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Summer has arrived! What are you doing for professional development over the summer? Are you reading any good books, following an expert on Facebook, or attending any conferences? I am taking part in my first MOOC. I can't wait to see what it's like from a students' perspective!

This thread was posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM ET by Miranda Byse.
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Re: Summer Professional Development

Hey Miranda,

I had to google MOOC to figure out what you were talking about?  How does that work?  How is it different from other on-line courses?

This was posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:57 PM ET by Tonya Smith.
Re: Re: Summer Professional Development

Hi Tonya,

MOOC is a massive open online course. It's free to register and participate in the class. I'm finding this to be a good and bad thing. It's great to get free information, but there's a wide level of participation and discussions can be out of sync. Do you have any experiences with online courses?

This was posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM ET by Miranda Byse.
Re: Summer Professional Development

I found a great article on suggested summer readings for teachers. It covers common core standards, teaching strategy, etc. Has anyone read any of the books on the list?


This was posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM ET by Miranda Byse.