FLVS Offers Leadership & Professional Development Training for Online & Blended Learning

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) plans to offer a two-day Virtual Leadership Training (VLT) workshop April 25-26, 2012 to give school administrators expert feedback and training on the blueprint of its award-winning virtual school program. The FLVS Professional Learning Team also plans to offer FLVS Professional Development courses through the Custom Professional Development service year round and on demand through online webinars and face-to-face workshops.


5 Predictions for #TCEA14

Conference season is in full swing. No matter what part of the country (or world, really) you live in, there is sure to be an EdTech conference nearby over the next few months. Your hotel reservations have been made, your conference is all mapped out, and you know all the vendor booths that have the best swag.

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Teacher effectiveness debate: good schools attract good teachers

The ‘good teachers make all the difference’ research is now driving edu-investment.  The theory goes: make good teachers, schools get better.  I hold the opposite theory: good schools make good teachers.  Or, more specifically, get the employment bargain and job right, and you’ll attract and retain…

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New Partnership Announced Between AAE & GCSA

The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) are proud to announce a new partnership to support Georgia's talented charter school educators. AAE, the premier national, professional association for educators, will offer teachers and other employees of GCSA member schools full AAE membership at a low monthly rate in an effort to advance best practices and advocacy opportunities for public charter school teachers in Georgia.


The Promise & Practicality of Entrepreneurship Alliances For Students

The prospect of finding employment for the recent graduates has become increasingly more difficult and desperate in today’s economy. The majority of college and university programs are designed for students to take a job when they graduate with a degree. A much more exciting, and practical, alternative exists when those same students are able to create a job after graduation.

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A Parent Revolution brewing in LA

Great summary of new choice policy in this EdWeek blog.  Here’s a portion: In what may be a first-of-its-kind reform, the nation’s second-largest…

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Creating Demand for Change: Smart Parents

Bob Rothman writes that "a new book from Getting Smart offers suggestions for how parents can deepen learning for all students." Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning is creating an opportunity for parents to create and advocate for student-centered learning.


Who Owns Our Professional Learning?

My professional learning this summer has pushed my thinking and helped me grow tremendously. I hope to be a better teacher and a more helpful colleague as a result.