Tag Archives: PD

Key questions: Should the requirements for entry to teacher training be raised?

In this podcast (that was shared by Mike Preece), some key points arise about providing learning opportunities across all sociocultural groups in New Zealand…in particular those who are facing socio-economic disadvantages. The link between provision of professional development and shifts … Continue reading

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Jane Tryrell and David Snell opened their presentation with a spotlight on teaching video, which featured teachers talking about how they feel students learn. They also shared a flyer, which comprise the online tools they have developed for staff at … Continue reading

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Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning

Diagram of technology-empowered professional development for teachers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is report you may be interested in (recommended by John S Oliver). It is from a USA-based study (but the tends are likely to have some relevance to you) … Continue reading

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Māori and Pasifika learners: To make change it has to be a tide rather than a wave

ASB Polyfest 2008 Avondale College Samoan Group (Photo credit: Richard Sihamau) Today (22nd August 2012) I was privileged to be a part of a webinar “brought to us by the VPLD project”, discussing some thoughts around working with Maori and … Continue reading

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On choosing the wrong drivers for whole system reform

If you are in any way involved in education, schools, and / or professional development I would highly recommend the following paper as a ‘must read’. (The paper was shared via email by Vince Ham.) Fullan M. (2011). Choosing the … Continue reading

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Understanding the reasons academics use – and don’t use – endorsed learning technologies

Image via WikipediaGregory Kennedy, Deb Jones, Dianne Chambers, and Jon Peacock started their presentation with a wee cartoon that pictured a person in front of a computer that read “either there is an error, or you are too dumb to … Continue reading

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Teaching as inquiry…continuing to learn

Image via Wikipedia Christina Ward facilitated a webinar today – 23rd November (access recording here), which explored the topic of teaching as inquiry. A record number of people registered for the session, and even before the session got underway there was some good … Continue reading

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How do I measure the effects of shifts in my professional practice?

This presentation looks at how self-reflection is positioned in relation to evaluation, feedback, assessment and research (and also looks at possible definitions and purposes). Links to a video and a Prezi around reflective practice as a personal and school-wide activity … Continue reading

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E-pilot – Enhancing students’ literacy with ICT

Image by Getty Images via @daylifeThis Voicethread provides an overview of an e-Pilot  project with eight primary and secondary teachers that focussed on how digital content might assist in meeting the diverse literacy needs of their students. The Voicethread gives … Continue reading

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Online course peer review as a PD process (Stephen Bright at Sharefest)

Stephen Bright opened with some key questions around the case study (funded by ASCILITE). and a wonderfully visual metaphor of the twisted rope and the fibres of the rope twined together make it stronger than the whole of the parts. … Continue reading

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