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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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How To Be a Teacher Leader | CTQ | LEARNing To Learn

How To Be a Teacher Leader | CTQ | LEARNing To Learn | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Be the thing you teach.Be the expert of your classroom. Be data savvy.Be continually reflective on your practice.Be able to defend your practice.

This directive is similar to the data-savvy and expert points, but teacher leaders need to be able to explain their craft. Your administrator will be trotting all kinds of people through your classroom.  As a teacher leader, you might be a maverick, doing things a little differently than the rest of the herd. Be prepared to defend that road less traveled.  Know why you do the things you do.  Then, as a leader, share everything you know.

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Angela Ribo's curator insight, October 30, 2015 11:40 AM

Very practical insight.

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Why build a Personal Learning Network?

Why build a Personal Learning Network? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Time spent developing your Personal Learning Network is time well spent but it does take time. The danger busy teachers face is in becoming so engrossed in dealing with the day to day business of teaching that we make poor choices when it comes to time spent on our personal learning. We manage to find time for our students, for phone calls home, for report writing and programming all the while letting our engagement with learning slip down the list of things to do. Ensuring your personal learning is a priority is essential and should be seen against the value it brings to your students; enhance your teaching and you enhance their learning.


Munro, Hopkins and Craig recognise this when they state ‘Student outcomes depend on the teaching in the school, its pedagogic capital’. For you, your school and most importantly your students time invested in building a Personal Learning Network is time spent developing your pedagogic capital


Learn more:


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


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



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Tamie Douglas's curator insight, September 30, 2015 9:05 PM

A great article ensuring that Educators make time to continually invest time into their own learning practices. Information is always changing, being updated,  being expanded, or being debated, so educators need to be aware of these adjustments. By analysing their knowledge and beliefs on certain topics and researching other perspectives educators will show growth and critical thinking in their own learning strategies.  

Dan Kirsch's curator insight, October 1, 2015 8:06 AM

Great point!! I truly believe that I have continued my life long learning by becoming a member of a PLN!!! It as lead me to be a member of a global collaboration blog! 

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Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology

Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.

The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

credit is given to Deborah McCallum:


http://bigideasineducation.ca/2015/07/30/holistic-approaches-for-learning-with-technology/


 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 7, 2015 2:52 AM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Connie Butcher's curator insight, August 7, 2015 1:58 PM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 10, 2015 7:40 AM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Highly trained, respected and free: Finland's teachers

Highly trained, respected and free: Finland's teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.


The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.


“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”


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



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Kati Pärkkä's curator insight, June 25, 2015 1:39 AM

Teachers' basic training is very qualified. To make sure that the quality of teaching stays on high level we should invest on in-service training of all teachers. The world and society is developing faster and faster every day...

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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

 

Boutara Nour Eddine's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:55 PM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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(Hattie) Visible Learning Into Action | eLeadership | eSkills | Teacherpreneurs

(Hattie) Visible Learning Into Action | eLeadership | eSkills | Teacherpreneurs | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Discover John Hattie's latest thinking in his new book Visible Learning Into Action as he unveils how schools have used his ideas to improve their schools.


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https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/document_fusionne.pdf


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/learning-to-learn-preparation-for-better-learning-how-to/


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 5, 2015 7:17 AM
Discover John Hattie's latest thinking in his new book Visible Learning Into Action as he unveils how schools have used his ideas to improve their schools.

 

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https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/document_fusionne.pdf

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/learning-to-learn-preparation-for-better-learning-how-to/

 

http://www.bak-online.de/downloads/Seminar2-2014_S121-130.pdf

 

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, June 27, 2015 10:20 AM

Teachers are educational leaders, both within their classrooms, within their school, and in the community they serve.  These four lessons provide a framework for improvement at all levels of the system.

