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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 friend’s classroom. I introduced her students to technology applications that would engage them in “showing what they know” at different points in their learning. Having worked with this teacher for many years, I had always considered her a technology pioneer. So it came as something of a surprise when, planning for our time together, she confided in me that she no longer felt empowered by technology so much as overwhelmed by it. Looking...

Professional Development (PD)
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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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7 steps to creating PLCs teachers want to use

At my district, the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, we have found that changing the way we think about teacher training not only benefits staff developers and…

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The when, why and how of PD for iPads

ipad-pdType “professional development for teachers” into any search engine and numerous results fill the computer screen. Type in “professional development for iPads” and the results are more narrow…

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A tool in hand is worth… nothing without proper PD

Imagine what would happen if hospital leaders announced to surgeons late on a Friday afternoon that when they came to work on Monday they would no longer be…

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10 ways to revolutionize PD for the digital age

Odigital-pdver the past 6-8 years we have seen a supersonic advancement in public schools and the way our teachers now must teach. This has hit education like a…

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Amplify launches personalized PD service

A new professional development (PD) system from Amplify aims to personalize PD for educators using smart technology. Professional Learning Maps will break from the one-size-fits-all approach offered by most…

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ED proposes more transparency in teacher prep

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing regulations, including more transparency and real-time feedback, to help ensure teacher training programs are preparing educators who are ready to succeed…

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Chicago expands instructional services for educators

Teachscape has been selected by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as an approved provider of instructional services aligned to the district’s REACH Framework for Teaching. By using Teachscape Focus…

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4 strategies to build strong teacher leadership

School leaders take on many forms, including students, support staff, and teachers. Building strong teacher leaders helps support a positive and high-achieving school culture, and one of the…

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Teacher Academies are offered as a one-day workshop giving educators an opportunity to choose from a selection of twelve impactful topics that support teaching and learning in the…

Upcoming 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…

Archived Webinars

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’…

Best Practices for Implementing Online and Blended Learning in K–12 School Districts

Best Practices for Implementing Online and Blended Learning in K–12 School Districts

An increasing number of schools and school districts are implementing online and blended learning to help boost graduation rates; address academic shortfalls across multiple student populations; expand their…