Personalized Learning with Technology: Myths and Misconceptions

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby, and Shawn Thomas


Our discussion on personalized learning revealed a fair amount of confusion. Join us as we look at myths and misconceptions.

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Does Your Professional Development Meet Your Needs?

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby, and Todd Bloch


Apparently, most teachers are dissatisfied with the professional development they received. What can be done to better align PD with teachers' needs?

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Breaking Out of Our Outdated Education System Tied to Archaic Calendar

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby and Shawn Thomas


Join us for a thoughtful and robust discussion about the way the industrial system and the agrarian calendar impact our current educational system.

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Moving from Teacher-Centric Teaching to Student-Centric Learning

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby, and Mark Weston


Moving from teacher-driven classrooms to student-centered learning involve dealing with fixed ideas among teachers, administrators, and students.  How can we best make the transition?

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What Do Most of Us Really Believe About Growth Mindset?

 Nancy Blair, Tom Whitby, and Mark Weston


To what extent do we understand the notion of a growth mindset, and what do we really believe about it?

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EDWORDS: Latest Professional Development Blog Posts

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    Learning Pathways PD: The Gamification of PD

    Spring is here. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing. The weather outside is beautiful. So, what do you think teachers are doing on those be ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Monday, 08 May 2017
  • This Ain't Your Mama's PD!

    Professional development has changed drastically, for the better, since I began my career. Long gone are the days of “sit and get, one size fits all ...

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    Thursday, 03 November 2016
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    by Gillian Judson @perfinker
    Monday, 17 October 2016
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    EVERYONE Is Writing a Book, or EVERYONE Has a Voice?

    Over the past few years the rate at which educational books are being written (mostly by connected educators), has increased rapidly. Thanks to such ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Monday, 03 October 2016
  • This is the Year You Become a Connected Educator. Here's How.

    Does your doctor use leeches? Does your dentist use doorknobs and string? Of course not. If we want medical professionals using contemporary practic ...

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    by Tom Mullaney @TomEMullaney
    Thursday, 01 September 2016
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    An Educator's Social Media Guide

    There’s a lot of talk these days about how worthwhile it is to be a connected educator. I’m one of those people doing that talking. I’m trying me be ...

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    by Aaron Hogan @aaron_hogan
    Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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    Not Born To Teach

    The romantic notion has always been there, and plenty of teachers feed into it-- some people are just born teachers. But the belief in born teacher ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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