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How Twitter is Changing Professional Development for Educators

How Twitter is Changing Professional Development for Educators | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:22 AM

By using a PLN (Personal Learning Network) through Twitter connections YOU will find the BEST way for Learning and Teaching at the same time, and this on your own pace!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=PLN

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Professional+Development

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:25 AM

By using a PLN (Personal Learning Network) through Twitter connections YOU will find the BEST way for Learning and Teaching at the same time, and this on your own pace!

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=PLN

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Professional+Development

 

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5 questions every PLC should consider

5 questions every PLC should consider | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
The worthwhile, monumental and ongoing challenge of ensuring that each of our students is learning has led to the widespread adoption of professional learn
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The first question is good. It is actually two questions. Are protocols strictly defined? What are the benefits and drawbacks?

 

Teaching and learning are entangled phenomena. Teaching requires learning to happen, our own and that of others around us and beyond the walls of School. We forget this and wonder why learning does not happen. Learning cannot be guaranteed, but a space for it to happen depends on flexible protocols in the form of a matrices.

 

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Secrets of amazing teachers: What both sides of the education reform debate get wrong about autonomy and accountability

Secrets of amazing teachers: What both sides of the education reform debate get wrong about autonomy and accountability | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Everyone knows teachers are key. But the debate over reform and Common Core has stalled. This is a way forward
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Twitter chats around the US: a map

Twitter chats around the US: a map | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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Why I Believe Teachers Should Blog, and They Should Blog EVERY DAY (On Creativity) - PikeMall Tech

Why I Believe Teachers Should Blog, and They Should Blog EVERY DAY (On Creativity) - PikeMall Tech | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of talk in the education community about using technology to enhance professional development, grow your PLN (personal learning network), and to stay up to date with what your students are using and how you can enhance your teaching.
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Blogging, to me , is about the writer. Reflection is how we synthesize new information for a better tomorrow. Writing is thinking.
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Genius Hour for Teachers

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Why not?  My question:  is collaboration a "must"?

The Process:
First, the teachers generate pedagogy-related questions based on student needs. Then the facilitator creates coordinating prompts to jumpstart a team session. And the team collaboration evolves from there. 

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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
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Build your own learning seems to be where it's at!  Here is a nice collection of resources for educators to do just that!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 1:08 AM

Too many to provide a summary of each, but worth exploring over time.

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What you learn when you see yourself teach~Educational Leadership

What you learn when you see yourself teach~Educational Leadership | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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Videos can be powerful tools for learning.  They allow the teacher to have a crystal clear picture of his/her reality.  They allow the teacher to learn FROM themselves and to set a well-defined goal that is student focused.  Read the article for six tips that will help you perfect your ability to learn from videotaping.  

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Implementation Research: A Synthesis

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4T Virtual Conference looking for Lightning Session Presenters!

4T Virtual Conference looking for Lightning Session Presenters! | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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The 4T Virtual Conference is looking for Lightning Session presenters.  

 

What is the 4T Virtual Conference, you ask?

The 4TVirtualCon is an opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education using the Eluminate platform.  The conference is sponsored by Oakland Schools and the University of Michigan School of Education.  The conference is FREE and OPEN to all educators.   Most sessions will be targeted to K-12 practicing and preservice teachers.  The conference will be held virtually—no plane tickets, no hotel fees!  The preconference workshops will begin on Saturday, May 17th and continues through 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19th. Attend as few or as many sessions as you like. While the conference is free and open, registration is required.   In addition, interested educators can get SB CEU’s by attending the virtual conference.

What is a Lightning Session and how do you become a presenter?

These sessions are 60 minutes in length, but have 2 to 4 presenters in each session.  Sessions concern specific web tools, a method or approach (such as (BYOD) or a project that you have done with technology. You do not need to apply in a group.  Rather, you can simply apply for a 15 to 20 minute segment of the lightning session.  If selected, we will group you with other presenters presenting on similar topics.To apply, submit your brief application online by February 20th. 

