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'World-class' teacher preparation

When I work with educators, I get asked on a regular basis, "What about the universities? What are they doing to prepare educators who can facilitate technology-infused learning environments that emphasize deeper cognitive complexity and greater student agency?" Unfortunately, I don't have much to offer them.

Personalizing PD with digital learning coaches

Situation: Effective use of technology is essential for teaching and learning in a global, digital age. Problem: Many teachers do not know how to design and support technology-rich learning environments. Solution: Coaching, combined with communities of learning, is a highly effective job-embedded PD model.

Resources and Downloads to Improve Student Performance

Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school. Cochrane's strong PD and its list of ten non-negotiable classroom practices have been critical to the school's turnaround, helping to boost student engagement and double student performance in three years.

Leave Work at Work: How to End Your Day

Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the Crew blog. It's 10:00 at night and I'm still thinking about work.

Introducing TeacherTube Classrooms - Summer 2014

Introducing TeacherTube Classrooms - Launching Summer 2014

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher So it made sense to take a look at the characteristics of a successful educator, which Julie DuNeen does below.

Organizational Learning in the Network Era

W. Edwards Deming, American management visionary, understood that systemic factors account for most organizational problems, and changing these has more potential for improvement than changing any individual's performance. Therefore the role of executives should be to manage the system, not individuals.

Look for People, Not Just Resources

Look for People, Not Just Resources May 26, 2014 By: Dean Shareski After spending a few weeks looking at the visitor vs resident notions it became clear today why it's such a big deal. During a unconference today in Halifax a group of teachers were discussing and exploring Project Based Learning.

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual.

A MOOCs - Gamification mash-up? YES!

The massive rise in MOOC's ( Massively Open Online Courses) popularity is now becoming a pervasive discussion topic within corporate and governmental organizations regarding how to use them within their learning teams. There are a few trains of thought on this.

One Tool at A Time: How Can You Increase Your Technology Toolbox?

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

6 characteristics of great PD (and great classrooms) | eSchool News | eSchool News

Great and effective PD usually has these characteristics For nearly a dozen years I've traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I've also sat in on many ed-tech workshops and presentations at schools, conferences, and "unconferences."

How PD can benefit from international models | eSchool News | eSchool News

Other countries' professional development practices could inform U.S. practices While the December 2013 release of the international PISA results prompted U.S. education leaders and policy makers to urge for improvements in teaching and learning, of notable interest was the fact that teachers in other top-performing countries such as China spend more time in professional development (PD) than they do in front of their students-the reverse of how the U.S.

10 Sites for Online/Educational Tutorials

June 12, 2014 By: David Kapuler Online tutorials or walk-throughs are great for self-paced learning. People have been using Google and YouTube to learn how to do things for a long time. However, there are also sites specifically dedicated to online learning and helping people learn all kinds of subjects.

5 fresh ways to keep professional development engaging | eSchool News | eSchool News

Joe Dixon, chief learning officer at Teq, shares 5 innovative ways to make professional development interactive. Teachers operate in complex and lively environments where success depends on their ability to be creative and flexible. As a result, sustainable and meaningful professional development (PD) needs to move beyond traditional information and planning sessions, to more of a project development and embedded model.

6 characteristics of great PD (and great classrooms) | eSchool News | eSchool News

Great and effective PD usually has these characteristics For nearly a dozen years I've traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I've also sat in on many ed-tech workshops and presentations at schools, conferences, and "unconferences."

- 10 Sites for Online/Educational Tutorials

June 12, 2014 By: David Kapuler Online tutorials or walk-throughs are great for self-paced learning. People have been using Google and YouTube to learn how to do things for a long time. However, there are also sites specifically dedicated to online learning and helping people learn all kinds of subjects.

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

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? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.

Ten Takeaways from Atlanta ISTE

I am just back to DC after my first ISTE conference in five years. Here are ten takeaways from my time in Atlanta: Learning - gone are the days when "Spreadsheet Magic" was a best seller. There is a definite shift towards learning first, with tech incidental to learning.

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

I really appreciate teachers who are truly passionate about teaching. The teacher who wants to be an inspiration to others. The teacher who is happy with his/her job at all times. The teacher that every other child in the school would love to have. The teacher that kids remember for the rest of their lives. Are you that teacher? Read on and learn 11 effective habits of an effective teacher.

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners

My father is a former police officer who took up photography when he retired. A few months ago, I asked him when he was going to try a new hobby. "Aren't you an expert already?" I joked, pointing to his overbooked calendar of professional photography appointments.

Mastering the Teaching Game

Recently, I heard Sven Groeneveld being interviewed on my car radio. He is one of the top tennis coaches of all times, having helped four players become grand slam winners, among many other achievements.

AITSL Teacher Toolkit - Professional Learning

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

All education is self-education. Period. It doesn't matter if you're sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We...

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively

One important thing to keep in mind while integrating technology in the classroom is teacher's training. Teacher training is crucial for successful tech integration in the classroom. Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.