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How MOOCs Can Support Teacher Learning

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

As a K-12 educator, you may think that the term “MOOC” is made up at first—it sounds like a nonsense word from a first grade phonics test! But in higher education, MOOCs have become pervasive and have altered how education is delivered across the globe. 

The acronym MOOC stands for massive open online course. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, topics, and disciplines. The concept is fairly simple: higher-level courses that are available for free to anyone who wants to take them. Most of the time some college credit is available, at a cost, if the student is in need of that. 

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

Setting Professional Learning Goals for Success All Year Long

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Aug 9, 2018

We know that teachers learn best, and are most motivated, when learning about a topic that is of high interest to them. Some trainings are required for all teachers and there isn’t any way around that, but much of what we do with professional learning tends to be “one size fits all” with little choice provided.

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Administrator Resources

May Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, May 1, 2018

May is here and the end of the school year is quickly approaching! Don’t let the upcoming summer break stop you from holding your students’ attention with great lessons right up until the last day of school. Here is our collection of engaging themed content for May:

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

April Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Apr 2, 2018

Spring is in full bloom and signs of new life are beginning to emerge everywhere. This time of year is an exciting one for teachers as there’s a renewed commitment to continue making an impact in the classroom—but there is still a lot going on with spring breaks, end of year assessments, ensuring standards are being met, and much more. For teachers, the challenge to stay motivated to finish the year strong and keep students engaged remains a mission.

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

February Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Feb 1, 2018

 
We teachers can be pretty set in our ways when it comes to how we do things in our classroom. Lessons we’ve had in our arsenal are continually refined and can be presented at a moment's notice to fit our curricular needs. For those newer to the classroom, it takes considerable time to create the perfect lesson that achieves the learning goals you have. We’ve all been there when a lesson turns out to not go exactly the way it was intended—it’s all part of the process of getting better as an educator and a professional.

Ready to try something new? Shake up your routine this month with these engaging lessons and activities from MimioConnect™, our interactive teaching community:

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Topics: Lessons, Professional Development for Teachers, Free Content, curriculum, tips for teachers

Professionalism for Teachers Part 1: A Professionalism Checkup

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Jan 11, 2018



Public education teachers are professionals. They see themselves as such, and rightly so. There is a great deal of training and education to become a teacher, and it is a position of respect in most communities. The role requires both customer service skills and technical know-how that surpasses average employees.

As it is a professional role, it matters if teachers are demonstrating professionalism on a daily basis. There are many reasons why it matters, but more than anything, it comes back to our attitude. Because what we are doing is so very important, we need to treat it as such.

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

January Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Jan 2, 2018

A new year is upon us, which means many of you will be making or renewing resolutions for self-improvement in 2018. Resolutions may include taking your health goals more seriously by eating better and exercising more, taking charge of your life by being direct in accomplishing certain goals, improving money management, or making a bigger impact on others around you.

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Training, tips for teachers

Quick Guide to Teacher Training Options

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Oct 31, 2017

If you want your teachers to have special training or certificates in technology or career education moving forward, it will take some searching—but hopefully the information below will help you get started.

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Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, Training, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

Back to School Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Fri, Sep 1, 2017

This certainly is an exciting time with the start of a new school year! It’s another opportunity to build relationships with students and truly make a difference in their world in ways we can’t even fully imagine. As an educator for 22 years, I have always loved the beginning of school—especially when I have the opportunity to have a fresh start. It’s a lot of work to get the ship ready to sail for the voyage ahead, but I truly enjoy it. Whether it involves creating the perfect lesson plans for an exciting new project, making curriculum tweaks to provide the latest great resources, or finding new ways to integrate teaching tools to make learning more interactive and fun, I find this hard work really satisfying.

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Topics: Lessons, Professional Development for Teachers, curriculum, Training, back to school, tips for teachers

August Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 1, 2017

We’re here to help you get ready for a new school year! If your students are still in summer break mode, here are some engaging lessons and activities to help draw them back into the learning process:

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Topics: Education Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

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