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New Forms of Professional Development

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Tweet You have all been there… Professional Development days at your school… Administration usually choose a topic, design the activities and/or bring in a speaker. Most likely,  they w...
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3 Simple Rules For Attending Any Conference

3 Simple Rules For Attending Any Conference | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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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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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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Honest read...........

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

 

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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 12:07 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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Confused Enough to Learn?

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Moving out of your comfort zone can be something people avoid at all costs. It seems all new learning requires that we do just that.  

 

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“We can’t be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion.”

—Margaret Wheatley"

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Show Us Your PhD – the impact and sustainability of collaborative professional learning on teacher dispositions and school learning culture - ABC New South Wales - Australian Broadcasting Corporati...

We tend to think of teachers as educators rather than learners and so how important is it that teachers learn? On today's "Show us your PhD", Gerry spoke to Lorraine Beveridge.
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3 Tips for Engaging Presentations (Hint: It’s not about you!) | Global Learning Partners

3 Tips for Engaging Presentations (Hint: It’s not about you!) | Global Learning Partners | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Engagement doesn't happen because our story is so compelling. It happens when the people we’re addressing see themselves in the story. And it’s much easier for that to happen when we put them into the story from the get-go.
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If the Shoe Fits: Nurturing an Ecology

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In a recent post, I highlighted an integrated plan for change that was created by one thoughtful staff at a public elementary school.  While the plan was created by the staff, based on their unique...
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Change must be graceful to be sustained.

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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

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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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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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It is both!

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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

How to Create a Captivating Presentation | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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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The Whole Lives Inside the Learner

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David Wees , a  Formative Assessment Specialist for Mathematics at New Visions for Public Schools in NYC wrote a succinct article:  What are effective learning experiences for educators?  He create...
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If they don't see how new learning works within their context, change is not likely to occur.  They need time to do this while they are with you!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 3, 2013 4:31 PM

This is an interesting and effective way to understand professional learning for teachers. It is a complex hybrid of possibilities.

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Taking a Swing at Ineffective PD Models (EdSurge News)

Taking a Swing at Ineffective PD Models (EdSurge News) | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
The Center for American Progress steps into the teacher professional development ring this month with a bold report blasting current PD models for being "short-term, episodic, and disconnected...
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What are effective learning experiences for educators? by David Wees

What are effective learning experiences for educators? by David Wees | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Wonderful graphic. If we don't braid new learning into what is already happening, change is less likely to happen.
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