Post Tagged with: "professional development"

Competition vs. Cooperation: What Is Better For Our Schools? May 6, 2014 6:41 pm

Competition vs. Cooperation: What Is Better For Our Schools?

Over Easter vacation a few weeks ago, something happened that I can’t get out of my mind. My wife’s family conducted the annual egg hunt for all of the children, ranging in ages from seven to seventeen. The plastic eggs were hidden all over the yard, some filled with candy and others filled with various amounts of money. The kids scrambled all over the yard, screaming with delight as their baskets were filling to the brim. When the hunt was over, they all came inside and emptied their eggs onto the floor, looking over the newly found loot.

Educelerate Twin Cities: Emerging Trends in Professional Development February 12, 2014 9:55 am

Educelerate Twin Cities: Emerging Trends in Professional Development

This guest post was written by Kristen Daniels, an Education Technology Consultant at TIES. She also co-designed and implemented FlippedPD, a model of professional development utilizing digital resources along with a job-embedded coaching model to create personalized professional development for teachers

aRTs Roundtable 47: Thank You, Carol Broos February 5, 2014 9:40 am

aRTs Roundtable 47: Thank You, Carol Broos

This week on the aRTs Roundtable  the group thanks Carol Broos on her contribution to the arts. She retired this week from the Golden Apple Foundation. Tricia, Jennifer, and Brenda talk about how Carol helped and pushed them to share resources at conferences. An interesting talk about to become teacher’s of teachers. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Tricia Fuglestad, Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench  Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

aRTs Roundtable 46: Expanding Your Teacher Reach January 23, 2014 8:10 am

aRTs Roundtable 46: Expanding Your Teacher Reach

This week on the aRTs Roundtable  we discuss how to expand your teacher reach outside the classroom. It starts with our students and their work. The sharing and communicating with other educators on a personal level, leads to many more opportunities for you and your students. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Tricia Fuglestad, Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench  Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

ToolZeit – 5 TEDTalk Playlists for Educator’s Summer Professional Development June 12, 2013 10:00 am

ToolZeit – 5 TEDTalk Playlists for Educator’s Summer Professional Development

About Summer vacation has already begun for many educators in the United States. For some of us we have a few more weeks of school left. Summer is a time when many educators relax and recharge and allow themselves to learn something new. As life-long learners we sometimes look at increasing our knowledge and experience specifically in what we teach or it can be taking on the challenge of learning something new outside of normal, everyday comfort zone. In any […]

Every Escalator Needs a Polka Button: My Time Amongst the Web Folk October 12, 2012 11:00 am

Every Escalator Needs a Polka Button: My Time Amongst the Web Folk

I can’t really say what I was expecting, coming to the Higher Ed Web 2012 Conference in Milwaukee. Left to my own devices, I would never have picked a conference for web professionals. I mean, I’m not one. I work with the web all day, and I can crank out a site using HTML and CSS in a pinch, but it’s not really my job. And yet, this week I found myself wandering the windy streets with a badge around […]

LiTTech #38: Social Media for Professional Development July 11, 2012 11:00 am

LiTTech #38: Social Media for Professional Development

This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie talk with Jessica Olin about using Social Media to meet others in your profession, network, and discover new ideas. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Jessica Olin Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #36: Live from ALA Annual 2012 June 27, 2012 3:00 am

LiTTech #36: Live from ALA Annual 2012

This week on LiTTech: a chance to see the inside of the ALA Annual convention from the attendees themselves. 33 people were kind enough to speak into Emily’s iPhone (usually when they were trying to do something else). Here’s what they had to say! Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: See the show notes for a complete list of everyone who was kind enough to talk to us. Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech Show #30: Virtual 4T Conference Preview May 16, 2012 11:00 am

LiTTech Show #30: Virtual 4T Conference Preview

  This week on LiTTech: Addie and Emily preview the Virtual 4T Conference. It’s this weekend, it’s free, and it’s a great way to get some Continuing Education Credits in your PJs! (Oh, and Emily’s presenting as well. . . .) Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Adrienne Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

