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The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough)

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Connected Leadership, Leadership, Making The Shift, Voices | 19 comments

Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning. We need to be chanting: empowerment, collaboration, equity, agency, self actualization, and transcendence for kids and for us all within a system that serves as the birth place for every other profession. We need to be chanting these things instead of technology, technology, technology.

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STEM & STEAM: Interview with Anne Jolly & Nancy Flanagan

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Courses | 3 comments

We are excited to launch a brand new course as part of the fall PLP eCourse lineup. In this interview, instructors Anne Jolly and Nancy Flanagan discuss their new STEM & STEAM course and what participants can expect to experience. 1. Who is the ideal learner for this course? Teachers and administrators already responsible for teaching math, science and technology, of course–but also those who are tired of dividing curriculum into...

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iPads in Primary: Does 1-to-1 Make a Difference?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Creating Global Classrooms, Making The Shift, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 16 comments

Management of our iPads is more of a hassle than I had anticipated. But it is clear to me that these devices ARE making a difference. When I see the students’ engagement, their learning, their sharing and their pursuit of their passions, I can’t help but be convinced that these devices have the potential to transform my classroom.

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Transform your writing and lesson plans with our new eCourses, starting in February

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Learning, News, PD, Powerful Learning Practice |

2012 is here, and with a new year comes a host of opportunities for personal improvement, professional development, and cultivating positive habits and new learning. We are proud to offer two brand new eCourses, starting in just a few weeks that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals in 2012. We also are starting up a new section of some of our most popular offerings. We hope you will join us in learning! Sign up now and save...

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Outside the box for effective learners

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects | 1 comment

The Haverford School Team Members: Jay Brown (team leader), Ron Duska, Carol Ann Luongo, Cheryl Joloza, Deb Gavin, Sarah Barton Community: ADViS Year 1, 2010-2011 The Haverford Lower School team discussed in September how our goal was to “think WAY outside the box” by using technology in completely new ways to support learning. We all had high hopes for “pie in the sky” support, but what we encountered were many...

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