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What Should Come First? Training or Professional Development?

In education IT, training and professional development don’t always go hand-in-hand Considering the value of corporate educator certifications such as Microsoft Innovative Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator reminds me of an age-old question: “Which came first: the … Continue reading

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Resources to Read or Ponder over the Holidays

Thanks to iNACOL’s Plugged In eNewsletter iNACOL State Policy Frameworks: 5 Critical Issues to Transform K-12 Education Maria Worthen, VP for Federal and State Policy, iNACOL Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL How the Nation’s Capital is Reinventing its Classrooms for … Continue reading

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Useful Papers and Reports from the Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education has several papers and reports that may be of interest to you.  Here are just a few that are a recommended read. What’s New with E-rate and How to Make It Work for You  http://www.centerdigitaled.com/paper/What-s-New-with-E-rate-and-How-to-Make-It-Work-for-You.htmlContinue reading

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Edutopia’s Best Education Posts of 2013

Looking back on 2013, Edutopia has had a fantastic year. With more than 650 blog posts, 6700 comments and thousands of daily interactions with educators on our social media channels, we’re thrilled to be connecting with so many talented and … Continue reading

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Five Musts for Mastery

Getting students to “mastery” implies that they have mastered a concept, have learned everything there is to know about it, and are ready to move on. This definition of mastery doesn’t sit well with me. I’ve studied topics for years … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Make Professional Development More Interesting

Whether you call it professional development, faculty meetings, or in-service days, getting together with your teaching colleagues to meet about school happenings and curriculum can seem sometimes tedious, and for many, plain old not fun. But they’re a necessary part … Continue reading

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Some Resources for your Summer Planning from CompetencyWorks!

June – once the gateway to summertime fun, now a time for planning, professional development and thinking about school design. School design is becoming a critical skill for principals, districts and state policymakers. There are so many design choices involved … Continue reading

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