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Professional Development Articles

An Example of What Powerful Professional Learning can Look Like

Jan 30, 2018 jjamison
An Example of What Powerful Professional Learning can Look Like

By Bruce Dixon In the midst of everything else we have currently going at Modern Learners, recently I was lucky enough to set aside time to sit in on one day of the exceptional professional learning program that runs at one of our local schools here in Melbourne. It’s the start of the school year here in Australia, and most schools schedule one or two days of professional learning for all faculty…

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Narrative Language Program in Classrooms

Jan 30, 2018 jjamison
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Narrative Language Program in Classrooms

by Miranda O’Donnell In the summer of 2016, Melissa Perehudoff and I brought in Maryellen Rooney Moreau (creator of the Story Grammar Marker®) to provide a two-day workshop for Student Support Services-School District #23. We were using the Story Grammar Marker® with many students for language therapy so we were really excited to see her in person. Furthermore, I got to invite four teachers (from…

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Teaching in the Machine Age - Webinar

Jan 30, 2018 jjamison

Join us Wednesday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET for our first webinar of the year, to hear from Thomas Arnett, Senior Research Fellow from Clayton Christensen Institute as he discusses how other professions such as engineering and banking, healthcare, and animation, benefit from innovations that simplify and automate some of the tasks of experts, making expert-quality work more widely available. This…

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Why Personalized Learning isn't Personal - Free Webinar

Jan 25, 2018 jjamison

It’s been almost twenty years since I walked into my very own classroom as a first year teacher, and what I remember most is how, despite feeling overwhelmed and so very nervous, I simply wanted to make learning a special experience for every single one of my students. Their personal learning was a priority of mine. Somewhere along the way, this idea of meeting the needs of every child took on a life…

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BCTF Professional Development Newsletter

Jan 23, 2018 jjamison
BCTF Professional Development Newsletter

  Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education (online) Begins January 30, 2018 The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbiawill once again offer the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education, starting January 30, 2018. This is a free six-week course supporting professional and personal learning for advancing Indigenous perspectives…

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