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Amy Moynihan

7 PD tips for your instructional technology integration plan

The role of instructional technology in the classroom has steadily increased over the past decade.These advances include the use of computers and tablets in classrooms, over 300,000 K-12 students enrolled in fully online programs in the 2012-2013 school year, and the use of new instructional technological tools – including interactive whiteboards, digital light processing projectors, and digital cameras....

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5 TED Talks to support innovation

Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds.The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers…

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50 top books for teachers

Every teacher will tell you that it's one thing to learn about classroom instruction in a teacher preparation program. It's quite another to be in charge of a…

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A more social form of professional development

The state of Utah has adopted an innovative online platform for its 25,000 teachers that reinvents the notion of how professional development is experienced.

The platform, called…

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5 fresh ways to keep professional development engaging

Teachers operate in complex and lively environments where success depends on their ability to be creative and flexible. As a result, sustainable and meaningful professional development (PD) needs…

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How PD can benefit from international models

While the December 2013 release of the international PISA results prompted U.S. education leaders and policy makers to urge for improvements in teaching and learning, of notable interest…

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6 characteristics of great PD (and great classrooms)

For nearly a dozen years I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I’ve also sat in on many…

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5 resources to help principals excel

School principals juggle a multitude of responsibilities each day, as they attempt to balance building-level tasks with administrative and district-level duties.Now, school leaders have access to a free…

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How can teachers inspire learning? By empowering students

How can today’s teachers inspire their students—and how can technology play a role? These questions were the focus of a unique professional development event held May 10th in…

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Personalized learning: Not just for students

For more than 20 years, educators and ed-tech companies have pursued the promise that personalized instruction can raise student achievement. So why has so little work been done…

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What it takes to be a teacher

My Parisian mother was a teacher for a year as a favor to my private school when their French teacher unexpectedly quit one summer. “Sure, I could teach,”…

Upcoming Webinars

Oakland Unified School District chooses Google for a personalized learning platform

Oakland Unified School District chooses Google for a personalized learning platform

In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from John Krull, Information Technology Officer at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) which is California’s most improved urban school district for the…

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Skills in Demand

Skills in Demand; Uncovering the Common Skills for High Paying, High Growth Jobs of the Near Future School district and state level education leaders are charged with developing and administering educational curricula to best prepare our children and students for their future. Yet there can be tension between a curriculum that develops a "well-rounded" student and a curriculum that helps create a student who is "job or career ready." By analyzing millions of actual job postings and hiring requisitions, research by IDC found that skills and competencies that support a well-developed, civically competent student are the same skills that will be...

Archived Webinars
Enabling the classrooms of tomorrow

Enabling the classrooms of tomorrow

Classrooms are changing and are no longer bound to the traditional physical boundaries. Many students now expect immediate access to information and applications anytime, anywhere for learning and…

Using Google for Education tools to address assessments and the achievement gap at Val Verde District

Using Google for Education tools to address assessments and the achievement gap at Val Verde District

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Val Verde Unified School District, a rural district with 22 schools (and growing) spread out among Moreno Valley, outside of LA. Val…

Google for Education: New Caney Independent School District Embarks on 1:1 with Chromebooks

Google for Education: New Caney Independent School District Embarks on 1:1 with Chromebooks

In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Dustin Hardin, Director of Technology at New Caney Independent School District. You’ll hear about the three year journey New Caney ISD…

The Empowered Learner: The Future History of Education

The Empowered Learner: The Future History of Education

We can finally begin the transformation of teaching and learning in earnest. This conversation is for leaders and educators to create an empowered culture. A culture that delivers…

Going 1:1 with Google for Education: Firsthand Experience with Google Apps and Chromebooks

Going 1:1 with Google for Education: Firsthand Experience with Google Apps and Chromebooks

  Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour   In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Hank Thiele, Assistant…