TxDHH Learning Bites
January 8, 2018 - Personalized PD
Learning Bites Purpose
The TxDHH Learning Bites addresses a topic relevant to deaf educators by providing resources in various sized bites! Whether you have 1, 5, or 15 minutes, or you choose to dig much deeper, you will find resources to help make an impact on you and your students.
How will this work?
If you prefer a topic other than the weekly topic, we have included Mental Health Musings, Terp Topics, and Learning Tech Bytes for you to consider.
When you complete your PD, follow the directions at the bottom of the Learning Bites Smore to apply for your Continuing Professional Education credits.
Why this topic?
We chose the topic of personalized professional development for our first TxDHH Learning Bite to help introduce the idea of PD that is different than the traditional formal PD we receive at school. The PD you will experience over the next several months is informal, comes in a variety of formats, and includes various topics for you to choose from.
Just a Minute PD
Personalized PD: At the Center of Your Own Learning
With an energized focus on empowering the voices of educators through connection and sharing, the participatory learning movement has brought personalization to the forefront of professional development in education. Today, educators with a desire to develop their practice are taking charge of their own professional growth by designing customized anytime, anywhere experiences. - Read More -
Report: Personalizing professional development for teachers
Schifter, C. C. (2016). Personalizing professional development for teachers. In M. Murphy, S. Redding, & J. Twyman (Eds.), Handbook on personalized learning for states, districts, and schools (pp. 221–235). Philadelphia, PA: Temple University, Center on Innovations in Learning. Retrieved from www.centeril.org
Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development
What should professional development look like? Can all teachers get exactly what they need? How do we energize every individual to realize their full potential?
Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development helps answer these questions and more.
To learn more, visit the website: http://bretzmanngroup.com/?page_id=748
Do you struggle to find current event articles that are age appropriate, yet written at a level your students can read? Maybe you have found articles some of your students can read, but they are too easy or difficult for others.
Newsela is a site with current event stories from various news sources, adapted to five different reading levels. Teachers create free accounts, create classes, assign articles at the appropriate level, and enjoy having differentiated materials already available!
What does this look like in action for me?
Each of you reading this has a different role, with different responsibilities. Think about what you learned today through the lens of your particular role, as well as your personal and professional learning needs. This is an important part of the learning process!
Take the time to think about a new idea you learned, a new approach you want to try, or a new skill you have acquired. Consider how to put your new insights, skills, and abilities to work! That's where the real learning happens.
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