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Added by Kevin J. Higginbottom on March 19, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments
This is part 4 of the "videos that WILL ignite a discussion" series. I have been using these videos during PD sessions, as well as during Power Lunch sessions to spur discussion and reflection. As educators, it is crucial that we are constantly in a state of reflection and evaluation, and with the help of these videos educators are able to engage in thoughtful and productive conversation.…Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on March 18, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments
For years I experienced and witnessed school reform in NYC. The new schools movement spearheaded by Michele Cahill was a good one. New York City was plagued with large…Continue
Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on March 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
While attending the 2011 PLC summit, one of the presenters told us about an experience he had while watching Family Feud. The question was, “What is the reason your child’s teacher is calling your house?” Not one of the “right” answers were positive, not one! An example of some of the answers were, “Your kid is failing” or “…
Last year I read Outliers: the Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell and had the opportunity to share this book with administrators from my district during our summer retreat. An outlier can be defined as an individual who not only have exceptional talent, but is provided and takes advantage of opportunities and resources to excel.…Continue
So I find myself a bit anxious, asking myself, "What am I doing here?" As a brand new blogger, I am embarrassed that I don't know how to do it properly. This has long been a failing of mine and something that often has stopped me from diving into interesting new things. I might not do it right the first time and therefore look foolish. That's a crazy idea for an educator; we tell the kids all the time that it's…Continue
Added by Beth Barnhill on March 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
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I've been trying to use Twitter more and more to track valuable tech, edtech, 21st Century Skills, and literacy resources and points of interest. Do you have any key organizations or "power users" you follow that have proven particularly valuable? Or are you tweeting about similar conversations? If so, let us all know!
Also, if you'd like to follow my own "trickle" of tech, edtech, 21st Century Skills, and literacy tweets, you can find me…Continue
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Added by Michael Lubelfeld on March 14, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Форум иновација у образовању (Innovative Education Forum) организује Мајкрософт у оквиру свог програма Партнер у учењу који је настао 2003. године, са циљем унапређивања образовнo-васпитне праксе уз помоћ ИК технологије, развијања педагошких вештина потребних за живот и рад у 21. веку, али и стварања мреже креативних наставника…Continue
Added by Jugoslava Lulić on March 14, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments
Entropy marches inexorably on,
And yet we fight.
Alloys shine and bristle with strength,
I am a lover of my vocation. I love teaching. I am writing about what it means for me to pursue EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING. Rather, I am trying to capture the essence of what the journey of exploring excellence in teaching is while collaborating with trusted colleagues!
Key books to check out (in all your spare time I know) are:
Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach (10th anniversary edition).
Brent Davis, Dennis Sumara, Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Engaging…Continue
Added by Snydersensei on March 13, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I'm sharing the slides of Professional Development 2.0, a workshop I facilitated face to face in my city Rosario, Argentina. Special thanks to my PLN!
Added by Carmen on March 13, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments
Have you ever left a Professional Development day wondering to yourself how relevant and beneficial the material was to your daily instruction? Well, this past Friday, March 11, 2011, Regional School District 6 of CT held an extremely successful PD centered around technology. Teachers expressed over and over how worthwhile and energized they felt after having participated in the day. Why was this successful? Of the 27 sessions being offered, all 27 were presented by teachers within the…Continue
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