Chrome Warrior Blog

A blog about professional development

18Jan

Blended-Learning PD: Time, Accessibility & Evaluation

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Professional development is a cornerstone of effective teaching. As an exercise in continuing education, it gives teachers access to the most up-to-date pedagogies and methods, educational technologies, and ongoing support to apply this learning in the classroom. It is not without its challenges, however. From classroom disruptions to funding and tracking costs, there are many factors that […]
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13Jan

January & February CA PD Events

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January 28, 2017 Seaside, CA Monterey Bay Digital Rodeo “Join us for the Monterey Bay Digital Rodeo! This is a day where educators can learn about using technology for enhancing teaching, transforming learning and empowering students. Our efforts are focused on bringing together the best practices in innovative teaching with blended educational technology, connected learning, […]
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05Jan

Jumpstart January – Read It, Watch It, Share It!

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Happy New Year Chrome Warriors! This month, we’ll be sharing quick and fun resources to jumpstart your return to school! Looking for more inspiration? Check out our list of local and virtual PD events happening this month. Read it: Ditch that Textbook Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom by Matt Miller shares strategies […]
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27Dec

January PD Events in CA

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January 6-8, 2017 Monterey, CA Harnessing the Power of Connected Learning Conference “21st century technology allows teachers and students access to information and innovation in the classroom like never before. Join educators from around the state and explore ways to bring connectivity, creativity, and flexibility into the classroom. In addition to the general sessions, educator-led […]
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23Dec

An Introduction to Digital Badges

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What is a digital badge? A digital badge is a visual way to demonstrate learning–a relevant image, accompanied by information about the issuing organization, the recipient, and evidence of learned content. Badges can be part of a series, to demonstrate proficiency and knowledge scaffolding. They can be displayed online on social media sites like LinkedIn or Twitter, […]
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15Dec

Blended-Learning PD: Minimizing Costs

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A few weeks ago, we explored how blended learning PD platforms, like Chrome Warrior, can minimize classroom interruptions and their impact on student performance. Addressing and solving the common challenges of traditional “sit-n-get” professional development is a big part of our design process. We work closely with our partner districts to identify how we can keep […]
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01Dec

Digital Badge December & Upcoming PD Events

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Happy December Chrome Warriors! This month, we’ll be taking a look at digital badges and how districts are using them to encourage and evaluate professional development. We’ll also be highlighting some of the great work our partner districts have been doing this school year, and share more PD resources. We’ve also rounded up a list […]
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30Nov

Blended-Learning PD: Minimizing Classroom Disruption

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In the initial stages of Chrome Warrior’s development, we asked district leaders about the challenges they encounter with traditional “sit-n-get” PD, and looked at how building our blended-learning platform could address these issues. One of the recurring themes we discussed was class-time disruption, and its impact on student performance. Mandating PD workshops or conferences during the […]
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17Nov

Collaboration & the Catalog

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller We’re pleased to announce the recent release of our newest feature: the catalog. While we’re excited about the catalog’s capabilities, we’re even more excited about what it represents: collaboration. “The idea was first proposed at Spring CUE in 2016 by Tina Canon […]
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