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    Archive for the ‘professioonal development’ Category

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    Exploring the Reggio Approach as a new context for teaching practice

    The title of this post is also the title of an incredible professional learning opportunity for educators to be hosted by Sabot at Stony Point, a PK-8 independent school in Richmond, VA. The title is actually a little misleading, as the Reggio Approach is not “new.” A recent piece in The Atlantic does a pretty […]

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    The Coursera Gift Horse?

    On multiple occasions, a friend or family member not in the field of education has asked me for my opinion of Khan Academy. Maybe they saw Sal Khan on 60 Minutes or a teacher has introduced my friend or family member to KA. My response usually goes something like this: “I have a few concerns […]

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    Learn with me this summer?!?!

    I’m pleased and excited to announce that the VCU School of Education is running our first Emerging Technologies Institute this summer. It’s a fully online professional development program for educators. There are six courses available to educators, and each can be taken for university credit and/or for recertification points (non-credit). You can obtain details about […]

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    “To What Effect?” Virtual meeting tonight!

    At Educon 2.4 a couple of months ago, I co-facilitated a session called #chats and #camps: Examining the Impact of Social Media-Fueled PD on Classroom Practice and Student Learning. ┬áThat conversation was driven, partly, by a blog post I had written called “To What Effect?” Tonight, I’ll be hosting a kickoff meeting for a potential […]

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    To what effect?

    This is the question I asked this morning on Twitter. Before I unpack that, though, let me first offer kudos to the many, many educators with whom I interact on Twitter and other forms of social media who have spent many, many hours this summer engaged in both formal and informal professional learning activities. Many […]

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