learning: 3 different skill areas | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
I’m constantly asked by Learning & Development professionals where they can learn more about social learning. First of all I guess we need to be quite clear what we mean by the term “soci...
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When trying to develop a culture of professional development, social networks should be part of the plan. It's important to understand how these services work and the best ways to use them. Both ideas are outlined here.
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Designing with Teachers: Participatory PD

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This long document is an extensive look at the powerful impact participatory PD has on the culture of a school and the professional learning opportunities that develop.  Administrators would definitely benefit from taking the time to read the case studies!

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Did You Just Hear That Millions Is Wasted On Ineffective Training?

Did You Just Hear That Millions Is Wasted On Ineffective Training? | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it

In the past fortnight, CIPD released their Learning and Talent Development Survey 2013. The survey results show that 74% of organisations in the UK currently use eLearning, but only 15% report that it is one of the most effective training methods available to them. I suspect the numbers are similar around the globe.

 

So how much of an organisation’s training budget is spent on the development of eLearning? Recent IBIS research shows that $26 billion is spent globally on eLearning or 13% of all training expenditure. Why are so many organisations continuing to invest in eLearning modules if it is not the most effective way to train their people? The same CIPD study also found that only 31% of organisations reported that most employees completed an eLearning course. Immediately the true cost of that “cost-effective” eLearning module exploded. How can the ROI be justified to any CEO or CFO?


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After exploring the ineffective nature of asynchronous learning (think Moodle and LMS) the author proposes that synchronous learning (webinars for example) are the way to increase participant retention AND reduce cost.  When thinking of creating a culture of PD in your school, what questions does this research uncover?

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:32 AM

In a recent survey, 74% of organisations use eLearning, but only 15% report that it is one of the most effective training methods available to them.

David Hain's curator insight, May 14, 2013 2:22 AM

E-learning can be effective, but only if part of a package.  The lazy way is just to spend money on it and forget the briefing, follow through, coaching, etc.  Just like it is with cmpanies that spend money on courses without all the other poaarts of the effective learning package.

 

I other words, it's not so much the elearning but the corporate mind set that is the big issue in my opinion.

The Learning Factor's comment, May 14, 2013 4:29 AM
Great comment David. I agree that eLearning can offer some benefits when it part of a complete blended learning solution. I guess the survey shows that too many organisations are relying purely on an isolated module and they are then disappointed when they don't see change/improvement they require.
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Integrating Technology: Lessons from the Amish

Integrating Technology: Lessons from the Amish | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
The Amish are a unique group of people. They focus on church and family and seem to welcome a degree of separation from the non-Amish world. They’re famous for their simple lifestyle, plain dress, ...
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Insightful and spot-on look at what PD should be in a school.  Simple suggestions such as no rock-stars, community built, and differentiated are excellent reminders for when you are building a community of professional development in your school.

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Harper Epps's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:07 AM

The Amish education goes until the 8th grade. After that the boys work full time on the communities farm, and the girls learn how to become homemakers. They also do not believe in celebrities, because in their culture, every person is the same and the only "higher" being is God. 

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Who is Responsible for Professional Development

Who is Responsible for Professional Development | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
In schools, the issue of professional development is omnipresence. Most of the time, it is seen in a negative way whether following research supported practices or not: time is an issue, personaliz...
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An excellent springboard to broach the topic of the culture of Professional Development in schools.  Who is ultimately responsible if we are all professionals?  Is it the school's responsibility to provide some access and teachers to do the rest? How does the culture need to evolve to allow this to happen?

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5 Ways to Get More Out of Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration

5 Ways to Get More Out of Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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While teacher PD focuses on training, the skill of collaboration before or after the training in often overlooked.  This site offers a list of a few quick ways to increase teacher collaboration so that all the PD culture building in your school lasts!

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Coursera Announces Professional Development Courses to Facilitate Lifelong Learning for Teachers

Editor’s Note: Julia Stiglitz is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Coursera.
Nine years ago, I walked as a new teacher into my 4th grade classroom in East San Jose and...

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We've been looking at online professional development as an Ed Tech Team and Coursera is top of our list! Now it's even easier to build a culture of PD with the Teacher Professional Development Category that they are offering!

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Hacking Professional Development

Hacking Professional Development | Developing a Culture of PD | Scoop.it

Just last week I helped organize and attended Edcamp Philly at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the conversations in which I took part was about what works when planning and implementing prof...


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An innovative way to re-name Professional Development, this idea uses the EdCamp movement with Hackathon style problem solving to create a new breed of teacher training.  Perhaps a first step in creating a new culture of PD in your school?

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