Adding Virtual Professional Development into Your School’s Culture

In this episode of GotTechED the Podcast we discuss:

  • Characteristics of Good Virtual Professional Development
  • Virtual Professional Development Ideas 
  • ISTE Presentation Application
  • Google Innovator Application Process

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Segment 1: Welcome Joe and Cara 

    • What do you do?  Path to get there…
    • Moved the GI and ISTE experience into the intro… 

Segment 2: Virtual PD Characteristics/Description

  • We will play a game for this segment… Cara vs. Joe Guess the Top 10 characteristics of virtual PD
    • Before the game starts What is virtual professional development?
  • We will have you two guess the 10 characteristics and then we can elaborate on each… 8 are very easy and 2 are a bit more challenging… We made the characteristics broad and non-specific to make it easier. 

Segment 3: Examples of Virtual PD Projects

    • Cara/Joe experiences
      • Intro to Google Apps Online Course
      • Meet & Eat 
  • ***Planning stages of PD Playlist
  • Nick/Guise experiences
    • Badge System
    • Webinars (YouTube Live)
      • Hive Summit (Summer Virtual PD)
      • Cue Summits
      • Strobel Summit
    • Voxer/Zoom  Rich Czyz Author of 4’oclock Faculty and Secret Sauce 
    • Twitter Chat  #OK2Ask, #satchat (Evolving Educators Scott Rocco, Brad Curry, Billy Krakower)
    • Podcast Talk (Virtual Book Club)
    • Learning Menus

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This weeks question is:

Question: How can Virtual PD change PD practices in schools?

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Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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