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Features of school cultures that embrace creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Features of school cultures that embrace creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Does your school’s culture inhibit or encourage creativity in its students and employ...

Via Stephanie Sandifer
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Describes components that facilitate a campus culture that facilitates creative environment for learning. Excellent for reflection on practices and standards for moving forward.

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7 Rituals You Should Steal from Extremely Creative People

7 Rituals You Should Steal from Extremely Creative People | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Reflective of the "flow" movement and training your brain for success.
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Voxer Best Practices

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Voxer Best Practices | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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Great guide for understanding and learning about Voxer as an approach to PD.

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Integrated Studies Research Review

Integrated Studies Research Review | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Learn why and how integrated studies can be effective and get recommendations for evidence-based practices and programs.
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Great article series on why integration is critical for creating engaging learning opportunities for students.
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Technology Defines Much of Higher Education’s New Normal [#Infographic]

Technology Defines Much of Higher Education’s New Normal [#Infographic] | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Today’s college students have more options than their 1980s counterparts had, but their time is also stretched more thinly across the school day.

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This infographic alone supports the importance of technology integration at the elementary/secondary level so that students are prepared for the global workplace and college. The new normal is part of #futureready.

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Twitter%20for%20Educators.pdf

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Great resource shared with me via @Brit_Horn for leading PD with Educators new to Twitter

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

"So what are the things that are becoming just as important as the ever-traditional ‘Reading, Writing, and Math’? Take a look below. Do you already incorporate these ideas into all of your classes? Which do you find hardest?"


Via EDTC@UTB
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Great infographic that truly shares what must be taught for Students in the 21st Century to be "Future Ready."

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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: The past, the present, and the future, part 3 of 4

SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: The past, the present, and the future, part 3 of 4 | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

xcxSchoolCIO Advisors Blog

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Brief blog entry on how our world is changing. Poses the question of how are we preparing our students for the future. Excellent for discussion and reflection regarding preparing students for the future.

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Instructionism, Constructionism and Connectivism: Epistomologies and Their Implied Pedagogies

Instructionism, Constructionism and Connectivism: Epistomologies and Their Implied Pedagogies | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This covers a lot of things in education including maker-spaces.  A great read as we move forward as progressive educators.

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Perla Ronchi's curator insight, April 10, 12:29 PM

Sharing ideas and contents!

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Teachers need real feedback

Teachers need real feedback | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback -- and lays out a program from his foundation to bring it to every classroom.

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Lisa Simmons's curator insight, April 3, 4:41 PM

Powerful TED talk about teacher feedback.

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Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful

Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.


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Good report for that provides data for the "why" of digital learning and its benefits.

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dawsonloane's curator insight, April 7, 6:35 AM

This report focuses on school-age learners, but the emphasis on deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking is definitely applicable to professional development.

eLearningTV's curator insight, May 6, 1:38 AM

Learning is going to be connected and open in future.

Mo Ferguson's curator insight, May 21, 6:28 PM

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What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets

What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindsets has dominated much of the attention around how students can influence their own learning. But there are other ways to help students tap into their own motivation, too.
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Great post on #mindset both for teachers and the students they facilitate learning. via @justintarte
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Failure’s inevitable; so use your grit and choose your mindset.

Failure’s inevitable; so use your grit and choose your mindset. | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
In our current system of education, the attribute largely associated with success has been cognitive ability, specifically in reading, math and science. Students are assessed to determine these ab...
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Examines the fallacy of testing data that lends itself to a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset.
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Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale - Search Engine Journal

Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale - Search Engine Journal | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

r To make your Content Marketing work stand out you need to combine visual elements through storytelling. Read to learn more on data visualization.

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Great application for Professional Development, Instructional Design and coaching students as they craft stories.

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Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

"Both synchronous and asynchronous approaches to eLearning have their advantages and disadvantages. While one approach may be more effective than the other in a given situation, it is not to say it is best for all learning situations.”


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This was an excellent and brief article that explains the difference between synchronous and asynchronous learning, the benefits and challenges or both, and how to evaluate what kind of learning is best for the situation. This is a great read for teachers integrating and moving into a globally designed classroom to be sure that the best platform for learning is offered.

