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WebJunction Course Catalog. Wasted Professional Development – It Happened in the Library. Too often, ideas inspired within us during a PD session, remain untried, go undiscussed, and then under the weight of our to-do lists and the post-it notes on our desks, they are crushed into a fine sand and blown away.

Wasted Professional Development – It Happened in the Library

Forgotten. The End. Why do we waste PD? Sadly, a lot of post-PD ideas stay at the ‘discussion level’ and never really make it to the ‘application level’. This happens because we (the team, the department, the individual etc.) don’t put formal structures in place to ensure such senseless wastage cannot occur. Comprehensive Guide For New Teachers. Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities. Education + Elearning Video Courses and Tutorials from

AITSL Standards for teacher librarian practice 2014. Cherrybrook Technology HS Presentation - Google Slides. The AITSL for Teacher Librarians Challenge - Home. Tmsydney - home. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models. BOSTES Teacher Accreditation - News. 22 Jan 2015 Over Term 1 a number of BOSTES endorsed providers will be running registered professional development across a variety of focus areas.

BOSTES Teacher Accreditation - News

As these activities are QTC registered, accredited teachers will be able to use this professional learning towards their maintenance of accreditation. To view more details on the professional learning running throughout the remainder of Term 1 please click on the links below: Listing as of 19 January 2015. 60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category. Communication Twitter makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun.

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

These ideas offer a great way to put the tool to good use. Organization. Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding. What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately. " Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates student learning according to a benchmark, formative assessment monitors student understanding so that kids are always aware of their academic strengths and learning gaps.

Meanwhile, teachers can improve the effectiveness of their instruction, re-teaching if necessary. Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand - Are You A Whole Teacher?

Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand -

A Self-Assessment To Understand by TeachThought Staff Whole Child Learning is a thing; Whole Teaching should be a thing too, no? Here at TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s usergeneratededucation is at the top of our reading list, in large part for her thinking about the human side of formal education. Digital Differentiation with Google Apps (FETC 2015) Hand-Sketching: Things You Didn't Know Your Doodles Could Accomplish. Advertisement Is sketching by hand more than a nostalgic activity?

Hand-Sketching: Things You Didn't Know Your Doodles Could Accomplish

CREST - CREativity in Science and Technology. Certificates, stickers and medallions are available to reward students.

CREST - CREativity in Science and Technology

Engage your students with open-ended science investigations and technology projects through the CREST program. 30 August 2013 | Updated 29 May 2014. The Evolution of Learning Technologies. Roadmap-1418150110.jpg (JPEG Image, 2550 × 1650 pixels) - Scaled (40%) Professional Learning. AIS Professional Learning Courses The AIS Professional Learning team supports school communities and school staff in a variety of ways to meet their professional learning needs.

Professional Learning

In this site you will find detailed information relating to the following areas: ClassMoviesTV. WALK THE TALK! Lesson Study as Action Research for Leaders by @MrsHollyEnglish. This is a re-blog post originally posted by Holly Fairbrother, and published with kind permission.

WALK THE TALK! Lesson Study as Action Research for Leaders by @MrsHollyEnglish

Lesson Study as a research concept is a new idea to me – however, the elements of what comprises it are not. I am an advocate of peer observations and feedback as an invaluable tool in improving teaching and learning. However, in the 12 years I have been teaching, I have found that the majority of teachers do not want to engage in this kind of professional learning. I think there are a number of reasons for this but the main one being trust. Fostering learner autonomy in the classroom. 5 Heutagogical Tips to Empower Lifelong Learners Online. Posted by Becky Krill in Educator Tips, Online Education Trends on November 19, 2014 Prior to joining the marketing team at SchoolKeep, I worked as an educational program manager for an experiential learning company.

5 Heutagogical Tips to Empower Lifelong Learners Online

As the company grew, I was forced to take on new, intimidating marketing tasks. Rethinking Engagement. “Children are always on task; the important question is, what is the task?”

Rethinking Engagement

– Peter Johnston For Millennials, the End of the TV Viewing Party by Alex Williams (New York Times, November 7, 2014) With the advent of the smartphone, landlines are starting to become a thing of the past. But what about television? Williams provides a close perspective of how millenials are moving away from the community screen. Creating and Composing in a Digital Writing Workshop by Troy Hicks and Kristin Ziemke (Digital Writing, Digital Teaching, November 5, 2014) This collaborative post was written in response to a piece by highly respected literacy expert Nancy Atwell. Effects of Classroom Practices on Reading Comprehension, Engagement, and Motivations for Adolescents by John T. This research study conducted through the University of Maryland wanted to determine the correlation between classroom supports, student motivation, and informational text comprehension.

Dr. OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides. OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides. What Is Active Learning? Defining "active learning" is a bit problematic. The term means different thing to different people, while for some the very concept is redundant since it is impossible to learn anything passively. Certainly this is true, but it doesn't get us very far toward understanding active learning and how it can be applied in college classrooms. Big Picture Education Australia. Big Picture Education Australia aims to stimulate vital changes in Australian education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalised schools that work in partnership with their greater communities.

We design break-through public schools, research and replicate new designs for education, train educators to serve as leaders in their schools and communities, and actively engage the public as participants and decision makers in the education of our young people. EdMedia Watch. 2015 - EdTechTeam Global Summits featuring Google for Education. Microsoft Educator Network. Innovative Schools. Bluyonder. eLearning, Education Technology and Teacher Blog. Global Education - PTC NSW. Government, Catholic and Independent schools in New South Wales are invited to join the Global Education Schools Network Program. The Global Education Schools Network Program (GESNP) develops dynamic communities of learning. This program assists teachers to integrate a global perspective in their classroom practice to address the BOSNSW syllabuses.

Teaching with a global perspective broadens students’ outlook to become active, involved citizens of the global community. Innovative ideas forum - Podcasts. Since 2006, the National Library has been organising Innovative Ideas Forums and Innovative ideas talks, all with the aim of highlighting new ideas of interest to libraries and other cultural institutions. Ed Summers: Innovative Ideas Talks @ NLA Contributor: National Library Publications Date published: Monday, 2 Dec 2013 Duration 51:42 Format: mp3 audio Join Ed Summers, information technology specialist at the Library of Congress and independent developer, as he discusses how the application of information technology in libraries can make collection material accessible to all.

Future Schools. Conference Day One: Thursday, 13 March 2014. Centre for Professional Learning. Syba Academy. Syba Academy. Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre.