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Interview: How Wyoming is reimagining edtech professional learning

02/27/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding, ISTE Certification, professional learning

State leaders, including Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, are learning that access to technology alone doesn’t guarantee improved pedagogy. Access must be matched by efforts…

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New OECD Report Shows Major Gap in Preparing Teachers to Use Technology Effectively

06/19/2019

Topics: ISTE Certification, professional learning, Teacher training

WASHINGTON, DC - Findings from the Teaching and Learning International Survey, coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), released today show that preparing teachers to effectively use technology for learning remains a challenge for countries around the…

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The Perfect Blend

Topics: Curriculum, Education leadership, professional learning

A Practical Guide to Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences

Product code: BLENDE

ISBN: 9781564848451

Expected publication date: 05/2020

Topics: Personalized learning, Online learning, Curriculum

Length: 176…

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Embed the learning sciences into professional learning

06/05/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, professional learning

Have you ever been to a professional learning (PL) session and loved the ideas presented but left thinking, “There is already too much on my plate. How am I ever going to implement this?” As educators we…

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7 ways to create PD webinars that engage your audience

7 ways to create PD webinars that engage your audience

01/14/2020

Topics: ISTE Expert Webinars, Professional development, professional learning

Rose loved the idea of attending webinars, or online professional development (PD) presentations, online. If she watched them live, she could chat with other participants while hearing about new content from national experts. If not, she could tune in later to the archived version, while making…

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Desiree Alexander

5 ways to break through leadership barriers

06/03/2020

Topics: professional learning

Desiree Alexander knows firsthand the barriers that people of color face in breaking into areas that have been traditionally white and male. As a black woman and a former instructional technology supervisor in a large school district in Louisiana, people would approach one of her white male…

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Customize learning with Google Forms

Customize learning with Google Forms

08/31/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards

We know that students do not all learn the same way. Some need a great deal of repetition to learn new material while others can see it once and have it down. Some need absolute quiet to learn while others feel uncomfortable with too much stillness. One might prefer reading while another…

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Show students all the possibilities

Show students all the possibilities

06/26/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Nadia Lopez went to college to become a nurse. But things change, and she instead worked in the private sector for Verizon before becoming an educator.

It was that somewhat twisty path that she says helped her develop a holistic approach to how she sees the world…

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Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

06/25/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

All educators want to create experiences that allow students to use their strengths, do work that makes an impact and become their best selves. You could even say these ideas are the universal teacher vision.

But as educator Katie Martin discovered, it’s hard for…

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Is technology ruining kids?

Is technology ruining kids?

06/24/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

They have trouble concentrating in class. They’d rather Google an answer than memorize it. Their focus constantly shifts from one thing to another so fast it’s hard for adults to keep up.

While it’s easy to label these traits as problematic, David Eagleman sees them differently…

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