Rachel Langenhorst, Technology Integrationist at Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa, was interviewed by edWeb about the importance of keeping up with your own learning in order to provide valuable professional development for others. Rachel first came across edWeb as part of her graduate program, and found that it has helped her with her own personal learning as well as guiding the educators in her district through their professional development.
Dr. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary, was interviewed by edWeb to gain an administrator’s perspective on providing quality professional development for teachers and the social aspect of learning. While Robert first discovered edWeb as a webinar presenter, he quickly realized the site’s potential as a best-practices research platform, an affordable source of teacher PD, and an opportunity for growth-focused evaluation.
Learn how one school that had transitioned to a blended learning environment equipped their teachers with professional development to allow them to best leverage the adaptive learning technology used in their classroom to transform the way their students learned and how teachers used data to inform instruction.
Are you in charge of providing PD in your district? In this webinar for the edWeb.net Connected Teaching and Learning community, presenter Ashley Hurley, Professional Development Specialist, discussed differentiating PD for all stages of the tech adoption curve.
While many people understand professional development to be drudgery at best, many others have discovered a spring of excellent PD, to the degree that it can feel like one is drowning in a flood of options.
Video can be used to enhance teacher and student engagement, significantly improve learning outcomes, enable 24/7 professional development, and engage and involve parents and the community.
Do you play games? Maybe Bejeweled, Candy Crush, or even Fruit Ninja? Is it your guilty little pleasure? It doesn’t have to be – play and games can be an integral part of your professional development.
While schools are aggressively slashing budgets to make ends meet, many districts still feel compelled to spend on professional development programming and accreditation review. Therein lies an opportunity for school librarians to help districts reduce costs while increasing the library program’s visibility.
In this month’s Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb.net, presenter Michelle Luhtala explored instructional strategies to help teachers teach the Common Core, embed the standards in their own instructional programs,. She also discussed effective strategies to help parents better understand how to help their children meet the standards.
One of the goals of professional development should be to provide meaningful, effective professional development, where teachers are invigorated and inspired.