What Makes Professional Development Useful?

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Claire Signorello  

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We're talking about what makes professional development meaningful and useful.  What works? What does not work? Why?

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Blended Learning: How Ready Are We?

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Gerald Aungst 

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What is required to employ a blended-learning model in our schools?  Are we ready? If not, what does it take to get ready?  

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Our Evolving Understanding of School Culture

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Dr. Tony Sinanis

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For many years, educators ignored the impact of school culture. As our understanding of school culture has evolved, so is our thinking about how we can change it.  

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Encouraging Teacher Leadership: What Works, What Does Not

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Janet Avery 

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What is teacher leadership? How does teacher leadership impact student achievement and school culture? How can we support teacher leadership? 

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Substituting Portfolios for Grades: Meaningful Assessment?

Tom Whitby,  Nancy Blair and Leanna Prater

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Can portfolios provide a viable measurement of student learning? How can they displace or support traditional grades? 

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EDWORDS: Latest Professional Development Blog Posts

  • Why Teach?

    Man, it can really stink to be a young person contemplating teaching these days. It's not just that so much of the news about the profession, or tha ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Monday, 16 May 2016
  • The Only Way to Evaluate Professional Development

    This year at the elementary level, the majority of our professional development efforts have focused on Writing Workshop, with the idea that next sc ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Tuesday, 10 May 2016
  • Teacherquestions

    Two Questions Every Educator Should Ask

    Recently, I read an excellent article by Jennifer Gonzales called 5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Unmotivated Students.   In it, sh ...

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    by Suzie Estes
    Monday, 25 April 2016
  • WantPD

    When Teachers Want Professional Development Hours

    A few weeks ago I was notified that a couple of teachers were looking to engage in a book study as part of their required yearly professional develo ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Thursday, 21 April 2016
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    The Path to Teacher Evaluation

    Teacher evaluation, aka accountability, continues to be a topic of wideranging debate. On the one hand, we have lots of folks who call for teacher " ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Tuesday, 19 April 2016
  • jump

    Jump Start Growth

    Recently, a mentor I respect greatly said something that deeply resonated with me. It was as if he said it just for me and me alone. He pu ...

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    by Heidi Veal @VealHeidi
    Monday, 08 February 2016
  • cheesecake

    Cheesecake Factory Professional Development

      The Problem Over the past few months, a few administrators I hold in high regard have talked/tweeted/blogged/bragged about the endless opti ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Sunday, 10 January 2016
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