Learning Network Services for Professional Development

Author: Rob Koper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642009785
Format: PDF
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A "Learning Network" is a community of people who help each other to better understand and handle certain events and concepts in work or life. As a result – and sometimes also as an aim – participating in learning networks stimulates personal development, a better understanding of concepts and events, career development, and employability. "Learning Network Services" are Web services that are designed to facilitate the creation of distributed Learning Networks and to support the participants with various functions for knowledge exchange, social interaction, assessment and competence development in an effective way. The book presents state-of-the-art insights into the field of Learning Networks and Web-based services which can facilitate all kinds of processes within these networks.

Personal Learning Networks

Author: Will Richardson
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781935543275
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Internet now connects us in unprecedented ways. We have access to tools will allow us to build global learning networks where we can pursue our intellectual and creative passions with people around the world. As educators, these networked opportunities present a very big challenge. To prepare students to flourish in this new learning world, schools will need to transform themselves in important ways. Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education is a road map to follow down the path to that transformation. In order to bring these learning networks into classrooms, teachers must first create learning networks of their own. Authors Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli describe a bottom-up progression that can fundamentally change the way schools operate: Understanding the power of these networks Becoming a networked individual Implementing a networked classroom Becoming a networked school Using step-by-step advice and real-world stories, this book aims to narrow the technological divide, put educators on the same footing as students, and provide a recipe for incorporating these tools into every classroom.

Professional Development That Sticks

Author: Fred Ende
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621962
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can we approach professional development in a thoughtful way, keep teachers motivated, and make the process worthwhile? It’s a truth that school leaders can’t deny: teachers tend to think of PD as a distraction from the “real work” of the classroom—as something to get through instead of an opportunity to engage, learn, and grow as professionals. Too often, they’re absolutely right. When PD is packaged as a one-size-fits-all, one-and-done experience, even content that teachers might greet with enthusiasm won’t stay with them for long. It just doesn’t stick. In Professional Development That Sticks, Fred Ende makes the case for a better approach—one that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. Here, school leaders will find a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. Ende’s three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up. In addition, PDL’s Think, Act, and Reflect method ensures your teachers will acquire meaningful, deep, “sticky” learning that lasts.

Professional Development of Chemistry Teachers

Author: Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782627065
Format: PDF, Docs
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Continuous professional development of chemistry teachers is essential for any effective chemistry teaching, due to the evolving nature of the subject matter and its instructional techniques. Professional development aims to keep chemistry teaching up-to-date and to make it more meaningful, more educationally effective, and better aligned to current requirements. Presenting models and examples of professional development for chemistry teachers, from pre-service preparation through to continuous professional development, the authors walk the reader through theory and practice. The authors discuss factors which affect successful professional development, such as workload, availability and time constraints, and consider how we maintain the life-long learning of chemistry teachers. With a solid grounding in the literature and drawing on many examples from the authors' rich experiences, this book enables researchers and educators to better understand teachers' roles in effective chemistry education and the importance of their professional development.

The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks

Author: Lucila Carvalho
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135070180
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks explores the characteristics of productive networked learning situations and, through a series of case studies, identifies some of the key qualities of successful designs. The case studies include networks from a variety of disciplinary and professional fields, including graphic design, chemistry, health care, library science, and teacher education. These learning networks have been implemented in a variety of settings: undergraduate courses in higher education, continuing professional development, and informal networks for creating and sharing knowledge on a particular topic. They are rich in reusable design ideas. The book introduces a framework for analyzing learning networks to show how knowledge, human interaction and physical and digital resources combine in the operation of productive learning networks. The book also argues that learning through interaction in networks has a long history. It combines ideas from architecture, anthropology, archaeology, education, sociology and organizational theory to illustrate and understand networked forms of learning.

The Relevant Educator

Author: Tom Whitby
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483371727
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Professional growth and social media savvy at your fingertips! This information-packed resource from digital experts Anderson and Whitby makes it easy to build a thriving professional network using social media. Easy-to-implement ideas, essential tools, and real-life vignettes help teachers learn to: Find and choose the best social media tools, products, and communities Start and grow a collaborative, high-quality PLN using Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, and more Use social media to enhance 21st Century education Engage in authentic personal and professional learning Includes invaluable resources and an in-depth analysis of the social media landscape. Collaboration has never been easier with this must-have guide!

Unstoppable Learning

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543466
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover proven methods to enhance teaching and learning schoolwide. Identify questions educators should ask to guarantee a positive classroom culture where students learn from each other, not just teachers. Explore ways to adapt learning in response to students’ individual needs, and gain strategies and tools to create clear learning targets, prepare effective lessons, and successfully assess instruction.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

Author: Brad Currie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986155581
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Twitter is a tool that educators can use to connect globally and build their PLNs (Personal/Professional Learning Networks). In this book, Brad, Billy, and Scott give 140 practical tips that educators can use to leverage the power of social media to help their pedagogy. Readers will glean chunks of wisdom from the Twitter experts who brought us #Satchat and inspired thousands of educators worldwide." Sarah Thomas @sarahdateechur. Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George's County, Maryland and Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner."140 Twitter Tips for Educators is the perfect PD for those who don't get Twitter in education. You'll unleash learning and get excited about teaching again, 140 tips at a time. #awesome" --Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher), Mashable "Rockstar" Teacher on Twitter, author: The Cool Cat Teacher Blog and Reinventing Writing, host: Every Classroom Matters. -- from the back cover

The Social Classroom Integrating Social Network Use in Education

Author: Mallia, Gorg
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466649054
Format: PDF, ePub
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As technology is being integrated into educational processes, teachers are searching for new ways to enhance student motivation and learning. Through shared experiences and the results of empirical research, educators can ease social networking sites into instructional usage. The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education collates different viewpoints on how social networking sites can be integrated in education. Highlighting both formal and informal uses of social interaction tools as learning tools, this book will be very useful to all educators, trainers and academic researchers in all aspects of education looking for a theoretical/practical approach to resourceful teaching.

The Connected Educator

Author: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543199
Format: PDF, ePub
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Create a connected learning community through social media and rediscover the power of being a learner first. After uncovering the theories and research behind the significance of learning through collaboration with other educators, the authors show you how to take advantage of technology to improve your own learning and ultimately the learning of your students.