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Connected Educator Summit 2015 | Be the change

Connected Educator Summit 2015 | Be the change | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Shannon McClintock Miller will explore these changes in education and within the library while giving the participants a foundation to bring creative, collaborative, and new experiences and learning to your school community while connecting outside of the walls to the world.

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Perth | Monday 8 June, 2015
Adelaide | Wednesday 10th June, 2015
Melbourne | Friday 12th June, 2015
Sydney | Monday 15th June, 2015
Canberra | Friday 19th June, 2015

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From confusion to expertise: How to ramp up your expertise quickly / Aaron Tay

From confusion to expertise: How to ramp up your expertise quickly / Aaron Tay | Professional learning | Scoop.it

"When you work in libraries, learning how to learn is a vital skill. Every new area that emerges means a new struggle to study, understand, experiment and eventually integrate the knowledge into myself.


Having been around the block on this roller coaster many times I can share with you some of the things I find useful for me when coming to gripes to a new area.“

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Aaron Tay hits on such an important part of professional learning - keeping abreast of new areas. So often you can't wait for the definitive external professional learning event to come along, you need to put in the hard work reading, networking and researching for yourself - on top of all the other things you are doing.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | Professional learning | Scoop.it

"The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide"


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Picture This! Brisbane, 26 August 2014

Picture This! Brisbane, 26 August 2014 | Professional learning | Scoop.it
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Picture This! Teaching Language and Literacy through Literature: a focus on picture books.

 

Contemporary picture books occupy a central position in the literary and learning experiences in primary school classrooms and are a key resource for teaching students of all ages about ourselves and our world. Quality picture books provide many opportunities for debate, discussion and critical engagement.

 

This conference will highlight the important place that picture books hold in all areas of the curriculum in supporting students to develop skills in language, literacy and content knowledge.

 

Presenters include leading academics, authors and experienced classroom teachers sharing their great ideas for teaching with picture books.

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20,000 students in the first 24 hours: UK enters MOOC space with social, mobile FutureLearn

20,000 students in the first 24 hours: UK enters MOOC space with social, mobile FutureLearn | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Until last Wednesday, US-based learning platforms have led the development of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Together, those platforms, including Coursera, edX, and Udacity, serve an estimated 3 million learners worldwide with courses from a number of elite partner institutions, such as Harvard and MIT.

But now, in the same week in which edX announced a partnership with Google for the development of a new, open-source online learning system, the UK has launched its own – and its first-ever – MOOC platform: FutureLearn.


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NSW Picture This! Conference, Tuesday 2 September 2014 The Grace Hotel, Sydney 9am – 4pm

NSW Picture This! Conference, Tuesday 2 September 2014 The Grace Hotel, Sydney  9am – 4pm | Professional learning | Scoop.it
PETAA Picture This! Conference 2014 Sydney NSW
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Learning communities

“Learning Communities ICT & 21ST CENTURY LEARNING COMMUNITIES EDUC 90591 Nick Reynolds”
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Useful introductory presentation with underpinning theoretical references.
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13 Questions to Ask When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement

13 Questions to Ask When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement | Professional learning | Scoop.it

All too often, training programs are developed just for training’s sake, just to check the training box. There must be a clear business objective that a training program is attempting to solve. If the business need isn’t there, the program shouldn’t be either.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 18, 4:10 AM

This is quite corporate business training directed, but would also apply to any teacher training scenario.

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, May 18, 5:01 AM

Planning courses for a big US corporation around the world is not the same of a residential three years PhD Program.

Nevertheless, the 13 proposed questions make an interesting reference list.

Are they worth to be considered also in our european PhD Programs and their courses? I think so.

 

1. The problem we want to solve is to be clearly stated
2. The quality of the training project too ("success")
3. Who pays for the project (this is more difficult, in Academy)
4. The audience composition
5. Their attitudes and expectations (often disregarded)
6. The actual use of the transferred skills
7. How to track their learning engagement
8. How to cope with tools and practices of the audience
9. Flexibility of the training program

10. Existing content and knowledge to be leveraged
11. Resources to be provide
12. Milestones and dates
13. Budget (cost, time, and quality)

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Before You Publish: Your e-Learning Checklist

Before You Publish: Your e-Learning Checklist | Professional learning | Scoop.it
This is it: the culmination of weeks of planning, development and design. You’re about to publish your e-Learning. All you need to do is click that button, and you’re done. But wait! It can be so easy at the end of a project to skip important last-minute checks. 
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Home | ACER Q-Central | ACER Q Numeracy | ACER

Home | ACER Q-Central | ACER Q Numeracy | ACER | Professional learning | Scoop.it
ACER Q-Central is a teacher-directed, formative assessment developed for schools by the Australian Council for Educational Research and powered by the award-winning Literatu platform.
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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | Professional learning | Scoop.it

"A new era of personalized professional development is sweeping into schools. We've created this guide to capture the extraordinary changes in PD tools and in the cycle of learning. We look here at tools that support how teachers engage with colleagues; that help teachers learn or find support for implementing fresh strategies and approaches; and that measure how that learning impacts practice in the classroom."


