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Professional Learning

Technology Task/App Challenges for Teachers by Ron Burke

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Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning - EdSurge News

It’s pretty clear that very few people in education enjoy those typical sit-and-get professional development sessions. And when blended learning gets ...

Individualized K12 professional development provides flexibility and freedom

Seeking alternatives to expensive professional development that takes teachers out of their classrooms and requires substitutes, Madison County Public Schools in Virginia developed a solution. Teacher

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Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

Districts around the country are experimenting with micro-credentials as a way to allow teachers to personalize their professional learning so they can focus on growing skills they really need.

Implementing a Personalized PD Program in Your District - edWeb

Great webinar! Rachel provided a guide for using edWeb in districts as a tool to implement relevant and collaborative PD, because one size does not fit all for PD programs.

Alludo: Personalized PD Platform

Gamified, online, self-paced teacher professional development, student
games and staff training, for K12.

Content Does Not Change Behavior

I was recently invited to the d.School (bucket list…check) with some amazing educators and friends and we were tasked with creating a “hack”—  a quick fix for helping teachers learn and change thei…

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning - Digital Promise

How micro-credentials help connect and scale teacher effectiveness

Disney World Surprise Gone Wrong....

Great to show to teachers re: fear of tech

Great team-building activities part II- The Snowball Fight

We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development”: Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any idea…

Why Professional Development Should Be More Like 'MasterChef'

How many times do teachers have to hear that interactivity and inquiry are the best forms for learning from a hired expert lecturing from a text-laden PowerPoint, asks teacher William Tolley.

Guest Post: A District Goes Digital with Online Professional Learning

By Dr. Will Deyamport, III Professional development is the means for improving one’s professional knowledge-base, skill-set, and/or pr...

Can 'Micro-Credentialing' Salvage Teacher PD?

Advocates say the movement offers an opportunity for schools to shift away from arbitrary credit-hour requirements toward a system based on evidence of progress in specific instructional skills.

Revisiting the 5 Non-Negotiables of Professional Development - Cooper on Curriculum

See previous post also. In my last post I focused on my five non-negotiables of professional development: plan with the end in mind, model best practice, slide design counts, electronically available resources, and know your audience before, ask for feedback after. In an attempt to model best practice with my writing, I am going to dive deeper into these …

Learning Forward Prof Learning Assoc

Learning Forward publications build the bridge between what is known about high-quality professional development and how you can put those ideas into practice. As a member, you’ll have exclusive access to all publications.