professional learning

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy | @mcleod – Education Article

Back in October I blogged that CASTLE and I were launching a 7-day Innovation Academy for school leaders in North Dakota. Generously supported by Ted Dintersmith and in cooperation with the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, the goal was to kick off a three-year investment in leadership capacity-building across the state for future-ready learning, teaching, and schooling. I thought it might be time for a quick update… We are three days into the Innovation Academy, with Day 4 coming up…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Chase Growth, Not Perfection – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Chase Growth, Not Perfection Chase Growth, Not Perfection Perfection is something many people chase after. Educators are no different, but more on this later. In sports, there are only defined scenarios when perfection can be achieved. A pitcher can deliver a perfect game if he or she gives up no hits or walks and the fielders commit no errors. In bowling, a 300-game consisting of all strikes is also a sign of perfection.  Outside of sports, it…

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Nine Faculty Trends to Watch in 2019 – Education Article

By: Eran Ben-Ari In 2018 higher education’s attention was on student activism, debates about safe spaces, and the regulation of for-profit colleges. Faculty members were at the center of many of those conversations and I expect they will continue to be the hub of many of the trends emerging in 2019. To peek ahead, here are nine faculty trends to watch in the coming year. 1. The Revival of the Socratic Method Expect more faculty members to balk at the…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Why Connect? – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Why Connect? Why Connect? I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD’s flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). You can read the article HERE.  Since only snippets of my responses were embedded into the piece I wanted to share the specific questions that were asked and my thoughts on each. As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from…

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