Professional Development

  • Classroom Activities to Help Students Think

    by - Jun 6, 2014
    Teachers are not just trying to get through a set programme of curriculum content or prepare for the next exam; they are also trying to ready students for life after school....
  • Professional Development: Formalize Summertime Thinking

    by - Jun 2, 2014
    This professional development idea shouldn’t be seen as another bit of work, or overstepping sacred summertime or holiday boundaries. It should be seen as a way of formalizing a few of...
  • Flipping Faculty Meetings and PD

    by - May 1, 2014
    As a former director of instructional technology, my job was to provide embedded technology professional development (PD) to a district of 4,000 teachers. Each day was filled with new and exciting...
  • Continued Professional Development

    by - Mar 17, 2014
    Teachers’ time has always been at a premium. Despite best intentions, lesson planning, preparation and evaluation often end up outside of contracted working hours, and in personal time. On top of...
  • EdTech Starters

    by - Jan 7, 2014
    It is OK, and expected, that educators today turn some class control over to students. It’s a magical moment when you stand back and realize learning is happening when students are...
  • Help Educators Find Missing Links

    by - Nov 26, 2013
    Even really good teachers with well-planned lessons regularly get lost in those lessons, losing their way, as well as the majority of their students on the journey from essential question to...
  • Can You Spot Learning?

    by - Oct 10, 2013
    A great experiment for classroom observations is noting how long it takes you to know whether learning is happening. There most likely isn’t much time needed to know whether learning is...
  • Flipping EdTech Professional Development

    by - Sep 30, 2013
    Getting education technology right has always been difficult, and even more so today—with technology changing so rapidly. There seem to be more possibilities—desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, and other handhelds vying for...
  • Playful Learning and Professional Development

    by - Sep 18, 2013
    Can playful learning take the place of well-planned professional development? With the rapidly changing shape and form of technology solutions, even the people responsible for sharing the how-to and writing the...
  • Mentoring Educators for This Century

    by - Aug 22, 2013
    Mentoring programs usually set up one educator as mentor for one or more new teachers. Mentoring educators get to know the new teacher(s), go over school and district procedures and policy,...