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Making Professional Development A Habit - TeachThought

Making Professional Development A Habit - TeachThought | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it

"Learning is lifelong, continual. In order to have true professional development, participants have to get together and commit to continue sharing the learning.

 

Professional development must stay in the rotation on a permanent basis. It must be calendared in as we would an important appointment–it’s an appointment with ourselves. In a way, it’s a lot like physical fitness. Many people fail to reach physical fitness goals because they do not have the right approach. By committing to work out regularly, doing a favorite activity, and maintaining positive consistency, you will see improvements in all areas–not just physical. Professional development is the same thing."

 

This is the final post in a 6 part, “Better PD” series:

 

1. PD Sucks. Is Edcamp the Solution? http://bit.ly/1dqUiOG

 

2. Pairing Teachers for Better Professional Development   http://bit.ly/1lC4t3W

 

3 .Hacking Your Classroom  http://bit.ly/1gq8oR4

 

4. Moving The Conversation From Bullying To Climate  http://bit.ly/1bBJhW5

 

5. 6 Tips For Finding Inspiration In Your Teaching  http://bit.ly/1dVZfwW

 


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After all, we are all lifelong learners.  

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Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, January 2, 2014 2:15 PM

While it seems logical that teachers would realize the importance of continued professional development, this article reminds us that we must plan to grow professionally and that it is the educator's responsibility to know their options and learning style.  Thanks for a great, inspiring article.

Sinduja V's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:32 PM

Learning is not just about a person developing themselves individually, it is also learning together - by sharing the learning

Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers
A nifty way to keep professional development for Wisconsin social studies teachers all in one place. To see the calendar, go to: http://bit.ly/o22HTV
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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
Check out these six, educational ideologies that influence a teacher's decision-making. Which one represents you?
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Very interesting read on different types of teachers, in terms of why they think public education exists.  It could help with great conversations in districts.  
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Upcoming PD Webinar: Bringing Native American Voices into Your Classroom

Upcoming PD Webinar: Bringing Native American Voices into Your Classroom | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
Join us April 6th to learn about bringing Native American viewpoints and primary sources into your lessons.
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Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.
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Inquiry Update: Refining the Questions and Keywords

Inquiry Update: Refining the Questions and Keywords | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
In my last post I wrote about our preparation for using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) designed by the Right Questio
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Wondering about questioning in the social studies inquiry cycle?  here are some great ideas!
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The 15 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Conference

The 15 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Conference | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
Discover 15 types of conference-goers you're most likely to meet or embody.
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THE FUTURE OF PD: A COLLECTION OF BEST PRACTICES | Tech Learning

THE FUTURE OF PD: A COLLECTION OF BEST PRACTICES | Tech Learning | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
By Ken Eastwood, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, NY

In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse tha
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Just throwing tablets at students is not enough if they're still doing worksheets.  
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The Warning Signs Of Teacher Burnout

The Warning Signs Of Teacher Burnout | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
The Warning Signs Of Teacher Burnout
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Who's the Best Deliverer of Teacher PD? Report Says Teachers Still Lack Input

Who's the Best Deliverer of Teacher PD? Report Says Teachers Still Lack Input | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
A new report suggests educators continue to lack agency in choosing their own professional learning, but some say that teacher autonomy over PD isn't a perfect solution either.
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What is the difference between Professional Development and Professional Learning?  Edweek answers, "teacher agency".  
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“Sandbox Time” – The Style of PD Teachers Deserve

“Sandbox Time” – The Style of PD Teachers Deserve | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
This morning I worked with some teachers at an area school around the topic of Google Sites with a little YouTube and other Google Apps for Education topics sprinkled in. It was straightforward for…
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I like the term "sandbox time" - although it may turn some admins off if used in a larger PD workshop (as in, on the agenda).  However - time to explore, brainstorm, chat, and play is vital for learning!
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Connecting a Classroom: Reflections on Using Social Media With My Students

Connecting a Classroom: Reflections on Using Social Media With My Students | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
One year after implementing social media as a central classroom component, teacher Brianna Crowley and her students reflect on how to improve their efforts.

