Tag Archives: Distributed PD

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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Progress on our Professional Learning Project

Like a lot of districts working on large initiatives, we're struggling with how we can provide all the professional development and support our staff needs and how to manage the professional learning. Much of that development and systems work for … 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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Does Technology Improve Learning – No! A Keynote

I recently had the honor of keynoting at the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) conference. My message was that technology alone will not improve learning; only teachers improve learning. But technology can be wonderful tool for teachers and for students under … Continue reading

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iPads, Digital Badges, and Professional Development – Our New Project

Auburn Schools is starting a new project: the Distributed PD Project, working to support teachers leveraging iPads for teaching and learning. The project includes establishing a professional learning curriculum, modules to delver that curriculum and Digital Badges to acknowledge and … Continue reading

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What Can Scouting Teach Us About Proficiency-Based Learning

Scouting does pretty good work with curriculum. I think our Customized Learning work (both for kids and the professional learning for educators) shares many characteristics with theirs: learning is customized; individuals progress at their own pace; they progress by demonstrating … Continue reading

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Is Our Phases of iPad Integration Ready?

(Note: Cross posted to the Distribute PD Project) Last August, one of our Auburn-and-friends work groups developed a draft Phases of Tech integration. We wanted to think about developing teachers’ skills at leveraging iPads for teaching and learning beyond just googling … Continue reading

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