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Saturday, February 25, 2017
“Participate in Your Own PD”
Presenter: Brad Spirrison

We are very excited to be able to welcome back Brad Spirrison as our special guest presenter with some exciting updates on Participate . Professional development in the digital age is participatory in nature. Brad Spirrison returns to Classroom 2.0 LIVE to discuss how Participate helps educators define and engage in their own professional development through peer collaboration and review, and access to compelling resources.

Learn how Participate helps educators curate resources and ideas exchanged through chats, and host online courses, including topics such as global education and Edcamps. A proud B Corporation, Participate partners with schools, districts and educational organizations to rethink professional development, host blended learning courses and programs and provide ways to showcase and recognize new competencies learned.

Brad Spirrison is the Director of Platform Innovation with Participate. He holds a M.A. in Communication/Media Ecology from New York University’s School of Education, with a focus on the role in media and technology in early childhood education. He is a Chicago-based media expert and analyst who has served as a regular contributor to ABC News, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, NPR and dozens of other broadcast, print and new media outlets.

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On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you'll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “From Astronauts to Zimbabwe – the A to Z of Global collaboration” session with Steve Sherman. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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Several of our high school English teachers have been asking about automated writing scoring programs to help them score student essays.  I'd love to hear what others think about these kinds of programs or hear how they are being used in schools.  I…Continue

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Started by Jackie Brody in Help or Feedback Needed. Last reply by Jayashree Iyer yesterday. 1 Reply

I’m looking for professional development ideas around building teacher knowledge and confidence in teaching elementary math CCSS to students.  Our teachers need help in focusing on developing students understanding of math, not automaticity in…Continue

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Okay I am surprised that I did not get many replies on my earlier discussion about going 1:1 with netbooks.So I am trying a more specific question-Many existing 1:1 programs use tablet pcs but our community can not support the expense. We are going…Continue

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Hello everyone. I am a software developer who is working with a small team of educators in California to create new tools for teachers. Teachers enjoy making their own lesson plans… but updating and creating lessons is time consuming and unique…Continue

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En realidad esta lectura fue una de las más confusas al principio, la necesidad de repasarla una y otra vez fue muy necesaria. El lenguaje fue lo primero que tenía que comprender para entender el texto completamente. Lo primero que vino a mi mente…Continue


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