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How to Connect With Other Teachers in the Social Age In the 2012 Primary Sources Survey conducted by Scholastic and The Gates Foundation, teacher respondents claimed to spend only about 4% of each day collaborating with colleagues, while 44% of teachers surveyed responded that they would like that collaboration time to increase. Traditionally, the teaching profession has been an isolating one—if you’re not spending every minute at school teaching classes, tutoring during your breaks, or covering someone else’s class, then you’re likely spending that time disciplining, administrating testing, or scrambling to the microwave to reheat leftovers during your 15-minute lunch break. In addition, as state and district mandates swing from one end of the pendulum to the other, teachers are so completely overwhelmed with trying to follow all of the rules that they are left with no time to develop themselves and their practices.

Systems Thinking Resources Concepts and Frameworks The Five Learning Disciplines Developed by renowned systems thinker Peter Senge, these five disciplines each enhance the ability of a person or organization to use learning effectively. Guidelines for Oral Presentations Presentations are brief discussions of a focused topic delivered to a group of listeners in order to impart knowledge or to stimulate discussion. They are similar to short papers with an introduction, main body and conclusion. The ability to give brief presentations is a learned skill and one that is called on frequently in the workplace.

Teach Systems Thinking Hide Caption Researchers from NASA Goddard’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office ran a simulation of the atmosphere that captured how winds whip aerosols around the world. Such simulations allow scientists to better understand how these tiny particulates travel in the atmosphere and influence weather and climate.

20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark In our own, considered, humble opinion, we have an awesome blog that every eLearning professional should read. But sometimes we like to see what our colleagues are doing, which means taking a look at the multitude of eLearning knowledge that exists all over the web. In no particular order, here are 20 blogs that you simply must bookmark and read on a consistent basis: 1. eLearning Industry This website publishes original eLearning content with 360 authors and more than 90 original articles published per month. 2.

Learn More Our vision is simple! To provide an innovative form of professional development for educators in order to improve job satisfaction, increase workforce retention, and impact student learning. Executive Director, Edcamp Foundation and Founding Edcamp Board Member Director of Learning at Slack and Founding Edcamp Board Member CEO eduClipper and Edcamp Board Member Executive Director, Vincera Foundation and Edcamp Board Member

Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources? On Monday 3 October, at the #OpenDataLDN meet-up, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation, I sat in a group led by Javiera Atenas, an academic at the University of Hertfordshire, on open educational resources (OER) and marvelled at the number of tools that existed to facilitate resource sharing. The event was organised as an opportunity to discuss ideas and developments around open data and open knowledge projects – ranging from open governance to data journalism. MIT's open courseware was lauded as an exceptional example of openness but there were also homegrown tools available such as the University of Nottingham's Xpert repository or, a site set up to enable teachers to find, share and discuss teaching resources, across all of the UK's HE and FE communities.

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Wednesday, June 21st through Friday, June 23rd, 2017 ReDesignEdu is a 3-day experience (June 21st - June 23rd] in which K-12 teachers learn Design Thinking by doing Design Thinking. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to think and act as a designer to solve problems in key areas of education. UDL/Differentiated Instruction - SPED Strategies and Resources Differentiated instruction (DI) is a process by which teachers get to know their students so that they can accommodate them in learning. The term Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework used for education purposes that provides flexibility and decreases barriers in learning environments. This is done by providing a variety of ways for students to access, engage, and respond to content. While DI and UDL are similar, they are not the same thing.

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator We all know that education budgets are getting cut more and more, and that meaningful professional-development opportunities have unfortunately become a bit of an oxymoron in education. Not only can being a "connected educator" help change that, but it can also provide you with ongoing inspiration and support. I'd even go as far to argue that being connected will be the most impactful thing you can do in your career. So with all of that said, I'd like to provide you with these ten tips on how you can get connected -- starting tomorrow. 1. Xpert Back to main page Submit a link Subscribe to RSS About Xpert Labs Currently searching 418912 resources. School Leaders - Microsoft Education Learn to lead education transformation Five on-demand courses are designed to help guide K-12 education school principals and headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of education transformation. Registration is open for new school leader online courses with edX. On-demand courses from edX and Microsoft These on-demand courses are designed to include the latest research, current technologies, and proven approaches to learning design from three top universities.

Workshops for Educators - Technology in Education Experience the innovative technology in education found at the Google Teacher Academy. The CUE Google Workshop for Educators is now available to any educational institution. Incorporating web-based technology in education has never been easier. Now from only $120 per teacher per day*

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