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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Evidence-Based+Practices+and+Programs



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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 22, 2015 2:58 PM

These strategies are the essential foundation of what all good teachers do.  Every article and book that I have read about school improvement and effective teaching seems for focus on these same strategies.  We know it...but do we do it?  WITH FIDELITY?  I think that is often where it breaks down. These strategies need to be a part of EVERY lesson...EVERY day. They become highly effective when they are implemented consistently and intentionally.  With all teachers are required to do, it is easy to lose focus on intentionally using these effective strategies.

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 2015 8:38 PM

This is probably the best resource I have found for a pre-service and graduate teacher. As the title says it outlines the top ten evidence based teaching strategies and clearly describes each strategy and how and why they are effective. Very useful resource!.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 27, 2015 9:39 AM

Which of these strategies could you incorporate into your therapeutic groups?  How do you think they might be helpful? 

 

When you observe students in classrooms, do you see evidence of these practices?

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Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator

Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The educator becomes a connected educator and through sharing, is an active participant and contributor to the connected educator movement.

Being a connected educator means connecting with other teachers to exchange ideas, improve your teaching practice, and in turn, make a change in education. It is only through being connected that we can collaborate and help to foster learning for the 21st century and beyond. (Being a Connected Educator)

The gap between what is and what could be in education is larger than it ever has  been.  I believe this is largely due to technology and the ability to establish global connections because of social media. Educators are more connected and more aware about education trends than any time in the history of public education.

Imagine how education could be transformed if all educators use their own personal, often passion-driven voices. The bottom line is that if any individual educator believes there are flaws in the education, that it can be done better, then s/he has the responsibility to say something. I reaching the point that I am starting to believe it is a moral imperative for educators to share what they know to be true with other educators; and with administrators, students’ families, community members, politicians . . . the larger global society.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 31, 2015 9:34 PM

I don't think this is a new responsibility, but it is important.

 

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 2015 10:50 AM

J'aime ce post parce qu'effectivement, tout prof devient de facto une source pour les autres en matière de connaissance. Pourquoi pas le partager ?

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:50 AM

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to pay it forward than through shared learning... education.

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Teacher 's guide on creating Personal Learning Networks | PLN | PKM

Teacher 's guide on creating Personal Learning Networks | PLN | PKM | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

As social media become more and more predominant as platforms of connection and collaboration, the need for creating and maintaining a PLN ( Personal/Professional Learning Network ) becomes more pressing. As teachers and educators we are expected to be on top of the latest trends that can inform and enhance our classroom teaching as well as our professional growth.We are also expected to know the web tools that our students use and the new ones we can use with them in the future;  but this is not always possible and  because not all of our time constraints it becomes difficult to keep up the the new releases . It is at times  like these that you can call upon your PLN.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


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


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How To Teach Differently

How To Teach Differently | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
How To Teach Differently


6. Embrace that there is no “best” way. While certain hallmarks of teaching and content don’t change, literally every other layer of education does, from the standards themselves, to district “pushes,” available technology, and even what are accepted as “best practices.” So maybe a better way to put it is, embrace change.


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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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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 2014 6:20 PM

How To Teach Differently...


6. Embrace that there is no “best” way. While certain hallmarks of teaching and content don’t change, literally every other layer of education does, from the standards themselves, to district “pushes,” available technology, and even what are accepted as “best practices.” So maybe a better way to put it is, embrace change.


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




Vocabmonk's curator insight, September 18, 2014 8:34 AM

Teach Differently..!!

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
This infographic featured on eLearning Infographics was created by Daily Genius, and shows 7 vital characteristics of the digital_savvy teacher." Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not a...


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Albert Chia's curator insight, August 27, 2014 6:42 AM

The characteristics  of a digitally competent teacher.

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John Zuluaga's curator insight, February 27, 10:48 PM

There are for sure many other characteristics; nevertheless, those ones mentioned are pretty narrow and interesting. "A tech teacher integrates digital skills into every day life" This argument can be supported by the idea that we use technology in order to cover a need. Every day, as human beings and teachers, we face needs that can be overtaken with the use of technology, but also being aware of how to use it wisely. This is how a competent teacher  who knows about tech literacy becomes a trendy and functional teacher without saying that "traditional" education does not work anymore. 

