In this Education Talk Radio interview on “Re-inventing Professional Learning to Provide more Choice, Flexibility, Equity, and Work/Life Balance,” host Larry Jacobs talks with Lisa Schmucki, the Founder and CEO of edWeb.net, and Larry Cocco, Senior Professional Learning Consultant for edWeb.net, about innovative ways that school districts are reinventing professional learning—for teachers, paras, and for all staff.
Each new school year brings a promise of growth in students and teachers, as well as in professional learning. Teachers and administrators across the country prepare for the new school year by designing professional learning that is meaningful and engaging for their staff. Although educators could not have predicted it, post-pandemic professional learning in school districts across the country has changed dramatically.
edWeb.net and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOHF) are working together to present live interviews with Recipients of the Medal of Honor for educators and their middle and high school students. These inspirational interviews provide rare opportunities for students to hear directly from Recipients and also ask questions about their childhood, their military service, their courage, and their lifetime of service. A conversation on the value of integrity, courage, and the importance of character and leadership education students learn through these stories was hosted by Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio, with Jason Robbins, High School Teacher, Steele Canyon High School in San Diego, CA, and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net.
edWeb.net and Digital Promise are working together to help all stakeholders in education—educators, researchers, and product/service providers—move forward faster with new tools and technologies, but also to ensure that there is solid evidence to support these innovations.
Dan explained his newest site, Problem-Attic, as a repository of questions that allows educators to personalize the database for their teaching needs. The site can be used by educators beyond traditional assessment, for purposes that include warm-ups, tutoring, review worksheets, homework, group projects, and discussion. Problem-Attic also makes it possible for educators to make questions available outside of class, thus extending the reach of the database.
On this month’s interview on Education Talk Radio, hosted by edweb.net, Karen Collias, founder of Knowledge without Borders, shared some insight on how online learning communities can be used to expand the knowledge base of educators, worldwide. Karen has broad and extensive experience in the field of education, including a PhD from Columbia University, global… read more →