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How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it

It helps to choose the right scholarly meeting and to swallow your discomfort with schmoozing.


There really is no ideal time to drop everything and travel across the country to spend three days hobnobbing with strangers when you have a ton of writing and grading to do. Yet scholarly conferences remain a rite of passage — one that some academics enjoy but most endure. 


Pre-tenure faculty members, new Ph.D.s, and graduate students have the most to gain from conference-going — and the most to learn about how to make the experience professionally useful. I offer my best practices on that front here and encourage readers to share their own tips in the comments below.

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7 Powerful Quotes That Will Make You a Better Leader This Weekend

7 Powerful Quotes That Will Make You a Better Leader This Weekend | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
We all fall into slumps. These seven inspiring quotes will help you quickly rise back up into becoming a better leader.
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8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language." Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to implement in your everyday life. However, other techniques, while relatively common sense, are somewhat trickier to tackle. Still, they can make a huge difference. Here are eight body-language hacks that can be tricky to master but will pay off forever once you do: 1. Mirror the person you're speaking to.
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7 tips to supercharge your academic LinkedIn profile

7 tips to supercharge your academic LinkedIn profile | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Like 1.9 million other academics, you’ve got a LinkedIn profile. Along with the rest of us, you set it up to improve your visibility and to network with other researchers.

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Some excellent tips on improving a LinkedIn profile. 
 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 14, 2017 11:43 AM

Succinct suggestions to improve your LinkedIn Profile. Do it!  For more on social networking and academic jobs see UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center resources. 

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Succinct suggestions to improve your LinkedIn Profile. Do it!  For more on social networking and academic jobs see UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center resources. 

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Succinct suggestions to improve your LinkedIn Profile. Do it!  For more on social networking and academic jobs see UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center resources. 

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Top 6 Questions To Ask While Designing Mobile Learning

Top 6 Questions To Ask While Designing Mobile Learning | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it

"Designing for mobile devices is like designing for any other medium, in that many of the underlying principles remain the same. But there are some important differences. Let’s look at the top questions to ask while designing mobile learning."


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5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education

5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
In the last ten years, technology has changed the way we work and communicate with others — and it’s also changed how we interact in the classroom. In fact, some educators argue that technology can improve the classroom by eliminating the need for a physical one, and allow students to learn remotely, from wherever they do their best work. While it’s still too early to know if this is the most effective way to teach, it’s important to stay-to-update on these innovations in education and see what we can learn from them. In these TED talks, students and educators share their …

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Effective Teacher Professional Development - paper by Linda Darling Hammond et al. 

Effective Teacher Professional Development - paper by Linda Darling Hammond et al.  | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it

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.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=professional+development

 

 


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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.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=professional+development

 

 

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.
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Effective Teacher Professional Development
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Using a Flipped Classroom Approach and Just-in-Time Teaching to Engage Students

Using a Flipped Classroom Approach and Just-in-Time Teaching to Engage Students | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Course gets redesigned using the flipped classroom model and Just-in-Time-Teaching techniques that promote the use of class time for more active learning.

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11 Steps To Create An Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint

11 Steps To Create An Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Want to know how to create an Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint? Check 11 steps to create an Interactive Timeline Or Map With PowerPoint.

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Gender in the Job Interview

Gender in the Job Interview | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
No, this is not an argument for women to act more like men in the hiring process
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Good article for both job hunters and hiring committees. 
 
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Ways to Form Student Groups  

Ways to Form Student Groups   | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Forming teams can be a complicated process. Opinions about how to form groups are many and varied (e.g., Barkley et al., 2014; Barr, Dixon, & Gassenheimer, 2005; Davis, 2009; Johnson et al., 1998). There is very little empirical research, however, on which method best promotes student learning or enhances the learning experience. [Note 3] This section features four approaches ALC (Active Learning Classroom) instructors can use for group formation: random, instructor-generated, self-selected, and mixed. We will also present advantages and drawbacks to each approach.


 
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Incorporating a Growth Mindset Into Your Teaching Practice

Incorporating a Growth Mindset Into Your Teaching Practice | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
A growth mindset, as described by Carol Dweck, is a belief that while individuals are different in many ways in terms of their initial performance, interests, talents, and skills, everyone can improve, change, and grow through application and experience. We believe that one of the greatest school-based factors for improving education today is empowering educators with opportunities to develop a growth mindset by working together to build skills and strategies to increase the impact of their instruction in the classroom.

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Always useful to consider growth mindset.
 
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Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact

Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that help tell your own story.

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I have used this program. It is effective and easy to use. 
 
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Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact
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Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that help tell your own story.
Josie's curator insight, November 4, 3:35 PM
Definitely want to check this out for myself and my students.
 
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Who’s Teaching the Teachers?

Who’s Teaching the Teachers? | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
The lack of pedagogical training for graduate students persists even though, in many fields, the jobs they compete for increasingly emphasize teaching.
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The dismissive and hostile comments following the article demonstrate the challenges faced by faculty developers.
 
