Teachers Are Learners, Too: Next Gen Learning & PD
Join NGLC and expert panelists in Austin, TX at SXSWedu 2017.
Time & Location: 5:00 p.m. CT, Hilton Austin Downtown
Description: Next generation learning requires a different kind of instruction with new roles for educators. It demands teachers embrace a new mindset and use different skills. Few educators enter personalized, blended, competency or project-based schools with prior experiences in redesigned learning environments. But formal preparation for next gen teaching and learning is nascent, and traditional professional development falls short in filling this need. Panelists will discuss the following:
- The specific and unique competencies required of next gen educators
- Next gen strategies that support professional learning
- New structures to invest in educators and recognize their learning
An audience Q&A will close out the session.
Resource List - Browse the latest resources related to the professional learning of next generation educators.
10 Principles to Move Your School Toward Distributive Leadership - By using principles of distributed leadership, Thrive Public Schools' administrators empower teachers to make great decisions, learn from mistakes, and reach new heights.
Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching - CCSSO and Jobs For the Future outline the unique competencies educators need in order to create and thrive in effective personalized learning environments.
Educator Micro-credentials - Digital Promise is building an innovative system of micro-credentials that provides educators with a way to gain validated recognition for the skills and competencies they learn throughout their careers.
- Teacher PD: The Achilles Heel of Personalized, Next Gen Learning - NGLC is investigating answers to this design challenge question: How can schools moving toward personalized, next gen learning for students best enable their teachers to work successfully in these richer, deeper learning environments?