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What kind of global citizens are teachers creating?

What kind of global citizens are teachers creating? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As teachers, our own perspectives should be questioned rigorously as they inform the global citizenship we teach and the future society we shape, argues Caroline Ferguson

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:35 AM

 

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Heutagogy Explained for Teachers (and Tools That Support It) | LEARNing To LEARN

Heutagogy Explained for Teachers (and Tools That Support It) | LEARNing To LEARN | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
October 20, 2015
Heutagogy is a learning and teaching  approach that is primarily self-directed or self-determined. Unlike the traditional pedagogic paradigm where learning is administered in a controlled environment under the auspices of a ‘knowledge expert’ (teacher) and where learners agency is defined in the logic of conformity and passive adhesiveness to pre-defined instructional guidelines, a heutagogic pedagogy is more learner entered. It is bent on developing learners autonomy and enabling them to take control of their own learning. At its core is the individual empowerment through equipping learners with a variety of skills and competencies to help them with their self-formation.

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Linda Heiland's curator insight, October 22, 2015 10:31 AM

Provides another level of meaning to making students accountable for their learning!

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, October 22, 2015 1:24 PM

É importante que os professores se atualizem em relação às novas abordagens de aprendizagem de modo a continuarem o se udesenvolvimento profissional  e auxiliarem seus estudantes. com  estratégias para aprender ,

Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 10:02 AM

I chose this article because I have not sensed the endorsement of self-directed learning that I experienced, say 10 years ago. However, the author describes different tech tools that support the idea of self-directed learning. Certainly, social media and the availability of knowledge and resources that support it (animations, tutorials, videos) make self-directed learning a more realistic venture. 

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What We Really Mean by "Personalized Learning"

What We Really Mean by "Personalized Learning" | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“We often say we want creativity and innovation – personalization – but every mechanism we use to measure it is through control and compliance,” Laufenberg said. “Those things never come together as long as that is the overriding moment.” She cautions educators who may be excited about the progressive educational implications for “personalized learning” to make sure everyone they work with is on the same page about what that phrase means.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:20 AM
We often say we want creativity and innovation – personalization – but every mechanism we use to measure it is through control and compliance,” Laufenberg said. “Those things never come together as long as that is the overriding moment.” She cautions educators who may be excited about the progressive educational implications for “personalized learning” to make sure everyone they work with is on the same page about what that phrase means.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/


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Aprendizado personalizado ... um sonho ainda!!!!

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The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills

The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

“We know a lot about how teachers can help improve learning outcomes for children; we know rather less about how to help teachers do that effectively.”


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 25, 2015 6:23 AM

The CCTIonline course I am doing now is for my professional development. I need the tips to continue pursuing my dreams.

Angela Ribo's curator insight, June 25, 2015 12:22 PM

It is good to have a list like this to reflect on and consider what else I need to make sure to include in our professional development for our teachers this next year.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 27, 2015 9:23 AM

Another list of planning tools.

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What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom?

What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

How does leadership look like in the classroom? What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom?

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/06/16/what-are-the-best-ways-a-teacher-can-demonstrate-leadership-in-the-classroom/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 20, 2015 10:38 AM

How does leadership look like in the classroom? What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom?

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/06/16/what-are-the-best-ways-a-teacher-can-demonstrate-leadership-in-the-classroom/


cioccas's curator insight, June 20, 2015 7:33 PM

Another fabulous blog post and illustration from @langwitches

Patricia Thomson's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:54 AM

Discusses four essential components to good teaching.

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Final Portfolios: Ending the Year with Meaning

Final Portfolios: Ending the Year with Meaning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Josh Block shares his final portfolios project, a year-end activity in which students review and reflect on their work to more fully understand what they've learned and how they've grown.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 31, 2015 3:58 AM

Edutopia blogger Josh Block shares his final portfolios project, a year-end activity in which students review and reflect on their work to more fully understand what they've learned and how they've grown.


