Recent Content (professional development)
- From the Tule Lake Segregation Center to the Virtual World Tag: professional development
Opening the Walls of the Classroom and the Boundaries of the Park
Resources in this collection have emerged from a growing partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Writing Project (NWP) designed to bolster connected learning opportunities within the national parks and reach more young visitors and educators.Tag: professional development
Digital Learning for the Younger Set
Across the nation and the political spectrum, Americans are calling for dramatic improvement of public education. At the same time, the country is in an era of scarce funding for new initiatives.Tag: professional development
Finding Time for Increased Professional Development Opportunities at Kenwood Elementary
After returning from ISTE2014, my partner in crime, Minsoo Park and I were fired up. We had gone in not knowing what to expect, but had some clear goals about what we wanted out of the conference. The previous year was our building’s first attempt at beginning to integrate computational thinking and computer science building-wide for all students. Despite tremendous staff buy-in, the struggles were enormous.Tag: professional development
- Social Media and Beyond
- RSVP for We Must Speak: Racial Justice in Education, PHL | 5.30.15 | #BlackSpring #BlackLivesMatter #EduColor Tag: professional development
- Making in the Media Center Tag: professional development
Task Jam 2015
Saturday, January 24th, I had the great privilege to participate with project sites across the country in the Assignments Matter Task Jam (#tasksmatter). The idea behind the day, made possible by the great thinking of Tanya Baker, was to give teachers across the country a day to work on creating assignments that ask students to delve into rich texts and do some kind of writing/creating/making in the process.Tag: professional development
Playing with Open Designs for Professional Learning
At the 2014 NWP Annual Meeting, a group of us participated in a "messing around and geeking out" session on Playing with Open Designs for Professional Learning.
The idea of this session was to think about how connected learning meets professional learning through open play experiences.Tag: professional development
From Professional Development to Professional Practice: The SEEDs of Connected Learning in a High Need Middle School
This collection of resources demonstrates the ways that middle school teachers at a high needs middle school in Eastern North Carolina are transforming their professional learning and teaching practices with Connected Learning frameworks.Tag: professional development
Making a MOOC: What we learned in #CLMOOC
CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience that is open to anyone who is interested in making, creativity, and learning. In it, we designed and engaged in "makes"—creative projects—that tap into our personal (and professional) interests.Tag: professional development
- Start the Conversation: Why Does Digital Writing Matter?
A Global Framework for Teachers' ICT Competencies: the UNESCO ICT Framework
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Participatory Learning and Assessment Network (PLAnet)
Digital knowledge networks are a growing phenomenon, and our students are actively participating in them. We know very little about the places in which our students will use the knowledge they learn in our classrooms.Tag: professional development
#PHLConnectedClassrooms Begins Tomorrow!
Philadelphia as Classroom: An Inquiry into Connected Learning Experiences
For anyone in the Philadelphia area...
Inquiry to Action Groups (ItAGs) bring together educators from around the city to explore topics related to social justice in education, and then create an action connected to what they learned. ItAGs take place over a six to eight week period in February and March.Tag: professional development
Teaching to Learn: Using Technology Purposefully to Support Student Learning
How can technology support hands-on, interactive literacy learning for students and teachers as well?Tag: professional development
You Are the Theory, You Are the Technology in-Action: The CoLab
Grounded in the National Writing Project’s teachers teaching teachers model, the CoLab is a community of diverse and accomplished K – University practicing teacher-researchers conceptualizing our classrooms, schools, districts and learning settings as cultural landscapes for learning. We originate as the Piasa Bluffs Writing Project at SIUE, and are a growing community of NWP sites confabulating, remixing, and, learning from the ways we mash up against each other.Tag: professional development
- Teachers Tweeting Teachers: Building a Community of Practice through Twitter Tag: professional development
Getting Started: Finding a Community
With so many programs and tools, the possibilities for using technology in the classroom seem endless. How do you choose which to use? How do you know where to start?Tag: professional development
Fairfield Hosts Workshop for Bridgeport Teachers
*This article first appeared at News@Fairfield on September 12th, 2013.
For the 65 Bassick High School teachers who gathered in Fairfield University’s Oak Room in late August, it was all about literacy—teaching their students to write, to read, and to communicate clearly, effectively, and reflectively.Tag: professional development
Fairfield University President, Jeffrey P. von Arx, Welcomes Bridgeport Teachers For a Day On Writing
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Edmodo: A Shared Professional Learning Space
One of the questions I encountered while exploring Edmodo was: Can I put all of one student’s responses together to create a portfolio including assignments, responses, and grades? This question was answered when I took some time to explore the website. - NicoleTag: professional development
Just an Update
Oh Snap, it's been a month!? My, oh my, how the time flies. I won't make excuses for myself, I'll just tell you what's going on in my world. There's a lot of stuff, and there's no way I can cover all of it in my scribble of reflections, so if you are looking for more information, comment or contact me!Tag: professional development
Class blogs should be open spaces
The walled discussion board almost feels normal at this point. As a tool, I can understand the use of a discussion board as a community builder and idea incubator. I’m a fan of those concepts.Tag: professional development
Teacher Inquiry: Focusing on Literacy, not Technology
(This is reposted from my blog)
Practitioner Inquiry as Professional Development - August 28, 2012 Webinar
In a recent installment of the connectedlearning.tv webinar series, Bud Hunt and Cindy O’Donnell-Allen facilitated a conversation about teacher inquiry as a method of professional development and questioned whether teacher inquiry practices align with the connected learning model. The weTag: professional development
Communities of Practice for Professional Learning - August 14, 2012 Webinar
We’ve been talking about connected learning quite a lot lately, and I think many of us are starting to get a handle on ways to support the principles of this approach in different types of learning settings -- schools, libraries, makerspaces, home, etc. However, until last week’s connectedlearning.tv webinar, I hadn’t considered what connected learning could look like for adults in the workplace.Tag: professional development
What is the Participatory Learning and Assessment Network?
What is Participatory Assement?Tag: professional development
Join the Network!
How to Participate
- Try a module, or part of on!
- Tell us what you are doing with the module or activity.
- Ask for assistance in remixing a module or activity to work in your classroom.
- Have an idea for a new module? Contact us!
The Modules: Use Them!Tag: professional development
The ideas presented in Because Digital Writing Matters are a rich resource for professional development. The authors of the book, as well as other educators, are using the text to spark conversation about digital writing at local, regional, and national education conferences.Tag: professional development
- Online Book Groups Tag: professional development
History of and Theory Behind the Participatory Assessment Network
HistoryTag: professional development
Teaching in the Digital Writing Workshop
Released in 2009, The Digital Writing Workshop (Heinemann) blends the pedagogical approach of a "writing workshop" with the technical and rhetorical features of "digital writing." This collection features a number of resources related to the concepts presented in the book, many of which feature fellow NWP teachers and examples from their classrooms.Tag: professional development