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Teaching is a hard profession. The teacher training should be focused on providing teachers with a meaningful pedagogical principles in which they develop an effective and useful way of teaching. 

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Notes on Public Speaking for Academics and Others

I’ve been a public speaker since 1985, starting as a UCLA student activist, then as a community organizer and, now, as an academic. This includes delivering countless political speeches, academic lectures, interviews, keynote presentations and two TEDx talks. My TEDx talks include “Migration as a Human Right” and “From Tijuana to East L.A. to Academia: Life Lessons from a Scholar.” I’ve also delivered several eulogies (one too many) and one failed wedding toast.

 
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The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing

The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Treat academic writing not as a set of inviolable rules but as a series of stylistic choices, writes Helen Sword, who has found that a conversational yet authoritative tone coupled with attention-g…
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Excellent post on how to improve academic writing style for publication. 
 
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The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it

Choosing the right font is the perfect opportunity to show attention to detail.


When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial opportunities to show attention to detail, like choosing the perfect font.

 
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Will 'Publish or Perish' Become 'Clicks or Canned'? The Rise of Academic Social Networks - EdSurge News

Will 'Publish or Perish' Become 'Clicks or Canned'? The Rise of Academic Social Networks - EdSurge News | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Scholars want peers to find—and cite—their research, and these days that increasingly happens on social media. The old adage ‘publish or perish’ coul
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Are you using social networks to increase the chances of your work being cited? 
 
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Why the Gender Wage Gap Is Worse Than We Thought

Also this week: the unseen labor of mentoring; marginalized people need more influence, not courtesy; discrimination is a health issue.
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PDF Candy - free online PDF tools

PDF Candy - free online PDF tools | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
PDF Candy is a free online PDF toolset: PDF to Word, PDF to JPG, merge PDF, split PDF, compress PDF, etc.

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Very nice collection PDF-Tools in one place!
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Want To Help Teachers Grow? 5 Tips To Be A Better Facilitator -

Want To Help Teachers Grow? 5 Tips To Be A Better Facilitator - | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Want To Help Teachers Grow? 5 Tips To Be A Better Facilitator by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD So you want to be a facilitator? A few weeks ago as I was wrapping up an Inquiry Workshop with a really fun and great group of Agricultural Science Educators, I was approached by a young man...
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12 Tips for training older teachers to use technology

12 Tips for training older teachers to use technology | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
So the next time you walk into a training room and see a number of older teachers there, don’t groan with disappointment, but welcome the opportunity to test your skills and understanding with the most critical audience. If you can send them away motivated to use technology then you know you are on the right track.

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Reposted from Pearson English.

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Reposted from Pearson English.

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Pistas para entrenar a maestros ya  mayores en el uso de tecnologías. Sexagenarios #tecedu
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Student Evaluations of Teaching (Mostly) Do Not Measure Teaching Effectiveness 

Student Evaluations of Teaching (Mostly) Do Not Measure Teaching Effectiveness  | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it
Student evaluations of teaching (SET) are widely used in academic personnel decisions as a measure of teaching effectiveness. We show: SET are biased against female instructors by an amount that is large and statistically significant. The bias affects how students rassignments are graded. The bias varies by discipline and by student gender, among other things. It is not possible to adjust for the bias, because it depends on so many factors. SET are more sensitive to students’ gender bias and grade expectations than they are to teaching effectiveness. Gender biases can be large enough to cause more effective instructors to get lower SET than less effective instructors. These findings are based on nonparametric statistical tests applied to two datasets: 23,001 SET of 379 instructors by 4,423 students in six mandatory first-year courses in a five-year natural experiment at a French university, and 43 SET for four sections of an online course in a randomized, controlled, blind experiment at a US university.


 
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How to Prepare for a Teaching Career

How to Prepare for a Teaching Career | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it

In between finishing your dissertation, here’s what you should be doing to enhance your candidacy.


Get educated about teaching. As you are gaining classroom experience, start educating yourself about teaching and learning in higher education. That has become increasingly easy to do with the growth of teaching centers at research universities, the wealth of available literature on effective teaching at the college level, and the ability to learn and connect with other educators via social-media sites like Twitter.

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9 Infographic Tools For Creative Data Visualization 

9 Infographic Tools For Creative Data Visualization  | Faculty Professional Development | Scoop.it

"Creating great infographics need not be a chore, no matter if you’re a teacher or a student. Taking information and presenting it in an artful and visually appealing way has never been easier, thanks to the infographic tools you can use today.


Before you dive in, here are some quick tips:


1. Collect your data. If you have been collecting data, compile it all in a spreadsheet.


2. Decide the best way to present your data (flyer-style, bar charts, line charts, Venn diagrams, histogram, scatter plot charts, flow charts, timelines, etc.).


3. Design a rough sketch so you don’t end up flying blind.


4. Pick your app and get to work!


Now that you’ve got basic tips on how to get started, it’s time to get creative. Here are 9 great infographic tools to help you get started creating great infographics."


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