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Six Activities to Support the Professional Development of Faculty and Staff > Eye On Education

Six Activities to Support the Professional Development of Faculty and Staff > Eye On Education | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
In Building a Culture of Support: Strategies for School Leaders, PJ Caposey shares insightful advice and meaningful examples for building a healthy ...
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Google Hangouts for Educators - Tech Educator Webinar - Instructional Tech Talk

Google Hangouts for Educators - Tech Educator Webinar - Instructional Tech Talk | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Discussion, Articles, and Podcasts about Instructional Technology

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Google hangouts with Jon, Jeff and Sam!  

 

Great podcast and "how to".  

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Utilizing Twitter chats for professional develo...

Utilizing Twitter chats for professional develo... | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as "chats." These conversations have become an excellent way (Utilizing Twitter chats for professional development | @scoopit
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I've learned so much through twitter chats!  

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The Power of Combining Coaching with a Framework for Teaching

The Power of Combining Coaching with a Framework for Teaching | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Like many of us committed to public education, I'm constantly searching for what's working and what can be replicated. This year I've discovered two essential ingredients for any successful school sy
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Edcamp Detroit 2013

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Welcome to the registration page for Edcamp Detroit 2013. We are excited to be back at Wayne State University's College of Education on May 4, 2013.
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5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic

5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
MOOCs may or may not save higher education, and if they save it they may further widen the gap between elite and lesser-known schools.
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I've taken two MOOCs by Coursera.  All five of these look great!

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Five suggestions for making training more memorable | TrainingZone.co.uk

Five suggestions for making training more memorable | TrainingZone.co.uk | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it

Training officers have to always think of how best to overcome the challenge of having to train and retrain their workers, and yet still have to answer repeat questions later. A key question is how to make the things learned during the training stick in the workers' memories? Or, looking at it from an ROI perspective, how can the value of any training course be maximised?  

Here are five things to consider when planning your training strategy, in order to make training memorable...


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Those five things..........

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Five simple and yet effective tips.

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Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs

Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Experts say professional development should put razor-sharp attention on what students need to learn, rather than on how to use specific devices.
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Avoiding The Overconfidence Trap « Annie Murphy Paul

Avoiding The Overconfidence Trap « Annie Murphy Paul | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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Research has shown over and over again that we are not very good judges of how effectively we’re learning new information, or how accurately we’ll 
remember it. This means we may stop the studying or training process prematurely, before new material is truly absorbed, and it means we may be in for an unpleasant surprise when we realize (at test or performance time) that we didn’t know that material as well as we assumed

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Are Google+ Hangouts The Future Of Professional Development?

Are Google+ Hangouts The Future Of Professional Development? | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Are Google+ Hangouts The Future Of Professional Development?
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WHY GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS?

It’s convenient and collaborative.

Unlike similar tools, such as Skype and Go-To-Webinar that require a bunch of steps to get started, Google+ Hangouts is already part of our online social ecosystem. With little more than a Google account and a web cam, you can start a Hangout from within Gmail, Google+, or on your mobile device using the Google+ app.  Additionally, its purpose is to facilitate conversation among participants, rather than serve as merely a presentation platform. Oh, and it’s free

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Choose your own learning...

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Who chooses your professional learning? In our professional learning survey at the end of 2012, the vast majority of staff indicated that they would like to use the coming PD day to work on persona...
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One school creates their on PL plan for professional development day!

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A Great Poster on How to Use Blogs as A Teacher

A Great Poster on How to Use Blogs as A Teacher | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
I love the graphics that Langwitches makes, I always find them very professional and highly interesting. You might probably be already familiar with her work particularly those of you who...

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lovely bunch of details to ponder

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:22 PM

I'm glad to be able to use blogging as a tool with my students at the moment. It's something I'd like to build throughout the year. I'm encouraging my students to think carefully about what they post. I'm currently using only a classroom blog because the students are not experienced enough for their own blogs. I'll reevaluate that later in the year.

jillyfrees's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:03 AM

I think this helps people appreciate the many functions / purposes of blogging in education.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 16, 2013 4:24 PM

"the ideas embedded in this poster are really interesting and can be of great help to you  in your daily endeavour to use technology with your students."

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Learning “With” vs. Learning “About”

Learning “With” vs. Learning “About” | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Tawheed Manzoor “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay ...
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One of the best articles I've read lately.  

 

"People have great intentions.  They just don't have vision."  Isn't this how people treat LIFE, as well?  They hop on the train and keep going.  No stopping.  No reflecting.  Lots of lemmings with empty smiles on the way to the end.  Expecting something big when in fact, the train just stops.  

 

What is our purpose?  As leaders, we should be the best problem solvers and finders there are.  This IS what we want our kids to be; our teachers to be.  Our schools to support.  We can't lead if we live in yesterday or hope for a better tomorrow without DOING something to make it happen.  

 

"The important thing is to not stop questioning", Einstein said.  When we stop questioning, we cease to grow.  Stagnation scares the heck out of me more than death does.  

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Hacking Your Professional Development

Hacking Your Professional Development | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Hacking (verb) [hak-ing]- Creative problem solving. Finding an unconventional solution to a difficult problem. There is no shortage of contentious issues in education. You can debate instructional ...

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A great "how to"!

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What Is The Big Idea Of Your Presentation?

What Is The Big Idea Of Your Presentation? | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Speakers need to craft a Big Idea statement for their presentation so they are clear on the one goal for their audience during their speech.
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great tips to stay purpose driven!

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Solving the PD Puzzle - T.H.E. Journal

Solving the PD Puzzle - T.H.E. Journal | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Solving the PD Puzzle
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With the "anytime, anywhere, any way" learning model provided by online professional development content providers, why hasn't online PD become the norm--or at least more mainstream?

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The Danger of Extremes

The Danger of Extremes | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by evoo73
Joe Bower is a good friend of mine and someone that I really look up to in the field of education.

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:56 PM

My Thoughts:

You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, March 30, 2013 2:58 PM

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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NovaNow | The Time to Innovate is Now

NovaNow | The Time to Innovate is Now | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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NovaNow is a conference for educators of all kinds to share their best ideas, plans, and dreams about learning. It is also a place where thoughtful questioning and critiques are encouraged. Presentations are not given, but rather conversations are led around learning. NovaNow is a conversational conference based on the model of Educon in Philadelphia.


NovaNow will be a series of conversations about learning. Core beliefs include:

Learning should be student-centered and inquiry-based.Learning should focus on collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.Learning is enhanced when meaning is constructed by learners in their community.Technology supports learning, but should not be the focus.Learning should not and cannot be contained in schools and buildingsSept 27-28 in Grand Rapids, MI


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Failure and Learning | Faculty Focus

Failure and Learning | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
One of my retirement goals has been to finally get good at knitting. I learned how when I was a child, but I’ve never had the time to really master the craft.

Via Diana Laufenberg
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Success rarely comes without failure.  

 

Why is it that so many people are afraid to fail?  Afraid to admit their flaws?  Why can't everyone be transparent about strengths and weaknesses?  

 

 

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Teach Children Well: Where Are You Going: Learning Design?

Teach Children Well: Where Are You Going: Learning Design? | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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Wonderful entry by an #educoach peer who is really thinking about learning  design.  

 

 

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The Teacher I want to be… - Dreaming, Soaring, Inspiring Others

The Teacher I want to be… - Dreaming, Soaring, Inspiring Others | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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reflections on what it means to be a mentor

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Why Our Edcamp Failed

Why Our Edcamp Failed | 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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Great reflection.  I am sure the insight will make things better next time!  

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