Personalized Professional Development through Gamification

PD through Gamification
by Sarah Mumm, Director of Education Services for Kaneland School District Have you ever played Flippy Cup at work?   Have you ever wanted to escape your PD session after 10 seconds of being in the session? Have you ever raced through the day and competed with your peers to see who can learn the most and identify ways to implement your learning?   If you are intrigued by any of those stat...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Rapid Cycle Feedback

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Educator: Mike Mohammad District: School District of Elmbrook School: Brookfield Central High School To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Rapid Cycle Feedback Additional Elements: Learner Voice Infused, Learning Aligned Technology   How are you incorporating the selected element in your classroom? Student feedback is meant to...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Learner Choice Incorporated

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Educator: Danielle Chaussee District: Oconomowoc Area School District School: Oconomowoc High School To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Learner Choice Incorporated   Additional Elements: Learner Voice Infused, Assessment of/for/as Learning, Flexible Learning Spaces   How are you incorporating the selected element in your cla...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Educator Collaboration

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Educator: Angela Slonac District: Elmbrook School District School: Swanson Elementary To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Educator Collaboration Additional Elements: Learner Choice Incorporated, Flexible Learning Spaces How are you incorporating the selected element in your classroom? My teaching partner, Danielle Lewcock and ...
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A Fork in the Road – The Role of a Contemporary Teacher in an Era of Personalization

Guest post by Allison Zmuda What is the future of the teaching profession in our brave new world of personalization? Personalized learning can go down one of two paths — one that marginalizes and one that embraces the role and expertise of the teacher. The first path is an efficiency-based model where teachers increasingly rely on expertly designed lessons, assessments, videos, platforms in ...
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