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Effective Teacher Professional Development | #pdf | #ModernEDU #Coaching #Mentoring

Effective Teacher Professional Development | #pdf | #ModernEDU #Coaching #Mentoring | Educational Discourse |

Teacher professional learning is of increasing interest as one way to support the increasingly complex skills students need to learn in preparation for further education and work in the 21st century. Sophisticated forms of teaching are needed to develop student competencies such as deep mastery of challenging content, critical thinking, complex problem-solving,


effective communication and collaboration, and self-direction. In turn, effective professional development (PD) is needed to help teachers learn and refine the pedagogies required to teach these skills. However, research has shown that many PD initiatives appear ineffective in supporting changes in teacher practices and student learning. Accordingly, we set out to discover the features of effective PD.


This paper reviews 35 methodologically rigorous studies that have demonstrated a positive link between teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student outcomes. We identify the features of these approaches and offer rich  descriptions of these models to inform those seeking to understand the nature of the initiatives.


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Via Gust MEES, Jim Lerman
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 7, 2017 3:32 PM
Choice plays a central role in effective teacher education. Combined with exploring the data student learning (not work) provides provides useful and practical information for teaching.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 8, 2017 10:59 AM
A must-read for anyone interested in faculty professional development
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 9, 2017 4:09 AM
Effective Teacher Professional Development
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Preparing beginning teachers for technology integration in education: Ready for take-off?

Preparing beginning teachers for technology integration in education: Ready for take-off? | Educational Discourse |

The overall aims of this study are to explore 1) how beginning teachers integrate technology in their practice and 2) the connections between teachers’ technology uses and their pre-service education programs.

Via THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY, Jim Lerman, Yashy Tohsaku, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
Olaia Baquedano's curator insight, November 10, 2016 12:21 PM
Útil herramienta para todo docente interesado #SCEUNED16: Ready for take-... | @scoopit via @EduPeaks
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 6, 2017 5:42 PM
It is not enough to simply say young pre-service and beginning teachers know how to use digital tools in their teaching. How they are prepared and supported to that is essential.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 10, 2017 9:46 AM
Preparing beginning teachers for technology integration in education: Ready for take-off?
Rescooped by Kelly Christopherson from Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity!

Don’t just sit there… | Henry Mintzberg

Don’t just sit there… | Henry Mintzberg | Educational Discourse |

Via Ian Berry, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
Kelly Christopherson's insight:
Shifting the scene - from taking to listening and the benefits at all levels of learning. 
Ian Berry's curator insight, May 4, 2017 3:46 AM
Some great old ideas you can make new again
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 25, 2017 1:27 PM
As a teacher, I found taking time to sit at tables and in circles without tables very beneficial to conversation.
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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Educational Discourse |
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.


NuVu is a full-time magnet innovation center for middle and high school students. NuVu’s pedagogy is based on the architectural Studio model and geared around multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects. We basically teach students how to navigate the messiness of the creative process, from inception to completion.

No Courses: Instead, we have studios. Around 12 kids work closely with their 2 coaches on solving big (and small) open-ended problems.

No Subjects: Instead, everything is fused together. Students find themselves moving between a studio that requires them to design a telepresence robot to another that requires them to re-imagine Boston with a cable car system.

No Classrooms: Instead, we have an open space that changes all the time to adapt to the needs of every studio.

No One-Hour Schedule: Instead, students spend two weeks from 9-3 solving one problem.

No Grades: Instead, we have portfolios that document students’ design decisions and show their final products.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Miloš Bajčetić, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
Kelly Christopherson's insight:

The idea is interesting, having taken a Design Thinking course, I see there are numerous ways schools can use that concept to their advantage. This ideas needs scale - how does it work with more students? Not that it can't, but how - what would be a solution? 

Acharya Narmaada K.R.Das's curator insight, May 3, 2014 3:24 AM
In India too This sort of Create Learning has begun .Know Books know Tension ,Know Born/Orthopedic problems.Each Country /State In World should agree .Education is only to teach Basic's But Innovatory Learning sure help over all / Malty functional ,Is for sure. Love & Blessings.
Ra's curator insight, May 3, 2014 4:54 AM

Divorce your school from bells and national standards drive n data production in favour of connections. developing problem based learning requires questioning the structure that our schools operate within. Counter. Culture. 

AleksBlumentals's curator insight, May 6, 2014 2:50 AM

Learning by doing has always been a pattern to master a craft. This is particularly true for the  new-normal which cannot simply be taught as it is not there yet. 

What i mean is that the higher skill of entrepreneurship must be mastered in the same way: by doing, but with an OS that enables better results