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


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10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas

10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Thinkstock By Jennie Rose Summer can be a mixed bag, a combination of relief from the stress of school, followed by boredom, the bugaboo of a creative mind. The break from school offers a chance to carve out enriching, fun projects and beat the doldrums brought about by summer loafing. The warm weather is a great invitation to enjoy and learn about the outdoors during this time off. Here are 10  learning opportunities for kids to come away from the summer months invigorated with fresh skills.


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https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/practice-learning-about-sustainability-up-from-the-early-age-a-must/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:45 PM
Thinkstock By Jennie Rose Summer can be a mixed bag, a combination of relief from the stress of school, followed by boredom, the bugaboo of a creative mind. The break from school offers a chance to carve out enriching, fun projects and beat the doldrums brought about by summer loafing. The warm weather is a great invitation to enjoy and learn about the outdoors during this time off. Here are 10  learning opportunities for kids to come away from the summer months invigorated with fresh skills.


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https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/practice-learning-about-sustainability-up-from-the-early-age-a-must/


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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Why You Must Reflect and Improve
Students are what we do. They are the center of our classroom, not us. However, as a teacher, I am the most impactful single person in the classroom. Honest feedback from our students will help me level up.

I've been doing this for more than ten years. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry -- and sometimes I'm mortified. But I can honestly say that every single piece of feedback I've received has made me a better teacher. And great teachers are never afraid of having or inviting hard conversations. This is one of best practices that has helped me to be a better, more excited teacher every year.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/



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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 2015 12:09 PM
Student Voice is invaluable to the effectiveness of the educator.
Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 2, 2015 10:20 AM

i agree!  As a teacher, I always sought to improve and make my classroom more effective for students.  End of year surveys helped a lot.  I also had students write letters to next year's students.  This gave me insight into how the course and classroom activities helped or hampered their learning.  summer is a great -- there is actually time to reflect.  as lessons change, there is time to do researxh and gather resources.  

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:33 PM

It can be tough to hear others criticism  of us and our work, but it can help you improve. 

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Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners

Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
While acknowledging that the whole concept of self-determination – or ‘Google
learning’ as it has been called, pejoratively, in certain circles – is fraught with the potential for missing the point, being distracted into rabbit warrens or just getting bad information, we would like to emphasise that this is only a potential.

 

===> Any learning theory is only as good as the way in which it is applied and worked through, and we have seen it produce highly successful results where correctly applied, in the right circumstances. <===

 

Watch this space for chapter and verse, as we will soon be publishing case studies of several recent programmes that feature high levels of learner self-direction.

Learners are changing, learning is changing – and heutagogy can give important clues about rebalancing the burden of responsibilities and permissions in an always-on, networked, instructorless, post-course world.


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


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Will Stewart's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:34 AM

A useful graphic for learning designers.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:05 AM

Heutagogia  e o olhar sobre a aprendizagem do século XXI:


1- protagonizar a própria aprendizagem

2- educadores mantem foco no processo de aprendizagem ao inves do conteudo

3- evita-se aprendizagem focada no educador 

4- migra-se para o "mundo da aprendizagem"

5- explora e aprende praticando auto escolha e acao auto direcionada

6- avancar alem da disciplina


#avancee

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:41 AM
This learning theory may be beneficial in certain settings. Anyone applying it already?
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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Why Sharing Your Good Work Is Necessary, Not Boastful

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Why Sharing Your Good Work Is Necessary, Not Boastful | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, it's critical that we add our voices, the voices of educators, to the conversation. Whether you use social media or not, share your good work. Share the progress your learners are making. BRAG. If you don't do it, no one will!

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 15, 2014 8:22 PM

However, it's critical that we add our voices, the voices of educators, to the conversation. Whether you use social media or not, share your good work. Share the progress your learners are making. BRAG. If you don't do it, no one will!


Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 15, 2014 10:11 PM

Sharing what we do well is important. The challenge with social media is that it is not always clear the person sharing is actually in the classroom and when they were last there.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.