In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

The iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program was announced Thursday, Oct. 15, by ACTEM and the Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team. What if schools and teachers had support for professional learning that met their needs and was on their own terms? This is the kind of support iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credential Program is designed to provide. ILearnMaine was announced … More In Support of Teachers: First State Micro-credential Initiative

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

Having a good network of other educators interested in the same topics and issues you are is a strong approach to powering your professional learning. Twitter and other social media can help feed that learning and build your network. Principal Matt Renwick writes about how Twitter can be overwhelming, but smart use of Twitter, and … More How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

Rethinking Professional Development to be Proficiency-Based

It is interesting to collaborate with other districts and education initiatives, and hear frustrations about how much they have invested in professional development – how many sessions they have provided – and how it has resulted in very little change in practice. Perhaps it is because our thinking about professional development has been incomplete. Sometimes folks say … More Rethinking Professional Development to be Proficiency-Based