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Together, We Can!

A collection by Dana Sparkman. Do you know all the ways that you can collaborate with other teachers to develop your professional skills? In this collection, you will learn about collaborative professional development, including developing different types of PD teams and setting goals for them. The tutorials featured in this collection come from Capella University's Free PD for Digital Educators program and uses the Sophia platform to deliver learning around this competency.
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Together, We Can!
  • Capella University says:
    The National School Reform Faculty has provided a comprehensive resource on protocols, procedures, and activities that are used in critical friends groups. On this site, you will find links to team-building experiences, dilemma protocols, brainstorming protocols, observation protocols, and more! Simply click on the link to the category you wish to explore, and you will be directed to a list of PDFs of sample protocols and activities.
  • Capella University says:
    A critical friends group is a type of professional development group that is similar to a PLC, but typically smaller. One distinguishing feature is that in a critical friends group, members challenge each other through deep, reflective dialogue with each other, to improve their practice. Another feature is that critical friends groups are run by specific protocols - procedures that guide group meetings toward their particular purpose.
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    Creating SMART Professional Development Goals

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    Capella University says:
    This four-page document is a teacher-friendly guide to creating SMART goals for professional development - goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-bound. You can use this model to create professional development plans. It includes a terrific graphic organizer of the SMART goal process, with prompts along the way to help you form your goals. There is also a SMART goal rubric for self-assessment of your drafted goals.
  • Capella University says:
    Collaborative professional development is so powerful due to the ways that adults learn. In this video tutorial, you will learn when and how to start a collaborative PD team, how to develop an initial plan, how to develop SMART goals to guide your work, and how to create a schedule for professional learning.
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    Teaching Channel Launches Collaborative Professional Development Platform -- THE Journal

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    Capella University says:
    The Teaching Channel is a non-profit teacher development site. There, you can find videos on just about any professional learning topic you would like, and this article describes the Teaching Channel features. Although it is not noted in the article, the Teaching Channel provides the capability for you to form collaborative learning group with your colleagues.
  • Capella University says:
    Did you know that you are one of the single biggest factors impacting your students' achievement? So, it is critical that you continue to develop your skills. In this video tutorial, you will learn about the benefits of collaborating with your school colleagues in professional development, including the learning together and sharing resources as well as using in-house, easily available expertise of practicing teachers.
  • Capella University says:
    What is your favorite form of professional development? For some teachers, it is the traditional formal PD sessions. However, in this video tutorial, you will learn about ways to engage in collaborative professional development, including Edcamps, unconferences, professional learning communities, and using social media. The tutorial author also clarifies the links between learning theory, professional development, and teacher evaluation.