#EdTech Job-Embedded Teacher Training as Professional Development

#EdTech Job-Embedded Teacher Training as Professional Development

On the Job or Job-Embedded Training   Who hasn’t attended a tech workshop at a conference, been all fired up to implement some of the new ideas, only to have difficulty making them work in the classroom? The closer that a training is to the context, location, and need of the teacher, the more likely that learning will be generalized and extend into actual classroom practice.┬áProfessional development needs to be part of the teacher’s daily…

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Characteristics of Effective #EdTech Teacher Professional Development

Characteristics of Effective #EdTech Teacher Professional Development I’ve been studying over the past two years how to best create, deliver, use, and abuse #EdTech Professional Development in our district. Like anything, sometimes you eat the bear… and sometimes the bear eats you. That’s why there’s this thing called research that people do, and it really helps to inform you of what works and what doesn’t. So hopefully, this little post will share some of what…

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The Importance of Sharing “The Word” on #EdTech

Spreading the message is something that I am extremely passionate about. Encouragement, inspiration, enticement, instruction, and support are the primary tools I use to create change through communication and collaboration. Technology has made the world a very small place, enabling us to readily interact with larger and larger circles of teachers than ever before. I communicate with educators across the globe through social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Google+. This allows me…

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Instructional Coaching with the EdTech Quintet

Instructional Coaching with the EdTech Quintet photo by Oliver Tacke – CC license There are many, many approaches to doing instructional coaching to help teachers leverage technology for learning. I often find that teachers have difficulty coming up with tech activities to use in their daily teaching in a way that makes meaningful connections with curriculum. There are many great models to help guide teachers, including SAMR, TPCK, TIM, etc. Lately, I’ve been using the…

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New Site is up and Running!

Welcome to Edtechspirations by EdTechChris. This site will be a landing page for future blog posts, free edtech teacher lessons and tips, as well as training resources. Please be patient as existing content is being migrated from other sites. For those of you who are just getting to know me, this blog and site specializes in helping teachers implement technology in their curriculum in a meaningful way in order to engage students, challenging them to…

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