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How 3 districts empower teachers as tech leaders

Plans to transition to a digital environment are forming in districts across the country, but the success of those plans largely hinges on one thing: teacher buy-in. Three school district leaders share how they are empowering their teachers to be leaders when it comes to technology use. Panelists included Terry Grier, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District; Dwight Jones, Superintendent in Residence with Discovery Education; and Todd Wirt, the assistant superintendent of academics with the Wake County Public School System. Next page: Supporting teachers as digital transition leaders "Creating a digital learning environment is critical to our children's success," Grier said. "I...

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UND, Whitewater Learning team up for online PD

Whitewater Learning and the University of North Dakota have teamed up to offer a set of online professional development solutions for educators. Teachers and other licensed education professionals throughout…

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Everything you never knew about using Google in the classroom

Did you know you can see all your copy/paste history in Chrome in a click? Bookmark all your browser tabs at once? Create choose your own adventures in…

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Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the…

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True tech integration starts with learning goals

The real challenge in using technology in the classroom is not integrating technology effectively. It's developing a vision for technology use.…

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7 tips for teachers building collaborative, fearless PLNs

Collaboration is a process. Try these best practices for networking with colleagues in your building and around the globe.…

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How to make elementary teachers stronger in STEM

It's no secret elementary teachers are often weakest in STEM. A targeted PD program out of one university may help, according to these school leaders.…

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New PD focuses on dyslexia

Literacy publisher MindPlay has introduced a new professional development program about dyslexia for K-12 teachers and parents. Understanding Dyslexia is an online program that helps teachers identify students who…

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Why overwhelmed educators should stick to these simple tech tools

Tech is shifting faster than teacher training can keep up. The solution is to keep it simple. I recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours in a…

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Turn tech PD into a casual trip to the CAFE with this new model

Every Wednesday from 2:45-6:45, the fresh aroma of “personalized” coffee choices from the Keurig fills the air and our teachers settle into work individually or with their colleagues…

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8 great ways to jumpstart your Google+/Twitter PLN

Twitter and Google+ may not have been designed for educators, but every day thousands of teachers, school leaders, and learners of all sizes take to social media to…

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Upcoming Webinars

Appy Hour: From Strategic to Tactical, Getting The Most Out of Classroom Technology

Appy Hour: From Strategic to Tactical, Getting The Most Out of Classroom Technology

Date: Tuesday, March 24th Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST   This webinar will discuss what to do AFTER the 1:1 rollout happens, and how to…

The Role of Video in Making the Shift to Standards-Aligned ELA Instruction

The Role of Video in Making the Shift to Standards-Aligned ELA Instruction

Date: Tuesday, March 31st Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   Fulfilling the promise of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) requires sustainable implementation support in…

Getting the Most out of Apple with Device Management

Getting the Most out of Apple with Device Management

Date: Thursday, April 2nd Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   Apple devices continue to transform the way teachers teach and students learn. As the digital classroom…

Jenks Public Schools level the playing field with a 1:1 program

Jenks Public Schools level the playing field with a 1:1 program

Date: Wednesday, March 25th,  Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST     In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Paul Goodenough of Jenks School District. Paul…

Archived Webinars

Milpitas Unified School District Shares Results and Advice for Going Google

Milpitas Unified School District Shares Results and Advice for Going Google

Date: Wednesday, March 4th,  Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST   In this webinar hear directly from Chin Song, Director of Technology at Milpitas Unified School…

Going Google across the Globe – McKinnon Secondary College is helping set the pace for EdTech in Australia

Going Google across the Globe – McKinnon Secondary College is helping set the pace for EdTech in Australia

In this webinar, hear about how Google tools are helping transform K-12 classrooms around the globe. McKinnon Secondary College was founded in 1955 and is located in Melbourne, Australia…

Using Video for Professional Learning: Research-Based Strategies

Using Video for Professional Learning: Research-Based Strategies

Date: Wednesday, December 3rd,  Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   Video is quickly gaining ground in K-12 as an effective way to improve teacher practice. However,…

How to be successful with Chromebooks in K-12 education

How to be successful with Chromebooks in K-12 education

Date: Tuesday, February 10th,  Time: 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST     Learn from the experts how Chromebooks are revolutionizing K-12 education. These low cost devices…

Why Culture Matters: Implementing High-Impact Blended Learning Solutions to Promote Academic Achievement among English Language Learners

Why Culture Matters: Implementing High-Impact Blended Learning Solutions to Promote Academic Achievement among English Language Learners

With more than four million English Language Learners (ELL) – and growing – in U.S. schools, districts across the country are struggling to find effective, affordable solutions that…

Casper Focus — Helping Teachers Manage iPads in the Digital Classroom

Casper Focus — Helping Teachers Manage iPads in the Digital Classroom

Unquestionably, the iPad has made learning and teaching more transformational and engaging. JAMF Software’s contribution to supporting the Apple ecosystem enables simple teacher focused tools to gain students’…