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.
Online professional learning helps solve the problem of time constraints because the time and place can vary. Educators can connect with other people who share similar concerns to deepen their learning by obtaining worldwide perspectives.
What’s the best way to get teachers trained and confident in using technology? One school district shares the idea of developing a Technology Academy for teachers, with the goals of infusing more technology into the curriculum and giving teachers access to the most innovative technologies for use in the classroom.
Providing relevant, timely professional development is a challenge to an administrator. With buzz words abounding and books a bountiful, what do you do when time is tight but content is crucial?
In the third TIME For Kids webinar on edWeb.net presenters Suzanne and Jaime discussed nonfiction and their alignment with the common core. They shared ways to use the images and graphics in a non-fiction article as entry points for a topic and examples of nonfiction articles that have significant visual components.