Tag Archives: Supporting Teachers

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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Not All At Once: Breaking Your Initiative Into Phases

Leading large-scale school change is a challenge. These kinds of initiatives are often complex and include numerous parts and components. Further, the initiative often includes practices educators, the folks responsible for implementing the initiative, have never experienced themselves as learners. … 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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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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Starting to Design a Distributed PD System

A while back, I described our need for a distributed system of professional development (as part of our comprehensive plan to support professional learning, including: workshops and trainings; coaching and formative feedback; educator lesson invention and tryouts; and opportunities for … Continue reading

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How the Phases Help Support Implementation and Teachers

The Phases of Implementation are actually a tool to leverage in support of teachers and the school's or district's implementation of Customized Learning. The components of Customized Learning are certainly not new to schools, but successfully implementing CL depends on … Continue reading

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