ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATES
Given the District’s perpetual efforts in providing relevant and up-to-date professional development information, this space will offer links to articles, commentaries and forums. Resources detailed in section will hopefully enhance pedagogical skills while promoting collegiality and collaboration.
Staff are encourage to contribute to this space by sending pertinent professional development links and materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Project Based Learning - When Students do the Teaching
- Why Learning Should Be Messy
Curriculum Alignment & Mapping: Curriculum mapping, webinars, institutes, and resources.
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New Reasons to Dislike Multiple-Choice Testing
The use of multiple-choice tests disrupts the tone of learning, educator Terry Heick writes in this blog post. Presenting arguments against the testing, Heick writes that learning often is messy, while information -- especially today -- is ever-changing, which sharply contrasts with the neatness of multiple-choice exams. Heick also finds that multiple-choice exams further the illusion that there is only one right answer, when many times, the answer is not black and white. Click here to read more.
How We Can Use Technology To Transform The Classroom
Eric Savitz, Forbes StaffWith each fundamental shift in America’s economy, our public education system has also transformed to meet the needs of both student and industry. (Click here to continue)
Flipping the Script in K12
‘Flipped classrooms’ gain ground, as students watch lectures on video, mostly at home, then do what would be ‘homework’ in class.