Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Instructional Design 101

Before we plunge into instructional design, let’s step back. What does it mean to design? Here’s the definition, according to Merriam-Webster: Design 1. to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan: devise, contrive 2. a:  to conceive and plan out in the mind b:  to have as a purpose: intend c:  to devise for a…

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Design: The Secret Behind Effective Digital Learning Experiences – Part 1

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The emerging world of simulations and game-based learning is gaining traction with students, teachers, and designers of digital learning environments. Why?

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Talking to the Test: The Learning Continuum

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Picture this: An urban middle school is on a new journey this year – project-based learning (last year it was standards-based grading). But this initiative is here to stay, the administrators promise. With little background and a whole lot of excitement, teachers engage in weekly team collaboration time. Through a grant, every teacher gets a…

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