Attendees will gain a framework for impactful professional learning, learn about assessment tools and strategies that support and inform a competency-based approach to learning, and hear from school leaders using the model.
Congress passed ESSA in 2015, but one area still challenging schools is the tiers for evidence-based interventions and materials. In a recent edWebinar, “Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success,” leaders from the Ohio Department of Education explained how a statewide initiative is helping administrators and teachers not only understand the tiers but also provide assistance in selecting the best materials for their students.
Communication and collaboration are not the same thing. There are many tools that allow educators and administrators to talk to each other, but to take advantage of edtech’s promise, they should also be able to use the tool to work together on the same projects. In her presentation, “Collaboration Near and Far in Digital Professional Learning Communities,” Geri Gillespy, Administrator of Digital Integration at West Ada School District in ID, talked about how to get the most out of online collaboration programs.
All educators are lifelong learners, whether they’re figuring out how to incorporate the latest edtech device into their lessons or researching bios on NBA players to help a reluctant reader. But while schools expect teachers to continue their education, most only get rewarded for getting an advanced degree like a master’s or a Ph.D. Now, organizations like Digital Promise have developed micro-credential programs, which recognize educators for acquiring new skills. During her presentation “Measuring and Sustaining Professional Learning Through Micro-Credentials,” Odelia Younge, senior project director for educator micro-credentials at Digital Promise, explained the key elements of micro-credentials, how they work, and what differentiates them from other professional development.
edWeb.net is delighted to announce that it won the 2019 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff, for the third year in a row. The winners were announced during the SIIA Ed Tech Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 11.
This edWebinar will serve as the public launch of the new online community, Professional Learning for Effective Practice: Leveraging Title IIA.
In this edWebinar you will gain an understanding of the theory of change behind micro-credentials and how micro-credentials support professional learning.
edWeb.net is excited to announce that The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) will be sponsoring Professional Learning for Effective Practice: Leveraging Title IIA, a free professional learning community on edWeb that provides an online forum where district and state Title IIA leaders can learn about the effective implementation of the federal Title IIA program. The community will highlight program implementation best practices and share examples of evidence-based professional learning opportunities and exemplary professional learning programs at the state and district levels. Potential topics include evidence-based professional learning, creative use of monies, the coaching role, the do’s and don’ts of spending, and more.
In this edWebinar, GaDOE Social Studies Department virtual specialists share their journey in creating and maintaining virtual learning communities.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Monte Tatom, Associate Professor of Education at Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee, presents ways that school leaders and teacher ed candidates can take advantage of opportunities to collaborate for professional learning.