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Digital PD 4 You is bi-monthly podcast that was created with the sole purpose of reminding educators to remember to take that time to “grow themselves”. Each podcast provides bite-size PD on a given topic, All you need is 20-minutes or less to increase your knowledge on a topic. Each topic is defined through the lens of research, suggestions for implementation are discussed, and ends with questions for listeners to reflect as they think through the process of integrating the topic into their current instructional practices.

Digital PD 4 Yo‪u‬ Jami FW

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Digital PD 4 You is bi-monthly podcast that was created with the sole purpose of reminding educators to remember to take that time to “grow themselves”. Each podcast provides bite-size PD on a given topic, All you need is 20-minutes or less to increase your knowledge on a topic. Each topic is defined through the lens of research, suggestions for implementation are discussed, and ends with questions for listeners to reflect as they think through the process of integrating the topic into their current instructional practices.

    Educator Reflection Tip #79: Is Your Online Instruction Inclusive?

    Educator Reflection Tip #79: Is Your Online Instruction Inclusive?

    I have been reflecting on my life and how we educated students prior to March 12, 2020. If asked to choose just one, I would say that I believe that the inclusiveness of online instructional environments still needs to be calibrated. These pursuits have been nothing short of amazing!! While excited, I can’t help but think about those students who may have been lost in the shuffle.  I must admit that I worry about students with exceptional needs during this time. My fear is that we are spending so much time attempting to synchronize and calibrate what online instruction looks like we haven’t devoted enough attention towards personalizing and differentiating instruction within the online environment. Norman Kunc notes that when inclusive education is fully embraced, we abandon the idea that children have to become “normal” in order to contribute to the world. We begin to look beyond typical ways of becoming valued members of the community, and in doing so begin to realize the achievable goal of providing all children with an authentic sense of belonging. This episode focuses on strategies teachers and schools could use to ensure that we have included processes and strategies which meet the needs of all levels of learners. Come along and reflect with me as you think through your current processes and consider the strategies I am proposing for you. 



    Here are a few of the Resources/References you could use to deepen your knowledge. Direct links are included in the accompaning post for this episode at https://digitalpd4you.com/2021/02/27/educator-reflection-tip-79-is-your-online-instruction-inclusive/

    Here’s What Happens When Every Child Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

    Defining Learning Disabilities

    What are Classrooms Like for Students with Disabilities

    Helping Students with learning disabilities

    Teaching Students with Disabilities: Perceptions of a First-Year Teacher

    Personalized Learning for Every Student

    An Operationalized Learning of Personalized Learning

    Edutopia-3 Myths about Personalized Learning


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    • 16 min
    Educator Reflection Tips, Volume II: A Look Inside

    Educator Reflection Tips, Volume II: A Look Inside

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Digital PD 4 You Podcast! This BONUS episode gives listeners a sneak peak at my latest project, Volume II of the Educator Reflection Tips book series. I take a deep dive into five of the ten topics included in the book, pose thought-provoking questions to help you figure out if these are topics that you have been grappling with over the past few months. As you listen, be sure to note which topics you are most interested in so that you can read them first after purchasing your copy. Unlike most series, my books do not have to be read cover to cover. These choose your own path books afford educators the unique opportunity to choose their own path for instructional improvement. Go ahead!! Come on and begin the journey with me. 

    Volume II of the Book series can be purchased by visiting bit.ly/EdReflect2. 
    Volume I of the Book series is available at bit.ly/EdReflect1. 
    Other resources for this episode can be found by visiting DigitalPD4You.com 


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    • 9 min
    Educator Reflection Tips #78-Are you reluctant to pursue your personal goals?

    Educator Reflection Tips #78-Are you reluctant to pursue your personal goals?

    As we embark on another year that will be filled with uncertainty and unsual circumstances, I began to reflect on the #oneword that I would use to remind me of the personal goals that I set for myself. For a number of years, I have set personal goals, but have quickly found myself pushing them to the side to pursue professional goals. Think about the goals that you have set over the past couple of years. Have you been reluctant to pursue personal goals? If so, why do you think you continue to push them to the side. We will explore this question and so many others as I discuss my personal reflective journey and overcome my reluctance to work towards accomplishing personal goals that I set for myself. Below you will find a link to resources which can be used to help you find your one word for the year, strengthen your knowledge about the pursuit of goals, as well as other resources that could be used to improve goal-setting. As always, thanks for listening to Digital PD 4 You and I will see you in a couple of weeks for Season #2. 



    Link to resources: https://digitalpd4you.com/2020/12/31/educator-reflection-tip-78-what-goals-have-you-been-relunctant-to-pursue/


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    • 29 min
    Educator Reflection Tip #77: Reconsidering the Gradual Release Process

    Educator Reflection Tip #77: Reconsidering the Gradual Release Process

    Pearson and Gallager (1983) coined the term "gradual release" to describe an instructional process which prepares students to steadily take more and more ownership of their learning. These authors outlined a four-step process to be used within the classroom setting. As more and more schools  adopt hybrid or remote learning models, educators will need to reconsider what this process looks like for students, especially in virtual settings. This episode will not only assist you with digging deeper and reflecting on your own implementation, but will introduce the "BRACE" model that I used in the classroom with students. As always, I will also attach a link to additional resources which can be used to further enhance your knowledge and assist you with outlining your virtual gradual release process. 



    Link to additional resources: https://digitalpd4you.com/?s=and+gradual+release

    Be sure to visit and follow Digital PD 4 You so that you can stay abreast of additional resources and stay informed when new episodes are published. Stay safe!!! See you in a couple of weeks!!!!


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    • 21 min
    Educator Reflection Tip #76: The Art of Self-Reflection

    Educator Reflection Tip #76: The Art of Self-Reflection

    How often do you think about your level of expertise in the classroom? More importantly, what steps are you using to self-reflect on your instructional practice? This week’s episode takes you on a journey through the four stages of self-reflection, provides you with steps to help you integrate them into your current practices, and includes additional resources which will help you continue to improve teaching and learning in your classroom. We welcome you to also visit DigitalPD4You.com where you will find more tips and resources.

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    • 21 min
    Educator Reflection Tip: Are you using a trauma-informed educator approach towards behavior?

    Educator Reflection Tip: Are you using a trauma-informed educator approach towards behavior?

    Educators will learn about the research related to non-clinical trauma informed practices and strategies for crafting a social & emotional well-being plan for their classroom. This week’s top comes from Chapter 11 of my book, Educator Reflection Tips: How often do you reflect on your practice? The book is available on Amazon and can be previewed at amzn.to/34rDetBamzn.to/34rDetB or purchased on Kindle for only $9.95.

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    • 26 min

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