Chrome Warrior Blog

A blog about professional development

20Jul

August PD Events

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The summer is heating up with some amazing professional development events for educators in August. It’s not too late to participate! August 1, 2017 Worldwide, online EdmodoCon EdmodoCon is a free, live online global event where educators from around the world connect with each other to share how they’re using Edmodo and other digital tools […]
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17Jul

Building a PD Plan: Budget

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According to the Center for Public Education, school districts spend an estimated two to five percent of their budgets on professional development. The caveat is that many districts aren’t aware of how they’re spending that money. They may only be accounting for the total cost of workshops and conferences, without considering the cost of hiring substitute […]
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13Jul

Summer PD: Reads

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For flexible thinking The Growth Mindset Coach; Brock & Hundley Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students’ potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. The Growth Mindset Coach provides all you need to foster a growth mindset classroom, including: • A Month-by-Month Program • Research-Based Activities • Hands-On […]
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07Jul

Building a PD Plan: Resources

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Welcome back Chrome Warriors! We hope you had a fantastic Fourth of July weekend. Last week, we began our Building a PD Plan series with information on how to identify and structure your goals, whether they’re short-term, or part of a strategic plan. This week we’ll move on to step two: researching tools and resources […]
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07Jul

Summer PD: Reads

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Survive your first years on the job See Me After Class; Roxanna Elden Teaching is tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren’t perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom […]
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29Jun

Save time with Duplicate sorties within a Game

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We’re pleased to announce that you can now duplicate sorties within a game. Among other things, this allows you to have a template sortie. To create a duplicate sortie, simply select “Duplicate” from the vertical dots when editing your game. It’s a small feature but we’re pretty sure it’ll save you lots of time.  
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28Jun

Building a PD Plan: Identifying Goals

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Summer is the perfect time for school districts to restructure their professional development plan. A successful strategy incorporates all of the district stakeholders: administrators, teachers, technology coaches and curriculum directors. The first step in crafting a PD program is identifying goals for next year; be that expanding technology tools, offering support for a specific department, […]
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23Jun

July PD Events

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July 11-12, 2017 Oxnard, CA CUE Rock Star Teacher Camp CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps include: hands-on, “make it, take it” sessions. 10:1 Participant to CUE Rock Star Faculty Ratio! award-winning CUE Rock Star Faculty: Apple Distinguished Educators, Google Certified Teachers, Microsoft Innovative Educators, and more…. morning “Shred Sessions” with a LIVE DEMO from each […]
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20Jun

Digital Citizenship: Growing Up Online

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We’ve covered a lot of different aspects of digital citizenship over the past few weeks: what it means, how students can become productive “digital citizens,” and the consequences and etiquette surrounding virtual communication and participation. We’ve encouraged teachers and parents to talk with students about how their actions online can impact their future and the […]
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12Jun

Digital Citizenship: Districts Support Parents & Families

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It used to be that parents were generally more fearful about who or what their child was seeing online, rather than what they were sharing. This stranger danger fear was fueled by news stories and programs like “To Catch a Predator,” which misrepresented the prevalence of inappropriate online behavior between children and strangers. While it’s certainly a serious […]
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