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Reflection in Four Steps

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A tool that can be used to think deeply after new learning.  TY #educoach 

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For Advice, Ideas and Support, More Educators Seek Social Networks

For Advice, Ideas and Support, More Educators Seek Social Networks | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
via MindShift   Social networking is hardly a new phenomenon, but teachers have come a long way in their use of sites like Facebook and Twitter. These forms of communication and collaboration ...
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"General social networking sites, as well as education-focused sites, have emerged as powerful tools for teachers in the last several years. They combat the isolation of the classroom and can provide forward-thinking teachers with a community that shares their views. But challenges still remain with access to useful sites and in the lack of security teachers feel around trying out new strategies."

 

 

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education (The Complete Guide To #Twitter Hashtags For #Education http://t.co/odwxUfIW … #edchat #globaled #socialmedia)...
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The hashtag thing can change your twitter world!  

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New Forms of Professional Development

New Forms of Professional Development | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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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Brilliant!

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[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning

[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few pr...
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Not to different than educating kids of today.    I am working hard to design learning for adults that honors their needs.  Lots of conversation; immediate application.  Makes the designing part interesting, for sure!

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Gust MEES's comment, January 26, 2013 11:33 AM
I agree with that! ONLY point to mention is that an adult's brain needs first to get used again for Learning, as they are out of school since a long time, this needs preparation and advice How To "Learning To Learn" for most of them...
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Data Helps Us Avoid “The Curse Of Knowledge”

Data Helps Us Avoid “The Curse Of Knowledge” | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind program offered at Carnegie Mellon University will help create the learning engineers of the future by using big data: “The new Learning Science and Engineering Professional Masters Program at CMU will teach students how to use...
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"We want to create learning engineers: people who not only understand their subject area, but the science behind learning.’"


Interesting:  masters can articulate about 30% of their knowledge.  That resonates with me.  When I have said to people:  "go into excel", there are usually one or two in the crowd who need me to begin at the start button and show HOW I found and "went into" excel.  McWOW!  

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User Generated Education

User Generated Education | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Education as it should be - passion-based.
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"In this standards driven world, educators might argue that they do not have the time to do such a project with students.  I could easily identify the content-area standards addressed with this assignment – language arts, oral communication, visual arts, technology skills.  The more important outcomes, in my perspective, of such a project are increased confidence, development of self-regulation skills, enhanced sense of personal identity, and increased feelings of significance – that they have been been seen and heard."


Creating at the end of the learning, to allow learners to share passions and discoveries is a powerful way to teach and engage.

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Adult Learning - Neuroscience - How to Train the Aging Brain - NYTimes.com

Adult Learning - Neuroscience - How to Train the Aging Brain - NYTimes.com | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
To keep a middle-aged mind sharp, shake up what you already know.
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"Jack Mezirow, a professor emeritus at Columbia Teachers College, has proposed that adults learn best if presented with what he calls a “disorienting dilemma,” or something that “helps you critically reflect on the assumptions you’ve acquired.”

Dr. Mezirow developed this concept 30 years ago after he studied women who had gone back to school. The women took this bold step only after having many conversations that helped them “challenge their own ingrained perceptions of that time when women could not do what men could do.”

Such new discovery, Dr. Mezirow says, is the “essential thing in adult learning.”

 

For learning new content, new theories, it is important to shake things up; to get people to look at previous insights and make connections.  

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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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It's changed my life!

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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!

 

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

 

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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User-Generated Learning: A Must-Do for School Leaders Today

User-Generated Learning: A Must-Do for School Leaders Today | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
School leaders must move beyond passive PD & take charge of their professional growth. A new book on user-generated learning can help, says principal Lyn Hilt.
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Great resource for those wanting to learn on their own!

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How’s your honeycomb? Collecting pollen and making honey #professionallearning

How’s your honeycomb? Collecting pollen and making honey #professionallearning | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Many – maybe all – schools send teachers to conferences. This practice seems important (otherwise, why do we do it, right?). It’s like collecting pollen for the hive. Curious, ambitious teachers ve...
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Moving from learning to doing.

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An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning

An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few pr...
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an infographic explaining the needs!

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Adult learning: Overview of instructional designing - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Adult learning: Overview of instructional designing - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
What is Instructional Development?According to literature, the instructional development is defined as ‘‘the systematic development o..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Adult learning: Overview of instructional designing -
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The world of instructional designing has seen many models and among them several models stands out from the rest. The following illustrates some of these models and their characteristics.

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How The World Uses Social Networks (Insanely Detailed Infographic)

How The World Uses Social Networks (Insanely Detailed Infographic) | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Most infographics touch on the rough edges of data. They dabble in studies and research. Not this one. It dives in and relishes the massive amount of information on how the world uses social networks.
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Facebook rules, but is it really the most effective?

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Education World: Using Twitter for Professional Development

Education World: Using Twitter for Professional Development | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
A growing number of educators are using the microblogging platform Twitter as an easy, low-cost alternative to traditional trainings and conferences.

