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Moving Between Depth and Complexity Prompts. Depth of Knowledge in the Content Areas. 12 Excellent Professional Learning Podcasts for Teachers and Educators. April 13, 2017 Professional development has never been as readily accessible as it is right now.

12 Excellent Professional Learning Podcasts for Teachers and Educators

Edutopia. Hattie’s analysis of inquiry-based teaching. In his influential book Visible Learning, John Hattie presents his synthesis of over 800 meta-analysis papers of impacts upon student achievement.

Hattie’s analysis of inquiry-based teaching

On a number of occasions teachers and teacher-librarians have told me that when they have advocated for inquiry learning approaches at their school, their senior administrators have not been supportive, citing Hattie’s research as showing that inquiry learning is ineffective. As someone who sees inquiry learning as powerful, higher order, authentic learning, I was dismayed at this news. I decided to examine Hattie’s research. The main purpose of my investigation was to critique the inquiry learning section of Hattie’ book in order to understand the assumptions inherent in his approach to this topic, however it’s also worth summarising the range of critiques of Hattie’s work to provide a background as to the trustworthiness and validity of his research.

The Science of Character: Developing Positive Learning Traits. What are your top five strengths?

The Science of Character: Developing Positive Learning Traits

In the last ten years psychologists have done a lot of research into the character qualities and strengths that help people feel happy and satisfied with their lives. There’s been a similar emphasis on the personality traits that help students succeed in school by remaining engaged and motivated to learn over an extended period of time. Traits like optimism, curiosity, social intelligence, and enthusiasm are just a few of the character traits that have shown to lead to satisfied lives. This eight minute film by Tiffany Shlain and The Moxie Institute Films explores how people can strengthen good character traits by appreciating the positive qualities of others and oneself. It discusses the neuroscience behind a strong character, emphasizing that character is not a fixed quality, but rather something that can grow, change and ultimately improve happiness and satisfaction.

Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset. Education Research Highlights From 2015. 2015 was a great year for education research. fMRI technology gave us new insight into how exercise can improve math ability by changing the structure of children's brains (#13 below).

Education Research Highlights From 2015

We saw how Sesame Street's 40-year history has made an impact on preparing young children for school (#7). Several studies reinforced the importance of social and emotional learning for students (#2, 5, and 9). Two must-read publications were released to help educators understand how students learn (#4 and 11). Here are 15 studies published this year that every educator should know about. 1. Educational Hash Tags. AITSL Teacher Toolkit.

Technology: Practice

Technology: Tools. Synergy. ALISON: Free Online Courses. 9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers. February, 2014 We all love TED talks but because of our time constraints it sometimes become hard to afford 20 minutes of your time to sit and watch one and this is where short TED talks like the ones featured below come in handy.

9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers

This is basically a playlist that the folks in TED have recently compiled featuring some wonderful under 3 minutes talks. I think these could be good thinking prompts and discussion starters to use with your students in class. Enjoy. Content Curation Guide by Robin Good. Robin Good: “In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields.

Content Curation Guide by Robin Good

From news journalism, to content development, to learning and education, ecommerce and tourism, there are plenty of areas that have a common need: to better organize the huge (and growing) amount information they have available, in a way that makes it more effective to be consumed, explored and comprehended by others. content-curation-tools-future-p2-400.jpg Photo credit: 3D colorful abstract by ShutterStock This common, vast growing need for organizing and skillfully presenting information sets, is being addressed by content curation tools that facilitate exactly the task of finding, organizing and presenting in effective ways, sets, streams or collections of content already available out there.

In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields. Download MakeUseOf Guides. Teaching Australian history - EdPod - ABC RN. Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) are pleased to endorse and promote this statement of standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians.

Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians

This statement describes the professional knowledge, skills and commitment demonstrated by teacher librarians working at a level of excellence. It represents the goals to which all Australian teacher librarians should aspire, and provides inspiration for quality teaching and ongoing professional practice. Background The document, Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians, is built upon the professional librarians values and standards of the two professions to which teacher librarians owe their allegiance.

Why a standards document? University of Reddit. Australian Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles – Comparison Guide. Summary and analysis of key differences for organisations April 2013 PDF version1.12 MB Contents Introduction to the Guide The 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replace the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) for organisations from 12 March 2014.

Australian Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles – Comparison Guide

Part 1 of this Guide summarises the key differences between the two sets of principles, including the new obligations that apply to organisations. New evidence for the power of reading. The Sullivan and Brown Reading Study: New evidence for the power of reading, the effect of reading on poverty, and evidence for late intervention.

New evidence for the power of reading

S. Krashen As part of a large ongoing longitudinal study, Sullivan and Brown (2013) studied the performance of several thousand children in the UK on a variety of tests given when they were 16, and analyzed the effect of a number of predictors on their test scores using multivariate techniques. Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning. 1- Expanded Learning Opportunities 2- What is 21st Century Education 3- Educate The Heart 4- Learn to Change, Change to Learn.

Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Kickoff Videos. Sometimes you just need a short, powerful video to start a meeting, an event, or a presentation -- something that really makes everyone sit up straight and start listening. It's the beginning of a brand new year, in the dark and cold of winter, and it seems like the perfect time to offer up some meeting opener videos that will leave you feeling energized and excited. And since they say you only have a few moments to get your audience's attention, almost all of these videos are under five minutes. I'm reluctant to say these are "motivational" or "inspirational," since both words conjure up visions of teamwork seminars, self-help books, and cheesy piano music slideshows, but I dare you to watch a few of these clips and not feel just a little empowered to go out and change the world. Video Playlist: Ten Great Videos to Get People Jazzed About Education Keep watching the player below to see the rest of the playlist, or view it on YouTube.

A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around for a long time. Originally they were your family, relatives and friends, or probably other educators and fellow teachers you work with in the same institution, but now and thanks to the development of web technologies and wireless connections, the concept of PLNs has been expanded to engulf people you have never met before in real world.

Much of the learning nowadays takes place online and via a network of interconnected relations. The official site for Teachmeets in Australia. PLN Starter Kit. Free Online Classes. The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers. 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally. It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more . 2- Discovery Education There is no way that you did not hear about this awesome website. Discovery Education provides high quality, dynamic, digital content to everyone be it a teacher, an administrator,student or even parents. 3- Staff Develop This is another great resource for professional development.It provides articles, books, workshops, and many resources links. 4- Ed Week Ed Week is a also one of the leading websites in education.

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook. Annual Reports Books Back Issues. Melbourne Free University. The Staff Development and Adult Learning Site. Teach Elements Online Professional Development Courses. Teachers Network - Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Resources & Videos for Teachers, Educators & Instructors. The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educators. The Teacher Tap is a free, professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities.

Check out the Project Overview for more information. For a more indepth look at these topics, go to our online courses including: Resources - Getting Smart. Advocacy Partner. Teachers' Domain: Home. Professional Development Resources for Teachers of Grades K-12. Conferences and Workshops for Teachers.