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Nine Faculty Trends to Watch in 2019

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By: Eran Ben-Ari. In 2018 higher education’s attention was on student activism, debates about safe spaces, and the regulation of for-profit colleges. Faculty members were at the center of many of those conversations and Eran Ben-Ari, Top Hat’s Chief Product Officer, expects they will continue to be the hub of many of the trends emerging in 2019. To peek ahead, he presents nine faculty trends to watch in the coming year.

How the Micro-Credential Revolution is Transforming Professional Learning

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Listen in to this week's new podcast episode to hear from Tom Vander Ark and BloomBoard's Jason Lange on how micro-credentials have the power to transform professional learning for educators, making it competency-based and personalized.

Video Coaching for Professional Learning

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When we talk about teaching and learning, technology is always looked to as powerful to transform the process in the classroom. Teachers effective identify tools to help their students learn. The same can and should be said about professional learning. As classroom teaching changes and adapts with technology, how will professional learning follow suit? How can we use technology to enhance professional learning?

PODs in Action: Teachers Engage in Productive Peer Feedback

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By: Mary Ryerse, Tamara Hall, and Michelle Berkeley. Incorporating new methods and tools like the POD cycle can have a significant and meaningful impact on the success of a formative assessment classroom.

Building a Collaborative Culture: From Inspiration to Application

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By: Mary Ryerse and Bob Rosenfeld. Creating a collaborative culture takes time and remains a continual process. This post explores how formative assessment can help.

Micro-Grants for Transformative Professional Development

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This Fall, a free open PD library was launched called Learn Next. Now Learn Next and their partners are kicking it up a notch and have released a micro-grant opportunity built especially for districts and organizations who are ready to reimagine and reinvigorate professional development.

The Power of Teacher-to-Teacher Observations: A Formative Assessment Field Trip

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A group of teachers recently set out on an adventure to conduct classroom observations and to seek out answers to some of their key questions about formative assessment. Here's what they learned.

Smart Review | Agilix Dawn

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As a learning design and perhaps more accurately described, solution firm, Getting Smart makes a point of looking at innovations across a wide range of topics, which naturally includes tools that increase equity of access and promote lifelong learning. I recently had an opportunity to catch up with the Agilix team to learn about their latest offering,…

Agilix Announces Dawn to Provide Engaged Learning Anywhere

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Last week Agilix announced the launch of Dawn, a mobile-first, video-centric learner platform. Read this post to learn more about how Dawn combines face-to-face instruction with the accessibility and self-direction of online learning.

Organizational Learning and Collaborative Structures

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Many problems identified specifically with ineffective teaching practices are attributed to teacher isolation. When teachers collaborate, they share experiences and knowledge that can promote learning for instructional improvement.

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