Tag Archives: professional development

Trends | Implementing Ed Tech

Successful technology implementations do not happen by accident. With the right tools and approach, education technology can have a significant and measurable impact on learning. According to research, the greatest success in the classroom starts with sound teaching skills, complemented … Continue reading

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Committed to Doing Right for Students

IN CLOSE WITH | Ken Wallace As the superintendent of Maine Township High School District 207, Ken Wallace, Ph.D., holds the belief that every teacher deserves specialized coaching and professional development. Here, he talks about the importance of coaching, and … Continue reading

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From Raleigh to Rochester

Everyday adventures of a PD coach using technology for improved literacy. GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Magee Whether it’s in Raleigh or Rochester, every new day brings an exciting adventure as an Instructional Coach. This is a day-in-the-life account from … Continue reading

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Desperate for Disruption

A cyber security training community founder shares his lessons in online learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Having spent much of their careers in the I.T. and cyber security training sector, Ralph Sita and Ryan Corey came to realize how … Continue reading

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EdChat Interactive | Managing Digital Resources

How do we remove the obstacles to having the best possible resource in the hands of students at the right time? Don’t miss the opportunity to talk with Houston’s Beatriz Arnillas, who leads the IT-Education Technology team for Houston ISD in … Continue reading

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A Kitchen for Tech

Cooking up a makerspace for some delectable Professional Development. GUEST COLUMN | by Ann Musgrove, Frank Tomsic, Jessica Knott, David Goodrich, and Angela Gunder Education conferences are full of wonderful ideas, presentations, and demonstrations about pedagogy and the newest technology … Continue reading

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Trends | Day of Discovery

Discovery Education’s Discovery Education Community invites teachers and administrators across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the annual Day of Discovery tour, a series of no cost professional development opportunities that provide educators with new skills and strategies for integrating educational … Continue reading

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Smart Spending

Guidelines for funding classroom technology. GUEST COLUMN| by Mike Patterson  Teachers and school administrators nationwide believe that bringing technology into classrooms boosts educational outcomes for students. Districts often purchase the next big device to “revolutionize” learning. In fact, overall education … Continue reading

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Making Good Teachers Great

A Teach for America strategist designs a tech platform to improve new teacher training. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As a first-year science teacher, Adam Geller wanted to be a great science teacher. “And yet,” recalls Adam, “not one single … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Lesson Planet PD

Lesson Planet PD offers video services that are created with with a keen eye for teachers’ real life needs and concerns. Their courses guide teachers through the “how-to” and implementation of educational technology, focusing on skills development and planning to ensure … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Teaching Channel Teams Professional Learning Platform

Teaching Channel Teams is a private, video-enabled collaboration platform that enables teachers and instructional leaders within a state, district, or school to work together to improve effectiveness. At the center of Teams is Teaching Channel’s award-winning library of teaching videos … Continue reading

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Capable Creators

Preparing students to produce digital content. GUEST COLUMN | by Joseph Sanfilippo With technology becoming more prevalent in schools and the need to prepare students for the 21st century workplace becoming more pressing, understanding how to prepare students to create digital … Continue reading

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Getting More Out of PD

Three benefits of incorporating data and technology in professional learning.  GUEST COLUMN | by Kenneth Wilson As Director of Staff Development and Teacher Evaluation, I am charged with planning and implementing strategic professional learning programs for Dorchester School District Two … Continue reading

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What Now

5 questions for integrating apps in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Mahon You’re on a roll. You have new tablet devices in your classroom or school. You’ve learned how to use them. You’ve done your planning and have … Continue reading

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Beyond Walls

A superintendent moves into the edtech world to redesign education.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With more than 20 years experience as an educator, Robert-Wayne Harris has excelled at building teams and leveraging technology to drive teacher effectiveness and improve … Continue reading

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All Possible Resources

Three educators answer questions about what they gave and got out of EdmodoCon. THREE ON THREE | by Victor Rivero Technology is bringing together educators from around the country and around the world. Case in point: Edmodo recently hosted its … Continue reading

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Secrets of Effective PD: The 3 P’s

An educator and edtech company founder discusses a few key strategies.   GUEST COLUMN | by Eric Westendorf When people ask me for the secret to great professional development, I share our 3 P’s. Funny enough, we discovered these 3 P’s … Continue reading

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Champions of the Modern Classroom

With the right technology, scalable personalization becomes possible.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An education technology and professional development company, Teq is dedicated to improving student learning. They’ve been in business for nearly 40 years and have some 200-plus employees, … Continue reading

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Further Insight

Insight Education Group leader Michael Moody discusses good professional development, Common Core, and the role of technology. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A thought leader in the field of districtwide instructional reform, Michael Moody is the founder and CEO of … Continue reading

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1:1 Computing: More Than Devices

Provoking thought and action toward effective digital teaching and learning THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Eliot Levinson, et al. This article is the second of three 1:1 computing papers from the BLEgroup Thought Leadership Consortium, which brings together a small number … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | epic-ed: The Digital Transition Cycle

Feeling like you’re in transition? Or perhaps you are feeling like you should be in transition, but you’re not even quite there yet. Well, you’re not alone. The U.S. Department of Education, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC … Continue reading

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E-Learning and Public Education

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Let’s face it: great blended, online, virtual digital public schools and courses will always be few and far between. The problem with public education is that it is habitually underfunded. For years, I remember … Continue reading

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Time to Get REAL About Professional Development

Let’s talk about Relevant Engaging Applied Learning GUEST COLUMN | by Ferdi Serim Like it or not, ready or not, all of us working to transform traditional schools (the legacy model) that are designed to serve the needs of the … Continue reading

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The Best Presentations in the World: Your Money-Back Guarantee

GUEST COLUMN | by Lynell Burmark You have them for less than an hour. You want to make it an experience they’ll always remember. You need to connect with them right away and break down any resistance to your message so … Continue reading

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Cool Tools | Common Core 360

There’s been a lot of people reaching for materials and resources on the Common Core Standards. School Improvement Network introduced this month a new website to help educators better implement the Common Core Standards. The free website,  www.CommonCore360.com, is devoted … Continue reading

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