EdCeptional #033 – We’re All Still Learning May 8, 2012 7:18 am

EdCeptional #033 – We’re All Still Learning

Tonight we focus on Professional Development. As many of us are preparing to head off into summer shortly we decided to take a look at how we can personally keep up with our own professional/personal development. I fully believe that if you are involved in education that you should be a lifelong learner and willing to learn even on “your own” time     Show Host: Anne Truger (@atruger) Show contributors: Deb Truskey (@debtruskey) Patrick Black (@teachntech00) Here’s our Show Notes!  […]

LiTTech Show #25: Mobile Learning in the Library (Part 2) April 11, 2012 11:00 am

LiTTech Show #25: Mobile Learning in the Library (Part 2)

  This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie continue their conversation with Elisabeth LeBris. This week they talk about how new technology can affect professional development and how to get the teachers over the hump. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Adrienne Matteson, Elisabeth LeBris Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

5 Reflections From My Day Off of School February 21, 2012 6:34 pm

5 Reflections From My Day Off of School

I had Presidents’ Day off from school recently. It’s one of the perks of being a teacher. Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are lots of perks when you are a teacher.  Our day ends at 3pm. No weekend work. Long winter breaks, spring break, and of course, one of the main reasons all educators decide to become a teacher; summer vacation. Are you picking up on my sarcasm? I hope so, because I’m laying it on pretty thick. Actually, my […]

MacReach Show #35: Apps for Professional Development January 12, 2012 10:38 pm

MacReach Show #35: Apps for Professional Development

This week on MacReach: Kelly and I are joined by John Sowash to talk about some fantastic apps for professional development! Show Host: Meg Wilson (@iPodsibiities) Co-Hosts: Kelly Dumont (@KDumont) and John Sowash (@jrsowash) Subscribe to the MacReach Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the EdReach Podcast Feed View the complete show notes here on the EdReach MacReach Wiki to see all the links, resources, and apps discussed in the show!  

Celebrating Failure: It’s About the People, Not the Technology July 24, 2011 1:22 pm

Celebrating Failure: It’s About the People, Not the Technology

What happens when you throw a bunch of Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) in the middle of the Arizona desert for a week of sharing and learning? Some pretty amazing things! It was an absolute honor to be able to attend the ADE Summer Institute with such a phenomenal group of educators. The week-long institute was an opportunity for me to share, learn, and grow in ways I had never imagined. While I left the Institute with loads of valuable ideas […]

Join EdReach at ISTE 2011! June 21, 2011 5:41 pm

Join EdReach at ISTE 2011!

It’s only a few days away, but the EdReach team will be at ISTE (that’s the International Society for Technology in Education- for your newbies) in Philadelphia, PA. The conference starts Sunday, June 26th and runs until Wednesday, the 29th. We’ll be starting out on Saturday, though, at EdubloggerCon, which is a fabulous “unconference” hosted  by Steve Hargadon. EdReach will be live blogging, taking pictures, and catching up with educators from all around the world. Although many of the sessions and […]

A Professional Development Design Concept June 3, 2011 1:33 pm

A Professional Development Design Concept

One of my first tasks in my new position in Forreston is to take a 29′ X 21′ space and turn it into a professional development room for teachers. I was not given a clear budget amount. I was asked to dream it, propose it, and worry about the finances later. So, I fired up my copy of Google SketchUp Pro (Illinois schools and educators have access to a FREE license) and I came up with the design idea at […]

Conferences: What do you take away? February 26, 2011 8:00 am

Conferences: What do you take away?

February is an amazing month for educational technology conferences. It typically starts with the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), then comes the Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC), and this amazing month ends with the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference. Having the opportunity to attend (and present at) two of these three conference this year was amazing. So, with the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) conference just wrapping up and February coming to a close up my thoughts begin turning toward the question: […]