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What is Lesson Study? Critical Friends: Looking at Student Work. Looking Collaboratively at Student Work: An Essential Toolkit. Siderbars:Some Guidelines for Learning from Student Work The Collaborative Assessment Conference The Tuning Protocol: A Process for Reflection on Teacher and Student Work The Primary Language Record & The California Learning Record The 'External Review' of Portfolios and Exhibitions Making the Whole Student Visible: The Descriptive Review of a Child Surfacing the "Opportunity to Demonstrate" Factor Sampling a "Vertical Slice" of Student WorkWhat to Look for in Student Work: Some Standards for 'Authenticity' Examining Student Work: A Constructivist Protocol For More Information Looking closely together at student work can unveil a treasure trove of insights to guide school communities as they reflect on their purpose, assess their progress, and plan strategies for reaching all children better.

Looking Collaboratively at Student Work: An Essential Toolkit

It's scary work, though, and respectful protocols can help. In the two years after their nine-month-long project, the death rate among their patients fell by an astonishing 25 percent. How To Improve Your Teaching With Video. How PD can benefit from international models. From her studies, Grant and her colleagues discovered that in China, teachers have about 24 hours of planning time per week, but in the U.S., teachers have only about 5 hours.

How PD can benefit from international models

Student Teacher Blogging. My pre-service teachers spend about 20 hours doing observations in a local school, and I invite them (require them) to blog about their experiences.

Student Teacher Blogging

Like many things in education, the blogging requirement in my classes was not the result of carefully-crafted foresight. My course is designated a writing-intensive course at MIT, which means that students have to write and revise at least 20 pages of text throughout the semester. Since I don't need them to do a longer research essay, I have them do four shorter pieces of writing throughout the semester. If I were designing a teacher education program from scratch, I wouldn't have necessarily thought, "I bet the best way to evaluate student competencies as they develop a deeper understanding of teaching and education would be through four five-page papers.

" But, as I explain to students, every teacher operates under constraints set by larger institutions that can seem arbitrary, and often the best thing to do is make the best of them. EduSlam. Teachers: Finished products or works in progress? Top performers in any field have one common characteristic: they are always trying to get better.

Teachers: Finished products or works in progress?

If given a box to check on whether they are “finished products” or “works in progress,” they would check the latter. Carol Dweck’s research would refer to this difference as a fixed and growth mindset. These top performers accept and embrace performing before an audience because most of their real work is not done in the spotlight; it is done in practice and rehearsal. From isolation to improvement: Rethinking peer observation.

Teaching is an isolating profession — we have so few opportunities to collaborate and learn from one another.

From isolation to improvement: Rethinking peer observation

Peer observation has long held the promise of helping teachers overcome professional isolation and improve their satisfaction. But it has struggled to gain momentum because we traditionally perform it upside down. At least three challenges impede the usefulness of peer observation as we know it. The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM): A Model for Change in Individuals. Reprinted with permission from the chapter entitled " Professional Development for Science Education: A Critical and Immediate Challenge," by Susan Loucks-Horsley.

The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM): A Model for Change in Individuals

National Standards & the Science Curriculum, edited by Rodger Bybee of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1996. For more information call 1-800-KH-BOOKS (542-6657). Another framework that has implications for the practices of professional development acknowledges that learning brings change, and supporting people in change is critical for learning to "take hold. " One model for change in individuals, the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, applies to anyone experiencing change, that is, policy makers, teachers, parents, students (Hall & Hord, 1987; Hord, Rutherford, Huling-Austin, & Hall, 1987; Loucks-Horsley & Stiegelbauer, 1991).

The concerns model identifies and provides ways to assess seven stages of concern, which are displayed in Table 3. 3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development. Professional Development | Viewpoint 3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development By Meg Ormiston06/21/12.

3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development

Open your classroom door to be better. It's May.

Open your classroom door to be better

It's spring in Colorado. My 6th graders are starting to sound, smell, and act like ... 7th graders. Sunshine and storms trade places depending on the day, so outdoor recess is not a given. Energy is high and motivation is a struggle. Summer is just around the corner and weeks, days, and hours away. Show and Tell PD: Building Our Passion for Independent Learning. With the rise of MOOCs, Edupunks, and other radically transformative notations of school, I hear a lot of talk about building capacities for independent learning in our students.

Show and Tell PD: Building Our Passion for Independent Learning - Teacher Professional Development. The Science of Teaching Science. Workshop 1.

The Science of Teaching Science

Preparing To Teach Science (90 min.) Most K-8 teachers have not had many science and math courses and often feel as though they didn't get much out of the courses they did have. How can they be expected to teach science topics for meaningful understanding when they themselves are not sure they understand the topics? We'll look at a variety of strategies teachers use to learn as much as possible about a science topic before they teach it. Workshop 2. Book: Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement. About the Authors CHERYL JAMES-WARD earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University Dominguez Hills, and a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California.

She has served as both a principal and supervisor of schools for the Long Beach Unified School District. James-Ward is currently an assistant professor at San Diego State University and a leadership coach. Since 2003, she has coached more than 20 principals and assistant superintendents in districts throughout California. Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation.

ShipIt Days - 24 hours to deliver projects. Umm, so what's a ShipIt? Anything can be a ShipIt. We see everything from practical to inspiring, simple to insane, technical to non-technical. JIRA Service Desk Andreas, Nick, Mike, Ross, and Scott spent 24 hours hacking together a simpler portal to create JIRA issues. Say hello to JIRA Service Desk. Better bulbs Luke and Jeffy replaced all the hot, energy ineffecient light bulbs in the "phone booth" rooms. Extermination. 21st Century Collaborative.

What’s different about this book? The Connected Educator is about Learner first, educator secondConnected Learning Communities – the next generation of professional learning communitiesDo It Yourself professional developmentBecoming a connected learner The time has come to reject incremental change and to radically transform education to fully prepare students for life in the 21st century. The Connected Educator is about the need for teachers in the Digital Age to exploit the transformative potential of emerging technologies on behalf of their students and their own professional growth. In the professional development model we describe, teachers and school leaders work together in local and global networks, connecting, collaborating and harvesting knowledge they apply in their schools and classrooms.

Through their participation in Connected Learning Communities, educators develop shared visions, common goals, and beliefs around principled change. Webinars. A collection of free virtual broadcasts, including upcoming and on-demand webinars. Browse our premium webinars here. For advanced learning for you or your entire team, browse our PD Toolkit. All webinars are accessible for a limited time after the original live streaming date. Participation certificates are not provided, but live viewers receive a post-event confirmation email. Market Brief Premium Webinar. Coach's Menu - Google Forms.