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Professional Development: Learning Through Collaboration
Teachers who embrace new technologies recognize that professional development (PD) can be achieved in part through collaboration with other educators. This type of collaborative learning is not as easily achieved through traditional professional development practices. Professional development in the digital age should be participatory in nature, where ideas and resources are exchanged and incorporated into instruction.
**A New Model For Professional Development**
Professional development in the digital age should be participatory in nature, where ideas and resources are exchanged and incorporated into instruction. For decades, lofty school reform rhetoric has identified the skills and knowledge that have to be integrated into everyday practice. Yet all too often the structures and demands of teaching in most schools create too many barriers. All stakeholders need to come together to create an environment in which innovative, collaborative PD can thrive.
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**Why Teachers Should Experiment and Fail**
Ongoing, embedded professional development is critical to developing and supporting innovative, networked classrooms. In those classrooms, teachers should be able to choose learning pathways that build upon their existing knowledge, experiences and interests, and support their goals for students. Most importantly, if teachers are expected to design and build innovative learning cultures for students, it is critical that they learn in trusted spaces that allow them to experiment and fail.
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District 3 Secondary PD (December 2, 2015)
District 3 Secondary Mathematics Coaching Tool
Mapping Middle School Math PD (November 18, 2015)
Cohort Goal Summary Worksheet
Coherence Planning Guide
SREB Ready MATH Flyer
High School Videos showcasing problem-based classrooms.
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