Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
How do we model digital literacy skills as we support the development of digitally literate educators? This binder offers an overview of the six major goals of digital literacy with resources related to each.
Implementing some kind of self-assessment is a very good thing, as it enables learners to judge the quality of their work. I’ve done this on an ad-hoc basis at times in the past, but using a formal instrument or procedure can work wonders, even if it has no official bearing on the final outcome.
The Professional Learning Cycle – Plan, Act, Observe, Reflect - is a process that is used by teams of educators for professional learning. Learning occurs during and between team meetings when educators share practice, examine student work and/or access opportunities to build their instructional skills and knowledge-base.
Lyndsay Buehler's insight:
This model might be used as a starting point for shaping some of our meetings based around implementing inquiry in the classroom The planning piece could be around planning a provocation. It might have to be more open-ended than the example here, but the general model might work quite well.
Denise Krebs, Gallit Zvi, Hugh McDonald and Joy Kirr came together to discuss "Genius Hour". Each of these teachers has been running Genius Hour in his/her classroom and writing about their experie...
Lyndsay Buehler's insight:
A really great overview of the Genius Hour mindshift. I like how this post is so collaborative, conversational, and tells the story of real-life teachers who not only have seen success with the Genius Hour concept in their classrooms, but who have been inspired and refueled as educators because of it.
TeacherKit is a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.
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