Professional Development

Episode 80: The Questions I Get Asked


This week I go over some questions I was recently asked by a school district as they get ready to launch there 1:1 program next year. I hear very similar questions all the time, so thought I would just turn my responses into this week’s podcast. Let me know if you agree or disagree with anything I say. Leave a comment on our Flipgrid or reach out to me personally if you’d rather.

Links:

Now booking August Keynote and PD sessions. Will out the contact form here at
sospodcast.org
jeffutecht.com

The Mirage: An in-depth look into teacher professional development and what does and does not work

Andragogy: The adult learning theory

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Episode 57: Rethinking PD for Teachers


As we continue our 1:1 Summer of Fun one of questions always come back to Professional Development for educators and how do we do it right. According to research done by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called “Teachers Know Best: Teachers views on Professional Development” (http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/resource/teachers-know-best-teachers-views-on-professional-development/). Schools are not doing a very good job and most educators feel like PD is a hoop that needs to be jumped through. As educators why are not better at offering PD for our teachers.

In this episode I chat with Tyler Rablin who’s school district is rethinking PD in the face of the Internet and trying to find a way to give teachers more choice and voice in their PD options.

1:1 Summer of Fun links:

Freebie: 30 Days of Free PD email series
http://www.sospodcast.org/30days

Discount: $25 for the course Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
http://www.sospodcast.org/1to1/

Tyler’s Links:

“Teachers Know Best: Teachers views on Professional Development” (http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/resource/teachers-know-best-teachers-views-on-professional-development/)

@Mr_Rablin (https://twitter.com/mr_rablin)

Website: https://teacher-totter.blogspot.com/