School Leadership

What is the Foundation of Effective Professional Development? – Education Article

[Infographic Text] What is the Foundation of Effective PD? Three Research-Based Characteristics of Results-Oriented Professional Development for Educators PD FORMAT: PD Facilitation, Form and Style PD CONTINUITY: PD Length and Recurrence PD PLANNING: PD Design Professional Development Format Active Learning: Just like best practices for instruction, professional learning should be hands-on and engage participants in relevant scenarios and opportunities to apply their learning throughout. Collaboration: Professional development should be collaborative. Every participant has unique experiences and background;… This is only a snippet of a…

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Why Digital Citizenship Is an Educational Imperative – edtechdigest.blog – Education Article

It’s clear that we need some sort of action, but where do we begin? GUEST COLUMN | by Kellie Ady With students accessing the internet on their own devices at all ages and spending significant time outside of school on the web, the topic of digital citizenship is only growing in importance. The sooner districts, along with the broader education community, address and formalize how we approach this topic at scale, the better off students will be in the long…

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Crossing the EdTech Chasm – edtechdigest.blog – Education Article

Why we don’t see the summit from the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Elliott Levine Chromebooks or iPads? Microsoft Office or Gsuite? Laptops or tablets? Detachable or hinged keyboards? Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams? These are constantly debated issues across many school systems this past year. And while these appear to be important issues for many – impassioned arguments that can lead to fundamental disputes for some – they remain shortsighted questions that reveal the reasons why technology continues to…

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Powerful Curriculum Partnerships | Atlas – Education Article

By Sarah Sisco, Curriculum and Professional Development Director at the American International School of Jeddah “You can’t make me.” Maybe that’s a phrase you’ve heard before when implementing new processes and pioneering change in your school. This was the challenge I faced in my first month as the sole curriculum professional in a school with 120 faculty members. Ahead of me, I had the task of leading curriculum development and documentation when I had no evaluative authority over teachers. Far…

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