Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

By: Jeffrey J. Zoul (author), Thomas C. Murray (author)Paperback

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Expert strategies for personalized, 21st Century professional learning! Empower teachers to take ownership of their own professional learning. Recognized EdTech leaders Murray and Zoul guide you step-by-step through the process. Confidently learn to build a values-driven school culture, personalized professional roadmaps, and a collaboration-minded staff. You'll find concrete examples, leadership profiles, and a wealth of resources to help administrators and teachers: *Take ownership of their professional growth *Design meaningful learning opportunities *Collaborate and learn using technology, blogs, and social media *Model and support professional learning for others Transform teacher learning and see your student achievement soar!

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Thomas C. Murray serves as the state and district digital learning director for the Alliance for Excellent Education located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corpo-rations, and school districts throughout the country to implement digital learning while leading Future Ready, Project 24, and Digital Learning Day. Murray's experiences in K-12 digital leadership, which include implementing a 1:1 program, BYOD, blended learning, and a K-12 cyber school where he served as the director of technology and cyber education for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, have been recognized nationally. A former school principal, Murray is passionate about proper digital learning implementation and personalized professional learning. He was the recipient of the Blended Schools Network Leadership Award, named one of the top 16 "forward thinking EdTech leaders in the country," named one of the "top 100 influential voices in education," has been featured in Tech & Learning magazine's Leadership Profile, and has appeared on various television shows. Murray's cyber- and blended-learning programs have been highlighted by Forbes.com, T.H.E. Journal, District Administration magazine, Project Red, Tech & Learning magazine, the Innosight Institute, and iNACOL, among oth-ers, and on Digital Learning Day in both 2013 and 2014. He also serves on the advisory board for T.H.E. Journal and Remind. Murray is the cofounder of #edtechchat, a weekly educational technology Twitter forum, where hundreds of educators from around the world discuss digital learning. As a follow-up, his weekly show, #edtechchat radio on the BAM Radio Network, is available on iTunes and is regu-larly one of the top downloaded education podcasts. Connect with him on Twitter @thomascmurray or at www.thomascmurray.com. Speaking Engagements and Other Credentials: http://www.thomascmurray.com/#!2014-engagements/c1d9n Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader, currently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to working in this capacity, Jeff served as a district administrator in Rock Island, Illinois, and a school improvement specialist with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the nation's largest and oldest non-profit school improvement network. Jeff also served as a principal with Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Georgia, and with North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, Illinois. Before serving as an administrator, Dr. Zoul was a classroom teacher for 18 years in the State of Georgia, teaching elementary school, middle school, and high school English. Dr. Zoul is also the author of several books, including Improving Your School One Week at a Time: Building the Foundation for Professional Teaching and Learning and The 4 CORE Factors for School Success, co-authored with Dr. Todd Whitaker. Jeff has also served as an adjunct professor at North Georgia College and State University, teaching graduate level courses in research and assessment. Dr. Zoul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Science degree in education from Troy University. In addition, Zoul earned an Education Specialist's degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and a doctoral degree from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Please follow and contact Jeff via Twitter: @Jeff Zoul


Preface by Peter DeWitt Introduction 1. A New Vision for Professional Learning Who Owns the Learning? Teachers as Learners and Leaders Tool Spotlight: Google Forms for Soliciting Teacher Feedback Leadership Profile: Michelle Nebel 2. Lead Learners Model the Way The Leadership Gap Time: Stop Spending; Start Investing Tool Spotlight: Today's Meet Blogging to Lead, Blogging to Learn Tool Spotlight: Edublogs, Blogger, Wordpress Leadership Profile: Jimmy Casas 3. Personalizing Learning Plans in Action Empower Staff to Design Their Own Learning Designing the Personalized Roadmap Expanding Boundaries Tool Spotlight: Tweetdeck Tool Spotlight: The Official Chat List Leadership Profile: Laura Fleming 4. Developing the 21st Century Professional Learning Mindset Professional Learning is Collaborative Job-Embedded Professional Learning and the Role of Coaching Professional Learning Communities Professional Learning is Engaging Professional Learning is Relevant and On Demand Tool Spotlight: Voxer Leadership Profile: Tom Whitford 5. Shifting the Focus Forward Common Core Shifts Require Shifts in Professional Learning From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side to Meddler in the Middle A Call to Action References

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781483379920
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 80
  • ID: 9781483379920
  • weight: 118
  • ISBN10: 1483379922

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