Faced with implementing new standards and inquiry-based instruction for over 180 school districts and over 30,000 social studies teachers with a department of two people, the social studies team at the Georgia Department of Education turned to virtual learning communities on edWeb.net to reach Georgia teachers and leaders.
“When you have administrators, teachers, and people in my position who are planning PD do so in a way that is meaningful to each and every teacher, in any content area – it’s really exciting. edWeb has been instrumental in helping us achieve this, because it’s easy to get to, easy to maneuver, and there’s something for everyone. To me those are absolutely immeasurable qualities.” Rachel Langenhorst, Instructional Coach and… read more →
Social media has transformed the way we connect and communicate personally and professionally. So what has been the impact on edtech marketing? What are the lessons learned as social media matures as a content marketing channel? Why and how can edtech companies make the best use of social media? edWeb.net conducted a survey with the help of Charlene Blohm, President & CEO at C. Blohm & Associates and Jim McVety, VP Marketing and… read more →
edWeb has just released a new edWeb 2018 Early Learning PD Survey which provides a valuable extension of the information gathered in the Professional Learning Survey: K-12 that was conducted in March 2018. The results are a strong endorsement for the collaborative, anytime anywhere, free professional learning that edWeb provides – for educators in all roles and at all levels. Since early learning educators are 25% of our members, we wanted… read more →
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 Case Study: Rock Valley Community School District” examines the way the district relies on edWeb.net to support its professional development program for teachers. Their program embodies four of the key features identified by educational researchers as characterizing high quality professional learning experiences, the effective design of online communities for teachers, and best practices for integrating informal online professional learning with formal district professional development. In each case, edWeb.net provides critical support that empowers Rock Valley leaders to implement research-based practices.
edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning.
All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more.