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Long Branch Public Schools in New Jersey allow me the opportunity to conduct action research with the goal of improving student learning by reflecting on teacher practices using video coaching.
To build a truly successful PLN, where you can both contribute and grow professionally, you need to add several key players to your support system. Here are five key people.
When thinking about how to stretch your educational practice, take guidance from yoga, which reminds us to breathe, stretch and meditate in an effort to reach higher.
Achieving digital equity is an ongoing practice in teacher preparation. Here are four things you can do to move toward greater equity.
It's harder for people of color to get a seat at the edtech table. Desiree Alexander offers these four tips to make your voice heard.
Laguna Beach Unified School District in California developed a unique, badge-based professional learning program to engage teachers in PBL through a series of micro-credentials. The Rocket Ready program not only teaches essential tech skills, but it also guides teachers in applying those skills via real-world classroom projects.
A record number of educators attended ISTE 2018 in Chicago.
Bestselling author Andy Weir is no stranger to failure. He didn’t get his big break until he leveraged technology to share his story with an online audience. Gillian King-Cargile of STEM Read sat down with the programmer-turned-writer at ISTE 2018 to discuss problem solving, failure and lifelong learning.
Educator Nadia Lopez tries to cultivate a growth mindset that allows students to see possibilities for themselves.
Michael Cohen and two fellow creative visionaries—Andy Weir, author of The Marian, and educator Katie Martin—shared their thoughts on innovation, technology and the importance of failure with a packed audience at ISTE 2018. Here are some of their insights.
Nadia Lopez, an education leader and founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in New York, says her goal is to broaden children’s horizons and show them what possibilities look like. Lopez will be a keynote speaker at ISTE 2018.
Katie Martin, an education leader, teacher and author, says that the student-centered approach to learning requires an evolution in the role of the educator, a topic she’ll delve into as keynote speaker at ISTE 2018 in Chicago
Science fiction writer Andy Weir, keynote speaker at ISTE 2018, says problem-solving comes into play no matter your profession or the future professions of today’s students.
Why are kids today so difficult to teach? Author and neuroscientist David Eagleman says it's because their brains are wired differently than adults—and that's a good thing.
Neuroscientist and ISTE 2018 keynote speaker David Eagleman doesn’t waver in his belief that creativity can be taught. He says creativity is the most important thing we derive from education because it provides the courage and the skill set to solve new problems.
ISTE Professional Learning Networks have a huge presence at the ISTE Conference & Expo, the biggest edtech PD event of the year. We tapped a few PLN leaders and asked them to share their picks for the best sessions and events related to their topics.
Are you an ISTE Conference & Expo newbie? Then this post is for you. Learn everything you need to know to get ready for the most comprehensive ed tech event in the world.
If you’re eager to get out and enjoy Chicago's sights and sounds during ISTE 2018, we’ve got some tips to get you started.
We take attendee feedback seriously. Take a look at all the innovations at ISTE 2018 thanks to YOUR suggestions on our conference survey.
If you stopped for just five minutes at every booth, it would take 46 hours to conquer the acres of opportunities in the ISTE 2016 Expo Hall. So you might want to plan ahead.
Ushering in large-scale change to a school or district requires a deep cultural shift. That’s why many education leaders choose to send an entire team to the ISTE Conference & Expo to gather ideas and collaborate on solutions.
If you’ve never been to an ISTE conference before, you’ll want to read these tips from educator Steve Wicks who attended his first conference in 2017.
Free time is just as important for creativity and learning as scheduled activities. Here are five places at ISTE 2018 where you can let the learning come to you.
If you are new to the ISTE Conference & Expo, you are in for a surprise! The iconic edtech event will immerse you in things to learn, ideas to share, sights to see and people to meet.
Rowan-Salisbury School District's edtech playground gives teachers access to a curated selection of tools they know will work on the district’s networks and also encourages them to get involved in choosing technology for their classrooms — something 60 percent of teachers believe they should have but only 38 percent actually do.
UDL is also an excellent framework to guide your professional learning, helping you move from one-size-fits-all PD to professional learning designed by you, recognizing your — and your students’ — variable strengths and needs.
Find out how ISTE Professional Learning Networks can help you improve your teaching and boost your career.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.
Do your teachers dread their professional development days? Inspire enthusiasm by giving them a choice and a part to play in a collaborative districtwide edcamp.
Reaching beyond school walls opens up a world of vibrant learning communities in which educators share ideas and propel each other to grow.
Twitter offers great opportunities for educators to share, collaborate and find great ideas!
It's never been easier to listen to podcasts on the go, and the number of quality edtech podcasts is growing all the time. Here are 16 educator-recommended podcasts sure to enhance your PD.
If attending the ISTE Conference & Expo feels out of reach financially, don’t worry. With a bit of strategy and planning, ISTE 2018, June 24-27 in Chicago, won’t break the bank.
Educators should be just as aware of their online presence as they tell students to be. Here are 9 tips to help educators create a positive digital footprint.
A look at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for teacher professional development.
Good tech PD can be difficult to pull off. If you want to make it engaging, convenient and memorable, organize a districtwide conference.
The best online courses create opportunities for students to explore and find information, and then figure out how to use it and apply it.
These four tools will help edtech coaches improve efficiency and productivity.
Turn day-long edtech professional development into an edcamp – an educator-driven, educator-led gathering where participants share ideas, practices and strategies.
Think Snapchat is a social media app for teens? Think again! This school administrator thinks Snapchat may be the best app ever created to help educators share their stories.
Looking for high-quality PD? These four resources have been vetted by ISTE Seal of Alignment reviewers so you know they're based in the ISTE Standards.
With Game Day, educators offer students a learning activity they'll love and a professional development session that demonstrates how to use games as instructional tools.
Edchats and edcamps got started when a few people began sharing ideas with each other and decided to expand the audience. Today, both edchats and edcamps are held globally and participants aren’t hesitating to tweak them to fit their own needs (and time zones).
This three-step curriculum planning process allows teachers to create artifacts, evaluate resources and analyze processes related to learning and teaching as laid out in the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and the ISTE Standards for Teachers.
Join the ISTE Professional Learning Networks for a global multilingual Twitter chat on the educational benefits of gaming.
Just as classroom educators seek to extend the domain of learning outside the classroom, leaders must strive to make professional learning an ongoing, ubiquitous experience for educators.
While we have more communication tools than ever, it’s become increasingly difficult to make sure our messages get through to our desired targets. Close the teacher communication gap with these five tips.
Teachers and administrators alike consistently rue the lack of time they have for the professional development they need to use digital age learning tools to their full potential. Make the most of the time you have by fitting a little PD in every day.
ISTE 2015 Iron Chef event challenges educators to create innovative professional development ideas.
ITPD3 is a professional development approach that uses tutorials, small-group face-to-face sessions and resource ebooks to keep ed tech PD flexible and accessible.
Creating your own webinars are a great way to offer flexible PD. Follow these seven steps to produce interactive webinars that improve not only the level of webinar engagement but also the level of engagement with the material and, by extension, pedagogy in the classroom.
In this video, ISTE 2015 presenters share their top ed tech coaching tips for optimizing time and achieving positive and successful tech integration.
ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association collaborated on a series of resources designed to help prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.