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How Should Professional Development Change?

How Should Professional Development Change? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
When it comes to professional development, teachers need more time and a structure to engage in deep collaboration. Read more on the findings and recommendations from a recent report.
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Good points about improving professional development by looking at different studies from different countries. The key is allowing, fostering teacher collaboration. Yes!

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The Power of the 4Cs: The Foundation for Creating a Gold Standard for Project Based Learning (PBL) | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

The Power of the 4Cs: The Foundation for Creating a Gold Standard for Project Based Learning (PBL) | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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God overview of PBL focusing the 4Cs: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication.

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
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More benefits of BYOD. One key is "developing engaging lessons that use technology in collaborative and creative ways".

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In Search of a Voice by Dr Helen Street | The Positive Times

In Search of a Voice by Dr Helen Street | The Positive Times | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Great article on positive schools movement focusing on areas such as student creativity and imagination, student voice, collaboration and learning from mistakes. Thanks, Quincey.

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The greatest resource that teachers have is other teachers. But sadly, teamwork and collaboration are not commonly found in schools. Having taught for 20 years myself, I know how it works.

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Avoiding isolation. Benefits of collaboration and teamwork for teachers.

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Research Supports Collaborative Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The College Preparatory School (College Prep) in Oakland, California, is among the top 20 best prep schools in the country according to a 2010 Forbes magazine report. Over the past ten years, 100
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More benefits of collaborative learning and examples in English and Maths.

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Building Classroom Community Amongst the Machines

Building Classroom Community Amongst the Machines | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
There’s no denying that most of us are engrossed daily with technology. The attachment is evident in just about every public place. Mobile devices, for many of us, have become our closest friend. In
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Streategies for building classroom community.

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Richardson: From Digital Collaboration to Digital Cooperation: New Ways of Working Together in the Modern World - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Richardson: From Digital Collaboration to Digital Cooperation: New Ways of Working Together in the Modern World - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
October 14, 2014, Volume 1, Issue 8, No. 18 Driving Question: What If We've Got It Wrong?
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Moving from digital collaboration to digital cooperation allows us to focus on our our goals and needs more readily.

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Deeper learning has some specific requirements, not the least of which is collaboration. Ben Johnson shares some tips to establish cross-curricular collaboration even in the most isolated of environments.
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A compelling case highlighting the benefits and challenges of cross-curricular teaching and programming.

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …
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Good overview of some of the possibilities of Google Docs.

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The greatest resource that teachers have is other teachers. But sadly, teamwork and collaboration are not commonly found in schools. Having taught for 20 years myself, I know how it works.

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Importance of teacher collaboration and community building to schools.

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The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration

The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward. A panel of educators who’ve made this kind of connection and collaboration the center of their work discussed the challenges posed by the current American education system and helped present a dream for what truly collaborative learning could look like.
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The benefits of moving to authentic and empowering collaborations.

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How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A culture that emphasizes collective wisdom and collaborative work has helped students at The College Preparatory School (above) in Oakland, California, achieve academic success. Credit: Zachary
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The importance of collaborative learning. "What our collaborative learning style empowers and enables is a student's resilience -- how do you look to your neighbor as a resource, how do you test your own theories, how do you understand if you're on the right track or the wrong track?"

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The Growing Use of Collaborative Classroom Spaces in Higher Education

The Growing Use of Collaborative Classroom Spaces in Higher Education | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Technology is Playing a Key Role in the Move to More Collaborative Spaces for Teaching and Learning An evolving movement in education is the design of
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Good to see. Also, a good list of hallmarks of a successful collaborative space.

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