Articles Archive for April 2011
Many within the educational community say that teacher professional development is broken.
In fact, some say that it’s more than broken and that it’s just flat-out twisted inside out.
See these recent posts from a teacher who has been-there-done-that:
The Teacher Professional Development Fail
Teacher Professional Development — A Better Way?
If you think your school or district is stuck in the same-old-same-old, let me suggest a way to perhaps break out.
We do teacher professional development webinars — and, while many of them are limited to members of our Teacher Learning Community — TONS …
Attention Will and Kate! You’re not the only ones with a congratulations due. SimpleK12′s blue bunnies had a special role to play in their very own “Royal Wedding”, and we think they deserve some recognition.
Hi, I’m Kimberly Warrner, Community Manager here at SimpleK12. I’ve been around for awhile now – you may have noticed me blogging, Tweeting, and helping out during our free webinars.
It’s a SimpleK12 tradition to pose in our bunny slippers during special events and vacations. Mostly we do this because we all take great pride in what …
A few days, we asked Bill Ferriter (teacher, thinker, writer, presenter) to offer up what he thinks is a problem with the way many schools and districts handle teacher professional development.
Many readers posted comments and tweeted us that Bill’s comments resonated with them.
You may see that post here: The Teacher Professional Development Fail
So, we asked Bill to return with a possible solution to today’s seemingly broken PD system.
Over to you, Bill…
Redesigning Teacher Professional Development
If you were to ask any of the thousands of teachers who attended one of the 26 …
Education, Social Media »
Did YOU win a FREE 4-night stay at a luxury condo in Big Sky Resorts (Montana) this summer?
It’s time to find out!
About 2 weeks ago we gave you, our blog readers, a chance to stay in a fully equipped two bedroom loft condo, nestled in the base of breathtaking Lone Mountain. This luxury Shoshone condominium comfortably sleeps 8 people and has gorgeous views of the mountains…
To win, we asked you to tell us which upcoming Teacher Learning Community Webinar you would most like to see and why. …
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It’s no secret — the end of the school year is on the horizon, and chances are your students have seen it and they can’t look away. What you might not have realized is that icebreakers aren’t just for beginnings, they are also a great way to rekindle student engagement.
And lucky for you, we at SimpleK12 (with help from our friends at Collaborize Classroom) have the perfect FREE download that includes 8 ice breakers suitable for students in any grade level.
These ice breakers will easily adapt to your face-to-face classroom, …
Have you registered for tomorrow’s webinar yet? (it’s FREE!) The SimpleK12 Team has discovered the best tips, advice, and webtools proven to CURE Techphobia of all degrees.
And now we’re sharing all of these SECRETS with you! (and giving you a free eBook so you can take them all home, too)
What: Live online webinar – “No More Excuses! It’s Time To Overcome Your Techphobia!”
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
Who: All are welcome, but space is limited!
Do you have any of these Symptoms …
Education, Social Media »
This is it folks – today is the last day to win a 4-Night Stay at a Premium Condo in Big Sky Resorts (Montana). This $2,000+ value prize could be yours if you enter before midnight TONIGHT!
If you have ever wanted to visit Big Sky Resorts (Montana), this is the perfect opportunity. This summer you could…
Get back in touch with nature while cooling off in beautiful Jenny Lake…
Take a walk on the wild side with the Elk, Buffalo, and other creatures in the area…
Feeling adventurous? Why not go rafting (and …