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The best edtech PD isn’t about technology



Who has time to collaborate in real time? Definitely not teachers! So, what strategies can teachers use to make the best use of time? Find some ideas here:

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Creating a Microcredentials Hub

Thinking about the power of skill-sharing in our learning communities, I created a microcredentials hub. It includes a variety of options – from What is Personalized Learning? 101to an overview of Hapara Workspace! (Fair warning: this is a minimally-viable product. You won’t see fancy bells and whistles – I made it via Google Sites, Google Docs, and the assessment is a Google Form.)

Launched a few months ago, it has already led teachers at my school to take direct action to better personalize learning for students. It has also give me, as an administrator with little control over formal school-wide PD, more power to bring relevant resources in front of teachers without working through bureaucracy.

In addition, because there is a brief assessment component at the end of every microcredential, it allows me to identify early adopters around a specific program or concept (like personalized learning), and connect with them and/or provide them additional in-person support. I’ve already had 5 meaningful conversations with staff simply because they completed a microcredential and I had further resources for them.

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Free ELT Online Professional Development!
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The TESOL International Association Applied Linguistics and CALL Interest Sections are proud to announce a webinar we will jointly host on March 7, 2018, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (in the U.S). The seminar’s topic is Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy.
The webinar is scheduled for 1 hour, during which Dr. Shannon Sauro (Malmö University) and Dr. Volker Hegelheimer (Iowa State University) will discuss the applications of current technology in effective language teaching and in conducting language acquisition research across the world. The presenters will also take questions from the audience. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Christel Broady (Georgetown College).
The webinar is free. For your convenience, here are the times for the webinar if you are not located in the Eastern Time Zone of the Americas.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pacific Time
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Central Time
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Eastern Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Central European Time
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Greenwich Mean Time
Please register for the webinar at the following link:
I am looking forward to your participation in the webinar and invite you to share the opportunity widely on your social media.
Christel Broady
CALL Steering Committee member and CALL Webinar Organizer
Christel Broady, PhD
Professor & Chair, Advanced Graduate Programs
Coordinator, ESL Teacher Training Program
Georgetown College, USA
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Micro-credentials making it into the mainstream. 

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