Washington State Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project Google for Education: Training Center We designed our lessons so that every minute you spend on training gets you closer to your professional goals. Professional Growth Lifelong learning is essential to developing yourself as an educator. No matter your level of experience with technology, there's always room to grow. Engage in co-learning with colleagues, immerse yourself in a welcoming community, and discover your leadership potential as an educator. Find lessons on Professional Growth in: Time Savings It's no secret that teachers spend a lot of time on tasks unrelated to student learning. Find lessons on Time Savings in: Student Learning Students are at the center of all we do. Find lessons on Student Learning in:
Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup An educator's and parent's guide to websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials. Getting Started Whether low-tech, high-tech, or somewhere in between, assistive technology and related services play an important role in reducing barriers to learning for students with a variety of special needs and challenges. Listen to parent Jeanne Dwyer, as she discusses her experiences using technology to help her son build independence, in this video from the Maryland State Department of Education: For Educators For general information on assistive technology (AT) and accessible instructional materials (AIM), including relevant federal laws, the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials at CAST provides a helpful outline. For Parents Back to Top Finding Assistive Technology Tips and Tools Need-specific Resources Sensory Impairments Cognitive Differences
Welcome | Madison Elementary School # MUST FOLLOW Twitter Hashtags # Mount Vernon Education Association Free or Low-Cost Resources for PD in Distance Learning from Common Sense Education Get ready for blended or fully remote instruction with these flexible professional development options. With so much uncertainty about the 2020–2021 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic, one fact remains: The skills and resources that reflective, dedicated teachers need to navigate remote, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments are plentiful -- and ever evolving. To help you find the professional development you want and need for the upcoming school year, we've put together a short list of free or low-cost PD opportunities. All the options here provide support for the shift to blended or fully remote instruction as well as for the many other challenges of teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. Pick and choose The following events and resources don't require a huge time commitment, offering choice, flexibility, and many one-off topics and sessions: Global EdTech Academy (free, ongoing through September 6) Teaching Digital Citizenship (free, sign up to access) edWeb (free)
Mobile Learning: 50+ Resources & Tips I believe mobile devices will transform education. This is why I created a free ebook, Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips & Resources with helpful tips and several resources to help support this trend. One reason is because mobile devices are designed in a way that forces the teacher to give control to the learner. When we equip a classroom with iPads, iPods, small tablets, or cellphones the learning is literally put in the hands of the students. The teacher has to facilitate and walk around the room to manage the learning. Below are a list of 50+ Mobile Learning resources & growing! Mobile Learning Free Ebooks Mobile Learning Posts/Presentations I’ve Given Mobile Learning LiveBinder of Resources Mobile Learning Mindmap of Implementation This mindmap is full of case studies, schools, teachers, free ebooks, and more to show real examples of mobile learning at its best.