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Training v Facilitation. Ever taken part in any professional development?

Training v Facilitation

Was it a course? A workshop? A seminar? Maybe a conference? You know the type of thing where a trainer or speaker stands on the stage, you watch their Power Point presentation and you listen to what they tell you - about how they’ve been there, done that, written the book, been in the video? And you felt………? So you come away full of their tips and ideas, of all the stuff that they’ve done to make them an expert in their field. What if you could do some professional development that is actually designed for the people listening?

What if they work with you to help you understand that you already have the answers, you just haven’t realised it yet? What if they enable you to have that light bulb moment? You remember that moment, don’t you? How does that make you feel? And more importantly, how will it make your staff feel? And what difference will it make? Joyce Matthews. Springboard Media Education Channel. Steve Hargadon. Dr. Doug Green. The EdAdmin Minute - A New Podcast For The Busy School Administrator. Apple - iOS EdApps Just got a little present of an email from Apple today: Dear Podcast Provider, Podcasts on iTunes Store are now available through Podcasts app, the easiest way to discover, subscribe to and play your favorite podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Features: Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app Explore hundreds of thousands of podcasts including shows in over 40 languages Try the innovative new Top Stations feature to find new podcast series in [...]

Read more → Open Letters SummerEd The summer months for students and teachers brings rest, relaxation, and reflection. Professional Development In everyday life, the Google Voice service is a way to combine all your numbers into one and to conveniently receive voice messages. Reach-Sources As much as we like to think that every teacher is using RSS Readers and Twitter to get innovative news and working to build their Professional Learning Network, this is just not the case for many teachers- yet.

TeachersFirst: The web resource by teachers, for teachers. Mrhooker: Here's the #SchoolCIO movi... 50 Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers. 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 Today, every teacher needs to be in charge of his or her own professional development, if for no other reason than district budgets require everyone to be so much more creative.

3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development

However, there needs to be a balance between the formal and informal. Formal professional development would be workshops, conferences, and college classes. Watch and learn...everyday Attending a conference or a workshop outside the district is a great way to broaden your exposure to new theories and methods as well as to network with other people but, in most cases, there is a cost associated with formal learning opportunities, as well as a need to miss a day of instruction with students. Between the formal professional development sessions, each professional educator needs to seek professional development each day. YouTube is a great place to start. Blogstitute Week 1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing.

June 25th, 2012 We are excited to kick off our Summer Blogstitute series with a post by Mark Overmeyer, author of When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working and What Student Writing Teaches Us and the DVD on conferring How Can I Support You?

Blogstitute Week 1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing

Mark has written many times for the Stenhouse blog and in this post he explores how the language we use in writing workshop turns an assignment into a treasured opportunity to write, and a student into a writer. Be sure to leave your comments and questions! Three lucky commenters during the blogstitute will receive a package of five books of their choice. You can also receive 20% off plus free shipping on all books and videos by blogstitute authors. Youpd. Learn. CASES*