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School Leaders: Are You the Role Model for Professional Learning ...

School Leaders: Are You the Role Model for Professional Learning ... | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it
When it comes to professional learning and building relationships in schools, we should not have the "Do as I say, not as I do" philosophy. ...
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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 6, 2016 8:51 PM
Info-graphic guide to help anyone new to the idea of Flipped Classroom teaching.
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A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it

"Graphite is one of the amazing platforms that connects teachers with technology. Graphite is a free website from Common Sense Media that  provides reviews of the latest exciting innovations in educational technology, everything from video games that help students learn algebra to lectures they can watch online."


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Deborah Banker's curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:47 AM

Here's something worth a look.

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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup ...

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Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own?
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How Do We Know When Students Are Engaged? Edutopia

How Do We Know When Students Are Engaged? Edutopia | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it

Updated 11/2013

 

"Educational author and former teacher, Dr. Michael Schmoker shares in his book, Results Now, a study that found of 1,500 classrooms visited, 85 percent of them had engaged less than 50 percent of the students. In other words, only 15 percent of the classrooms had more than half of the class at least paying attention to the lesson.

So, how do they know if a student is engaged? What do "engaged" students look like? In my many observations, here's some evidence to look for:"

 


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Jill Leafstedt's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:31 PM

Not rocket science, but important to remember. An engaged student is an active student.

Teach N Kids Learn's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:27 PM

The man who gave us Star Wars gives more to education.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 12, 2014 6:03 PM

The point about Socratic seminars is interesting. Teachers need to take care that the purpose of the seminar is not simply to bring students to a per-determined outcome.

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9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Profession...

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The beginning of the school year for many teachers includes something that many are grumbling about. Maybe it's time to try online professional development?
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Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it

"Appitic is one of the app resources I have featured here in this blog in several past instances. If you are looking for a platform where to access reviews of educational apps Appitic is one option among several others to consider.

 Here is a snapshot of the Bloom's Taxonomy apps appitic has compiled for you."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:43 PM

Very good guide, thanks for sharing. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:06 PM

Very Helpful!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 8:06 PM

The apps are organized to help meet Bloom's Taxonomy.

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10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning

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10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning The definition of blended learning is the “integrat(ion) of online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.” Put another way, it is the...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:42 AM

Includes a nice infographic to illustrate the ideas in the article. 

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:20 PM

Grassroots...you need some champions in your school or district.

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How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it

 

Finally, the Annenberg report determined that coaching supports collective leadership across a school system. An essential feature of coaching is that it uses the relationships between coaches, principals, and teachers to create the conversation that leads to behavioral, pedagogical, and content knowledge change.

 

Effective coaching distributes leadership and keeps the focus on teaching and learning. This focus promotes the development of leadership skills, professional learning, and support for teachers that target ways to improve student outcomes...

 


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Stephen Basden's comment, September 12, 2013 8:30 PM
What I learned from this article is how a good coach on the field, can help a student's performance in the classroom. Strong and successful sports programs create atmospheres on campuses that help success in the classroom. Principles should take this into mind when hiring a coach. They can't just hire somebody with a good playbook but rather role models and well respected individuals that will create young men and women who challenge themselves outside of sports.

In this particular article, what I found most educational is when the author said "Coaching is an essential component of an effective professional development program. Coaching can build will, skill, knowledge, and capacity because it can go where no other professional development has gone before: into the intellect, behaviors, practices, beliefs, values, and feelings of an educator. " This is such a powerful statement. I have for years personally seen how coaching affects an individual. I had a football coach in high school that demanded the best from us not just on the field but in the classroom and as a person. This coach meant a lot to me, he was very knowledgeable, successful, and well respected that I treated his word like gospel. During the season I actually saw an increase in grades and personally happiness. Coaches can have a personal relationship with their players that no teacher, principle, or other faculty member can imitate. Sports is a powerful tool and when used correctly can change lives; not only of that individual but his peers too.

I selected because the title really grabbed my attention. Often times we hear how sports can really help a student or employee in their respective environments so I thought it was really interesting to see an article on how teachers can also benefit from sports. A good sports program directly translate into a good academic program at an institution.

