Have you ever struggled with being too connected or too isolated? Learn how to overcome the hurdles of being a school leader and stay ahead with this helpful guide to battling isolation and getting connected. Spike C. Cook, Ed.D., Principal, Lakeside Middle School, NJ, discussed powerful vignettes and strategies, and you’ll discover how innovation-minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas.
In this webinar, Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO demonstrated how school leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning and to support collaboration within and across schools and districts. Learn how the edWeb.net platform can be used to collaborate with other school leaders around the country, and the world, and also to create private communities within schools and districts to accelerate innovation and personalized professional learning.
How can teachers be expected to personalize learning for students when their own learning is delivered in a one-size-fits-all model? In this webinar, Kate Bean, Executive Director of Aveson Charter Schools, challenged the way educators learn and provides a basis for developing Personalized Mastery Learning (PML) experiences that will transform educators’ views about their own learning, motivating them to experience Personalized Mastery Learning for themselves and be prepared to offer it to their students.
This webinar is about re-imagining professional development for teachers. In most districts, PD is based on a one-size-fits-all model of teaching without differentiation, little teacher input, and little choice. Lynn Gershman, Educator-in-Residence at 2gnō.me, lead a discussion on what makes a successful PD process and the roadblocks to planning such a process, and share examples of overcoming these roadblocks with awareness and personalization.
In just a few short years, edWeb has grown into a global phenomenon where teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists, administrators, and college professors share resources, presentations, surveys, and other media to impact student learning and teacher professional development. In this webinar, Shannon Holden shared the many ways edWeb assists educators.
create highly engaging learning communities for his higher ed courses, making learning much more collaborative for his students.
Online professional learning is a great way for educators to keep up with the rapid pace of change in education. Online learning provides more flexibility and can also be more collaborative and engaging. In this webinar, ETIN (Education Technology Network of SIIA) and edWeb.net reported on recent surveys that each organization conducted on online professional learning.
Respect and trust are the bedrocks of a successful personalized professional learning initiative. In this webinar, Intersections in Education Consulting’s Callie Turk shared key findings from the 500+ responses to their Personalized Professional Learning Survey. She also shared action steps for building trust and respect into the professional learning process.
Don’t be overwhelmed! Each fall begins another school year with a new set of priorities, initiatives, and things to learn. In this research-driven session, Kevin Baird demonstrated how a handful of best practices can become the core instructional answer to almost any new “priority”.
Rachel Langenhorst, Technology Integrationist in Rock Valley Iowa, has played an integral role in the design and implementation of a personalized PD program for educators and administrators in the the Rock Valley Community School District. In this individualized professional development called Rocket University, teachers are encouraged to explore their passions. Rachel has been exceptionally innovative in helping her teachers get more engaged and share their professional learning by using a variety of collaborative tools. In this webinar, Rachel demonstrated how she uses edWeb’s social and learning network and the PD webinars that edWeb provides to make professional learning more relevant, more continuous, more collaborative, and more fun!
When leaders are able to understand the workings of a differentiated environment, they are positioned to support their teachers to implement similar strategies in their classrooms. This webinar focused on the importance of establishing a clear vision for teaching and learning, and will address practical ways to differentiate professional learning to meet the varied needs of staff.
Whether an administrator looking for useful tips or an educator who wants to hone his/her own skills, the research-based hints in this presentation will help teachers avoid some of the most common problems and mistakes made in professional development training programs. In this webinar, Dr. Hall discussed highly transformative resources, strategies, and best practices that bridge the core tenets of professional development, alerting educators to the items to practice (peaks) and to avoid (pitfalls).
Wondering how to manage your school library career while still doing a great job for your students, teachers, and learning community? One way is to take advantage of smart opportunities to grow your professional expertise while also building your community of colleagues and your own career visibility. Helping you accomplish all three goals, the new online School Library Connection (SLC) provides not only an extensive learning resource center for school library professionals but also opportunities for you to share your own knowledge.
One of the most important tasks for any educator is the building of their professional learning network, or PLN. If done correctly, the PLN can be a source of knowledge, perspective, and feedback that will serve the educator well throughout their career. In this webinar, Shannon Holden demonstrates how administrators, teachers, counselors, and librarians how to begin building an effective and responsive professional learning network.
More and more schools are incorporating blended learning models in their math classrooms, and professional development is helping to ease that transition. In this webinar, Rafranz Davis discussed how you can create a self-driven and growth-centered professional development model that allows your teachers to not only be innovative in their math instruction, but also become the architects of their own learning experience.
In this presentation, Thera Pearce shared how to use a blended learning model to: Develop professional development that is personalized to meet each educator’s unique needs; Create a self-sustaining and iterative approach to PD; Create an educator community that encourages collaboration.
Are you in charge of providing PD in your district? In this webinar, presenter Ashley Hurley, Professional Development Specialist at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools discussed differentiating PD for all stages of the tech adoption curve. She helped attendees look at their PD plans in a whole new light!
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. In this webinar for edWeb.net Game-Based Learning community, Kae Novak and Chris Luchs told attendees about an online community of global educators who game and network across multiple platforms.
Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, shared her insight as to how librarians can be driving forces in their schools to strengthen communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and curiosity. While schools are aggressively slashing budgets to make ends meet, many districts still feel compelled to spend on professional development programming and accreditation review.
Is your district utilizing a one-size fits all approach to professional development? Is most of your PD top-down? Are you cultivating a culture of teacher leadership and allowing teachers to lead? What’s your district’s philosophy and vision for professional development?
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? It’s easier than you think.
Now more than ever, it is important for teachers to get involved in active professional development that can drastically impact their growth capabilities. In this webinar, Lyn Hilt provided examples of how today’s educators can use social media tools and innovative options for more effective and meaningful professional development.
Professional development is an important part of the process for teachers working in grades K – 12. Librarians should play an important role in this facilitation according to the AASL Standards.