Continuous, effective professional learning can help teachers and administrators improve teaching and learning, but research shows traditional forms of professional development have become expensive and ineffective. In the past 10 years, social media has helped educators connect online to more easily share resources, ideas, and practices among themselves, leading to more grass roots, open source collaboration and the evolution of personal learning networks. This trend is disrupting traditional models for… read more →
edWeb.net and Learning Ally, a national nonprofit serving students with learning and visual disabilities, announce the launch of Empowering Struggling Readers, a free professional learning community (PLC) to assist educators in fostering academic success and a love of reading for their students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities. The PLC provides an easy way for educators to collaborate to advance support for all readers and offers free webinars by curriculum leaders and teachers.
Each year for the past four years, MCH Data has polled K-12 principals on the issues that most concern them. Principals this year are more optimistic than they have been in the past, in part, because their teachers’ morale has improved. However, there are still many issues of concern.
Pathways to Participation for Preservice Teachers, a report just released by edWeb.net, looks at how online networks can help preservice and new teachers connect with practicing educators who can provide them with the knowledge, resources, mentoring and general support they will need to be successful in the classroom.
Original Air Date: March 8th, 2013 edWeb.net and T.H.E. Journal are co-hosts of a series of webinars on edTech innovators. Listen to an interview with Terri Simpson, a middle school English teacher at Maplewood Middle School in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Terri is the T.H.E. Journal “Innovator of the Month” for March 2013. Terri began using technology with Palm devices to download Shakespeare plays. Her students begin rewriting the plays in… read more →
Original Air Date: February 8th, 2013 Dr. Timothy Hudson, Director of Curriculum Design at DreamBox Learning and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, talk about the value of an online professional learning community to help educators understand and use a blended approach for instruction. Dr. Hudson discusses how blended learning helps teachers provide more personalized, differentiated instruction. Dreambox Learning has just launched a series of webinars and a professional learning community… read more →
Original Air Date: January 11th, 2013 Marlene Woo-Lun, the publisher of Librarian Media Connection and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net talk about how online communities offer school librarians a place to explore the challenges, opportunities and resources that make school libraries vibrant, vital research and learning environments. Library Media Connection has created a community on edWeb.net, LMC @ The Forefront, to help librarians turn their school libraries into a thriving hub for 21st… read more →