If we don’t want MLTI thought of as a “Massive Failure,” this post outlines the four things that schools can do to change that perception. … More MLTI is a Massive Failure: What We Can Do
What if we could bring professional development to your school (that you have already paid for!) around these instructional practices? Would it help with your proficiency-based learning and teacher effectiveness work? … More Would This Help With Proficiency-based Learning and Teacher Effectiveness?
How a Plain English Instructional Model provides an opportunity for typical teachers to expand their thinking and skill around instruction. … More The Advantages of a Plain English Instructional Model
A Plain English instructional model provides a framework around which educators and school leaders can discuss teaching and learning and the role of technology in pedagogy and instruction. … More A Plain English Instructional Model
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
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
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