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Deeper learning has significant impact, study finds | eSchool News | eSchool News

Deeper learning has significant impact, study finds | eSchool News | eSchool News | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
New research reveals that students who attend schools with a focus on deeper learning are more likely to have higher achievement scores.
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This is an excellent article supporting instructional practices that utilize PBL, Workshop model and ROLE Environments. This further supports the need for instructional models that develop students' intrinsic drive and personal autonomy.

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7 Tips To Integrate Storytelling Into Your Next eLearning Course

7 Tips To Integrate Storytelling Into Your Next eLearning Course | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
How eLearning Professionals Can Integrate Storytelling in eLearning. 7 Storytelling Tips and Tricks To Make Your eLearning Course Effective and Entertaining

Via EDTC@UTB
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Great advice on how to engage learners via interactive storytelling. #nisdnov8 #edtech

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 1:34 PM

7 Tips To Integrate Storytelling Into Your Next eLearning Course

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 10:03 PM

This interesting - using stories to get your message or information across. This could be great for primary and secondary schools using online platforms like Google Apps for Edu or Edmodo - frame your unit of study around a story to engage and clarify your purpose.


Great tips on how to get started in this article.


Do you enjoy storytelling? I love it - particularly in maths! Makes fractions so much more fun if theres' a 'real' event/story they have to fix or solve!

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 12, 4:12 AM

Students always love a good story. Just make it useful for something besides a filler.

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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Great metaphor for understanding the range of understanding that educators have with technology and their use as part of instruction.

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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, August 28, 12:12 PM

What part of the pencil represents your response to educational technology?

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"Unsung Hero" (Official HD) : TVC Thai Life Insurance 2014 : โฆษณาไทยประกันชีวิต 2557 - YouTube

เคยสงสัยไหม? ชีวิตคนเราต้องการอะไรกันแน่ ทำไมบางคนมีเงินมากมาย...ก็ยังไม่มีความสุข คลิปนี้ ไม่ใช่คำตอบ แต่มันอาจเป็นจุดเริ่มต้นให้คุณทำบางสิ่ง... เพื่อค้นหาค...
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Wonderful Thai Life insurance video that shows how doing the kind thing without seeking accolades makes a huge difference.
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10 lessons “Frozen” can teach us about tech, teaching | Ditch That Textbook

10 lessons “Frozen” can teach us about tech, teaching | Ditch That Textbook | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
"Frozen" has caught the attention of movie-goers for its against-all-odds story line. It has great messages for educators, too.

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Teach teachers how to create magic

Teach teachers how to create magic | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.
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We are looking for ways to engage learners and breathe passion into instruction.  This TEDtalk offers insight and pushes educators to examine their delivery.  This along with the tenets of #tlap (Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess) continue to help those of us called as instructional engineers to improve our craft.

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Thinking Critically | Learning Commons | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

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Melf's curator insight, April 7, 6:34 AM

Unevirsity thinking explained. Its quite intresting how they think. Even if this information isn't true its still intresting. You may recognize some traits about yourself in the video

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, November 2, 8:56 AM

Questioning is key to thinking and understanding

Tina Jameson's curator insight, November 6, 5:27 PM

Useful info-graphic on the research process.

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Features of school cultures that embrace creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Features of school cultures that embrace creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Does your school’s culture inhibit or encourage creativity in its students and employ...

Via Stephanie Sandifer
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Describes components that facilitate a campus culture that facilitates creative environment for learning. Excellent for reflection on practices and standards for moving forward.

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Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students

Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

Via EDTC@UTB
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Great ideas and creates an opportunity for the reflective educator to evaluate instructional practices.

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Brad Merrick's curator insight, March 25, 7:09 AM

Great ways to turn student responses into positive experiences, even if they are not always correct. Reinforces the importance of context for effective learning to take place and the value of guiding them to understand the error and learn from it.

 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 25, 2:30 PM

Some good tips. 

Teresa Barclay's curator insight, March 26, 5:37 PM

Has insights that could help anyone, especially me as I go through my own education journey

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Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development

Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
The term professional development (PD) has taken on many incarnations during the time I've been involved in education. When I first starting teaching, professional development was constructed in a ve

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Thoughts to ponder from a seasoned edCamp veteran.

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How To Give Students Individual Attention In A Busy Classroom

How To Give Students Individual Attention In A Busy Classroom | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
How To Give Students Individual Attention In A Busy Classroom
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Excellent article that discusses the ways which integration of best practices yields the the greatest results for student success.
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