Collaborate for high levels of student learning Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Mike Mattos, and a lineup of experts will deliver keynote presentations and breakout sessions designed to develop your capacity for building Profe...
Teachers can access 23 free iTunes U courses on Common Core instructional strategies.
Great article about the iTunes webinars designed by ASCD. The downside to the resources is that most of them were designed in 2010. Some states have changed their focus to customized state standards, the section on formative assessments and the design of them needs to be beefed up.
A resounding "yes" to this article about how instructional technology should drive creativity and learning in the classroom...In your professional learning communities, how is your use of technology tools enhancing a child's learning?
Four posters that explain Webb's Depth of Knowledge in PDFs that are ready to print.
What I love about these Webb's Depth of Knowledge charts is I can easily use these charts when coaching teachers with student talk/questioning and with PLC Facilitators to debrief after they complete a PLC session.
In case you didn't know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. The bottom line is that many people are missing out on some great content, resources, and conversation. From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Take Twitter for example. Now anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Twitter as a professional learning and networking tool. It has been and will continue to be my number one choice when it comes to learning in the foreseeable future. Twitter has many positive attributes, but also a growing number of negative aspects. Some examples in my opinion, include an increasing amount of negativity and disrespect, rise in social media cliques, difficulty in following chats, noise, and overbearing opinions. Even as Twitter still works great for me and others it is not the only player out there. Nor should it be considered the best learning option for all. At times I just need to get away from the echo chamber to focus more on my learning.
James Heffner is passionate about the concept of enduring leadership. Through his experience as a higher education professional, James believes in the personal and leadership development of college...
The youtube video is a wonderful introduction to the DuFour model of PLCs. I do wish the blogger spent more time researching the school district in California that has made the greatest gains using this model.
Whole Faculty Study Groups Creating Professional Learning Communities That Target Student Learning By (author) Carlene U. Murphy, By (author) Dale W.
Whole Faculty Study Groups is a viable way to create PLCs. Unfortunately, administrators try to shortcut the process by not giving teachers time to break into smaller groups and allow the PLC process to germinate. Worth a read.