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Paul Murray, Jan 23, 2017
A few keys for success here are...Lead by exampleProve valueStart smallCreate a safe environment for innovationThose who lead by example have a greater chance of affecting change. It's one thing to tell a teacher about a tool or instructional method, it's another to see it in action. So many educational theories and practices exist or are recirculated over and over, change can be difficult. However, if you can prove the value of a new practice, teachers begin to listen. Additionally, help your teachers start small. For many, developing their technology skills is a challenge and they have to learn that doing so is a process. Changing your instructional practices can be scary, especially if you fear that taking a risk will cost you points on an evaluation. Setting up a safe environment for risk and failure is important.I hope that you find a few of these quick thoughts useful as you begin to work with your colleagues. Good Luck! Read more...
Rebekah Kim, Expert Advisor, Mar 13, 2017
Bring teacher leader experiences and successes to the staff. Develop a leadership team to be key implementers and pioneers. Make them curious and want to get on board with you! Read more...
Michael Weinraub, Expert Advisor, Mar 27, 2017
The answer to this, like many things in life is simple. Coffee. Only partly joking. Invite them to take their coffee break in your room while your students are engaged in some aspect of blended learning. There is nothing as powerful as getting a live, ground-level view of kids and their teachers working it out in a classroom setting. So while they sip their hot coffee sitting at your desk, or chatting with students at work throughout the classroom, they get a low-stakes, authentic way to see what all the fuss is about. Read more...

Feb 2, 2017

Deb Ramm

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Jennifer Wolfe, Feb 7, 2017
Deb, My short answer would be to start blended or personalized learning PLCs with different groups of teachers and then start with some of these meatier problems. I recommend you pose these challenges back to the teachers to wrestle with and to pick small steps that they can build upon as the PLC grows in maturity. Read more...
Juliana Finegan, Feb 15, 2017
You can also have teachers build personal PD playlists to fill individual needs and gaps. By having educators reflect on their individual areas of need, you can help them expand their practice, identify innovative strategies, and improve their approach on a personal basis. Here are some free resources you can explore to share with your educators and give them opportunities to go beyond their current models: TLA Practices - this site gives various practices educators can apply to their classroom. The search bar at the top is particularly helpful when building a playlist because they can search for topics like "student autonomy" and identify different strategies that have been used by the schools showcased. Relay GSE blended learning courses - these can be taken asynchronously or broken apart into sections to help teachers strengthen their skills in mindset, routines, culture, analyzing data, lesson planning, and even becoming a blended leader. Read more...
Juliana Finegan, Feb 15, 2017
For some reason the hyperlinks didn't go through so here they are again!Relay GSE courses:https://www.canvas.net/browse/relayTLA Practices sitehttp://practices.learningaccelerator.org Read more...

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