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Innovative PD Courses For Teachers and Educators

Compass Education Level 2: Applied Systems Thinking - Innovative Professional Development
During this course participants will explore the concept of sustainability with specific emphasis on the role of education and the use of systems thinking to enhance student learning. Systems thinking tools and methods will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to explore their practical application. The aim of the course is for participants to leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability, a greater awareness of their own systems contexts, skill in using systems thinking tools and the ability to successfully incorporate and align sustainability with existing curriculum. Continue reading →
Compass Education Level 1: Sustainability Education - Innovative Professional Development
During this course participants will explore the concept of sustainability with specific emphasis on the role of education and the use of systems thinking to enhance student learning. Systems thinking tools and methods will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to explore their practical application. The aim of the course is for participants to leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability, a greater awareness of their own systems contexts, skill in using systems thinking tools and the ability to successfully incorporate and align sustainability with existing curriculum. Continue reading →
The Digital Revolution, Your Classroom and You - Innovative Professional Development
In the Power Up with Web 2.0 course, I talked about the tools that enable us to reach out to a wider audience and communicate with our people (students, parents, friends, etc.) more efficiently than ever.

This course will go beyond the tools of Web 2.0 and dive into a deeper understanding of where all this Web 2.0 'stuff' is going. We will now take our new knowledge and make our teaching experience, communication methods and the world a better place!

Wow, who ever thought we could do all that in one course. ;-)

This course offers a roadmap of topics to help you understand the changes and shifts that are happening thanks to the Internet. Most of these changes are fantastic, but some of them may raise concerns.

By then end of this course, you will be an advanced user with a greater understanding of how to tap into the communication revolution happening around us than nearly anybody you might meet. Continue reading →
Going Visual: Spice Up Your Curriculum with Video Production - Innovative Professional Development
Looking to have both you and your students create lessons that are even more exciting, effective and interesting than what you doing right now? Interested in matching those types of lessons with your current curriculum? Ready to take your class to the next level?

If you answered yes, then this course is for you. Continue reading →
Introduction to Photography: Learning to See Photographically - Innovative Professional Development
In this introductory course, participants will develop a better understanding of the elements that go into creating interesting and meaningful photographs.
Bringing Digital Badges and Micro-credentialing to Your Classsroom - Innovative Professional Development
Recognition is one of the biggest motivators for people. Being singled out for excellence among your peers is incredibly motivating. For many years, badges, pins, medals, plaques and other pieces of paper have been given to people to recognize their achievements.

However, it is hard to share this recognition with others in a virtual way. Especially on your website, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or other social networks

Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation, we have a better better way: Digital Badges! Continue reading →
Build Your Website Now! - Innovative Professional Development
Today it is easier than ever to create your own website. Thanks to a global communication revolution, you can now communicate with parents, students, other teachers and the rest of the world like never before.

This course will teach you to use Wordpress; one of the best and most popular website development platforms on the planet. The website you are looking at right now was developed in Wordpress. In fact, Wordpress powers almost 25% of the world's websites!
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Bringing Digital Badges and Micro-credentialing to Your Classsroom - Innovative Professional Development
Recognition is one of the biggest motivators for people. Being singled out for excellence among your peers is incredibly motivating. For many years, badges, pins, medals, plaques and other pieces of paper have been given to people to recognize their achievements.

However, it is hard to share this recognition with others in a virtual way. Especially on your website, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or other social networks

Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation, we have a better better way: Digital Badges! Continue reading →
Classroom Management That Works - Innovative Professional Development
Are you ready to focus on the best management and discipline practices in elementary and secondary classrooms? Want to create positive learning communities, organize and successfully manage classrooms, respond effectively to disruptive behaviors, and ultimately maximize instructional time? If you answered yes to all or some of the above, then come join us as we create a practical and comprehensive classroom management plan. Continue reading →
Adobe Education Exchange (Products on EdSurge)
Platform that engages teachers in online courses and resources to incorporate media creation into the classroom.
edWeb: A professional online community for educators
edWeb is a free online community for professional educators, offering networking, resource sharing, collaboration, and professional development webinars.
Welcome : PBS TeacherLine
PBS TeacherLine is the premier online professional development resource delivering courses online for PreK-12 teachers.
Blended Schools Network | Engaging, Flexible Learning Environments
Online learning, blended learning, professional development
CreativeLive: Free Live Online Classes - Learn. Be Inspired.
Watch free live online classes taught by the world's top instructors. Learn photography, design, business, and more. Join today!
  • Michael is 21 CL's Director for Professional Development & Learning and leads the online course development efforts.

    He is the co-founder and former board chair of an inclusive preschool (TheNest.Asia), Entrepreneur, Podcaster and Technology Coach. Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology.

    Michael is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Educator and Co-Principal Investigator for the International Schools In Asia edition of the Horizon Report and serves on the Educational Technology Advisory Board for the Bammy Awards.

    Michael has lived in The Northern Marianas Islands, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, China and Thailand.

    Website: www.michaelboll.me

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