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Resources - Professional Development

Open Source Inventory & Sales Management System

We deliver quality open source inventory and sales management system to our valued clients to track their inventory and stay competitive.This software speaks with suppliers in almost real-time and receives and adds other data, like seasonal demand.

Where is the technology training for teachers?

Austin, TX. - With apps for everything from annotating poetry to understanding literature through hip hop, it might have seemed teachers in attendance at the sprawling South by (SXSW) festival last week were hungry for new tools and technology.

One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

One school district changed the standard in Professional Development; and they did it with a 'Technology Academy.' Imagine you need to learn how to fly a jet. You're given a link that describes how and an online video tutorial...nervous? Now imagine you're being taught by a fighter pilot in a small class, and that class is with your peers.

- Teaching Tech: Put Your Learner in the Driver's Seat

Teaching Tech: Put Your Learner in the Driver's Seat March 30, 2014 By: Guest Blogger Suzanne Surina Baur By Guest Blogger Suzanne Surina Baur How many times have you ridden to a new destination as a passenger in a car and realized you have no idea how you got there?

Flipped Classroom Professional Development

EmergingEdTech offer the Web's Best and Most Affordable Flipped Classroom Training and Professional Development Options Choose the training that works best for you! The 4 Week Online Workshop. This immersive learning experience is great for educators who want a structured approach and the opportunity to interact with other educators as they learn and share their learning experiences!

For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections

By Matt Levinson It's connected educator month. There's a flurry of activity among teachers and administrators looking to connect through Twitter and other social media to advance their learning, especially as a new school year looms. As schools gear up and prepare for a new school year with technology increasingly ubiquitous, now's the time to consider how schools can create a positive impact with technology.

Assessment Professional Development Guide

The assessment professional development guide is meant for use either after completion of the project-based learning professional development guide or with participants who are familiar with project-based learning. The module is designed for a two to three hour class or session, divided into two parts.

A Secret to Great Teaching: Maintain a Beginner's Mindset

"In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." - Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki Twenty-eight boundless students have just left my classroom. Some of their energy still hangs in the ceiling tiles after 48 minutes of planning, plotting, and scheming to carry out their idea to put on a Literary Character Dinner Party featuring figures we've read throughout the year.

Word Files in Google Drive

Every now and then I will receive a Word (Docx) file as an email attachment. I have configured my Google Account to allow me to open these files as documents and have them converted into Google Docs format. In the video below I demonstrate how to configure this setting.

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix

Methodology There are two components to the EdSurge PD framework: professional learning stages and tool classification. On the EdSurge site, each of the 28 tools listed here have been analyzed according to this framework. You can read the analysis of each of these tools by searching the EdSurge site for the individual product page for each of those products.

Smarter Cookie

Personalize professional development at your school with SmarterCookie, a video sharing and coaching platform optimized to help teachers reach their potential. Easily record, upload, share, annotate, and evaluate instructional video, all within a private and secure environment. With SmarterCookie, you can: At my school, everyone is so busy teaching, and there is little time to watch one another.

10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

"Why did I want to be a teacher?" We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and in my case, especially after fourth period. Most of the time, we can pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and go back to the drawing board to try another strategy to find success with student learning.

Professional Development

Personal Development & Professional Growth For years, we have advocated the benefits of a professional development model that keeps teachers in the classroom. We provide professional development that's innovative, contextual for educators, and provides support for both curriculum and technology.

Atomic Learning - Education: Professional Development, Technology Integration and Software Training and Support Solut...

Online training video tutorials and technology integration resources designed for schools, districts and educational institutions. Atomic Learning offers solutions for professional development, technology integration and software training and support that simplify educational technology.

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught. Acknowledging this aspect could be a missed opportunity to restructure ways teachers learn new skills and tactics.

Why #Edcamp Is So Awesome

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending another Edcamp. This one makes 7 for me. #EdcampElon was another event in a long like of teacher-driven professional development that can have a lasting impact on the learning of all who attend. Don't know what an Edcamp is or looks like?

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning

Imagine a map of what a learner needs to know, different ways to learn it, and a collection of their demonstrations of competence. You're probably picturing a blended learning environment for students. Instead, imagine that every teacher has access to their own professional map--reflecting common expectations differentiated by speciality, subject, level, and school type--that offers a clear description of what teachers should know and be able to do.

Becoming a 'Badass' Teacher

“You are the only one in your school to speak up at faculty meetings (although many people who remained silent come up to you afterward to tell you how happy they are you did).”
“You tell administrators at your school what you really think, not what they want to hear.”

A 'Divergent' Path: Tips on Becoming a Teacher Leader

Teacher leaders possess a mindset that isn't determined by an official role or title. They also represent a paradigm shift away from traditional career advancement that leads only to administrative positions. Instead, many teacher leaders prefer to focus on instruction and influence policy from expertise gained through their own classroom practice.

ISTE's professional learning series - FREE for members

Expand your knowledge on topics ranging from digital age learning and teaching to technology infrastructure and more.

Lesson observations by @adam_snell

Almost three months have now passed since Ofsted announced the ground-breaking news, that inspectors would no longer be grading individual lessons. Except that it wasn't that ground-breaking. Apparently this had been their instructions since 2009. Who knew? Yet despite this, it is "still possible for inspectors to record a graded evaluation, where sufficient evidence has...

Why Mentorship Matters

It's spring: I feel alternately exhausted from the year that's moving quickly to a close, and a sense of renewal that takes its cue from the seasonal weather and the end of winter. It was a perfect time to visit my mentor, Madeleine Ray, who advised me during and beyond my time as a graduate student at Bank Street College.

Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy-based coaching

One of the best ways a tech coach can reach teachers is to stop talking about technology. It may seem counterintuitive, but focusing on technology can be alienating, especially for the skeptics and reluctant adopters.

Teacher Burnout: Four Warning Signs

I'm just going to come out and say it: I'm burnt out. I didn't realize I was burning out. I only noticed when it was too late. I've always been the type of teacher who's tired at the end of the school year because I've given my all -- every day -- for the past nine months.

"Six ways teachers can stay energized" Is My New Post At Teaching English

Six ways teachers can stay energized is my latest monthly post at Teaching English at the British Council.