featured Twelve Rules for Classroom Heroes
Katrina Fried is the author of a coffee table book, American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom. The book is a visual celebration of teachers across our nation, featuring fifty incredible educators from across the nation with full-page photos of the teacher and students. You can read more about the book at this site: http://www.welcomebooks.com/americanteacher/index.html
personal learning networks
Periodically throughout the school year teachers will be provided time to explore and construct their personal learning environment. These times will occur on Tuesday's and will be a combination of team collaboration share outs, and individual course selection using a variety of online learning resources.
Teachers participating in online courses, team in services, or in the project based pilot project will need to complete an online learning review form to evaluate and share their professional learning goals. The online learning resources will be tied to iTunes U along with links to professional learning websites. Professional development resource links provided below will hopefully grow overtime as teachers explore, review and make recommendations for additional courses.
When visiting iTunes U, you can easily search, download, and play audio and video content, with accessible PDF transcripts of the many teaching and learning resources also available. You can download lectures, interviews, and podcasts that can be played on your computer or any other mobile device of choice, encouraging the practice of learning to be free from the constraints of time or place.
Digital Learning Day is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country. The inaugural Digital Learning Day boasted tens of thousands of teachers representing nearly 2 million students. The second annual Digital Learning Day is gaining momentum with ongoing activities, ideas, and collaboration opportunities leading up to February 6, 2013.
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes
to download and subscribe to iTunes U collections.
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to iTunes U collections
U.S. History Boot Camp
by Mississippi Department of Education
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To subscribe to an iTunes U course, click View in iTunes.
Professional development websites
Education Week Teacher PD Sourcebook: This sourcebook is filled with amazing resources for teachers, including great articles, a directory of useful sites, and links to PD events
Educators Professional Development: EPD bills itself as “professional development for teachers, by teachers” and that’s just what you’ll find here. Listings for local events, conferences, and a monthly newsletter can help you stay in the loop.
Staffdevelop.org: This simple site offers teachers articles, books, resource links, and information about professional development workshops.
Education World: Education World has a large professional development section on their site, packed with articles, interviews, reviews, and other helpful tools for educators.
Read Write Think: Learn about conventions, read publications, and network with other teachers through the professional development tools offered by this great website.
Getting Smart: Through the Getting Smart website, teachers and librarians can learn more about high-tech learning and innovative ideas in education.
Common Sense Media: On the Common Sense Media site, teachers can take advantage of curriculum training videos that touch on a number of key educational topics.
Please complete the online personal learning form
To access this Professional Development survey form you must be logged in to the USD 443 Google Domain. Teachers' participating in online courses, team in services, or in the project based pilot project will need to complete an online learning review form to evaluate and share their professional learning goals.