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John Wooden's greatest quotes. Jun 4, staff The life lessons taught by John Wooden have become legend.

John Wooden's greatest quotes

Here's a collection of some of the greatest "Woodenisms. " "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. " Tools Being Talked About 04.11.16.

Personalized Learning

Aspire Public Schools. Go Blended!

Aspire Public Schools

: A Handbook for Blending Technology in Schools by Liz Arney Go Blended! Is authored by Aspire's own Liz Arney and is a practical implementation guide for educators interested in getting blended learning off the ground. Go Blended! Throughout the book teachers with blended learning experience share helpful tips and lesson plans to help educators make purposeful choices in using technology to fulfill students' needs without becoming an end in itself.

In Go Blended! Investigate leadership and staff readiness to "go blended. " Aspire's impressive track record of high performance, along with a growing body of evidence from blended schools across the nation, testifies to the reality that incorporating technology into the classroom can improve student outcomes. Cognitive Computing and Knowledge Management: Sparking Innovation. [The following article is a transcript of a video of Susan Feldman's keynote session at KMWorld 2015 in Washington, DC.

Cognitive Computing and Knowledge Management: Sparking Innovation

View the full session video at the bottom of this page.] Innovation is perhaps the biggest test of a knowledge management system. We're used to capturing information. We're used to locking it down. We're used to accumulating it. Technology in Education: An Overview. Published: February 5, 2016 In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.

Technology in Education: An Overview

—Nick Cote for Education Week Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools. To keep up with what’s changing (and what isn’t), observers must know where to look. There’s the booming ed-tech industry, with corporate titans and small startups alike vying for a slice of an $8 billion-plus yearly market for hardware and software. State and federal lawmakers, meanwhile, have wrestled in recent years with the reality that new technologies also present new challenges. Verb Classroom Furniture & Whiteboards.

Focus on: Integrating Digital Media and Technology in Classrooms. This is a paid advertisement for PBS LearningMedia.

Focus on: Integrating Digital Media and Technology in Classrooms

The content does not necessarily reflect the views of Teaching Channel. How do digital media and technology in the classroom raise student achievement and improve teacher practice? How can educators who are leaders in educational technology be better supported? PBS LearningMedia, was founded on the principle that media could engage, inspire, and educate, answers these questions and many more. The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program is a yearlong, free professional development program designed to foster and grow a community of highly engaged, tech-savvy K-12 educators who use digital media and technology in classrooms to support student learning and achievement.

From the entire group of applicants, a panel of judges will select up to 54 Lead Digital Innovators—one educator from each state throughout the U.S., its territories and the District of Columbia. 5 ways to provide meaningful PD in an hour or less. Lunch and learn This works much like Tech Tuesday, giving teachers a relevant topic or resource during their lunch time.

5 ways to provide meaningful PD in an hour or less

Believe it or not, many teachers are quite willing to volunteer their lunch period to learn about a new topic or instructional strategy. Have participants bring their lunch or order a pizza for those participating. Keep it informal and be sure to share a great resource or lesson idea that teachers can take back to their classroom immediately. Edcamp as district PD Earlier this year our district conducted our first Edcamp and the response among teachers and staff members was overwhelming. ESEA Reauthorization: The Every Student Succeeds Act Explained - Politics K-12. Staff Development.

Instructional Coaching

Growth Through Feedback. One of my favorite parts of being an educator is learning.

Growth Through Feedback

It may sound strange, but I love learning new things and getting better at what I do. It recharges my batteries. Every school year, I begin the year excited to apply something new that I’ve learned. I reflect critically about the things that were successful with my last cohort of students, and which areas left room for growth. I intentionally seek learning opportunities that will support my professional growth in the areas that present a challenge. Growth mindset has been the center of my Getting Better Together project with Teaching Channel. Top 5 Tools for Student-Centered Coaching > Diane Sweeney. We often receive requests for the tools and templates that are featured in Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2010) and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin, 2013).

Top 5 Tools for Student-Centered Coaching > Diane Sweeney

With so many coaches using Google Docs, we thought that we’d share a few links to our favorite tools and templates. Hopefully this will get the new school year started off right. Results-Based Coaching Tool This tool (link) is used to measure the impact of a coaching cycle. It is a big picture summary of the learning that occurred by the students and teacher. Managing Data Across a Coaching Cycle This is a simplified version (link) of the Results-Based Coaching Tool.