Hope to see lots of you presenting virtually in May!  Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.  

 

Please forward this opportunity to other ed tech savvy educators who might be interested.  Thanks!

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Is teaching an Art or a Science? by @JeffBradbury

Is teaching an Art or a Science? by @JeffBradbury | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
TeacherCast Educational Technology Blog: Created by Jeff Bradbury.
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Mediactive - Creating a User's Guide to Democratized Media

Mediactive - Creating a User's Guide to Democratized Media | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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Great resource for people trying ot filter ALL of the information out there these days!

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National School Reform Faculty®

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The National School Reform Faculty promotes the use of Critical Friends Groups, a specific type of professional learning community, to empower educators and have a direct positive impact on students, classrooms and student performance.
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Everything you could want to know about Critical Friends Group:  A  a professional learning community consisting of approximately 8-12 educators who come together voluntarily at least once a month for about 2 hours. Group members are committed to improving their practice through collaborative learning.  


I am looking more deeply into this as I contemplate how to do my work (supporting educator's) better.  

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How to Create a Captivating Presentation

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Terrified of presenting in front of an audience? Or just a little shy? How to take your public speaking ability and slide presentations from uncomfortable to awesome.
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This is all you need for a truly great presentation:

One big ideaThree key pointsOne compelling storyOne idea per slide (and no more than six words)One clear call to action

BUT I would add that this is just about building conceptual understanding.  Inquiry must happen next so that people can incorporate new information into their own personal ecology.

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Reflective Teaching Questions: A Challenge For Teachers

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Reflective Teaching Questions: A 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers
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'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture - WUWM

'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture - WUWM | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Salon 'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture WUWM Teacher effectiveness is a hot topic in education circles right now. How do you measure it, and how can you improve it?
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Standards for Professional Learning

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Standards for Professional Learning outline the characteristics of professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.
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Standards for Professional Learning outline the characteristics of professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results. 

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3 Simple Rules For Attending Any Conference

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BLOGGING ABOUT THE WEB 2.0 CONNECTED CLASSROOM offers some simple tips for educators seeking to gain much from a professional learning experience.  

 

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Collaborative Inquiry: Education Week

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Collaborative inquiry is a powerful design for professional learning that supports the notion of teacher leadership as it recognizes the role of teachers in on-going school improvement. It provides a systematic approach for teachers to explore issues and determine resolutions through shared inquiry, reflection, and dialogue. Rather than being merely consumers of research and the professional knowledge that accompanies it, teachers engaged in collaborative inquiry become producers and disseminators of knowledge. 



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Rethinking Observation~Educational Leadership

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Teacher driven observation revolves around a single focus question and requires a focus meeting, and observation and a debriefing.  It is a powerful way to learn...........

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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

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Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe
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Learning Forward

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The site home page
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A bevy of resources on professional learning.  

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In what other profession...

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I’m going to step out of my usual third-person writing voice for a moment. As a parent I received a letter last week from the Kansas State Board of Educ
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The invisibility of teachers

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The effects of reform on the teaching profession.
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A profoundly insightful article....

 

" All of these education reform policies suggest that no field of education even exists."    


"Both teachers and students can and will benefit from education reform that focuses on the conditions of learning that honor “autonomy, mastery, and purpose” in ways that allow for failure, revision, and unpredictable outcomes—none of which are fostered in the efficiency model that historically and currently corrupts education reform."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:42 AM

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:45 AM

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:07 PM

It always struck me as odd when classroom teachers, students, and parents were silenced. This is often done through the threat of having a job for teachers. I simply did not care about that. If I had to give up what I believed to keep a job, it was not worth having.

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The Whole Lives Inside the Learner

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I am in "redesign", trying to tailor learning for an elementary school next month.  While thinking about what parts they might need or want, I realized my focus should be (not only that BUT) :   Ho...
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Hero to Host: "Leadership-in-Age-of Complexity"

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