You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide At the last on-campus Humphrey leadership seminar, the topic was effective ways to successfully lead people through change. A Fellow said something that really resonated with me, “You can keep your beliefs and identity on the inside and adapt to the environment on the outside.” As an immigrant who came to the United States in 2001 when I was 20, I’ve been sitting on two chairs. My English pronunciation is perfect. DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD, by Michelle Manno (2015) Educators can create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, and by bringing their admins on board with this new model, writes Manno. DIY Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning, by Monica Burns (2015) Burns suggests seven online strategies to help teachers take ownership of their professional development, including sane ways to embrace the information-rich Twitter experience, Google Hangouts, and video tutorials. 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture, by Elana Leoni (2014) Edutopia's director of social media strategy and marketing provides tips that administrators can use to create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium. Another great post from Leoni: 5 Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer.
Micro-Credentials: The Future of Professional Learning In 2012 many of us thought massively open online courses (MOOC) would transform higher education. What could be better than free courses from the world’s best professors? MOOCs extended access and created compelling success stories like Luis Tandalla, a college student from Ecuador who took one of the first free online classes in machine learning and won a global data competition a year later. Disappointing course completion rates suggest that DIY HigherEd isn’t for everyone. Free courses are enticing but it turns out that motivation and support are important to most learners. MOOCs and other low cost models will continue to pressure second and third tier HigherEd as, as John Danner puts it, “Mass education is going to be free.”
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Free edTPA Tools Support Teacher Candidates and Programs - the Edthena blog Completing edTPAⓇ is a critical step for many teacher candidates on the path to becoming a fully-certified teacher. But assembling the different artifacts, commentaries, and video clips in an organized way – and then transferring it to the edTPA platform – can be a challenging part of the journey for a candidate. Our daily focus at Edthena is building tools to make using and analyzing video easy, so we wanted to apply that expertise to ensuring that managing video as part of the edTPA process wasn’t a technical challenge for candidates. We believe we have designed a better way to assemble and transfer the required edTPA artifacts for submission for official scoring, and we now offer the Edthena edTPA tools to all programs and candidates at no cost.
8 Classroom Management Tips by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern One of the biggest struggles facing new teachers is figuring out how to effectively manage a classroom. This is very different from teaching–make no mistake about it! Most of us learn how to teach in our teacher education programs. We learn about the curriculum and standards that must be followed. Entrepreneurial Skills - Career Development from MindTool.com The Skills You Need to Build a Great Business © iStockphotoboboling What skills do you need as an entrepreneur? What makes someone a successful entrepreneur? Professional Development for Educators What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix? The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells. What is in each cell?
How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach Peer-to-peer video comments are changing how one district’s teachers think about their practice A new era of professional development is sweeping into districts across the country, and just in time. For many districts, the days of after-school PowerPoint-driven lectures not differentiated by content, expertise, grade-level or delivery, not to mention daylong workshops on an obsolete topic, have recently given way to face-to-face coaching programs and professional learning communities.