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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, is a longtime leader in education, an expert on professional learning, and an influential researcher and policy advisor. She has been leading President Joe Biden's education transition team,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Pandemics, COVID-19, Access to Computers
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Morgan, Nick; Foster, Elizabeth; George, Melinda – Learning Professional, 2021
Among the things that will be remembered about the year 2020 are phrases like "You're still on mute" and "Can I share my screen?" They are emblematic of how educators have been challenged to navigate uncharted waters of remote learning and overnight technological adaptation. To quote another phrase that will be remembered as a…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Faculty Development, Educational Planning
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Manning, Tom; Sheehy, Kathleen; Ceballos, Leslie – Learning Professional, 2020
Effective mentors set clear expectations for their work with the teachers they support. This is a critical step in the process of building trust between mentor and mentee, and it is never more important than when mentors conduct observations of teachers as they engage in classroom instruction. With much teaching now occurring online, mentoring is…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Callard, Cynthia H.; Foster, Eugenie S.; Kruger, Jennifer S. – Learning Professional, 2020
From 2016 to 2020, a team of K-12 and higher education mathematics educators worked to address the need for high-quality online learning by creating a multisession, fully online professional learning course. As the team worked to design and facilitate online professional learning, the goal was to maintain the core aspects and guiding principles of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Arnett, Thomas; Waite, Chelsea – Learning Professional, 2020
This spring, as schools grappled with sudden closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the phrase "building the plane as we fly it" was no exaggeration. Practically overnight, schools had to figure out an entirely different modality of instruction. And though the 2019-20 school year is finished, it is looking like new challenges are likely…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Change
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Chapman, Sue; Mitchell, Mary – Learning Professional, 2020
Peek into a math classroom, virtual or physical. What are students doing and saying about their math learning? Are they engaged? Are they thinking critically -- evaluating solutions, assessing their understanding, revising their strategies, explaining concepts, and connecting mathematics to real life? Helping all students become more self-directed…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, Electronic Learning
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2020
Professional learning has been a cornerstone of Long Beach Unified School District's approach to comprehensive reform since the early 1990s. The myPD Unplugged podcast series is just one of the ways it is expanding professional learning content and access for educators in the district and beyond. The Learning Professional's editor, Suzanne…
Descriptors: School Districts, Faculty Development, Program Design, Electronic Learning
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Guarino, Jody; Santagata,, Rossella; Lee, Jiwon; Cox, Duane; Drake, John – Learning Professional, 2020
Like many others around the world, the authors have moved their busy lives and research-practice partnership to the planet of distal learning and remote working. While the news about the spreading of the pandemic and the dire economic consequences entered their homes, they did not want to lose what had brought them together in partnership this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Student Centered Learning
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Gleason, Sonia Caus; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2020
When COVID-19 appeared on international radar this year and began its march around the globe, it revealed to any who might have previously denied it that the work to eliminate educational inequities is far from done. During this pandemic, more than ever, many educators are keeping these inequities top of mind. Rather than move online with what…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Disease Control, Epidemiology, Public Health
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Geurkink-Coats, Amy – Learning Professional, 2019
Personalized learning for students is gaining steam across the country and pushing on traditional instructional practices. But many teachers have never experienced personalized learning themselves, making it challenging to implement it for students (Sawchuck, 2015). As personalization experts Tom Vander Ark and Karen Cator (2015) said, "If we…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes