Tag: professional development

Article Feb, 2018

5 Steps to Creating Truly Engaging Personalized Learning Environments

Keys to student engagement and personalized learning include giving students freedom, tapping into curiosity, not directing, establishing sense of belonging, and giving teachers agency.

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coaching teachers
July, 2017

A District Leader’s Guide to Coaching Teachers

Improving student achievement starts by improving the performance of its teachers. Here are tips to incorporate coaching into professional development.

October, 2016

An Interview with Retired Teacher and PowerSchool Trainer Ted Lindquist on the Teacher Summit Series

We sat down with Ted Lindquist, a retired teacher and enthusiastic trainer at PowerSchool, to pick his brains on PowerSchool’s newest event series: The Teacher Summit. With over 37 years of experience in public education, Ted is passionate about helping teachers improve teaching in practical ways backed by strategy and best practices. A must-read if […]

October, 2016

What Really Is THE Next Big Education Thing?

Guest post from Ken Royal. I wonder what will really be the next big thing in education? I’m preoccupied with the thoughts that for all the appearance of moving forward, we aren’t. Let’s accept the fact that there’s absolutely no hope for education change without using technology, and that the future of education technology for […]

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benefits of prof development
November, 2016

Benefits of Professional Development

When administrators invest in the professional development of their teachers, they are rewarded with a variety of positive outcomes within the classroom and across the entire district.

September, 2016

Overcoming a Not So Perfect Past

Having interviewed many applicants over the years, each with their own story. Here is the advice that I would offer to those with potentially hurtful blemishes in their career record.

Professional Development
August, 2016

Superintendent Round-Up: Professional Development

This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is professional development.

August, 2016

Personalizing Teacher PD: An Instructional Coach Who Created an Award-Winning Program, Q&A Part 3

Make sure to catch Part 1 and Part 2 of this interview series with Justin Lim, the winner of the Innovation in Educational Technology Award, which PowerSchool Learning sponsors. In Part 1, he discusses the class he created and how he incorporated a personalized approach to PD. In Part 2, he discusses some of the challenges. Here, he discusses what happens […]

August, 2016

Personalizing Teacher PD: An Instructional Coach Who Created an Award-Winning Program, Q&A Part 2

Last time, we posted Part 1 of our interview with Justin Lim, winner of Innovation in Educational Technology Award, which PowerSchool Learning sponsors. We introduced him and described the class he created in PowerSchool Learning. Here, he describes some of the challenges in creating teacher PD and how he addresses them. PS: How did you deliver this PD course for […]

August, 2016

Professional Development: The Shift

The idea that educators and their students benefit from on-going professional development can be traced back several decades. Today, it is widely known and accepted that providing teachers with the opportunity to learn new educational skills or techniques can and does improve student learning.

August, 2016

Personalizing Teacher PD: An Instructional Coach Who Created an Award-Winning Program, Q&A Part 1

This is Part 1 of our three-part interview with Justin Lim, an Instructional Coach at Rosemead High School in the El Monte Union High School District (EMUSD) in California. He recently completed the Educational Technology Master’s Program at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), recognized by US News & World Report as one of the top […]

July, 2016

Flow Chart: Are You Ready for 2016-17 School Year?

The universal mark of success is improvement. The only way your school will know if your students and teachers have improved from the year before is if they compare themselves against the previous year’s data. We created a flow chart to assist in making these informed decisions and comparisons throughout the school year.

June, 2016

Constructed Response Questions: U.S. Education is Going “Back to the Future” with Reading and ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic

Veteran educators remember the Three Rs of Education all too well: Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic. No matter what their content area was or is, those three subjects blended into their instruction automatically. Nobody told them what to do or why it was necessary. The key is to provide professional development training for those who work so hard to protect the future, all the heroes of education, also known as teachers.

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