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Distributed PD Project

Distributed PD – Getting Teachers the Support They Need When They Need It

So you’re implementing one (or more!) school change initiatives… But what do you do when you hardly have any “everyone in the same room” professional development time available, and you don’t have enough tech integrators or learning coaches to go around, and … Continue reading

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Reframing Professional Development (Again)

Professional Development is more than just workshops, readings, and online courses. So what is it? And why am I dissatisfied with PD being reduced to these usual components? I think I have rewritten (and rethought) this post more than any … Continue reading

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The (New) Evolving Face of Professional Development

We’ve been thinking a lot lately about professional development.  We’re working on a comprehensive project to define a professional learning curriculum related to our strategic initiatives (Customized Learning, Tech for Learning, etc), build modules and professional learning playlists around those learning … Continue reading

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We Don’t Want Just Any PD, and Badges Are More Than Patches

We’re working on a project to get more professional development to more teachers as they need it. Two pieces that we mention frequently are reusable learning objects (including online modules) and digital badges. We do that, in part, because they … Continue reading

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Not All at Once – Phases of Implementing Technology for Learning

When working to implement complex initiatives (like technology integration, or Customized Learning), we want to support our educators by not dropping it  on them all at once.  Toward that end, we try to define a productive sequence or set of phases … Continue reading

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Notes from Open Badge Forum

One aspect of our Distributed PD Project is credentialing: thinking about how we might acknowledge what teachers know and can do and giving them “credit” for the new things they are learning. One way we’re looking to do this is … Continue reading

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10 Professional Learning Curriculum Buckets for Teaching and Learning with Tech

(Note: This is cross posted at the Distributed PD Project, where Auburn School Department, and friends, are rethinking how we can provide training and support to teachers.) As we think about our teachers becoming highly skilled at teaching and learning … Continue reading

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