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Innovative Professional Learning Explored -- Recipes for Your Practice

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Wednesday, December 2, 2:15–3:05 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Camilla Gagliolo  
Kurt Klynen  

Join the Joy of Professional Learning team in exploring a multitude of professional learning strategies that will transform professional practice. We'll unpack new ideas with hands-on and minds-on activities that will model innovation in professional learning. Bring home recipes to transform your professional learning.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Twitter account and web browser.
Topic: Professional learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management and adult learning to improve professional practice.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to help model effective professional learning with a focus on teachers as learners. For all district level professional development coordinators our global team of professional learning experts will help lay the groundwork for a personalized plan to enhance districtwide goals and initiatives. Participants will leave with an exciting professional learning experience that is replicable in the classroom too. With our recipes from the Joy of Professional Learning Book Series, we will engage educators in learning and professional practice. Through the lens of the teacher as a learner first, this workshop provides a learning experience that we can use immediately to accelerate active, differentiated learning in the classrooms.


2 minutes - Introduction to the authors. 10 minutes - Overview of the Joy of Professional Learning Book series. 35 minutes - Interactive professional learning activities using recipes from the Joy of Professional Learning books. 25 minutes - Professional Learning Goals inspired by our recipes 5 minutes - Share and reflection, Q & A.

Supporting research

Seven Questions to Ask When Building a Teacher Professional Development Plan Edcamps: The New Professional Development The Power of Vulnerability in Professional Development

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Camilla Gagliolo, ISTE

Camilla Gagliolo is the senior director of event content at ISTE where she’s charged with planning the program for the ISTE Annual Conference & Expo as well as ISTE’s regional events. She’s worked as the instructional technology coordinator for Arlington Public Schools in Virginia, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students. Her passion for innovation in education has made her an international leader in implementing new technologies in all curriculum areas. Gagliolo has presented at numerous national and international conferences on technology integration, foreign and immersion language learning, digital portfolio creation, multimedia integration, and the use of emergent and mobile technologies in instructional environments. She’s also presented and led workshops on technology integration at international conferences, including the ISTE Conference & Expo, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) annual conference, the Educational Collaborative for International Schools Conference (ECIS) and the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC).

Kurt Klynen, Apple

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