7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development is an article from Getting Smart blog which gives school administrators some ideas on how to improve their school meetings.
Ed Tech Challenge This a self-paced, scaffolded technology integration course for educators. This course was the collaborative effort of school districts all over the nation- and the content for this course was created by technology integrators, classroom teachers, Google Apps Certified Trainers and Teachers, and ISTE award winners. All of the suggestions we give are grounded in practice- they are techniques we actually use and we know work! We’ve flipped this course so that you can learn when you have time, and we’ve created templates, videos, and resources so that you can start using those tools right away.
Power Up What Works is a web site from the US Dept. of Education to help teachers with various professional development needs including Common Core Standards implementation and technology integration.
ASCD App Now Available
The free Educational Leadership app is available for download from iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The app enables ASCD members to browse, bookmark, download, and share EL content, beginning with the September 2012 issue, “Feedback for Learning.” Nonmembers can use the app to read the free Summer 2013 issue and browse highlights from back issues.
How to Support Your Strongest Readers is a great blog post with ideas to help teachers challenge their top readers.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development | Posted on June 14, 2013
Teach Like a Pirate Book Club is a great way for teacher to grow and learn together this summer with a book study. Hurry – the first chat is JUNE 17.
8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools is a post from Richard Byrne’s Free Technology for Teachers blog. Check these out – there were some hints I did not know.
Unpacking the Common Core: Tech Powered Projects is a SimpleK webinar posted so teachers can explore these resources at their own pace.
This is a great collection of PD videos for educational leaders from the Rutherford Learning Group. Most are under 20 minutes but have excellent content.
Coaching Strategies for Educational Leaders
ASCD has a well-developed Pinterest Board with links to many of their great resources. Easy to navigate and find useful information.
5 You Tube Tips for Busy Teachers is a series of videos from Edgalaxy blog that guide educators step-by-step how to set up a You Tube Channel, download and save videos, etc..
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development | Posted on April 3, 2013
ASCD Free Webinars – Here is the link to sign up for ASCD webinars and webinar series.
CCSD Wiki Teacher is a powerful site from Clark County School District in Nevada has opened its resources to all teachers who sign up with an email account. Correlated to CCSS are dozens of resources by subject and grade level. Just go to your grade level and subject and at your fingertips you find – standards, student friendly learning targets, essential questions, textbook resources, teaching suggestions, and “On Demand” professional development. This is one of the best sites I have seen for helping teachers implement Common Core standards.
Eye on Education You Tube Channel has compiled several videos about educational topics – anything from Common Core to student motivation. Check out all this videos on their You Tube Channel.
Common Core Math Videos from Southeast Comprehensive Center are organized by grade levels. These videos are intended for teachers to show how to take the Math Common Core standards and apply best practices for instruction in the classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Professional Development | Posted on October 1, 2012
6 Strategies for Paradigm Shifting Professional Development has creative ways to rethink how administrators conduct faculty meetings.
This is a great collection of videos for those moving to Common Core Standards.
Literacy Without Limits.Org
Literacy Without Limits is designed to be a helpful, non-intimidating, and immediately useful resource for teachers. Effective instruction is illustrated in authentic classroom video with the featured Kentucky teachers providing insight into their planning, pedagogical reasoning, and expectations for each lesson.
The September 2012 issue of Educational Leadership will be about academic feedback. This graphic provides a strong visual to remind us all of the importance of effective feedback.
Teacher’s Tech App Teacher’s Tech is one of the best mobile apps designed to assist teachers in the use of technology in their classrooms and their daily lives. This mobile app features “how-to” video screencasts of the most popular and useful Web 2.0 applications currently being used by educators, with step-by-step instructions on how to acquire services and use them effectively both as learning tools, collaborative devices, and resource generators.
5 Ways Apple’s Culture Can Improve Your Classroom has advice such as “Let good ideas Breathe” to “Encourage Wrong Answers.” Interesting read for school administrators.
PLN Starter Guide LIvebinder has all the resources teachers and administrators need to start their own personal learning networks.
Think/Pair/Share Variations is a great article by Kathy Perret on shaking up the old Think/Pair/Share model.