The central objectives for these events is to share strategies being used to support digital professional learning experiences for teachers, get to know a bit more about one another’s work, and consider implications for our own work.
Past Learning Events
May 7, 2015
In this Learning Event we examined the relationship among the issues of scale, reach and quality regarding professional learning strategies. Those who attended the face-to-face event in Seattle in March had the opportunity to hear Hadi Partovi discuss Code.org’s success in getting over 100 million people to participate in their Hour of Code. At the event, Hadi identified several strategies that he believed helped scale Code.org’s efforts to reaching millions of participants.
On May 7th, we used Hadi’s strategies as a jumping off point and with the support of Teacher Practice Networks grantee organization, the National Writing Project, Tanya Baker helped us engage Network representatives in facilitated, small-group discussions.
March 17-18, 2015
Face-to-Face Learning Event in Seattle, Washington
This face-to-face event built upon our series of Online Learning Events to offer Networks the opportunity to learn about and examine successful professional common core implementation strategies and to personally connect with their Teacher Practice Network colleagues from across the country.
Read more about the highlights of the learning event in these blog posts and Twitter stream:
- Designing and Scaling Teacher Professional Learning with the Teacher Practice Networks
- A Day of Design Thinking: Teachers and Network Leaders Collaborate to Improve Professional Learning
- The Teacher Practice Networks Face-to-Face Event as Shared on Twitter #TPNF2F
December 16, 2014
KaiLonnie Dunsmore and Lara Hebert shared a professional learning strategy that NCTE is continuing to explore in face-to-face and virtual settings: their “Practice Exchanges,” where educators convene in varied and ongoing ways to exchange learning.
November 12, 2014
Lynn Kepp from the New Teacher Center and Carrie Fisher from Expeditionary Learning shared lessons learned from designing and facilitating MOOCs and blended learning strategies. Participants had the opportunity to consider how the experiences shared by the New Teacher Center and Expeditionary Learning could influence their work.
October 3, 2014
At the Teacher Practice Networks online kickoff event, participants had the opportunity to meet the organizations and grantees in the second cohort of the Teacher Practice Network. Participants also heard an overview of the TPN project, learned more about the role of the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning in this work, and identified areas of interest to inform and shape future learning events.