The Edtech Minute
How can we ensure that our students are connected to the real world when they are learning in our classrooms?
Dr. Amy Zielinski currently serves the Ladue School District in St. Louis, MO as the assistant superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction. In our conversation, Amy talks about important considerations when planning professional development all the way from a district vision to best practices for planning individual PD sessions.
Best Practice for structuring PD: "10 and 2, chunk and chew" - for every 10 minutes of instruction, allow 2 minutes of processing time
Amy Burvall's White Crayon video
Amy's book recommendations: The Artisan Teacher by Mike Rutherford and Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom by Amy Burvall and Dan Ryder
Amy's recommended Twitter follows: Jay McTighe, Rick Wormeli, Anthony Muhammad, and JP Prezzavento (that's me!)
Give Amy a shout out on Twitter! Connect with her @dramy_z
What I'm Learning
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Digital Turn and Talk
The Bits & Bytes of Education podcast is a bi-weekly show that shares snack-sized ideas, interviews, and resources about teaching, learning, and technology integration.