Via Gust MEES, David Hain, Tom Hood
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Twitter can move your professional learning in ways you never dreamed.  

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Gust MEES's comment, January 25, 2013 10:46 AM
@ David HAIN: thanks for the reminder: I included now also my own blog about how I learned with Twitter ;) Have a great Day :)
Philip Verghese 'Ariel's comment, January 26, 2013 3:39 AM
Hi Gust, Thanks for this share Have a Good Day
Tom Hood's curator insight, January 26, 2013 9:58 AM

Imagine getting all of the key notes of the thought leaders in the conference pushed to you in real time. That is why we love Twitter with our conferences.

 

We have found twitter to be a great learning augmentation and support tool for conferences and key leanring events. We use a hashtag and then produce a tweetbook post conference and share with attendees. These community notelbooks are great to recap conferences in blog posts, share learning with people unable to attend, and extend the insights from the conferences. 

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We are the designers of context!

We are the designers of context! | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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A poignant reminder:  We are responsible for designing the context for learning!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:07 AM

I agree completely!

 

John Rudkin's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:45 AM

Reorder the future

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Teachers or Facilitators? 10 Reasons Why Educators Should Step Out of the Way and Encourage Independent Learning

Teachers or Facilitators? 10 Reasons Why Educators Should Step Out of the Way and Encourage Independent Learning | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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I read this today on twitter:  "What is our value if we are only experts at content? Instead, we should be experts of context. - dr. Hite"  


While I struggle with the terminology (teacher vs facilitator), as someone primarily responsible for learning with adults, the term facilitator makes more sense.  Honoring principles of adult learning...........you design to facilitate as much of what they do with new information is apply it immediately to what they know.  How you design the context will facilitate or impede that process.  

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Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis -

Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
A major shift in the force of education has emerged as teachers have become self-directed, independent designers of their own learning.
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A lovely entry about how teacher learning has become more self-directed thanks to social media and technology.  

 

'As I have often said, the teaching profession requires its practitioners to harness enormous reserves of physical and emotional energy. Looking to one another for inspiration is one way to refill those energy reserves.  More than that, we grow together as professionals and as human beings even as we design our professional learning in a way that is meaningful and personal. As a result, we pay it forward, creating more learning and inspiration for others. Isn’t that what teaching is all about?"

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:53 AM

THE "Self-Directed" (autodidact) is very important, learning at its own pace and by own design; curation plays a big role there and I recommend to any Learner!

 

Curation together with Social Media Twitter and a PLN (Personal Learning Network) are an unbeatable Trio!

 

Check also:

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 

Verena Roberts's curator insight, February 10, 2013 6:31 PM

Great read!!!!

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6 Education Conferences To Check Out This Year

6 Education Conferences To Check Out This Year | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
With the New Year comes an entirely new season of education conferences. Educators have a lot to look forward to in 2013.
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"With the New Year comes an entirely new season of education conferences. Educators have a lot to look forward to in 2013. The variety of conferences scheduled to take place across the US and Canada offer so much for educators around the world to learn from.'

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User-Generated Content in Education/Learning by Creating - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

User-Generated Content in Education/Learning by Creating - Wikibooks, open books for an open world | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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What is user-generated content?  Includes suggestions on how to do it well.  

Find out more here!  

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Characteristics of Adult Learners

Characteristics of Adult Learners | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
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A great resource for those designing professional learning for adults.  

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Design your own Professional Development Grant

Design your own Professional Development Grant | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Design your own Professional Development Grant http://t.co/KRigI3So
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Grant opportunities for PL

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Professional and Personal Development through Lifelong Learning

Professional and Personal Development through Lifelong Learning | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
Commit to lifelong learning and personal development through hard work and determination. Brian Tracy explains the value of knowledge to your success.
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If you aren't learning and growing'......

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An Ode To Can: A Great Professional Development Video

An Ode To Can:  A Great Professional Development Video | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
  This video has been added to the Symbaloo Webmix which includes this and many, many more inspiring, motivating, and funny videos.  The webmix is below and can be found at http://webmix.symba... (An Ode To Can: A Great Professional Development Video...
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Wow.  A variety of videos that can be used for professional development.  

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A Revolution Begins in Teacher Prep (SSIR)

A Revolution Begins in Teacher Prep (SSIR) | Teaching and Learning with Teachers | Scoop.it
A new generation of teacher education programs is challenging how teachers get trained for the classroom.
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Yet if this new generation of teacher prep institutions flourishes, the benefits are exciting to contemplate. For our school systems, it would mean, for the first time, the ability to hire teachers on the basis of their demonstrated skill—from programs based on their record. For training programs, a feedback loop from the classroom would allow new understanding of what it means to teach well, and of how to help early-career teachers attain those skills. For teachers, it would mean shortening or eliminating the grueling early experiences that drive so many of them from the profession. And for schools and students, a faster path to skilled teaching could create a generation of teachers who don’t spend two, three, or five years offering mixed value to students as they learn on the job. Teachers, arguably, have the most important job in the United States, yet we do a lousy job of helping them learn to teach. We can do better.

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