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Blogging Your Way To Connected Professional Development

Blogging Your Way To Connected Professional Development | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it

Blogging Your Way To Connected Professional Development

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The Library Voice: You Can Now Watch Our AASL Hstry Webinar "Explore, Create, Engage: HSTRY in the Classro​om"

The Library Voice: You Can Now Watch Our AASL Hstry Webinar "Explore, Create, Engage: HSTRY in the Classro​om" | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it

This week I had the honor of presenting a webinar for AASL as part of their free webinar series with my friend Claire who works with one of my favorite new digital tools, Hstry. Have you seen Hstry?

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Summertime Professional Development at our Presidential Libraries

Summertime Professional Development at our Presidential Libraries | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
This summer, join us for one of our professional development workshops for educators on using primary sources in the classroom at the Truman, Eisenhower, or Hoover Library.
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Helping Students Track Their Own Progress

Helping Students Track Their Own Progress | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
Tracking progress toward big goals helps us build a sense of competence & the courage to keep going. The same principle works with kids says Barbara Blackburn.
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Summer Teacher Institutes - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Summer Teacher Institutes - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
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Why Student Reflection Should Never Be Skipped

Why Student Reflection Should Never Be Skipped | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
As Kevin Hodgson's 6th graders complete their foray into short story writing, they finish with reflection – a stage in the learning process never to be skipped.
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Really interesting look at the importance of student reflection.  Check out Middleweb sometime - there's lots of gems here!
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Summer 2017 - Developing Documentaries to Facilitate Historical Thinking Skills, July - August 2017

Summer 2017 - Developing Documentaries to Facilitate Historical Thinking Skills, July - August 2017 | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
RT @NationalHistory: HURRY! It's your last chance to register for the online graduate course about #NHDwebsites! https://t.co/tLrEGOBHkD ht…
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.
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7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development -

7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development - | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
Reflect on your school's PD- 7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development https://t.co/MQbftlaMI9 via @teachthought #edchat #teaching
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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher https://t.co/jvJkz1t61f #edtech #edchat ##21StEdChat #teacherquality https://t.co/hR30EYyi7y
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White teacher: I thought I could reach my black and Latino students. Then one told me why I couldn’t.

White teacher: I thought I could reach my black and Latino students. Then one told me why I couldn’t. | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
'More than likely, my kids viewed me as little more than a carpetbagger who did not share any aspect of their day-to-day reality.'
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Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School (EdSurge News)

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School (EdSurge News) | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it
“Rockstar” is a term that is being thrown around among educators lately. A few teachers and administrators who try new instructional practices—many that inevitably involve tech tools—earn that rockstar praise from their connected colleagues online.
But, teachers are driven by the same thing at
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Testing the Possibilities of Online Education with Museum MOOCs

Testing the Possibilities of Online Education with Museum MOOCs | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it

MOOCs (massive open online courses) have been both hailed as a possible solution to providing low-cost, high-quality education and derided as a destructive reallocation of resources from public education to private corporations.

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Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic)

Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic) | Professional Development for Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers | Scoop.it

I'm a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. 

 

Additional resources:

http://people.uwplatt.edu/~steck/Petrina%20Text/Chapter%204.pdf

http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/150-teaching-methods

https://www.csn.edu/pages/2359.asp

http://www1.appstate.edu/~wertsmg/teachmeth.htm

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Student+Centered+Learning

 


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Mar Mbodj's curator insight, January 29, 2016 4:09 PM

Déplacement de paradigme et les méthodes pédagogiques appropriées. 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, March 25, 2016 5:14 PM
We often tend to carry on with our typical teaching methods, and sometimes believe that the trainer needs to stay in charge of the learning event. It can be useful to check out this list... stop and evaluate the different options out there that shift the weight from teacher to learner. Surely there is a part of the learning objective that could be covered better through a learner centered approach.
Philip Smith's curator insight, August 5, 2016 8:44 AM

Not all learner-centered methods involve group work. Here are some other ideas.