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Individualized Summer Learning for Teachers

While summer is the time to unplug, unwind, and not think about work for a while, there are few teachers who do not think about their future school year before going back to school in September. While some teachers load up with conferences, in district professional development workshops, and courses, it is possible to do some at home (or at the beach) individualized summer learning. This collection will provide links to great teacher summer reads, on-demand webinars, and more.
A Collection By Elizabeth Kaplan
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Individualized Summer Learning for Teachers
  • Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    Few educators do not buy things (supplies, resources, books) for themselves and their classrooms over the summer. Once you have done some reading or online PD, you can support your new project with some shopping. This is a comprehensive and long list of discounts for teachers. There is a lot of savings for teachers!
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    Summer 2016 Teacher Reading List

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    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    This is another summer reading list, but it is focused on alternative and cutting edge methods of teaching-many of the books have a design and creativity focus. The summaries of the books are excellent. "Learn Like A Pirate" and "The Third Teacher" are two great titles on this list.
  • Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    Some school districts offer great tuition reimbursement and getting PDPs and graduate credit is always helpful. PBS TeacherLine comes with a cost but they offer so many courses both self-paced an facilitated. Topics range from digital lesson planning to differentiated instruction to positive behavior in schools.
  • Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    This principal and former teacher views the ASCD as the gold standard for all things education. They offer great conferences, professional development, and journal articles. Their summer reading list for educators does not disappoint. It is broken down by topic and they have a great summer sale with 75% off many titles!
  • Webinars

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    edweek.org
    edweek.org
    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    EdWeek puts on webinars on a wide range of topics. Some webinars are for teachers, some are for leaders, and some for education related business owners. They are available on demand after they go live and have really detailed PowerPoints available for download. One that is particularly interesting is "Prevention to Reinvention: Formative Assessment Reimagined".
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BloomBoard Asks:How have you created your own professional development over summer months?
Catherine Collins Upper Elementary MathJuly 20, 2017
I became interested on how the brain actually acquires knowledge and thus began an exploration into research on the subject. After a summer of reading and viewing strategies actually being used in videos, it shaped the way I taught in the classroom. Learning and discovery became a very natural and stress free process because of its relevance. That also was a connection I made and I began to emphasize relevance and connectivity to my student's own learning.