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Collaboration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Gillmor Nov 13, 2011. 1 Reply

Been doing some thinking lately about collaboration within educational organizations.  Our new principal is exceptionally collaborative and has gotten us started on Professional Learning…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by sonia barski Mar 26, 2011. 3 Replies

In this area, the comments that follow will probably have links to places that offer intruction or ideas on blogging.

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The answer to small district PD prayers?

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 2:35pm 1 Comment

I've recently been thinking hard about how to get quality professional development opportunities to the teachers in my very small one-school district.  Since we are tiny and don't have a great deal of money to spend on "name brand" workshops or speakers, nor do we have an unlimited pool of staff who are comfortable leading workshops, we really struggle to make PD meaningful.  I took my Moodle course with an…

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Surfin' the Wave

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 3:44pm 0 Comments

I'm having a bit of an epiphany these days.  Online learning is more than just a cool tool; it's the future of education.  I'm not saying that all students are eventually going to receive all their learning sitting at a computer, but certainly the blended learning model makes a great deal of sense.  As educators, we know that we should be customizing learning experiences to each student's individual needs, but until recently it's been a real challenge to provide significant…

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Practice Makes Perfect (maybe)

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments

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…

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At 10:42pm on May 24, 2011, Robin Walles said…

Hey there!!!!  I think about you a lot!!!  Where are you working in your small one school district? 

 

I switched my school last year and am very thankful for it!!!!

 

Miss our old talks.....

Robin

At 6:55pm on May 24, 2011, gary langner said…
I'm looking forward to the discussion and am sure I'll be learning something new shorty! g
At 1:51pm on April 1, 2011, Eric Sheninger said…
If you need any help navigating the web 2.0 world just let me know.
At 2:08pm on March 28, 2011, Steve Bollar said…

Hey Beth! Welcome to Educators PLN.  Glad to be your first friend.

 

Steve

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