Recently I spoke at ISTE and wrote about how we need to take back our PD. One of the things I mentioned that has been getting quite a few follow up questions is the idea of Teacher IEPs, aka Individual EXPLORATION Plans. So here is a quick blog post about the concept, and how to make it your own!
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July 15, 2014
July 12, 2014
Recently I gave an Ignite talk at ISTE. Afterward, folks wanted to know where they could review some of the ideas I had mentioned. So... I went through my slides and tried to type out basically what I said for you below! Here it is (approximately), with the slides. (Side Note: I hope to turn this into a longer presentation someday! Because... I love PD!)
July 08, 2014
Too many leaders view change as an act of replacing one thing for another or an act to incorporate something new in an existing system. It takes courage to look in the mirror and ask if we can see and understand what needs to change and if we know how to lead others through the process.
July 03, 2014
When it comes to professional learning and building relationships in schools, we should not have the "Do as I say, not as I do" philosophy.
July 02, 2014
Educational psychologist Daniel Willingham offers some tips (mostly for parents, but useful to educators as well) on getting kids to read this summer.
July 01, 2014
If you're not out in the streets celebrating America's World Cup win over Belgium, join us for a chat on differentiated instruction.
June 26, 2014
Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education conference begins with news of a new technology certification for "Professional Learning Leaders."
June 23, 2014
A district-developed Web 2.0 tool to help teachers share ideas and resources has not been effectively used by New York City teachers, according to an independent evaluation.
June 23, 2014
The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards is looking for ways to recognize the school leaders who completed its rigorous pilot- and field-tests of advanced certification for principals.
June 19, 2014
It's Summer! Hooray! Time for sun, family, fun and... conferences! Whether you're going to a huge event like ISTE or a smaller district PD, conferences can either be an amazing, inspiring experience or an overwhelming cyclone of information. Below are some tips for making the most of these events so you leave with real ideas that you will actually use.