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Events | Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria

Events | Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria | Professional learning | Scoop.it
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Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) replaces ICT in Education Victoria and the Victorian IT Teachers’ Association. This new association will deliver professional support and networking opportunities to all educators from pre-service teachers to principals, from the early years to careers. DLTV's vision statement is: Leadership, empowerment and excellence in digital learning and teaching

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Open as in oer and open as in MOOC

A discussion over the different definitions of "Open" (Open as in oer and open as in MOOC #connectivism #mooc http://t.co/YxhxvZSc5g via @patlockley)...

Via Susan Bainbridge
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Useful discussion prompt for openness - in professional learning, and when considering development of MOOC learning materials. Massive benefit if these can become part of the OER ecosystem.

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Advanced professional learning programs ACER

Advanced professional learning programs ACER | Professional learning | Scoop.it

 

ACER's course-based, credentialed professional learning addresses theory and practical evidence-based strategies and approaches to teaching and learning.

Graduate Certificate of Education (Assessment of Student Learning)

This is a four unit course designed for class teachers, school leaders and coaches to develop high level assessment skills and understandings.

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How to know an online course is a good online course?

How to know an online course is a good online course? | Professional learning | Scoop.it
Have you ever looked at a course and thought that it's too good to be true? How do you know if a course that you are paying for is really worth the money.

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Professional learning | Scoop.it
100 Search Engines For Academic Research

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Plenty to evaluate in here.
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Growth Mindset Launch

Growth Mindset Launch | Professional learning | Scoop.it
Back in March I blogged about becoming a growth mindset school following our staff launch event.  Since that time we have been very busy preparing to roll out the ethos to the whole school. Here's ...

Via Allan Shaw
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Growth mindset is a key priority for a growing number of schools in 2014, and a great professional learning path to follow for teachers and leaders to follow.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 19, 4:00 AM

Having just heard Carol Dweck speak, this is a timely complementary perspective.

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Professional learning snippets from around the country - Australian Teacher Magazine

Professional learning snippets from around the country - Australian Teacher Magazine | Professional learning | Scoop.it
“Australian Teacher Magazine August InBrief: Professional learning snippets from around the country Australian Teacher Magazine MELBOURNE - The faculty heads and year level program leaders at Northcote High School have been undertaking a...”
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August issue of Australian Teacher Magazine includes results from their showing 67% of respondents were members of teacher professional associations.
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How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People - Lifehacker Australia

How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People - Lifehacker Australia | Professional learning | Scoop.it
“How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People Lifehacker Australia You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the “life of the party.” Neither of those things are necessarily true.”
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Tips for getting the most out of situations involving meeting new people apply equally to successful networking at professional learning activities
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NSW teachers $2000 out of pocket on school resources - Sydney Morning Herald

NSW teachers $2000 out of pocket on school resources - Sydney Morning Herald | Professional learning | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald NSW teachers $2000 out of pocket on school resources Sydney Morning Herald Other expenses were incurred for accompanying students on excursions and camps, with some spending up to $3000, and keeping up with professional...
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International award for CDU’s online innovation

International award for CDU’s online innovation | Professional learning | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin University has further affirmed its place as a world-leading online education provider after receiving two international awards for its

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Professional learning | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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What's The Evidence on School Devices and Software Improving Student Learning?

What's The Evidence on School Devices and Software Improving Student Learning? | Professional learning | Scoop.it
The historical record is rich in evidence that research findings have played a subordinate role in making educational policy. Often, policy choices were (and are) political decisions. There was no ...

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Reading to keep up with recent research and re-evaluating previous research are key elements of an educator's professional learning toolkit
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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, April 15, 9:24 PM

This is interesting and unexpected.

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Professional Learning | Centre for Strategic Education

Professional Learning | Centre for Strategic Education | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Workshops, seminars, and courses, conferences and forums, online courses and twilight Sessions tailored to meet the needs of educators across Australia’s various school sectors and systems.

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Survival Tools for Counsellors/ Pastoral Care Staff - 

Building data centred collaborative teams - Implementing the P&D Framework: A focus on teaching and learning - The brain, learning and teaching: What teachers and schools need to know.

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