This article gave me even more of an understanding on exactly how much sports affect all aspects of life. Sports go way beyond the playing field, they carry over into relationships and even occupations. Everything in life you do that isn't individual, needs teamwork. Whether that be wife and husband or employee and employer, sports have and continue to prove that teamwork gets things done the best. Sacrificing personal agendas to achieve greater goals is a must and sports have taught us this over the years.
Gust MEES's comment, September 12, 2013 8:36 PM
Hi, I agree with You. These parts from sports are influencing widely in life and education!
Andrea Cruz's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:56 PM

Focus on teaching and learning when coaching....

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Educator Resources: Education Articles

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SEEN Education Magazine Article Sections: Educator resources, articles and reviews for teachers and teaching assistants.

 

Educational Resources, Learning and Professional Development

News, articles, and resources for educators

Welcome to the Southeast Education Network magazine website: We want to provide you with timely online information and breaking news in education and learning. Among our education articles, you will find news on collaborative learning, professional development for teachers and more. We want to be your best online source for the education resources, articles and tools you need.


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New teachers – how to survive the first term - The Guardian

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The Guardian New teachers – how to survive the first term The Guardian As the summer holidays draw to a close, teachers are already thinking about the first days of term; planning lessons, sprucing up classrooms and heading into school for...
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Teachers Observing Teachers: A Professional Dev...

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Principal Shortage: Principals encourage teachers to become principals! Teacher observation works best when expectations are clear and participants understand how to use and benefit from the process...
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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators.

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Shawn Galvin's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:35 AM

Learned a few things here.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, August 1, 2014 10:40 AM

Tha nks!  Always  looking for this kind of advice!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:08 PM

Nice general overview of functions within Google Docs that can be helpful for teachers.

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Addressing Teacher Needs with Professional Development

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By having teacher teams set goals for student learning and achievement, they become accountable in a meaningful way. See how one school uses SMART goals as an important part of their professional development program.
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Teacher duties 'hit education' - Tasmania Examiner

Teacher duties 'hit education' - Tasmania Examiner | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it
Teacher duties 'hit education' Tasmania Examiner Dr Jensen's study found that ideally, teachers should get three extra periods a week to focus on professional learning, which could be found by reducing the time teachers spent on ineffective...
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Leading Innovative Change Series - A New Staff Experience

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"Staff meetings were something that I dreaded in my beginning years as a teacher.  We would often spend the majority of our time together discussing rules and policies, and would debate, on end, things that are seemingly significant.  Hours have been spent in schools talking about whether kids should wear hats or not in school.  Really?"


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TED Talks Education: "Build Relationships with ...

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PBS Learning Media Home Page (TED Talks Education: "Build Relationships with Your Students." | Professional Development...
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Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch: How True Is It? ~ Future of CIO

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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Gives you a simple 4-step process on how to structure a discussion post.  

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Teachers can make good use of these prompts to start the discussion online.

Janet Ilko's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:58 PM
Looking to set up my Edmodo account with my students. This will make an interesting way to get students to respond more academically.
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Teacher Development and Leadership Research Review

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Teacher Development Research Table of Contents:

 

 



- Introduction
- Keys to Educator Success
- Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Annotated Bibliography


Research has shown that teaching quality is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement. In order to cultivate high-quality teaching, support for ongoing professional learning in schools is essential.

 

Edutopia's teacher development and leadership research review takes a look at the state of research on this topic and helps make sense of the findings. In this series of five articles, learn how effective leadership supports professional learning, discover key components for productive professional-development programs and professional learning communities, get our recommendations for evidence-based programs and practices, find tips for avoiding pitfalls, and dig in to a comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to all the studies and reports cited in these pages.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:42 PM

 

Check also:

 

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

 

Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 23, 2015 4:57 PM

Information about teacher induction and professional development. 

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Summer Professional Development Series: Effective Online Teaching and Learning | Atomic Learning Blogs

Summer Professional Development Series: Effective Online Teaching and Learning | Atomic Learning Blogs | Teacher professional learning | Scoop.it
Are you new to online teaching, or are you looking to flip your classroom? Or maybe you just want to add online discussions to provide deeper learning opportunities for your students.
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Advice From Teachers to Parents - Huffington Post

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Advice From Teachers to Parents Huffington Post I spoke to colleagues from across my teaching career and asked them what they would say to parents of their students, to provide perspective towards the workload that teachers have on their plate for...
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