Episode 71

Summer Professional Development with John Mikton


June 21st, 2021

1 hr 16 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

With summer finally here in the northern hemisphere, Kelly and Sean meet with John Mikton from the Principals Training Center to talk about professional development resources for teachers during these long summer days. From technical resources to pedagogical research to classroom layout ideas, we'll talk about some of the things we're excited to learn this summer.

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Episode Links

  • The Big Google Doc of John's Links — We asked John to compile a list of resources for teachers and this was the result. Click through to get an amazing wealth of teacher training and learning materials.
  • The Learning Ideas Conference — New technologies provide us with new opportunities to create new learning experiences, leveraging research from a variety of disciplines along with imagination and creativity. The Learning Ideas Conference has been created to bring researchers, practitioners, and others together to discuss, innovate, and create.
  • Learn Computer Science – JetBrains Academy — This track will guide you on your path of mastering Python, one of the much-in-demand languages in today's environment. Known for its straightforward syntax, Python is easy to learn and use, which gained this language popularity and makes its community grow every day. Most commonly, Python is used in data science, web development, and task automation.
  • Page from Using Technology in Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning - Chartered College of Teaching — Explore effective research-informed ways of using technology to support teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • Amazon.com: A Day in Code- Python: Learn to Code in Python through an Illustrated Story (for Kids and Beginners) eBook: Eskenas, Shari, Quintero Villafraz, Ana: Kindle Store — For kids and beginners of all ages, learning to code in the Python programming language has never been this fun...or fast! This story of an epic day describes real-life situations with Python computer programs presented next to beautiful full-page illustrations. You'll see how activities like adding toppings to a waffle breakfast and playing a game of balloon darts are described with Python programs.
  • Summer Workshops - EdTechTeacher — Summer 2021 marks our 19th year of EdTechTeacher Summer Workshops. Just like you have had to adjust, so have we! This year we are offering virtual summer workshops to help you create learning environments that lead to your students’ success.
  • Webinars | Resources | Jamf — Webinars from Jamf designed for teachers and IT professionals using Apple devices in the education space.
  • 5 Reasons Students Today Need Innovative Learning Spaces | Emerging Education Technologies — That the future of learning and development requires around technology and innovation is a simple reality. Today, students need creative learning spaces to help them build knowledge and think like creators. With the right use of technology, learners can witness an increase in information-retaining and concentration abilities. Innovation is also likely to boost learner-centered education programs. Online projects with interesting education questions and answers will provide students the chance to build their capacity to collaborate and enhance their skills.
  • The Science of Well-Being by Yale University | Coursera — In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.
  • Luxembourg Tech School — As mentioned in the episode, the Luxembourg Tech School is running a hackathon on July 3. Follow them to learn more.
  • Talk Python Training - Python courses and tutorials for developers - [Talk Python Training] — Learn on-demand through high quality training videos. Our videos and additional resources are available 24/7 so you can learn what you need exactly when you need it.
  • AWS Scholarship - AWS Machine Learning Engineer — AWS and Udacity are collaborating to educate developers of all skill levels on machine learning concepts. We invite students 18 years of age or older who are interested in expanding their machine learning skills and expertise to enroll in the AWS Machine Learning Scholarship Program. The goal for this program is to up-level machine learning skills to all, and to cultivate the next generation of ML leaders across the world, with a focus on underrepresented groups. Through its We Power Tech Program, AWS collaborates with professional organizations that are leading initiatives to increase the diversity and talent in technical roles, including organizations like Girls In Tech and the National Society of Black Engineers.
  • The International Schools Podcast — Every two weeks we discuss all aspects of technology and life in International Schools. Brought to you by AppsEvents and Acer Education.